— 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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Ahh, the wonderful world of Twitter. It’s full of quick news, quick wits, tools, and straight savages. Rory McIlroy is one of those ferocious beasts of the 140 character social media site.
Former PGA Tour player Steve Elkington is never shy to share his feelings on social media. Well, he took a little jab at McIlroy who missed the cut at the U.S. Open. Turns out that was a big mistake, because you don’t mess with Rory McIlroy on Twitter.
More like 200mil… not bad for a “bored” 28 year old… plenty more where that came from. pic.twitter.com/R2nigEaee7
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) June 17, 2017
And McIlroy can say a lot. When you’re a four-time major champion before the age of thirty, that speaks volumes. Not to mention the insane money he’s made, which he pointed out.
And this isn’t the only time McIlroy went in on Twitter. He’s had a couple of spats with Golf Channel personality, Brandel Chamblee among others.
Just because he’s a nice guy, doesn’t mean he won’t bite you with the poison fangs. Well played Rory. Well played.
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Jordan Smith just hit the green at the 309 yard 12th hole.
With an iron?! pic.twitter.com/f4F8v2pVgR
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) January 14, 2017
This is absurd. European Tour rookie Jordan Smith just did something some of us can’t do with a driver.
He hit his tee shot 300 yards….with an iron. Let this be a testament to how much faster golfers are swinging.
It’s power wave has gotten so crazy, that we sometimes poke fun at Jordan Spieth for his power. Yet, he hits it over 290 yards off the tee.
I will personally say, that I love the power surge. Think of it kinda like baseball.
Fans absolutely adore the home run, and it’s always exciting to see. Driving in golf is a fan favorite, and it’s always a joy seeing guys boom it down a fairway.
The course vs. player balance is still there however. Don’t worry, you won’t see anyone drive a par-5 anytime soon.
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An eagle … for 59 … BANG!
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 12, 2017
Just a week after winning the SBS Tournament of Champions, Justin Thomas shoots a 59 at the Sony Open. Yes, that’s right, as the avalanche of young golfing talent continues to grow.
Thomas becomes the fifth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59. The only others to do so are Jim Furyk, Paul Goydos, David Duval and Stuart Appleby.
I would also like to mention that, after that last paragraph, my word count was at ’59’. Whoa.
But Thomas has been playing like a beast so far. Between he and Hedeki Matsuyama, there are simply no two guys hotter this early in the fresh new season.
If yet, another 59 isn’t an indication of how good golfers continue to get, then I don’t know what is. Plus, guys like Thomas are a lot of fun to follow on social media which is great for the younger audiences.
At one point, it seemed like we only had two or three players that were very good. Now, it feels like we have a thousand, and Thomas and Matsuyama can be added to the list.
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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.
Tiger Woods addresses the media at 10:30am EST. Here is your official bingo board. pic.twitter.com/r5OubSJyk6
— Ari Marcus (@AriMarcus59) November 29, 2016
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
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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.
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Gotta love night ProTracer!
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) October 11, 2016
Although this was a week ago, I just found the European Tour’s Hero Challenge to be such a fresh idea. To aim of the tournament is to get as close to the pin as possible on a 156-yard par-3.
It takes places under the lights, with flames shooting up after every swing. It’s about as awesome and unique of a way you can ever play golf.
Plus, it’ll be appealing to the younger audiences. Besides, aren’t we tired of the ol’ “golf is boring” narrative? This event makes golf stand out more, while still featuring the pureness of the game. Let’s hope all of the tours can come up with cool ideas like this more often.
You can read a full piece I did on the Hero Challenge at Pro Golf Now.
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Thanks Tigers. Next time we hang out, dinner’s on me. Get back out here soon plz.
Your biggest fan
— max homa (@maxhoma23) October 10, 2016
Max Homa has quietly become one of the funnest twitter follows in golf. He proved this once again, with his tweet regarding Tiger Woods’ withdrawal from the Safeway Open.
It was such a big deal for Homa because, since Woods dropped, it gave the young PGA Tour pro an open spot. Certainly, Homa can pay for dinner and then-some if he can pull out a win at the Safeway Open and earn a nice shiny check.
Homa ranks in the top 30 in the world in driving distance. We shall see how he performs at the PGA Tour’s first event of the season.
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The Ryder Cup at Hazeltine has been a fun one. But, Brooks Koepka proved to us that even pros can hit some awful shots like we do (unless you’re all puffy chested).
Koepka, who’s one of game’s best drivers, hit an amazing shank, and made its way into the gallery. The young rising star made up for it with some stellar play during the Sunday singles matches.
But, I think we can feel relieved that pro golfers aren’t superhuman after all.
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