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Jackson Rue

It's pretty hard to shoot a hole-in-one. Some people golf every day for 50 years and never pull it off - it's the golfer's ultimate dream. The chance of a golfer getting one are 1 in 4000 - which means you probably have a better chance of convincing your parents to let you use their car to go drag racing with your friends.

Well, eight year-old Jackson Rue has beaten those odds - not just once, but five times. That's right, he's hit five hole-in-ones. The latest one took place on July 26, 2001 on a 130-yard par 3. He hit the ball with a one wood and the ball bounced cleanly into the hole. But Jackson isn't just a lucky kid. He's one of the best player's under the age of 12 in the world right now. Jackson now has more than 35 trophies for winning junior golf tournaments around North America - so many that his Dad had to build extra shelves in Jackson's bedroom! This kid is blowing away the competition. The last tournament he won by 11 strokes while playing with the flu.

So what's Jackson's secret? Does it come from the golfing smarts of his Dad? "No way," says Jackson. "My Dad's the worst golfer in the world. I beat him every time." If it's not the teaching of Dad than Jackson's success may be a mix of hard work, god-given talent and mental focus. "Before every round I practice my drives, my putts and I say a prayer," says Jackson. Those prayers appear to be getting answered as Jackson continues to win tournaments and make headlines around the world. He's even appeared on an episode of Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Jackson now has his sights set on beating Tiger Woods - his favorite player. "Jackson is so good because he's so competitive. He loves to win and can't stand to lose," says his Dad, Doug Rue. "He's so focused on golf and really thinks he can one day beat Tiger." Stay tuned... Jackson could soon have Tiger running for the jungle.

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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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