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The Best Round of Golf You May Ever See

By: | Fri 01 Mar 2024

There are many ways to play this game, but there is no more effective method for testing your skills of ingenuity and imagination than by taking away the advantages offered by having a full bag of golf clubs in your possession.

We all want to benefit from maximum distance with our driver, the finesse of a lofted wedge and that comfortable feel of a putter on the greens, but what if we took all of that away from you? That was the challenge laid down by the DP World Tour to England's Dan Bradbury - and the results were quite extraordinary.

The Yorkshireman was tasked with completing the 7,600-yard Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates (home to the DP World Tour Championship) with just one club of his choice. He ultimately selected a six-iron and set himself a target of getting round in 82.

We hate to give away spoilers, but Bradbury managed to navigate this fearsome layout in just 74 blows using that solitary club all the way round, which you can watch in a brilliant video posted on YouTube.

However, it's not the first time we have seen an exhibition like this. Just last year, Andy Sullivan shot 78 at The Belfry while just armed with a five-iron. 

This reminded us to delve back into the archives to dig out a remarkable piece of footage from 40 years ago, when Seve Ballesteros, Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo and Isao Aoki took on the legendary Old Course at St Andrews with just five-irons in their hands.

You can learn a lot by playing with fewer clubs, enhancing your strategic choices in addition to your ability to create shots, but getting round a place like the Earth Course in just two-over with a single club is an astonishing achievement. 

It might just be the best round of golf you'll see this year - or maybe ever!

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