A Guy Won A Boat (And A Boatload Of Money) By Sinking A 120-Foot Putt At A Golf Show

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I’ve played a number of sports in various capacities over the course of my life, and I’m pretty sure the most valuable prize I’ve ever taken home thanks to my skills was a Batman-branded basketball I won by sinking a shot during a band trip to Six Flags in middle school. As much as I like to think I’d be able to nail a halfcourt shot for an insane amount of money if given the chance, I’m pretty sure I’d just end up shooting a brick that would give me a brief moment of internet fame for all the wrong reasons.

Based on my consistent inability to hole a five-foot putt on the practice green, I assume I’d fare even worse if I got the opportunity to make an absurdly long shot with a prize on the line— an achievement that a number of people have managed to reap the benefits of over the past few months.

However, none of them have come close to being rewarded for their skills like a man who took home an absolutely insane prize package at a golf show in Minnesota last weekend.

On Sunday, self-described “weekend golfer” Paul Shadle was given the chance to sink a 120-foot putt at the Minnesota Golf Show with a $75,000 boat and $25,000 in cash on the line. As you can see, he took full advantage of the opportunity.

According to CBS Minnesota, Shadle threw down $5 on Sunday afternoon and successfully made a 100-foot putt, which qualified him for a chance to make a 50-footer— which he obviously converted— to become eligible for the final challenge.

Based on everything I know about owning a boat, Shadle will end up sinking all of the prize money he won on maintaining it, but at least he’ll always have a great story to tell at the 19th hole.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.