This giant dino is your favorite golfing buddy

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  • Australian resort features a 26-foot T-rex replica on golf course
  • Palmer Coolum Resort is the host site of the Australian PGA Championship
Imagine trying to sink a putt with a 26-foot Tyrannosaurus rex standing over your shoulder.

As if golf isn't hard enough, imagine trying to sink a putt with a 26-foot Tyrannosaurus rex standing over your shoulder (not a real one of course, that would just be silly). At the Palmer Coolum Resort in Queensland, Australia, all of this can be a reality when you meet the fully-functional dino replica just off the ninth hole.

The dinosaur's name is Jeff, and he is the brainchild of Aussie billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer. Palmer, who owns the resort, has even bigger plans for the future. He wants to turn the resort into a theme park by adding at least 160 more Jeff-sized Jurassic replicas.  Oh by the way, this also happens to be the home of the Australian PGA championship.
 
Not surprisingly, this has not gone over well with the PGA. They have decided to end their 11-year partnership with the golf course, making this the last year Coolum will host the Championship. Was the decision dino-related? Unclear. PGA of Australia CEO Brian Thorburn says the decision hinged on sponsorship issues, and the PGA is "sorry to be leaving."
 
Now, Jeff the mechanical dinosaur has gone where all extinct, unwanted characters go: Twitter. The Australian PGA Championship is going on right now, and if you want to show your support for Jeff during this difficult time, you can follow him here.
 

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