Golf Course Adds A 26-Foot-Tall Roaring T-Rex Robot, Pisses Off Pro Tour

Meet Jeff, the giant dinosaur on the course at the Australian PGA Championship.

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The Australian PGA Championship begins tomorrow at the Palmer Coolum Resort in Queensland, where some of the best golfers in the world will have to navigate an unusual hazard — a 26-foot-tall mechanical T-Rex named Jeff.

According to the AP, Jeff the T-Rex is situated between the ninth green and tenth tee, and “flips its tail and opens its mouth to unleash a menacing roar when anyone approaches.” Jeff will be powered down during the tournament.

Predictably, the Australian PGA is pissed off, and will be moving next year’s tournament to a new course after 11 years at the Palmer Coolum Resort.

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3. The owner of the course, billionaire Clive Palmer, wants to turn the resort into a theme park with more dinosaurs, and even a replica of the Titanic.

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In sum: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates Australian John Hammond. Australian John Hammond destroys sanctity of golf.

The dinosaur will be a massive distraction for the entirety of the weekend, but Adam Scott and Greg Norman will cope with it, because golf, uh, finds a way.

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