Dale demonstrates golfing tricks
TRYING to hit a golf ball 200 metres straight up the fairway is a difficult assignment for most golfers when they’re standing still.
Renowned trick shot golfer Jeremy Dale showed yesterday at Bonville Golf Resort that it’s easy. He can even do it while balancing on an exercise ball.
Prior to teeing off on the picturesque course yesterday, Dale left a small, curious group amazed yesterday as he performed his signature trick for them and Coffs Coast Advocate cameraman Rob Wright.
As the ball sailed from in front of the clubhouse back up the 18th fairway (with a little bit of a draw for good measure) onlookers were left to stand there with their mouths agape.
“The first time I did this I broke a rib,” Dale said.
“Luckily for me it wasn’t mine.”
A quick look at the videos on Dale’s website shows the full array of tricks that the ebullient showman has performed all around the world.
Dale performed yesterday’s trick right-handed but amazingly he now plays left-handed.
When he was 26 the pro golfer played nine holes left-handed, shot four-over par and has been playing as a ‘molly-dooker’ ever since. His ambidextrous skills are just another part of the trick show he can put on as well as a run-up swing made famous in the movie Happy Gilmore.
“If you’re going to do it for a living you have to make sure that show is a bit different so it stands out from the rest,” the Englishman said.
Just the one shot yesterday showed that Dale’s skills on a golf course are certainly different.