TELLING DETAIL: I can't imagine Hogan whining, "A hundred trophies and not a friend left in the world," as Ford does.
6. Caddyshack (1980). Michael O'Keefe, playing caddie Danny Noonan, has a free-flowing, powerful swing, and so does Bill Murray—when he's wielding a weed cutter. The rest of the movie is so bad it's good.
TELLING DETAIL: Layabout country-clubber Chevy Chase's advice to Danny—"Be the ball"—skewers golf's pretentious Zen-dencies.
7. Goldfinger (1964). Sean Connery caught the golf bug while preparing for the scene in which Bond takes on the title character, Gert Frobe. A stand-in performs Goldfinger's powerful swing, but Connery shows 007-like competence (although he, too, has a reverse pivot).
TELLING DETAIL: The movie gets it wrong when Goldfinger stands over a one-foot putt for 15 seconds before missing badly and then casually runs in a 15-footer on the next hole.
8. Happy Gilmore (1996). As Happy, a big-hitting hockey player turned golfer, Adam Sandler spoofs every convention of tournament golf. Happy Gilmore might be all slapstick and antigolf, but I dare you not to laugh.
TELLING DETAIL: Sandler's caddie, played by Jared Van Snellenberg, is a homeless man who eagerly pockets coins used as ball markers.