Serious golfers--those who understand the game and it's culture--comprise a cult who live for golf and everything it stands for. Harvey Penick, legendary golf instructor and mentor to the great Ben Crenshaw, captured the essence of the golf cult in the title of his second book "And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend." Fast forward a few decades and the lingo and lifestyle of Millennial-aged golfers is now being captured on Twitter by @TotalGolfMove_. It's my pleasure to bring you the top 10 #TGMs.
10) Punched Greens
When you get to the course and realize the greens were just aerated pic.twitter.com/Bdx7qyRvGi— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) August 8, 2014
I experienced this feeling first hand at our Spring 2014 NCCGA National Championship when we found out the greens had been punched a couple weeks prior and were not fully healed. Tiger's look of utter devastation aptly sums up our frustration.
9) Club Twirl
If you don't club-twirl after a pured shot did it really happen?— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) August 4, 2014
Club-twirl leading to stiff shot = #TGM
8) Rock Flites
Hardest substances on Earth:— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) August 7, 2014
☑️ Top Flites
- Slice a new Srixon out of bounds
- Don't want to waste another brand new Z Star
- Grab the Rock Flite buried at the bottom of your bag
- Crush it down the middle since everyone is a scratch golfer when they don't care
7) Got Short Game?
My short-game is like a Ferrari… I don’t have a Ferrari.— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) August 10, 2014
Streaky putters may contest this, but when the pressure is on, you either have it or you don't.
6) Driving Range Dilemma
Scientific fact: 100% of shitty rounds occur after a great range-session— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) August 12, 2014
I'd prefer to avoid the driving range all together before rounds. Unless you play every day and know what you're doing, the average player is better off heading straight to the first tee #ReadyGolf
5) Topped Shot
When someone tops a shot pic.twitter.com/sokXGI5hgH— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) August 2, 2014
Only bested by the dreaded shank, everyone remembers the last time they dribbled one off the tee.
When I found out Tiger might play tomorrow pic.twitter.com/TPFgVKui7W— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) August 6, 2014
I'll make this face if/when Tiger wins another major.
Tony Romo throws interceptions more frequently than I three-putt— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) September 7, 2014
Maybe Romo should have stuck with golf, dude nearly qualified for the U.S. Open once.
2) No slow play
Watching someone take 10 minutes to read a putt pic.twitter.com/OaXXpmzHns— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) August 6, 2014
Walking to the next tee box after a birdie https://t.co/6eYpNeYben— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) August 7, 2014
If only we could bottle that feeling up...
**Mike Belkin is a Co-Founder of Nextgengolf.