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Dad lets son knock lit candle out of his mouth with golf ball, is most-trusting dad ever

August 11, 2016

Remember that scene in Varsity Blues when the fathers of two high school quarterbacks show off by having each of their sons try to knock a beer can off their heads with a football? And Mox drills his dad in the face on purpose? Well, this isn't exactly the same thing, but it's close enough to reference. And anytime you have a chance to mention James Van Der Beek in a golf post, you have to take it.

In any event, one dad was brave enough to let his seven-year-old son, Henson Sharpe, put out a lit candle hanging out of his mouth by hitting a golf ball. Check it out:

If you watch until the end, you can tell they use a soft ball, but it's still a cool trick. Also, you see that there are some, um, bloopers, which are pretty funny.

In addition to having a really cool name, it turns out that Sharpe is a really good golfer. He's the Mississippi Golf Association state champion for his age group and a 2015 regional champ in the U.S. Kids Golf Championship.

This also isn't not the first time Henson has played with fire. Check out a couple of his other trick shots:

Keep it up, Henson, and good job, dad. Oh, and it's probably best you don't let your son watch Varsity Blues for at least another 10 years.