Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf

Don’t do it, son. How’s that game gonna help your putting? — Lee Carvallo, “Marge Be Not Proud”

The second-hottest gaming title of the ’95 holiday season is a play on a real-life game released by “Supermex” himself, former PGA pro Lee Trevino.

Released seven years earlier, Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf, despite the incendiary name and graphics, is in fact just your run-of-the-mill late 80s golf simulator. Nothing like those Sega games where the monsters played hockey/football.

While the game has largely faded from prominence, it was named #23 on the Worst 50 Game Names Ever list, alongside such stalwarts as Wild Woody and Huygen’s Disclosure.

For those of you who don’t follow the sport of white kings, Trevino was a scratch linksman back in his day, having given the great Jack Nicklaus a run for his money through the 70s. Of course, he was also the head-shaking guy in Happy Gilmore:

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