For all its majesty and dignity, golf is still a funny game. It boasts much tradition and pomp but never pomposity. This great game humbles and builds character even as it tickles the player’s humorous instincts. Somehow laughter can take the sting out of a double bogie. Whether you’re a weekend hacker, touring professional, or somewhere in between, one thing is certain: Golf is a funny game.
This noble sport is fun – or at least should be. An oft repeated line by professionals who attempt to make their living playing the game is “I was just trying to have fun out there!”. If everyone on the course is “trying to have fun out there”, then it follows logically that golf is funny. A round of golf played by duffers or PGA pros is bound to have it humorous moments. Funny stuff happens on every golf course every day. Although we might not see it as amusing at the time, later, in an in-depth analysis at the 19th hole, it will certainly produce a smile.
Golf is a very sociable game. Who wouldn’t enjoy a corporate outing playing in foursomes with names like “Shanksville Duffs”, “Foreplay”, “The Sultans of Swing”, “The Gimmes”, “The Shankendrinkers”, “Caddy Shack-ups”, “Shut Up and Drivers”, “Bunker Bunglers”, and “The Pitching Wedgies”? If you want to meet new people quickly, just pick up the wrong ball on the golf course. Time on the links always amuses the golfer in need of a laugh and a lower handicap.
Of course, there are many gag gifts designed for the golfer with a robust sense of humor. The golfer who already has the latest state-of-the-art putter may find himself receiving a novelty golf ball such as the Exploder (blows up on impact) or the Giggle Putt which emits snickering laughter when struck. Other gifts for the golfer looking for laughs include the Potty Putter golf game (allows practice in the restroom), Jetstreamer golf ball which trails a 15 foot ribbon in flight, and the Talking Jackass headcover. All these novelties take the stress out of the sport and remind the golfer that it is still just a game.
Of course, the best gift for any golfer is a round of golf! Gift cards can now be easily purchased which are redeemable at some of the best golf courses in America. These gift cards can provide your favorite golfer with a free round at the course of his choice. No green fee required – just bring your clubs and a sense of humor!
Written by Art Thornton with Fairway Rewards
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