Picture: Golf course in China offers $1M for ace.

Getting a hole-in-one in golf is one of the hardest things to accomplish in sports. For some, it’s happened numerous times. Well what if I told you that you could win $1 million just for getting an ace? Sounds easy right?

Wrong. There’s a course in China that would love to give you one mill for an ace however, it’s on one of the toughest holes you’ll ever see. Not only is it a very difficult shot, it’s also one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever see in your lifetime. Can you handle the pressure?

Here’s the picture of it:

Whoa, wh-WOAH! So. Flippin. BEAUTIFUL!!

Whoa, wh-WOAH! So. Flippin. BEAUTIFUL!!

So what do you think? Do you think you could pull it off? Maybe get it close? Or would you get distracted by the heights and the beautiful scenery? Leave YOUR thoughts in the comments below!

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Video: Rapper Caleb C puts out another hit golf song

The little homie, Caleb C is at it again! The young rap star has put out another classic golf song and this one is his biggest to date. It features LoudMouth golf DJ and producer to artists such as rapper Bubba Sparxx, DJ Maximus. Caleb has put together a few golf rap videos which usually showcases him on the course playing as he’s rapping about certain aspects of the game. Another usual scene is Caleb in his studio rocking Beats by Dre headphones and rapping though the mic.

Since the video was uploaded to YouTube just a couple of weeks ago, it has already received a whopping 67,444 views and continues to rise.

Here’s the latest video of the young MC, Caleb C:

In my opinion, the coolest thing about the video was the fact that they used footage of golfers from all over the country and the world taking swings and showing off the great game. That’s one of the more unique things you’ll ever see in a music video and they executed it to perfection.

Golf is more than a sport, it’s a community, a family, and when I see footage of all these different golfers from around the world, I think “Man, we floatin’ in the same boat!”. Of course, the boat has to be big enough for all of us and our golf clubs! Our boat would be cool.

It would have putting greens, and driving nets all over. A golf cruise! These guys are helping to bring a cool vibe to golf and that’s what I LOVE to see. I remember going out on the range with Converse shoes and another day wearing some AND 1 basketball sneakers!

I’ll usually wear more proper attire on the course but when I’m off, I put my flat brim hat on backwards, throw on my chain, and head out the door swagged out and that’s what I like about Caleb C because he’s bringing that “cool” factor into golf while still being family friendly and that’s just fantastic.

Shout out to Caleb’s father Justin for kindly sharing the video with me! You can follow Caleb and friends @Ilovegolfvideo on Twitter! They are a great follow!

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7-year old predicts 2016 US Ryder Cup Roster

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So, it’s been 16 days since the Ryder Cup in which the Europeans won again for the eighth time out of 10 events and all of the drama surrounding the U.S. team seems to never go away, or at least other media outlets believe it won’t go away. But on a more fun note, a young man who is 7-years old decided to create his roster for the 2016 Ryder Cup and the list is not too shabby. Michael Hurley, who you can follow on Twitter @mbhurley72, is the father of the kid.

Here’s his son’s roster:

Kevin Na
-Jimmy Walker
Bubba Watson
Jordan Spieth
-Keegan Bradley
-Jim Furyk
-Gary Woodland
Billy Horschel
Ryan Moore
Brandt Snedeker
Chris Kirk
Matt Kuchar

I like this roster for the most part and the little dude made some nice choices. However, where’s Rickie Fowler? I’d put him back in the mix. Kevin Na would have been a great choice a few years ago when he was one of the best putters in the world. I love the Gary Woodland pick. Gary is one of most consistent putters on short putts which is very key when you’re in a major tournament like the Ryder Cup. If he gets all of his shots close, then most likely his putts will fall.

I bet a ton of people will agree with the picks of Kirk and Horschel and I do too! Chris Kirk, I feel is the one guy who can give Rory Mcilroy a run for his money and one of the few guys that could make him nervous. Chris arguably has one the best swings on Tour.

Billy Horschel would bring and energy and game that Keegan couldn’t bring. Billy put up some nasty numbers in the FedEx Cup playoffs and could have easily squeaked in on the Ryder Cup team.

I’d definitely bring back Matt Kuchar and I’d most certainly get Brand Snedeker back on the team because although he’s a nice guy, he’s a very tough player. He played through an injury at the Masters and almost won the darn thing for God’s sake! He was also a part of the Medinah team that almost won it so I’d take Brandt in a heartbeat.

Finally, I’d probably get Brendan Todd on the team with is amazing putting.

Overall, the team looks great! Maybe Michael’s son needs to be a next captain? Hmmmm.

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Credit: Golfweek

Video: This may be the greatest golfer to ever play the game

This might be the best golfer I have ever seen personally. Even better than Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. His name is Brian and he is the master of any and every shot you can think of. Feel free to watch and be enlightened by Brian’s greatness.

Keep your head up Brian! We were all as amazing as you were once! Heck, I could sure use some more practice myself! Never give up, because golf is one of the best sports out there, helps clear your mind and it makes you look cool too!

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Video: Ian Poulter sells his home for $1.3 million

Although Ian Poulter has never been a world number one or won a major, he’s still one of the world’s most popular golfers with over one million followers on Twitter. He also has been known for his fire and passion for Ryder Cup and match play events. Well, the outspoken European is selling his old mansion according to his Twitter handle and he’s looking for a pretty high amount of cheddar cheese.

Here’s his tweet:

Man, I think he’s looking for more than just the cheddar cheese. I think he wants the whole sandwich! Now, if it was a chicken sandwich then I’d definitely throw some hot sauce on it!

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Video: Rory Mcilroy putts into bunker on “Road Hole”

Wow! How often does this happen? Let alone for the best golfer on the planet? Well, Rory Mcilroy hit his putt into a bunker, yes you heard me right. The world’s best putted into a bunker. He did it on one of the most iconic holes in the world on St. Andrews’ 17th “Road Hole”. See it for yourself below!

Now, a lot of players tend to putt off the greens at St. Andrews just because it’s possible to do and many have made putts off the greens. That’s what makes St. Andrews such a fun course to play. Wide fairways, bunkers all over, roller coaster greens, etc. Let’s take this video as a lesson though. Don’t putt from off the green when the bunker is practically right in front of your face!

Hit me up on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio and as always leave your thoughts below in the comments!

Listen: Golf journalist crashes car during interview on radio

Well, here it is. The craziest thing you’ll listen to alll day! Former golfer, now golf journalist Mark Allen called in to Kevin Bartlett’s radio show to talk Ryder Cup when all of sudden his car crashed. Thankfully nobody was hurt and Bartlett, who is a former Aussie Rules Football star, surprisingly handled the situation pretty well although he was still shocked mentioning how that’s never happened before.

Take a listen for yourself:

So what do y’all thin about this? Pretty insane right? One of the last things you want to happen on the air is someone getting into an accident while you’re doing an interview. Again, thankfully Allen is OK but let this be a lesson to you. If you ever have the opportunity of getting invited to call into a radio show, make sure you stop the car! I don’t care who it is, even if it’s Matt Adams of Sirius XM Radio (Dude’s a beast)!

It’s all good Mark!

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Video: Jamie Sadlowski hits 331 yard tee shot…from his knees

Jamie Sadlowski is the longest hitter in all of golf. He is a World Re/Max Long Drive champion and at 5″10 and 165 pounds, this dude is a Canadian tee ball machine. His latest piece of “wow”? A 331 yard drive…from his knees! Seeing is believing soooo I’ll just leave this here for you to view yourself.

Amazing isn’t it? I’ve been a big fan of Jamie ever since I heard about him some years ago. If anybody’s going to grow the great sport of long driving then it’s most certainly this guy. He is one of those guys who makes golf cool.

When he’s hitting 400+ yard drives, you know you’re a beast. From the knees though?? 331 yards?? A lot of us can’t even hit 300 yards while standing in the perfect posture!

The one thing that’s helped Jamie from what I could tell is his massive swing speed. Being strong is great but this dude relies on his speed and that is crucial for long drives.

Bobby Jones once said that you can build strength simply from hitting a bunch of balls at the range (And sometimes you might hit more than just golf balls if your clubs flies out of your hands). It would be an absolute thrill to see Jamie play on the PGA Tour.

He’d hit ever green under regulation! Who knows how many majors he could win but then again, golf courses can be a pain man. Y’all think it’s just land sitting there that’s not doing anything to you and then BOOM! Bites you in the be-hind!

Trust me bro, I know that feel! Meanwhile, Jamie’s just going to keep being awesome!

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Must See: Golfer of First Tee wins tournament with albatross

Wow! How often do you see this ladies and gentlemen? First Tee student and high school senior Chritopher Meyers hit an albatross on the iconic 18th hole at Pebble Beach to win the Nature Valley First Tee Open. Christopher, just hoping to win the tournament with an eagle ended up getting much more than expected. He got more than just one bird!

He was teamed up with golf legend Lee Janzen who witnessed the shot for his own-self. This shot will definitely go down in golf history because according to Golf News Net, that was the first albatross ever recorded at Pebble’s 18th hole. The greats of the game are all like “Man! He did better on the 18th did we did!” Here’s the video below.

Christopher will be going to Stanford to play golf which as we know is a very popular school of choice for high school golfers. I remember being in the first tee as a player/mentor and will say that it was a great experience and I HIGHLY recommend it if you have kids or are a kid yourself.

You learn how to use golf as a way to learn life skills. It’s quite a cool program and your kid could have opportunities to play in the Nature Valley First Tee Open if they make it.

First Tee students also are given other great golf related opportunities and I can’t say enough about what a great job they’ve done with it! You should check out their website at TheFirstTee.org!

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Europe wins Ryder Cup yet again, why US has bright future

Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler

Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler

On Sunday, the European squad once again proved why they are the world’s most powerful golf continent. They beat the US squad 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 in what at first looked like it was going to be a back and forward battle but in the end, the Euros pulled away. The singles matches’ battle between Rory Mcilroy and Rickie looked to be one for the ages but it turned out that Rory was too much for Rickie.

Rickie had a great round and still lost by a few holes thanks to Rory’s 64 on the Sunday round. There were other Sunday that looked to be interesting as well. Those being Furyk/Garcia, Spieth/McDowell (Which didn’t disappoint), Reed/Stenson (Also was good), and Kaymer/Watson seemed like it might of had potential but I thought Bubba just wasn’t playing well all weekend.

If it was the Bubba that won two Masters titles then it would have been just as good of a battle as Fowler/Mcilroy and would have been an instant classic. Arguably, the highlight of the day was Kaymer’s hole out to beat Watson and help seal the Cup once again for their eighth title in 10 events.

Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker all shined for the Americans however but it just wasn’t enough. The Euro stars showed up and Gleneagles proved to be a great course layout for the golfers.

Scotland also did a wonderful job of once again proving why it is the “Home of Golf” and was just the perfect fit for the game’s most intense tournament. The crowds were loud and proud as expected.

The Ryder Cup crowds never disappoint and they came out yelling like they were at a soccer match or college football game and the seats were filled with blue/yellow and red/white/blue. To be honest, I didn’t really catch the TV coverage but I did hear it on the radio and I thought their coverage was outstanding.

They had a full golf broadcasting team of all-stars and they did such a great job of reeling me in to the action that was on the course. I know some like to underestimate golf on the radio but it’s one of best coverages you’ll get in sports. Listening to The Masters and the Ryder Cup on the radio is quite a treat.

The roars of the crowds are louder, the broadcasters are much more intense and you can hear the smack of the clubs so well. They did an excellent job of painting the picture of what the players are seeing and feeling. Although the Americans lost, there’s still a lot of things to feel excited about moving forward into the next Ryder Cup.

Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth clearly proved that they’re the young rising stars in American golf, Jimmy Walker just looks to get better and better and a guy like Matt Kuchar is in his prime. The future is bright with all of these talented players coming out of college and the Web.com Tour.

Not only that but the old school players are still kickin’ it like Jim Furyk who had an incredible year from a statistical standpoint. If you just went by his numbers, he was by far the best player on that US squad and not a bad player to have at all. He can still dial it in from afar and can hit soft, yet beautiful tee shots that land in the fairway.

Rickie Fowler is the young face of American golf right now. He is to the US what Rory is to Europe and with his unbelievable display at the majors despite not winning, that’s something to feel good about.

Bubba Watson who for a short time looked like he might have been the new face of American golf with his amazing Masters displays the last few years but recently he’s been quiet, at least on the course. He still gets major attention but hasn’t played very well lately unfortunately because Bubba is one of the funnest players to watch on Tour which solidifies his major popularity.

Still a good sign for the Americans regardless because if Bubba can play like he does at The Masters then he’s one of the most dangerous players in the world. I can’t say enough about the kids, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.

Both very mature for their ages and just go out their and give it their all. As much as Patrick can get under people’s skin a little bit, he’s not even close to a bad dude. Do you hear anything bad about him off the course? Nope. He’s always cool to the media, gives intelligent answers and just goes out their and plays golf.

He also has a bit of fire to him as well which is awesome. Jordan, we already know he’s a good dude. Although kinda quiet, he goes out their and rips you to shreds. He kinda has the attitude of a young Jason Dufner. Cool, calm and collected, for the most part.

Fowler, Reed and Spieth are America’s big three young guns and I feel Fowler is the perfect leader of the three because he is one of the classiest guys in all of golf and handles himself so well. He’s also just a fun guy to talk to as well.

I see Rickie as like an older brother to Reed and Spieth (Although Reed is only a year younger) because of the experience Rickie has already gained. He just finished his second Ryder Cup already and it wouldn’t shock anybody if he was selected again in 2016. Who knows, by that time, he’ll probably have a couple of majors under his belt.

Matt Kuchar just keeps getting better and has an incredible attitude on the course. He doesn’t let things faze him, he puts a smile on and keeps going and then he kicks your butt. If there’s anybody who’s an inspiration when it comes to his attitude, it’s a guy like Kuch and a guy like Zach Johnson who some consider “THE nicest guy in all of golf” and both play very well. Once Zach is in the zone, his clubs turn into lazers as accurate as he can be.

Jimmy Walker who has had a couple of very solid years is definitely in his prime plus he has the experience to go along with it. J-Walk can be one of those rare all-around players when he’s zoned in out on the course. Can’t expect anything less from Jimmy in the coming years, look to see him win some more.

Keegan is Keegan. He’s been somewhat quiet but as young as he is, don’t be surprised to see him join the young studs like Spieth, Reed, and Fowler. Heck, Keegan is the only one of the four to have won a major so far (Won the PGA Championship as a ROOKIE)! So, there’s no doubt Keegan will be fine.

Can’t forget about guys like the always entertaining Billy Horschel who a lot and I mean A LOT of people thought should have been selected to the Ryder Cup team but he’s a guy who I feel can be a monster for the Americans in future Ryder Cups.

Chris Kirk, who arguably has one of the most beautiful looking golf swings in the world is also a guy to look out for. He literally took down the world’s best in Rory Mcilroy in the FedEx Cup playoffs and that alone speaks volumes. His swing is so pure that it seems like he could nail every fairway and green. I think the world may start getting used to Chris Kirk’s name pretty soon.

Gary Woodland is another guys who’s played pretty well lately and is a machine on those critical close putts. If he can hit his greens and gets them close, he’ll beat you nine times out of 10.

Overall, the Americans have a lot of positives to look at going into the future. The Ryder Cup team in a couple of years could be one of the best we may see in long, long time. If you’re an American golf fan, you should be very excited about what’s coming because we’re in a time where the young stars are rising while some of the veterans are still in their prime and this is a time we should definitely cherish.

Raise your golf flags America!

Team USA. Lookin'....tough...  Credit: SI.com

Team USA. Lookin’….tough…
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