Golfer

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The Golfer is an NPC vendor that sells golfing-related items. More items will unlock as the player plays more golf, including clubs, trophies, and paintings. He spawns in the Underground Desert, playing golf with himself. Talking to him will "free" him, after which he will respawn as long as a vacant house is available, even if killed.

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

He is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform AnalyzerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Note: All item prices can be decreased by equipping a Discount Card or Greedy RingDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions. 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 and Mobile versions 10 Always available.
Worn Golf Club (Driver)Worn Golf Club (Driver)Desktop and Mobile versions 10 Always available.
Worn Golf Club (Wedge)Worn Golf Club (Wedge)Desktop and Mobile versions 10 Always available.
Worn Golf Club (Putter)Worn Golf Club (Putter)Desktop and Mobile versions 10 Always available.
White Pin FlagWhite Pin FlagDesktop and Mobile versions 20 Always available.
Red Pin FlagRed Pin FlagDesktop and Mobile versions 20 Always available.
Green Pin FlagGreen Pin FlagDesktop and Mobile versions 20 Always available.
Blue Pin FlagBlue Pin FlagDesktop and Mobile versions 20 Always available.
Yellow Pin FlagYellow Pin FlagDesktop and Mobile versions 20 Always available.
Purple Pin FlagPurple Pin FlagDesktop and Mobile versions 20 Always available.
Golf TeeGolf TeeDesktop and Mobile versions 1 Always available.
Golf BallGolf BallDesktop and Mobile versions 1 Always available.
Golf WhistleGolf WhistleDesktop and Mobile versions 10 Always available.
Golf CupGolf CupDesktop and Mobile versions 1 Always available.
Arrow SignArrow SignDesktop and Mobile versions 20 Always available.
Painted Arrow SignPainted Arrow SignDesktop and Mobile versions 20 Always available.
Country Club CapCountry Club CapDesktop and Mobile versions 250 Always available.
Country Club VisorCountry Club VisorDesktop and Mobile versions 250 Always available.
Country Club VestCountry Club VestDesktop and Mobile versions 250 Always available.
Country Club TrousersCountry Club TrousersDesktop and Mobile versions 250 Always available.
Lawn MowerLawn MowerDesktop and Mobile versions 1 Always available.
Golf Cart KeysGolf Cart KeysDesktop and Mobile versions 50 Golf score over 2000, after Skeletron is defeated
The Rolling GreensThe Rolling GreensDesktop and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 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 and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 2000, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter) Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent)
Fore!Fore!Desktop and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 2000, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 5 (New Moon) Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent)
The Duplicity of ReflectionsThe Duplicity of ReflectionsDesktop and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 2000, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 7 (First Quarter) Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous)
Golf Club (Iron)Golf Club (Iron)Desktop and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 500
Golf Club (Driver)Golf Club (Driver)Desktop and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 500
Golf Club (Wedge)Golf Club (Wedge)Desktop and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 500
Golf Club (Putter)Golf Club (Putter)Desktop and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 500
Golf ChestGolf ChestDesktop and Mobile versions 3 Golf score over 500
Bronze Golf TrophyBronze Golf TrophyDesktop and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 500
Fancy Golf Club (Iron)Fancy Golf Club (Iron)Desktop and Mobile versions 10 Golf score over 1000
Fancy Golf Club (Driver)Fancy Golf Club (Driver)Desktop and Mobile versions 10 Golf score over 1000
Fancy Golf Club (Wedge)Fancy Golf Club (Wedge)Desktop and Mobile versions 10 Golf score over 1000
Fancy Golf Club (Putter)Fancy Golf Club (Putter)Desktop and Mobile versions 10 Golf score over 1000
Silver Golf TrophySilver Golf TrophyDesktop and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 1000
Premium Golf Club (Iron)Premium Golf Club (Iron)Desktop and Mobile versions 25 Golf score over 2000
Premium Golf Club (Driver)Premium Golf Club (Driver)Desktop and Mobile versions 25 Golf score over 2000
Premium Golf Club (Wedge)Premium Golf Club (Wedge)Desktop and Mobile versions 25 Golf score over 2000
Premium Golf Club (Putter)Premium Golf Club (Putter)Desktop and Mobile versions 25 Golf score over 2000
Gold Golf TrophyGold Golf TrophyDesktop and Mobile versions 1 Golf score over 2000
Any PylonAny PylonDesktop and Mobile versions 10 When in a specific biome and is happy enough.

Living preferences Desktop and Mobile versions[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've 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 occasions."

    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."

    When near the Princess:

    • "I tried to teach <name of Princess> the Princess a few slick golf tricks, but she schooled me instead! I like her."
  • 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.
    • Finding the Golfer in the underground desert for your world can be very difficult if there is no proper cave system, even with the Lifeform Analyzer.

    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 his position should be reached as fast as possible if the hurt sound is heard or the damage indicator is seen. Illuminating Underground Desert pockets can help to locate him
    • It is possible to get a golfer in a old world without a underground desert. You need to build a desert with the sandstone walls and get the music to play. Then you must clentaminate the biome to hallow, corruption, or crimson then revert it back to normal. Doing this makes the background walls turn into naturally generated walls allowing mobs to spawn. Then get a battle potion, water candle, and wait.

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • Several names of the Golfer are references to fictional and real-world professional golfers:
    • The name Harry Madison is a reference to the 1995 American comedy movie Billy Madison.
    • 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 Golfer's quote "Huh? You eat WHAT for breakfast?" is a reference to the 1996 American sports comedy movie Happy Gilmore.
    • His quote "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".
    • 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.
    • Though the Golfer's quotes suggest that golf balls are influenced by wind speed, this is not the case in Terraria.
    • The fact that he is found in the Underground Desert is likely a reference to getting stuck in a sand trap while golfing.
    • The Golfer was first shown off in the Town Night spoiler video released by Re-Logic's on YouTube on October 1, 2018.
    • 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.[1]
    • 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. Redigit's message in #journeys-end-chat on the official Terraria Discord server May 19, 2020