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How to Break 90 #4: Downswing (1933)

In this episode, we turn back the clock to watch a historic foursome using long nose clubs and featheries. Bobby Jones transitions this historic match by discussing the gutty ball and other... See full summary »

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In this episode, we turn back the clock to watch a historic foursome using long nose clubs and featheries. Bobby Jones transitions this historic match by discussing the gutty ball and other equipment to his buddies in the locker room. Dick notes that even with the new innovations in equipment, he still can't hit the ball. Bobby puts him on track with a lesson on the downswing LINER NOTES: This scene was filmed in Bel-Air's locker room Written by Elm

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Pretty Dry Without Any Real Charm
22 November 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

How to Break 90 #4: Downswing (1933)

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The fourth film in this six-part series features Richard Arlen, Andy Horn, George Olsen and Martin Zahn sitting in the locker room with Bobby Jones who then gives them some information on the proper downswing. This fourth film is certainly the weakest so far and like some of the pictures in the "How I Play Golf" series, this here is just a tad bit too dry. I think having fun celebrities along added to the charm of these pictures and the best ones had the famous actors really playing it up and adding some fun. This one here is missing all of that and instead we're given a brief narration about one of the earliest golf games between Scotland and England. This here is somewhat interesting but the sequence of the game is pretty lame as are the ghosts sitting in listening to Jones. Overall fans of the series will still want to check it out but I think the main interest will be for golf fans interested in hearing from Jones.


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