Even oval offices can make good golf courses.
"Well, well. Protector of the Free World, hard at work."
One sure sign of being an out-of-touch upper echelon manager or mafioso
is that you bring your golf clubs to work, so you can practice your putting rather than actually pay attention to anyone who's talking to you.
For this very leisurely game, a small, flat field is set up in the office, sometimes with an actual hole but most of the time using a cup or a mug.
If the executive in question has a bit of a temper
, the golf club might turn out
to be a Chekhov's Gun
. At the very least, deftly practicing your swing while a nervous underling sits by your desk is a good way to get him good and intimidated
Compare Office Sports
, which are apt to be played by bored cubicle monkeys rather than bored executives.
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- Used in an insurance commercial. At the end of the commercial a lowly employee infiltrates the boss's office, putts a ball neatly into a cup, and then it bounces out and smashes the boss's expensive plasma TV.
Anime & Manga
- In GaoGaiGar, Koutarou Taiga either engages in this or is implied to engage in this, as he routinely carries around a golf club.
- The Prime Minister of Earth in Captain Harlock is often seen practicing his putt in the office or at home to emphasize how useless he is. He also presides over a legislature that breaks for horse races, dog races, and anything else you can bet a fiver on.
- In Wicked City, when Taki reports to his boss' office, the boss is trying out his new MacGregor putter. Taki spots the brand and mentions the name, and the boss praises it before moving on to other topics.
Live Action TV
- This comic from Statistical Fact features a man suffering from poor depth perception driving a golf ball over the green and through his office window.
- Don Bluth's Rock-A-Doodle has the villainous fox Pinky practicing this in his office.
- SWAT Kats' Mayor Manx will golf in his office on the rare occasion that he can't make it to the course.
- In The Simpsons episode "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield," while Marge is trying to fit in with the women of the local country club, Homer takes up golf, and is later seen at work driving golf balls into the toilets while Lenny and Carl watch. Mr. Burns sees him on the security camera and challenges him to a golf tournament.
- Used in an episode of The Replacements with a bear rug.