Happy Gilmore Destroys Golf 25 Years Later

The story about a guy who couldn’t make it as a hockey player and somehow finds success as a professional golfer is one of Adam Sandler’s most beloved films. Released in 1996, Happy Gilmore had a budget of $12 million and raked in almost $39 million worldwide—widely considered a success in the movie industry. Sandler and other cast members have taken to social media recently to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a movie that tap, tap tapped its way into our hearts, long before social media was a thing.

Our question is—how do you think the real Happy Gilmore would have faired in today’s always-connected social media landscape? Would he be the viral phenomenon he was in the movie?


  • SOURCE: Twitter
  • BRAND: Happy Gilmore (Madison) / Adam Sandler