Stenson's Cold Shank
By Torleif Sorenson on 3/7/14
It's one thing when an ordinary amateur golfer does it. It is quite another when a big-time star like Henrik Stenson does it. Suffice to say, this will not be included in the Shot of the Year candidates list.
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I watched about 5 minutes yesterday & caught this. I laughed 'cause it wasn't me.
Is that ghost we see at the end you Nathan?
Oh, & where's everyone bugging on about Doobie not having enough personality like Stenson? Stenson actually showed more sense of humor & won & won again. Just needed to get a couple week old thought out there...
^^or Torleif/Brendan. (I swore it said by Nathan in the top left a sec. ago).
One thing I noticed is that after the shank, he didn't quickly examine his clubface to see if there was something wrong with it like I always do after a shank. It couldn't possibly be me, it must be the club.
I shanked one on the range a few years ago, which surprised me and caught me off guard. I quickly raised the clubface to inspect it. There happened to be a guy walking by, who I did not know. But that didn't stop him from saying to me as he walked past "It aint the club!" Ouch.
I was at the range practicing a similar shot like Stenson's up there and I shanked it. it proceeded to ricochet hard off the stall divider and hit someone in the ankle. it was already embarrassing enough to shank it, but to hit someone made exponentially worse.
I once shanked it off someone's house while they were on the back patio. It must have been 50 yds right of the green. Embarrassing.
I shanked a par-3 tee shot off of the tee marker and it ricocheted upward and hit me in the mouth. I still have a little scar on the inside of my lower lip.
The funniest part was Notah Begay was following the group, and he was talking to Tiger the moment after Stenson hit the shot. Then they exchanged the date and tournaments they had shanks in their career. Everyone remembers the bad shots.
Last time someone (Erica Larkin) on this site wrote an article about sha... Sha.. I can't say it. I hit 5 of them in the next round. If this happens again I'm going to need to find a new golf site
Yea, I shanked my first marriage about 50 yds into a sand trap 16 years ago. Paid for that a long time.
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