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Michael Phelps’ Golf Swing—Quote of the Day

October 7, 2012

Golf for the heralded swimmer Michael Phelps is less a hobby than a new obsession to replace the decades of endless hours the 18-time Olympic gold medal winner has spent in the pool says Alan Shipnick in Sports Illustrated (Oct. 8, 2012).

However, Phelps’ size creates a challenge for the legendary swimmer. States his new golf coach Hank Haney:

“Michael [6’7″] has a wingspan, which leads to a huge swing arc, which translates into a ton of clubhead speed. That’s the good news, but he’s so flexible there are a lot of moving parts to his swing. Hitting the ball a long way isn’t Michaels’s problem. Finding it is.”

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