I’ve never played golf before, but I’m pretty sure I know a terrible golf swing when I see one. On Friday night, Washington Capitals defenseman Connor Carrick went to a Chicago golf course with some friends and– this is just an educated guess— played golf for the very first time.
Happy Gilmore was a natural in his transition from hockey to golf (putting aside). Carrick, not so much.
As Carrick prepared to drive, a friend documented his stance. It is a treasure. Carrick bends his knees a lot, which I’m pretty sure is wrong. He stands really far away from the ball, which I’m also pretty sure is wrong. He also wears khaki shorts that are so tight that his thighs look like they are about to explode out of them. I’m not sure which violation here is the wrongest, but it all makes for a nice photo.
Carrick was teased by ESPN personality John Buccigross.
— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) May 10, 2014
For comparison’s sake, I went ahead and found a photo of Tiger Woods teeing off.
Photo: Ross Kinnaird
No knee bend.