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WATCH: Minnesota Man Sinks 120-Foot Putt, Wins Pontoon Boat


For the past 28 years, the Venture Minnesota Golf Show has hosted a putting contest where contestants can pay $5 for three attempts to hole a 50-foot putt, a 100-foot putt and then a 120-foot putt on artificial turf.

Nobody had ever made all three. Until yesterday.

Paul Shadle, a 49-year-old corporate pilot from Rosemount, Minn., sank the mammoth putts Sunday and sent the crowd into pandemonium. For his miraculous effort, Shadle won a pontoon boat valued at $75,000 and a cool $25,000 in cash.

The proceeds of the contest go toward the First Tee Foundation to help the local youth in Minnesota.


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