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The Best Golf Movie Characters

by dswinder, Sons of Sam Malone

Everyone has their favorite movie, and everyone has their favorite sports movie...Golf fans even have their favorite golf movie, but for today's post I want to dig even deeper, get even more specific...Today, I'm going to give you the top 5 golf movie characters of all time...Hell, I'll even tell you why they are, not in my opinion, in fact the best characters...If you want, feel free to debate me...You're wrong, but go ahead and debate away...If there's one thing I love, it's definitely a good debate, and even more so, I love a debate where I know that I'm right, and you're wrong...The fact that you're wrong, however, is neither here nor there...What is here is the list, and with that being said, let's get started...

5. Gary Potter (Kevin Nealon) - Happy Gilmore: He doesn't have a big role, but Gary definitely has one of the best lines in the entire movie..."You gotta rise above it, you gotta harvest the good energy and block out the bad. Harvest energy, block bad. Feel the flow, feel it, it's circular. Its like a carousel. You pay the quarter, you get on the horse, and you go up and down and around...in a circular circle with the music, the flow, all good things." and if that doesn't tickle your funny bone, how about this one, "Doing the Bull Dance, feeling the flow. Working, working." Now if neither one of those lines crack you up every time, then you might just want to go ahead and end it...I'm serious take a bath with a toaster. Swallow a knife. Hang yourself in your parents living room...

4. Bagger Vance (Will Smith) - The Legend of Bagger Vance: I ask you, has there ever been a better caddy in the history of the game? Who else could use negative criticism to make their golfer play better...Not to mention his obsession with Rannulph Junuh's shoes is a tad bit strange...If you have any question as to the greatness of Bagger just ask yourself this: Can I just disappear into thin air? I think not...



3. Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy (Kevin Costner) - Tin Cup: He has an amazing name, lives at a driving range, blows the US Open due to his own pride, and is pretty much just an all-around bad ass...The final scene when McAvoy continues to go for the green after repeatedly going in the water is just painful to watch every time, yet I find myself repeatedly watching the movie just for this scene...It's so bittersweet...Sure, he lost the effin' US Open, but he knocked it in from the fairway AND got the girl...


2. Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) - Happy Gilmore: This is Adam's best role to date...Anyone that gets into a fight with Bob Barker, and then utters "The price is wrong, bitch!" has my heart from now until eternity...I mean, come on, the guy got a hole in one on a par 4...My favorite line though, has to be when Shooter McGavin tells him, "Just stay out of my way or you'll pay, listen to what I say." and Happy comes back with, "Hey, why don't I just go and eat some hay. I can lay by the bay, make things out of clay, I just may, what'd ya say?"

and finally...


1. Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield) - Caddyshack: Rodney Dangerfield was purely just a comic genius, and this role might have been his best ever...I don't think I've laughed harder than when Al says, "Hey, you scratched my anchor!" Well, I take that back...I think I laughed harder when Czervik says, "You're a lot of woman, you know that? Yeah, wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?" and "I almost got head from Amelia Earhart!" If you haven't seen this movie in the past week, go watch it now...Actually, watch it anyway...


Ok kids, debate away...I'll monitor the comments, and if there are any good ones, I'll do a follow up next week...After all we could always use a top 10...Remember be sure to check out my site at Sons of Sam Malone, but be sure to come back to Epic Carnival...

7 comment(s):

DMtShooter said...

A suicide rejoinder that doesn't involve a weight set? DSW, check up on your site posting rules.

DCScrap said...

Actually you could have named a lot of people from Caddyshack. Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight were all classic.

Sooze said...

doooooooody!

dswinder said...

I know it was tough...I think that if I do 6-10 all 3 of them will make it...

dswinder said...

I wasn't aware weight sets were required, DMt...

More Credible said...

"Hey, did a bowl of soup come with that hat?"

Anonymous said...

"Oh, but it looks good on you."

I actually got to use a Caddyshack line during a softball game last year. The sky opened up on us and the ump asked me and the other coach if we wanted to continue. Of course I replied "I don't think the heavy stuff is going to come for quite a while."


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