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--->'''Col. O'Neill''': Oh yeah! That'll play... How far is Alaris, anyway?\\

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* In ''Anime/AggressiveRetsuko'' when Director Ton isn't verbally abusing his staff or dumping his work on them he's usually practicing his drive.

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* In ''Anime/AggressiveRetsuko'' ''Anime/{{Aggretsuko}}'' when Director Ton isn't verbally abusing his staff or dumping his work on them he's usually practicing his drive.


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* ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'': Mr. Drysdale, [[MorallyBankruptBanker President of the Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills]], is seen playing office golf on several occasions.

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* Tom Nook has a small golf course in the Resident Services tent of ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossingNewHorizons''.


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* The Prime Minister of Earth in ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'' 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.



* The Prime Minister of Earth in ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'' 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.



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* Don Bluth's ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' has the villainous fox Pinky practicing this in his office.
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* Gomez does this in the ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'', with his balls always landing in his neighbor's house. Later, the neighbor (who's a judge), gets his chance for revenge, when the family loses their mansion to Fester, by giving him Gomez buckets of the golf balls that landed on his property.
* At the beginning of ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', the Bruce Willis character is playing golf on his oil rig. He purposely aims his shots at a boat of protesters, and this seems to be the only reason he's playing.
* Parker Selfridge, the CorruptCorporateExecutive in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', is seen doing this when Grace goes to talk to him early in the film (in fact, it's his first scene). For bonus points, he is on an alien moon, so he either used insanely expensive cargo space for his golf set, or manufactured one on the planet. Amusingly, his action figure's sole accessory is a golf club. Also done as a wink by Cameron to deliberately use the "something's coming at you" 3D effect.
* In ''Film/BankShot'', the golf-obsessed Streiger is practicing putting in his office when he calls Constable and orders a loose tail put on Karp.
* Bruce Wayne gives a secretary some lessons in office golf via the HandsOnApproach in ''Film/BatmanBegins''. This is how he chooses to reintroduce himself to the company trustees who declared him legally dead while he was WalkingTheEarth: one reputation as a [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob harmless playboy dilettante]], coming right up.



* Early in ''Film/DownPeriscope'', Dodge gets chewed out by his captain for playing golf off the top of their sub as it was sailing into port. He actually does rather well, hitting a long shot onto shore and getting very close to the hole.
* A SETI staff member in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' plays some when he's alerted to the approaching Mothership.
* The head Mobster in ''Film/TheMask'' keeps a golf bag on hand. To show his dissatisfaction with ex-right-hand-man Dorian Tyrell, he drives a ball off of the guy's ''face''.
** He also doesn't just putt in his office; he actually has a driving range simulator.
* The head of the mining colony in ''Film/{{Outland}}'', Sheppard, has a computerized golf range in his office; he tees off against a video screen which shows where his virtual ball ends up. GOLF InSpace
* The film version of ''Film/{{MASH}}'' has a scene of Hawkeye and Trapper (the "pros from 'Dover'") playing this, uninvited, in a colonel's office.



* Parker Selfridge, the CorruptCorporateExecutive in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', is seen doing this when Grace goes to talk to him early in the film (in fact, it's his first scene). For bonus points, he is on an alien moon, so he either used insanely expensive cargo space for his golf set, or manufactured one on the planet. Amusingly, his action figure's sole accessory is a golf club. Also done as a wink by Cameron to deliberately use the "something's coming at you" 3D effect.
* The head Mobster in ''Film/TheMask'' keeps a golf bag on hand. To show his dissatisfaction with ex-right-hand-man Dorian Tyrell, he drives a ball off of the guy's ''face''.
** He also doesn't just putt in his office; he actually has a driving range simulator.
* The head of the mining colony in ''Film/{{Outland}}'', Sheppard, has a computerized golf range in his office; he tees off against a video screen which shows where his virtual ball ends up. GOLF InSpace
* The film version of ''Film/{{MASH}}'' has a scene of Hawkeye and Trapper (the "pros from 'Dover'") playing this, uninvited, in a colonel's office.
* At the beginning of ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', the Bruce Willis character is playing golf on his oil rig. He purposely aims his shots at a boat of protesters, and this seems to be the only reason he's playing.
* Bruce Wayne gives a secretary some lessons in office golf via the HandsOnApproach in ''Film/BatmanBegins''. This is how he chooses to reintroduce himself to the company trustees who declared him legally dead while he was WalkingTheEarth: one reputation as a [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob harmless playboy dilettante]], coming right up.
* Early in ''Film/DownPeriscope'', Dodge gets chewed out by his captain for playing golf off the top of their sub as it was sailing into port. He actually does rather well, hitting a long shot onto shore and getting very close to the hole.



* A SETI staff member in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' plays some when he's alerted to the approaching Mothership.
* Gomez does this in the ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'', with his balls always landing in his neighbor's house. Later, the neighbor (who's a judge), gets his chance for revenge, when the family loses their mansion to Fester, by giving him Gomez buckets of the golf balls that landed on his property.
* In ''Film/BankShot'', the golf-obsessed Streiger is practicing putting in his office when he calls Constable and orders a loose tail put on Karp.



* Commissioner Ervin Burrell in ''Series/TheWire'' has a putt-putt hole in his office.
* Appears in a flashback in ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series''. The VillainOfTheWeek got his first death from the mobster in question.
* Henry Blake in ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Amusingly, at one point, his ball hits a landmine. A later episode has Hawkeye playing this in the Swamp, using one of B.J.'s sneakers for the hole.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Colonel in "The Sea Devils". [[InsufferableGenius The Doctor]] one-ups him by doing it blindfolded.

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* Commissioner Ervin Burrell in ''Series/TheWire'' ''Series/AlloAllo'' has a putt-putt hole in his office.
* Appears in a flashback in ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series''. The VillainOfTheWeek got his first death from
the mobster in question.
* Henry Blake in ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Amusingly, at one point, his ball hits a landmine. A later episode has Hawkeye
Colonel playing this in the Swamp, this, using one of B.J.'s sneakers for a very large (not to mention very close) wastepaper basket as the hole.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Colonel in "The Sea Devils". [[InsufferableGenius The Doctor]] one-ups him by doing it blindfolded.
hole, which he still manages to miss.



* The ancient barrister Uncle Tom in ''Series/RumpoleOfTheBailey'', who has [[CloudCuckoolander completely lost touch with reality]] and hasn't had a case within the memory of anyone in chambers, nevertheless continues to potter around the office practising his putt with a mug.
* One of the marks of the week in ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' is a real-estate developer who does this.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Colonel in "The Sea Devils". [[InsufferableGenius The Doctor]] one-ups him by doing it blindfolded.
* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Inspector Mallory is seen doing this when he hopes to gain membership to an exclusive golf club in "The Rod of Asclepius".
* Appears in a flashback in ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series''. The VillainOfTheWeek got his first death from the mobster in question.
* One of the marks of the week in ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' is a real-estate developer who does this.
* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Rand Enterprises board member Lawrence Wilkins has a putt-putt hole in his office.
* Henry Blake in ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Amusingly, at one point, his ball hits a landmine. A later episode has Hawkeye playing this in the Swamp, using one of B.J.'s sneakers for the hole.
* ''Series/MissionImpossible'': In "The Killer", Drake (the eponymous killer) does this while waiting to find out who his target is. It is later shown that his golf balls are actually disguised plastic explosive.



* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "How To Make A Killing Without Really Trying" was a golf-obsessed stockbroker who was practicing his putting in his apartment when his infuriated attacker grabbed his putter [[GolfClubbing and smashed him over the head with it]].
* ''Series/NewTricks'': Jack, who is an avid golfer, does this while Sandra is away in "Good Work Rewarded". On learning that Sandra is returning sooner than they expected, the boys scramble to clean up the office before she gets back. Jack misses one of his golf balls, and Sandra trips over it on her return.
* The ancient barrister Uncle Tom in ''Series/RumpoleOfTheBailey'', who has [[CloudCuckoolander completely lost touch with reality]] and hasn't had a case within the memory of anyone in chambers, nevertheless continues to potter around the office practising his putt with a mug.



* ''Series/MissionImpossible'': In "The Killer", Drake (the eponymous killer) does this while waiting to find out who his target is. It is later shown that his golf balls are actually disguised plastic explosive.
* ''Series/AlloAllo'' has the Colonel playing this, using a very large (not to mention very close) wastepaper basket as the hole, which he still manages to miss.
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "How To Make A Killing Without Really Trying" was a golf-obsessed stockbroker who was practicing his putting in his apartment when his infuriated attacker grabbed his putter [[GolfClubbing and smashed him over the head with it]].
* ''Series/NewTricks'': Jack, who is an avid golfer, does this while Sandra is away in "Good Work Rewarded". On learning that Sandra is returning sooner than they expected, the boys scramble to clean up the office before she gets back. Jack misses one of his golf balls, and Sandra trips over it on her return.
* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Rand Enterprises board member Lawrence Wilkins has a putt-putt hole in his office.
* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Inspector Mallory is seen doing this when he hopes to gain membership to an exclusive golf club in "The Rod of Asclepius".



* Commissioner Ervin Burrell in ''Series/TheWire'' has a putt-putt hole in his office.



* ''Series/SesameStreet'': In ''Film/ElmoSavesChristmas'', Santa is playing golf in his office when the Elves inform him that toy production has begun again to due to it being Christmas again tomorrow (due to Elmo wishing for it to be Christmas every day).

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': In ''Film/ElmoSavesChristmas'', Santa is playing golf in his office when the Elves inform him that toy production has begun again to due to it being Christmas again tomorrow (due to Elmo wishing for it to be Christmas every day).ChristmasEveryDay).



* The career reward for the business career track in ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' is a small golf hole.

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* The career reward for the business career track in ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' is David Sarif has a small golf hole.cart in his office in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution''.



* David Sarif has a golf cart in his office in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution''.



* The career reward for the business career track in ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' is a small golf hole.



* Don Bluth's ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' has the villainous fox Pinky practicing this in his office.

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* Don Bluth's ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' has In the villainous fox Pinky practicing ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "The Little Merhog", Dr. Robotnik plays a round of golf in his office, and even provides his own commentary.
-->'''Robotnik:''' If Dr. Robotnik can sink this final putt, he'll win the Mobius Tournament of Champions and the grand prize of the dictatorship of the universe.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Len Trexler does
this in "Job Offer", driving balls from an open window of his office.office into a nearby park.
* Dr. Rip Studwell from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' frequently golfs on the job and has even performed surgery on a golf course due to lack of time.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', Mr. Spacely's rival Mr. Cogswell not only does this, ''he cheats'', using a gadget on his desk that moves the hole if he misses.
* The mayor of Townsville would occasionally play golf in his office in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* Used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' with a bear rug.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 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 chipping golf balls into the toilets while Lenny and Carl watch. Mr. Burns sees him on the security camera and challenges him to a golf match.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 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 chipping golf balls into the toilets while Lenny and Carl watch. Mr. Burns sees him on the security camera and challenges him to a golf match.
* Used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' with a bear rug.
* The mayor of Townsville would occasionally play golf in his office in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', Mr. Spacely's rival Mr. Cogswell not only does this, ''he cheats'', using a gadget on his desk that moves the hole if he misses.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Len Trexler does this in "Job Offer", driving balls from an open window of his office into a nearby park.
* Dr. Rip Studwell from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' frequently golfs on the job and has even performed surgery on a golf course due to lack of time.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "The Little Merhog", Dr. Robotnik plays a round of golf in his office, and even provides his own commentary.
-->'''Robotnik:''' If Dr. Robotnik can sink this final putt, he'll win the Mobius Tournament of Champions and the grand prize of the dictatorship of the universe.


* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': The holographic Doctor was seen doing this in the episode "Drive", but with a ridiculously futuristic putter and blinking-light golf balls.

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The holographic Doctor was seen doing this in the episode "Drive", but with a ridiculously futuristic putter and blinking-light golf balls.balls.
** In "Author, Author", the Doctor creates a holographic novel portraying thinly veiled expies of the crew as jerkasses. Tom Paris gets back at him by creating his own version involving a DrJerk who's obsessed with his recreational hobbies, like golf.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': The holographic Doctor was seen doing this in the episode "Drive", but with a ridiculously futuristic putter and blinking-light golf balls.

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': In ''Film/ElmoSavesChristmas'', Santa is playing golf in his office when the Elves inform him that toy production has begun again to due to it being Christmas again tomorrow (due to Elmo wishing for it to be Christmas every day).
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* ''ComicBook/LoriLovecraft: The Dark Lady'' ends with Horatio practicing putting while Zelda is attempting to run tests on him. When she asks why he is practicing golf, as no one in Voodoo Mansion plays golf, the recently deceased and golf-mad Sir Andrew Parke-Jones enters, telling Horatio that they have 36 holes to play.

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* In ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' this is One and Two's favorite pass time in the office aside from making paper darts out of assignment papers.
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* In ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', Andrew Ryan is briefly seen doing this [[WhileRomeBurns while Rapture comes down around his ears]] when you reach his office, shortly before he "invites" you in.

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* In ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', Andrew Ryan is briefly seen doing this [[WhileRomeBurns while Rapture comes down around his ears]] when you reach his office, shortly before he "invites" you in. [[spoiler:The player then [[GolfClubbing beats him to death with his own golf club,]] by his own order.]]


* The male protagonist of ''Film/AStarIsBorn'' plays Golf in his living room.

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* The male protagonist of ''Film/AStarIsBorn'' ''Film/{{A Star Is Born|1937}}'' plays Golf in his living room.


* ''Anime/{{Shirobako}}'': When director Kinoshita forces his way into the offices of Yotaka Publishing in order to meet with Nogami-sensei, Editor-in-cheif Tatsuya Handou stands in his way wielding a golf set. He explains that he uses golf to relax at the office, and [[ImprobableWeaponUser whacks golf balls at Kinoshita in an attempt to hold him off]], but Kinoshita [[{{Kevlard}} uses his belly]] to bounce the golf ball back and blow him out of the way.

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* ''Anime/{{Shirobako}}'': When director Kinoshita forces his way into the offices of Yotaka Publishing in order to meet with Nogami-sensei, Editor-in-cheif Tatsuya Handou stands in his way wielding a golf set. He explains that he uses ''won't'' use violence, but ''will'' play golf to "to relax at the office, office", and [[ImprobableWeaponUser whacks golf balls at Kinoshita in an attempt to hold him off]], but Kinoshita [[{{Kevlard}} uses his belly]] to bounce the golf ball back and blow him out of the way.

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