Admit it. Very few of us swing a club as smoothly as Ernie Els or Fred Couples. We’ve got hitches and twitches that might make Jim Furyk shudder.
Perhaps that’s why we find humor in some rather “unorthodox” swings. Amazingly, some of these eccentric golfers hit it down the middle – which is really all that matters.
Tour pro Steve Wheatcroft, playing in this week’s Albertsons Boise Open in the Web.com Tour Finals, shared a mesmerizing video from the pro-am.
— Steve Wheatcroft (@wheatiePGA) September 14, 2017
Straight down the middle and 200-plus yards – we can’t argue with the results.
How does that swing rank among other outlandish (but effective) golf swings? Here are the four chart-toppers:
1) Grandpa’s Golf Swing
Just when it appears the weight of the golf club is about to pull him to the ground, a surge of strength kicks in and he hoists the club atop his shoulders, regroups, then wham! Pure as the driven snow.
2) He Shot 80 With This Swing
Watch closely and you will see a slight hitch in the swing of Jack Van Meerbeeck, a gentleman from Belgium who shot 80 at Sedgefield Country Club with this unique move.
3) The Back Breaker
Once upon a time, a guy could take a swing like this to the driving range and only be seen by a dozen or so people. Those days are gone.
Bruce has no qualms with his buddies recording every crazy swing, probably because he’s getting the last laugh and taking their money.