Caddyshack Turns 30!

A few months back, I wrote up a post about my favorite golfin’ movies. Most of you agreed with me that Caddyshack is the best golf movie of all time.

Caddyshack hit theaters July 25th, 1980. Its official, this fantastic movie is 30 Years old. While I was reminiscing, I came across an excellent list of trivia that I did not know about the movie.

Here are some of my Favorites:

  • The Gopher scenes were written and filmed on a separate sound-stage after most of the movie was shot, using better quality film stock and cameras, which explains why those scenes look so different. No expenses were spared on the puppet.
  • Like the character of Danny Noonan, the eldest Murray brother, Ed, actually won a caddie scholarship. The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship helped pay his way through Northwestern University.
  • The Gopher’s noises were supplied by the dolphin sound effects used on the ’60s show ‘Flipper.’
  • The American Film Institute ranked the movie #71 on its list of “100 Years, 100 Laughs,” ranked the “Cinderellas Story” at #92 on its list of “100 Movies, 100 Quotes,” and ranked it #7 on its list of “Top 10 Sports Movies.”
  • On a visit to the United States, the Dalai Lama was asked by Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura if he’d seen ‘Caddyshack.’ He said no; but according to Ventura, before he left, he turned to the governor and said, “Gunga, gunga la-gunga.”

Happy Birthday Caddyshack!

My Favorite scene might have to have been the Baby Ruth Scene, which was actually inspired by a real life event that happened at Brian Doyle-Murrays High School

What was your Favorite Scene?


One thought on “Caddyshack Turns 30!

  • August 3, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Greatest golf movie of all time! It was actually playing at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta over the weekend. My favorite scene is when Rodney Dangerfield is playing down the fairway and hits the Judge in the balls. 🙂


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