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Eamon Bloomfield
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This is almost as much a mechanical toy as a game, being centred around two plastic golfers. Each of the figures, which are approximately 4" high, is very well moulded and stands on its own base. Fixed to the base between the legs of the golfers is a metal contraption, consisting of a spring-loaded lever which causes a socket in the front to rotate.

Each golfer has a set of three clubs, a driver, a wedge and a putter. These clubs are so designed as to fit into the sockets, and by depressing the level the club head is raised and when the lever is released the club swings down and through and hopefully hits the ball situated in front of the golfer.

The box also contains a 'green' which is a raised, flat area covered with a soft, fluffy material, with a hole near the centre, a flag on a stick, two bunkers and a lake, do-it-yourself trees all moulded from strong plastic, and a bag of 22 balls, plus a pad of score cards and a rule sheet.

As the title of the game suggests, it is to be played on the carpet and the manufacturers quite correctly point out that they mean carpet and not a cloth-covered table as only the former gives a realistic flight and bounce to the small, plastic balls.

Each player sets up a hole in turn. Then the players use a golfer and set of clubs to propel a ball from tee to the hole in as few strokes as possible, observing the normal rules of golf as far as possible.

Apart from the luck of the bounce, it is a game requiring practice to improve one’s skill providing one can last the pace, crawling around the floor.

Unfortunately it is rather difficult to place the figures conveniently to remove the ball from a bunker, and the green is too 'shaggy' to be really accurate. Also if the spring breaks it would be almost impossible to replace and would thus render the golfer useless.

Carpet Golf is a well presented game and is more likely to appeal to the younger members of the family.
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