In our golf pranks manifesto, the exploding ball trick received high marks for its simplicity, use of teamwork and spectacle of a payoff. How good is this gag? Clemson Tigers football coach Dabo Swinney sniffed it out ahead of time, and it still worked.
Swinney, playing in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge, sensed that he was about to be duped. However, because of his easy-going nature — you’d have a devil-may-care demeanor too if you beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship — Swinney stepped up to the tee anyway, only to see his ball detonate before his eyes:
Basically, the reaction we’d expect from a man named “Dabo.”
Of course, Swinney was also once kicked out of Augusta National. It’s a good thing he’s a hell of a coach, because this golf thing doesn’t seem to be his jam.