The best shot of my career. An unbelievable hole in one caught on film.

This happened about a year ago and I have been waiting for the right time to unveil it. Now is as good of a time as any. (If you don’t want to read my blather filled rant, just scroll down to the video and send this link to everyone you know.)

I have tried to get you guys to viral more people to the blog with great talk of golf, videos and stories…to no avail.

There has been a moderate turnout on my teaching website, but an appalling lack of interest in the book that is filled with way more than $9.95 worth of entertainment. You cheapskates!!!…after all the free info I have given you…LOL.

If what follows doesn’t work to get me more exposure, I have to say the golfing public is way too hard to impress and maybe I should just roll with the company line. Come up with a jacked up swing system promising 50 more yards off the tee and a double digit handicap reduction in 2 months with a DVD set costing $199 and a “Long Hitting” Bible for $49.95…you know, lie for profit like everyone else.

This video is real…watch it, buy my book, go to my website and book a lesson (LINK) and send the link to this blog and video to everyone in your email address book and facebook account. The soft cell hasn’t worked, so I am going hard sell now, because if you guys don’t help me out, I will have to get a real job and won’t have time to write this free blog for you anymore…and if you are new to the blog, scroll down, you will enjoy the articles and videos. There has been a new one almost every day for a year.

PS-All kidding aside, this really is real and for those of you unfamiliar with my sense of humor, everything I wrote is true, but I am not nearly as bitter as I sound…especially if I sell a boatload of copies of my book and get thousands of hits on the video. 😀

EDITED: I woke up to find skepticism and I would have been skeptical myself. My only defense is don’t you think I would have done a better job on the edit if it was fake?…and the acting was so bad, how could it not be real. The two cameramen were not golfers and one of them was a grumpy ******* and didn’t want to be there. Don’t think they know what they saw. I don’t think anyone doubts I could hit it that far, so it’s really not a stretch.

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30 Comments

  1. Calvin D

    Well, that’s not how the group acted at holes-in-one I have witnessed. But then, it’s not April 1st is it?
    Halloween maybe? The second camera guy should have been going semi-nuts if he was only a casual golfer. I don’t know Monte; this might be a hard sell indeed. The acting was really bad so maybe it really happened?

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      Neither of these guys were golfers. Don’t think they knew what they saw.

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  2. Paul

    Hmm…I’m calling BS. Two-stroke penalty for building a stance. Another two strokes for the incessant chatter from cameraman one. And one more for holding up the group behind you. 🙂

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  3. s.

    I’ll have to watch it again. As the carts were approaching, could we see the “2nd camera man”? Why would there be a “2nd camera man” in the first place? You must have had many holes-in-one because your were very blasé about it.

    Besides, it’s obviously phony because there was no left-sided takeaway with a straight left arm, and you couldn’t have had enough practice with that swing plane.

    Maybe there’s something with an on-your-knees swing that could be used to illustrate or de-bunk something in the full swing.

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      You know how on infomercials they have long shots closeups from the fairway…I have had 11 holes-in-one before this.

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  4. Rex

    That is really great! Love it!

    I didn’t realize one could buy your book now. I don’t see any link to it from this blog or your web site. I want to buy one and will do so once I figure out how.

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      Rex, you bought a 5 lesson pack so you get one for free. You should get it today.

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  5. banner12

    Hummm, this kind of reminds me of the moon landing. Did you notice how the flag on the moon fluttered and there were no stars in the sky?

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  6. Peter B

    Nice I believe you but this so crazy that it cant be accepted by the guy called crowd.
    About the book, really dont you want to read it to an MP3? I am really waiting to buy it! Please!

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  7. Steve Bishop

    If you do the book on tape, it needs to be read by Patrick Stewart. I’ll listen to anything he reads aloud including the instruction manual on how to put together my freak’n canopy.

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  8. Adam

    Monte, This video is now making me call into question every awesome story you have ever told on your blog.

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      Adam. It is your right to be skeptical, but there were witnesses to all those stories and witnesses to this.

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  9. Tony Bogey

    entertaining. entertainment does not require veracity!

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  10. T

    Clap, clap….. nice shot!
    As of this morning 657 golfers on a Swedish diskussion board have seen it.
    As could be expected some has a hard time believing it.
    T

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  11. falcon50drvr

    Only thing that would have made it better is if you could have caught Bigfoot strolling across the fairway too. I’m totally joking with you. I actually think it’s legit, but just my opinion. I’ve played a lot of golf and play to a 1hcp, but I haven’t had a hole in one yet. Close a few times, but never got one in. I’ve seen quite a few in person, all by very good golfers. I’ve also heard of tons of them by 20 hcps. If they can make that many hole in ones by killing worms on the way and knocking it off trees etc, surely someone of your ability could make one off of your knees from 300 yds downwind. I wouldn’t really show a whole lot emotion if it was me either because I realize that it takes a decent shot followed by a TON of luck to actually roll into the hole, no offense intended. Your stories are always colorful, but I don’t think you’d outright lie and make something like this up IMO. Good luck with everything, you have a lot of sound advice to offer…

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  12. T

    All shots end up somewhere. Why not in the cup? Despite the fact that you aim at it!
    T

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  13. Fred Finch

    Cmon Monty! Thats all you got? The real players are in Q School right now grinding it out, and all we get is a monkey throwing a ball from a tree at the hole?

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      Two things.

      1, The least you can do if you are going to make a crack like that is to spell my name right.

      2. You’re one of those guys that yells out “get in da hole” and “you da man,” aren’t you?

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  14. Dion

    At first I didn’t believe it but then I thought you’d hardly risk your reputation on a cheap stunt/fraud.

    So CONGRATULTIONS and that’s just for hitting it so far off your knees. The rest is great luck too and then to have it recorded. Why the wait though in unveiling?

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    • Matt A

      Agreed.

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  15. Gunnar

    Congratulations Monte! At first I wasn´t sure, too. But this “Ok, alright, cool!” at 1:22 is sooo genuine! Nobody can act that 😛 lol

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  16. Westy

    301 yards from your knees makes me hate you, I don’t care whether the ball went in or not! Great shot.

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  17. Chuck

    Just thought I’d throw this out, as a guy who has been acquainted with Monte for several years, and has played a round of golf with him as well…

    He has a funny sense of humor, but doesn’t strike me as the kind of guy who would make up anything like this for publicity’s sake. He holds integrity in golf highly.

    I’ve seen him smash the ball from his knees a ridiculous distance, far out-distancing my best ever tee shot. I bet he can hit it from his knees father than most PGA Tour players’ average driving distance.

    I played with him at the Oxmoor Valley Valley course (part of the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Trail in Alabama), and he hit the longest tee shot I’ve ever seen. On the 18th hole, it’s an uphill slight dogleg right 363 from the whites, and his shot landed at the bottom of the elevated green, probably 350 yard total. Total freakshow all day long. He shot well below par that day. One buddy who played that day played a couple years later with Lee Westwood at the LA Open Pro-Am (and I walked inside the ropes with them), and has said on several occasions that Monte was more impressive, and couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t playing on the big tour. We still talk about that round in Alabama years later.

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    • Calvin D

      I’m open minded about it. He knew it would be a hard sell. Anyway as a member of the hole-in-one club I have learned that the feat is only really important to the one what done it.

      I too wonder why someone who has all the tools that Monte has can’t make it on the tour. Maybe Monte knows. Or maybe it’s one of those questions like why don’t birds wear shoes.

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  18. Fred Finch

    Monte (I spelled it correctly) has all the tools indeed. Knock on him is that he never ever liked to practice despite his natural gift, he always wanted to show off his ability to hit it long at risk of more calculated play, and perhaps a head case due to over-analyzing (which everyone does as it is part of this stupid game). There is a reason Monte is not in Q-School this year. He knows he cannot compete right now. Monte has never lacked confidence, but he knows he does not have “it” right now to get it done. Everyone knows how unbelievably hard it is to be a tour pro at highest level, so he deserves slack, but he couldve been a contender. And he could be a fantastic trick show artist if he took his act on the road for corporate functions. Good question for Monte. Why don’t you do this a bunch?

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      All true, other than I practiced hard.

      I will be good again…just not for this Q-school.

      I would do more exhibitions, but I just never got the interest. I would do one a week if there was the market for it.

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  19. Wayne Marshall

    Monte: Helluva Shot! Met your dad at your uncle Bob’s 70th. We flew A-4’s in the Marine Corps. I know you made them both proud! By the way, I’m not emotionally mature enough for golf and I live on a Golf Course.

    Bravo Zulu, Wayne

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