Golf Movies for the Holiday Season

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, it seems likely we’ll all probably be sticking pretty close to home.

And so, we present a few golf movies to consider as you munch on some snacks and sip a few egg nogs.

The first two are my personal favorites. But beyond that, the rest are in no particular order.

Dead Solid Perfect (1988):  I really hope golfers can figure out a way to get their hands on this movie! Written by legendary journalist Dan Jenkins, the movie is hilarious. However, if foul language grates on you or you’re offended by occasional nudity, maybe take a pass on this film.

Dead Solid Perfect
Randy Quaid and Larry Riley

Kenny Lee (Quaid) is a journeyman tour professional who has yet to strike it rich. So, he moonlights gambling among the rich folks. Guys like his caddy “Spec” and the money man – “Bad Hair” Wimberly are terrific characters. And, how many of us remember the ravishing Kathryn Harrold? Lee screws up a couple of relationships along the way, but finally settles in for a great week at the U.S. Open.

The crummy thing is I can’t find this movie on Bluray, but I believe a DVD exists. It’s frustrating for HD snobs, but the first few times I watched the film, it was a VHS tape, which I still own! The novel is also terrific and if you ever spend time on the road, give the audiobook a listen.  It’s great stuff. Jenkins is a genius!

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