I have an idea for a tee shirt. On the shirt will be a drawing of some goofy looking guy with a text balloon showing the guy yelling, "Get in the hole!" Stamped on top of that illustration will be a big red X.
Anyone who has ever watched a golf event on television knows what I am talking about. A player will hit his tee shot and some guy, or guys will yell, "Get in the hole!" These guys, seldom do you hear a female voice uttering these words, are known here as Get in the Hole Guy, or GITHG.
Now, one might assume GITHG is simply rooting on one of his favorite players to make a hole in one and he may very well be doing just that. The chant, no doubt, came to be for just that reason. Things have gotten out of hand though. GITHG has now begun to yell "Get in the hole" on tee shots at par four and par five holes. With the exception of an occasional short par four, that is not going to happen, so just stop it already!
Dude, do you have any idea how annoying you are? It would be hard not to know that, so perhaps we can assume GITHG is just trying to be annoying, and he's pretty good at it judging from what my circle of friends say about him.
Yelling "Get in the hole!" at golf events should have run its course by now, even the legitimate calls on the par threes are tiresome at this point. Yet there are still some knuckleheads making fools of themselves at golf events. I am at a bit of a disadvantage to describe GITHG, because I haven't had the opportunity to see one. I suspect they are fairly large creatures because it is unlikely a small GITHG could survive this long. Somebody with worn out patience would have done something to eliminate the foolishness.
Beyond the tee shirt idea I am not sure how to discourage GITHG. Violence might work, but that would be frowned on by most. Plus, GITHG might be as big as an NFL lineman. I have to suspect this as previously mentioned. Perhaps the PGA could create some type of language on the event passes which would make "Get in the hole!" a profanity. That would allow authorities to remove the offenders.
Public admonishment could be a solution. In that vein, if you are at a golf event this summer and you see GITHG, please, let him know that he is not wanted.