The very best golfing motion picture in record turns 25 now.
No, not Caddyshack. Tin Cup, which hit theaters on this working day in 1996. And whilst Caddyshack followers will read this as an obvious slight to that movie — which, for the document, is a good motion picture — I will endlessly argue in favor for the latter. The plot is cleanse, the composing is stable, it is sneaky funny, it has a collection of superior cameos from the golf entire world, and it has a astonishing-nevertheless-fitting twist at the stop (Golfweek put with each other a fun roundup of entertaining specifics if you want additional reasons why it’s a wonderful film).
But the film also has a amazing easter egg that, irrespective of observing the movie a million occasions, I under no circumstances observed till eagle-eyed Reddit person Fartchitect spotted it late previous 12 months.
It is about Roy McAvoy’s golf bag. The initial actual sign of it we get is as he’s heading to the pawn store. It is an outdated-university leather-based golf bag that suits the character rather perfectly.
Why is he heading to the pawn shop with it, you ask? Due to the fact in the scene prior to, it’s uncovered that McAvoy borrowed $12,000 bucks from his ex-girlfriend, Doreen, to wager on a doggy race that he then, of class, shed. Following steering clear of Doreen, he finally goes to the grownup institution that Doreen owns and operates with a peace offering: He presents her the deed to his driving selection in lieu of the funds he owes her but doesn’t have.
Doreen, alternatively generously, cuts him a split by taking the deed, stating it is truly worth $10,000, as lengthy as he gives her $2,000 in dollars promptly.
Tin Cup accepts the deal, pawns off his golf equipment for dollars, then uses that money to take on a country club sort in a cash match. Tin Cup wins the initial gap by preserving par utilizing a series of yard instruments, carried by Romeo in a plaid Sunday bag, which infuriates his opponent so a lot that he pays out the guess and storms off the course.
Tin Cup receives his sticks (and bag) again, which he uses during his local U.S. Open qualifier wherever he snapped all his golf equipment, and in his sectional when he will take over caddying for Earl right after he cannot make it via the spherical.
But by the time the U.S. Open rolls all-around, Tin Cup exhibits up with a bunch of new nearby sponsors on his shirt and, interestingly, a new golfing bag.
Who will get the rewarding golf bag placement? It’s hard to inform — for most of the event all we can see of the bag is that it’s crimson with golden tassels hanging from all over it. Until eventually the remaining spherical when, suitable prior to Tin Cup banking companies a brief off a porta potty, we get a fantastic glimpse of it.
Zoom in and enrich, and we can see there is an impression of a girl with the words and phrases “Golden Tassel.”
What’s the Golden Tassel, you check with?
It’s the title of the adult institution that Doreen owns, which provides dwell entertainment and $4 steaks.
All of which usually means that someplace along the way, the entrepreneurial Doreen managed to get her company’s brand a bunch of cost-free, valuable airtime for what have to have been pennies on the greenback. It also marks the to start with and very last time an ad for an grownup establishment sponsors the bag of a player in the remaining team at the U.S. Open.
If we ever get some kind of Tin Cup 2: U.S. Senior Open up version, Doreen will in all probability be way too busy savoring lifetime on her yacht to treatment.