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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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What GolfWRXers are saying about Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons which he has in the bag at this week’s CJ Cup. WRXers have been commenting on the switch and the clubs themselves in our forums.

For lots more photos, check out the full thread here.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • btyh: “Holy offset.”
  • Glf_LU: “These are interesting. Not going to make a rush to judgement until I see them in person. It does look like a little more offset than I would expect to see in this model.”
  • bcflyguy1: “Kisner is not one to make a lot of equipment changes (see the GBB driver he’s still using), so if these do have staying power in his bag that will be interesting to see. I have to wonder if there’s something different about his set, because like others have mentioned there appears to be more offset on his than I recall seeing in the samples I’ve had in hand.”

Entire Thread: “Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons”

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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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