NBA legend Yao Ming plays with Natalie Gulbis and Gary Player

Giant basketball star competes in Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016

NBA legend Yao Ming plays with Natalie Gulbis and Gary Player

LPGA Tour stars Natalie Gulbis and Paula Creamer with former NBA basketball player Yao Ming (Photo: Natalie Gulbis instagram)

You have to feel sorry for guys who are 7 feet 6 inches when it comes to golf. Then again, you can't complain too much if you get to spend five hours on a golf course with Natalie Gulbis. 

For eight-time NBA All-Star Yao Ming, golf has become a sport he frequently enjoys in his retirement away from basketball. But you wouldn't necessarily think that on first look at his golf swing. 

Then again, not all of us are swinging clubs that are some 50 inches in length. 

To put Ming's golf club sizes into perspective, his pitching wedge is 45 inches long, which is a full inch longer than most player's drivers!

If you thought Barcelona's Neymar had a bad swing, just check this one out...

Yao Ming swing! He needed breakfast ball can we all relate to that! #missionhills #china A video posted by Natalie Gulbis (@nataliegulbis) on Oct 22, 2016 at 4:30pm PDT

 

These pictures of nine-time major champion Gary Player alongside Ming are also pretty funny. 

The lovable South African is 5'6 in case you were wondering. 

NBA legend Yao Ming plays with Natalie Gulbis and Gary Player

And here he is next to John Daly. 

Just imagine how far Ming could hit the ball with some tips from the Wild Thing?!