the golf war

hahaha, i like it when this sports doesn’t take it too serious. many consider golf as snobbish and uppish and sometimes it is, but it’s by far not the majority of the people! therefore i enjoy good golf movies, funny golf adverts and everything that either shows the athletics or the fun part of the story.

to see what i mean, here is a really hilarious one! the golf war:

over and out! :)

funny recap of 2011 PGA tour golf

i promised i would do some kind of recap of some outstanding golf in 2011. so consider this as the start of a short series that i will publish whenever i find the time to find and post some stuff.

the website and the youtube channel of the PGA tour is always a very good starting point for that! so let’s start with the fun part of 2011. here’s a very nice compilation of fun occasions on the US tour. have fun!

golf on tv: the greatest game ever played (2005)

tonight, i came home from work at around 9pm, my girlfriend had been to london and i had no appointments for the evening… so what to do? there’s still this golf movie i wanted to see, i thought to myself, and that’s exactly what i did. i used the opportune moment and watched shia labeouf in “the greatest game ever played” from 2005.

the plot is easy but based on a true story: a young working class boy, francis ouimet, is addicted to golf and works as a caddie in an upper class boston golf club. he admires harry vardon, a famous british golf player which has kind of a similar background. francis has huge golfing abilities and plays some successful tournaments but both his family and the establishment oppose to let him live his dream.

after giving up this sport in favour of working in a “real” job and to fulfill the family’s wishes, he gets the chance to play the qualification for the US open. no need to explain that he makes it to the final round and climbs the leaderboard just to a leading three-some, harry vardon included. the decision is postponed as all three have the same score and a 18-holes play-off is played the following day.

at the end – you might have guessed correctly from the picture – francis takes the lead, the pot and all the fame. he’s won against his family, the upper class, his own barriers and earns much of respect.

the film is light, has some nice pictures but it’s not knocking somebody’s socks off. it’s a bit of a bagger vance story and outlines some interesting ancient golfing facts, but i’m not sure whether it can reach it. but since this is a true story, which makes it a bit more interesting, check out francis ouimet at wikipedia and watch this trailer to make your own opinion:

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golf on tv: caddyshack (1980)

when was the first time you came across a golf movie? and – not less important – what would you really consider a golf movie? some guys taking their sticks to the course to play some holes? no, not really. what i had in mind is films which main topic has something to do with the game of golf. i think about about “tin cup”, “bagger vance”, “the greatest game ever played”, my personal first golf movie “happy gilmore” and last but not least, the choice of many of you: “caddyshack”.

this film is crazy, yes it is. funny and a bit embarrasing as well. but it fits the time! starring chevy chase, rodney dangerfield, ted knight, cindy morgan, the brilliant bill murray and many others. the setting is an elite country club that… let’s say: faces some hard times!

from my perspective, it wasn’t bill murray’s best role. but he must have liked it, since bill was one of the major scriptwriters for this movie and he wrote the role of karl spackler just for himself. so you might think that bill is as crazy as his film role. but don’t listen to me. watch the movie! as you read this, you might be interested in golf, then caddyshack is real must-see since it’s 30 years old and already a classic. here’s the movie trailer: