— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 3, 2017
Driving the ball far is the one thing we all want to do as golfers and golf fans. Dustin Johnson is one of the longest hitters of our time, and he proved it yet again with a massive, 400+ yard bomb at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC.
When they say “drive for show, putt for dough”, the show part of the quote was on full display after the 2016 U.S. Open champ’s drive. He hits it like it’s nothing, as the ball hits nothing but fairway on the legendary course.
There are certain players in Long Drive who hit that far but put a little more speed and power in their swings. Johnson’s swing is fast, but he isn’t swinging out of his shoes.
Some might say it’s the equipment, but a good driver is really going to give you no more than 10 extra yards off the tee, not 100. It was a beautiful drive that almost broke Twitter.
It’s just another example of how we become enamored with powerful drives off the tee. We simply enjoy things that go “hard”, and Johnson certainly did that with that tee ball.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! The PGA Championship is almost here, so get ready for a date with Quail Hollow (minus the food, candles and fine wine)!
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Straight up witch craft!! 😱 pic.twitter.com/mcJvOb5F32
— CLICKON Golf (@CLICKONGolf) July 26, 2017
We’ve seen some backward type shots over the years, with Phil Mickelson being the master of it. However, thanks to the amazing ability of sharing on social media, a clip of one of the best flop shots ever was posted.
With so many insane trick shots that have been posted over the years, this shot may not seem like that big of a deal. However, although flop shots are among the prettiest in golf, they can be tough to master.
Homeboy hit his shot backward, and, the most amazing thing is how the ball reacted. The ball falls, lands back in the greenside rough, and then rolls all the way out onto the green, eventually dropping into the hole.
Now, some will say it’s fake. And, in a world where it’s easy to make fake things seems real, thanks to technology, it’s certainly reasonable to think that.
However, this shot is not impossible, making it easy to believe it was a true shot. Also, something tells me that this took some practice, so it’s not like it was on the first try.
This was an example of short game wizardry, worthy of a scholarship to Hogwarts. This is also a simple reminder of the unbelievable things you can do with a golf club.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! What’s the best shot you ever hit? Share it with me on Twitter, and I’ll be glad to feature it in my next story!
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— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) July 25, 2017
If you don’t know who Maurice Allen is, then you’re missing out. He’s one of the best long drivers in the world, in particular, dominating on the European Tour, and enjoying some recent success in the U.S.
Allen won the Mile High Shootout, defeating then world no.1 Ryan Reisbeck, but before that, during an interview on NBC/Golf Channel, he did one of the best celebrations ever. He replicated what Ric Flair used to do during his wrestling days, and as we know, Flair was one of wrestling’s most hyped characters.
Probably the funniest thing of all is, the man himself, Ric Flair replied to NBC/Golf Channel’s tweet with is famous “WOOO!”.
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) July 26, 2017
We’ve seen some exciting characters in golf over the years, and immedietely, one name that comes to mind is Seve Ballesteros, who arguably was the most expressive golfer in history. Maurice Allen just took over that title as golf’s most expressive character.
Although it’s not traditional golf, it’s still a great golf related event. You still use golf balls and clubs, you’re just not aiming for a hole.
Other than his animated nature, Allen is just a joy to watch, with an explosive swing. You and I would likely swing out of our shoes, trying to replicate his swing.
The Florida A&M alum looks to continue his success as we get closer to the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. Well played Maurice, keep doing you.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I go Super Saiyan on my backswing but only end up hitting it 150 yards!
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Jordan Spieth just did a victory lap, and one fan got a little too excited… pic.twitter.com/XUAOdfAG3Y
— Alex Myers (@AlexMyers3) July 23, 2017
The Open Championship, for the second straight year, gave us a tournament for the ages, with Jordan Spieth holding off the always dangerous Matt Kuchar for his third major title. After Spieth’s victory lap around Royal Birkdale, an eager fan was trying to give Spieth a five or handshake but failed in the attempt.
The man tripped, knocked the fence down, and face planted onto all of that history sitting in the Birkdale grass. The man is OK, so it’s all good in the hood.
Certainly, though, it must have been embarrassing. But hey, he got a little fame out of it, as the tweet by Alex Meyers of Golf Digest almost broke Twitter.
Let this be a lesson though. Sports is supposed to be exciting, but let’s learn to keep that excitement tamed. Otherwise, you could hurt yourself, others…..fences, the ground, etc.
And please don’t trip and fall on purpose. You will not go viral.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! The PGA Championship is right around the corner at Quail Hollow, and I hope you’re ready!
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If you haven’t heard about the LPGA Tour’s random new dress code rules, it’s basically telling its players to replace skirts with pants and tank tops with more skin covering shirts. Major champion, Lexi Thomspon had a little fun with this new policy, by sharing a picture from last year, of her wearing old fashioned golf attire.
In the photo, she is completely covered, so this throws a little shade at the LPGA Tour. Keep in mind, it’s just a little joke, as Thompson is widely respected as a class act.
The picture taken was in celebration of golf’s return to the Olympics. The idea was to dress players in golf clothes from back in 1904, since that was previously the last time golf was seen in the games.
What’s head scratching about the dress code is that there was never a player who showed too much skin. What some of the ladies wear looks comfortable and probably helps them play their best golf.
What’s funny is that, in a time where PGA Tour pros are praying to be able to wear shorts, the LPGA Tour is going in a slightly opposite direction. PGA Tour players want what LPGA Tour pros had; a little more comfort in on-course dress.
I absolutely love the LPGA and what they do for golf, as well as the excitement of each tournament. However, I kindly disagree with this code, as do many others.
But, it shouldn’t stop us from enjoying one of the best professional tours in all of golf. Right now though, I must give a golf clap to Lexi for coming up with this innocent and savage Instagram post.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I like to wear hoodies on the golf course in the Fall!
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Let’s hope NBC has the 7-second delay ready at The Open… pic.twitter.com/VwHckTy991
— Skratch (@Skratch) July 20, 2017
Matt Kuchar is a co-leader at The Open Championship early on, and what better way to celebrate one of golf’s complete good guys by making his E rated vocabulary and make it rated M for Mature?
Matt Kuchar is widely regarded as one of the nicest guys in all of golf. He’s also known for his consistency on the course as well as his streakiness, heating up like a microwave.
One thing he doesn’t do is swear. Kuchar is a Christian and is devoted. This hilarious video by Skratch TV decided to turn his innocent words such as “darn” and “golly”, and bleep them out to make him sound like a rude, and angry golfer.
Just when you were excited about the second round of The Open, you get to see this very funny clip about the tournament co-leader. Did I mention that it’s Friday? Enjoy.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I carry soap in my golf bag just in case I decide to swear after an errant tee shot or missed putt!
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Justin Rose hit one of the greatest shots in major the history of the Open Championship in 1998, holing out from the rough on the 18th hole. This moment was recaptured with the use of Legos.
When Justin Rose holed out from the rough at the 1998 Open Championship as a 17-year old, it was one of the great shots in tournament history. Rose would go on to finish in fourth, but go on have a legendary career which includes 18 worldwide wins, a U.S. Open, and an Olympic gold medal.
Not only that, he finished runner-up at this year’s Masters, losing to Sergio Garcia as we all know by now.
A man recreated Rose’s special shot in 98′ with a set of Legos. It was recaptured in a unique, and colorful way. And just to think, at the time, Rose wasn’t that far removed from the age of kids who played with Legos.
Only with Legos, video games and such can we see anyone hole out with one hand. This is what you see in the video as mini J-Rose is a god, making the shot look easy.
It was a shot for the ages, and little did anyone know Rose would become a legend in this sport. This clip is a fun way to celebrate the finish of the first round of The Open. It’s going to be a great weekend at Royal Birkdale.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I can’t recreate magical moments in golf history with Legos, but I can make a dude sink a tap-in putt for birdie with Legos (to win The Open, mind you….)!
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— The Open (@TheOpen) July 19, 2017
It’s always amazing to get an ace on the golf course. It’s the one single play event that you can place on your wall like a trophy.
However, it’s even better when you get an ace on a legendary course during Open Championship week. That’s what Kevin Na did on the 14th hole at Royal Birkdale.
Although it wasn’t during tournament play, it was a shot that was full of swagger. What I mean is, Na started heading for green immedietly after hitting his shot. He knew it was a good one and you can tell by his reaction.
That’s the best, when you hit a shot so crisp, that you just know it’s a great one. Much like baseball players when they blast home runs. A lot of times, they can just feel it, hence the reason you see the always lovely bat flips.
When you hit an excellent drive off the tee, you’ll the club twirl. In Na’s case, he did the “oooo wee baby” walk off.
Great way to kick things off for The Open. Well played Mr. Na.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I don’t have a Claret Jug but I do have a cup of iced coffee!
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H̶O̶L̶E̶-̶I̶N̶-̶O̶N̶E̶ ̶F̶O̶R̶ ̶R̶Y̶A̶N̶ ̶F̶O̶X̶!̶
Regulation par for Ryan Fox 😬 pic.twitter.com/eDGCzRiT5t
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 16, 2017
When we think of great plays in golf, we usually think of guys who hit pin seeking missiles and drill 30ft putts. However, it’s hard to top an amazing recovery shot, and this one is about as good as it gets, courtesy of Ryan Fox.
Although it’s always fun to see long drives in the fairway, and deadeye birdie putts, but a lot of times, the recovery shots can be just as pretty. Just ask Ryan Fox, who, at the Scottish Open hit one of the best recovery shots you’ll ever see.
He got himself an ace. Excuse me, he got himself a “pace” or a “par-in-one” if that makes sense.
After hitting his tee shot out of bounds, Fox had to tee it up again. However, this time, the ball magically found the bottom of the cup.
This makes you wonder. If this happened to you, do you still cherish it as if you got a hole-in-one? Or do you view as a lucky shot and move on?
Honestly, I’d say, cherish it. You can at least say that you did hole out from the tee on a par-3 (rhymes).
Of course, if you do get yourself an ace, then you can put the “pace” to bed. If anything, you’ll still have a great story to tell.
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— SB Nation (@SBNation) July 14, 2017
When we think of one of the wildest golf swings on earth, one of the first names we think of is NBA legend, Charles Barkley. This time though, it’s a slightly different ball game, as he has an improved swing with a unique technique.
Charles Barkley was one of the most dominant players in NBA history, known for his rebounding and scoring. However, the sport of golf hasn’t been kind to Sir Charles, as he had one of the craziest swings in the game’s history.
Now, going with a unique cross-handed swing, it’s much smoother, and without the infamous pause on his downswing. Barkley’s old swing was so famous, there’s a clip on YouTube that has reached over 900,000 views. It was a swing that shocked many golf and sports fans.
Although his new swing might look odd, due to it being cross-handed, it still looks good enough to get the job done. As the great Arnold Palmer once said, “swing your swing”.
There is no proper way to swing a club. It’s whatever you feel most comfortable with, and Barkley has found it. Way to go, Chuck.
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