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How to Break 90 #2: Position and Back Swing (1933)

Approved | | Short, Sport | 10 June 1933 (USA)
Grouchy Guy Kibbee throws his golf clubs into a roaring fireplace after a rough afternoon on the links.


George Marshall (as George E. Marshall)


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Bobby Jones ... Bobby Jones


Exasperated by his latest round of golf, Guy Kibbee returns home and promptly throws his golf clubs into the raging fire in the fireplace. His wife tries to cheer him up by turning on the television, the program airing being Bobby Jones' series called "How to Break 90", this episode which he discusses the proper position and back swing. To Guy's amazement, the person he uses to demonstrate how not to position oneself since it results in a poor back swing is a golfer he just saw on the course: Guy himself. Among Bobby's tips including relaxing the stance, having the body position to allow free hip movement, and achieving balance between the legs on the swing. Guy believes there may be hope for his golf game yet after Bobby's lesson, but is there any hope for saving his golf clubs? Written by Huggo

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10 June 1933 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Bobby Jones: Just when the swing is ready to start back, there appears a queer little movement of the hips and legs, which is usually referred to as forward press. The hips twist forward a bit before beginning their turn away from the ball. This is added insurance against tension and a means of starting the hips to move.
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Down the Fairway
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Jones on the Television
22 November 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

How to Break 90 #2: Position and Back Swing (1933)

*** (out of 4)

A husband (Guy Kibbee) returns home in a foul mood and takes it out on his wife (Glenda Farrell). It turns out the husband had a horrid day at the golf course but the wife turns on their TV and Bobby Jones is there to teach him the proper positions and how to do a correct back swing. HOW TO BREAK 90 #2 features enough entertaining moments to make it worth viewing even to those like myself who have very little interest in playing golf. I think the film works well because film buffs can enjoy the two stars and golf fans can enjoy seeing a legend explaining how he does things. Sure, it's hard to believe Kibbee and Farrell would be married but I've gone through plenty of the actor's films and he always seemed to get the hot ones. His little tantrum was actually pretty funny and seeing him throw his clubs into the fire was well worth sitting through the film. The information by Jones will be enjoyed by his fans or those who simply want to hear from the legend. Of course, the biggest reason to sit through this is just getting to see the incredibly silly looking TV.

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