Most golfers would never confuse the movie Happy Gilmore for a serious how-to guide for playing better golf. Adam Sandler's titular hockey-enforcer-turned-golf-star's run-up swing is a comedic device, not an actual, actionable golf tip.
Or is it?
Smart people find connections and inspiration from unlikely sources. Blessed with one of the most curious minds in golf, Padraig Harrington has spent his excellent career searching for - and finding - an edge, often in unusual places. He's been experimenting with non-mainstream techniques and approaches for years longer than anyone has even known who Bryson DeChambeau is.
So it's no surprise that Harrington is at the center of one of GolfPass' all-time most popular tips. In this video from 2016, Harrington explains to Martin Hall why a drill that imitates Happy Gilmore's unusual running smash could actually help everyday golfers train more speed into their swings.
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Also, check out this video of social media star Eliezer Paul-Gindiri, a.k.a. "Snappy Gilmore":