Golf Buzz

July 4, 2016 - 1:56pm
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Matt Craig
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goosinator, timberlin golf course
The Hartford Courant
Timberlin Golf Course in Berlin, Connecticut has a new invention helping them to rid their course of unwanted geese.

Of all the problems that golf courses have, you wouldn't think that goose droppings would be the biggest one.

But the Hartford Courant has the story of one course in Berlin, Connecticut that had such a goose problem that they had to come up with a creative solution.

"It was like a minefield out there from the geese, especially the back nine," course regular James Green, of Berlin, said Friday of gross conditions caused by geese that lived at the course. "It got on your shoes, clubs, cart. It'd get into your car and you'd smell that odor. Terrible."

They started off using leaf-blowers at least once per day to blow all of the droppings off the greens, that is until they bought the $4,000 Goosinator.

The Goosinator is a large, remote-controlled predator that chases geese on both land and water. It's buzzing sound and orange color scares the geese away, and the course has seen a drastic improvement since implementing it.

Check out the video at the link below, it's just as entertaining as it sounds:

If I saw this on the golf course it would probably scare me away too.



July 3, 2016 - 5:17pm
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Twitter / BrodieSmith21
A man juggles a golf ball while wake surfing, celebrating Fourth of July weekend in the most impressive possible way.

Golf juggling is difficult enough. Wake surfing is difficult enough.

Put them together, and you've got something that's nearly impossible. But not for Brodie Smith, as he showed when he pulled it off on his Twitter and Instagram pages.

I can't even begin to imagine the amount of balance and concentration required to pull this off, especially with the accurate pass at the end.

And they say man can't truly multi-task!

And how is he rewarded? With a face full of lake water.


July 3, 2016 - 1:22pm
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jordan spieth no-look putt
Twitter / PGATour
Jordan Spieth hits hit mid-range putt on the practice putting green while looking back towards his caddie.

Jordan Spieth has made a career out of making putting look too easy. We've seen him drain long, snaking putts everywhere from Augusta to St. Andrews.

But lest we start to take Spieth's putting prowess for granted, he took it up another level on Sunday before the final round of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

On the putting green getting ready for his round, after sinking a couple mid-range putts, he turns toward his caddie Michael Greller and tries one without looking.

h/t to the PGA Tour on Twitter



Money. Expect anything different?


July 3, 2016 - 12:40pm
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Matt Craig
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golf trick shot
Two young golfers attempted a trick shot in their back yard, but the results weren't quite what they were hoping for.

Generally two questions come to my mind when I see a golf trick shot on the internet:

1. Is this real or fake?
2. How many attempts did it take to do that?

These questions are important because anyone who has tried a crazy trick shot has figured out that it's not nearly as easy as it looks.

Which was the case for these two young golfers, who didn't quite get the results they were looking for when they attempted a trick shot in what I assume is their backyard.



Unfortunately for them, they don't get a second take.

July 2, 2016 - 4:32pm
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ted hillary
WZZM13 / Roger Lennemon
Ted Hillary of Michigan recorded a pair of aces in the same round.

I'm a young golfer, so I have plenty of rounds ahead of me, but I'm still a little disappointed I've never had a hole-in-one.

I realize that it's mostly luck, but it has to be one of the best feelings in the world to see the ball disappear from back on the tee box.

My point is, I'd settle for one in my entire career. But then I heard about Ted Hillary, who sunk two holes-in-one in the same round. Two in the same round? Someone's been living right!

WZZM 13 out of Grand Rapids had the story. Playing at Thousand Oaks Golf Club in western Michigan, Hillary aced the 142-yard seventh hole. Then he stepped up to the 15th hole and knocked down a 162-yarder.

As word spread around the grounds, people gathered in the clubouse to congratulate Hillary after his round.

What a day. How would you react if this happened to you?