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On the Hill: Watching a pro long driver smash a golf ball

John LaConte

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday.

Today’s activity: Watching a professional long driver hit a ball more than 400 yards on the fly at Eagle-Vail Golf Club

Details: The Mile High Shootout was in Denver this past weekend, bringing with it a crew of guys who can hit a golf ball further than anyone on the planet. Second-place finisher Houston Hair dropped by the Eagle Vail golf club and tested out the course’s opening-hole Par 5. “Most of the drives we see land 250 to 280 down the fairway,” said the club’s assistant pro before watching Hair smash it 410-420 yards on the fly.

Today’s weather: Scattered rain and thunderstorms, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. — National Weather Service

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