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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— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 17, 2017
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— Wesley Bryan (@wesleybryangolf) September 17, 2017
Wesley Bryan is a man known for his amazing trick shot abilities as one-half of the Bryan Bros duo. He’s also a winner on the PGA Tour winning the RBC Heritage but now, his tricky skills have come back into the spotlight.
During the final round of the BMW Championship, Bryan blazed through Conway Farms, completing his 18-hole round in one hour and 29 minutes (!!). He can be seen jogging around the course and his caddie would just toss him clubs to swing instead of Bryan going through the bag himself.
He was playing solo too, which is a reason why he was able to accomplish this. Probably the most amazing thing is, he shot a 69 even after going that fast.
An average 18 hole round would normally take four to five hours. Bryan just sliced that number up with a double-edged sword.
There is an actual variation of the sport, called “Speed Golf”. Maybe it’s time to sign Bryan up for a speed golf tournament?
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— Steve Wheatcroft (@wheatiePGA) September 14, 2017
Unorthodox swings are a common thing in golf, and in a way, adds to the charm of the sport. No two swings are alike.
One woman takes that to heart, with a swing that is very unusual, yet effective and powerful. Web.com Tour pro Steve Wheatcroft caught the moment and shared it on Twitter during the Albertson Boise Open Pro-Am.
She brings her back foot back on her backswing (say that fast three times) like she’s winding up. She keeps that foot back there on her follow through, as she extends her hands forward as if she’s reaching for the ball. She connects and hits a beautiful shot.
The ball would go well over 200 yards. This showcases the power of this unique swing.
There are many golfers who have had success with their own, self-taught swings. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson is the most popular name that comes to mind.
No doubt that if she participates in any more tournaments, she’ll definitely get some extra attention from competitors and any spectators. Swings like this is a great example of how unique golf is because everything is different, whether it’s swings, courses, clothing, etc, every aspect is unique in its own way.
Go get it, girl.
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— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) September 7, 2017
Justin Thomas is having the best year of his life playing golf, winning five times, shooting a 59 and winning his first major title at the PGA Championship. He may also grab the Player of the Year award, but he can also grab the Swaggiest Golfer of the Year award too (yes, I made that up), thanks to his cool new shoes that he will rock at the President’s Cup.
Michelle Wie, one of golf’s biggest characters, gave the red hot kicks to Thomas as a gift. This is fitting since Thomas is slowly, but surely becoming more known for his style of dress, similarly to Rickie Fowler is golf’s go-to guy in the fashion department.
In particular, Thomas wore a cardigan at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, which was a cool way to give a nod to the golfers of yesteryear. There’s no other major that contributes to the history of the game like The Open as we know, which will soon be the final major of the year, starting in 2019.
Bravo to Michelle Wie. If there’s a girl who has a little swagger in golf, it’s Wie, and she delivered (literally) some dope kicks to Thomas. Get ready to witness all the country colors at the President’s Cup, under the watchful eye of the Statue Liberty.
With both team USA and International team rosters loaded with talent, this one should be a straight up doozy. Prepare for battle.
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— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 7, 2017
Justin James was a man of few words during post match interviews at the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. The no.3 player in the world woke up after realizing he won the championship belt that’s awarded to winners. After defeating Mitch Grassing in the finals, James went bananas after his winning drive.
He grabbed the belt, ran with it, dropped, and then leaped like a cat into the stands, where he embraced hugs with his family. During his post match interview with Golf Channel’s Jerry Foltz, he had a lot more to say than previously as the sigh of relief consumed him. He was so ecstatic, he gave a shout out to his “super hot wife” as she looked in slight embarrassment.
There’s no doubt Justin James is the happiest man in the world. To go from being all business to becoming the “Snapping Turtle” (his nickname) shows that inner excitement. He didn’t have to do much either, as Grassing, unfortunately never kept his shot in the grid on all eight tries. WIth four balls to go, James was the mailman, and he delivered the package, with a moon shot that soared over 420 yards.
If there’s one way, to end a long drive competition, that’s one way to do it. On the women’s side, Sandra Carlborg captured her fifth title, becoming only the second long driver ever to accomplish this (the great Jason Zuback is the other). She made a case for becoming the greatest long driver of all-time.
Well played you two, and nice celebration Mr. James.
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Paul Casey has quite a resume in the golf world, winning 13 times on the European Tour and once on the PGA Tour while also finishing in the top 10 in all four majors throughout his career. He may have also netted the award for golf’s “sauciest” smartphone cover.
The cover features a picture of his wife, actress Pollyanna Woodward, wearing nothing but undergarments in black and white style filter. With Casey still looking for that elusive major championship after coming so close, there’s no doubt that he will have a secondary cover with the picture of a major trophy next if he keeps playing well.
At the end of the day, Casey is a man who really loves his wife who happens to be an actress and model. I will say that he ain’t got nothing on my phone case…well, you know, totally different style. #IamIMS
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When we see golfers hit shots from inside a baseball stadium, it’s so cool because it’s like hitting a home run with a golf club. Rory McIlroy joined the list of numerous golfers who hit golf balls out of a ballpark.
He went to Yankee Stadium to make it happen. As expected, with a 6-iron, McIlroy blasted his shot to center field.
Each year, Petco Park becomes a par-3 golf course, and golf and baseball love affair continues. Rory with his iron shot at Yankee Stadium shows the similarities between the two sports in that you’re hitting small balls with sticks.
And who doesn’t like hitting things with sticks? I’m sure at some point, we’d all love to hit some golf shots out of a ballpark whether MLB or college.
As a White Sox fan, I’d love to hit some shots out of Guaranteed Rate Field. However, a college ballpark would be best because you may not need permission, but who knows, depends on the school I suppose. Happy basegolfing!
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We’ve seen a lot of unique putting grips on TOUR.
But a one handed finish? pic.twitter.com/XfdL7IWvwW
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 18, 2017
In golf, we experiment with so many things that could help us be better players. Ollie Schniedrjans has a unique way of drilling birdie putts and it’s pretty cool, as he put it on display at the Wyndham championship
He uses both hands for his backswing like normal, but when he brings the putter forward, he uses one hand. In short, Schniederjans has a one-handed putting stroke.
It isn’t something that’s mind blowing, especially considering that you’ll see some pros practice their putting with one hand. Heck, I’ve practiced with one hand, and I’m just some scrub.
However, it’s pretty cool when someone does it in competition. Not to mention, he does it in a way that works which is nice.
So, not only is Schneiderjans making playing golf without a hat cool again, he’s also bringing some flare to the putting game. I think we can say drive for show and putt for show now. Well played Ollie.
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— CLICKON Golf (@CLICKONGolf) August 15, 2017
The Solheim Cup is one of the best events in golf, and one of the game’s most expressive players is ready. Michelle Wie will be rocking some cool, crystallized style shoes for the team event.
These shiny kicks from Nike are one of the coolest you’ll see, and helps continue a tradition that makes the Solheim and Ryder Cups great; the fashion. Lexi Thompson will also be wearing the flame throwing shoes on the course as well.
Two major champs, rocking champion worthy shoes? Makes sense to me.
No doubt that they’ll be turning some heads at Des Moines Golf & Country Club. Golf has gotten more and more attention for its fashion choices. And the beautiful thing is that, you have more freedom in your apparel choices in golf (players should be allowed to wear shorts though).
We saw Justin Thomas wear a cardigan at The Open, as well as Jason Day and Keegan Bradley rocking Air Jordans on the course.
Golf is a sport where you can let your swagger game fly. Wie and Thompson just reminded us all that once again.
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