Golf Digest hosted its first-ever "Think Young, Play Hard" tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend and it was a lot of fun. So much fun that it's going to become an annual event. Here are nine reasons why you should attend next year:
You'll be able to wear ridiculous outfits while pulling off ridiculous shots.
__If you're lucky, you'll arrive to the first tee via helicopter.__
A video posted by J Michael Morris (@jmichaelmorris) on Apr 17, 2015 at 9:36am PDT
A cannon will kick off the event. An actual cannon.
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Golfboards. There will be many golfboards.____
You'll have a chance to compete against guys like long-drive champion Jeff Flagg (nobody could outdrive him during the first-annual "Think Young, Play Hard" tournament...he's an animal) and the Bryan Bros. Participants took these guys on for chances to win GoPro cameras and Callaway's not-yet-released PM wedges.__
A photo posted by Walters Golf (@waltersgolf) on Apr 18, 2015 at 12:23pm PDT
A photo posted by Bryan Bros Golf (@bryanbrosgolf) on Apr 17, 2015 at 7:57pm PDT
Off-course activities include gambling (lots of it), go-cart racing, dolphin shows, tiger-watching, pool parties, concerts and more. Contestants this year played blackjack on these awesome tables at the Mirage.__
A photo posted by Sam Berg (@samcberg) on Apr 19, 2015 at 11:04am PDT
The swag bag is awesome.__
__ You might want to come to this next year.. That's quite the welcome! #SWAG #golfdigestinvitational #ThinkYoungPlayHard #playpartyrepeat #waltersgolf #Callaway #gopro #tommybahama #GolfDigest #sundogeyewear #gfore #themirage #cutter&buck
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__The champions take home a cool trophy and can create their own media blitz. (The champs of the first "Think Young, Play Hard" took their trophy on a tour of San Francisco's Olympic Club.)
It is, without a doubt, the most fun you'll ever have with three friends on a golf course.
Check out the best tweets and Instagrams shared from the first "Think Young, Play Hard" tournament. And stay tuned for next year's tournament. Because FOMO never feels good.
And here's a video that captures the fun:
(Many thanks to AJ Voelpel for providing most of these images.)