A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 26, 2016
“What’s the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver?” (joke)

A popular golf joke is:

Q: What’s the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver?
A: A bad golfer goes, “WHACK! Oh shit!” A bad skydiver goes, “Oh shit! WHACK!”


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1997.


Google Groups: rec.arts.tv.mst3k.misc
Whats the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver???
Robert Tilley
5/9/97
Email me for the answer to that topic btw 8}

Google Groups: rec.skydiving
BAD?? JOKE…
Mary Jo Robinson
10/7/98
Actually it is: the difference between a golfer and a skydiver is
A golfer goes, “WHACK!” “Oh shit!”
A skydiver goes, “Oh shit!” “WHACK!”

Google Books
501 Golf Jokes For Almost All Occasions
By Franklin Dohanyos
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
2001
Pg. ?:
Q: How can you tell a bad golfer from a bad sky diver?
A: Bad golfer: Whack! Oh, shit! Bad skydiver: Oh, shit! Whack!

Google Groups: novell.community.chat
What’s the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver?
Felton
7/25/01
Bad Golfer: “Whack!” “Darn!”
Bad Skydiver: “Darn!!” “Whack!!”

Google Books
Penguin Pocket Jokes
By David Pickering
New York, NY: Penguin Books
2006
Pg. ?:
What’s the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver? A bad golfer goes ‘whack, damn’. A bad skydiver goes ‘damn, whack’.

Google Books
Man Walks into a Bar:
Over 6,000 of the Most Hilarious Jokes, Funniest Insults and Gut-Busting One-Liners

By Stephen Arnott and Mike Haskins
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press
2007
Pg. 411:
What’s the difference between a bad golfer and a skydiver? One goes “Whack! Awwwwghk!” The other goes “Awwwwghk! Whack!”

Twitter
The Honey Badger
‏@stix1972
Golf Joke: What’s The Difference Between a Bad Golfer And a Bad Skydiver? A Bad Golfer Goes, Whack, Dang.. http://tinyurl.com/25pg2l
2:58 PM - 29 Feb 2008

Twitter
heavyprints
‏@heavyprints
Whats the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver? Answer: A bad golfer goes WHAP! “O crap!”. A bad skydiver goes “O crap!” WHAP!
1:43 AM - 7 Feb 2009

Twitter
anna
‏@elainnayoj
what’s the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver?

one goes
*whack*
“darn.”

the other goes
“darn.”
*whack*
2:35 AM - 28 Apr 2016

reddit
What is the difference between a golfer and a skydiver?
submitted July 26, 2016 by QuietBitterBeings
One goes
Whack “Shit!”
and the other goes
“Shit!” Whack

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 • Permalink