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A golf shot from above the abyss
We've all played some crazy golf holes in our lives. In fact, not too long ago you told us all about them. But this shot may go down as one of the craziest we've seen in a long time.
Morten Klovstad, a self-described hobby golfer for 25 years with a 10 handicap, stood atop Kjeragbolten, a boulder lodged between two cliffs in Norway, to hit a tee shot into the fjord below.
For those of you who aren't up on your Norwegian geography (I'll be the first one to admit that I needed to look this all up), Kjeragbolten is located in Rogaland, Norway. The boulder itself is lodged in a crevice of Kjerag, a mountain above the fjord Lysefjorden. It is a popular hiking spot, and it's definitely worth an image search to see all of the creative poses and pictures people take of it.
But back to Klovstad's story.
Klovstad, who lives in Norway, had never before been to Kjerag and wanted to "make a great and spectacular photo," as he wrote in an email. As any true golfer would, Klovestad decided to bring his clubs on his maiden trip and turn Kjeragbolten into a tee box.
Klovestad made the 2.5-hour climb up to Kjeragbolten, a point 1,004 meters above sea level. After taking the photo, he hit what he estimated was a 300-meter drive down into Lysefjorden. But he wasn't satisified with just a drive into the fjord.
After hitting the shot, Klovestad made the 2.5-hour trek down to the fjord and took a lost ball penalty. He then made a putt to finish up his one-hole round with a 3.
This type of shot may not be for everyone, but I think it would be a lot of fun. It also produces a great photo and story, and what can beat that?