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As if golf wasn't hard enough, Sweden is playing the game on ice skates

December 29, 2015

The East Coast and Midwest are experiencing a spell of warm weather, leading to the unusual -- and mostly welcomed -- sight of golf in late December.

Alas, despite this gift to hackers, some are bemoaning the high temperatures, remarking the holidays weren't the same due to the unseasonable conditions. Ironic, given that, most years, you hear many complaining about cold weather during Christmas travel.

Thankfully, the Swedes have proved that you can have your cake AND eat it too.

The following video comes from Jacob Grahn, who wasn't going to let a little thing like "the course is covered in ice and snow" stop him from teeing it up.

Kudos to Jacob and his playing partner for braving the elements, but Holy Moses, does this look tough. Hitting a stationary ball is hard enough. Doing so with unplanted feet and the fear of smacking your face on the frozen tundra is a bridge too far for this guy.

That said, wouldn't complain about 150 yards of roll. A man could get used to that.