There’s a cool video making its way around the sports blogosphere and it features Padraig Harrington trying out the Happy Gilmore swing to see how it works. It’s another excellent video put together by the people at FSN’s Sport Science and though it’s long, it’s worth it. Sport Science also had the breakdown of the fastest release shot by Jason Kapono that we posted here not long ago.
In case you don’t have the time to watch it, Padraig averaged an extra 30 yards per drive with the Gilmore swing thanks to the run up that created a faster swinging speed. I doubt that any golfer will have the balls to use this method in actual tournament play, but maybe it’s worth a shot for someone looking to gain an edge. Thanks to Yahoo!’s Devil Ball Golf for the video.