Beau Brinkley
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Beau Brinkley's real job is long snapper for the Tennessee Titans.

Charity golf tournaments have hole-in-one prizes all the time, usually for something like a new car or a vacation -- and rarely does anyone actually make an ace to win. If someone does hole out, they're usually won by someone in the community but not particularly well-known elsewhere.

But the Nashville Sports Council Golf Tournament on Thursday not only featured an unusual prize, but it was won by Beau Brinkley, who just happens to be the long snapper for the NFL's Tennessee Titans.

According to this story in the Nashville Tennesean, Brinkley aced the par-3, 182-yard eighth hole at Gaylord Springs. And since the tournament was sponsored by Jack Daniel's, Brinkley won himself an entire barrel of single barrel select premium whiskey -- both the contents and the barrel.

How big is a barrel? Well, it holds about 250 bottles of whiskey. Brinkley mentioned later in an interview with ESPN that he'd like to keep the barrel as a reminder of his once-in-a-lifetime shot. And a lifetime of shots, as well.

Although since the traditional celebration for a hole-in-one is drinks on the house, Brinkley's supply of whiskey could already be dwindling.

Ace earns NFL player a barrel of whiskey
June 25, 2015 - 2:16pm
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Trash Can
We've all seen a good, juvenile meltdown on the golf course. But this one might top them all. When a golfer from England couldn't fit his clubs in a trash bin, he went and shoved his head in instead... and got it stuck.

I've seen my share of meltdowns on the golf course, but this one takes the cake.

The Telegraph has the story of a 49-year-old man named Dave Sayers from Newcastle-under-Lyme, England. Sayers had a bit too much to drink during a charity golf outing.

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Running hot after a few bad shots, Sayers told the Telegraph his plan was to dump the clubs in the trash bin. They didn't fit, so he did the next, ahem, logical thing.

"I went to put my head in the bin, but then I couldn't get it out," he said.

Oh, and the best part of this for all of us? There's video of the incident:

The next time things get bad on the golf course, just remember -- there's a good chance it won't be "have my friends rub vaseline on my head so I can get it out of a trash can" bad.

h/t Golf News Net 

Angry golfer gets head stuck in trash can
June 25, 2015 - 9:46am
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Martin Laird
Martin Laird made the par-4 17th hole at TPC River Highlands a whole lot easier on Thursday -- he holed his second shot for an eagle.

The 17th hole at TPC River Highlands, a 420-yard par 4, is one of the trickier holes on the closing stretch at the Travelers Championship. Water guards the entire left side of the hole.

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Needless to say, a good drive is a must. And, if you hit a solid drive, you might even get a little lucky and do what Martin Laird did this morning:


How about a nice little, eagle-2 to pencil in on the scorecard?

Laird holes out from 140 yards at Travelers Championship
June 25, 2015 - 7:43am
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Martin Kaymer
Faced with a third shot on a par 5 from a pond, chances are most of us aren't thinking "birdie is in play." That's not how Martin Kaymer thinks. He proved it Thursday.

The BMW International Open is taking place on the European Tour this week in Germany.

Martin Kaymer is playing the event in his home country. He had four birdies in Round 1 on Thursday, including the incredible one you'll see below from the par-5 ninth hole (his final hole of the day), on his way to an even-par 72:


That was quite the adventure. What a recovery shot. And a heck of a way to end a round. 

Kaymer's recovery from a pond leads to unlikely birdie
Jordan Spieth and Ben Crenshaw
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Ben Crenshaw, who practiced with Jordan Spieth at the Masters, says Spieth's popularity could go into "hyperspace" if he wins the Open Championship.
As a fellow multiple major winner and former Texas Longhorn, Ben Crenshaw is something of a mentor and inspiration to Jordan Spieth. He also knows Spieth's game as well as anyone.
And, Crenshaw firmly believes that Spieth can capture the third leg of the Grand Slam at St. Andrews next month.
"I think it is entirely possible," Crenshaw told columnist Kirk Bohls of The Austin American-Statesman. "I'm very excited for his chances."
Crenshaw is so bullish on Spieth because he believes Spieth's game is a great fit for the Old Course.
"I think he's plenty long, but he knows positioning is more vital than length," Crenshaw explained. "There are a million ways to play St. Andrews, and that will fascinate him to no end."
Spieth, in case you're wondering, has played one round at St. Andrews. That was back in 2011, when he was part of the U.S. Walker Cup team that played up the road at Royal Aberdeen.
"It's one of my favorite places in the world," he said of St. Andrews in his news conference after winning the U.S. Open. "I remember walking around The R&A clubhouse and seeing paintings of royalty playing golf, and it was dated 14-whatever, 1460-something. I'm thinking, our country was discovered in 1492 and they were playing golf here before anyone even knew that the Americas existed."
Spieth said he plans to rest up a bit, then play the John Deere Classic – which he won in 2013 by holing a 44-yard bunker shot in a playoff for his first PGA Tour victory. At age 19, that victory made him the youngest player to win on the PGA Tour in 82 years.
He'll then hop on the Sunday night charter flight from the John Deere to the Open Championship as he's done in each of the past two seasons, no doubt filled with confidence.
"I've proven to myself that I can win on a British-style golf course now," he said at Chambers Bay. "Now I take it to the truest British-style golf course of any in the world. And I'm just excited for the opportunity coming then."
And if he were able to add the third leg of the Slam? 
"It is already stratospheric," said Crenshaw of Spieth's fame and popularity. "If he wins that, that would put it in hyperspace. We're talking American Pharoah." 
Jordan Spieth could be like American Pharoah, says Ben Crenshaw
June 24, 2015 - 11:23am
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The 29th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, where six divisions titles were decided, brought together outstanding student athletes and produced many special memories. Tune in to Golf Channel, Wednesday, July 1, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, and relive some of those moments in the 2015 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship Highlight Show.

Replays will also air on Golf Channel: Tuesday, July 7, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET; and Tuesday, July 21, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET.

The program features the thrilling conclusion of the three-day Championship, held in May at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The show includes segments featuring:
• Earl Cooper, PGA – Wilmington (Del.) Country Club
• Tiana Jones, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
• Loritz “Scooter” Clark, Bethune-Cookman University Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
• The Chua Sisters
• Tribute to golf pioneers Charlie Sifford, Calvin Peete and Pete Brown
• William White, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, N.C.

PGA Minority Championship highlights show to air July 1