The world has gone mad
Posted by episode81 on August 15, 2009
I have a confession. I have started watching a bit of golf on the TV. The last time I saw any golf was …. way back, when I lived at home, and dad turned on Grandstand on Sundays. I watched all sorts of tedious sport – horse racing being the dullest by a long way. I rather enjoyed the rugby. Damn, I enjoyed the rugby 😉
Talking of entertaining sports, Australian Rules Football is by far and away the best of all. All the excitement of rugby, but with much, much tighter clothing.
Anywho, I digress …
So why has the world gone mad?
Golf on TV has changed, and not in a good way. Oh the audience is still mostly well behaved, the commentators are respectful but entertaining (love Nick Faldo. Yes, really) and the game is still the same. The madness I speak of is manifested in two places.
When a player hits the ball, someone from the crowd will shout “In the hole!” not once but twice or three times. It just sounds oafish. And kind of rude. OK. That last comment says more about me than them, but you try googling “In the hole” sometime. Actually, don’t.
However, the worst thing comes from the players. While walking to their next shot, many players spit. YUK. There is no excuse. None. I hate it. It is gross and unnecessary. YUK.
Golfers – stop it. It’s nasty.