Dogs can do all kinds of athletic feats. They are SO adept at doing things, like catching a Frisbee. There are even televised competitions on major sports networks. Admittedly, they tend to air at 3 am when only the most die-hard – or insomnia-filled – sports fans can catch them. Still – quite amazing. They can do obstacle courses, and there are dog shows, of course.
Then there’s this video – a dog hitting a golf ball with a club? We see Jumpy, who you may have seen in another video, painting a landscape of all things. This time, he’s holding a different object in his mouth – a golf putter.
There are five balls lined up in a row, and Jumpy goes from ball to ball and whacks each one with the putter. He’s able to turn his head pretty far to the side to be able to get the velocity to make the putter hit the ball pretty darn hard.
If we’re going to critique this video on merit – it’s great that Jumpy can even be coordinated enough to have the putter actually make contact with the ball at all. That, in of itself, is a victory. Though the direction the balls take once they are struck – the chances of them actually finding the bottom of the hole on an actual golf course – not good. Maybe that’s being held back until the next video.