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WATCH: J.B. Holmes hits amazing shot in storm at Pebble Beach

 

A couple of days prior to the Pebble Beach Pro-AM, J.B. Holmes tee’d it up on the course’s famed seventh hole. It was storming up a fool that day, and Holmes shared a clip of the madness.

 

He took out a six iron and hit his shot. Where the ball land? Nothing but green due to the reaction of Holmes and his buddies.

 

Even Zach Johnson, one of the best bad weather golfers of all-time probably couldn’t top what Holmes did. Just another cool thing about golf is that, you’re in a boss battle with the course, and mother nature as well.

 

Holmes, as we know, was the Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson before Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson. He would constantly rank among the top dogs in driving distance, and now, he’s making his presence in the new generation.

 

What better way to make yourself standout than by riding the storm of Pebble’s seventh hole? You go J.B.

 

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WATCH: Darren Clarke hits cringe worthy shank in Dubai

Darren Clarke is one of the best golfers around when he’s on top of his game. But, the 2011 Champion Golfer of the Year hit a shank that had everyone twitching their eyes, arms and hands.

 

During the Dubai Desert Classic is when Clarke hit his shankaroo. So, Tiger Woods isn’t the only one having a slow start so far, shooting a 5-over 77 during the opening round.

 

Perhaps Darren could pull out his Claret Jug, and rub it to gain his magical powers back? Well, I guess that would be cheating, but nonetheless, Mr. Clarke has nothing to feel bad about because “golf is hard”.

 

I always compare golf to the popular video game, Dark Souls. In the game, you face a ton of difficult enemies, and you’ll likely die a million times.

 

Heck, even the back of the box of the first game (series is on its third installment) says “Prepare to Die”. I already have a new game idea called “Golf Souls: Prepare to Bogey Edition”.

 

And yes, you will get a million bogeys, and you will like it.

 

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WATCH: European Tour player smashes ball 300 yards with 3-iron

 

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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WATCH: Justin Thomas sinks eagle for 59 at Sony Open

 

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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Justin Thomas’ highlights getting broadcast by Gus Johnson is hysterical

 

Hope you’re keeping warm this holiday season and are dreaming about those wondrous rounds of golf. However, with the college football season wrapping up, and the college basketball season well underway, I thought this was absolutely fitting.

 

While showing some highlights of young PGA Tour star Justin Thomas, the clever minds of Skratch TV put the amazing pipes of Gus Johnson over them. A tweet by Thomas himself wishing that Johnson covered golf and broadcasted his rounds fueled this beautifully produced clip.

 

One part that had my dying in laughter was at the 34 second mark. A simple toss of the golf ball to Thomas turned into a wild call from Johnson and the crowd going bonkers. That was hysterical.

 

Christmas is a great chance to talk about golf, even in the off-season. Nothing brings everyone together quite like golf and Christmas, and I hope this clip from Skratch can make your face light up with glee.

 

Because remember, even when things seem down, there is always something that will bring a smile to our faces. Golf is one of those wonderful gifts that we can always be appreciated of this holiday season.

 

So, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you and yours a very happy and safe Merry Christmas. May your golf dreams come true and just be careful where you swing that shiny new wedge of yours!

 

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WATCH: Golfer tries to hit golf ball off frozen pond, learns hard way

This is an example of what NOT to do with your time as a golfer. Sure, I’m absolutely all in for off course golfing adventures, but not when it’s dangerous like this.

 

A dude is recorded taking a whack at a golf ball on some pretty thin ice. His swing just misses the golf ball, and with the golf gods not pleased, he falls on the ice and breaks through.

 

Fortunately for our friend here, he seems to be doing alright. However, let this be a lesson that, although golf can played anywhere (my opinion), on top of some thin ice is not the grandest of ideas.

 

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Source: Devil Ball Golf Blog, Yahoo! 

Look how brutally close Jim Furyk came to a hole-in-one

Jim Furyk has always been a player to wow us, whether it’s through his great play, or for his really close calls at winning tournaments or hitting amazing shots. Well, he added this gorgeous shot to his long resume of “close, but not close enough” moments.

The shot on the par-3 looked great, and even the broadcasters thought it was going to probably go in. But, the beautiful shot fell just short of an ace for the man who shot both a 59 and a 57 in his career.

But you see, one of the things that makes golf great, is that we can relate in a lot of ways with the pros. I’m sure most of us have had our share of close calls, whether it’s a near ace, or a 40 foot putt falling short, we can all have the same moments, good or bad.

We can’t all hit home runs in baseball, or dunk a basketball or have the physical ability to play football, but we all are capable of hitting the same shots as the pros. Sure, we aren’t as unbelievable as they are, but we all have a much more realistic chance of getting a hole-in-one, or hitting a long putt, just like the pros.

Sadly, none of us are going to be Miguel Angel Jimenez anytime soon (arguably the master of the hole-in-one) and Furyk found that out the hard way. Still can’t go wrong with over 20 worldwide wins, a major championship, both, a 59 and a 58(!) to his credit.

Not too shabby sir. Not too shabby at all.

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WATCH: Tour pro hits bank shot off of TV camera, hits the green

This is the type of thing you’d normally see in the wonderful sport of streetgolf. But, even on the PGA Tour, we may see shots that are totally out of the ordinary and this one is a keeper.

Ryan Brehm hit his shot from the fairway, and it ended up bouncing right off the camera that was filming him. The ball then bounces on the green, although it left him with a tricky putt.

Regardless, that’s still really impressive, to be able to hit with such precision. And then, being able to nail the green.

Although it was by accident, it was still amazing. Good job Ryan!

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You won’t believe how difficult it is to play professional mini-golf

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.

Petco Park’s Golf Course is Back Again and it Looks Dope

Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres is once again doing their “The Links at Petco Park” event which features a nine-hole course right on the field. They did this last year as well, but now, the deisgn looks even better this year.

Amanda Balionis and Geoff Shackelford discuss the course in this video below.

Among others, Paige Spiranic got a chance to tackle the track and she did well.

And finally, here’s the scorecard so you can get a better look at the design features. The seventh hole, “Moonlight” looks tricky, with a tough pin location and a sneaky bunker. Plus, it’s just cool to say “Moonlight”.

The second hole, “Sunset Cliffs” (also cool to say), is another one that may leave a lump in your throat.

The Links at Petco Park will be over on Tuesday, but there’s no doubt that they will likely have it again next year. It sells out like hot cakes, so you can bet that it will be bigger and better next time.

Now, if only they can bring that to Comiskey Park (Guaranteed Rate Field I mean…ugh) here in Chicago. Cubbies, you won your World Series so let us White Sox fans enjoy ourselves by bringing golf to our ballpark!

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Source: Golf Digest 

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