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What It Consists of
A fan shouting, “Get in the hole!” at a golf course.
When It Occurs
Immediately after a golfer hits the ball at any point on the course, be it the green, the fairway, or even the tee box.
Why We Hate It
The first time “Get in the hole!” was ever shouted, it was likely thought of as unique and spirited.
Fast-forward a number of years, and “Get in the hole!” has become the mantra of d-bag golf fanatics the world around.
Desperate for attention and seeking an outlet for their desire to shout at an otherwise-quiet event, purveyors of “Get in the hole!” syndrome attend golf events with one goal in mind.
They scrutinize the golfers, time their backswings with a stopwatch, synchronize their Timexes, gargle with seltzer water, clear their throats, spit, and grab their binoculars.
They seek the perfect lookout spot in the gallery and then survey the competition amongst them. On a good day, you’ll have maybe one or two other “Get In The Holers” in the crowd; on a bad day, six or seven. Either way, there will always be more than one.
They wait until the first golfer approaches the tee box, then strike with ferocity.
Upon contact with the ball, mayhem ensues. Suddenly, a handful of middle-aged men with little man’s complex are desperately attempting to become the first person to shout “GET IN THE HOLE!” at the top of their lungs. No matter that this is a 550-yard Par Five or anything.
Having achieved their sole purpose in life, Get In The Holers will carry out the trend of shouting their one and only phrase each time a golfer gets within 100 yards of their sight line.
And they say golf is boring.