A Memorable Golf Shot

An American man recalls the day he saw a "slam dunk" golf shot.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


Um, man, actually last week, one of the most memorable, ah, shots I've ever seen occurred actually last week.

My next door neighbor, his name's Chuck, myself, and my best friend / brother-in-law, went and played golf, and, ah, I always talk about seeing a shot that 'slam dunks', where the ball just comes out and drops directly in the hole.

And so, Chuck was about a hundred and maybe five yards out, a hundred and ten yards out, and so he's hitting the pitching wedge into the green, and actually I just turned around to watch him hit his shot, and he hits it, it's a beautiful shot, it comes up and I'm following it, following it, following it, and then 'BOOM', it drops right in the hole!

And what we call a 'slam dunk', it just hit nothing but cup. It was the most, out of everything I've seen sports-wise, it was the most immaculate shot I've ever seen. Period.

It was the most immaculate thing I've probably ever seen, because the chances of that little ball dropping, just going airing into the hole, it was just, it was awesome. So I've been talking about that non-stop, I probably won't ever see that again in my life.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • When did this amazing shot happen?
  • Who was he playing golf with?
  • Who shot the amazing shot?
  • Which golf club did he use?
  • How far away from the hole was he, when he hit it?
  • What happened?
  • How did he describe the shot?


It happened last week.

He was playing golf with his next-door neighbour, Chuck, and his best friend, who is also his brother-in-law.

Chuck hit it.

He used a pitching wedge.

He was about 105-110 yards out.

Chuck hit the ball and it went 'slam dunk' straight into the hole. Nothing but cup (The ball didn't hit the ground it went straight into the cup as it landed).

He called it the most immaculate (perfect) shot he's ever seen.