David Lee, a reader in Appleton, Wisconsin, sent the following email to the PGA Tour over the weekend:
buy accutane in thailand After hearing it again in today’s TV broadcast, I have a suggestion. I’m referring to a fan shouting out immediately after a Tiger hit: “IN THE HOLE!” It has become so obnoxious to hear these comments, seemingly elicited so that the fan can tell friends at home afterwards that it was his voice doing the shout-out—I’m guessing that that’s the reason because the comment occurs within a nanosecond of the clubhead contacting the ball, oftentimes on a very long shot and without regard to the quality of the shot. Current technology must make it easy for the TV networks to block out such shout-outs—I’m not talking about spontaneous outbursts of support—I think that you and I know which outbursts we’re discussing here. The PGA Tour should do some PR communicating to tournament spectator attendees that such comments are frowned upon and that they will not make it to the air-waves anyway—and take action to eliminate these outbursts from the telecasts. I think that the vast majority of your golfing fans would support this move, as well as would the Tour players.
Patuto I don’t know whether what he suggests is technologically possible, but if it is I’d be in favor of it. Or how about using something like a surgical staple gun to implant a device under the scalp of each spectator which would administer a painful but nonlethal electric shock each time the spectator shouted something stupid? And let’s do same to guys who sit behind home plate at baseball games and clap as each ball is pitched, in the hope of bothering the batter.
And, as long as I’m complaining, how about not allowing TV golf commentators to wear neckties? Golf courses should be tie-free zones for everyone but Tim Finchem and the manager of the grill room.
“a surgical staple gun to implant a device under the scalp of each spectator which would administer a painful but nonlethal electric shock each time the spectator shouted something stupid?”
Nope, have to disagree with you totally on this one, David. Please remove the letters ‘non’ and then I’m with you 100%
All those yelling “get in the hole” must have an IQ less than 75
Does anybody actually listen to what Dan Hicks says? The tie would be better used as a gag; same with Nick Faldo.
i don’t mind faldo, it seems like he still has his marbles. Johnny Miller not so much. anyone else feel like he is just saying whatever comes to mind just because he’s supposed to be the one who “tells it like it is”? It seems like he contradicts himself every few minutes. He’s starting to remind me of Cy on duck dynasty only he’s not as entertaining.
I recommend tournaments have a staff of “ushers” on the course and anytime someone yells “get in the hole,” “mash potatoes” or any other asinine blurt they get a punch in the back of the head. Repeat until offender gets the message or falls down.
Remove ties and do away with pleated pants , somebody tell Trump.