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Frozen Golfer Falls Through Ice Trying to Hit Ball

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A video that appears to show a golfer falling through ice while trying to hit a ball of a frozen pond has gone viral on Instagram. (Screengrab via Instagram)

By    |   Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016 12:40 PM

A video of a "frozen golfer" who appears to fall through the ice of a pond while trying to hit a golf ball has gone viral with more than 81,000 views on the Instagram page Golfgriders.

The video, which was posted Monday and also appears on YouTube under the username Watch Life, showed a golfer in dark clothes attempting to hit a golf ball on a frozen-over pond. The golfer initially slips and then falls, cracking the ice and falling through a hole.

"There are times to play the ball as it lies. This is not one of those times," wrote James Crook, of The Golf Channel. "After making the questionable decision to tee it up in the freezing cold to begin with, one golfer decided to play a shot off of a frozen pond instead of taking a drop."

Sean Steinemann praised the golfer in Golf magazine for being dedicated enough to play in temperatures cold enough to freeze over a pond, but questioned going an extra step of trying to hit a ball off the ice.

"For starters, he's braving the cold weather to tee it up, something most golfers would balk at," Steinemann wrote. "Secondly, he refuses to take a drop from a frozen hazard and decides to play the ball as it lies. True dedication.

"Unfortunately, that dedication didn’t pay off. … Talk about adding insult to injury. We are hoping the poor guy is OK," Steinemann added.

Pete Blackburn of Fox Sports called the shot attempt simply a "poor life decision."

"Instead of taking the L and eating a stroke, this guy is forced to pull himself from the depths of the frigid water and wear his idiocy," Blackburn wrote. "It doesn’t even matter if he played the remainder of the course in soaking wet, freezing cold clothes. Just walking back to the parking lot in that state would be humiliating enough."

Others heaped on the golfer's decision-making on Twitter.

The golfer, the course and when the video was taken were not identified.

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