News & ToursMay 25, 2012

Trending: Star Wars golf

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the original Star Wars movie, or for those of who insist on recognizing the cash extravaganza prequels, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Star Wars is as iconic a brand as any of the last 35 years, and like every facet of our culture, golf has not remained untouched by the marketing blitz that has become synonymous with the movie.

A quick jaunt around the internet will offer golf bags, head covers, balls, and even a fan fiction Jack Nicklaus Computer Golf Support Board. In fact, you can customize just about any golf utility or clothing item with something from the Star Wars lineage. Luckily, the video results are just as rewarding.

There are plenty of golf lightsaber duels, and for whatever reason, lots of Lego Star Wars golf videos. But these two took the cake; the classic Spike TV commercial with Darth Vader playing golf, and a personal favorite, the Star Wars Kid impersonating the Tiger Woods trick ball commercial. Happy Memorial Day, and happy Star Wars 35th anniversary.

-- Derek Evers

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