If you’re human, youve seen Happy Gilmore.
Happy (played by Adam Sandler) uses an unorthodox way to hit golfballs by actually getting a running start, its not part of the main plot, just a minor part… but its noticeable and one of the hilarious parts of the movie.
Now, this is a comedy. BUT CANADA ACTUALLY MADE THE SWING ILLEGAL!
HAHA! Yes, im serious, they made this swing illegal.
I don’t know whats more bizarre, the fact that someone would try it.. or the fact that its illegal.
“The Hollywood Reporter’s law blog THR Esq. reports on a 2008 case where a man wasfound liable for injuries caused after he drunkenly used the Gilmore swing, which is described by the court as “running from five to ten feet behind the ball and hitting it on the run.” Apparently, a Supreme Court judge from Nova Scotia Canada ruled that the swing “breaches a duty of care” meaning the swing presents risks to the players that aren’t natural to the game. It is unclear if the swing would not be considered a breach of “duty of care” if the golfer had not been intoxicated. The plaintiff was awarded $75,000 for lost earning capacity the resulted from the injury sustained for the swing.”