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Trick Shots, Fling Golf and The Shark: Demo Day at the 2020 PGA Show

Golf Digest's Hally Leadbetter takes her talent to Orlando to check out all that Demo Day at the PGA Show has to offer.

Released on 1/22/2020

Transcript

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We're here at the biggest driving range in the country
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at the PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day.
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Now, there are over 100 different golf companies showcasing
00:23
the newest equipment, gadgets, you name it.
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We're gonna do one lap.
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Let's go see what we can find.
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As suspected, a ridiculous amount of golf clubs.
00:34
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Whew, love the sound of it.
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It's almost like a ping.
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[ball smacks]
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01:06
[ball smacks]
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So there's so many different types of putters.
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There's blade putters.
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There's mallet putters.
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But if you haven't seen the new Ping tractor putter,
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it's definitely one you should consider putting in the bag.
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Good stuff, good stuff.
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I gotta get one of those in the bag.
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Well, well, well, look who we found.
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Trick shot artist, Tania Tare.
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Tania, what's going on?
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Oh hey, Alice.
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All right, let's see what you got.
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Come on, show me what, show me how it's done.
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[club thwacks]
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Yeah, that looks pretty easy.
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All right, let me try.
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No problem.
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I don't wanna, that's just a waste of my time anyways.
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[club thwacks]
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Okay, people I did not expect to see here,
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golf royalty, Lexi Thompson and Greg Norman.
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Let's go say hi.
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Hey, Greg. - Hey, how are you?
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How's it going?
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Very well, thank you.
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All right, so I follow you on social media--
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You do?
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You posted this video the other day
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hitting golf balls shirtless.
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Is this how you always practice?
02:43
Yes, I do actually in my backyard, why not?
02:45
I mean, yeah, I mean why not?
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If you have a back--
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I wouldn't hit balls like that today though.
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No, it's a bit chilly.
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It's a little cold.
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So you can feel it a lot better without any clothes on.
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You can feel a lot better in the dark,
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and you can feel a lot better, it's your world.
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Nobody else is in there.
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It's just me, right? - Yeah.
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So I, I love it.
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It's like I can't wait to get in the gym at four o'clock.
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So, Lexi, who goes harder in the gym, you or Greg?
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Oh, I don't know.
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Greg's looking pretty stout.
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So [laughs] he might be right now,
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but we both go pretty hard.
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So there's golf, and there's fling golf.
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Whoa.
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[Man] Fire away.
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You would be on like the PGA tour of fling golf.
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That's right. - If it existed.
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Drop it-- - Down.
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Drop it down.
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And just take a few steps, aim for the sun.
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Aim for the, oh wow.
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Aim for the sun that's really bright, okay.
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[Man] All right, nice.
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That was bad.
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I am now the Annika Sorenstam of fling golf essentially.
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[Man] All right, nice.
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Keep it low underneath the wind.
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Yeah, yeah. - Oh, all right.
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Check it out.
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Long driver, Troy Mullins, hits it absolutely miles.
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That went over 300 yards.
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Sweet.
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Alice, were you aiming at the big red thing?
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[Alice] Yeah.
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No, it's the little red target.
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Oh, [beep].
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That's it.
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Okay, I'll take it.
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I'm starving, and I kinda wanna eat this.
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Woo!
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[club thwacks]
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We did a full lap at Demo Day.
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We hit a ton of balls.
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We've tested a ton of gadgets.
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So now it's time for me to ride off into the sunset.
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