Feeling bad about weather and not being able to play golf? Here are a few tricks from Vine user PJCarmichael which you can try at your home.
There are a log more tricks on his page – check them out!
Ever wonder what golf sales clerks do when store traffic is slow? Watch this video (or click here) to see what you can do when you work in a golf shop and have some extra time on your hands. This definitely needs incredible amount of concentration and practice.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (click here for video) on Monday as part of their promotion for a new line of Nike golf gear. Fallon challenged Rory to a game that involved chipping balls at glass pictures of each other’s faces
Remember when Jimmy Fallon Beat Tiger Woods at Wii Golf way back in 2009 (watch here)? Not this time! Rory, who is currently at the peak of his career riding on three consecutive victories (in the Open Championship, the Bridgestone Invitational and the US PGA), made a strong showing. Does this count as the fourth?
Watch this amazing video (click here) of 9 player putting 9 balls in one cup. It is not just a matter of accuracy but also the speed of each ball, great job by the team.
During the 2010 final round of the AT&T National, Sean O’Hair, hit a wayward drive on the 18th tee and nailed spectator Chris Logan the temple. Normally that’s not a good thing, but getting hit in the head ended up saving Chris’s life.
It turns out that when checking Chris for a concussion doctors noticed a lump in his throat that turned out to be Thyroid Cancer. Luckily it was caught early and Chris is now cancer-free.
Because of the concern of a head injury, the tournament medics rushed him away and Chris never actually got to meet Sean after getting hit. However in the mid 2011, he was finally able to meet Sean in person and thank him for hitting him in the head and saving his life.
I’m guessing that’s probably the first (and last) time O’Hair will get thanked for hitting somebody in the head with a drive.
Derek @ 72strokes.com
Ever imagined how a pro golfer would stack up against a robot? Watch this below video (or click here) to see Rory vs. the Robat – a target challenge between Rory McIlroy and a Golf Laboratory Computer Controlled Hitting Machine.
Can’t make it to the course today because of bad weather or a long day at work? Well, you can still experience the joy of golf without even putting on your golf shoes by enjoying one of these classic golf movies in the comfort of your own living room.
Caddyshack is a 1980s comedy starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe, and Bill Murray. The film takes place at an exclusive golf club, probably a little more eccentric than your own (depending if your groundskeeper has an unhealthy obsession with a gopher or not). Director Harold Ramis sinks a perfect hole in one with Caddyshack’s side-splitting, wacky humor. The film became a model for other teen comedies of the early 1980s and was followed up by a sequel Caddyshack II.
Tin Cup (1996) is a romantic comedy about a former golf pro (Kevin Costner) who attempts to revive his golf career, in order to qualify for the US Open and steal his rival’s girlfriend. Kevin Costner probably does such a great job depicting a golf-pro because the guy can actually golf! He is ranked number 39 in Golf Digest’s “Hollywood’s Top 100 Golfers.” Continue reading