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
His wife was a new and nervous player, but Jim persuaded her to play against a new customer of his and his wife.
“After all,” he explained, “it will be a two-ball foursome. I’ll drive off and by the time you have to hit the ball the client and his spouse will be elsewhere on the fairway and not watching you.”
It was agreed and the game started as Jim had said it would. He hit off with a fine drive, right down the fairway about 320 yards leaving about four yards to the green. He handed his wife an iron and told her to aim for the green. She sliced it with vigor into the deep rough at the side of the fairway. Two!
His shot from the rough was magnificent and landed the ball back on the fairway – this time about half a yard from the green. Three!
She whacked it right over the green and into the sandtrap on the other side. Four!
He was in brilliant form and he clipped it neatly from the sand onto the green about a meter from the hole. Five!
Her putt rolled off the green and into another sandtrap. Six!
His recovery landed three inches from the hole. Seven!
Babe, Record This Shot!
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