Thursday, January 28, 2016

Red Bull Takes Lexi Thompson Back in Time

With golf coming back to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, LPGA star Lexi Thompson wondered what it would feel like to try vintage clothes and clubs from that era.

In throwback photos and in a behind-the scenes-video at, she goes all in - from double layers of wool, to putters with an old school hickory shaft.  Needless to say, the experience made her appreciate her modern day gear as the 2016 season kicks off in the Bahamas this weekend.

“I don’t know how they played golf in those outfits, especially if it was hot out,” said Thompson to “I was wearing at least two layers on top and bottom, and a jacket on top, which was very restrictive on the back.”

On the clubs, she had this to say:
“I took a swing with a very old club and it’s made of totally different material.  It was made of wood back then and now it’s graphite.  I don’t know how my swing would have done with those clubs back then.”

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