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GMAC says enough is enough with fans shouting yaba daba do and mashed potatoe!!!


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#1 J13

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

Good for GMAC.  These idotic fans have no business at tourneys.  

By Ryan Lavner Dec 3, 2012, 1:47 PM EST15


GMac pleads with fans to stop yelling 'rubbish'


The Keegan Bradley heckler wasn’t the only spectator who drew the ire of PGA Tour players at last week’s World Challenge.

A day after the belly-putter-wielding Bradley was called a “cheater” by a fan, both he and fellow playing competitor Graeme McDowell apparently became annoyed by a spectator who was “Yabba Dabba Do-ing” after each shot during the final round at Sherwood.

That prompted McDowell, the tournament winner, to sound off on the post-shot inanity. (He also apologized on Twitter for calling a certain spectator a “wanker” during the round.)

“I’m kind of fed up with all this ‘mashed potatoes’ and all this rubbish that the crowd is kind of enjoying shouting right now,” he told reporters afterward. “Keegan had a guy out there who was – after every shot he was ‘Yabba Dabba Do-ing,’ and it was just stupid. It’s not a lot of fun, and it’s kind of becoming a little bit of a cool thing to do for the spectators. It kind of gives them their two or three seconds of fame. But it gets a little frustrating for everyone.”

Edited by J13, 03 December 2012 - 06:45 PM.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

I completely agree...with the exception of his apology on Twitter. He shouldn't have.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

View PostTim Meitner, on 03 December 2012 - 06:51 PM, said:

I completely agree...with the exception of his apology on Twitter. He shouldn't have.

agree.  It gets so old hearing these people make an a$$ out of themselves in the crowd.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

I agree with GMAC. Too bad it will never stop.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

BANGERS n' MASH!!!!!!!



People are stupid.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

Maybe the tour players will start complaining and they will throw these dufus' out. That would be great!
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

View Postkevcarter, on 03 December 2012 - 07:16 PM, said:

Maybe the tour players will start complaining and they will throw these dufus' out. That would be great!

That would be great agree.  But the most practical would be other patrons tell these knuckleheads to keep quite or face a quite beat down behind the porta potties lol
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

View PostJ13, on 03 December 2012 - 07:24 PM, said:

View Postkevcarter, on 03 December 2012 - 07:16 PM, said:

Maybe the tour players will start complaining and they will throw these dufus' out. That would be great!

That would be great agree.  But the most practical would be other patrons tell these knuckleheads to keep quite or face a quite beat down behind the porta potties lol

I think they should be shot.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

Television airing the the antics of the bozo's does not help. Simply offers encouragement.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

What is this world coming to. It saddens me to read that a spectator who repeatedly screams "Yabba Dabba Do" during a golf-tournament isn't taken aside by the paramedics to receive the mental care that he needs.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

Care in the community was never going to work.

The USGA and R&A should ban them. It certainly doesn't sound like golf to me.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

View PostFade, on 03 December 2012 - 07:32 PM, said:

What is this world coming to. It saddens me to read that a spectator who repeatedly screams "Yabba Dabba Do" during a golf-tournament isn't taken aside by the paramedics to receive the mental care that he needs.

Why didn't someone speak with this person, I wonder?



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

I thought I saw him giving someone the evil eye when that guy yelled "mashed potatoes" on 16 yesterday.....
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

Okay, I'll open the can of worms.  I think some of this comes from the attitude of spectators at the
Phoenix where the crowds are rowdy and usually drunk.  I believe this led some idiots to believe they
could show their a** whenever.

I don't like it.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Great, GMAC brings notoriety to the annoyance of the term "mashed potato." Isn't this just perpetuating the issue? The idiots who yell this stuff won't stop, especially when they're recognized publicly.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

Okay guys, who let Dan Quayle have posting privileges?

Edited by Vindog, 03 December 2012 - 09:05 PM.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

Such a catch 22.... I absolutely hate the "get in the hole"/"mashed potato" people but the more you talk about it the more it encourages them... its like dealing with 2 year olds.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

View Postkevcarter, on 03 December 2012 - 07:16 PM, said:

Maybe the tour players will start complaining and they will throw these dufus' out. That would be great!
This would be great but it's kind of a double edged sword. They get rid of the guy, but then they get the reputation of being the cry baby on tour which would lead to more heckling.

It's like a never ending circle.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

View PostGuia, on 03 December 2012 - 08:17 PM, said:

Okay, I'll open the can of worms.  I think some of this comes from the attitude of spectators at the
Phoenix where the crowds are rowdy and usually drunk.  I believe this led some idiots to believe they
could show their a** whenever.

I don't like it.


At Phoenix, it's the one tournament where it's expected. The players seem to understand that, and they have fun with it.

But now it's every tournament, every hole, any and every shot. It's old. But the PGA Tour does nothing at all to squash it. So I guess its in the spirit of the game.

Edited by rockinar, 03 December 2012 - 09:20 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

I swear I thought I heard some idiot yell 'Stella' after one shot.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

View Postbullie76, on 03 December 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:

I swear I thought I heard some idiot yell 'Stella' after one shot.

I would have secretly laughed at that.  LOL
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

View PostSean2, on 03 December 2012 - 07:25 PM, said:

View PostJ13, on 03 December 2012 - 07:24 PM, said:

View Postkevcarter, on 03 December 2012 - 07:16 PM, said:

Maybe the tour players will start complaining and they will throw these dufus' out. That would be great!

That would be great agree.  But the most practical would be other patrons tell these knuckleheads to keep quite or face a quite beat down behind the porta potties lol

I think they should be shot.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

View PostSean2, on 03 December 2012 - 07:25 PM, said:

View PostJ13, on 03 December 2012 - 07:24 PM, said:

View Postkevcarter, on 03 December 2012 - 07:16 PM, said:

Maybe the tour players will start complaining and they will throw these dufus' out. That would be great!

That would be great agree.  But the most practical would be other patrons tell these knuckleheads to keep quite or face a quite beat down behind the porta potties lol

I think they should be shot.

More like my type of idea.  Maybe have snipers lined up on those raised platforms and their guns have rhino/elephant tranquilizers.  They see you yelling some stupid phrase...guess what...you're going down for a couple of hours.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

View PostVindog, on 03 December 2012 - 09:28 PM, said:

View Postbullie76, on 03 December 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:

I swear I thought I heard some idiot yell 'Stella' after one shot.

I would have secretly laughed at that.  LOL

Maybe he was ordering a beer?

Or maybe it was Elaine...

Edited by bscinstnct, 03 December 2012 - 09:54 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

Those idiots are just trying to get their 2 seconds of fame...the idiot calling KB a cheater was probably doing it just to get the publicity, score for that loser!

It's the Reality Show mentality, just be as outrageous as you can and you'll get on tv and get some publicity.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

Stir idiots and alcohol and this is what you get.  "Wanker" is not a Texas term, but it probably was accurate.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

I desperately want to stand behind a tee box dressed like John cusack in say anything with a boom box blaring Peter Gabriel raised over my head.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

View PostVindog, on 03 December 2012 - 09:28 PM, said:

View Postbullie76, on 03 December 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:

I swear I thought I heard some idiot yell 'Stella' after one shot.

I would have secretly laughed at that.  LOL
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

It is an easy problem to deal with (and it needs to be dealt with).  The PGA Tour simply prints on the back of the ticket: "If you shout obnoxious and/or disruptive things after a shot you will be removed from the premises.  And we will decide what's obnoxious or disruptive--but here's some examples:  You the man; get in the hole; mashed potatoes, yabba dabba do; cheater; caw caw caw.  Do you need us to go on?  We didn't think so.  Enjoy your day."  

And then follow through with it.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

The "get in the hole" and newer variations on the theme make your pine for the understated days of Rollen Stewart and his John 3:16 sign. Hasn't been around much lately, three life sentences will do that to you.

Golf season in Australia coming up, I will be out at The Lakes watching next weeks Australian Open  and whilst we don't have the fondness for taking punters out with weaponery, I commit to give a "mashed potato" caller a stern talking to.


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