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Golf Pranks to Play on Your Buddies

Updated on August 16, 2015
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Ready to head off in the golf cart for some fun on the course?
Ready to head off in the golf cart for some fun on the course? | Source

Have Fun with Golf Gags and Pranks

Golfers might want to liven up a round with a prank. I've included some classics and some golf gags that may be new to you. A few of these I've experienced myself.

Don't take the game too seriously, when you can have some extra fun with your golfing buddies with these practical jokes. I'd love to hear some golf pranks that you've experienced, so put those in the guestbook at the end.

Go out there and have some real fun on the golf course with your golfing pals.

Try This Gag If You Live Next to a Golf Course

If you live adjacent to a golf course, golfers will sometimes hit their ball into your yard. It can be fun to place a permanently attached golf ball as a decoy where they will find it fairly easily. They'll be surprised when they try to pick it up and find that it is cemented to your patio or attached to a spike that's driven into your lawn.

You'll enjoy some smiles seeing the golfer eagerly reach for "his" ball, only to find out that it's all a joke.

All Kinds of Trick Golf Balls for a Golf Prank

Lot 8 Trick Golf Balls Jokes Exploding, Mist, Wobble, Streamer
Lot 8 Trick Golf Balls Jokes Exploding, Mist, Wobble, Streamer

You don't want your gags to be predictable so get a whole variety of goofy golf balls. Get ready for a good laugh when your golf partner hits this ball and it dissolves in a mist.

There's also one that explodes, one that wobbles through the air and best of all is the streamer. Actually there are 2 of each, but you'll have to find new victims each time. Your golfing pals will be suspicious after the first time you fool them.

They will keep an eagle eye on their balls to be sure you don't slip them another one of these.


Try the Exploding Golf Ball

exploding golf ball
exploding golf ball | Source

Set of Four Trick Golf Balls - Amaze and amuse your golf buddies with these

Awesome Foursome Novelty Golf Balls
Awesome Foursome Novelty Golf Balls

Although these might not pass examination on the course, slip one into a batch of balls on the practice range where the golfer isn't looking that closely at the ball.

The unputtable ball can be used over and over for a good laugh. The others are for one-time use.


Slip in One of the Trick Golf Balls When Your Partner Isn't Looking


Tricky Golf Ball Poop Prank - Player thinks his ball landed in dog doo-doo

When your buddy tees off, zip down the fairway and slip this realistic looking gag in place of his drive.

He or she will blow their stack about inconsiderate people who allow their dogs to run loose.

Dog Poop Golf Ball

Tricky Golf Ball Poop Prank Toy
Tricky Golf Ball Poop Prank Toy

Be the first one to the ball and slip this out for your golf partner to discover. Ugh, too realistic for me. You'll be able to use this one multiple times. Just don't let your golfing pal toss it into the woods when he sees that you tricked him.


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The Golf Ball Pops Back out of the Hole - with the Pop-a-Putt

'Pop-A-Putt Golf Joke' - Gag Gift by Loftus International
'Pop-A-Putt Golf Joke' - Gag Gift by Loftus International

I can hardly wait to see this one in action. Slip it into the hole before the other golfers get to the green. They will be steamed when they sink that putt... and it pops right back out of the hole.


The Perfect Putt -- Until It Pops Back out of the Hole


Here's an easy golf prank to play on a friend...

when he (or she) isn't looking, discreetly turn off the golf cart with the key. The golfer will jump in to drive to the next tee but the cart won't go.

Golf Ball Through the Golf Cart Window - Great gag

The Marshmallow Trick for Golfers

Drop a marshmallow here there down the fairways and one on the green....when the next group comes behind you to find their will take a little longer. It's best if you try this on a fun group you belong to. Later over lunch, you'll hear their side of the story.

The Talking Head Cover

Talking Brian Head Cover
Talking Brian Head Cover

Lots of people have a whole menagerie of golf club covers, but I bet they don't have one that talks.

Press on Brian's paw and he spouts off with some smart-mouthed phrases.


More Prank Golf Balls - Exploding golf ball, streamer golf ball, and other trick balls

Imagine your golf buddy's surprise when he tries out this new ball that you're recommending. Tell him you are getting amazing distance with this brand and he/she will be anxious to try it. When it explodes as the club hits it, you'll have a good laugh at the look on his face.

There are a number of variations on this, so check out the one that you think will be the biggest hit or get a variety so you can surprise him again but with a different gag ball.

It's Time for Some Goofy Golf Balls

Prepare to laugh yourself silly with these golf gags.
Prepare to laugh yourself silly with these golf gags. | Source

Air Horn on the Golf Course?

Another Exploding Golf Ball

Hole In One The Exploder - Golf Balls
Hole In One The Exploder - Golf Balls

Find a way to slip this onto the fairway for your golf companion to hit. What fun!


Tricks for the Putter

My next victim for the goofy putting ball trick. Here's my husband practicing his putting before we head out for 18 holes.
My next victim for the goofy putting ball trick. Here's my husband practicing his putting before we head out for 18 holes. | Source

Unputtaball Golf Ball - Have a good laugh with this one

Unputtaball Golf Ball
Unputtaball Golf Ball

This one is off-balance, so it wanders all around when you try to putt it. This one will make any golfer crazy.


Flat on Top Golf Tees - the ball falls right off

Tees normally have a slight cupping on the top for the curve of the golf ball. These flat top tees don't look that different, but are absolutely impossible to use.

I fell victim to this prank, when I picked up a tee that was lying on the tee box. It took me several tries for me to realize that there was something wrong with the tee. Sprinkle a few of these around the tee box and see what happens.

Flat Top Golf Tees to Prank Your Golf Buddies

Flat Top Golf Tee-hilarious Golf Prank
Flat Top Golf Tee-hilarious Golf Prank

Most people will try 2 or 3 times before they suspect that something isn't right. Then they examine the tee and realize the top is flat rather than the usual cupped surface. They will know they've been pranked.


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      smarterdigital 4 years ago

      Ha, I'm going to try and get away with a few of these. No need to wait for April Fool's day, either!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I was looking for good jokes and stories to include in our Tournament booklet and came upon this web site! Loved it, thanks for the great input. You've made my day.

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      ideaman21 lm 5 years ago

      Some excellent pranks. I'm not a golfer but I can see it is a prime area for pranks.

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      Linda Hahn 5 years ago from California

      Your golf pranks gave me a laugh, I liked turning off the golf cart. It giggles me.

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      pcgamehardware 6 years ago

      Great ideas and nice lens, Thanks for sharing... Golf is going to be a lot more fun this summer... :)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I think the pranks would be more fun than playing golf. I like the cementing a ball down idea!

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      futurefocus57 6 years ago

      I can't wait to use the golf cart one on my father in law.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      I am not a golfer, but enjoyed these pranks... Thumbs up!

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      StellaSingles 6 years ago

      I've played the fake exploding golf ball trick on my friend before. Scared the know what...out of him. lol

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      GardenBuildingsUK 6 years ago

      I'll use some of these this summer !

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      PennyHowe 6 years ago

      Thanks for the laughs and some great ideas. Check out the Mulligan Golf Excuse cards--they could add some fun to your golf outings and give you some laughs. Check out these funny golf excuses combined with great graphics. Here's to fun and laughs on the golf course!

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      nsixx99 6 years ago

      Those a re great ideas, a few of them I have tried over the years, and the others I will keep in mind for next season.

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      Marcel White 6 years ago

      You made me laugh with the rabbit story. Thanks for your comment. I added a link on my True Funny Golf Stories lens.

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      Marcel White 6 years ago

      I like your lens and this nice idea, to invite people to share golf pranks. Unfortunately I don't have pranks to share but have a funny story in my lens "True Funny Golf Stories". And I also invite readers to share theirs. Don't you have any?


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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great gags. I firmly believe if you can't have fun and enjoy life, it's not worth living. Thanks so much for featuring my Golf Jokes lenses. This lens is now featured on there too. Between us we should have a lot of golfers laughing.

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      What fun! Hubby's golf bag is full of jokes and tricks! One of his favorite things is turning off the golf cart when golfer is not looking. He's famous for that one! :)

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      MarianaFargasch 7 years ago

      haha this pin is cute! lovely fun lens! too bad I don't play golf.