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8661 Deer Run Dr, Victoria, MN 55386
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Swing and Dance Like Fred

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Greetings Golfers,

Every Christmas season I watch a bunch of old cornball Christmas movies that I never get tired of. One of my favorites is “Holiday Inn”. It stars Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. (This is the movie where Crosby first sang “White Christmas).

Obviously Bing could sing and Fred could dance. But those guys were also golf fiends and very good players.

So, I’m including a link to a video of Fred Astaire hitting golf shots during one of his dance routines. It’s not from “Holiday Inn” but from “Carefree”.

An ex-local golf pro sent me this video because it reminded him of a mutual friend of ours – a guy whose feet are always dancing when he swings. This ex-local pro was a great player who never liked the business of being a golf pro – he liked playing and teaching – not running a business. Since moving away to concentrate on teaching, he’s become a believer in “dancing” during the golf swing.

That’s enough backstory … take a look at this video – it’s only a minute and a half long.


Tom Abts
GM and Head Golf Professional