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Noisy Jeff is a dino-sore point for PGA

Press conference at the Palmer Resort, Coolum for the PGA. The dinosaur looks over the golf resort. Photo:Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Press conference at the Palmer Resort, Coolum for the PGA. The dinosaur looks over the golf resort. Photo:Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

IT IS not its size - nearly nine metres high. It is not its fangs - there are many. And it is definitely not that it is prehistoric that nearly caused an upset at one of Australia's premier golfing events.

It is that Clive Palmer's mammoth dinosaur standing outside his Palmer Coolum Resort moves ... and makes dinosaur noises.

The life-size T-rex, which engulfs the area in front of the resort, became a dino-sore point for golfing officials.

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PGA Australia chief Brian Thorburn said the dinosaur could not be seen front the ninth hole and would not interfere with the golf, but "we were concerned it made noises and moved".

"We sought assurances about that and they were given very quickly without debate," he said.

"So we have got an agreement from the resort that it will be turned off during the tournament."

But after the tournament the dinosaur will be allowed to "wow tourists and locals alike".

The Palmer Coolum Resort has sent out a press release advising of Jeff the dinosaur's official "launch".

Residents have been invited to join in a morning of fun and free entertainment on Tuesday and meet the "first of many Jurassic beasts to take residence at the Sunshine Coast tourism icon".

While the dinosaur is big, it was not the biggest problem which threatened to make this year's tournament extinct.

It was the 60 signs painted on the grass and around the golf course perimeter advertising Mr Palmer's resort.

Topics:  clive palmer, dinosaur, palmer coolum resort, pga




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