Who would win a fungo golf competition between James Shields and Carson Fulmer? Let's find out
It's a tradition unlike any other.
No, we're not talking about The Masters. We're talking about fungo golf, baseball's wonderful adaptation of frisbee golf. For those of you unfamiliar with the rules, the general goal is to hit predetermined objects or other landmarks located somewhere on a baseball field with a ball. Instead of a golf club, you use a fungo bat. All normal scoring rules of golf still apply.
While fungo golf is a sport predominantly played at the college level, we decided to shake things up in honor of The Masters. So, we set up a pro-level fungo golf competition between White Sox pitchers James Shields and Carson Fulmer.
As you can see, we sat this round out, instead offering our services and expertise as fungo golf caddies.
Fulmer is an experienced fungo golfer whose accomplishments include hustling Jake a few years ago. Shields, on the other hand, claimed to be a first-timer, which, considering his performance on the links and in his 13-year MLB career, smells a little fishy...
How did the 5-hole showdown go down? It was tense, competitive and came down to the very last shot. Check out the video at the top of the post to see the whole thing.