We all love a joke.
When playing with others, a chunk of the round is spent having funny discussions and enjoying each other’s company.
As with anything though, it’s always funnier and even better if you can incorporate some specific humor into your sport – in this case, golf.
Some of them may use golf slang, some may be dad jokes, and others may have your friends in hysterics, contributing to enjoying the game. The jokes can even lighten the mood when your game isn’t going so well.
So, read on to find out some of the best golf puns and funny golf sayings that you can use to get one up on your buddies.
What are Golf Puns?
A golf pun is a joke that takes a word or words in the sport and they are then adapted into a funny manner. For example, green there done that. The original being ‘been there done that’.
Golf puns have been around for as long as we can remember, particularly among amateurs. They are well-loved for adding an extra laugh or two to the round, depending on how good the joke is.
After all, golf is all about enjoying the sport and having fun, so any ways that encourage that in a friendly manner are always welcome.
75 of The Best Golf Puns Explained
Here is a list of some of the best play on words in golf and their meanings:
- May the course be with you – Star Wars reference: ‘May the force be with you’
- That was par-fect – a par being the number of shots a proficient golfer should complete a round in
- Green there done that – play on words of ‘been there done that’
- Fairway to heaven – play on words of Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- Green and bear it – play on words of ‘grin and bear it’
- Kiss my putt – play on words of ‘kiss my butt’
- Swingin’ in the rain – related to song Singin’ in the Rain
- Let’s have a par-tee – party time after making par on the course
- You’re a social putter-fly – if you are rather outgoing on the course, you may be known as this rather than a social butterfly
- I’m having a rough time – if you can’t get out of the rough on the course, this may be you
- Let it tee – rather than let it be
- You are my cup of tee – rather than tea, could be used as a chat-up line to a fellow golfer
- Lost fore words – you could be speechless at how your shot ended up meaning you had to shout ‘fore’
- Who’s the caddy? – a play on words of ‘who’s the daddy?’ or the best
- I like big putts and I cannot lie – you can work this out for yourself
- The Duke of Hazards – play on words of the film, The Dukes of Hazzard
- That is a chip shot – instead of a cheap shot
- No ifs and putts about it – rather than ifs and butts
- See you a round – play on words with the greeting ‘see you around’ you may use after finishing a round
- Call me the golf-father – rather than the godfather
- Ball or nothing – instead of ‘all’, though in golf you will take the ball or nothing too
- I am going to visit the Golf of Thailand – rather than Gulf
- You are the best, by par – play on words of ‘best by far’
- You’ve got to green and bear it – instead of grin and bear it by getting on with it
- I’m golfing tomorrow, wood you like to join me? – the wooden club instead of would
- Putter late than never – instead of better
- You stay putt – rather than put
- It’s ball or nothing – rather than all
- You’re driving me up the wall – referencing a driver
- Down putt not out – instead of but
- That shot was so bad it nearly had me in a hos-putt-al – rather than hospital
- You spend more time in the sand than Pamela Anderson – a star of Baywatch, a TV program set on the beach
- It’s fore the best – instead of for
- Golf forth and prosper – rather than go
- I’m not sure about that fringe – could be used to joke with your friend’s hair as well as the grass
- It doesn’t get putter than this – instead of better
- I love our friend-chip – including a chip shot in the word friendship
- Happy hole-days – instead of holidays
- You’re very eagle-tistical – rather than ego
- What a load of trap – don’t think we need to explain this one
- You have a lot of par-severance – instead of perseverance
- You’ve got putter fingers – if you can’t grip the club properly, this works well instead of butter
- You are tee-riffic at golf – play on words of terrific
- I fore-give you – instead of forgive
- Asking fore a friend – rather than for
- This is by par the best golf course I have played – instead of far
- Earned your s-wings – added the s, in golf it means you have proven your ability and skill
- A tee-mendous shot – instead of tremendous
- As par as the eye can see – rather than far
- You e-putt-omize everything good about golf – instead of epitomize
- That was un-fore-gettable – rather than unforgettable
- To tee or not to tee, that is the question – instead of be
- A chip off the old block – the same word, just golf related
- Wipe your tee-rs – instead of tears
- Hole-d on a minute – rather than hold
- You are my cup of tee – rather than tea
- Green, aren’t you! – instead of keen
- There’s only one fairway to settle it – using fair way as one word instead of two
- Just fore-get about it – instead of forget
- The hole is too par away – rather than far
- You are driving me crazy – play on words using drive
- Want to go to the club? – not the club you are thinking of
- I can see you going par in life – instead of far
- It was en-golf-ed in the fire – instead of engulfed
- In a land fore, fore away – rather than far
- Fore-get me not – instead of forget
- Keep an eagle eye on the ball – quite literally
- Thanks fore a great game – instead of for
- You’re an eagle beaver, aren’t you? – instead of eager
- Always look fore-ward – rather than forward
- Can’t golf you out of my mind – rather than get
- He sported a hole-istic approach – instead of holistic
- I appreciate the in-fore-mation – instead of information
- Fore-merly, she was a great golfer – rather than formerly
- Keep your eye on the ball – this applies to golf too
How To Create Your Own Puns in Golf
We encourage readers to spice up their game with some of their own golf puns and enjoy sharing them with their friends or family members on the course.
It’s easier than you think. If you are unsure how to get started, just search some common golf terms and play around with them so the puns sound similar to existing words. For example, ‘par-fect,’ tee-riffic,’’ and ‘birdie-licious.’
Have a think and give one a go on your next round…
5 Funny Golf Jokes
Below are 5 of the best golf jokes around.
Q: What is a golfer’s favorite bird?
A: An Eagle
Q: Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants?
A: In case he got a hole in one
Q: What are golfers most scared of?
A: The Bogeyman
Q: What is a golfer’s favorite thing that their partner says to them?
A: Talk birdie to me
Q: What is a golfer’s favorite film?
A: The Shawshank Redemption
Read more: Famous Golf Quotes From Legends Of The Game
Best Funny Golf One Liners
- Golf balls are like eggs – they’re white, sold by the dozen, and after a week, you need to buy more.
- Would you like a cup of tea with that slice?
- Your swing is like being in the army: left, right, left, right
- I’m a scratch golfer – every time I hit the ball, I scratch my head and wonder where on Earth it went.
- The best wood in a lot of golfer’s bags is the pencil.
- Should I call 911? Seems like you are choking.
- My dog wouldn’t find that even if it had bacon around it
- Golf is like taxes – you go for the green and come out in the hole
- I shot one under on the course today – one under the tree
- I didn’t get any work done today, I was too busy puttering around
Now you know some of the best one-liners to use in golf, some golf dad jokes, and some of the best golf puns.
Whether they are funny or not is down to you and what you think of them. Hopefully, you enjoyed them and can use some yourself now. If not, at least you can put one together for maximum impact with you and your golfing buddies.
Jack was inspired by his Grandad Ron's golfing and grew up playing this great game. Now, he enjoys both playing and writing about it. He is also a big sports fan too. Jack is always looking for ways to find the edge on the course to share with readers.