Quiet. That’s what we expect when we’re playing or watching others play golf.
At golf tournaments marshals raise their arms to silence galleries as tour pros prepare to hit their shots. On television announcers speak in hushed tones. Think Jim Nantz. Even rank amateurs can expect silence as they play their shots on golf courses across the land. It’s part of the game.
But what if heckling and other forms of mayhem were allowed?
The European Tour had some fun with that concept in the above video.
Watch European Tour players Andy Sullivan, Thorbjorn Olesen, Nicolas Colsaerts and Paul Waring play golf that includes megaphones, air horns, water balloons, blindfolds and more.
As Sullivan said, “Anything goes.”
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Neil Sagebiel is a golf writer and author of two golf books published by St. Martin's Press, THE LONGEST SHOT and DRAW IN THE DUNES. He lives in Floyd, Virginia.
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