Adam Sandler Recreates Happy Gilmore's Famous Golf Swing To Celebrate Film's 25th Anniversary
Adam Sandler has proved he's still got it when it comes to cracking out that infamous Happy Gilmore golf swing - even if he hasn't done it in 25 years.
Ahead of the iconic flick's 25th anniversary, Sandler posted a video to social media showing his golfing skills were still up to par and even called out Shooter McGavin (played by Christopher McDonald).
Revealing he hadn't dusted off the famous move since the film, Sandler approached the golf ball and told the camera: "I'm scared. Shooter McGavin, this is for you."
He added: "And I'm not lying to you that is smashed, smashed. That went pretty well. You're dead, Shooter."
Ben Stiller - who portrayed Nana's evil caretaker at the nursing home in the movie - even added a cheeky in-character message in reply to the video.
Stiller wrote: "That's a beautiful swing, Mr. Gilmore. Congrats on your anniversary, and being such a loving grandson. So happy to be a small part of taking good care of her during her 'golden years'."
As if the moment wasn't exciting enough, fans of Happy Gilmore were soon dealt a second delicious helping of nostalgia when Christopher McDonald - in character as Shooter McGavin - responded to Sandler's video by showing off his own putting prowess.
That's a beautiful swing Mr. Gilmore. Congrats on your anniversary, and being such a loving grandson. So happy to be a small part of taking good care of her during her "golden years". :wink:- Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) February 16, 2021
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The quotes came in thick and fast, with one Twitter user commenting: "Mr Larson might be in a better place now but you can still count.... on him... waiting for you in the parking lot Shooter."
Another added: "Just stay out of my way... or you'll pay! LISTEN to what I say!"
Meanwhile, the film's two central stars weren't the only ones celebrating the momentous occasion.
The PGA's official Twitter also paid homage to the legendary golf movie with a montage of pro golfers doing 'Happy Gilmore shots'.
"The gold legend forever lives on," they captioned the clip.
Since its 1996 release, the film has remained a popular favourite among fans, with Happy's famous swing even being used by some PGA Tour professionals over the years.
Happy anniversary, Happy Gilmore.- PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 16, 2021
The movie was released 25 years ago today.
The golf legend forever lives on. pic.twitter.com/i2CFrKpaYh
In case you've been living under a rock for the past 25 years, Happy Gilmore followed the story of an aspiring - and angry - hockey player who lacks the appropriate on-ice skills and eventually turns his to golf to raise money to get his nana's house back.
While the upper crust golfing world initially sneers at his lack of etiquette, he soon proves to be a powerhouse in the sport, beating rival Shooter McGavin and winning the prestigious gold jacket.
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