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Is this really the worst golf shot in America?



The title of the article is the title of an absolute horrorshow of a YouTube video, folks.

Posted by Jeff Ritter some three years ago, the caption for game-of-golf defiling video reads simply.

“As the sun slowly sets, Brian Hutcherson tries — and tries again — to tee off on the 18th hole of the Hall of Fame course in St. Augustine, Fla., in October, 2010.”   

Now, the irony of this man with this swing playing a track in any way associated with the phrase “hall of fame” is just too perfect.

Three points here.

1) Naming the poor bastard in the video is a savage move from Ritter.

2) While this video is hilarious, the amount of tee box excavation he does isn’t. We’ll hope a bounty of booze was involved, but if not, the dude has no place on a golf course.

3) The reason this “shot” stands alone among the worst is that he essentially recorded 12 strokes without even contacting the ball once. At least Tin Cup showed skill while racking up the strokes when standing in the same spot.

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And making things mind-bogglingly worse: It seems Hutcherson hit his ball out of bounds (tough to tell where it ended up as he outlasted the daylight). It sounds like he says he has another ball, and he looks to pull one from his pocket. That’s like taking 15 shots to get one in play!

Stroke-and-distance raises a possibility more horrifying than anything you’ll see this Halloween: Hutcherson did the whole awful thing again.

What do you think, WRXers, ever seen an attempt to tee off gone so terrifyingly awry?

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  1. Herve

    Oct 26, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Move over Charles Barkley, there’s a new sheriff in town!

  2. chinchbugs

    Oct 26, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I commend him on having a pre-shot routine though…

  3. Pedro

    Oct 26, 2017 at 6:12 am

    ‘..poor b*stard’? Since when has such profanity been acceptable in a wrx article? M.smzls comments are deleted and yet this is allowed?

  4. KCCO

    Oct 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Poor tee box

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.11.18)



If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Michael Martinez with a phenomenal custom Nike concept sketch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Hispanic Heritage Month #golf #nikeshoes #leetrevino

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Worse than the blue screen of death…

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Sadness. #RadryGolf

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In the pantheon of golf tattoos, this one has to be featured prominently, no?

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Tattoo level: Tin Cup ???????? ???? via @pgamemes

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BB&F continues to reign as the ferrule king.

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Ferrule B

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Kraken’s latest ballmarker is hotter than a fire track.

With all due respect to aquatic creatures, these are the best kind of scallops.

A clean sole grind and stamping from Don White. Nothing like it.

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Made with a purpose.

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If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

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Report: No tickets will be sold for Tiger-Phil match



Sorry, fans, you’re not going to be able to buy tickets to the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson $9 million megamatch at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, November 23.

Per a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, only a “small gathering of sponsors and VIPs” will be allowed on course. The report also indicates that, in contrast to Phil Mickelson’s promised primetime (ET) showdown, the match will be played under the Nevada sun. The official start time is yet to be announced, ditto the PPV price.

We corrected the promo graphic below to eliminate the crowd. But right-handed Tiger Woods swinging a left-handed club still needs fixing.

Woods is the -220 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Mickelson is a +180 underdog.

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WATCH: Is this the craziest hole-in-one you’ve ever seen?



Golfers often say that getting a hole-in-one is all luck. (Keep in mind that Tiger Woods, arguably one of the most skilled iron players ever, says he has 19 holes-in-one… so maybe not all luck.) But certainly there are some holes-in-one that are “luckier” than others.

And then there’s this shot by Eddie Pepperell at the 2018 British Masters…

Definitely a great shot, and he absolutely took dead aim, but how this golf ball found the bottom of the cup is mind-blowing. It seemed to bounce off the ground, go up the flagstick, hit the ground, then side hop itself right into the basket. Wow.

But is it crazier than the bank shot?

That one is hard to top.

Or how about the all-time classic Bugs-Bunny-assisted hole-in-one by Michael Jordan in Space Jam?

Looney Tunes aside, here’s what Pepperell had to say about his hole-in-one.

He may not have seen what happened at the time, but he’ll see it on highlight reels for years to come.

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