This is just entertaining. Golf Digest had Justin Thomas hit golf balls with a number of different objects, just to compare his smash factor with those objects to his smash factor with a driver (1.52). They gave him some pretty weird stuff to try.
My personal favorite was the shovel. I'm relieved to know he can only hit one around 42 yards, with a smash factor of 1.20 and a clubhead speed of just over 34mph. Even Justin Thomas isn't that impressive when he hits golf balls with a shovel.
No, if you really want to impress people with a shovel, you should copy a different Justin -- namely, Justin Johnson, who can play just about anything with strings. Check him out, playing a three-string electric shovel:
And just for the record, you can actually buy those electric shovels at his website. If you're serious about playing electric shovel, that is.