WATCH: Joel Sjoholm Takes Boat To Play Shot During Hero Open

Instead of taking a penalty drop, Sjoholm took a boat to play a shot from an island at the Forest of Arden

Joel Sjoholm Takes Boat To Play Shot
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Instead of taking a penalty drop, Sjoholm took a boat to play a shot from an island at the Forest of Arden

WATCH: Joel Sjoholm Takes Boat To Play Shot During Hero Open

Joel Sjoholm needed to get on a boat to play a shot during the Hero Open.

The Swede hit his ball onto Henderson's Island on the 17th hole and instead of taking a penalty drop, he took a boat!

He grabbed a few clubs and just about made it onto the small boat and pulled himself over to the the island with a rope.

When he was there he had to move some sponsor signs and eventually played his ball back into safety.

That was only half the battle, as he had to get back onto the boat and pull himself back to shore.

He eventually made bogey and carded a 73 to finish in T22nd at nine under.

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"How was your back 9 Joel!!! Pretty smooth Sailing I would argue," he joked on social media after his round.

Sjoholm currently ranks 293rd in the world.

His one and only big-time pro win came at the Italian Challenge Open in 2017 on the Challenge Tour.

Sam Horsfield won his maiden European Tour title at the Hero Open.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x