On Wednesday, Red Bull released a three-part YouTube web series centered around an unexpected sport: golf.
The “Distance Lab” series took three action sports stars and introduced them to legendary golf coach Hank Haney (Tiger Woods' former coach) to teach the trio how to absolutely launch a golf ball.
Haney helps BMX star Corey Bohan, skateboarder Alex Midler and wakeboarder Steel Lafferty improve their drive distances.
That’s farther than Dustin Johnson’s average drive distance, who leads the PGA Tour in driving average.
These three aren’t the only action sports athletes who have taken to golf. Here are some action sports stars who just happen to dabble as golfers:
#HueyLewis, #OliverHorowitz (author #AnAmericanCaddieInStAndrews), @stephenisbelly and I finishing up at #Kingsbarns yesterday, before playing another 18 at #TheOldCourse at #StAndrews. Glad to be back in this beautiful part of the world for the #AlfredDunhillLinks tournament starting today. Say what you want about the athletic and physical necessities of golf but then go walk 36 holes and see how your body feels. #SoreAllOver. @golfgeek crew should all be here. This is #GeekHeaven for flat surf days. Off to #Carnoustie for round one this morning. #FifeLand
Is there anything Slater doesn’t do well?
We know he has trained for MMA with former UFC champion B.J. Penn and perfected the art of the man-made wave, but it turns out he’s also a pretty great golfer.
Slater golfs frequently and — according to Golf Digest — sports an incredible 2-handicap.
In the esteemed 2015 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament, Slater and his partner, pro golfer Marcel Siem, finished fourth out of a field of 156 teams on the weekend.
Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler is a huge fan of golfing. So much so that he started his own annual golf tournament, the Ryan Sheckler Oakley Golf Tournament and Gala to benefit the Sheckler Foundation, which helps enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes.
Sheckler — the reigning Dew Tour champion — holds an annual charity golf tournament at the Del Mar Country Club in San Diego that draws some of the biggest pros in golf including his friend, 2015 Players Championship winner Rickie Fowler.
“I just love golf," Sheckler told the San Diego Union-Tribune last year. "Golf just really helps me to calm down. If I can get out there for four hours and be myself, be with my thoughts and just golfing … it takes away how hectic it is in everyday life."
The most decorated male American alpine skier in history, the infamous “bad boy of skiing,” Bode Miller, is a pretty avid golfer.
Golf Digest estimated Miller to have a 7-handicap, and he often posts to Instagram showing himself golfing.
His playing style can be fast and loose, like his skiing style: In 2012 Miller’s errant tee shot hit his wife, Morgan Beck, in the face.
While you might not have heard much about Mason Aguirre since he took fourth place in the halfpipe at the 2006 Winter Olympics as Team USA’s youngest competitor, Aguirre has transferred that silky smooth snowboarding style into a golf swing that is pure butter.
The 28-year-old pro snowboarder has seldom competed since then, but he fills his time playing countless rounds of golf (which he documents on Instagram) and helping his good friends Danny Davis and Scotty Lago with the Frendly Gathering music festival he helped start.
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