There’s a reason why you stand behind someone when they’re hitting a golf ball. Of all the directions the ball can go, backward is the least likely. Then it’s sideways — especially in the direction the player’s back is facing. But a shank? Not so crazy.
Unfortunately, a man recently learned the hard way about shanks. Fortunately for us, he caught it on video.
Kim Ahrens was set up to hit a tee shot as a male playing partner was taping her swing. She shanked it in the direction of the guy taping her, with the ball landing square in his crotch.
And in honor of FXX’s still-going marathon to air every episode of “The Simpsons,” here’s the Hans Moleman classic “Man Getting Hit by Football.”