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Here's how you hit a golf ball into a huge canyon

September 02, 2014

The captain of my college golf team at the University of South Carolina Beaufort was a guy named Jon Pannone, but everybody called him J.P. He was, as you'd expect, a really good player; always one of the best on the team, he earned spots into the 2009 and 2010 Players Amateurs, and the 2011 U.S. Amateur.

Today, J.P. is an aspiring professional golfer on the mini-tours, but he took some time out of his busy schedule to put on a funny hat and hit a golf ball into Utah's Cedar Breaks National Monument -- a natural amphitheater whose rim is 10,000 feet above sea level and has a depth of more than 2,000 feet.

It looks like he almost lost his footing at one point, but don't worry, he's OK.