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Thursday, May 04, 2006
  It's golf weather out there!!!
So...I thought I'd share a few lines from the very first DVD I ever bought. Tin Cup...

This is part of the conversation between Roy and his "therapist" Molly...Rene Russo...what a hottie!

Well, I tend to think of the golf swing as a poem.

Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: "The critical opening phrase of this poem will always be the grip. Which the hands unite to form a single unit by the simple overlap of the little finger. Lowly and slowly the clubhead is led back. Pulled into position not by the hands, but by the body which turns away from the target shifting weight to the right side without shifting balance. Tempo is everything; perfection unobtainable as the body coils down at the top of the swing. Theres a slight hesitation. A little nod to the gods."
Dr. Molly Griswold: "A, a nod to the gods?"
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: "Yeah, to the gods. That he is fallible. That perfection is unobtainable. And now the weight begins shifting back to the left pulled by the powers inside the earth. It's alive, this swing! A living sculpture and down through contact, always down, striking the ball crisply, with character. A tuning fork goes off in your heart and your balls. Such a pure feeling is the well-struck golf shot. Now the follow through to finish. Always on line. The reverse C of the Golden Bear! The steel workers' power and brawn of Carl Sandburg's. Arnold Palmer!"

The other line that I think is really awesome from this movie is another Roy McAvoy line... "I hit it again because that shot was a defining moment, and when a defining moment comes along, you define the moment... or the moment defines you."

I define my moments...how about you?
 
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