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Waring hits one of the most outrageous shots you will ever see

Waring hits one of the most outrageous shots you will ever see

You have to question what was going through his mind before he did this
 

We’ve all been there. A pulled approach shot on finds the greenside thick stuff and any hopes of getting up and down to save par evaporate as prepare to hack away. Paul Waring, like all tour pros, does things a bit differently to us though.

The Englishman found himself in this sticky situation on the 11th hole at Fairmont St Andrews during the opening round of the inaugural Scottish Championship.

So what does he do? He takes driver. From the gorse. And stiffs it.

Oh, and the 11th is a par 3.

“It’s the kind of shot he spends hours practising back home,” jokes commentator Andrew Coltart. “Time after time there he is over there by the goarse hitting thousands of balls so he can get used to situations like that where he can pull driver and knock it right beside the hole.”

Not many of us can say we’ve hit driver from the rough on a par 3.

It was an entertaining opening day in Fife, where this poor cameraman took a tumble as Iona Stephen chatted to Marc Warren.

He’s OK, folks.

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Alex Perry

Alex Perry

Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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