I've always got a kick out of @Slice of Life. Good non-golf phrase that uses an all-to-familiar golf term (for my tee shots).
Honorable mentions that have good rings to them (even if more than 2 syllables!):
@Al B Tross, @Archie Bunker, @sirhacksalot, @Shanks A Million, @isukgolf, @No Mulligans, @Gator Hazard
I have not played there in years 15+...I am considering giving it a whirl on Friday. It is a 7000 yard par 70 as I recall. Located in Ramona, California near Archie Moore Road where the aforementioned boxer used to jog/work out. They are giving me a free round of golf, but I cannot use it until my birthday in July.
I take that as water hazards. It would also include casual water, but since they played match play back then, almost exclusively so far as I know, those types of conditions were the same for your opponents.
You can hit a driver really low (giving up tens of yards), and still get mudballs. That's not a practical response.
To a point.
If a PGA Tour course is going to provide a bunch of mudballs because of the conditions at the time, they institute Lift, Clean, and Place because the situation becomes too much about luck. When a competition becomes "about luck" beyond a certain level, the competition itself is compromised and skill matters less than it should.
There's no relief for mudballs in the fairway (unless LCP is in place). There is for mudballs on the green… by the simple rule of lifting, cleaning, and placing.
Perhaps because the rules guys thought that having to play a mud ball on the green where it can really affect the shot is past that line where it affects play/skill too much.