WARNING: What you are about to see is a piece of mini golf trick shot mastery that will surely change the way you think about life. Viewer discretion is advised.
Behold, I present to you, one of the greatest mini golf shot ever hit. Somebody shared a clip of them hitting a putt that ricochets off a rock, and then makes its way to the cup.
This is certainly one of those “what in tarnation?” moments. How the ball just bounces its way off the rock, bounces backwards to a group of smaller rocks and then rolls on a perfect line to the hole is amazing.
See, that’s the cool thing about mini golf. You have a higher chance of hitting an amazing shot, although certainly hitting a great shot on a full course is sweet as candy.
Although this shot was simply absurd, the world of mini golf is full of interesting possibilities. It’s the one place where the hazards are actually your friends sometimes, as you saw in the video.
With nearly a million views, there’s no doubt a good chunk of you are going to head to your local mini golf track, grab those rainbow putters, and (try to) do something incredible. Just don’t leave a sea of tears if you fail at your trick shot attempts, that wouldn’t be nice for the course owners to clean up.
Don’t worry, I still have faith in you.
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Golf is full of amazing highlight reel shots, and TPC Sawgrass is capable of being a home for these shots, despite the toughness of the course. Rafa Cabrera nailed one at the 16th hole.
The PLAYERS Championship is one of the best golf tournaments in the world for a reason. We’ve seen some of the greatest shots in the sport at the iconic TPC Sawgrass.
During the week, we first witnessed an ace on the legendary 17th hole from Masters champion Sergio Garica, and now, and albatross, executed by Rafa Cabrera at the famed 16th hole.
Chances for amazing shots like this is why TPC Sawgrass is one of the funnest golf courses on earth. Take a look at this incredible shot.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 14, 2017
Although the 17th hole, Alice Dye’s Island of Wonders, gives you nightmares about water, the 16th hole makes you lick your chops. It’s an excellent hole design that’s perfect for the long hitters, and Cabrera took advantage with a pin seeking missle.
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Ahh, the great sport of golf. So amazing, so beautiful..so…..odd? That was the best way to describe what happened during the first round of the Zurich Classic.
Chris Stroud hit arguably the strangest putt you’ll see all year. However, it wasn’t even the putt that was weird, it was the lucky break he got.
While in the greenside rough, the ball was apparently still moving. So Stroud waited, and as he did so, below happened.
After a break like that, the putt was almost inevitable. pic.twitter.com/U0gYXmSfgW
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 28, 2017
It was certainly smart on team Chris Stroud/Brian Stuard’s part to wait it out. Lord knows that you or I would probably be ready to reach for that 9-iron or pitching wedge because that’s how us impatient millennials roll.
So keep your eyes peeled on that wondrous white ball. Because you never know if it’ll play tricks on you.
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— J.B. Holmes (@JBHolmesgolf) February 7, 2017
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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Shank you very much! pic.twitter.com/kVk9OjhGU5
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) February 2, 2017
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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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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— Skratch (@Skratch) December 14, 2016
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!
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChGolfRadio! I’m not Santa Claus but..I do have a pack of peanuts!
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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.
Source: Devil Ball Golf Blog, Yahoo!
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— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 17, 2016
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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