Iron Stomach

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME: Man survives 18-beer, 18-hot dog, 18-hole challenge in ‘Happy Gilmore’-themed costume

December 20, 2023

OK, first things first: Don’t even think about trying this at home. You could literally die. Alcohol poisons your body, and the chemical reaction that occurs to that poisoning is what we call “a buzz.” Now imagine you drastically exceed that low dose of poison? Yeah, you get the idea. And if you think that’s bad, just picture the effect 18 hot dogs would have on your digestive system. It ain’t pretty.

But when a guy named Ronnie (obviously) dressed as Mr. Larson (even more obviously) downs 18 brewskis and 18 dogs while playing 18 holes and lives to tell the tale, well, we’re not NOT going to share it. Watch on if you dare.

Consider this a cautionary tale, not a celebration. Sure, on one hand we’re impressed. This is R-rated Joey Chestnut stuff and we all know Joey Chestnut is the most dominant athletic force since Y2K Shaq. On the other, can you imagine what this guy might accomplish if he attacked something important with the same tenacity and commitment that he applied to drinking beers, eating hot dogs and playing golf? He could singlehandedly reverse climate change if he put his mind to it.

So anyway, disclaimer issued. You get the point—this is a “do as I say, not as I do” situation. But we here at The Loop are required by law to highlight excellence in golf, and this, in its own way, qualifies.