“There are probably not many movies where you have people recite lines from it at the Phoenix Open — where there are 15,000 people around the green — and someone is yelling ‘Noonan’ and everybody there knows what it means,” Verplank said.
It means this:
“Caddyshack,” released 30 summers ago, isn’t just the best golf movie ever made. “It’s absolutely the best golf movie, though ‘Happy Gilmore’ I do like,” 1987 U.S. Open champ Scott Simpson said.
It’s also the golf movie that’s never going away because dozens of quotable lines keep getting recycled for generation next.
I’ve got a pool — and a pond. A pond is good for you.
Don’t sell yourself short, judge. You’re a tremendous slouch.
I’ve sentenced boys younger than you to the gas chamber. Didn’t want to do it. I felt I owed it to them.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a miracle… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!
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