Social Spotlight: Storm Doris, the new Jurassic Park, and one-armed golf

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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:

PR stunt of the week: Paddy Power call out ‘Jurassic’ Muirfield

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:

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:

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.

Gaffe of the week: Jordan Spieth tries his hand at Japanese

We’re just going to leave this here…

A must listen. ??@JordanSpieth tries his hand at the Japanese language. Boom, nailed it.

A post shared by PGA TOUR (@pgatour) on

At least you’re laughing with us, Jordan.

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