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“Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion,” commentates Bill Murray in Caddyshack as he’s swinging a hoe at the flowers he’s supposed to be nurturing. It’s a silly movie scene, but Caddyshack became a cult movie because golfers really are that passionate about their golf games. To an outsider, golf can seem less a sport and more a cult. That’s why golf gifts that seem excessive to you, are essential golf accessories to a golf fanatic.
Like Bill Murray, the actor Samuel L. Jackson knows all about cult movies. He starred in Pulp Fiction. But he understands the cult of golf games even better. All of his movie contracts include a contract clause to play golf twice a week whenever he’s filming. That may sound like an extreme demand, but if you’re a golfer, you may be wondering why he didn’t bargain for three games a week.
Yet the length Samuel L. Jackson goes to so he can ensure his movies don’t interfere with his golf game, pale in comparison to astronaut Alan Shepard. He smuggled a makeshift 6 iron onto the Apollo, and on February 6, 1971, he hit a golf ball on the moon. NASA may have been worried his obsession with gold could cause him to neglect the mission. But it appears Shepherd was worried the mission could cause him to neglect his golf.
Golfers are passionate. They’re obsessed and addicted. They’ll scour golf stores online and offline to find the perfect golf accessories. Everything matters. Their level of commitment to a hobby seems strange to an outsider, but any golfer completely understands their passion. The thrill of sinking a 30 foot putt. The agony of hitting one into the water. The beauty of a dead-straight fairway drive. Unfortunately ther’re no golf gifts that guarantee they’ll sink that 30 foot putt, but we do have plenty of golf accessories that will help.
Golfers have a ‘driving ambition’ to play as much golf as possible, which is ironic, given the objective of golf is actually to play as little golf as possible. For example, the ultimate goal when you’re about to tee off is to score a hole in one. But how often does it happen? Maybe once in a lifetime of a good golfer. In fact, it’s so difficult to score a hole in one that the odds of scoring two holes in one in nine holes, is one in 64 million. Golf is a challenging sport, there’s a reason it has been described as a 10km walk punctuated with disappointments. Yet there are moments of blissful success, such as when The U.S.’s Kassandra Komma beat the 64 million to one odds and scored two hole in ones in nine holes.
It’s true, golf is difficult. It can be frustrating on a good day, and maddening on a bad day. It’s no wonder though. The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is the world-renowned island green. How many balls do you think are lost in there each year? 100? 10,000? No. 125,000 balls are lost each year. Perhaps that’s why golf balls are such a popular Christmas and birthday gift.
But it’s the challenge that makes golf so fun. As Arnold Palmer said, “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”