The list of golf comedies is rather on the lean side, and while Caddyshack will likely forever be the top champ, Happy Gilmore can certainly lay claim to its fair share of memorable moments. While infinitely more sophomoric than Caddyshack, its story of a struggling hockey player turned pro golfer helped solidify Adam Sandler as the standout of his SNL class.
While Sandler was the movie’s star, it was the supporting cast that provided many of the most memorable moments. From Bob Barker’s fist fight to Carl Weathers’ phony hand, Happy Gilmore always had the right club for whatever the scene required. It seems like a good time to check in and see what the cast has been up to since Happy ricocheted his putt off a fallen TV tower to win the tournament.
Christopher McDonald as Shooter McGavin
Before playing arrogant golf pro Shooter, Christopher McDonald had made a name for himself playing jerks in movies like Thelma and Louise, Fatal Instinct, and Grumpy Old Men. In Happy Gilmore, of course, Shooter went on to likely be murdered by Mr. Larson, but McDonald would continue as a much sought-after character actor working on popular shows like The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Happy Endings and 2015’s Western miniseries Texas Rising. In addition to filming his recurring role on the final season of The Good Wife, McDonald worked on the crime drama Jekyll Island with Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack.