Humour and golf: not exactly the most natural of bedfellows, are they? Golf is, after all, a stale, boring pursuit, played by rich old men with ruddy cheeks and too much time on their hands. Not exactly humorous, is it? It is not even a proper sport, really. I mean, think about it, what could possibly be funny about a game played by rich old men dressed in Rupert the Bear pants?

Unless that rich man so happens to be Tiger Woods, of course, but that is a whole other story.

Anyway, despite its rather staid and boring image, a lot of golf ads are actually quite funny. No, really. And just to prove it – and to mark the start of The Open, which begins at Royal St George’s, in Kent, England, on Thursday – we have compiled a list of the funniest golf commercials ever.

That is–ads that are not just about golf products, but ones that feature golf. And there are a lot to choose from. You can see them all here, ranked by the number of shares.

But which are the funniest? Well, we at Unruly Media have come up with our top 12, so you don’t have to bother looking. So please relax and enjoy, or, alternatively, leave nasty comments below pointing out the ones I should have included.

12. Ball on ball commercial

Brand: Focustik

11. Hole in One

Brand: Fed-Ex

10. Sexy golf ad

Brand: Callaway

9. Golf car commercial

Brand: Mountain Dew

8. Daughter is Sick

Brand: Fed-Ex

7. Big swing ad


6. Minis golf ad

Brand: Just Jeans

5. Fed-Ex Cup Commercial

Brand: Fed-Ex

4. E*Trade Baby Golf ad

Brand: E*Trade

3. Tiger Woods Caddyshack commercial

Brand: American Express

2. Funny Golf Ad


1. Darth Vader commercial

Brand: Spike