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      • #2311159
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        WOW! this is so amazing:
        practice round at the delayed Augusta Masters 2020..

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqwdpPYFKMg

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      • #2311161
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Tennis, bowls, curling?

        cheers, Paul

        • #2311173
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          one of the four major tournaments of the sporting season πŸ™‚

      • #2311176
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Oh, marbles! Why didn’t you say?

        cheers, Paul

      • #2311505
        Myst
        AskWoody Lounger

        We saw that and were totally amazed. It was pure skill in planning the angles and slope. Never ever have seen anyone skip a ball over water before this. I’m not a true fan of golf but this shot may have changed my tune.

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        • #2311512
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          the topspin generated on the ball at impact so as not to break the surface tension of the water three times, then continue to it’s INTENDED destination would takes lifetimes to replicate.

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          • #2311515
            Myst
            AskWoody Lounger

            Truly, this is history in the making. Being able to hold it together and calculate that destination is what has me floored.

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      • #2311610
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        not to break the surface tension of the water

        Nope, that ain’t anything to do with it. Water tension is an extremely small force and a flying golf ball is like a small piece of concrete.

        cheers, Paul

        • #2311639
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          Ball has high speed thus high kinetic energy. Impact to the water bounces the ball because of resistance of the water and air borderline. Its a border between two different densities. If the ball was needle, it would go under water. The shape of the ball provides bounce and it depends on the speed of the ball.

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      • #2311630
        Chris Greaves
        AskWoody Plus

        For all that Jon Rahm RodrΓ­guez is a Spanish professional golfer, I’d like to see him duplicate the shot across the Golf of Mexico! (grin)

        A fabulous (literally) shot.

        I am not a golfer, never have been.

        My interpretation of this shot is that Jon was aiming to get the ball past the hole, on a slight rise, to allow him to make the next shot downhill towards the hole. Is this correct?

        I ask because the ball does seem to go past the hole, and then curve and get drawn by gravity into the hole.

         

        Cheers

        Chris

        Unless you're in a hurry, just wait.

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        • #2311636
          anonymous
          Guest

          I’d like to see him duplicate the shot across the Golf of Mexico! (grin)

          Golf of Mexico? close, he did it there also

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QrLSi2q3-k

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        • #2311663
          Myst
          AskWoody Lounger

          My interpretation of this shot is that Jon was aiming to get the ball past the hole, on a slight rise, to allow him to make the next shot downhill towards the hole. Is this correct?

          I have a strong feeling he never intended to need another shot at the hole.

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      • #2311637
        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        Definatelly one of the luckiest, did he won car for this hole in one? Some tournaments have hole-in-one evaluated like this.
        Appendix: I think you cant predict exact bounces from water level. Reminds me of Bazooka shots in Worms Armageddon πŸ˜€

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        • #2311657
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          The Augusta Masters 2020 hole-in-one happened during the tournament practice sessions (pre-competition)
          no car or prize.

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      • #2312225
        WSbellboy
        AskWoody Plus

        He had no intention of having that ball hit the water. If he could have recalled that shot just milliseconds after he hit it, he would have. It was pure luck that ball bounced across the water and into the hole.

        • #2312244
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          It’s not luck, it’s become a trick shot on that par 3 hole during practice.

          cheers, Paul

      • #2312247
        George S. Augustas
        AskWoody Plus

        Aw, that was just dumb luck! A little skill maybe, and a LOT of luck.

      • #2312248
        WSbellboy
        AskWoody Plus

        It’s not luck, it’s become a trick shot on that par 3 hole during practice.

        cheers, Paul

        Paul, he may have been trying a trick shot in practice, but it was still just luck that it bounced off the water and went in the hole.

      • #2312284
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        First, any hole-in-one has a large degree of luck involved. If it did not there would be many more.

        It has become a “thing” during the practice rounds on this hole for these pros to try to skip the ball on the water. Is there luck involved? Absolutely. Also, consider how skilled the pros are at their craft. We mere mortals have no real clue just how good these men and women are. They regularly make shots look easy that would have almost all of us scratching our heads just to try to execute much less be successful.

        --Joe

      • #2312287
        Tchalms
        AskWoody Plus

        Well, it looks like I don’t need watch golf anymore, because that was the greatest shot ever and it will never happen again in a gajillion years.

      • #2312313
        anonymous
        Guest

        https://www.augusta.com/masters/story/news/water-skip-16-must-see-tradition

        History of this – not even the first hole in one!

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