10 Hilarious Driving Range Fails

As the weather starts to warm up, and we head quickly into spring, you might be getting ready to head to the driving range to hone your craft. Ranges are a bastion of golf, yet it can sometimes be one of the most entertaining places in the world.

Before you step to the tee to get your swing back, just be wary of what could go wrong if you head to the range.

Please Stand Behind the Red Line

It does not matter if it is a Topgolf or your local driving range, everybody knows you shouldn’t walk or stand where somebody is swinging a golf club, let alone your buddy who you clearly know is not very good.

At first, the guy whose turn it is tells his friend to step back to which he nods, but really makes no attempt to take cover. That turned out to be a huge mistake. After a ridiculous swing and an even crazier one-handed finish, he clocked his buddy square in the head without even knowing it.

However, the person taking the video from the table next door saw it coming the whole way. You can even hear the thump! That has got to hurt. Hopefully, we all learn a lesson here! 

All-Time Backfire


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We’ve all been there before, but usually we’re smart enough to toss an old golf ball or a tee into our friends line of swing. The driver seems like an odd choice. 



???? The club went further than the ball ???? ???? @daxon.hunt

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Topgolf is prime viewing for millennial fails and this young lefty is no exception. Right from the takeaway, you know this isn’t going to end well. On cue, on the way down he hits the eject button and releases the club with no regard for the human beings around him. OMG is right. 



Sometimes you do work on the driving range, sometimes the driving range does work on you

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This lefty was simply working on his driver when disaster strikes. After striping one he tees up another and attempts to work on his club position at the top. Unfortunately, the righty next to him took a swing and the same exact time clipped it on the way down breaking it in two. Come on, man! 


While we are assuming they are friends, normally if you are recording a buddy’s swing you try not talking in their backswing. However, the guy filming this video went full “you suck” and got what he deserved. Talk about karma!

Bucket head


TB to my golfin days #golffail

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While it appears this kid seems to be under legal drinking age, it seems like he just had one too many juice boxes. With a range bucket on his head he proclaims he’s “the best golfer.” After that swing, we beg to differ. 

Who hit that shot?


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This gentleman seemed to have a nice set up hitting golf balls into a lake that is until this happened. While sending the ball 90 degrees right off the side of the club head is impressive, the fact that it ricocheted back and almost knocked him unconscious is almost more of an achievement. 

Wedding Shenanigans 


“Don’t hit it right, don’t hit it right, don’t hit it right…” #AlwaysBeGolfing

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Wedding are fun until somebody shanks a golf ball into the cocktail hour and somebody gets hurt. While we don’t know the outcome of this horrific shank, we do know lining up and taking a hack probably after a few beverages is not a wise decision. 

Which Tracer Was Better?


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“Here’s the wind-up, and the pitch… and the swing dislodges the driver head which is taking a low ball flight to keep it out of the wind.”

Saved by the net


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Our friend above is going for the Old Faithful of trick shots, the Tiger Woods ball bounce and hit. The problem that arises is he’s on an upper level of a multi-level driving range and his bay has a roof. Using the highly-lofted club, our man carries out the trick with a few bounces and even manages to make contact. The ball flies straight into the roof causing him to do the “can you believe that?” pirouette.

Unaware of his surroundings, the trick shotter finds the edge of the bay and falls into the net in an “Is he okay? Yes, he is. Now, that’s hilarious” fail. 


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