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PostSubject: Golf Swing: Float like a butterfly sting like a bee   Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:49 pm

Muhammad Ali, 72 on Friday, once posed for a swing sequence for Golf Digest
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
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By Sam Weinman

Muhammad Ali, heavyweight champion, activist, improvisational poet, will never add "devoted Stack and Tilter" to his resume. Not with that weight shift.






Photos by Brad Wilson, 1973

In fairness, Ali, who turns 72 on Friday, has never been much of a golfer -- and that includes when these photos appeared in the October 1974 issue of Golf Digest. The photographs were the result of an impromptu meeting between the heavyweight champion and Brad Wilson, a golf writer and an instructor based in California. While Ali was busy training for a fight with Ken Norton, Wilson arranged a meeting, and asked if he'd be willing to swing a golf club -- something the fighter had never done before.

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With the suddenness of a vicious right-cross, it was over. Though lightning quick, the swing was surprisingly good. The ball flew relatively straight and landed about 15 yards beyond the 125-yard marker--a healthy 8-iron even for an accomplished player.

At one point, Ali suddenly jumped away from the ball and thrust both hands high into the air. All eyes followed his movements. All ears tuned in for his next remarks. "Muhammad Ali is the world's greatest golfer!" he proclaimed. "Nobody can beat Muhammad Ali! Not Arnold Palmer! Not Jack Nicklaus! Not nobody!"

Everybody was laughing, some even applauding.

"I'm gonna start with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus!" Ali said. "I'm gonna make 'em look bad, predict the score, how bad I'm gonna beat 'em, everything--just like I do in boxing!"

Then, pausing just long enough to catch his breath, Ali glanced at his trainer, Angelo Dundee.

"Hey, Angie, let's quit boxing and start playing golf," he said. "We'll get rich--and besides, that ball can't hit back!"



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PostSubject: Re: Golf Swing: Float like a butterfly sting like a bee   Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Swing: Float like a butterfly sting like a bee   Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:41 am

His club swing action is more like fighting rather than golf swing ...  ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Swing: Float like a butterfly sting like a bee   Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:53 am

My idol.

The greatest.

The world never saw the best of Ali. He was sitting in prison for refusing to fight Vietcongs.

Bet he could beat Michael Jordan at golf if he wanted to.
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