Living in Southern California we are fortunate to have great golfing weather all year around. Other parts of the country are not quite so lucky. Below is a 5 minute video which highlights the top 10 bad weather moments on the PGA Tour.
The inaugural World Trick-Shot Championship was held at Celtic Manor in 2005.
Competitors had the chance to perform a short set of just over 10 minutes. Judges rated the competitors on technical merit, entertainment value and presentation style. The winner was Paul Barrington and he received the £20,000 prize.
We have all seen the 3d video images of holes while watching golf coverage on TV. This interesting video shows how they do it.
Noticeable omissions from the list include; Rory McIlroy, Nicolas Colsaerts and Gary Woodland.
As the saying goes… it is better to be lucky than good! This video dates back to 2002 on the European Tour. This is James Kingston’s tee shot at the 15th hole of the Dunhill Championships which was played at Houghton Golf Club, South Africa.
Rory McIlroy has beaten just about every human on the planet so for the latest European Tour challenge he’s up against a robot. Or a Golf Laboratory Computer Controlled Hitting Machine to be precise.
2008 PGA Player of the Year Padraig Harrington joins the FSN’s Sport Science team. This video shows the science behind the “Happy Gilmore” style tee shot and whether running up to the ball (as opposed to being stationary at address) really adds distance to your drives.
The Amata Spring Country Club is a private golf and country club near to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. It hosts two high profile golf tournaments which were introduced in 2006. The Royal Trophy is a team competition between Europe and Asia, and the Honda LPGA Thailand is the first LPGA Tour event in Thailand. These are currently the two richest golf events held in Thailand.
This course is home to one of the famous par 3’s in world golf. The 17th 130-yard hole, has a floating green that can be lengthened and shortened using underwater pulleys You have to board a boat manned by two guys dressed as sailors which take you out to the green. When you’re on the green it actually moves with the flow of the water.
|Boat to the green. Pic courtesy of golfbytourmiss.com|
Although we are straying off the golf theme with this post, it was so good I felt obliged to share it. David Beckham is one of the greatest football players to play for England. This short tribute video depicts his career moments in Lego. It is a really fun video for the football (soccer) or Lego fan.
If you work in an office environment and need a golf fix this might be something for you!