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Wild Bobcat Kills Rabbit on Golf Course, Shocking Fans

WHEN golf fans talk about "Big Cat," they’re normally bringing up Tiger Woods in conversation. But one Arizona golfer came dangerously close to a whole other kind of big cat when he spotted a wild bobcat on the green at their local course.

Wild Encounter

The shocked golfer whipped out their phone to film the feline hunting for dinner, capturing the bobcat sneaking up on two rabbits before pouncing on one and carrying it into the woods.

Fans React

Some fans took to social media to express their shock at the unexpected sighting, with one questioning, "How am I supposed to putt with that going on?" Others found the encounter thrilling, dubbing it reason #419 why golf is awesome.

Unbelievable Wildlife

Encounters with wildlife are not uncommon on golf courses. Florida, for example, is known for alligators making appearances on fairways, with golfers spotting a 10ft snapper last year. PGA Tour events have also had their share of encounters with these creatures.

Frequently Asked Questions

What golf clubs do beginners need?

A basic set is sufficient for beginners. A standard golf club set usually includes a driver and two woods, (like a 5-wood and 3-wood), as well as irons between 4 and 9, a wedge and putter. For bunker shots, many players find it useful to use a sand wedge. While professionals carry up to 14 clubs, which is the maximum allowed under the rules of golf, beginners should focus on mastering a limited selection of clubs before expanding their set. As you begin, use clubs that you find comfortable to help develop your confidence.

Why is having a routine before a shot important in golf?

A pre-shot regimen can improve performance by establishing consistency and focus. This can include identifying your target, visualizing how the ball will fly, practicing your swings, or aligning yourself to the target. A routine is a great way to improve your mental preparation. This helps golfers to control their nerves and reduce distractions. They can then focus on the shot they are aiming for. It is important to develop a routine which is both comfortable and repeatable but flexible enough to accommodate different shots.

How can I improve on my golf swing?

Improving your golf swing is a matter of practice, good technique, and often, professional instruction. Beginner’s stance, posture, and grip are all fundamentals. To achieve a fluid and balanced swing, it is important to maintain a balanced posture with your feet at shoulder-width distance, grip the club properly with neither a tight nor a loose hold, as well as maintain a posture which allows you to move with ease. Slow motion swings are a good way to grasp the various components, such as the path of the swing, the clubface’s alignment, and your point of impact. To improve your technique, work with a golf coach and receive personalized feedback. Also spend time driving the course or at the practice range. Consistency is key, so focus on repeating a good swing, rather than hitting the ball hard.

How can I care for and maintain my golf clubs properly?

Proper maintenance will ensure that your golf clubs perform as they were intended. Cleaning club heads with soapy, soft-bristled water and a brush will help to remove dirt and grass from the grooves and head of your clubs. To remove debris from the shafts, wipe them down with a damp rag. Also, check grips to see if they need to be replaced. Store your clubs in an area that is cool and dry, since extreme temperatures or moisture can cause them to be damaged. Protect woods, putters and other clubs from damage by using headcovers.

What is the correct golf etiquette when playing on the course.

Golf etiquette should be respected as much as the rules. To do this, you must be aware of the pace and walk quickly between shots. When someone is about swing, remain still and silent to show respect for the other players. Safety is equally important. Do not take a shot unless the group ahead has moved out of range. Take care of the course by repairing divots, raking bunkers, and fixing ball marks on the greens. Additionally, it is polite to dress appropriately according to the dress code of the course you are playing.

What type should a novice golfer choose?

Beginners should choose a ball that is durable and offers a good balance of distance and control. Two-piece golf balls are often recommended for beginners due to their hard outer layer and solid core, which make them less expensive, longer-lasting, and able to travel further distances. These balls tend to be less spinny, which allows for better control. When a player develops their skills, trying out different balls (such as those with more spin or a soft feel) will help them refine their shot-making ability and preferences.

How do you determine your handicap in golf

A golfing handicap is a measure of potential ability that allows golfers with varying levels of expertise to compete equally. For you to receive a handicap from your golf club, or a handicap agency, you will need to provide scores for at least one round (the number varies by country). These scores are adjusted for the difficulty of the course and the tee from which you played, using a specific calculation method that averages the best differential scores from the rounds submitted. Your golf club or the national golf association can provide precise guidelines on how handicaps are calculated.


  • Nearly half of all beginners cite social interaction as a primary reason for continuing to play golf after their initial introduction to the sport.
  • Studies show that practicing putting for at least 15 minutes before a round can improve a player’s putting accuracy by as much as 25%.
  • Over 35% of new golfers express the desire to play more rounds after experiencing their first full 18-hole game.
  • More than 75% of beginners who participate in structured practice report feeling more confident on the golf course.
  • Roughly 60% of golfers who maintain a handicap index see an improvement in their scores year over year.
  • Junior golf programs have seen an increase in participation by approximately 20% over the past decade, indicating growing interest among younger players.
  • Golfers who use a golf-specific fitness program can increase their drive distance by an average of 15 yards, benefitting their overall game.

External Links

  • Golf Channel Instruction

How To

How To Pick The Right Golf Clubs For Beginners

When starting in golf, selecting the correct clubs is pivotal for developing a solid foundation. Beginners will want to consider a golf set with a driving club, a putter and irons 5-9. A pitching wedge and a wedge sand are also recommended. The driver helps with long-distance tee shots, while the putter is essential on the greens. As you get closer to the green, irons will cover a variety of distances. For more forgiveness, choose clubs with a wider sweet spot. A club with a flexible shaft is ideal for players with slower swing speeds. Finalize, check that the grip and height of your clubs is right for a comfortable swung.