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Santorum's Amazing Golf Shots Wow Staffers At CdA Resort

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COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho - Prior to taking shots at President Obama and Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Coeur d'Alene Tuesday, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took by far his most impressive shots on an adjacent golf course.   

Before speaking at a rally at the Hagadone Events Center at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, Santorum showed his golfing prowess (or incredible luck) by allegedly landing two tee shots squarely on the resort's famed 'Floating Green' from 270 yards away. Twice. It's a feat that would be considered extremely difficult even for professional golfers.   

During the summer the green is stationed between 140-160 yards away from the regular men's tee box, but in the off-season when the water level of Lake Coeur d'Alene is lowered, the resort slides the Floating Green (on underwater tracks) another 120+ yards away from the tee box.     

Several staffers with the resort were on hand to witness Santorum's eye-opening golf shots. According to Shelly Christianson, Events Coordinator at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, Santorum missed the green on his first tee shot, but the second and third shots appeared to land on the green. 

"We even had our maintenance guys go out and check the green to see if the balls hit by Santorum were indeed on the green," Christianson told KHQ-TV. "They say they were."    

When Santorum boasted about his accomplishment during the rally of conservative voters, one person in the crowd asked, "How much golf are you going to play as President?" Santorum responded by saying pointedly, "I'm not running for president to be a professional golfer."  

Maybe he should reconsider.

(Photo by JoAnna Goldfuss)

What do you think? Do you believe Rick Santorum hit the 'Floating Green' twice from 270 yards away? Leave your comment below or weigh in on KHQ's Facebook page.    

 

 

 

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