Iss. 31 | Happy and Shooter's Rivalry Lives On
Uhoh, Happy Learned Social Media...
25 YEARS OF HAPPY
INSANE to think it's been 25 years since Happy Gilmore first debuted. And for some of us, during peak 90's Sandler days, it was low key Happy that introduced us to the game in the first place. Showing the first clues that golf didn't have to be so buttoned up—let your hair down a bit.
Am I getting teary-eyed? NO, YOU ARE.
But also, for those plugged into golf social media, you saw two Happy legends take to the feeds and the result was a nostalgia-fueled joy ride.
First came Happy himself. Ripping what appears to be an absolute smokeshow of a drive. He's still got it!
And you know Shooter had to respond.
A classic drive for the show, putt for the dough rebuttal that swung wildly between being in character and weirdly reflexive. An unstable performance fitting of the man, the myth, Shooter McGavin.
Speaking of places Adam Sandler golfs...
THERE ARE MUNIS... AND THEN THERE'S RIV
The Genesis Open picks up where the Pebble Beach Pro-Am woefully left off with an absolutely STACKED field.
And a sprinking of Spieth, Homa, Hovland, Rickie... I mean... get out of here with this field!
Lightning Round of "Riv Triv"
- The 18th is one of my favorite final holes in all of golf. At least when a green is surrounded by water, you know an errant shot isn't going to kill anyone.
- Riviera Initiation Fee? A cool $250k (about as much as buying this entire Italian town)
- Home of Tiger's first official PGA Tour event
- Three players who have never won here? Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and me. GOAT status baby!
- Riv will be hosting Olympic golf when the games come to LA in 2028
- Famous "vintage" members? Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Howard Hughes, Glen Campbell and Dean Martin
- Famous current members? Larry David (with a home just off the 18th fairway)
Mark Wahlberg (more on Entourage coming up)
Adam Sandler (ding, ding, ding—Happy Gilmore loop complete!)
CriBBs: Entourage Edition
YOU, YES YOU, COULD BE VINNY CHASE!
We're not saying that this 7 bedroom behemoth, perched in the Malibu mountains comes with a complimentary stop-by hang with Mark Wahlberg... but it also doesn't explicitly say it WON'T come with a complimentary stop-by hang with Mark Wahlberg.
Either way, fight amongst your friends on who you think your Turtle is and then strap in for an absolutely insane mansion to pair with a trip to the Genesis.
Live like you just starred in Aquaman.
Also, how epic would ripping a drive or two from that vista be? Even slices will travel a mile.
PGA Tour Superlatives
MOST LIKELY TO... REPLACE YOUR BALL WITH A NOVELTY EXPLODING BALL ON THE 18TH FAIRWAY
Golf Reddit Asks...
WHICH GOLFER ARE YOU?
Legit curious here... are you a Quick Pick or a Hold the Finish kind of driver? It's the elite level confidence of the quick pick for me.
This Week on BBTV
WHAT THE F*$#???
This week on BBTV, Dogs At The Turn (DATT) takes a trip to the Twilight Zone—well, Ledges Golf Club actually.
But someone needs to check on Charles because all is not well in St. George. From the jump, he's licking straight up condiments and taking bites hamburger-style and—I don't know, you be the judge.
This boy ain't right.
Plucked fresh from our feed...
BADDEST BIRDIE OF THE WEEK
@reyrey_5 throwing absolute darts with the eyes of the world on him. Still confirming reports from @zach_neal_ on the inebriation levels tho.
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