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!
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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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Did he call this bank shot? 🏀 https://t.co/dZy0bUorfy
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 11, 2016
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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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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A golf instructor at Davis Park in Utah, Taylor Laybourne, may have pulled off one of the most mind blowing swings we may ever see. It’s what I call a “head tilter”, as you may be confused as to how it’s even remotely possible to swing like this.
You will be left speechless. Now, some of you may say that it’s not that hard, but good luck trying this.
You can easily over toss the club over your head. Laybourne had just enough strength to softly flip the club over to make the swing happen.
However, it almost looks as if the club flipped over by itself, which is why it looks so mesmerizing. Without a doubt though, if Laybourne is hitting shot slike that, he must be one heck of an instructor.
Pack your clubs, we’re heading to Utah!
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Source: Golf Digest
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Paige Spiranic is a social media star, known for her looks, fitness and love of golf. However, sometimes people may forget how good Spiranic really is at golf, and she proved it once again with this crazy trick shot.
Spiranic was a star player on a ranked San Diego women’s golf squad and she racked up her first professional win this year. Basically what I’m trying to say is; just because she’s a social media star who happens to be a girl, don’t sleep on her as a talented golfer.
If she keeps playing on the course like she nails these trick shots, then she could definitely become a star in professional golf. In the meantime, she could just keep attempting awesome trick shots like a boss.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! Just because I don’t hit trick shots, doesn’t mean I’m not cool! hmph.
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— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 15, 2016
The Safeway Open is a wrap, and the PGA Tour’s first title belonged to Brendan Steele. However, maybe the biggest highlight from the tournament was from rookie Cody Gribble, who had a remarkable turn of events on the par-3 15th hole.
On that hole, he hit a putt off the fringe of the green and the ball just continued to roll….and roll…and roll (!!). Miraculously though, the young tour pro recovered and nailed the massive putt which was almost on the other side of the green.
So, let this be a lesson that, even when you hit a crappy shot, you can always make a sweet recovery. And oh, how sweet it is.
I should know. I remember over shooting the green on my beloved Acorn Course on the second hole of the par-3 track. I hit a blind pitch shot that rolled right into the cup for a birdie.
Oh, it was glorious. Just believe in your clubs, my friends.
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