WATCH: Player uses a LEAFBLOWER to help find a lost golf ball in the thick stuff

This golfer certainly came prepared for the winter conditions. 

Ben Smith's picture
Tue, 9 Nov 2021

WATCH: Player uses a LEAFBLOWER to help find a lost golf ball in the thick stuff

Sometimes in golf you just have to sit back, applaud and laugh. 

A video has emerged on Twitter of one savvy golfer who has decided to use a leafblower to help find a lost ball. 

"Talk about a professional" the male voice comments as his playing partner wades through the leaves to find it. 

"Brings his own tools," the voice says as his mate finds the bright, yellow ball.

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Take a look at the video here:

It begs the question, is this legal?

Well, it probably isn't within the spirit of the game unless all of your playing partners have one at their disposal. 

But under Rule 15.1a, loose impediments may be removed by any means.

Which is to say, a leaf blower is a permissible way to remove loose impediments. 

It is clear fans enjoyed the short clip. 

Comments included: 

"Works for gimmies too"

"I need to invest in a leafblower"

"Does that count as a 15th club?"

"I bet he knew where it was but he was just blowing it closer to the hole"

"Uh oh, here come all the golf rules Karens"

"I saw a guy load one on his cart yesterday"

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