Conor Sketches Returns With Hilarious Alternative Full Swing Trailer

The Irish impressionist pokes fun at the likes of Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy in his latest comic golf sketch

Conor Moore as Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter is one of several players who Conor Sketches pokes fun at in his latest video
(Image credit: Twitter @ConorSketches)

Golf’s favourite impressionist, Conor Sketches (real name Conor Moore), is back, this time with one of his most hilarious videos yet, offering an alternative “trailer” for Netflix docuseries Full Swing.

The "trailer" – for 'Notflix' series Half Swing - is packed with some of the Irishman’s favourite characters, beginning with Ian Poulter and his now famous “you picked a hell of a year to follow the PGA Tour” quote, albeit with a predictably amusing slant.

Things just get even funnier from there. A cameo from Tiger Woods is hilarious because of its brevity, before Phil Mickelson takes centre stage with a brilliant skit on his lost sponsorship deals. After fleeting appearances from Dustin Johnson and Bryson Dechambeau, Brooks Koepka offers his take on the emergence of LIV Golf – but what happens next?

Arguably the best parts, though, are saved until the end, when Moore brings the recent spat between Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy firmly back into the spotlight with the now infamous Christmas Eve subpoena. That’s not all. The sketch finishes with the character who kicked it off, and Poults offers his own unique take on the state of the game related to his recent ‘birthday’ controversy.

Look out for other familiar faces along the way including journalist Alan Shipnuck, an angry Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry training McIlroy with a punching bag.

Like Moore’s other golf-related sketches, including his take on the Team Europe Ryder Cup win in 2018 and his 2022 Masters spoof, it’s a masterclass of pitch-perfect impressions and comic timing – and makes for an excellent way to pass a few minutes in the hours before the actual series is released. 

Mike Hall
News Writer

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.