But...but...but...they're calling me from the basement!
These are some of the monikers that Myron the poster, myself, and a sports editor friend of mine, use to describe some of the characters we see on the golf course.
Guido- describes an underdressed, loud, poor golfing gentleman. Wears gold chains. Chest, back hair, and armpit hair sticking out of his wife-beater. Jorts, Not a pretty sight. He more than likely has brought his own beer and smokes cigarettes, sometimes hanging out of his mouth while swinging. He has been known to talk loud enough to his buddy, two feet away, to be heard two fairways over. Pars and bogies are met with calls of, "Booya!" I've seen Guidos in flipflops, sandals, suspenders, and work boots.
A Jamoke- He's a better dressed version of Guido. He actually wears a golf shirt and sometimes, nice shorts, though has been known to wear workout shorts. He brings his own beer and cigarettes to the course. He also talks loudly. Whereas Guido knows his golf limits, the Jamoke plays from the tips, thinking he's a good golfer. His drives usually go under 150 yards, and he scores in the mid 90's. He should be playing from the white tees. His rounds usually take over 4 1/2 hours, as he wants some time away from, as he puts it, "The Old Lady."
Poindexter- This is the guy who ALWAYS dresses nicely, knows the rules, and will let you know that he knows the rules, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. He will stealthily count the number of clubs in your bag and makes you putt out a 1 foot gimme for a bogie. He's the guy who will tell you to go ahead and move your ball off a root so you don't break your club, then after putting out, tell you that's a penalty for moving your ball. He has been a member, or is a member of a private country club. Poindexters usually play together, but this is not a group that Average Joes like us would want to join. They are no fun.
I know that Myron will add something, as I'm sure I've forgotten a detail.
If anyone cares to add their versions, we all need a good laugh.
You better watch it Numbers, in these woke times Guido is not very PC moniker. It categorizes Italian-Americans into a very narrow stereotype
Some famous Guidos>
Fr. Guido Sarducci
Guido the Killer Pimp
Guido the Lift Car
PGA Championship this weekend from San Fran. West Coast location means prime time high level golf, looking forward to it.
Beautiful course. I like to see the pros sweat out every shot like they do at the Open, but I prefer the difficult but fair logic used by the PGA In setting up the course.
I have played on some of those Pacific coast courses and they are really difficult. The cyprus trees that line them don't look very intimidating but they are not forgiving, also it could be 90 and dry inland but you get these coastal courses and it ends up being in the '60s with a moist marine layer that makes club selection tricky. Also because the greens never really dry out they cut them very low and the speed when above the hole is insane. #18 at nearby Olympic is borderline unplayable during the US Open.
The final day of the PGA should be a good watch. I've grown tired of Brooks Koepka's act so I am not rooting for him. I am rooting as he has been a solid player for some time. I also see Morikawa as a star in the making and could see him making a run.
Nice call on Morikawa. The tee ball on 16 was the shot of the tourney.