The Greatest Golf Movie Ever Made?
There is a hotly contested debate each holiday season, mostly because there is no golf worth watching on the networks. Since you are reading this in a golf-oriented publication (and the title says so) you have probably discerned that the topic is "What is the Best Golf Movie Ever Made?" While it may seem like a simple — and completely meaningless — task, we have spent countless hours reviewing, rewinding and popping the corn to come up with the three best golf movies ever made. #3. Happy Gilmore
— Now that you have picked yourself up off the floor, I will explain to you why such a non-traditional film gets the nod. Adam Sandler gave us a look at what can happen to our fine game if it were to fall into the hands of the masses. (Insert Phoenix Open jokes here.) He also used the absurd to demonstrate how stuffy we, the golfing community, can seem to the "non-plusfour" populace. Most importantly, Happy Gilmore was funnier than Bill Cosby giving Eddie Murphy a lecture on profanity. #2. Tin Cup
— "I'm not going under the trees, and I'm not going around the trees. I'm going over the trees with a little draw." — Roy McAvoy. We all know someone in our lives who is filled with the potential of a Roy McAvoy that never seems to put it together. Tin Cup gives us a reason to laugh at it and better understand what it is that makes guys like this tick. Come to think of it, a cold beer and Rene Russo would probably make most male golfers tick. Kevin Costner ladies? #1. Caddy Shack
— Did you really have to read this far to know which movie would be number one? Ty Webb, Judge Smails, Karl and the gang gave us nothing short of a Cinderella Story. Although the film meanders through a hamster dance story line, the amount of classic lines and characters is what makes this movie number one. Have any of us not taken the opportunity to play in a downpour declaring, "I don't think the heavy stuff is gonna come down for quite a while?" Not to mention this was the last known example of Chevy Chase being funny.
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