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Date: 08/18/09 09:03 AM

32 Responses to Sports Science: The Happy Gilmore Shot

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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    Link: Sports Science: The Happy Gilmore Shot - The guys from Sports Science use physics to determine if the Happy-Gilmore-style shot is a valid one. ::sportsnerdgasm::
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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 9:19 am
    I`m going with yes before I even watch this
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 9:28 am
    2:19-26:26 Size matters. Apparently.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 9:41 am
    I like Mythbusters better... probably because it isn`t sports themed.
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    ViralVids Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 10:01 am
    10% difference. Nice...
    But yeah, the accuracy (as they point out), makes it less attractive
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    gunslinger Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2009 at 10:10 am
    Padraig is a pimp anyway, but this just made the man a legend...
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    RustyBullet Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 10:18 am
    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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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 10:23 am
    i skipped to the end to find out should have read the comments though
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 10:23 am
    2:57-3:29 What the drat was up with the multiple camera angles of the same swings.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 10:31 am
    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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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 11:00 am
    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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    liberalirony Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 11:03 am
    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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    uncleduck Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 11:11 am
    I think the video was quite lacking in replays of his swing. Could have used about 60 or so more.
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    skinnybox Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2009 at 11:21 am
    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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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Maybe he should have tired this at the masters last weekend.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2009 at 11:55 am
    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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    javatar Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    Thank you osirisascend, you saved me 7 minutes.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    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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    ohplease Male 50-59
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    August 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    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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    zokeman Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    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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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    That`s pretty much it, osi
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    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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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    sweet. but wayyyyyy to long
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2009 at 7:58 pm
    that was damn long, though it was very interesting
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    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2009 at 11:56 pm
    the idea is he plays hockey, not golf. FAAAR OUT FAILURE TO BE SCIENTIFIC
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    boogersunite Male 13-17
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    August 19, 2009 at 12:17 am
    bottom line - u would look like a kook actually trying this on a course
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    dexstar Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2009 at 12:26 am
    step one of making golf a "sport" complete, step two..... FIREBALL
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 19, 2009 at 4:41 am
    With enough practice I`m sure some golfers may use this as a surprise shot to win some skins.
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    August 19, 2009 at 9:44 am
    I second the fireball. That would make it a real sport :D
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    Chaim Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    you will knock the poo out of a ball this way
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    Philomath Male 18-29
    174 posts
    August 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    Dammit, just lost $5.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm
    what a guy...

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