Golf Advertising Taking It On The Green

Golf Advertising Taking It On The Green



Golf Advertising - Taking It On the​ Green
I’m not too much of​ a​ bourgeoisie kind of​ a​ guy, in​ fact, I​ probably relate more with the​ serfs (I know I​ just mixed socio-economic systems, bear with me) .​
This particular fact about me is​ the​ result not only of​ a​ static social hierarchy (although social fluidity is​ touted like its simple matter of​ signing up for​ your preferred lot), but also as​ a​ little bit of​ personal taste .​
for​ one, I’m not real big on the​ uniform that seems to​ permeate the​ elite .​
Pastels don’t sit well with me and​ pleated white and​ khaki shorts just above the​ knee make me feel uncomfortable .​
I’d rather sew up the​ rip in​ my jeans, put my feet on the​ table and​ curse a​ little with my friends .​
There is​ one thing though…golf.
Wow, getting a​ group of​ friends together, totting along a​ course regulation breaking cooler and​ swinging some sticks…now we’re talking .​
the​ thing about golf is​ that there isn’t a​ thing about golf .​
I​ like to​ be outside .​
I​ like the​ tranquility .​
I​ like the​ sound when your driver connects just right with the​ ball .​
I​ like walking up my ball and​ quietly thinking about my next shot .​
I​ like that I​ could measure out 150 yards for​ you with a​ golf ball and​ my 8 iron .​
I​ like that on some days the​ cup looks really big and​ on others I​ fear it .​
I​ really like the​ sound made when the​ ball finally drops .​
and​ I​ even like that I’m not very good at​ golf and​ probably never will be, it’s a​ big outdoor chessboard .​
These are the​ things about golf to​ me .​

Recently, though, the​ sanctity of​ my church has been infiltrated by heretics and​ plunderers .​
By far the​ most unnerving area on the​ course for​ me is​ on the​ tee box .​
I​ have a​ slice, sometimes I​ miss the​ ball all together, I​ can usually feel the​ group behind me creeping up, it’s just an​ all around difficult spot for​ me .​
So what I’d like is​ for​ anything that can be not unnerving to​ be so .​
That’s why when I​ started to​ see golf advertisements placed on the​ tee box I​ felt wholly unhappy .​

I’m not sure if​ the​ tee box should be designated as​ an​ advertising free zone, or​ not, but I​ really can swing better with a​ mind free of​ the​ heaviness that bears upon it​ when confronted with issues such as​ freedom of​ speech, product branding and​ commodity fetishism .​
So, golf advertisers…you’ve got us .​
We’re hooked, we like your game, we use your product, we’ll read your magazine, but please, please leave the​ tee box alone.




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