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Golfer destroys green in NSFW TikTok video, should be banished to Antarctica

August 16, 2023

There’s been an epidemic of sorts of golfers ruining greens whether it be because of a missed shot or just for social media clout. This has to stop right now. It’s not just about the greenkeepers that have to clean this up (although they’re very important), we should also have a modicum of respect for the courses we play. What happened to social norms?

This is certainly not a new development, but it seems to have been exacerbated by the opportunity to go viral and get some clicks. It’s really, really bad. The following video is no exception.

“The fact that we have young people doing this for social media clout is disgusting,” tweets golf writer Matt Vincenzi. “Even worse, the post has 88,000 likes on TikTok.”

The comments are equally appalled by the samandtobie account’s actions. "Tag me when they get arrested," "that makes me want to cry," and “'Do you know who my dad is?' Energy" are just a few critiques that give us the slightest bit of hope that not everyone is entertained by these antics.

This destruction of a green with the caption “Greenskeep is trembling in his boots…” is the only clip on this account’s page and has already been seen at least 1.5M times, so they’ve definitely struck a nerve with this one. The ten-second clip is supposed to be funny but comes off as shockingly immature and disrespectful.

We will not be linking to the actual TikTok as they don't deserve it. It's the least we could do. This trend makes us think one thing and one thing only: Perhaps it’s time to stop growing the game.