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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

My lady friend does not believe that some golf guys use the term "blow the pro" if their drive does not reach the Women's tees. Further, she does not believe that the joking penalty is for the perpetrator to whip out his "guy," walk backwards down the green, in a so-called "trolling" fashion. The final joke is that you have to "Blow the Pro" who is on the desk at the end of the game.

 

My golf buddies have been using this for years. Can I have some comments? I am representing myself as a "Pro" to her with a 17 handicap.

post #2 of 28
Traditionally the rest of the hole is played with the short driver's club hanging out of his zipper. And yes your lady friend obviously owes you a favor.
post #3 of 28
Never heard of it.
post #4 of 28
Your lady friend is correct.

A) never heard of it

And more importantly

B) that is really dumb
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

Your lady friend is correct.

A) never heard of it

And more importantly

B) that is really dumb

This

post #6 of 28
I've heard about having to play out the hole with your business hanging out - I've heard it referred to as playing "dickies". But I've never seen it actually done and definitely never heard of the rest of what you describe.
post #7 of 28

well basically from the first day i started playing golf years ago, the rule was if you didnt make it past the ladies tee, you had to play the rest of the hole with your pants down....  not whipping out Mr Winky

post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thank you TJ for your immediate input. I have read numerous golf slang sites and thought I was losing my mind!

post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 

That is fair David and "pants down" might be a regional thing.

post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 

You are correct "Amazing whacker" - it is a joke, but i was merely trying to establish that this guy's slang was based upon this factual situation.

post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 

Of course it is dumb, particularly if you are from Des Moines, Iowa. It never happens de facto. It is a joke, but my question addressed the fact that the "golf slang" exists and the responses you can review will verify the same.

post #12 of 28
Thread Starter 

Oh and as a lawyer, let me applaud your topical outline!

post #13 of 28
Never heard of the pro bit, it's usually whip it out and hit your next shot.
post #14 of 28
Not that I've had this issue for some time, but I used to just to up to my ball and hit my second shot.
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Never heard of it.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

Your lady friend is correct.

A) never heard of it

And more importantly

B) that is really dumb

 

Yes and yes.

 

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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker View Post

I've heard about having to play out the hole with your business hanging out - I've heard it referred to as playing "dickies". But I've never seen it actually done and definitely never heard of the rest of what you describe.

 

It was called the Texas Rule when I heard it mentioned, the the blowing was never part of anything.  I heard it mentioned by one guy, once in 40 years.  I've played a few courses where the separation between the tips and and the forward tees was more than 200 yards.  You could hit a decent drive and still not clear the danger zone.  Dumb idea - dumb rule.

post #16 of 28

Heard of the whip out part, but not the blowing part- nice try, especially if she goes for it.  Do you have her playing the tips?

post #17 of 28
I've only heard of the Texas rule, strictly whip it out. I don't even know what walking backwards in a trolling fashion means, and I've never heard of the pro getting so intimately involved with the players! I think your lady friend should win this debate, as your variation is not very widespread.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

Dumb idea - dumb rule.

 

Yes, and Fourputt is the authority on rules in my book. I don't think the USGA is debating this one either! 

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