My incredible journalistic golf series “Golf Stock Photo Fail” continues with an awesome subject, the joy of leaving putts short!
Never before has missing a putt short been so celebrated, especially by the guy on the right with the right handed glove. And what the hell is the other guy in the background looking at?
This guy is thrilled to have missed his putt short. What the hell is in his left hand?
“Yay! I missed a putt on the practice green!!!”
So joyous, missing putts short. Hope this guy doesn’t hurt himself when he lands.
The next three photos are great! Each golfer fist pumps and shows their joy in missing their putts short. And to add to the dramatic effect, the photographer has rotated the horizon about 29 degrees clockwise! Wowsies!
In the voice of Vern Lundqust, “NO sir!”
“I’ve never missed a putt so good!”
“Yay! Short again! I rule!”
No no no no no. NO.
I can’t take it anymore. I’ve lost my three remaining brain cells after rummaging through a bunch of idiotic golf stock photos. Let’s do this. I will now do a short series on golf stock photo failures. It will be called “Golf Stock Photo Fail.” This post will focus on the “technique” of the golf swing.
You’ve got to be shitting me. This is horrid. Look at this guy’s grip! The club face is pointing the wrong direction, he’s got alligator arms. It’s so bad in so many ways…
It’s all about technique
What in the living hell is this dude doing with his right hand?
Yes… yes. Watch your shot sail off into the distance with your baseball grip. Well played.
Oh my Gawd. I… just… can’t… take… it…
So confident! LOL. The title on this one is “Confident Professional Golfer”
Good mother of God. His hands… are… backward.
Hats off to Golf Digest for more fantastic golf journalism. What will the interns come up with next? Duckface throwin’ up a deuce!
Golf is a game of honor, right? That’s exactly why the USGA does not trust us to post scores when played as a single.
To further support the key System premise of peer review, scores made while playing alone will no longer be acceptable for handicap purposes.
A hell of a lot of golfers I know play by themselves. We call penalties on ourselves, right? But we can’t be trusted to record our own scores?
This is one of the many reasons I no longer pay the out-of-touch USGA to be a “member.” Yeah, no more cheapo free U.S. Open hat for me. Other than the hat there was seriously no benefit. None. Oh, wait. I did get a free notepad with about 10 sheets of paper on it for, you know, those times I use paper.
I’m inspired to post these comments because of the fantastic commentary written by my friend Golf Blogger. Check out his article The USGA Just Called Me A Liar. John (Golf Blogger) nails it.
This rule shows once again that the Golf Lords of the USGA are out of touch with the peasant’s game.
The lack of average golfer representation is, I think, at the root of the USGA disconnect. The USGA doesn’t represent me, or anyone I know.
That’s a birdie if I ever read one. Nice job John.
Sort of like gun control laws, all this rule will do is affect golfers who follow the rules. The Saturday group that allows illegal drops, gimme putts inside the leather of a 58″ club, and mulligans will still do those things. Those players will still win all the net games and come in at one billion under par in corporate/charity scrambles. We will still hate them.
And what will the USGA do about rounds punched in after the fact, on apps and computers? I often punch in my UGA (Utah Golf Association) scores the evening of my round when I’m at my computer. Will the USGA require an email address of the “witness” in order to allow the posted score? Come on.
Does this grow the game? No. Then again, the USGA doesn’t care about growing the game. It cares about growing the USGA.
The days of proofreading, editors, grammar, and common sense in the golf media world are long gone…
So Steve Williams learned of Tiger Woods se scandal in a new book? It’s amazing it took him until 2015 to learn about the 2008 scandal, being so close to Tiger and all. Nice job Digest.
On a side note, I’m not interested in Steve Williams or anything he has to say.