Continuity mistake: In the final round, when Happy and Shooter McGavin are about to tee off on the first hole, they show a picture of the 18th green with the Volkswagen Beetle already crashed into the TV tower. However, this doesn't happen until Happy gets hit by the car later in the game. (01:09:25)
Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie he is not taken onto the hockey team. After he is hustling at the driving range he goes to toughen up. As he is toughening up, Chubbs unplugs the machine. The kid tries it, but he never plugged it back in and the machine still manages to work. (00:15:10)
Continuity mistake: When Happy is trying out for the hockey team, he sends a slapshot in front of the coaches and it breaks the glass. In the next shot the glass is intact. (00:04:07)
Continuity mistake: The exact same shots of the golf ball sailing through the air are used two or three times, especially during the last golf tournament.
Continuity mistake: When Happy pleads with Chubbs to take him for lessons, he shakes Chubbs' hand. He pulls off a few fingers, but not his ring finger. When the shot changes to behind Chubbs, you can see that his ring finger is not there. (01:03:35)
Continuity mistake: When Virginia and Happy are dancing on the skating rink, when the camera is zoomed in on them, Virginia is holding the hockey stick. Then when the camera zooms out, look closely and you can see she isn't holding the stick. (00:52:50)
Continuity mistake: When Happy is about to putt and the tower starts to fall, his caddy is behind him. In the next wide-angle shot, his caddy is in front of him, or at least between Happy and the hole, where before Happy was between him and the hole. A couple of shots later, when Virginia runs up to Happy, the caddy is back to his old position again.
Continuity mistake: At the final golf tournament, Happy's grandmother tells him she just wants him to be happy. In one shot, both her hands are up towards Happy, in the next shot only her left arm is up, and in the next shot both hands are up again.
Continuity mistake: After Happy gets hit by the car he's lying on the ground and you can see he's only wearing the Subway shirt. But when he tees off near the end he's wearing a shirt over the subway one.
Continuity mistake: When the alligator takes off with Happy's golf ball in his mouth, he takes off and slides down into the pond where he goes through a patch of water-lilies. When Happy dives in the water after the alligator there are no water-lilies.
Continuity mistake: Happy and his new caddy are discussing the shape of the green and the caddy says the green is slanted to the left. When Happy tells him it only seems that way because he's missing a shoe, the caddy is standing with his feet shoulder-width apart. When the camera cuts to the close-up of his feet, they're together, yet the caddy didn't move.
Continuity mistake: The point in the movie when Shooter is mad about the beach ball being thrown on the green, watch his ball. It changes its position on the green from one view to another. (01:20:12)
Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Happy first meets Chubbs, Happy backs his car into a couple of trash cans after Chubbs mentions big bucks. When Happy backs into the trash cans and stops he leans out the open window with his elbow over the side; you can see this through the back window. But when it shows a close up of Happy in the next shot, he's sitting calmly in the car with both arms in his lap. (00:17:20)
Continuity mistake: When Happy and his Grandmother arrive at the nursing home, Happy puts his Grandmother's suitcase under the bed. In the next shot it's not there anymore. (00:09:45)
Continuity mistake: When Happy wins at the end, people start running towards him. One of these people is a girl with a blue shirt. Then there's a shot of cheering people that are standing to the side without running to Happy, including Richard Kiel, and the girl with the blue shirt.
Continuity mistake: When Happy and Bob Barker are fighting they roll down the hill, just as it appears that Happy wins the fight Bob grabs him by the throat. Bobs pants have a small wet stain on the butt area. After he hits Happy and walks away the wet spot is the whole area of his butt.
Continuity mistake: At the Waterbury open, when Happy first putts, there a a guy telling his friend, 'this is pathetic' There is a cluster of trees right behind him. Then when Happy punches him, the trees are no where near him, but way in the distance.
Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie during the final round of golf Happy is wearing a tee-shirt under a button shirt that is open. All through the round the tee-shirt goes from a Subway shirt to a white shirt with a brown strip across the chest. It is much more noticeable during the last putt. He has the stripe shirt while putting then when he makes it and every one rushes to him it is the Subway tee-shirt.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Happy is talking to Chubbs in the parking lot, when Happy hits Chubbs' hand off, you can see that Chubbs is throwing his hand rather than getting it hit off by Happy's hockey stick. You may have to watch in slow motion. (00:16:46)
Continuity mistake: At the beginning when he enters the apartment he barges through the door leaving it open but when the lady walks in she has to open the door.
Chosen answer: He's the legendary golfer Lee Trevino.