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Sports Science: The Happy Gilmore Shot

Hits: 13278 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Science | Added by: peloos12
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Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3934 Posts
Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:42:29 PM
what a bamf...cool guy...

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 174 Posts
Saturday, August 22, 2009 10:13:38 PM
Dammit, just lost $5.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 167 Posts
Thursday, August 20, 2009 2:31:05 PM
you will knock the poo out of a ball this way

Male, 13-17, Europe
 1229 Posts
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 9:44:15 AM
I second the fireball. That would make it a real sport :D

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 4:41:53 AM
With enough practice I'm sure some golfers may use this as a surprise shot to win some skins.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 89 Posts
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:26:23 AM
step one of making golf a "sport" complete, step two..... FIREBALL

Male, 13-17, Australia
 197 Posts
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:17:42 AM
bottom line - u would look like a kook actually trying this on a course

Male, 18-29, Australia
 887 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:56:05 PM
the idea is he plays hockey, not golf. FAAAR OUT FAILURE TO BE SCIENTIFIC

Male, 13-17, Western US
 1081 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:58:38 PM
that was damn long, though it was very interesting

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1407 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:00:25 PM
sweet. but wayyyyyy to long

Male, 13-17, Canada
 1932 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:20:48 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

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1671 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:08:01 PM
That's pretty much it, osi

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 154 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 3:44:10 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.

Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 568 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:49:32 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

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1436 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:21:08 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

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 46 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:00:54 PM
Thank you osirisascend, you saved me 7 minutes.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3045 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:55:27 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.

Male, 40-49, Canada
 4783 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:50:42 AM

Maybe he should have tired this at the masters last weekend.

Male, 13-17, Canada
 169 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:21:34 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

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 301 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:11:48 AM
I think the video was quite lacking in replays of his swing. Could have used about 60 or so more.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 196 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:03:43 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

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1452 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:00:41 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.

Male, 18-29, S. America
 1774 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:31:02 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2042 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:23:12 AM
2:57-3:29 What the drat was up with the multiple camera angles of the same swings.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2409 Posts
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:23:01 AM
i skipped to the end to find out should have read the comments though

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