GOPHER HOLE (WALKER ART CENTER)

LOCUS’ contribution to the Walker Art Center’s Mini Golf Course challenged golfers to combine chance, putting skill, and physical analysis.  The hole began with a spirited putt up an inclined pipe into an elevated centripetal cone. As the ball spiraled around the cone, hypnotizing many a duffer, it increased in velocity before dropping into one of two subterranean gopher burrows.  Pop! the ball jumped out of the gopher holes below.  Golfers had to then avoid gopher holes and sand traps to try to make par.  The hole was featured on the Walker’s course for two years.