Sports Science: The Happy Gilmore Shot

Submitted by: peloos12 7 years ago in Science

The guys from Sports Science use physics to determine if the Happy-Gilmore-style shot is a valid one. ::sportsnerdgasm::
There are 32 comments:
Male 3,915
what a bamf...cool guy...
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Male 174
Dammit, just lost $5.
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Male 167
you will knock the poo out of a ball this way
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Male 1,226
I second the fireball. That would make it a real sport :D
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Male 17,512
With enough practice I`m sure some golfers may use this as a surprise shot to win some skins.
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Male 89
step one of making golf a "sport" complete, step two..... FIREBALL
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Male 197
bottom line - u would look like a kook actually trying this on a course
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Male 897
the idea is he plays hockey, not golf. FAAAR OUT FAILURE TO BE SCIENTIFIC
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Male 1,064
that was damn long, though it was very interesting
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Male 1,403
sweet. but wayyyyyy to long
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Male 1,918
well osi just to bring this into your mind it says the risk isn`t worth the reward cause you`de be less acurate
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Male 1,666
That`s pretty much it, osi
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Male 152
I agree w/Osiris. It shouldn`t take 7-1/2 minutes to say "Yes, by 30 yards." However, it`s an hour-long show. I guess they needed filler.
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Male 567
getting a hockey player is the right idea Rusty, & i disagree sharpest, hockey players are hitting pucks at high speed accurately all day long
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Female 1,427
I thought that was awesome.

Lol I never got the concept of putting; when I was a little kid my parents tried to set up a small mini golf thingie in the front yard for me.

The golf balls all ended up in other people`s backyards. XD

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Male 47
Thank you osirisascend, you saved me 7 minutes.
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Male 3,059
Did this really need to be over seven minutes long to tell us that he got 30 extra yards? Especially since they tell you he got an extra 30 yards at 4:42?

I didn`t even bother to watch the last 2 1/2 minutes, but I`m going to speculate that they gave us a long-winded explanation of why driving like this is impractical... and another 10 or 12 slow motion replays of ol` Paddy`s swing.

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Male 4,807

Maybe he should have tired this at the masters last weekend.
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Male 168
iused to do happy gilmore shots for fun, and it got like 2x farther than my normal shots, but they wern`t with drivers, and they still didn`t even come close to 300+ yards :P
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Male 302
I think the video was quite lacking in replays of his swing. Could have used about 60 or so more.
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Male 196
Love it! An Irishman was "the only man willing" to do this! Not really surprising, "sure I`ll give it a go," might as well be our national motto
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Male 1,442
Totaly smokes his drive? X-factor? That was was like a lame attempt at looking like a exreame sports event...
And funny enouth not even rock music, camera swings, cool guy poses and added effects could make that old golfer look cool.
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Male 1,765
Pretty much the same principle behind a football/soccer kick.
"They did this wrong. They should have gotten a hockey player to swing at it while running, not a pro golfer."
Dude, do you realize how hard it is to make an accurate swing, while running? Even for a pro-golfer most of their Happy Gilmore shots will be off line, so getting a hockey player to do this would be pretty much impossible.
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Male 2,050
2:57-3:29 What the drat was up with the multiple camera angles of the same swings.
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Male 2,388
i skipped to the end to find out should have read the comments though
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Male 1
They did this wrong. They should have gotten a hockey player to swing at it while running, not a pro golfer.
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Male 227
Padraig is a pimp anyway, but this just made the man a legend...
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Male 135
10% difference. Nice...
But yeah, the accuracy (as they point out), makes it less attractive
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Female 15,763
I like Mythbusters better... probably because it isn`t sports themed.
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Male 2,553
2:19-26:26 Size matters. Apparently.
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Male 1,375
I`m going with yes before I even watch this
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Male 3,819
Link: Sports Science: The Happy Gilmore Shot [Rate Link] - The guys from Sports Science use physics to determine if the Happy-Gilmore-style shot is a valid one. ::sportsnerdgasm::
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