The Fun Issue

BOO-YAH! Wipe that frown from your face. Golf is about enjoying yourself — and we're here to help you make it happen. From side-splitting golf ads with wisecracking infants to a gallery of our favorite New Yorker cartoons, we've assembled these proven methods for making your favorite game as entertaining as humanly possible.
The Fun Issue: Joe Gannascoli
Actor Joe Gannascoli, known for his role as Vito Spatafore on "The Sopranos," is having a lot more fun — and has started losing weight — since taking up golf.
Golf Saved My Life: Actor Joe Gannascoli
Outtakes: Photo shoot with Gannascoli
Video: On and off the course with Gannascoli
Funniest Golf Cartoons
A gallery of cartoons from our 60-year history that put golfers at their best (and worst). We selected our best from the thousands of cartoons done by dozens of cartoonists, among them Ed Lepper, Walt Ditzen, Jeff Keate, Lo Linkert and Roy Doty.

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Funniest Stories and Anecdotes
Over the years, Golf Digest has chatted with anyone who's anyone in golf, on topics as varied as pressure, gamesmanship, temper and other embarrassing situations. In this final installment celebrating our 60th anniversary, we've compiled tales involving the famous and not-so-famous.
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Web-extra: More anecdotes
Most Fun Golf Holes in America
The 18 most fun holes you can play in America -- as selected by Golf Digest's architecture editor Ron Whitten
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Try This! Face-On Putting
Don't laugh. Gary McCord has forgotten more about bad putting than all the lousy putters in the firmament combined. Basically he's tried it all, and this is the best way to roll a golf ball.
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First-person: Ron Kaspriske
You know what's fun? Making lots of pars. You know what else is fun? Having a birdie putt on a dozen holes. How small would a course have to be before a 14-handicapper could break par for 18 holes?
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The Himalayas putting course
The Himalayas putting course, a St. Andrews fixture, serves as reminder of the game's simplest pleasures.
Read Article: The Lovely Lumps
Photos: The Himalayas Putting Course
Funniest Golf Commercials
What makes a great golf commercial? A wisecracking infant? Tiger Woods as Carl Spackler? The clips featured are not a definitive list of the best golf commercials ever made, but they do represent some of our favorites. If we left out one of your favorites let us know.

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Bob Hope had over 85,000 pages of jokes from his nine decades in show business. It's hard to tell how many of them were about golf, but there are probably more jokes about this game than any other sport. Turk Pipkin, author of The Old Man and the Tee, shares some of the best that he's heard over the years.

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