A+ A A-

VIDEO: Fred Astaire Hits Balls While Dancing

On this day in 1938, Fred Astaire completed the second day of filming for the golf sequence in ‘Carefree’, with Ginger Rogers, in which he dances while hitting both irons and drivers.

The two shot-hitting sequences in the dance are done in a single take, and the shots appear to be near-perfect. Indeed, it is said that when the balls were picked up afterwards, they were in two tight groups, with very little dispersion.

Astaire was a keen golfer, who regularly shot in the low 80s, sometimes the high 70s. He had a very fluid, rhythmical swing, as one would expect.


Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

Your comments are subjected to administrator's moderation.
  • No comments found

Handicaps SMS Service


Subscribe now and ensure that you are never in doubt about your latest handicap.

More Information

HNA Handicaps iPhone, Android and Mobi Browser App


The HNA Handicaps App is available for free to all registered golfers.

More Information

Keep up to date

Keep up to date with all the HNA news & exclusive promotions