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Friday
Jul072017

Padraig Is Moving Closer To A Full-Time Happy Gilmore Swing

Luke Kerr-Dineen at For The Win is seeing genius here and maybe he's right, but I'm not sure we've ever seen a multiple major-winner's move evolve like this, unless you count the more seamless Gary Player walk-through.

Here's Padraig Harrington at the Irish Open today, sporting the move on-course that he's been doing on the range for a while now.

More disconcerting is the footwork on the backswing than the through swing, no?

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Reader Comments (15)

My, God ... what we do to become better at golf. He's going to wrench his ankle. But that's his business, I guess.
The ball has already travelled 50 yards when he lifts his right foot, so much good may that weight-transfer-genius-move do to him... I knew he was a severe head case, but Nurse Ratched needs to intervene here.
07.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Hawkeye is right. Plus, what's that left toe tap that starts the swing? Head case.

jb
07.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJim Beckner
Hard to watch but he's at -7 and top 20 after today. Whatever works man.
07.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterGinGHIN
Ireland - the country that gave us Eamonn Darcy.

I see nothing to report here.
07.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterHardy Greaves
I realize this will ruffle some feathers but anyone who doesn't get this doesn't take the game seriously. The guys I play with would try almost anything to hit it better, save a shot around the green or hole a few more putts. Nothing surprises me when it comes to lifers trying to improve their scores.
07.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterSchlasser
Gosh, Geoff, he's T19, 7 under. Maybe Rory ought to give the old two step a go.
07.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPops
What's old is new again. Gary Player also had a walk through swing. Guess nobody here has ever heard of him. ;)

https www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o_cMVg4uEg
07.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
According to the 2nd clip one comment mentions he's walking through to ease the strain on his neck and back.
07.7.2017 | Unregistered Commentermeefer
When I had a bout of back pain, I walked through - it works, does take some distance off, but it works.
07.8.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCenter Cut
All that matters is the club speed & path for that split-second of ball contact. How the club gets there does not matter.
07.8.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBud
I LOVE THIS!!! He's a mad genius. Many thought Karsten Solheim was nuts when he developed the Anser. Love Harrington's creativity and willingness to buck convention!
07.8.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCroDad
Not so long ago Padraig was preaching that we should all be aiming to make and hold a balanced finish. He must be hurting to do this.
Not a good sign.
07.8.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBelowpar
He's brought the Irish Jig and the modern swing together....bravo Paddy...Bravo!
07.9.2017 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Not much different than Bubba follow thru wise.
07.10.2017 | Unregistered CommenterZimmer

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