Rick Reilly of ESPN recently tweeted the most ridiculous golf feat of all-time. He claims former MLB pitcher Jim Kaat shot his age of 75 twice in one day…once as a lefty and once as a righty.
Anybody remember 25-year MLB pitcher Jim Kaat? He just shot his age (75) twice — right-handed AND left-handed — in 1 day. #Amazing
— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) December 30, 2013
Jim Kaat pitched 25 seasons in the Majors, and finished with a 283-237 record. He was a three-time All-Star, and won 16 Gold Gloves. He is one of the best pitchers not in the Hall of Fame.
As impressive as Jim Kaat’s baseball career is, his golfing feat is more impressive.
Shooting your age is something to brag about in the golfing world. Shooting your age twice in one day means the accomplishment is not a fluke. Shooting your age from both sides of the ball is absurd.
Playing golf from the opposite side is not like shooting an opposite hand layup in basketball. No one is as good from the opposite side as they are from their natural side. No one.
My only explanation for Kaat’s achievement is that he plays a ton of golf from both sides of the ball, and he is one of the most coordinated people in the world.
How would you explain Kaat’s golfing feat?