On a Slightly Lighter Note

https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/27743063/korean-golfer-bio-kim-gets-3-year-ban-making-obscene-gesture-fans

Seeing how Tiger Woods and others have been overheard on live TV dropping f-bombs, it is interesting to see the Korean PGA take such action. Tiger never vented directly to the fans, but still…

If it had happened here, we would have been deprived of watching one of the greatest golfers in history. Along with some others are are just that damned good.

One of the things I tried to teach my son was etiquette. When our boys were younger, an old friend commented to me about how my boy knew how to behave on the course (not walking in another golfer’s putting line, fixing divots, shooting only when it was his turn, etc.) as his was all over the place.

Now my son is a highly respected member of the local golf community. He recalls me telling him once that if he got out of line, he would have to play alone and pay his own way. He remembers that any time he starts to go off the rails. (He is still his father’s son when it comes to that possibility.)

8 thoughts on “On a Slightly Lighter Note

  1. As a life long, avid golfer, I can certainly appreciate the upbringing regimen you outlined. I would bet it carried a lot further than fairways and greens, too.

    Thanks and L’shanah tovah.

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    1. My husband was my first golf instructor and he told me 2 things I’ve never forget: * if I wanted to play with him I’d best control any urge to throw a club -ever – and, I best learn to play quickly. He said if you hit a bad shot, – everyone will forgive that; BUT, if it takes MINUTES to hit one shot, give up golf and take up SOMETHING ELSE. Ha. In over 45 years those thoughts have never let me down.

      And, regardless who was giving me lessons over the years I’ve always taken advice seriously. One of the best from Dorsey Meade was: “When you walk off the green, get away from the green as as quickly as possible. Do your scoring, your club-cleanup and any other time consuming activities when you are at the next hole. If you don’t – the sirens you hear may be coming for YOU!” Good advice I think.

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  2. I get it that golfers get frustrated to the max and often let an obscenity fly here or there. My obscenities tend to be more to the humorous side than actual anger. As for Tiger and other pros who we’ve heard letting something fly – I don’t really care. I’ve always believed one of the stupidest moves the PGA made was spreading mics all over the course. The leaders are the most disadvantaged, having mics pointed at them the entire round. On live TV I’ve heard Tiger, Fred Couples, Arnold Palmer let some zingers fly and all included the f-word in frustration or humor. What bothers me more is when they throw clubs and damage greens . . . those antics are unacceptable. And, I have no use for people who go to pro tournaments or leave their cell phones on while playing with me. My phone gets silenced before I tee-off on the first hole.

    Personally, I think a three-year suspension is a tad over the top, although that will get the offenders’ attention better than a fine.

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  3. My husband was my first golf instructor and he told me 2 things I’ve never forget: * if I wanted to play with him I’d best control any urge to throw a club -ever – and, I best learn to play quickly. He said if you hit a bad shot, – everyone will forgive that; BUT, if it takes MINUTES to hit one shot, give up golf and take up SOMETHING ELSE. Ha. In over 45 years those thoughts have never let me down.

    And, regardless who was giving me lessons over the years I’ve always taken advice seriously. One of the best from Dorsey Meade was: “When you walk off the green, get away from the green as as quickly as possible. Do your scoring, your club-cleanup and any other time consuming activities when you are at the next hole. If you don’t – the sirens you hear may be coming for YOU!” Good advice I think.

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