As a golfer, Caddyshack must be in your list of favourite golf movies? No? Never heard of it…Really?!? Well this post is especially for you. A list of golf movies that have to be watched. These movies will also only be truly appreciated by those who play the game. Inspiration for this post was brought on by this week being the 20th (yes 20th!!!) anniversary of the release of Happy Gilmore. Feeling old yet?
Number 1 on the list is the ultimate golf classic featuring an awesome cast with Bill Murray and Chevy Chase. Caddyshack is insanely funny and one of those movies that only golfers will “get”, One of my all time favourite movie scenes comes out of Caddyshack when Rodney Dangerfield (Al in the movie) turns on the tunes in the middle of the course to a full out dance party… So, let’s dance!!!
Adam Sandler’s absurdly scripted golf comedy that is a golf cult classic. It makes no golfing sense and is a bit cringy but universally enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers alike. Also, responsible for the immortal Shooter McGavin character.
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Will Smith,Matt Damon and Charlize Theron star in this very poignant, makes you proud to be golfer, movie. Featuring powerful legendary characters like Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones, this movie is super inspiring. I defy you to not want to go out and play a round of golf or even caddy for someone after watching this movie.
Arguably the greatest golf movie (after Caddyshack). Kevin Costner and Cheech Marin deliver an insanely good golf movie. Costner’s swing in the movie is pretty good too. Tin Cup perfectly taps into that go-for-broke golf thing that we all succumb to when we decide to go for glory instead of playing safe. Keep an eye for the “longest 7 iron” hustle. Also, who doesn’t love an underdog!!!
This docu-drama on the life of the legendary Severiano “Seve” Ballesteros is pure inspiration. So much so that I actually have a friend who was inspired to take up the game of golf after watching this move. The movie is befitting of the legend who could “get up and down from out of a garbage can!”