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Austin Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker via Twitter
At age 3, Austin Snedeker already looks like a future long drive champion.
 
Brandt Snedeker and his family are out at Kapalua this week for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, and his son Austin just couldn't wait to kick off 2016 with a few cuts himself.
 
Austin, 3, is a lefty, and as you can see in the short video below, he's already got a full swing and some serious power off the tee. We especially like how he holds his finish.
 
 
Austin's dad qualified for the Tournament of Champions by virtue of his victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February, and won the Franklin Templeton Shootout with partner Jason Dufner less than a month ago. Judging by that swing, Austin just might collect some trophies of his own down the road. 
 
Here's his swing. Check it out:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 5, 2016 - 11:21am
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Laser beam
Laser Time
What happens when a laser beam meets a golf ball? Nothing good.

What happens when you point a laser beam at a golf ball?

Lucky for us, someone with a YouTube account (Laser Time) pondered that same question and brings us this:

 

January 4, 2016 - 8:43pm
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Reserve at Lake Keowee's Clemson football field replica
Reserve at Lake Keowee via Twitter
"We wanted to find a unique way to show our support while the football team is on a truly historic run,” said Lake Keowee Director of Sales Rutledge Livingston.
 
Clemson will face off against Alabama for college football's national championship next Monday night and, unsurprisingly, people across South Carolina are extremely excited.
 
It's fair to say, however, that no one is showing support for the Tigers like the folks at the Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, S.C. Just outside the clubhouse at the upscale golf course community, as you can see in the photo above, is a half-sized football field complete with an authentic "Tiger Paw" logo.
 
"We have such a strong relationship with the university and we wanted to find a unique way to show our support while the football team is on a truly historic run,” Lake Keowee Director of Sales Rutledge Livingston said on the Lake Keowee website.
 
 
"We think this is a pretty cool way of doing that. We even have a hill to run down," added Livingston, who was a member of Tigers teams in the mid-1970s.
 
Located about 16 miles from the Clemson campus, The Reserve is Tigers Head Coach Dabo Swinney's home club – membership comes with the Clemson job, the website says. The facility, built around a Jack Nicklaus Signature course is the site of Swinney's annual media day golf outing as well as the Clemson Invitational on Lake Keowee next spring.
 
 
 
 
 
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Brooks Koepka is the newest Nike Tour staff member, along with Tony Finau.

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have some company at the company.

On Monday, Nike Golf announced its latest additions to the Nike Tour staff, including Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's what Koepka had to say, according to the Nike news release:

“Nike is an iconic brand,” Koepka says. “All these great, legendary athletes, such as Kobe Bryant, seem to be with Nike. I’m lucky enough to represent the best company in the world. I’m excited with what Nike will do in the future for the game of golf [and] I know that this partnership will help me achieve my personal goals.”

And from Finau:

“The best athletes in the world play for Nike and I'm glad to add my name to that list,” Finau affirms. “I look forward to striving for greatness as a lot of Nike athletes have. I know innovation is a big part of Nike and changing the mold, changing the game — that's what drew me to the Swoosh.” 

 

Shane Lowry's shot at the WGC Bridgestone Classic was named the European Tour's 2015 Shot of the Year.

Remember the miraculous shot Shane Lowry hit through the trees on the 18th hole at the WGC Bridgestone Classic that landed on the green?

Fans of the European Tour certainly did, as they selected that as the 2015 Shot of the Year.

In case your memory needs refreshing, here it is again:

 

 

Haven't we all wanted to hit one just like that, just to say we did it? And how many times have we tried it, only to be disappointed. "Ninety percent air," my foot.