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LINDSEY: This is Blue Peter, but mini.

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Expect epic adventures,

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makes, bakes,

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badges, pets,

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presenters and your post.

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We've only got five minutes to get ready for your Blue Peter adventure.

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This game is over 500 years old and, in that time,

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golf has developed a language all of its own.

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-Now, some of the clubs are called irons...

-That's right. Hello.

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No, Linds, they're, erm... This is an iron.

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-And some are known as woods.

-That's right.

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No, this is a wood.

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And one is even called a sand wedge.

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-Cheese ploughman's.

-No.

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I think I need some help.

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Well, you're in luck, Linds.

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Let me introduce you to two of the country's best golfers -

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pro superstars Charley Hull

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and Andrew "Beef" Johnston.

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What is the very first thing we need to know?

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First thing we'll probably do is start off with the grip.

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You can't control how you hit the ball

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unless you hold the club correctly.

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-All right, first thing you do is left hand on top.

-OK.

-Like that.

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That's it. And then right hand comes on, connects, and then you can

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put your little finger over the top of that finger like that.

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-Oh, wow.

-Or you can put them in between,

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-whatever's more comfortable.

-Like that?

-Yeah.

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-That?

-Yeah, so more in between, there.

-Ooh.

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-OK.

-Yeah, there you go.

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That's the grip sorted. What comes next?

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For me, it's all about the stance.

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The stance - how you stand when you hit the ball.

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Without the right stance,

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you don't stand a chance.

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-First of all, put your feet together.

-Oh, together?

-Yeah.

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-Right, yes.

-And then move your left foot a little bit to the left.

-OK.

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And then your right foot, like, triple the distance to the right.

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-So actually, my centre of balance is behind where the ball will be.

-Yeah.

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That's a game-changer.

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Grip sorted, stance sorted, what happens next?

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Time to hit the ball.

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That went a long way.

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In golf, the way you hit the ball is called your swing,

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something Charley just made look so easy.

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Just practise clipping the blue tee on the practice swing.

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-Without the ball there?

-Yeah, without the ball.

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Yeah, like that, and then give it a go with the ball,

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so you're trying to just hit the same spot every time.

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'Now I have a feel for where I'm aiming, things start to improve'.

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Shot.

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'Mum, look at that!'

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-A-ha-ha!

-That was a really good strike!

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'I liked that one.'

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Well, that's lucky, because the golf doesn't end there, Radzi.

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As day becomes night, this place transforms into Topgolf.

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Like normal golf, but hi-tech.

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It's the perfect place for our next head-to-head challenge.

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Topgolf is played around the world, and players earn points

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by getting their ball into different parts of a target.

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Now, today, we're each going to have ten balls

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and the winner is the person that gets the most points

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from that yellow target.

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I love this challenge.

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The yellow target we're aiming for has been split into nine parts,

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and you can only score points on each section once.

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But we're not playing alone. I'm teaming up with The Beef.

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And I'm being joined by Charley.

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It's time to do our swing.

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'Me first. Watch me, Linds.'

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Look...

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Oh! Oh!

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'Yeah, still watching, Radz.'

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'OK, so no points for me. Come on, Charley, I'm keeping the faith.'

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Oh, beautiful. Get in the nine!

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'It's not nine, but it's a five. We'll take it.'

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'OK, my turn'. Oh, way too far.

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'Yeah, miles past the target.'

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Oh, you! Go!

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'Beef! What a start!'

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'Me again.' No, it's not going to be a nine.

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It's not even going to be in.

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'OK, didn't hit the target, I'm just warming up.

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'Come on, Charley, I believe in you. You can keep us in this.'

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This is why they're professionals!

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'That's what I'm talking about! We lead 14-9.'

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Oh, it's a beauty!

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-It's something.

-Yeah, yeah.

-It's a six!

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'Back in the lead.'

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'No-one scores for a full round, until Beef is back.'

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-It's an eight, isn't it?

-He's got the eight!

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'Yes! That gives us a nine-point lead.'

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'Can we come back from this?

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'Charley picks up another two points.'

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-High scores.

-Yeah, I still need to figure that out.

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That's the one. 'But Beef gets another one as well.'

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'So, with one more round to go,

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Lindsey's team leads 24-16.'

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We can still win this.

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I would ideally get an eight or a seven,

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or just on target. Think eight.

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Be great. No, just go in! Stay in. Stay in. Stay in, oh!

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'Come on, Charley. Get an eight and we can draw. I believe in you.

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-'Keep the faith.'

-Oh!

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'Come on, eight! Come on, eight! Come on, eight!

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'Oh, it's a one! Not enough!'

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'Yes! The title's ours.'

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-We did it!

-Yes, we did.

-I could not have done it without this man.

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You were amazing.

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-Actually, do you guys have a spare pair of trousers with you?

-What?

-No.

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I thought all golfers brought one, in case you got a hole in one.

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Cos you get the... Better than a birdie, cos...

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-Come on.

-You get the ball, and it...

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Join in every Thursday on CBBC.

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Radzi and Lindsey get some expert tuition from golf pros Charley Hull and Andrew Johnston before taking on a golf challenge with a difference.


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