Thanks to TheWhig.com for their local news report discussing the massive popularity of U.S. arcade game Golden Tee Golf
. According to the piece, "Since Golden Tee was released in 1996, at least 100,000 machines have popped up in bars and restaurants across North America."
Unsurprisingly, the game developers suggest: "I think you'll find many players who say they're better after three or four beers."
But drinking and golfing leads to danger, since the control method is "..a track ball that is half submerged in the machine.. the faster the ball spins, the further the shot flies. Sometimes, eager golfers put a little too much oomph on their drives. The Brass, a popular Golden Tee hangout on Princess Street, has had three players accidentally smash their hands through the video screens on both of the bar's machines."