• Short Summary

    A huge inflated balloon is the latest answer to London's overcrowded golf courses.

    Engineer Mike Thompson?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Exterior gold dome (2 shots)
    0.11

    2.
    CU Ball zoom out to GV instructor explaining technique of computer golf to pupil.
    0.34

    3.
    CU Slide projectors
    0.38

    4.
    CU Ball instructor speaking
    1.36


    HUMPHREY ARBER:



    "Right Miss. Neilsen this is a game we invented. I am sure you haven't seen it in your native Denmark. Now the bill is teed up for you and the picture of the fairway is on the screen. Now just hit the ball as if you were on the golf course straight at the screen will you?"



    ARBER:



    "Now you hit that ball a hundred yards up the middle of the fairway you have got 95 left. Now if you play the same shot to the middle of the green you should reach the green now and be on the green in two. Good shot, you have just reached the green spot eight. Now you attempt to hole out on the green in spot eight. Bad luck, so you'll have to settle for four, one over par."




    Initials SC/2005 SC/2039



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A huge inflated balloon is the latest answer to London's overcrowded golf courses.

    Engineer Mike Thompson had the idea when he saw dome tents being used for indoor tennis. He thinks outdoor driving ranges have not succeeded in Britain because of the weather.

    Mr. Thompson's tent is 85 yards (77 metres) long. According to the experts, a bad shot can be spotted over this distance. There are two levels, and 30 players can use the tent.

    Mr. Thompson erected the tent near London's White City on a piece of land smaller than the average soccer pitch. It cost $50,000 to build. Under top professional Humphrey Arber, players are paying a total of GBP 700 ($1500 U.S.) a week to use it.

    This film includes a statement by Mr. Humphrey Arber. A transcription appears below.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8I48T2DDXW88MWF9CE54V7SUM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8I48T2DDXW88MWF9CE54V7SUM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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