Monday, February 4, 2008
During the past Sunday's coverage of the FBR Open in Phoenix, CBS announcer Gary McCord was talking about the eventual winner J.B. Holmes' swing and how it came to be as short and powerful as it is today. Apparently, McCord talked to Holmes sometime during the week and J.B. told him that he first made the varsity golf team as a 3rd grader (a 3rd grader!) and to be able to keep up with the older kids he started hitting the ball with both feet off the ground. Yes, he would swing so hard at it that both feet would leave the ground as he made impact with the ball, Happy Gilmore-style. How crazy is that?