Archive for 29 November, 2016

Check out this amazing Tiger Woods press conference bingo board

Tiger Woods is returning to golf once again. And although it may seem to be a broken record, we can still take a look at some of Woods’ best quotes at press conferences.

Only, this is not your ordinary way of doing so. How about showing off Woods’ pressers in bingo board style?

That’s right. Twitter user Ari Marcus shared the amazing board online. Take a look.

Now, if only, “activate the glutes” was included on the board. Now, that would be dope, and would put a little bow on it.

Nonetheless, great job Ari. And welcome back Mr. Woods.

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Source: Golf Digest 

Look how brutally close Jim Furyk came to a hole-in-one

Jim Furyk has always been a player to wow us, whether it’s through his great play, or for his really close calls at winning tournaments or hitting amazing shots. Well, he added this gorgeous shot to his long resume of “close, but not close enough” moments.

The shot on the par-3 looked great, and even the broadcasters thought it was going to probably go in. But, the beautiful shot fell just short of an ace for the man who shot both a 59 and a 57 in his career.

But you see, one of the things that makes golf great, is that we can relate in a lot of ways with the pros. I’m sure most of us have had our share of close calls, whether it’s a near ace, or a 40 foot putt falling short, we can all have the same moments, good or bad.

We can’t all hit home runs in baseball, or dunk a basketball or have the physical ability to play football, but we all are capable of hitting the same shots as the pros. Sure, we aren’t as unbelievable as they are, but we all have a much more realistic chance of getting a hole-in-one, or hitting a long putt, just like the pros.

Sadly, none of us are going to be Miguel Angel Jimenez anytime soon (arguably the master of the hole-in-one) and Furyk found that out the hard way. Still can’t go wrong with over 20 worldwide wins, a major championship, both, a 59 and a 58(!) to his credit.

Not too shabby sir. Not too shabby at all.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I’ll be daydreaming about my first ace! You can also read my work at Pro Golf Now, and if you’re a basketball fan, you can read my work at SportsTownChicago.com, as I cover the Windy City Bulls D-League squad!

WATCH: Tour pro hits bank shot off of TV camera, hits the green

This is the type of thing you’d normally see in the wonderful sport of streetgolf. But, even on the PGA Tour, we may see shots that are totally out of the ordinary and this one is a keeper.

Ryan Brehm hit his shot from the fairway, and it ended up bouncing right off the camera that was filming him. The ball then bounces on the green, although it left him with a tricky putt.

Regardless, that’s still really impressive, to be able to hit with such precision. And then, being able to nail the green.

Although it was by accident, it was still amazing. Good job Ryan!

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You won’t believe how difficult it is to play professional mini-golf

Matt Male, 2015 Mini-Golf Masters champion, works extremely hard to be the best in the world at his craft. He does it well, and his yardage book looks almost like a PGA Tour one, as you can see in the video.

Male used to play the traditional sport regularly, but when he found out that his putting was so much better than his other skills, he made a little switch. He went all out with his putter, and is now one of the best mini-golf players in the world.

Mini-golf has always been a highly popular activity for more over 100 years. But lately, it seems as if the professional side of the sport has since grew and continues to rise.

Over the last two years at least, we’ve been hearing about these amazing putters and their stories as they try to chase the coveted Mini-Golf Masters green jacket. Male spends up to 10 hours a day (!!) studying the design of a course before the tournament begins.

He also uses a long putter which is very interesting. It’s the first time we’ve probably ever seen anybody use a long putter playing mini-golf but it definitely works for Male who earned his major title.

For the record, I like long putters. I don’t use one anymore, but on my free time I might putt around with it a bit.

Anyway, hopefully players like Male can continue to make the competitive side of the game exciting. Professional mini-golf is getting more popular each day, and we can only imagine what can come down the road for it.

Also, maybe Male can try his hand at the Major Series of Putting tournament next year? That would be fun to watch.

You can visit ProMiniGolf.com if you’re interested in attending or playing in an event.

Petco Park’s Golf Course is Back Again and it Looks Dope

Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres is once again doing their “The Links at Petco Park” event which features a nine-hole course right on the field. They did this last year as well, but now, the deisgn looks even better this year.

Amanda Balionis and Geoff Shackelford discuss the course in this video below.

Among others, Paige Spiranic got a chance to tackle the track and she did well.

And finally, here’s the scorecard so you can get a better look at the design features. The seventh hole, “Moonlight” looks tricky, with a tough pin location and a sneaky bunker. Plus, it’s just cool to say “Moonlight”.

The second hole, “Sunset Cliffs” (also cool to say), is another one that may leave a lump in your throat.

The Links at Petco Park will be over on Tuesday, but there’s no doubt that they will likely have it again next year. It sells out like hot cakes, so you can bet that it will be bigger and better next time.

Now, if only they can bring that to Comiskey Park (Guaranteed Rate Field I mean…ugh) here in Chicago. Cubbies, you won your World Series so let us White Sox fans enjoy ourselves by bringing golf to our ballpark!

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I’m working on setting up a golf Home Run Derby and everyone swings a 9-iron from home plate (or not)!

Source: Golf Digest 

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