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A sixsome of real-life swingers weighs in on Caddyshack's place in the professional game
"I don't remember the first time [I saw the movie], but I certainly didn't watch it when I was four. As far as how many times [I've watched it], I'd have to say pretty close to a hundred by now."
"The swings in the movie need some work. Noonan's got the best swing. It's very 1970s, very Johnny Miller--ish with the reverse-C finish. D'Annunzio doesn't have that bad a move; he over-rotates his hips though. Czervik's all over the place. Judge Smails isn't bad, but he has to improve his lag. Bill Murray [as Spackler] is in a league of his own. I don't think we saw the true potential of his swing, but it looked pure. He smoked those flowers."
"So many scenes stand out: Murray saying, 'Correct me if I'm wrong, Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they're gonna lock me up and throw away the key.' Chevy Chase's character asking Danny if he does drugs, then making every putt.... Rodney Dangerfield saying his arm was hurt.... Sorry to ramble, but I'm on pain pills at the moment and the movie plays on in my head like a neverending highlight reel."
"The [quote] that keeps coming back to me is Murray to the monsignor in the rain: 'I don't think the heavy stuff is going to come down for quite a while.' But there are so many. The one I use the most is when Rodney pretends to hurt his arm so he can't play: 'Ooooh, my arm.' I use that whenever I get to the golf course and I don't feel like practicing."