Golf with a WOODEN ball - UNEXPECTED results!

In this video Rick Shiels heads out to the golf course with a wooden golf ball!


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  1. R Schultz

    R Schultz

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  2. Shane Ogle

    Shane Ogle

    6 timmar sedan

    Wooded ball & wooded clubs ???

  3. Brian sheerin

    Brian sheerin

    Dag sedan

    Use hickey clubs and old balls

  4. Ken Brown

    Ken Brown

    3 dagar sedan

    the mystery damage was probably from hitting the cart path.

  5. lewis smythe

    lewis smythe

    3 dagar sedan

    you should try using those balls and the old hickory clubs



    5 dagar sedan

    you are so cringe

  7. Peter Faherty

    Peter Faherty

    6 dagar sedan

    "those bonekahs on the raht"

  8. Enter Name

    Enter Name

    7 dagar sedan

    you didnt say bye :(

  9. James Knight-Smith

    James Knight-Smith

    8 dagar sedan

    Hey Rick, i might have missed it but where did you get the set of golf balls you had? Can you buy them anywhere?

  10. DK Boyd

    DK Boyd

    8 dagar sedan

    I knew the red ball wouldn’t do well just because of the cuts in it

  11. Tom Knarian

    Tom Knarian

    9 dagar sedan

    Where did he purchase these

  12. Chris Diplock

    Chris Diplock

    9 dagar sedan

    Do you have a FAT wallet or a sound pack in your back pocket?

  13. COSBROWN151


    10 dagar sedan

    Just watched a show on the history of golf and the St Andrews course. Pretty interesting stuff.

  14. BurntToast


    10 dagar sedan

    After leaving the comedy scene Bert Kreischer moved to Britain and dedicated his life to hot yoga and golf. Losing untold amounts of weight and perfecting his hidden talent, good ol stick ball. Proud of you Bert 👏🏼

    • John Bauer

      John Bauer

      7 dagar sedan

      The Machine has arrived on the golf channel...

  15. Luci Fran

    Luci Fran

    10 dagar sedan

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  16. Rob Lowen

    Rob Lowen

    10 dagar sedan

    Where did you get that golf ball set? Totally need that.

  17. Hoyt Decker

    Hoyt Decker

    10 dagar sedan

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  18. TommonSensePro


    11 dagar sedan

    7:02 ok I need a watch like that. How much? 200 bucks? More?

  19. Benjamin Walker

    Benjamin Walker

    11 dagar sedan

    It’s like putting an egg

  20. Sunzar44


    12 dagar sedan

    Where would a collector find such a great box of old replica golf balls?

  21. Cassidy Cheang

    Cassidy Cheang

    12 dagar sedan

    Not sure if anyone asked, but where can I get a set of replicas like this? Would make great gift for my dad!

  22. Mackenzie Cleveland

    Mackenzie Cleveland

    12 dagar sedan

    you sound like my buddies... *shanks drive into woods* "Im Puh-in foh burdehh"

  23. Christian Thomas

    Christian Thomas

    12 dagar sedan

    say carnage one more time

  24. mikegarton1386


    12 dagar sedan

    “It only went 100 yards but it was STRAIGHT!” This sounds so familiar hahahaha

  25. David Moomoo

    David Moomoo

    13 dagar sedan

    Maybe I’ve been playing with wooden balls this whole time

  26. Dalton B

    Dalton B

    13 dagar sedan

    makes me think it would be better if the pga had a standard golfball for everyone they wouldnt have to move tee boxes back every year

  27. Mark Dennett

    Mark Dennett

    13 dagar sedan

    Would love to see some of the stats (spin rate etc.) on that. Also, I'll challenge you as long as you use that ball! :D

  28. Matt Franks

    Matt Franks

    13 dagar sedan

    600/month + caddy fees = 7,200/year + caddy fees of 92,800 = $100,000 regular membership. 250,000 corporate membership, meaning what, multiple people or full businesses? xD So misled. How much did you win in the shop, $150? You must have spent like $500 there. Congrats to you, but just be straight up, seems a little phony.

  29. puttputt524


    13 dagar sedan

    Does it float on water?

  30. Mother Daughter Date

    Mother Daughter Date

    14 dagar sedan

    I guess Par 5's were 200 yards back then with wooden ball ⛳️

  31. JeanLuc Gaillot

    JeanLuc Gaillot

    14 dagar sedan

    If you play with the wood ball n I play with a regular ball we might have a match

  32. Josh Gonzales

    Josh Gonzales

    14 dagar sedan

    Triple bogey my typical outing on every hole I play

  33. RiPandtear


    14 dagar sedan

    Could mistake the wood ball in the rough for a turd

  34. alan carlyon

    alan carlyon

    15 dagar sedan

    Only you Rick would have a go at history in playing with feathered golf balls! Loved the video! I have some old UK old size golf balls from the 60/70s ( smaller circumference) if you would like to play a round of golf with your golf mates using them, maybe dress up with the old golf shoes and glenmuir jumpers etc! I have around 2 dozen or more if you want them? I am sure the video you create with them would go down a treat with your followers Rick!

  35. Pete Smith

    Pete Smith

    15 dagar sedan

    Sorry to disappoint you but that is a polished turd…and by the edges on it a wombat turd

  36. Adam J

    Adam J

    15 dagar sedan

    these balls are like 1000 each what the heck.

  37. Wayne Pilgrim

    Wayne Pilgrim

    15 dagar sedan

    4 ads in a minute. Sheesh

  38. Vincent Phun

    Vincent Phun

    16 dagar sedan

    Guess Rick should submit this video to PGA which would be the perfect answer to dial back pro distances by simply setting limitations on golf ball design.

  39. JJ


    16 dagar sedan

    Made me laugh when I really needed it.

  40. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross

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    A 3D printed ball would be cool. Can do different sizes and dimples.

  41. Andrew Hammond

    Andrew Hammond

    16 dagar sedan

    Hi Dylan Buckley

  42. bumpstockbilly


    16 dagar sedan

    wood woods with a wooden ball

  43. astrosfan74


    17 dagar sedan

    Golf balls of yesteryears are hard to hit and dont travel anywhere. Make you wonder how golfers played so well with this balls. Golf technology has come a long way since these old school balls. Loved this video! Keep posting them as I love to watch your videos. Happy adventures and golfing to you Mr. Shiels.

  44. zombiextraction


    17 dagar sedan

    Does anyone know where I can pick up this type of set of old balls? I looked everywhere.

  45. lburwell99


    17 dagar sedan

    I'm wondering if the ball you lost and the wooden one would actually react better an go farther with a long iron than your modern driver or wood. Those balls being smooth and solid won't compress and bounce off the hollow headed club like a modern ball. Wonder if the hollow head is giving toouch give and reducing the punch it would get into it otherwise. Great video!

  46. skyler hutchins

    skyler hutchins

    17 dagar sedan

    This makes me feel bad…. I takes Rick having to hit I wooden ball to play as bad as me lol

  47. Scott Whiting

    Scott Whiting

    17 dagar sedan

    Rick golfs with a wooden golf ball on a par 5 the way I do with a Pro V1 on a Par 4

  48. Jens Ronnedal

    Jens Ronnedal

    17 dagar sedan

    Hi Rick, if you have any advice on how to secure a golf bag to a trolley so that it doesn’t turn over on it’s side after a while I would be really grateful. Maybe make a short video on the subject. Thanks!

  49. bigupschase


    17 dagar sedan

    hey rick!, any chance you could do a side by side driving,chipping comparison of the Callaway superhot and the supersoft golf balls?. Preferably the Matte ones? You will get a lot of views from the US cause these golf balls stay being sold out where ever I go

  50. R G

    R G

    17 dagar sedan

    I am now highly suspicious that the ball I play is actually a wood ball.

  51. Gavin Games

    Gavin Games

    17 dagar sedan

    Can we talk about how he’s using a new driver

  52. 60DegreeLobWedge


    17 dagar sedan

    That's not an "alignment seam" on the 1895 ball, you weren't allowed to pick up your ball on the green. You played it as it lied. It would be fun to do a video playing by the rules of different time periods.

  53. J Bob

    J Bob

    17 dagar sedan

    Do it again with the clubs that match the era the balls were made.



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  55. Justin


    18 dagar sedan

    I would definitely stayed to find that one ball lol

  56. John Langdon Rumph

    John Langdon Rumph

    18 dagar sedan

    5:23 is me every time I hit the ball.

  57. Michael Fox

    Michael Fox

    18 dagar sedan

    Should try these old golf balls with some old clubs as well!

  58. Sean Koehler

    Sean Koehler

    18 dagar sedan

    You should use this ball with some hickory clubs haha

  59. Frank Levins

    Frank Levins

    18 dagar sedan

    Hi Rick You mentioned in one of your previous videos about an 11 wood for a possible review. I have a tensor 11 and 13 wood is your are interested. Plus a wooden 3 wood with a fibre glass shaft and another with an aluminium shaft! Just let me know.

  60. Winey Idiot

    Winey Idiot

    18 dagar sedan

    At every putt, the fucking banner came up and covered the ball!

  61. abbsnn cose

    abbsnn cose

    18 dagar sedan

    ball flight, somewhat reminiscent of a jet fighter taking off. Low start with lots of speed, and then it rose up at the end of the flight. See if you can recreate that.

  62. Easton Saldana

    Easton Saldana

    18 dagar sedan

    Rick you can you get 500 yards probably not but it's a bet you could get at least at least 400 or maybe 300

  63. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov

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    While I was watching this I was like man a wood golf ball would be kinda cheap if you think of it but then I remembered how messed up the wood market is right now 😂

  64. Mark NTexas

    Mark NTexas

    19 dagar sedan

    I so wanted u to hit an 8 iron instead of 3 wood

    • abbsnn cose

      abbsnn cose

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      Would love to see you play Isle of Wedmore in Somerset by far the best course I've played amazing views! Love the content Rick! 👌

  65. John Mayo

    John Mayo

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    Let’s see those balls played with clubs from those era’s as well

  66. Ally Henderson

    Ally Henderson

    19 dagar sedan

    Another pointless video

  67. AJLanger5


    19 dagar sedan

    Aww you lost the mini quaffle ball lol.

    • wnnalis cioov

      wnnalis cioov

      18 dagar sedan

      the TP5?

  68. Timothy Fitzgerald

    Timothy Fitzgerald

    19 dagar sedan

    Ricky got to remember. Period Correct clubs with period Correct balls

  69. Lynette Gilliland

    Lynette Gilliland

    19 dagar sedan

    Rick do you use regular golf balls when using a golf net that you put up in your backyard or do you have to use wiffle balls

  70. Frank in a van

    Frank in a van

    19 dagar sedan

    Golf must have been so hard back in the day... it's hard enough now!

  71. Chris H

    Chris H

    19 dagar sedan

    Any damage to your woods?

  72. Javier Barajas

    Javier Barajas

    19 dagar sedan

    5:28 probably

  73. Patrick Gabriel

    Patrick Gabriel

    19 dagar sedan

    I wanna do fun stuff like you do. You are very entertaining. ⛳️

  74. QC Dude

    QC Dude

    19 dagar sedan

    Need a video with old clubs, old balls, old tees and on the Old Course or another links course. You also have to dress the part.

  75. Dayne Vickers

    Dayne Vickers

    19 dagar sedan

    Now THAT was fun! When hit with the 9 iron, that leather covered feather ball had more hang-time than a fight to Hawaii.

  76. Tyler Spring

    Tyler Spring

    19 dagar sedan

    “pahh thray” par 3 translation

  77. Robert Reams

    Robert Reams

    19 dagar sedan

    These golf balls definitely solve the distance problem golf courses are facing.

  78. asdknjakljye


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    Rick why wouldn't you test these on a nice open course/hole...can't believe you lost that ball

  79. Callum Watts

    Callum Watts

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    Would love to see you play Isle of Wedmore in Somerset by far the best course I've played amazing views! Love the content Rick! 👌

  80. Greg R

    Greg R

    19 dagar sedan

    I bet with a harder wood the ball wouldn't deform so much but it still wouldn't fly far. Interesting stuff!

  81. Scott Shepherd

    Scott Shepherd

    19 dagar sedan

    Hi Rick, Can you review the Taylormade Distance + ball please?? I can’t find a review for them anywhere and they seem like a good affordable option! How do they compare to the TP5?

  82. Michael Huff

    Michael Huff

    19 dagar sedan

    Props to Rick for playing the featherie as it lied.

  83. Eanna Kavanagh

    Eanna Kavanagh

    19 dagar sedan

    That shot tracer on the gutty ball is like my actual drive

  84. Allyr16


    19 dagar sedan

    Can you review Thomas Skinner's (from the apprentice) new Bosh driver?

  85. MrSquash86


    19 dagar sedan

    “Anyway, let’s cut it in half, see what’s inside…..”

  86. guo li

    guo li

    19 dagar sedan

    Nice video. But I want to say that the video shakes too much. You need a DJI OM 4. Handheld 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer.

  87. Kylie Brocket

    Kylie Brocket

    19 dagar sedan

    Love it so much

  88. fernysyoutube


    19 dagar sedan

    I’m glad you didn’t play with originals

  89. TheMetalMouse


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    *NSFW* In Wales, we never run out of wooden golf balls because sheep droppings are left behind after we mate.

  90. Jake


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    I wonder if the wooden balls fly different with wooden golf clubs

  91. Bronald


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    you should have sawed the ball in half

  92. Kevin Hook

    Kevin Hook

    19 dagar sedan

    So your saying golf balls do get better over time?

  93. Kevin Hook

    Kevin Hook

    19 dagar sedan

    When someone finds a free ball ----> wtf is this golf ball? or sheep's ball?

  94. Wil O

    Wil O

    19 dagar sedan

    2:47 this shot had nothing to do with the ball. what a bad swing yuck.

  95. ThomasAnonymous


    19 dagar sedan

    Do not recommend this channel

  96. Seth The Beat Machine

    Seth The Beat Machine

    19 dagar sedan

    Why did this end so abruptly?

  97. PaulWall07


    19 dagar sedan

    I buy wood balls to launch off cliffs.

  98. O'Brien dirtbike twins

    O'Brien dirtbike twins

    20 dagar sedan

    I surprised how beat the wooden ball got

  99. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark

    20 dagar sedan

    Seemed like the cow hide ball with the 9 iron bounced off of space x 🤣 thing was up there!

  100. 너코웬


    20 dagar sedan

    Attributes to play golf in 1400s: Eyesight of an eagle