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The golfing misadventures of Michigan State's Draymond Green

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

Anybody who remembers the frustration of their first attempt at golf should sympathize with the plight of Michigan State's Draymond Green.

Not only did Green shank tee shots, mishit putts and leave a trail of divots in his wake during a charity golf event on Wednesday in Freeland, Mich., TV cameras were also on hand to capture every moment of the 6-foot-6 forward's misery.

There's no way of knowing what Green's score for the round was, but 200 would be a conservative estimate based on the above video. At least Green was a good sport about it, telling WXYZ-TV that he wasn't nervous about golfing for the first time but "you guys with the cameras should be."

Green was one of a handful of Michigan-based college and pro athletes who participated in Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lamar Woodley's annual Heroes for Kids golf outing at Apple Mountain Golf Club in Freeland. In its six years of existence, the event has raised more than $350,000 for Saginaw youth recreation programs.

If raising money for charity was the best part of the day for Green, chances are playing alongside Woodley was one of the worst. Surely a Michigan alum like Woodley didn't waste the opportunity to needle Green a bit as he was making a mess of the golf course.

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