Golf and Comedy – Seriously Funny
If you can’t laugh at yourself, then who can you laugh at? – Tiger Woods –
Golf has been around for since about 1500. Yeah that is a long time, but the funny part is that the entire time we have had to have a sense of humor. If you get too serious with golf, as many of us know it can get very frustrating. It is actually very normally to go to a golf course and hear people poke fun at themselves about how they are not going to play very well or just got done playing and it was not good play. You will even see a lot of times people play their game down worse than it really is. Suppose that is why there is a golf handicap to keep things straight.
It also seems like golf is a good topic for comedians as well because so many people can relate to golf. So many people in the world either actively play golf or have played at some point in their life. Most people have had similar situations on the golf course and a lot of them can be funny.
The first time I ever thought about picking up the game of golf I had been invited to a bachelor party trip, and on the trip we were going to golf. I thought, “Well, I better learn how to play golf”. Years and years later I am still trying to learn how to play golf. That is one of the great things about golf, you are never done. There will be work to do on your game for the rest of your life that is healthy enough to golf.
In this comedy skit from the very popular show Honeymooners both Ed Norton, and Jackie Gleason try and learn to play golf in two days. Yes that’s right two days, but they had a book. Laugh as much as you would like.
Now this isn’t the same book that they used on the show but we think if you want to get a basic breakdown of golf this is a great book. It is called Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf. Now if there is anyone that you should take some golf tips from Ben Hogan is definitely one of them.
Golf was formally put together and created in Scotland. There were other games that were somewhat similar but golf stood the test of time and to this day it is considered one of the most difficult sports in the world. The great thing is that almost anyone can try. You don’t have to be a certain height or weight or sex. You can go out and play and there is a good chance you are not going to injure yourself.
Did you want to know more about this perfect game called Golf that I have been describing? Or maybe even wonder more about how it was created. Watch this stand-up comedy about how golf was created by Robin Williams.
So remember that when you are playing golf to keep your sense of humor and don’t hesitate to laugh at yourself from time to time. Tell RealGolfTalk about something you have seen in Golf that has made you laugh in the comments section below. Thanks