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Golfer

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The Golfer is an NPC vendor that sells golfing-related items.

He is found and spoken to in the Underground Desert, playing Golf with himself until he is killed or talked to. He will move in when:

The Golfer will attack nearby enemies with golf balls to defend himself.

More items will unlock as the player golfs more, including clubs, chests, and trophies.

The Golfer is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Note: All item prices can be decreased by equipping a Discount Card or Greedy RingDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions. On the Desktop version Desktop version, prices can also be higher or lower based on the NPC's happiness level.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Worn Golf Club (Iron)Worn Golf Club (Iron)Desktop Version 1000*10 Always available.
Worn Golf Club (Driver)Worn Golf Club (Driver)Desktop Version 1000*10 Always available.
Worn Golf Club (Wedge)Worn Golf Club (Wedge)Desktop Version 1000*10 Always available.
Worn Golf Club (Putter)Worn Golf Club (Putter)Desktop Version 1000*10 Always available.
White Pin FlagWhite Pin FlagDesktop Version 2000*20 Always available.
Red Pin FlagRed Pin FlagDesktop Version 2000*20 Always available.
Green Pin FlagGreen Pin FlagDesktop Version 2000*20 Always available.
Blue Pin FlagBlue Pin FlagDesktop Version 2000*20 Always available.
Yellow Pin FlagYellow Pin FlagDesktop Version 2000*20 Always available.
Purple Pin FlagPurple Pin FlagDesktop Version 2000*20 Always available.
Golf TeeGolf TeeDesktop Version 10000*1 Always available.
Golf BallGolf BallDesktop Version 10000*1 Always available.
Golf WhistleGolf WhistleDesktop Version 100000*10 Always available.
Golf CupGolf CupDesktop Version 10000*1 Always available.
Arrow SignArrow SignDesktop Version 2000*20 Always available.
Painted Arrow SignPainted Arrow SignDesktop Version 2000*20 Always available.
Country Club CapCountry Club CapDesktop Version 25000*250 Always available.
Country Club VisorCountry Club VisorDesktop Version 25000*250 Always available.
Country Club VestCountry Club VestDesktop Version 25000*250 Always available.
Country Club TrousersCountry Club TrousersDesktop Version 25000*250 Always available.
Lawn MowerLawn MowerDesktop Version 10000*1 Always available.
Golf Cart KeysGolf Cart KeysDesktop Version 500000*50 Golf score over 2000, after Skeletron is defeated
The Rolling GreensThe Rolling GreensDesktop Version 10000*1 Golf score of 2000, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 1 (Full Moon) Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous)
Study of a Ball at RestStudy of a Ball at RestDesktop Version 10000*1 Golf score of 2000, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter) Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent)
Fore!Fore!Desktop Version 10000*1 Golf score of 2000, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 5 (New Moon) Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent)
The Duplicity of ReflectionsThe Duplicity of ReflectionsDesktop Version 10000*1 Golf score of 2000, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 7 (First Quarter) Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous)
Golf Club (Iron)Golf Club (Iron)Desktop Version 10000*1 Golf score over 500
Golf Club (Driver)Golf Club (Driver)Desktop Version 10000*1 Golf score over 500
Golf Club (Wedge)Golf Club (Wedge)Desktop Version 10000*1 Golf score over 500
Golf Club (Putter)Golf Club (Putter)Desktop Version 10000*1 Golf score over 500
Golf ChestGolf ChestDesktop Version 30000*3 Golf score over 500
Bronze Golf TrophyBronze Golf TrophyDesktop Version 10000*1 Golf score of 500
Fancy Golf Club (Iron)Fancy Golf Club (Iron)Desktop Version 100000*10 Golf score over 1000
Fancy Golf Club (Driver)Fancy Golf Club (Driver)Desktop Version 100000*10 Golf score over 1000
Fancy Golf Club (Wedge)Fancy Golf Club (Wedge)Desktop Version 100000*10 Golf score over 1000
Fancy Golf Club (Putter)Fancy Golf Club (Putter)Desktop Version 100000*10 Golf score over 1000
Silver Golf TrophySilver Golf TrophyDesktop Version 10000*1 Golf score of 1000
Premium Golf Club (Iron)Premium Golf Club (Iron)Desktop Version 250000*25 Golf score over 2000
Premium Golf Club (Driver)Premium Golf Club (Driver)Desktop Version 250000*25 Golf score over 2000
Premium Golf Club (Wedge)Premium Golf Club (Wedge)Desktop Version 250000*25 Golf score over 2000
Premium Golf Club (Putter)Premium Golf Club (Putter)Desktop Version 250000*25 Golf score over 2000
Gold Golf TrophyGold Golf TrophyDesktop Version 10000*1 Golf score of 2000
Any PylonAny PylonDesktop Version 100000*10 When in a specific biome and is happy enough.

Living preferences Desktop Version[edit | edit source]

BiomeNeighbor
Lovesn/a
Dislikes
Hatesn/a

For more information, see NPC happiness.

Names[edit | edit source]

The Golfer may have any of the following names:

  • Arnie Palmfrond
  • Billy Bones
  • Gunner McLovin
  • Harry Madison
  • Jake Nicklelisp
  • Jim Mulligan
  • Lion Pines
  • William

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Interaction quotes[edit | edit source]

    • "I'm not the type to scream and thrash around just because my ball lands in the water. I stay calm, and collected, and focus on the next shot."
    • "Huh? You eat WHAT for breakfast?"
    • "An early bird catches the worm, but an early hole catches the birdie."
    • "Lick your finger and hold it to the wind. Golf balls are lightweight and easily influenced by a breeze."
    • "If sand is causing you nightmares, your wedge is your dreamcatcher."
    • "To strike high, strike far, or to get unstuck? It's all about the club you use. Choose wisely!"
    • "When I offer you to go clubbing, I don't mean downtown. I mean like, with a five iron?"
    • "In this game, only losers go for that high score."
    • "Landscapers must make a lot of green off us golfers. Heh!"
    • "If you land on the green, use a putter! Don't let your balls go flying away when you're THAT close."
    • "Don't go chasing water hazards, please stick to the fairways and greens that you're used to."

    When first meeting:

    • "Thank you for the rescue. If I were trapped out here any longer, I could have come down with a heat stroke!"
    • "Why, thank you! I been stuck in this sand pit for days. Good thing you can get water out of a cactus."

    When Arms Dealer is present:

    • "<name of Arms Dealer> has mistaken my golf balls as ammo for his musket on several occassions."

    When Dryad is present:

    • "According to <name of Dryad>, I'm murdering a lot of her friends when I mow the lawn. I gotta have a fairway for my course!"

    When Angler is present:

    • "Should I take up fishing? Bribing <name of Angler> to fetch my balls out of the water is emptying my wallet!"

    During a Blood Moon:

    • "The blood stains on my club? Have you seen the zombies outside?!"
    • "I don't know what's scarier, a Blood Moon or my sister during a Blood Moon!"

    During a Party:

    • "I'm having trouble concentrating on this swing because of the obnoxious party going on around me."
    • "I hit a hole in one! That's a good reason for us all to celebrate. Time to put my club down and have a margarita."

    During Rain:

    • "Golfing in THIS weather?! Only if you like swinging around a giant lightning rod!"
    • "Golfing in the rain is less fun. Everything is all slippery!"
    • "Water hazards are a lot larger when it rains, making it that much harder to reach the green!"

    During a Thunderstorm:

    • "I don't think so, <name of player>."
    • "The odds of being struck by lightning are the same as the lottery. Going outside swinging an iron is a winning ticket!"

    During a Windy Day:

    • "This wind makes for a very difficult course."
    • "A strong gale adds challenge to a game of golf, but this is rather excessive."

    When in a Graveyard:

    • "Graveyards creep me out. I don't like practicing my swings on top of my family and friends."
    • "Don't play golf in a cemetery. The grass grows too efficiently and makes the entire course rough."
  • Happiness quotes[edit | edit source]

  • When homeless:

    • "I need a place to hang up my clubs."

    When neutral:

    • "I'm doing fine!"

    When far from home:

    • "I think I've wandered off course. That is not a smart move."

    When in a sparse area:

    • "Nothing better than having all this space to yourself."

    When overcrowded:

    • "Golf is a sport best enjoyed solo. I dislike my life not being the same way."
    • "Hate to say it, but I rather hate all the foot traffic here."

    When in the Forest:

    • "I like the Forest. It has all the necessary features for golfing."

    When in the Underground:

    • "Tell me something. How am I supposed to golf in a place like the Underground?"

    When in an Evil biome or the Dungeon:

    • "I especially think it's unwise to hang around a place like the Corruption/Crimson/Dungeon."

    When near the Angler:

    • "Unpopular opinion: I quite love having <name of Angler> the Angler around. I get my water hazards returned to me!"

    When near the Painter:

    • "It's always fun to hang out with <name of Painter> the Painter. Good people."

    When near the Zoologist:

    • "It's always fun to hang out with <name of Zoologist> the Zoologist. Good people."

    When near the Pirate:

    • "I dislike being around <name of Pirate> the Pirate. Makes me feel uneasy."

    When near the Merchant:

    • "I hate <name of Merchant> the Merchant's greedy attitude. It's pretty unnecessary in a world like this."
  • Golf score quotes[edit | edit source]

  • When the player's golf score is less than 500:

    • "If you keep swinging like that, you'll end up hurting someone... or yourself!"
    • "You're going to need a lot of practice, I strongly recommend padding."
    • "That poor bird. Duck is tasty, however, so don't give up!"

    When the player's golf score is between 500 and 1000:

    • "You're getting better! I am not fearing for my life anymore."
    • "Those are rather mediocre swings. Almost par for the course, if I must say."
    • "Not quite champion level, but you'll do."

    When the player's golf score is between 1000 and 2000:

    • "I'm impressed. Statistically, you are a wedge above the rest!"
    • "You're doing a good job out there! Should I be worried?"
    • "Your courses are well below par. That's a good thing!"

    When the player's golf score is above 2000:

    • "You are a God walking among mere mortals! A spectacular golfer!"
    • "If I had a trophy to give for your amazing swings, I'd give you ten!"
    • "What a breathtaking golfer! You may be at the top, but never stop reaching for it!"
  • Notes[edit | edit source]

    • In multiplayer, the Golfer's shop unlocks are per player, so everyone must golf in order to purchase his full inventory.

    Tips[edit | edit source]

    • Due to the Underground Desert becoming much more dangerous in Hardmode, it is recommended to find the Golfer before entering Hardmode.
    • The Golfer can be found using the Hunter Potion.
    • To prevent the Golfer from getting killed, it is advised to use the Calming Potion.
    • The Golfer can be a lot harder to rescue in Expert and Master Mode, so if you hear his hurt sound or see the damage indicator, try to reach his position as fast as possible. Illuminating underground desert pockets can help to locate him.

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • The name "Lion Pines" is a reference to the real world professional golfer Tiger Woods.
    • The name "Arnie Palmfrond" is a reference to the real world professional golfer Arnold Palmer.
    • The name "Gunner McLovin" is a reference to the real world professional golfer Rory McIlroy and fictional golfer Shooter McGavin from the movie Happy Gilmore.
      • One of the Golfer’s quotes, “Huh? You eat WHAT for breakfast?” is also a reference to the movie Happy Gilmore.
    • The name "Harry Madison" is a reference to the Adam Sandler comedy Billy Madison.
    • The name "Jake Nicklelisp" is a reference to the real world professional golfer Jack Nicklaus.
    • The name "Jim Mulligan" is a reference to the mulligan which is a stroke that is replayed from the spot of the previous stroke without penalty.
    • The fact that he is found in the Underground Desert is likely a reference to getting stuck in a sand trap while golfing.
    • One of the Golfer's quotes, "Don't go chasing water hazards, please stick to the fairways and greens that you're used to." is a reference to the TLC song 'Waterfalls'.
    • Though the Golfer's quotes suggest that golf balls are influenced by wind speed, this is not the case in Terraria.
    • The Golfer was first shown off in the town night spoiler released by Re-Logic’s YouTube channel on October 1, 2018.[1]
    • The quote "I'm not the type to scream and thrash around just because my ball lands in the water. I stay calm, and collected, and focus on the next shot." could be a reference to the fact that many golfers have suffered a brief bout of anger due to a misplaced shot.
    • Once the player has a golf score of 2000 or higher, he will sell a total of 39 items at a time. If he is happy enough, he will also sell a Pylon, rounding up his stock to 40 items. He is tied with the Tavernkeep for the most items sold by any NPC.
      • However, the NPC with the most items sold at any time, without certain pre-conditions, is Santa Claus at 39 items.
      • Any items sold to the Golfer cannot be bought back once his shop has 39 items or more.
    • According to Redigit, the Golfer is the Zoologist's older brother, referenced by some of his quotes.[2]
    • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Golfer: "The Golfer is a wise, middle-aged man who sells all sorts of golfing equipment. He's got game and knows how to score."

    History[edit | edit source]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. Town Night Spoiler Oct 1, 2018
    2. Redigit's message in #journeys-end-chat on the official Terraria Discord server May 19, 2020