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8-year-old golf prodigy assassinates a drone with the perfect swing



Austin Powell

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 1, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 3:08 am CDT

Whether it’s by a bottle at a punk show or with a net-firing bazooka, there’s something deeply satisfying about watching a drone get taken out. It’s the high-tech equivalent of seeing someone hit in the groin. You just can’t help but snicker a little. 

Enter Ruby Kavanagh. The 8-year-old golfer was filming a video at the Magenta Shores Golf Course in New South Wales, Australia, earlier this week with her uncle, who happens to be the creative director of the products review site DroneGear. While the promotional circumstances should raise eyebrows, Kavanagh is the real deal. She’s been called a golf prodigy, boasts a 140m drive, and has already appeared twice at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. 

And did I mention she has a helluva drive? The resulting footage from the shoot looks like an outtake from Happy Gilmore.  

According to Mashable, the YUNEEC Typhoon H suffered serious damages—including two broken propellers and a broken leg—in the crash, but it should be up and running soon. 

Next time, how about yelling “Fore?”

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*First Published: Sep 1, 2016, 9:42 am CDT