Since its origins in 15th century Scotland, golf and comedy have gone hand-in-hand.
The sport’s first players traded barbs and banter between strokes to pass time on the links. This tradition continues today, as golfers at all levels use humor and joke-telling to foster camaraderie during long rounds. Though golf conjures images of rigid etiquette, its connection to jokes and laughter reveals the game’s fundamentally social essence.
As long as there are bogeys and shanks to laugh about, golf and humor seem destined to remain golf’s longest-running comic duo.
Joke Of The Day
Two golfers join up at the first tee and each explains that due to a psychological problem, they play slightly differently than most golfers.
They soon learn that they both have the same doctor who has prescribed a game of golf using an imaginary golf ball to reduce stress. And so they tee off with their imaginary balls.
After a day of splitting fairways and scoring nothing worse than eagles, birdies and pars, they reach the 18th hole. The first one indicates because they are equal in their score that he should hit first.
So he tees off with his imaginary ball.
“Look at that, a beautiful shot just on the edge of the green.”
The second guy hits his imaginary ball and indicates that it has also landed on the edge next to the other ball. The first guy lines up and drains his 20-footer to the bottom of the cup.
“You wouldn’t believe it, my ball just rolled into the cup, I win.”
The second guy responds, “You won’t believe it either, you just hit my ball.”
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