Golden Tee goliath prepares for golfing gold

Coinslot - Golden Tee andy Haas
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In the good old U S of A a fully grown adult man is preparing to defend his title as champion of an arcade machine first released in 1989.

 

The coin-operated Golden Tee became ubiquitous in drinking establishments soon after it came out in 1989.

In the early 2000s, technology allowed players to compete with each other for prize money on machines linked by phone lines.

Since 2005, players in the U.S. and Canada have been connected by the internet, which makes it possible for them to win money from each other in real time every day.

Now Andy Haas is taking his carpel tunneled hands to vegas for the national championship where he aims to scoop $10,000, which seems scant consolation for spending the last 13 years of his adult life playing an 80s golf arcade game.


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