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A 10-year-old designed the yardage book for last week’s Web.com event

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You may have seen Adam Schenk capture the Web.com Tour’s Tom’s Lincoln Land Charity Championship over the weekend.

To that, we say, congratulations, Mr. Schenk. But as Geoff Shackelford rightly noted, there’s a buried lede in this game story, and it’s that of 10-year-old Seth Damsgard of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Damsgard’s hole drawings filled the yardage books of the players at Panther Creek Country Club last week.

How did a 10-year-old end up making yardage books for professional golfers? Well, it started with Seth using satellite imagery to create yardage books for his own junior tournaments and turning them into graphical layouts.

Some of Damsgard's work.

Some of Damsgard’s work.

He got in touch with Scott Brady from Precise Yardage Books seeking advice, and as he says,

“We wanted to get some tips…We told him how we did our graphic designing. He was just drawing them by hand, so he hired us.”

Damsgard and Brady have a good thing going. Brady travels to each course to measure green slopes, bunker depth, elevation changes, etc. He then sends the information back to Damsgard who adds it to his images.

Damsgard at work. (via kidpreneur.org)

Damsgard at work. (via kidpreneur.org)

And then, boom, move over Tour Sherpa, the yardage books hit the press.

From all of us at GolfWRX, brilliant stuff and keep up the good work, young man!

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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Tiger Woods battles terrifying deep-sea creature, wins

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With four tweets since July 21st, Tiger Woods is exposing himself on social media in a way we haven’t seen.

And with his latest tweet, he’s…exposing himself in a way we haven’t seen.

A shirtless-and-swimsuited Woods appears holding what he purports to be a lobster (but what looks more like a monster of the deep sea).

Nothing like it, indeed.

He’s lucky to have escaped with his life after battling that horrifying crustacean. Spiny lobsters, apparently, don’t have claws, but somehow that doesn’t make them any less terrifying, as they look poised to impale you and carry you off to their reefy lairs.

Not sure how big the beast in Woods grasp actually is, but it pales in comparison to this 14-pound creature from your nightmares.

14_pound_lobster_caught_near_Bermuda_0_48217534_ver1.0_640_480Anyway, Woods has been on something of a grand tour of late it seems, taking in a friendly version of El Clasico in Miami and posing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

All of this is good to see. It was two months ago that Woods entered rehab following his now-infamous Memorial Day arrest for impaired driving.

What this portends for his future on the golf course is unclear, but you’d assume the 14-time major champion is feeling pretty good if he’s free diving after monsters of the deep.

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