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Friday
May032013

Friday Fun Viewing: Trevino & Seve One-Club Challenge

Thanks to DTF for this one-club event held many years ago (anyone know when) at the Old Course, featuring the Lee Trevino, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Isao Aoki playing one club with Peter Alliss announcing.

The 11 minute video.

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1984!
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
@ Hawkeye- that's what Big Brother said.
This is really f'g cool - thanks DTF. It's hard to imagine any of the top pros doing this kind of thing today. And watching Seve's swing - wow. What a thing of beauty his game was.
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGinGHIN
any chance today's guys would ever expose themselves to this type of challenge? I remember a tiger xmas day special where he played against ken griffrey and two others at isleworth. they removed a club from his bag every time they won a hole. I think they went for his driver first, then putter...
05.3.2013 | Unregistered Commenterchris a.
Every kid learning to play golf should go out late in the afternoon and play 9 holes using just one club. It was some of the most fun I ever had on a golf course growing up.
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterFWIW
Is anyone surprised Seve excelled?
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike U LA, CA
No- not me!
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChico
Either I just had deja-vu or I remember watching that back in the day.
1984 - my first Open and 4 days of glorious weather. the experience sure put the hook in me. didn't miss another Open Championship until 1992. i will turn 55 the week's of this year's Open. for me Seve was THE golfer. he was what Palmer and Tiger were for other generations - what a player! what talent! what heart! great memories. and let the scoffing stop as to his abilities at other more penal courses. he came damn close to winning 3 US Open's - easily could have. ( '83, '85, 87) i know. i was there.
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTed Ray's Pipe
Trevino ''Inconceivable''

Seve ''You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.''
05.3.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
I saw this in 1984 and it was on of the things that convinced me golf could be cool. All I remember was Trevino and Seve hitting bunker shots. One club is a great game at dusk with a beer or two.
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaboy
Does anyone have the video of Seve hitting a long iron from a downhill lie in the Open while he was playing with Trevino? Seve hits a great shot and Trevino exclaims "touch of class, baby, touch of class" while the ball is in the air? Someone one here linked to it when the Great Man passed.
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChema
Seve was close to Faldo's equal in the majors and won almost as many Ryder Cup points. Only one less major than Trevino, too. One of the best players of his era, no doubt about it.
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor
Proud to say I played 9 with one club just last week. I also played in a one-club tournament recently and the following round I shot nearly the same score with 14 clubs from the same tees on the same course.
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRM
How about Seve putting with both sides of the blade depending on length of putt!?!?!?

The Natural Trophy was retired by Seve long long ago.......unique -- never be another one like him.
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
We do a one club every fall, itis a blast and makes you think more about you position an the course. Would love to see something like this again and the old course is a great place to do it.
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark
Can you believe a man without a shirt was allowed to attend the game (see him at 10.21, right behind Seve's tee shot) on the Old Course at St. Andrews, even if it wasn't real tournament?!
05.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterFiber
Two of the best pair of hands to ever grip a golf club. These two guys, along with Chi Chi, were simply heads and shoulders above the rest when it came to shot making in the modern era. We played a lot with Chi Chi and he could have competed in this match.
@Chema, the clip's on this 'one club' poster's channel. Click on the text at the top of Geoff's embedded link to go to the youtube page, then click the videos link to show all and you'll find it at the top. That shot is a constant marvel. :)
05.4.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
A great video. Sadly it's not seen too often. Wasn't there an old European Tour event where the players had to use only 4 or 5 clubs? The Schwepps?
05.4.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
@Chema

I think Mr HynoDesigns posted that great video on YouTube, but I can't find it any more. "Hyno" removed a lot of material because he was in trouble with copyright holders like the BBC and the R&A - a real shame, especially as he has a method of cleaning up material from old video and making it look great.... He had some amazing things - hours and hours of TV coverage of things like Open and Masters final rounds. And is a big Seve fan... but no "touch of class, Baby!" video tonight...
05.4.2013 | Unregistered CommenterShamefully Nerdy
Thanks, dbh :)
You're welcome. Unfortunately, it's a little shorter than the previous youtube posted ones. You don't get the great look at just what a bizarre lie and stance he had.
Back OT, bring back the One Club Challenge! This is brilliant!
05.5.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
Although Faldo has admitted he knows about his reputation from his playing days (didn't talk much to anyone...everyone thought of him as 'boring')....there was a glimpse of his dry wit in the video...making fun of Trevino's constant talking.

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