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Sadlowski once again breaks the Golf Channel’s simulator

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By now the majority of you have probably seen the video that went viral of world long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski bombing a drive through the Golf Channel’s simulator and the wooden wall behind it (if you haven’t, you can watch it here).

Apparently the Golf Channel didn’t learn its lesson the first time, because they brought Sadlowski back to do a feature on “The Golf Fix” with Michael Breed. While warming up prior to the show Sadlowski once again drilled a hole through both the simulator screen and the wall behind it.

The only difference this time is the club he used. The first time was with a driver, but on this occasion Sadlowski used a 7 iron — yes a 7 iron. Not only does this ball crash through the wall, but the screen his ball ripped hole through gave a distance reading of just below 300 yards.

Again, not a typo — he hit his 7 iron just under 300 yards. But hey, how’s his short game?

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  1. Taylor

    Aug 23, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Breed gets so pissed, that’s what makes it so funny. You can definitely tell that he is “dad” on that whole crew. Everyone looks directly to him when it happens. Jamie has the immediate, I’m in trouble, look on him.

    Breed needs to relax a little

  2. corey

    Aug 21, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    first off, i dont doubt that the video is real but my question is why did that happen. i understand with his LD driver but a screen shouldnt break from the ball speed of a 230yd shot (yes damn impressive that it was a 7iron). do yall think the screen is pulled too tight and the netting protecting it isnt sufficient? just curious

    • Matt

      Aug 22, 2013 at 12:40 am

      I’ll give you a simple answer, its just a guess but makes since to me. With him creating driver like speed with a 7 iron the ball would be spinning much faster than with a driver therefore the torque and friction placed on the screen from a ball traveling that fast with that much spin would cause the screen to kind off grab the ball and rip easier.

  3. Beast

    Aug 20, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Meh…… looks like a set-up to me. Looking at Gary “My Mouth is Too Loud” ‘s face, the whole thing looks fishy. Why would they not fix it and have it ready for Sadlowski’s return, knowing what happened before? With all the money they have at the Channel, why would they not upgrade their most-used simulator for TV? Duh.

  4. Wes G

    Aug 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Just because you guys don’t think he’s that long, doesn’t mean that he isn’t that long. I’ve competed in the remax long drive qualifiers with my standard driver, and never hit anything over 380, but if I hit a 7 iron 230 I would call it a mishit. People have called me long, but that guy is a freak, you just cannot fathom how long he is until you see it in person. It will literally make you feel like a lesser person.

  5. naflack

    Aug 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Breeds response is priceless…

  6. Dave

    Aug 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    According to the video, that 7 iron wasn’t “just under 300 yards”. It was probably about 230, but that’s still an incredibly long 7 iron.

  7. 4rheel

    Aug 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    “Ay, don’t be yelling at me …” Hahahahahaha

  8. Golfer X

    Aug 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    No biggee… Tiger’s ex caused a lot more damage with a 9…

  9. Kadin Mahmet

    Aug 20, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    7 iron just under 300 yards…yea, I put it in the bag. 😉

  10. NoShanks

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Why is everyone acting so surprised?

  11. Nick

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    The best part is Breed saying “What do you mean we’re going to get in trouble for this?” Hahahaha.

    Whose idea was it to use the EXACT set up he destroyed before. I get it was a seven Iron this time but c’mon, not smart. What is that saying, “fool me once…”

    • 8thehardway

      Aug 21, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Whoever said that to Breed was two steps up from an intern. The TGC should have asked him to try a pitching wedge, SW, even gap wedge for future segments and then get a new screen.

  12. golfer

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    “what do you mean we’re going to get in trouble for that” – lol

  13. Big_5_Hole

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Yeah but is he really that long? I mean sure, he hits it pretty good but I bet lots of guys on tour could hit it just as far of they wanted. Those LD contests are all at altitude so the numbers are inflated, he uses a 65″ driver, he hits pinnacles, drinks protein shakes, exercises and has a strong grip. I mean really.

    Just kidding of course, this kid just flattens it. Awesome to watch. If you ever get a chance to see it in person, make sure you do. You’ve never seen anyone hit it like him.

    • chris

      Aug 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      I was getting ready to tell you how wrong you were until I got to the second paragraph… lol I liked watchin him hit a putter almost 300. Then his little driver he hits well over 300 haha. Ceazy because he’s not that tall. Awseome to see live

    • Tit

      Aug 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Yes, he is unbelievable. He IS that long.

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