I think you are taking them way to seriously. He is having a friendly dig at some his playing colleagues. If there are not able to take a bit of light hearted ribbing from a fellow competitor, they shouldn't be playing professional sport.
Day 53. Went to the range to hit balls outdoors (as if I didn't hit enough yesterday!) and get some video. Hit plenty of great 8-iron, 6-iron, hybrid, 4-wood, and driver with only a few poor shots mixed in. Where was this for the first 15 holes yesterday?
Either way, I focused on the setup and on not rushing. It's easy for me to not rush at home -- no one's here, I have all the balls I want and can stop and come back and so on. I feel some of my shots outdoors have been rushed lately, so I want to practice that, and practice it outdoors.
That's it for challenge purposes; I will be doing speed sticks outside later today.