Every year at the Yale University Golf Course in New Haven Connecticut, the world's fattest golfers gather to compete in the 'Fatty Open', brainchild of the clubs obese chef, Dave Horton.
Horton came up with the idea in 1997 while playing the course one day with a friend who pointed out some other fat people; Horton said "let's have a tournament for them!"
The tournament itself is more about being fat and food than golf. It's mainly just some fun with proceeds going to the Universities psychiatric institute to help fund the study of none other than eating disorders.
The tournament has fat people roll in from all over the US, however no women have yet to enter. Golfers are weighed in by a forklift before the one day competition begins, with fines going to players that are under 250 pounds. Prizes are given to the player with the highest blood pressure, like 5kg's of peperoni and everyone gets a goody bag which contains Oreos, Slim Jims and a pack of Alka-Seltzer. Heaviest foursome wins 20kgs of butter. Other competitions during the tournament include 'closest to buffet' in which case the winner receives a microwave, in the advent of a tie, closest to the mayonnaise jar wins.
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