I talked about golf using the viral chatbot ChatGPT. The results blew my mind


ChatGPT can talk golf for days, maybe even years.


If you haven’t already heard or read about humanoid chatbots chat-You soon will. launched in november, Lots of comments about the robot It’s like a combination of Google and Alexa, except way more engaging: a know-it-all search engine with which you can have engaging conversations. According to its developer, Open AIa small San Francisco company that Microsoft has poured billions into, the application’s “dialog format allows ChatGPT to answer follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises and reject inappropriate requests.”

it’s a Jetsons stuff and then some.

ChatGPT is not only bright but also creative. He will write you an original poem or rap lyrics on any topic you choose. Add “explain like I’m 5” to any of your queries, and it will break down complex topics into general terms. on Monday, the The New York Times mentioned About the alarming number of college students who have used ChatGPT’s generative intelligence—and their knack for producing clean, authoritative prose—to write articles for them.

Before you know it, the bot will replace your golf buddies.

We’re kidding. (We think.)

Master’s program selection in 2023 from ChatGPT. Did you hear here first!


But the app’s deep knowledge of seemingly every topic got us thinking: How much does ChatGPT know about… golf? Likes, Is that true Flag. From swing tips to course design to current events on the PGA Tour, can a bot have a lengthy, insightful conversation about the game?

Tuesday morning, I found out. First, I installed the ChatGPT app – called Genie – on my iPhone. (You can get a 3-day free trial; after that, plans vary from $6.99 per week to $99.99 per year. You can also try a web-based version of the bot here.) After that, I started writing on a variety of golf topics, from Tiger vs. Jack (which, by the way, has Its AI-powered chatbot is in the works) to the rise of LIV Golf to Ben Hogan’s legendary ‘secret’. The results were amazing, or at least I thought they were.

You can read my conversation with ChatGPT in full below, or if you’re limited on time, here are 5 quick points:

1. ChatGPT blew my mind

A bot knows pretty much everything, in the same way the internet does, but presents that knowledge in a more digestible form and often with flair or whim. It’s not perfect – LIV Golf interpreted it as “live” golf and said Tiger Woods hasn’t won a major since 2013 – but the humility when it misses is lovely. (Sorry for the misspelling speth.) Also, the sheer amount of application Do you Quickly see if you are covering any blind spots.

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2. ChatGPT is a huge fan of Tiger

You can read below for more color but the robot is bullish on Woods, even in his injured condition, which is in keeping with the generally sunny robot behavior. As he told me when we were discussing Woods, “I think there’s always hope for a positive outcome, no matter the circumstances.”

3. ChatGPT wants to attend masters

I’m not sure how that works, but if anyone can make it happen, it is Augusta National.

4. ChatGPT has a lot of good tips for improving your game

This is perhaps not surprising given the number of slide tips, three-stroke elixirs, and swing speed tutorials out there on the web, but the speed with which the bot provides wisdom in a conversational way is impressive.

5. ChatGPT has hot golf

The bot does not seek a sideways stance on issues, but when pressed will open that up. Most overrated golfer? Will LIV survive? Does the tiger have more major victories in it? On these topics and more, ChatGPT did not disappoint.

Here’s our full conversation:

Alan Pastel editor

As Executive Editor of, Bastable is responsible for the editorial direction and voice of one of the game’s most respected and widely read news sites and services. He wears many hats—editing, writing, thinking, developing, daydreaming for a day breaking 80—and feels privileged to work with an insanely talented and hardworking group of writers, editors, and producers. Before taking over at, he was the Features Editor at GOLF Magazine. A graduate of the University of Richmond and Columbia Journalism College, he lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

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