How to Play Golf

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : March 10, 1944

Running Time : 7:40


An analysis of the game of golf, the Goofy way.


Stick Figure Goofy
Bull (unnamed)


Jack Kinney


United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 4 : Sport Goofy
Goofys Lustige Sportschau
Goofys Lustige Sportschau
Donald et Dingo allias Goofy Champions Olympiques
Video Parade 8
Pippo Olimpionico


United States
Cartoon Classics - Sport Goofy


Cartoon Classics : Sport Goofy


Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy


The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 35: More Sport Goofy
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 53

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.


From Ryan : "Contrary to popular belief, golf is not a waste of time" says the narrator at the beginning of this short. I, myself, am not a golf fan, but I would still agree that it isn't a waste of time for golf fans. My favorite part was where Goofy is being chased by the bull after putting his golf ball on the bull's snout. He, the bull, and the outline golf figure are all shown drinking at the end in the lodge. One of my favorite Goofy cartoons, even though I am not at all a golf fan.
From Ashley : Ah yes... I remember this one very well. I'm an avid fan of Goofy and the sports cartoons were always some of my most favorite pieces. My personal favorite scenes were the constant reminders from the golf outline figure of "Always play the ball where it lies!" Well... that, and of course the chase scenes with the bull. It was (and still is - there is no law saying that you can't watch good cartoons after you are grown, after all) a riot watching both Goofy and the golf outline make a desperate attempt to stay at least two strides ahead of the bull while still managing to play through to the final hole.

Now if they'd just bring this back onto television ...

From Baruch Weiss : I love this cartoon, but there's one thing that bothers me. There was a scene where the Goof is in a sandtrap and must follow the rule to play the ball where it lies. Then he starts to loose his temper, tear out his hair (literally speaking) and break the golf clubs. It's just out of character for him; that's something that maybe Donald Duck or Katie Ka-Boom would do. I'd bet my grandparents would like this short because they play golf as well. Another thing I noticed that this was the third and finale short (for Disney at least) that has golf as a subject, the first two were the 1938 cartoon Donald's Golf Game then the 1941 cartoon Canine Caddy.
From Christian : A very entertaining short. I really enjoy seeing the bull baa instead of moo. Bull: Mooo! Mooo! Baaaa! Baah? (clears throat) Mooo!

That will always be one of Walt's best gags for me.

From Mike : A very entertaining Goofy short. For me the funniest part is at the end when Goofy, the Bull, & the stick figure are all in the clubhouse drinking and singing. Just hilarious.