Our favorite golf trick shots of 2018
Will golf trick shots ever get old? As long as the artists who have mastered them continue to try and outdo each other with their creativity, probably not. After 2017, a year that included a little bit of everything, 2018 had a tough act to follow, but it did so and then some. Of course, legends of the game like Josh Kelley and Tania Tare provided a ton of incredible feats, but they had plenty of competition, including some from a legendary NFL quarterback, Tiger "Hood" and a construction worker. Without further ado, here's our favorite golf trick shots of 2018.
JOSH KELLEY DIVISION
It's only fair we start with Kelley, who deserves an entire list to himself, starting with this sick stinger with the ball teed up the same height as his waist:
Not to be outdone by the driver flop:
Or the mid-air stinger:
Or the driver-flip-catch-behind-the-back-and-connect shot:
He also produced the best sequel to any film in a long time when he chipped in with his baby in one hand again:
And lastly, maybe his most impressive trick shot of the year. The Jenga shot:
TANIA TARE DIVISION
Last year, Tania Tare was hitting drivers while snowboard and jumping into a pool. This year's highlights included this double driver gem:
And this one in which she used both her back and her foot:
And the one where she narrowly avoids making contact with the wedge on the way down, which might be more impressive than the actual shot:
Here she is doing her best Phil Mickelson impression:
And making an NFL kicker look like an athlete:
UNNECESSARILY DANGEROUS DIVISION
We begin this section with Kelley. I don't care how good he is, I'm not putting my hand on that dartboard. Good for his friend for having the guts to do so:
Here's the "best trick shot that probably should have ended in tears" shot of the year:
Then there's the guy who had a TON of confidence in himself, or hates his truck... or it's not his truck:
All I think about when I watch this one is how he avoided rolling an ankle:
And then there's this dude who avoided dying. How about NOPE!
But the most dangerous of all? This girl, who not only survived but striped one down the middle in the plot twist of the year:
TOUR PRO DIVISION
Bubba's putt in the Masters par-3 contest leads us out:
What we're dying to know is, did he say "you're welcome" after? Nah just kidding.
The classic Phil flop:
The Andy Sullivan backyard flop:
LEGENDARY QB'S NOT-THAT-IMPRESSIVE SHOT DIVISION
Because it's Dan Marino, this was awesome despite it being pretty run-of-the-mill:
The retirement beer gut and gigantic wad of dip in his mouth are the real stars of this video.
THE BEST OF THE REST DIVISION