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April 21, 2015

9 reasons why you have to attend next year's "Think Young, Play Hard" tournament

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

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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.__

A photo posted by @smooderoo on Apr 16, 2015 at 9:43pm PDT

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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.

And here's a video that captures the fun:

(Many thanks to AJ Voelpel for providing most of these images.)