WATCH: Golfer does amazing backflip trick shot to perfection

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And golf’s trick shot greatness continues. This time, trick shot artist, Alec Barlow does one of the most acrobatic trick shot you’ll see.

He literally does a backflip over his golf ball while it’s in mid-air, and then he lands and hits it beautifully. This after he tosses the ball, where the ball bounces off a pad, and then he flips over it.

After that, it’s a picture perfect shot. How these guys do these trick shots is amazing, and we just witnessed another dandy right there.



As I mentioned before, this is how creative you can get with golf. In most sports, you can only do so many trick shots but in golf, the possibilities are endless.

You have multiple clubs and locations where you can make any trick shot happen. You just have to use your imagination, and Alec definitely did that to join a long list of great trick shot artists.

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WATCH: Ollie Schniederjans has the coolest putting stroke in golf

In golf, we experiment with so many things that could help us be better players. Ollie Schniedrjans has a unique way of drilling birdie putts and it’s pretty cool, as he put it on display at the Wyndham championship

He uses both hands for his backswing like normal, but when he brings the putter forward, he uses one hand. In short, Schniederjans has a one-handed putting stroke.



It isn’t something that’s mind blowing, especially considering that you’ll see some pros practice their putting with one hand. Heck, I’ve practiced with one hand, and I’m just some scrub.

However, it’s pretty cool when someone does it in competition. Not to mention, he does it in a way that works which is nice.

So, not only is Schneiderjans making playing golf without a hat cool again, he’s also bringing some flare to the putting game. I think we can say drive for show and putt for show now. Well played Ollie.

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This is one of the greatest golf trick shots of all-time

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Trick shots have become quite a craze in the world of golf, and they keep getting wilder and wilder. This one by Joshua Kelley, a professional trick shot artist, is one of the best you’ll ever see.

 

He hits the ball where it floats over his head in the opposite direction. From there, the ball lands on what appears to a mini golf green, and finally, it rolls into the cup.

 

You simply can’t make this stuff up. What some of these dudes and chicks are doing with golf clubs is insanity, and they keep getting better at it.



 

Yes, you can do trick shots in every sport. However, the versatility in golf can let your trick shot creativity soar.

 

You have numerous clubs you can work with, and many locations where you can make things happen. It just continues to show you how beautiful the sport is when you can do cool stuff like this. Well played.

 

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WATCH: Rory McIlroy makes mockery of Quail Hollow driving range

Quail Hollow is one of the most dangerous courses in golf and will make for an exciting PGA Championship host. However, it’s not as vicious on the driving range, as two-time PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy hit some ridiculous drives on it.

In the Golf Channel video, you see McIlroy clearing the entire range….with a 3-wood. The combination of McIlroy’s strength and the technology of his Taylormade 3-wood make for a deadly team of brute force.



However, the Quail Hollow range is 10 yards downhill, which will give any ball extra elevation. Regardless, driving over the entire range is absolute insanity and the work of a mad man with a golf club.

Rory has had a ton of success at Quail Hollow. Guess you can add domination of its driving range to his list.

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WATCH: You won’t believe this massive drive from Dustin Johnson

Driving the ball far is the one thing we all want to do as golfers and golf fans. Dustin Johnson is one of the longest hitters of our time, and he proved it yet again with a massive, 400+ yard bomb at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC.

When they say “drive for show, putt for dough”, the show part of the quote was on full display after the 2016 U.S. Open champ’s drive. He hits it like it’s nothing, as the ball hits nothing but fairway on the legendary course.



There are certain players in Long Drive who hit that far but put a little more speed and power in their swings. Johnson’s swing is fast, but he isn’t swinging out of his shoes.

Some might say it’s the equipment, but a good driver is really going to give you no more than 10 extra yards off the tee, not 100. It was a beautiful drive that almost broke Twitter.

It’s just another example of how we become enamored with powerful drives off the tee. We simply enjoy things that go “hard”, and Johnson certainly did that with that tee ball.

You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! The PGA Championship is almost here, so get ready for a date with Quail Hollow (minus the food, candles and fine wine)!

 

 

 


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WATCH: Is this one of the greatest flop shots of all-time?

We’ve seen some backward type shots over the years, with Phil Mickelson being the master of it. However, thanks to the amazing ability of sharing on social media, a clip of one of the best flop shots ever was posted.

With so many insane trick shots that have been posted over the years, this shot may not seem like that big of a deal. However, although flop shots are among the prettiest in golf, they can be tough to master.

Homeboy hit his shot backward, and, the most amazing thing is how the ball reacted. The ball falls, lands back in the greenside rough, and then rolls all the way out onto the green, eventually dropping into the hole.

Now, some will say it’s fake. And, in a world where it’s easy to make fake things seems real, thanks to technology, it’s certainly reasonable to think that.

However, this shot is not impossible, making it easy to believe it was a true shot. Also, something tells me that this took some practice, so it’s not like it was on the first try.

This was an example of short game wizardry, worthy of a scholarship to Hogwarts. This is also a simple reminder of the unbelievable things you can do with a golf club.

You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! What’s the best shot you ever hit? Share it with me on Twitter, and I’ll be glad to feature it in my next story!


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WATCH: Maurice Allen did one of the coolest celebrations in golf history

If you don’t know who Maurice Allen is, then you’re missing out. He’s one of the best long drivers in the world, in particular, dominating on the European Tour, and enjoying some recent success in the U.S.

Allen won the Mile High Shootout, defeating then world no.1 Ryan Reisbeck, but before that, during an interview on NBC/Golf Channel, he did one of the best celebrations ever. He replicated what Ric Flair used to do during his wrestling days, and as we know, Flair was one of wrestling’s most hyped characters.

Probably the funniest thing of all is, the man himself, Ric Flair replied to NBC/Golf Channel’s tweet with is famous “WOOO!”.

We’ve seen some exciting characters in golf over the years, and immedietely, one name that comes to mind is Seve Ballesteros, who arguably was the most expressive golfer in history. Maurice Allen just took over that title as golf’s most expressive character.

Although it’s not traditional golf, it’s still a great golf related event. You still use golf balls and clubs, you’re just not aiming for a hole.

Other than his animated nature, Allen is just a joy to watch, with an explosive swing. You and I would likely swing out of our shoes, trying to replicate his swing.

The Florida A&M alum looks to continue his success as we get closer to the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. Well played Maurice, keep doing you.

You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I go Super Saiyan on my backswing but only end up hitting it 150 yards!


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WATCH: Excited golf fan falls on his face trying to shake Jordan Spieth’s hand

The Open Championship, for the second straight year, gave us a tournament for the ages, with Jordan Spieth holding off the always dangerous Matt Kuchar for his third major title. After Spieth’s victory lap around Royal Birkdale, an eager fan was trying to give Spieth a five or handshake but failed in the attempt.

The man tripped, knocked the fence down, and face planted onto all of that history sitting in the Birkdale grass. The man is OK, so it’s all good in the hood.

Certainly, though, it must have been embarrassing. But hey, he got a little fame out of it, as the tweet by Alex Meyers of Golf Digest almost broke Twitter.

Let this be a lesson though. Sports is supposed to be exciting, but let’s learn to keep that excitement tamed. Otherwise, you could hurt yourself, others…..fences, the ground, etc.

And please don’t trip and fall on purpose. You will not go viral.

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This hilarious Matt Kuchar video will make your day

Matt Kuchar is a co-leader at The Open Championship early on, and what better way to celebrate one of golf’s complete good guys by making his E rated vocabulary and make it rated M for Mature?

 

Matt Kuchar is widely regarded as one of the nicest guys in all of golf. He’s also known for his consistency on the course as well as his streakiness, heating up like a microwave.

 

One thing he doesn’t do is swear. Kuchar is a Christian and is devoted. This hilarious video by Skratch TV decided to turn his innocent words such as “darn” and “golly”, and bleep them out to make him sound like a rude, and angry golfer.



Just when you were excited about the second round of The Open, you get to see this very funny clip about the tournament co-leader. Did I mention that it’s Friday? Enjoy.

 

You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I carry soap in my golf bag just in case I decide to swear after an errant tee shot or missed putt! 

 

 


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WATCH: Justin Rose’s incredible 1998 Open shot recreated with Legos.

I had a lot of fun collaborating with the @golfchannel on this project. I can’t wait for @theopen to get under way. I will always remember this shot by @justinprose99

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Justin Rose hit one of the greatest shots in major the history of the Open Championship in 1998, holing out from the rough on the 18th hole. This moment was recaptured with the use of Legos.

 

When Justin Rose holed out from the rough at the 1998 Open Championship as a 17-year old, it was one of the great shots in tournament history. Rose would go on to finish in fourth, but go on have a legendary career which includes 18 worldwide wins, a U.S. Open, and an Olympic gold medal.

 

Not only that, he finished runner-up at this year’s Masters, losing to Sergio Garcia as we all know by now.

 

A man recreated Rose’s special shot in 98′ with a set of Legos. It was recaptured in a unique, and colorful way. And just to think, at the time, Rose wasn’t that far removed from the age of kids who played with Legos.

 

Only with Legos, video games and such can we see anyone hole out with one hand. This is what you see in the video as mini J-Rose is a god, making the shot look easy.

 

It was a shot for the ages, and little did anyone know Rose would become a legend in this sport. This clip is a fun way to celebrate the finish of the first round of The Open. It’s going to be a great weekend at Royal Birkdale.

 

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I can’t recreate magical moments in golf history with Legos, but I can make a dude sink a tap-in putt for birdie with Legos (to win The Open, mind you….)!

 

 


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