Social Spotlight: Storm Doris, the new Jurassic Park, and one-armed golfFebruary 24, 2017 The Scoop
A week is a long time in golf. It's even longer in social media. NCG's Joe Urquhart takes a look back at the best...
Storm of the week: Doris causes havoc
Weather warnings were issued up and down the UK on Thursday as storm Doris made it’s way to British shores and golf club’s up and down the country were affected.
Trees were uprooted, clubs were shut and greenkeepers were hard at work attempting to keep their beloved courses in ship shape condition ahead of the weekend rush:
Storm Doris was a little too strong for this tree on our 16th Hole. pic.twitter.com/SWfDpCjocm
— Balmoral Golf Club (@balmoralgolf) February 23, 2017
— Coventry Golf Club (@coventrygc) February 23, 2017
— Cumberwell Park (@CumberwellPark) February 23, 2017
PR stunt of the week: Paddy Power call out ‘Jurassic’ Muirfield
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 17, 2017
Paddy Power have been known to cause a stir or two in the past.
This time the betting company set about Muirfield Golf Club after it was announced they would hold another vote on whether to admit women members to the club following last May’s “no” vote which fell 10 short of a majority.
Paddy Power said: “The decision last May to not admit female members was about as progressive as a Donald Trump policy, and unsurprisingly it’s driven a wedge between stuffy members and the outside world.
“While Muirfield members bury their head in the sand this time round, we thought we’d prod the beast with out Jurassic sign.”
Shot of the week: Thomas Pieters hits girlfriend with errant tee shot
Yep, you read that right.
The Belgium Ryder Cup star managed to pick out his girlfriend perfectly last week at the Genesis Open and although there is no footage of the incident one onlooker managed to catch the aftermath:
It's not everyday you witness a pro golfer @thomaspietersgolf hit his girlfriend off the tee with his drive. Hope Eva is OK!!! Video @d_j_deleon #golf #golfer #golfing #golflife #instagolf #golfchannel #cbs @golfchannel @golfdigest @golfbabes @golf_gods @golfwrx @cbssports #genisisopen #rivieracountryclub #golfaddicts @pgatour #pga #pgatour @espn @espn_sportcenter #instagram #callaway #callawaygolf @callawaygolf #awsome #notawsome #nike #nikegolf @nikegolf
We think Thomas might be begging for forgiveness for a while yet.
Putter of the week: Jaco Van Zyl
We have seen our fair share of weird putting techniques over the years and late last year Bryson DeChambeau took it to a whole new level.
But, this week at the Joburg Open Jaco Van Zyl may have surpassed the up and coming American star… check this out:
That putter… pic.twitter.com/CqyL8kCxgp
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) February 23, 2017
Uhm, weird… right? Whatever helps I guess, Jaco.
Oh, and for those asking; it is Cleveland Golf’s Smart Square Stubby which is mainly used as a practise tool… whatever helps I guess, Jaco!
Moment of the week: Tommy Morrissey shows up the pros
Think golf is hard enough?
Well, try playing with just one arm. That is exactly how six-year-old Tommy Morrissey does it and this week ahead of the Honda Classic young Tommy showed some of the PGA Tour’s best how it is done.
Think golf is hard already?
TOUR pros take a shot at Tommy's One Arm Challenge pic.twitter.com/PCE503KhSS
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 22, 2017
Gaffe of the week: Jordan Spieth tries his hand at Japanese
We’re just going to leave this here…
At least you’re laughing with us, Jordan.