Peter Kostis breaking down Happy Gilmore’s swing in slow motion using the Konica Minolta camera is the next-level analysis we need

By Stephen Hennessey
Whenever Peter Kostis starts his swing analysis using the Konica Minolta BizHub Swing Vision Camera (full name, of course) on a golf telecast, you know it’s about to go down. Lines get drawn on the player to illustrate angles and swing planes, and Kostis breaks down players swings in an intellectual way most golfers can actually understand (sometimes).

How about giving Happy Gilmore’s swing the Peter Kostis treatment? The hockey-player-turned-golfer swing has been replicated by so many golfers around the world since the Adam Sandler movie was released in 1996. So much has already been done with Happy Gilmore’s swing, with actual Sports Science videos devoted to the character’s swing, and even tour pros trying to replicate the swing (shoutout, John Peterson, for doing it in competition).

But someone had the hilarious idea to dub Kostis’ analysis of another tour pro, including with lines for angles and swing planes, and added it over Gilmore’s swing. The result had us cracking up, and we’re pretty sure any fan of Happy Gilmore will agree with us.

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The best part about this video was how well synced the swing video was to Kostis’ analysis. It definitely sounded like it could’ve applied to Happy Gilmore’s swing, and the yellow lines are drawn pretty perfectly on the video.

We’re pretty sure this was footage of Kostis’ analysis of Bubba Watson’s swing from a previous telecast. Regardless, a well-done job by all. And we bet Kostis would get a kick out of this if he saw it.

Note to CBS producers: It’d be hilarious to have Kostis do an actual swing analysis of Happy Gilmore some time in the future. Maybe for the 25th anniversary of Happy Gilmore? Eh? We’ll take our royalty check in the mail when they execute this fantastic idea.


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