500 Meter Drive
Tin Cup Drive, Golf Scam, The frozen lake drive.
The con-man boasts that he can drive over 500 meters using the club and ball of the marks choosing. This is obviously impossible, after all the world record is 471 meters.
So how can it be done? Well not only can it be done, but there are several ways of doing it!
The most famous version was made by american hustler Titanic Thompson (Alvin Clarence Thomas). He managed to drive a golf ball across a frozen lake, due to the lack of friction it rolled for over 500 yards. (The record for longest drive at the time was just over 200 yards)
The mark picks the club and the ball, but they are not important, the location is. The easiest version of this scam is to find somewhere with a huge fall. Then tap the ball off of the edge, easy win.
As much as the hustler can get out of the mark.
How to avoid being scammed?
If you ever meet someone that boats an amazing skill, and has enough confidence to put money on it. You are not paying to win, you are paying to see an amazing skill, or clever con. Just keep that in mind.