Top 10 Funniest Golf Moments In Film & TV
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Golf is known for many things, but rarely does it spring to people’s minds as being a great source of comedic inspiration. However, we have tried to prove those of little faith wrong, by ‘putting’ together a list of our top ten funniest golfing moments from film and TV, and you’ll be surprised at just how laugh-out-loud funny some of these clips are.
So put the clubs down, your feet up and enjoy some of golf’s finest comedy moments from the big (and small) screen.
10. The Simpsons
To get into the swing of things (because who doesn’t love a pun), let’s start with a classic ‘Doh!’ moment from everyone’s favourite yellow, donut-eating, beer-guzzling, all-American dad. In this short but always entertaining clip, Homer tries his hand at impressing his boss with his golf skills – or, to be accurate, his lack thereof.
9. I Love You, Man (2003)
“I want to be more involved in your interests,” she said, “it’ll be fun,” she said. Whilst for some of us, introducing your other half to the beautiful game makes for an afternoon of light-hearted merriment and precious bonding time, for some us it looks more like this. Here, comedy kings Paul Rudd and Jason Segal depict an accurate representation of golfing with the wife (see clip 5 for more information).
8. Armageddon (1998)
In the opening scene for the highest grossing film of 1998, Bruce Willis makes his feelings for Green Peace clear, by demonstrating his pretty impressive swing off his very own oil rig. Which obviously comes complete with a mini green - doesn’t yours?
7. Animal House (1978)
In the spin-off from National Lampoon Magazine and, despite your cries of disbelief, one of the most profitable movies of all time, a bunch of misfit frat boys stick it to the college dean, who’s set on getting them expelled. In this clip, pesky Delta boys, Otter and Boon, undertake some target practice in order to ‘defend’ one of their pledges.
6. Get Smart (2008)
Now for some driving range fun with the enthusiastic, but less than slick secret agent, Maxwell Smart (Steve Carrell )and his reluctant boss, The Chief ( Alan Arkin). In arguably one of the funniest moments in the movie, Smart and The Chief come under fire during a good ol’ fashion car chase, with the additions of a driving range and a swordfish.
5. Family Guy
As demonstrated back in clip number 9, the challenge of golfing with an inexperienced other half is no mean feat, and one that can result in extreme frustration and/or golf clubs being flung across the course in a fit of rage. As a couple well versed in the stresses and strains of married life, Peter and Lois from Family Guy share an exchange which is a pretty precise depiction of how golfers and their significant others, respectively, feel about golf.
4. Falling Down (1993)
Michael Douglas has his finest hour in this 1993 black comedy crime-thriller. Whilst on a violent rampage across LA to get to his daughter’s birthday party on time (which may seem a little drastic to some), divorcee William Foster meets a pair of snooty, pastel-clad golfers, and decides to bring them down a peg or two, with the help of his massive shotgun of course.
3. Tin Cup (1996)
Bringing us into the final three, we’ve got Tin Cup. Kevin Costner stars as Roy, a rebellious ex pro-golfer, who dusts off his clubs in order to win the heart of his rival’s girlfriend, and qualify for the US Open. In the scene below, his good pal Romeo tries to get Roy’s head off women and back in the game with some helpful golfing tips, including wearing his hat backwards and drinking copious amounts of spirits. Sound advice, I’m sure you’ll agree.
2. Happy Gilmore (1996)
You don’t have to be a golf fan to enjoy the much-loved Happy Gilmore. Once the overaggressive Happy (Adam Sandler) gets his dreams of being a pro hockey player crushed, he discovers a hidden talent for golf. Whilst many of us enjoy a relaxing game of golf to unwind and relax, like Happy there comes a time in any golfer’s life when getting on all fours and screaming at the ball seems like the only option. However, after watching this clip we hope you’ll consider exercising a little more self-control.
1. Caddyshack (1980)
How could we not give the top spot to the hilariously bizarre golf classic, Caddyshack? Choosing just one clip has been a near impossible task - from Bishop’s epic game in the storm, to Carl Spackler attacking a flower bed, to Ty Webb’s existential ponderings – but we got there eventually and it was Journey’s epic rendition of ‘Anyway You Want It’ that clinched it for this scene. Without further ado, ‘let’s dance!’
So there we have it folks, the top ten funniest golf scenes from film & TV available to mankind. Now we want to know which your favourite was, so cast your vote using the poll below.
Or maybe you disagree entirely, maybe you’ve got an even funnier clip you think deserves a spot, or maybe you think we have a useless sense of humour and want to express this via angry emoticons. Either way, comment below or tweet us @OnlineGolf #GolfsFunniestFilms
Are we wrong or right? What are your favourite golf clips?
Here at OnlineGolf our personal favourite clip of all time has to be Robin Williams hilarious comedy sketch on golf… (*strong language)
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