Get ready to shout “luckyyy!” after reading this. A seven-year-old boy named Freddy Sage got a hole-in-one in his very first round of golf.
Yup, you read that right. With literally no rounds of golf under his belt (keep in mind, he’s only seven), the young English kid got it done, and there’s no doubt that it’s a moment he’ll never forget if he chooses to continue to play the sport.
His instructor, Gary Parker witnessed to amazing achievement himself.
“It wasn’t just one of those flukey things,” Parker said via Golf.com. “He hit it straight off the tee and it was a proper golfing shot.”
Although Sage and his friends have been receiving lessons for 12 weeks, it was the first time they had a chance to experience the big course. Probably the most amazing thing is how early Sage captured the ace.
He got it on Knebworth Golf Club’s 6th hole, a 100-yard par-3. Can you say amazing? Um, yeah, I think so.
Congratulations to Freddy on a phenomenal acheivement so early in his golfing lifetime. Stuff like this puts a smile on our face and it’s just another reason why we love this sport!
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Jason Dufner has enjoyed some solid success on the PGA Tour, winning five times including a major. Only five more wins, and we’re talking about a potential Hall of Fame career.
We can also safely say that his swag game is on point as well. Well, he rocked what may be one the greatest golf hat of all-time, with a mini portrait of Hip-Hop legend, the Notorious B.I.G. (also known simply as Biggie Smalls, known for big hits like “Juicy” among others) featured on it.
If you can’t really see the image, here’s another version of it:
As mentioned on Golf Digest’s “The Loop“, it’s too bad that he wore it in January, when people are still drunk on football. It’s not a knock one of my favorite golf tournaments of the year at one of my favorite courses in the world by the way.
Once golf season starts to heat up, perhaps Duf will rock the hat once again. It’s only right for the 2013 PGA Champion, as there aren’t many guys as cool as this man. Plus, golf needs swagger like this anyway.
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Yep, you read that headline right. The famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, known for its stadium atmospheres and loud crowds now has its own logo design.
The logo shows what appears to be a stadium wrapping around the number 16. A fun, clever way to show off one of the most exciting holes in all of golf and it would be perfect to paste on fan gear.
No doubt that the thousands upon thousands (many whom are Arizona State students/fans) of people who attend the tournament, would love to get their hands on some merchandise if they could. It would almost be a like a student section of a college stadium, as many people wear matching colors, in this case, blue and white, the logo’s colors.
Overall, I love this idea because helps promote one of the coolest holes in the sport, and in a world where fans want to see more fast-paced action and loud crowds, the 16th hole is more important now than ever. It’s the official golf hole of the sports fan, and now, its value has a great chance to rise, thanks to this sweet logo.
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Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey has long been regarded as the greatest golf course in the world. Designed by George Crump in the early 1900’s, it would be his only course design as he died in 1918.
Being a hotelier, he sold his business in order to have money for the project. This is how passionate Crump was about Pine Valley. Sadly, not having a business, and putting a ton of money into the course left him practically broke practically made him broke, and because of this, legend has it that he took his own life.
Although the course is Crump’s design, many legendary architects helped with the design, including Hugh Wilson, the always interesting Perry Maxwell, and A.W. Tillinghast, perhaps the most decorated golf course designer of all-time.
As we approach the end of 2017, Golf Digest dished out a rare holiday treat for golf fans everywhere. This tasty treat is some amazing, in-depth drone footage of Pine Valley, hole-by-hole.
If you ever wondered what famous holes like the 5th, 10 or 14th look like, then this is your chance to check it out with crisp, clear visuals. Very rarely, does Pine Valley allow anyone to get an in-depth look at like this.
The best shot you have of getting close and personal is by either getting invited by a member to play or if you attend the Crump Cup were PV opens their doors to the public once a year. And what I mean by “once a year”, is a one day per year. Although the Crump Cup goes on for four days like most tournaments, it is only open to the public on the final day of the tournament on Sunday.
Other than that, this amazing video by Golf Digest is a great way to get a nice look at it, no matter where you are in the world. Now, Golf Digest newly named Royal County Down as their new number one ranked course in the world, and I personally can’t disagree with that at all, as RCD is simply a spectacular course both architecturally and aesthetically and one of my favorites.
For many years though, and into today, Pine Valley is still widely regarded as the best course on the planet. Essentially, it’s the Michael Jordan of golf courses.
Golf Magazine still ranks it as its top course in the world, where it has been for over 25 years now. Sure, it may not “seem” to have the majestic beauty of courses like Augusta National, Pebble Beach or Northwood, but it’s still a breathtaking course.
It’s naturalistic charm, being in the heart of the forest, may make anyone step back and take a deep breath. The aforementioned 14th hole alone is one of the top ten most beautiful holes in the world undoubtedly.
In short, with its incredible design, natural beauty, and wondrous mystique, Pine Valley continues to prove why it just may be the holy grail of golf courses. Golf Digest just opened the pearly gates into golf heaven with this video.
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Backyard golf holes take your passion for the sport to a whole new level. You can practice anytime you want, plus, it might bring out the little golf course designer within you.
Well, there’s a gentleman in New York who may have one of the greatest backyard golf holes of all-time. Ironically, this man designs backyard golf holes for a living, so it’s only fitting that he has one in his own yard. His name is Michael Lehrer and he is the President of Home Green Advantage which helps build putting greens for homes and businesses.
One of the coolest aspects of Mr. Lehrer’s golf hole is that, there are numerous areas to tee off from. So, although it’s just one green, you can play it from different areas, essentially making it a new hole every time.
The setting is simply breathtaking, with the green tucked up against the wilderness, making it, an instant classic in the aesthetics category of backyard holes. Now, while you’re sitting there dreaming about your future golf hole, I will give you this information.
You can learn more about Mr. Michael Lehrer and his work as well as find out how you can get your own putting green for your yard at HomeGreenAdvantage.com. I will say right away that, some of the putting greens and holes that they designed are golfing sirens (in other words, they looks really cool).
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Michelle Wie is never one who is shy to show off her expressive personality. She did it once again by poking a little fun at the LPGA Tour’s new dress code which requires players to basically wear more clothing (although the clothes the players were wearing was fine).
She shared an Instagram post of her rocking a golf skirt and a cutoff golf shirt. She also has her dog with her on the course, with driver in hand.
Although I absolutely love the LPGA Tour, the dress code move was still a head-scratcher. Now, they are getting poked with sticks, first by Lexi Thompson who put together a terrific season, and now, Wie.
There’s no doubt that Thompson’s job looked like it might have been the only one, but Wie waited for the right time to make her move. Who knows if this will be the end of the dress code jabs, but, they’re just a reminder of how bizarre the dress code change was.
I still love the LPGA, but I can definitely understand the slight disdain by tour pros. Oh, by the way, the dog? Best caddy in golf.
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Life is good for professional golfers, especially when you’re one of the best on the planet right now like Lexi Thompson. Winning twice in 2017, she would also capture the CME Globe which netted her a cool $1 million prize so there’s no doubt that she is making it rain.
She used a good chunk of her million on a sweet all black Nissan GTR car. The new whip costs about $110,000 according to Golf Digest and with its sleek, slightly futuristic look, that doesn’t seem like a surprise.
It’s the type of car that looks like it belongs in a video game like Gran Turismo. And with Thompson being a fan of hip-hop music, don’t be shocked if she starts bumping some tracks rolling up to the golf course parking lot in her new ride.
While Lexi cruises in her new whip, I’ll be riding around a golf cart. Hey, golf carts are cool too!
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— IU Men's Golf (@IndianaMGolf) November 30, 2017
This is pretty cool. Jeff Overton, who’s an Indiana University alumni, took the challenge of trying to sink a 94-foot putt at the Assembly Hall during an IU basketball game.
He drilled the putt, and he won a fan a trip to Myrtle Beach, one of the world’s most iconic golf destinations. We’ve seen pros putt on basketball courts before but it never gets old.
Putting on such a hard slick surface has to be a challenge, but it makes all the more fun. But, Overton is a former Ryder Cupper for a reason, because he’s got the skills.
Although he has never won a PGA Tour tournament, for at least a two-year period, he was one of the better players on tour, with multiple top 10 finishes between 2010 and 2011. As mentioned, he made the Ryder Cup in 2010, becoming the only American to make the team without winning a PGA Tour title.
Rickie Fowler, who also was on the team at the time, didn’t win a tournament yet either until 2012 when he broke through at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Overton, like Fowler, became a fan favorite, and there’s no doubt that the Hoosier fans were excited to see him nail that miraculous putt.
Keep that putting stroke strong Jeff!
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Charl Schwartzel has had a terrific career, winning 15 times worldwide, including his amazing Masters victory in 2011. Hee can add another little achievement to his list; hitting a golf shot from his hotel room balcony.
Who needs a driving range anyway? Schwartzel did this during the Nedbank Golf Challenge and, as expected, nailed it to perfection.
Hitting from rooms in homes, and hotel rooms seem to be the hit new thing. Maybe more hotels should have more golf friendly rooms?
I can see it now. You’ll have your usual smoke friendly and non-smoker friendly rooms, and then you’ll have the golf-friendly rooms. The golf happy room could feature a balcony with a lower railing so it can be easier to hit shots.
There also could be a hidden cap somewhere on the floor where, if you lift it up, it will become a golf cup for you to putt your heart out. Of course, this all would never happen, plus I’m only joking anyway (well, the putting idea may still be cool though).
Since I’ll never be as accurate as Charl, I would never try such a shot. I think I’ll just stick with the ol’ putty buddy (putter). Hotel hallway putting contest anyone?
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598-yard par 5.@JustinThomas34‘s drive …
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 21, 2017
Does anything Justin Thomas does surprise you anymore? Well, the major champion just added another title to his resume after winning the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, but it was what he did on Saturday that raised some eyebrows.
On the par-5 12th at Nine Bridges Golf Club, Thomas blasted a drive 461 yards. However, the ball landed on the cart path which is why it went so far.
Nonetheless, his power helped the ball get that extra push, as the ball looked as if it were going to roll forever before finally stopping. Sure, the ball bounced off the cart path, but if it wasn’t hit as hard, it likely wouldn’t roll on the fairway the way it did.
Thomas once again proved why he’s arguably the best all-around player in the game right now. Despite his solid ball-striking and clutch putting, we can always recognize JT for his brute power, and it was on display once again as he captured yet another PGA Tour title.
Yeah, he’s pretty good, don’t you think?
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