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Euro tour players prank golfers by purposely giving bad instruction

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OMG, was that funny!

I do have to say that, way back in the day, I read an article that said that Bob Toski had a garbage can full of old clubs. He would have his students make practice swings, and fling the clubs down range in order to teach "release"!

I particularly liked the "right knee drill". I guess it could help get your weight into your left side!

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