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Bryson DeChambeau Duels Martin Borgmeier with Children’s Clubs

In an entertaining YouTube video, former long drive world champion Martin Borgmeier and major winner Bryson DeChambeau engage in an unusual duel. The special thing about this three-hole match: DeChambeau plays with children’s golf clubs from the supermarket.

Bryson DeChambeau shines with children’s clubs

The video begins with a humorous challenge: can Bryson DeChambeau beat Martin Borgmeier with children’s golf clubs? The four clubs in this set are a driver, a seven-iron, a pitching wedge and a putter. Before the challenge, the two joke that if DeChambeau wins, he will have to play left-handed and blind in the next match.

The first hole, a par 4, begins with a tee shot from DeChambeau. His driver hits the ball perfectly and lands about 240 metres away on the fairway. Borgmeier counters with an impressive shot that is considerably longer, as the Long-Drive-Pro repeats the whole way to their balls. Borgmeier remains cool on the green and converts his birdie putt after the LIV pro’s putt from the edge of the green missed the hole by just a few centimetres. Between holes, the duo talk about interesting topics such as DeChambeau’s swing technique in long drive competitions, technical details about DeChambeau’s driver or how many balls the golf pro has already hit in his life. But it also remains exciting on the course.

As the match progresses, Bryson DeChambeau’s technical diversity becomes apparent. After another good tee shot, DeChambeau plays the ball to within a few metres of the flag with his second shot, from where he subsequently holes out. Borgmeier is able to play a similarly good approach shot, but misses the decisive putt, allowing DeChambeau to equalise. DeChambeau shows all his class on the final par-3 and leaves the German long driver no chance.The LIV pro emerges victorious from the challenge with a score of 2 to 1 and spectators may soon be able to look forward to the next match between the likeable duo. DeChambeau jokingly commented under the video: “I guess I’ll have to play you blindfolded and left-handed now…”

 
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Tom Holland: Spider-Man swings not only between buildings but also driver

Spider-Man can not only place nets unerringly, but also a golf ball in the hole – or at least Spider-Man actor Tom Holland can. The 27-year-old Briton is quite respectable with his 6 handicap and is a regular guest at celebrity tournaments. It is unforgettable how he almost played his way onto the European Ryder Cup team in 2021 with a single stroke. On the 18th hole at the Pro-Am before the BMW PGA Championship, then Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington promised, “If you hit the green, I’ll take you on the team.” And he almost had to keep his word – but only almost. “For a moment I thought maybe I could become a golfer,” Holland joked after the moment.

Yet golf is more than just a casual pastime for the actor. “I’m addicted to golf,” he told People magazine in an interview a few years ago. “It’s a nice way to disconnect from what’s going on around you. I turn my phone off and I just enjoy being outdoors with my friends, my brothers and my dad.” Along with his brothers, he again competed in the 2023 Pro-Am at Wentworth.

Tom Holland: “Golf is incredibly humbling”

Golf has another effect on him. “Golf is also incredibly humbling,” Holland said. “Over the last few years, I’ve been very lucky that my career has taken twists and turns, but all the kind of twists and turns that I could only have dreamed of. And very often, I’ll go out and play golf to celebrate, and it will very, very quickly humble me by destroying me.” “So,” he added, “that’s why golf is valuable.”

Whether athletes or actors, many public figures who can’t risk getting injured find a secure future in playing golf. That’s just as true for DFB soccer players as it is for Hollywood stars. For example, the first thing Holland wished for after the end of the Spider-Man trology with “No Way Home” was to go skiing. “That’s something I’ve not really been allowed to do because it’s obviously a dangerous sport. I’ve been very careful over the years, which is why I’ve become obsessed with golf because it’s the only sport I can play without getting injured.”

All the more reason for Holland to introduce the sport to his one friend and fellow actress Zendaya, The Hollywood Reporter knows. “I gave her a few lessons. She’s very talented by nature, a real athlete, so she picked it up very quickly.”

Superheroes on the golf course

But Holland may not be the best superhero on the golf course. Ant-Man Quantum Mania star Kathryn Newton also swings a club regularly and also plays with a 6 handicap. Both competed in the Pro-Am of the BMW PGA Championship 2023 in Wentworth, although not in a direct duel. That challenge is still open.

@imdb We’re going to need this match-up to happen STAT. #tomholland #kathrynnewton #TheCrowdedRoom #MCU #imdb ♬ original sound – IMDb

Instead, Holland played a round with Jon Rahm, whom he greatly admires. Face to face, he told the Masters winner how Holland, together with his family, had followed his great Major triumph.

And even when he met Padraig Harrington again two years later, it was clear that the former Ryder Cup captain had not yet forgotten the moment they shared on the 18th green.

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Arccos partners up with EA Sports for new game

How would you like to take your love for video gaming out onto the golf course and track your own performance? Well, now you can thanks to our ground-breaking tech partnership with global leader in video gaming EA Sports.

Buyers of the new EA Sports PGA Tour, the exclusive home of all four majors in a video game, launched worldwide on April 7. EA Sports PGA Tour players will access golf’s #1 on-course shot tracking system with Arccos, realistically enhancing their performance both in-game and the real-world.

Darren Feeney, Vice President of Marketing at Arccos Golf, commented: “We’re delighted to expand our member opportunities to the EA Sports community with this attractive offer, which we believe to be a first of its kind in the golf industry. EA is the true leader in the digital interactive entertainment space and involvement with the new EA Sports PGA Tour golf game acts as a perfect way to bridge the virtual gaming world with the on-course performance tracking of Arccos.”

As part of an exciting partnership, EA players will receive an in-game offer taking them to a co-branded webpage where they can redeem a free set of Arccos Smart Sensors and trial the award-winning Arccos Caddie app. The EA Sports collaboration enhances the interactive golf experience and connects players to the sport they love through interactive entertainment.

“We’ve gone above and beyond to bring the premier PGA Tour experience to players, with real-world golf data powering amazingly realistic gameplay,” said Ben Ramsour, Producer at EA Sports. “At the same time, we’re excited to encourage players of EA Sports PGA Tour to take their passion for golf out onto real-world courses. With Arccos, they can experience the same type of automatic shot tracking and strokes gained analytics that’s trusted by the world’s best players.”

Arccos has the largest on-course data set in golf with more than 670 million shots recorded during 14 million rounds in 162 countries worldwide. Over 700 billion separate data points power the most accurate Strokes Gained insights, providing golfers with personalized analysis for every scenario down to each club in the bag. Arccos helps golfer’s shoot lower scores and improve their handicap by an average of 5.71 strokes in their first year of membership.

The EA Sports PGA Tour will be the only game where golf fans can play all four Majors in men’s golf – The Masters, PGA Championship, US Open Championship and The Open – on world-famous courses.

The game incorporates new features like Pure Strike giving players all the tools required to attack each hole the same way PGA Tour stars do, plus a Road to the Masters career mode bringing tradition and unmatched stakes featuring Augusta National, challenges, tournaments and gear tied to The Masters.

It’s no secret that our Arccos team of Data Analysts and Engineers are very excited to play EA Sports PGA Tour and take on some of the best courses in the world from the comfort of their living rooms! (Text: Arccos)

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Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland back to school at the DP World Tour

Last weekend was a throwback to school for Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland at the DP World Tour. The two golf stars competed against each other in a quiz. They were not left alone in the face of danger. Two junior golfers supported these two top DP World Tour players, helping them in this “child’s play” quiz.

What colour is a giraffe’s tongue?

The questions in this somewhat different quiz could be thematically classified as general knowledge. But do the golfers really know which is the longest river in the world? Or how many years ago did the dinosaurs become extinct? Good thing Fleetwood and Hovland counted with the two junior golfers Maya and Daniel to help them get through the exam.

The final challenge was not about general knowledge, but rather about something in what the two golfers are experts at, a putting contest. For the points they had previously earned, they had to move ten feet (3 metres) closer to the flag for each point. In this way, a 30-metre putt can be quizzed into a feasible chance of winning for the better team.

Full video of the DP World Tour and HSBC challenge


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The fastest European Tour golfers who broke GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title at Valderrama

Sean Crocker, Nicolai Højgaard, Min Woo Lee and Wilco Nienaber broke a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the ‘Fastest hole of golf by a team of four’

Second Hero Challenge of 2021 saw previous record broken by over three seconds, the record stood at 27,88 seconds. New record was set at Real Club Valderrama, Spain ahead of the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters. In this case, hole 4 was the lucky one to witness these players facing the speed challenge. It is a par 5 of 501 yards that receives the name of “waterfall”.

The hole consisted on a fairly straight hole with a narrow fairway. However, there seems not to be much danger off the fairway, specially on the right side where the field opens a little more. Closer to the hole, there is a bunker on the right, just before the water that side-hugs the green. They planned out the entire strategy to play fast and safe. The key was to keep the eye on the pin and to hit the ball “bounce and stop” in order to reduce the timing from any slow back-spin.

Ready, set, go!

Wilco Nienaber was on the tee box to hit the first shot with his driver, aiming towards Sean Crocker. Nienaber hit an enormous 361-yard drive off the tee which gave Sean Crocker, positioned on the fairway and prepared with his two irons on his hands, 140 yards for his second shot which he hit to four feet. Crocker had to think fast to calculate the distance and pick the right club to get it into the green. There, both Min Woo Lee and Nicolai Højgaard were at the flag waiting to tap it in and become the new Guinness World Record winners.
At 5:55pm, two hours later, they set the New Guinness World Record at 24,75 seconds.

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Black Friday Battle Between Brooks & Bryson

It’s on! Finally, these two will dish it out on the green and only one will come out on top. No more social media scruffs or side eyeing each other at tournaments. The duo will square off in a 12-hole match on November 26 at the Wynn Golf Course, the only golf course on the Las Vegas strip. 

Bryson Dechambeau (28) and Brooks Koepka (31) are both pro American golfers who are stars on the PGA Tour. With their recent success at the Ryder Cup, all spectators have their eyes on these two. However, not only for their golf game. Fans have been sitting on the edge of their seat to see where the drama will lead between the two men. Is one golfer truly better than the other? Is this a fight over skill or over fame? Where did it all begin?

The Beginning

The feud began in 2018, when Koepka criticized how slow DeChambeau was playing. “I just don’t understand how it takes a minute and 20 seconds, a minute and 15 to hit a golf ball; it’s not that hard,” Koepka said at the time. DeChambeau hit back by digging at Koepka’s physique, claiming he didn’t have any abs.

Koepka then took to social media to retilate..

Then when Dechambeau was paired with Aaron Rogers  for “The Match” against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, Brooks sent a “I’m sorry bro” tweet to Aaron Rogers.  Dechambeau gracefully responded with,

Meme moments

After that, everything came to a head when Koepka became a meme at the PGA Championship. Koepka broke during a post-round conversation with the media when DeChambeau walked past, making a point of making as much noise on the pavement as he could with his spikes.

No, there was no beef at the Ryder Cup.

The two were fortunately not paired and were able to focus on gaining the win for the US team. There were no side eyeing, no tweeting, and no one was called Brooksy. They even seemed to enjoy each other’s presence and sat next to each other during the press conferences.

KOHLER, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 23: Bryson DeChambeau of team United States and Brooks Koepka of team United States attend the opening ceremony for the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on September 23, 2021 in Kohler, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Anticipating November

So whether the beef is over, was never real, or the two still hate each other, it could all get resolved this November. Hopefully they both don’t eat too much Turkey the day before and give all their best, regardless if they have abs or not.

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Matthew Fitzpatrick: Did Corona crush his clubs?

No, it wasn’t the virus that ripped off the head of one of Fitzpatrick’s clubs, but instead just faulty luggage handling on his Delta Airline flight. However he took to twitter to express his frustration with the airline, but just tagged “Delta” so some of his followers were questioning the culprit of the damage. Jokingly of course..

Eddie Pepperell poked at the fun as well, replying to Fitzpatrick’s tweet with his own frustration of Delta.  

There is no update whether Delta Airlines contacted Fitzpatrick regarding his club damage. It seems that the golfer is one club down and we are hoping it wasn’t his favorite!

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Ian Poulter has that Friday feeling

English professional golfer, Ian Poulter celebrates it finally being the weekend on his Instagram. Although entertaining, we think Poulter should stick to golfing… However, it is not surprising seeing this kind of behavior from Poulter as he known for having an extroverted sense of humor. He is very active on social media and portrays his outgoing personality regularly.

When he isn’t trying to make it as the next TikTok influencer, Poulter leads in the golf world with career highlights such as 3 PGA Tour victories and 12 International victories. He just finished T10 at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational 2021. He currently ranks 50th on the World Golf Ranking.

Check out his moves below:

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How it Started vs. How it’s Going: 5 players then and now

It’s Friday and January 2021 is almost over. Woohoo! Between the pandemic and the lockdowns, it’s been a long and hard winter so far.

So, despite all that, we wanted to give you something that might make you smile for a second. At Golf Post, we’re dipping our toes in to the wonderful (and at times, terrifying) world of meme culture.

We’re a little late to the game with this one, but here we go with our favourite European Tour players’ throwbacks. These hilarious pictures are perfect if you need a little cheering up.

Let us know on Twitter @golf_post which one was your favourite!