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Video: What does it look like to be hit between the eyes with a golf ball?

Eventually, we’ll get back to regularly scheduled blog programming.

Until then, ever wondered EXACTLY what it looks like to be hit between the eyes with a golf ball?

OK, maybe not. But if you did…

The trick shot experts, The Bryan Brothers, though using what appears to be a soccer ball, give us an idea.

We will neither confirm nor deny having watched this about 400 times already…


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And the Ryder Cup teams are…

***BESTPIX*** Ryder Cup Captains' Joint Press Conference

Captain’s picks rounded out the teams today.

EUROPE (*Denotes Captain’s pick)

Player Age Ryder Cup record Appearances (including ’14)
Thomas Bjorn 43 3-2-1 3
Jamie Donaldson 38 0-0-0 First appearance
Victor Dubuisson 24 0-0-0 First appearance
Sergio Garcia 34 16-8-4 7
Martin Kaymer 29 3-2-0 3
Graeme McDowell 35 5-5-2 4
Rory McIlroy 25 4-3-2 3
Justin Rose 34 6-3-0 3
Henrik Stenson 38 2-3-2 3
Stephen Gallacher * 40 0-0-0 First appearance
Ian Poulter * 38 12-3-0 5
Lee Westwood * 41 18-13-6 9



Player Age Ryder Cup record Appearances (including ’14)
Rickie Fowler 25 0-1-2 2
Jim Furyk 44 9-17-4 9
Zach Johnson 38 6-4-1 4
Matt Kuchar 36 3-2-2 3
Phil Mickelson 44 14-18-6 10
Patrick Reed 24 0-0-0 First appearance
Jordan Spieth 21 0-0-0 First appearance
Jimmy Walker 35 0-0-0 First appearance
Bubba Watson 35 3-5-0 3
Keegan Bradley * 28 3-1-0 2
Hunter Mahan * 32 3-2-3 3
Webb Simpson * 29 2-2-0 2

One interesting note now that the teams are finalized:

So, who ya got?

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Arnie’s list…

In 2011, Golf Digest posed a question to some of the game’s greats: Of the countless American golf courses you HAVE played, what ranks in your top 10?

Among the lists, a handwritten one from the great Arnold Palmer:


Seeing the list again recently, it reminded us of our interview with The King himself during the Monday practice round (Check out some of the comments at that link) of the 2014 U.S. Open. Mr. Palmer was seated on the East Veranda overlooking the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2, greeting visitors, wielding a Sharpie should someone want an autograph, and posing for photos. With us, he spoke of his love of Pinehurst, of the restoration of No. 2, and of his father – and of the one tournament title that got away:

As for the above question, here are a few more players who listed No. 2:

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VIDEO: The WORST Golf Trick Shots

You know by now we like trick shots. And we even have a favorite trick shot of all time.

But you know what rarely makes it onto the interwebs?

The WORST trick shots. (Unless you count this one.)

Really, you can run a Google search for “worst golf trick shots” or “golf trick shot fail,” and it’s still clear that the “good” trick shots outweigh the bad at a clip of about 100-1. Maybe more.

Of course, no one wants to look bad on the internet. Obviously.

But, friends, there are a few.

And we found them.

The great thing about some of these? Until today, most of them didn’t even have 100 views.

Time to change that.

And so we present to you, one day’s finding of the WORST trick shots in golf:

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The Spa at Pinehurst offers free services to breast cancer survivors




The Spa at Pinehurst will celebrate its Sixth Annual “Pink in Pinehurst Day” on Oct. 20 with free spa services for breast cancer survivors.

Guests may also bring along a “Breast Friend,” and that person can receive a 50 percent discount on select spa services. To make a reservation, call (855)-235-8507.

“We’re honored to welcome these very special ladies and their friends,” Spa Director Jennifer Roche said. “We look forward to pampering our ‘Pink in Pinehurst’ guests every year, especially those who might not be able to splurge on a spa visit otherwise.”

Attendees receive gift bags and chances to win door prizes, all of which are donated by the Spa’s vendor-partners.

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