This is pretty cool. Mercedes decided to see if they could catch a golf ball in the air with an SLS. Apparently this is now some kind of world record according to Guiness (farthest golf shot caught in a moving car – 275 meters). The golfer was Jake Shepherd and the driver was former F1 driver, David Coulthard. Check out the behind the scenes video after the break.
You’ve probably heard of Casey Martin before. His lawsuit and eventual victory at the Supreme Court gave him the right to use a golf cart in PGA Tour competitions. It turned out to not make much of a difference as Martin lost his tour card and eventually became the golf coach at Oregon. He qualified for the Open last week and now will be making his first US Open appearance since 1998 (also at Olympic).
If you’re at all interested in Casey’s story, this is a great video. Martin is entertaining, engaging, and humble. Regardless of what you think of the Supreme Court’s ruling in his case, it’s hard not to pull for the guy.