The Happy Gilmore Hockey Stick Putter is for sale
The golden blade with faux grip tape just calls to our teenage selves.
What is Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore was a movie that came out in 1996 featuring Adam Sandler as the lead character of the same name. Here's a quick summary.
Guy can't cut it in hockey. However, he has tremendous power and can drive a golf ball a country mile. A golf pro, Chubbs, (Carl Weathers) sees this talent and recruits/convinces him to play golf. Happy, played by Sandler, brings a lot of his hockey background to the game, thus causing him to break all of the written and unwritten rules of golf etiquette.
This includes fighting, swearing, and generally being sloppily dressed for day at the country club. One of the things he brings to the game is a hockey stick-style putter. The wooden blade with the centered, black grip tape aesthetic gives it away. His approach to putting is even informed by his hockey background, as his grip is anything but traditional. Essentially, he holds the hockey stick putter like he's gearing up for a slapshot on net.
History of the Hockey Stick Putter
Chubbs Peterson, in an effort to coach to Happy's talents, has the putter made for him. Happy, dressed in Nantucket Reds and a Subway T-shirt then uses the putter to just, "Tap it in. Just Tap it in!", beating Golf Pro and Arch-Nemesis, Shooter McGavin along the way.
Here is what Odyssey had to say about the putter, "The one and only hockey blade style putter used to win the 1996 Gold Jacket is finally back in this limited Small Batch release! This celebrates the 25th anniversary of the hockey player’s upset victory in the infamous 1996 Tour Championship!"
How do you get the Hockey Stick Putter?
Unfortunately, Odyssey only made 25 of them. So, you probably didn't get one. And, what's worse, you probably can't get one. Their small batch putters are works of art, and in this case, amazingly popular, given the nostalgia and retained relevance of both the movie and Adam Sandler.
How much does it cost?
$700. Plus, you had to win a lottery for the right to purchase the putter.
How can I buy a hockey stick putter?
Ready Golf makes a hockey stick putter for a lot, lot less. Given the nature of the blade, it will work for both lefties and righties. Don't forget the black grip tape though. And, don't stickhandle the golf ball on the green too much, lest a course ranger give you a what for.
Ready Golf Putter Features
- CNC 6061 Aluminum Alloy Putter Blade with Matte Bronze Finish
- Steel Shaft with Wood Grain details.
- Length: 37-in
- Hand: Right or Left
It should be mandatory that you buy this golf club with a big huge check, kind of like the one that Shooter got for winning The Waterbury Open. Odyssey, if you're listening, make this a viable option for purchase.
Anyway, if you're lucky, maybe that special someone will buy you one of these for Christmas this year. If it were us, we'd leave it, "Waiting for you in the parking lot."