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Watch: Someone Has Made An In-Depth 'Breakdown' Of Happy Gilmore's Swing

Watch: Someone Has Made An In-Depth 'Breakdown' Of Happy Gilmore's Swing
By Eoin Lyons

This one had me fooled. It's the one golf swing we have all tried at one point and now we have an analytical breakdown of it.

CBS golf analyst Peter Kostis is well renowned for his golf swing breakdowns and someone has had the bright idea of putting his words over a clip from Happy Gilmore, showing star Adam Sandler's swing. The results work surprisingly well:

Here is a transcript of the analysis in full:

He does a tremendous job of getting it right in the perfect position, he starts to turn his body beautifully and as he gets to the top of the backswing, his right leg is straightened, there's a great angle between the knees there. A huge turn of the hips in the midsection allowing him a full free pivot away from the golf ball. Now, as he starts back down, he's gonna get himself into a great hitting position prior to impact, and I want you to take note of the height of his belt and watch how it changes through the hitting area as he starts down through, he's gonna drive up with the legs, but not until impact. Look at the belt, it's way up and after impact it comes back down again.

For a golf swing that doesn't have a teacher, he's taught himself pretty well.

Amazing. Hopefully if Kostis sees this parody he will be inspired to make a real breakdown of Sandler's swing.


And also, just for the day that's in it, here's a group of professional golfers trying their hand at the Happy Gilmore swing:


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