Golf Buzz

May 9, 2017 - 12:43pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Lakewood CC on Facebook
On Monday, hail caused a significant amount of damage to Lakewood Country Club, a Donald Ross course near Denver.

Mother Nature can be cruel at times.

On Monday, a prestigious Denver area course designed by the legendary Donald Ross, was pounded by a hail storm that caused serious damage to Lakewood Country Club.

A tweet sent out by course general manager Lance Scheele notified members that the course would be closed on Tuesday for repairs. He also showed off the size of the hail (h/t John Strege at Golf Digest):

Here's a photo from the club's Facebook page. Check out all the hail damage on the practice green, which looks like hundreds of ball marks that were never replaced:

The damage, obviously, wasn't limited to the course.

Check this out:

May 9, 2017 - 10:31am
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Jason Day
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There are countless examples of what exceptional players the top golfers in the world are. This shot by Jason Day is just one of those.

Jason Day will be at TPC Sawgrass this week to defend his title in the Players Championship.

The former world No. 1 -- currently No. 3 -- hasn't teed it up since missing the cut with teammate Rickie Fowler at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Ever since, no surprise, he's been working on his game.

Check out this video posted on May 4 of Day splitting the uprights of a tree from the rough:

That was a tiny, tiny window and he lashed at the ball as if there was nothing in front of him.

What makes the video most impressive to these eyes, is that he's hitting that ball and pulling off this shot from what looks like some pretty thick and hairy rough.

I sure wish we could see where the shot ended up! 

May 9, 2017 - 8:15am
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T.J. Auclair
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This man figured out a way to get in some work on his short game while also getting his dog some exercise.

Dogs are the best, aren't they?

Check out the video below of a man working on his short game. Instead of hitting a bunch of balls and collecting them with a shag bag when there aren't any left, he just waits while his dog chases the ball down and returns it to his feet:

What's better than working on your game and getting your four-legged, furry friend some exercise?

Man, I can't even get my dog to sit.

May 8, 2017 - 10:40am
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T.J. Auclair
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We've all had that feeling on a golf course where we want to throw our club -- or clubs -- in the nearest body of water, but don't act on it. This guy did.

Any day on a golf course beats a day spent at the office, right?

Looks like someone forgot to tell this guy:

We're not sure what precipitated this meltdown, but we'll go out on a limb and guess that it was a less-than-ideal golf shot.

The good news is that if the lousy shot was the club's fault, the man won't ever have to worry about the club being stubborn again.