WATCH: Happy Gilmore And Shooter McGavin Pay Tribute 25 Years On

Adam Sander and Christopher McDonald posted hilarious videos on social media, marking the 25th anniversary of Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore And Shooter McGavin Pay Tribute 25 Years On
(Image credit: Adam Sandler/Chris McDonald (Shootahhh) Instagram)

Adam Sander and Christopher McDonald posted hilarious videos on social media, marking the 25th anniversary of Happy Gilmore

WATCH: Happy Gilmore And Shooter McGavin Pay Tribute 25 Years On

The much-loved golf film Happy Gilmore celebrated its 25th birthday this week after being released back in 1996.

The movie follows Happy's rise through the ranks of the pro tour to try and earn enough money to get his grandma's house back.

Happy Gilmore, played by Adam Sandler, was originally an ice hockey player, hence the crazy, and now legendary, golf swing.

To celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary, Adam Sandler took to the golf course and hit a Happy Gilmore-style drive...and he "smashed" it.

"Okay, it's been 25 years since I've done this. Let's see what happens," Sandler said whilst setting up his camera.

"Shooter McGavin, this is for you," he said before unleashing his drive.

"I am not lying to you, that is smashed! Smashed!"

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The clip received more than 4 million views in less than 24 hours.

Happy Gilmore's arch nemesis Shooter McGavin, played by Chris McDonald, then quickly uploaded a response.

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"Nice drive Gilmore. Let's see if it's Shooter's tour," McDonald said.

"Oh yeah, it's all about the short game. Drive for show, putt for the dough," he said before putting a ball into a glass.

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McDonald then recounted a famous line from the film.

"Why don't you just meet me at the 9th green at 9 Gilmore, a little secret of the pros. Oh and Gilmore, wear something nice."

Related: 5 things you can learn from Happy Gilmore

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x