WATCH: Girl busts her face swinging golf club at driving range

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Golf is hard as you may already know. One unfortunate chick felt the wrath of the sport first hand when trying to hit a golf ball at the range.

She takes her swing, and the ball bounces back and pops her in the face. Looks like she was fine after it occurred but certainly, moments like that have to be totally embarrassing.



To relate, I’ve almost done something similar some years ago, where I almost hit the board that separates the range mats. Luckily, I didn’t, but I was pretty close, and if it did, who knows what the consequence would’ve been.

She just had a little bad luck is all. Hopefully, it doesn’t stop from teeing it up again. Get it, girl!

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WATCH: This may be one of the most dangerous trick shots you’ll see

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Trick shots have continued to show the versatility of the sport of golf. However, this one is cringe-worthy, as a man had a very tight window of opportunity for this particular shot.

 

On this episode of wild trick shots, this one, in particular, was more of a regular shot than a trick shot but it was dangerous. The dude is trying to hit a golf ball from his crib to the outside, by trying to hit in between the wall and the sliding door which is cracked open.

That’s the thing; the sliding door is barely open, so he has to be deadeye accurate if he doesn’t want to break the window. Not to mention that he’s pretty close to the door, so if it does break, the debris can possibly hit him. Remember, we’re talking about a blast from a golf club to a golf ball, so that ball’s velocity will be very high right off the club face.



No doubt that there was a sigh of relief from the dude after the move was pulled off. However, I highly recommend that you don’t try this at your crib because, well, common sense.

Staying outside is your best bet if you’re doing trick shots. If you are attempting inside, then try a putting trick, or use a super soft, cushy ball that says “squeeze me” on it.

You’re welcome.

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REVIEW: OnCore Elixr Golf Balls are quickly becoming elite

Image courtesy of OnCoreGolf.com. The Elixr golf balls made the prestigious Golf Digest Hot List.

We expect a lot of our golf balls whether it’s during a practice session or on the course, we always want to try and play our best even though we might suck. Having tried the OnCore Elixr golf balls, I can tell you that these are instantly one of the best all-around balls in the sport today.

What I mean is that it is solid in all areas of play, whether it be power, or around the greens. I was especially impressed with how the ball reacted on short game shots.

The unique weighting of the ball allows it to roll beautifully on the green after hitting a chip or pitch shot. Judge your power correctly and more than likely, you’ll leave yourself with a short putt.

The feel off the clubface is one of the most unique that you’ll feel. It’s not soft but not hard either, it feels very light off the clubface and that’s a good thing.



I say that because, sometimes we’ll over think a shot, and focus so heavily on squaring that clubface perfectly at impact. The unique feel of the Elixr may give you a little boost of confidence and comfort as the ball makes you not have to worry about it.

Your goal is to focus on the swing and let the ball go to work. That’s a reason why the Elixr is such a fun ball to use. It kind of changes the way you think about golf balls.

It’s an excellent ball for putting as well. The Elixr’s rolling doesn’t require you to put as much impact on the follow-through of your stroke.

The alignment tool on the ball is one of the very best out there. It’s big and bold and does a good job of helping you line up those tricky putts.

Although the ball is more noted for its power and touch around the greens, the feel off the putter face is phenomenal. As great as it is on chips and pitches, it’s just as great on the greens when putting.

Overall, the OnCore Elixr is one of the most versatile golf balls in the game today. It was a treat to test out and there’s no doubt that many other golfers will appreciate it, as it rises up the ranks of the elite.


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The Links at Terranea may be the Pebble Beach of par-3 golf courses

 

The third hole at The Links at Terranea. Image courtesy of Terranea.com

 

Par-3 courses are amazing, as they are a showcasing of the best holes in golf; par-3s. One course that is easily one of the world’s best short courses is The Links at Terranea.

Designed by Todd Eckenrode in 2009, this par-3 gem is epic with water surrounding the entire course. It features some great bunker placement, making for a fun test as the sound of the ocean echoes in the background.

Right off the bat, The Links at Terranea starts off with a 123 yarder with bunkers in multiple directions, including two to the left of the green and one on the right side, connected to the green. Luckily, the putting surface is one of the biggest on the course, so you’ll be rewarded for executing a well-hit tee shot.

From the first, you head to the shortest hole on the course, a fun 104 yarder with bunkers around the green, most notably, a small sand trap that sits right in front of the green. To put it simply, this hole is about power control. Hit it too far, and you’ll meet a sandy demise behind the green, hit it too short, and the offspring of the back bunkers will bite you.

It’s one of the most fun holes on the course, and its uniquely short length adds to the intrigue. Eckenrode gets in your head on the third hole, as you go from the shortest to the second longest hole on the course.



The third hole, known as “Captain’s Bluff” is arguably the most beautiful hole on the course (although it’s insanely hard not to pick all holes as “most beautiful”), with a breathtaking view of the ocean behind the green. Although there are ocean views on nearly every hole, the third may be the closest to the edge of the cliff.

As mentioned, it’s a long hole at 172 yards so be ready to pull out your long iron to tackle this boss battle (like in video games) combo of beauty and beast. Although there is a big bunker to the left, your biggest threat are the two traps that await to the right of the green so the key is to keep your shot left.

Similar to the first hole, the golf gods will bless you for your solid tee shot, as the green is fairly big in size. Sink your putt, and we move on to the fourth hole bunkers surround the green.

However, overhitting your tee shot wouldn’t be such a bad thing, as you’d end up in the rough rather than a pesky bunker. The putting surface seems friendly too, so if you can nail it, you’ll have a g0od shot at birdie, otherwise, get ready to build some sand castles.

The fifth may be the most exciting hole on the course, being slightly elevated on the tee and aiming downwards to the green. It’s also the second shortest hole on the course at 115 yards.

With not much hazardous trouble to worry about, this hole is all about picking the right club. Similar to the legendary seventh hole at Pebble Beach, it’s important that you don’t find your ball ballooning in the breeze. The only difference is that the seventh at Pebble is much more elevated than five at Terranea.

Have fun with this hole, as you enjoy yet another great ocean view.

The sixth hole features some bunkering but they aren’t in play as much as you think. Once you hit the green, however, it’s about reading the slopes well, as this may be the trickiest green on the course.

Two putting is not a bad thing here, and if you’re a good lag putter, then more power to you. The sixth is all about putting on your best Ben Crenshaw, Brad Faxon or Jordan Spieth shades when putting on the green.

Just like the sixth, the seventh is about testing your putting skills. A well placed tee shot is essential as well due to the sloping of the green, however, just reaching the green is fine. If your putting is hot, then this could be a solid birdie opportunity.

You complete your round with two terrific finishing holes, starting with the eighth, the longest one shotter on the course at 173 yards. Depending on wind direction, you may need to club up. If you aim towards the right side of the green, you may have a good look at birdie, however, you’d have to carry the bunker that blocks that side.

Aiming left may be the safest option off the tee, but if you miss, a bunker will have a grave ready for your ball. If you feel you can carry the bunker on the right, however, then go for it.

 

The dramatic ninth hole at The Links. Image courtesy of Terrania.com

We hit the road on the dramatic ninth hole known as “Whale Road” which features both tree and ocean views alike, making for a great, naturistic finish. The design is pretty straightforward with a couple of bunkers to the left and right of the green. The key here is to be accurate, and although that sounds like a cliche, it’s essential on this hole.

In short, the ninth is will test your accuracy as good as any hole on any par-3 course in the world. This, while challenging you with the beauty that stares you in the face.

Hit it straight, get your birdie or par, and you’ll complete a round on one of the greatest par-3 courses in the world. If you’re a fan of short golf courses such as myself, The Links at Terranea is simply a gem on the west coast.

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WATCH: Tiger Woods swings driver, shows progress

The Tiger Woods recovery watch is in “full swing” and he is showing it with another clip of him working on his game. This time, he pulled out the big stick, hitting driver in what looks like a promising start to a return.

The interesting thing is that it seems like his backswing is a little bit shorter than usual. Maybe it’s just me since we haven’t seen Woods play in a while, let alone see him hit driver.

This video is his most important yet, and that’s because the driver is arguably the toughest club to hit in the bag. On top of that, power is arguably his best skill. So for him to be out there hitting the big stick is a good look for Tiger fans.

If he keeps doing what he’s doing then it wouldn’t shock me if he was ready to go by the time The Masters starts in April. It’s clear that he can swing, but can he hit putts?

I’m sure this is something he will show in another video. Since he’s had a slew of clips, there’s no doubt one for putting may be next.

It is putting that is the game changer in golf. Being able to hit big putts late in rounds is huge, and Woods is one of cluthest putters of all-time.

Obviously, putting is extremely unpredictable, because each course presents different challenges on the greens. That’s just the beauty of golf course design.

Overall though, it’s been interesting seeing Woods’ Twitter clips, as it’s giving us a quick look at how he’s progressing. As the PGA Tour season starts to heat up again in January, it’ll be interesting to see where he’s at. Who knows, maybe a surprise return is in the works.

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WATCH: Tiger Woods takes full iron swing in new video

“Tiger Tiger Woods Y’all!”. Yup, Mr. Woods is at it again, and this time, he’s taking full swings out on the golf course.

Yup, so if you’re anxious for the return of the 14-time major champ, this will likely make your day. In his first Twitter clip, we saw him hitting a chip shot rocking a sleeveless shirt and some Oakland Raiders shorts.

This one is the whole enchilada. So now, we saw his short game and his iron game. It looks like a return to the game is looking brighter so if you’re a Tiger fan, you should be pleased.

How will he play if he returns? Who knows, certainly the aftermath of injuries can still haunt him. Now, he has to go against the golf club wielding samurais known as Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

This doesn’t include the aging, but still very good Dustin Johnson, as well as the deadly Hideki Matsuyama among others. And now, we have yet another star on the rise in Xander Schaufele.

In short, it will be an uphill battle, but it just adds to the fun seeing a legend out there.

We still have current greats out there such as Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson and Justin Rose. Adding Tiger to the mix would make for a tasty blend of young stars and legends of the game.

Sounds like fun doesn’t it? It’ll be interesting to see how Woods progresses.

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Tiger Woods says there’s a chance he may never play competitive golf again

 

It’s an exciting time for golf as the President’s Cup is here again. However, some alarming news may have overshadowed the colorful team event as it relates to Tiger Woods, who is an assistant captain for team USA.

On Wednesday, when asked if he could visualize a scenario where he may never play competitive golf again, Woods gave a quick but surprising answer.

 

“Yeah, definitely,” Woods said according to Golf Digest. “I don’t know what my future holds for me”.

 

However, before the answer, Woods did mention some positive things. He mentioned that he was “feeling great” and “hitting the ball really straight” according to the Golf Digest.




So there are positives for Woods fans to come away with. However, his “yeah, definitely” response may make some fans gulp hard in fear.

If the end is truly near, then there’s plenty of reason to still be excited about Woods’ future. He has been quickly making a name for himself as a golf course designer so although he may not be dazzling fans with amazing putts anymore, he can delight fans with some artistic course designs.

My only hope is that he makes most of his courses public throughout his career. There are far too many private clubs and to have a couple of quality public courses designed by one of golf’s greatest “course readers” would be a treat for all.

Not only this, but Woods can become a great captain in future team events for the American team. He’s a “player’s player” so his team would rally behind him easily.

So, it’s not all doom and gloom Tiger fans. Besides, he still could return to play anyway. Just know it could be some time before he makes that return.

In the meantime, it’s cool to see him out there as an assistant captain at the President’s Cup. Lead captain Steve Stricker looks to help carry the American squad to their 11th President’s Cup title.

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WATCH: Tiger Woods practices his short game with chip shots

Tiger Woods has been on a quite a roller coaster ride since his last major championship at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Now, the 14-time major champ looks to make another return to golf after he shared a video on Twitter of him working on his short game, hitting chip shots.

 

His doctor gave him the OK, which means we will likely see Woods in competitive action again soon. Even with the rapidly growing popularity of Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas among others, a legend such as Woods returning to the game would just add to the purity of what surrounds the sport today.



 

What makes this interesting is, Woods won’t be the top dog when he returns, but instead, will be chasing players who likely idolized him growing up. Although Spieth has mentioned that the great Adam Scott was his favorite player growing up, some of the other young guns were inspired by Woods.

 

As I may have said before, although Woods isn’t the same player he once was, having him in tournaments will richen the depth of the field. Having veterans such as Woods, Scott, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia all playing along with the new breed is a nice blend to have in golf.

 

Not to mention you had a fun duel between Spieth and Matt Kuchar at The Open Championship back in July. That was a prime example of how the young bloods and experienced pros can come together to play some amazing golf.

 

Keep on hitting those chips Tiger.

 

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Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn nude photos leaked, both will take legal action

Hackers are the worst and are digital menaces to society. Unfortunately, Tiger Woods and ex-girlfriend, Ski star Lindsey Vonn have got attacked by the hack monster after some nude photos were leaked between the two.

Woods and Vonn are looking to take legal action against a website that posted the photos, according to Golf Digest. If the site doesn’t remove the pictures, Woods’ lawyer is threatening to sue.

First, Woods was arrested for a DUI, and now, his leaked photos are out there. Not to mention, his struggles on the course pile on top of everything else.



Let this show that, hackers flat out suck. They get pleasure out of making others’ lives miserable. Keep that info protected on your devices, everyone.

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Russia’s biggest golf star, arrested on murder charges

Artem Nesterov is the biggest golf star in Russia. However, he has been arrested for murdering his mother, Lyudmilla, in a gruesome manner by decapitating her with a knife.

 

 

 

Russia has not been noted for its golf, especially with with the sport being introduced, just in the early 1990’s. The country has no major victories. Nesterov was the country’s first true golf star, and just a popular athlete in the country.

 

After an argument with his wife over his time spent at work, Nesterov’s mother wanted to try and comfort him and cool him out. However, things made the turn for the absolute worst, when he decided to murder his own mother in anger.



 

The 66-year-old’s body was found in a house in Yerino Village. He then confessed to the brutal murder to police, and just like that, Russia’s biggest golf star, has become one of its biggest monsters.

 

Nesterov was the first golfer ever to be selected as a “master of sport” in Russia. In his most recent years, he was a coach for the game. Now, he has nobody to coach but himself for what he did.

 

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