The NCAA has golf fever! First it was the women of Washington, then it was the men of Oregon and now it is the UConn Huskies …baseball team?
The Huskies were in Gainesville on Saturday to take on the Gators and made the best of a rain delay by holding a putting competition, complete with a green poncho awarded to the winner.
The first putt seems pretty easy for UConn’s catcher, who hearts it while sporting his catching gear. But for the second putt the boys step it up a notch by flipping the bats over and backing up some 20-25 feet for a hole that includes a putt putt-like gator (fitting, right?) that protects the hole. Unfortunately we’re going to have to take a second look at the strokes used for the second putt.
Just as we feared, both players clearly breach rule 14-1, which states: “The ball must be fairly struck at with the head of the club and must not be pushed, scraped or spooned.”
The lack of a backswing makes the stroke illegal and leads to the green poncho being awarded in the only fair way – an old fashioned game of rock, paper, scissors.