Golf Buzz

June 10, 2016 - 12:01pm
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Matt Craig
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Brooke Henderson

Brooke Henderson's first round score of 4-under-par 67 was good enough for the lead at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. But after the round most of the questions she received were about the 13th hole.

Why? Because Henderson, the 18-year-old rookie from Ontario, aced the 152-yard par three which earned her a new Kia K900 automobile.

After seeing the ball go in the hole, Henderson celebrated with her older sister and caddie Brittany, but they didn't realize the prize they had won.

"We forgot about the car behind us," Brittany said, "but as we were walking up to the hole, Haru Nomura’s caddie said, `You know, that’s a car hole,’ and so we had to celebrate again."




A hole-in-one, a car, and...a kiss. Nice shot, @brookehendersongolf.

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Brooke said after the round that she would be giving the car to her sister.

“All year, I have walked up on the practice rounds and said, `See that car, if I get it, it's yours,’” Brooke said. “I didn't say it this week, but she ends up getting it.”

Brittany responded as only an older sister would. "I'm waiting to see if I actually get the keys."

Later on Thursday night, the Henderson sisters confirmed the exchange on Brooke's Twitter. She wasn't hesitant to share the credit for the ace either, adding in the caption, "Thanks for the right yardage, sis."



June 10, 2016 - 11:06am
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Dog has long been known as man's best friend. But that title took on a whole new meaning for golfers when one man turned his dog's love for playing fetch into a way to improve his short game.

YouTube user Paul Haynes, who has uploaded videos of his dogs Lola and Lilly before, may have stumbled upon a game-changing inovation in backyard golf by teaching his dog to fetch his pitch shots for him.

While it may be more effective then a gimmicky ball-return system from an infomercial, this system does require a few maintanence costs. Namely puppy chow and a reliable waste scooper.

But in his defense, those 30-40 yard shots sure are tricky. 

Have you all tried this with your dogs? And if so, did it work?



June 9, 2016 - 5:17pm
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Matt Craig
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mark wahlberg backyard golf
If you weren't jealous of Mark Wahlberg before, you will be now. The Oscar-nominated actor has never been shy in expressing that his heart never strays far from the golf course.
Or in this case, in his back yard. Wahlberg took to his Instagram Thursday to show off his newly-installed backyard practice area, which includes a large green, several large bunkers, and a chipping mat from his balcony.
While everybody has played a little golf in their backyard at some point in their life, it probably didn't look a whole lot like this.
Wahlberg showed off his golf skills at this year's Pebble Beach Pro-Am, playing with Bubba Watson, and the lefty has said he holds a nine handicap.
With a little help from his buddies at Back Nine Greens, and probably a large bag of cash, that handicap could be headed down. How much do you think a setup like this costs?
Maybe Wahlberg should look into this $16 million golfer's dream home.
June 9, 2016 - 1:33pm
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Matt Craig
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Douglas Elliman Real Estate

If you had all the money in the world and were tasked with building a golfer's dream house, what would it look like?

Chances are it would resemble this mansion in Westchester, New York. And you're in luck, it's for sale! The price tag: just under $16 million.

The nearly 10,000 square foot house sits on 10 acres and looks out onto conversed land around Lake Waccabuc, only an hour's drive from New York City.

It includes six bedrooms, eight baths, an infitinity pool, a heated spa, a 100 foot-long dock, a boat house, a one-bedroom guesthouse, and 300 feet of direct waterfront along which 60 feet of beach has been installed.

And the best part for golfers? How about two golf greens, a driving range, and 10 tee boxes for 10 different golf shots.

The original house was built in 1928 by Enoch Mead, who owned Lake Waccabuc and the surrounding area. Its current owner, Mark Mosello, bought the property in 1990 for $1 million. Mosello works as an outdoor lighting designer and his work can be seen on the estates of financiers like Sanford Weill and Jamie Dimon.

If you're interested and have an extra $16 million laying around, check out the listing here.


June 9, 2016 - 1:10pm
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T.J. Auclair
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No matter what your age, pulling off a great shot on the golf course is always cause for celebration.

The headline pretty much says it all.

How cool is this shot and reaction from a little guy looking like Ernie Els out of the bunker?