The “UnHappy Gilmore” Swing Club Throw


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Happy Gilmore may be a newer, slightly less funny version of Caddyshack, but it always finds itself on the podium of best golf movies ever made.

As it turns out, the notion that getting a running start into the ball creates more distance may have some credence and Padraig Harrington — of course it’s Padraig Harrington —  has taken to using the fictional movie character’s trademark swing to warm up and create a bigger shoulder turn.

However, for our friend in the above video, there probably wasn’t any thought of a bigger shoulder turn. It was simply a secluded tee that allowed him and his friends to have a little fun, which his friends ended up having at his expense. 

The swing results in a ridiculously high club slip and throw that landed some 50-60 yards away from where the swing was made. The biggest issue for our “UnHappy Gilmore”: he’ll have to cross a small river to get to his club.


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