D-III Golf is F****** Serious Business!!!

by Derek on November 9, 2012

in College Golf


Deadspin recently got a hold of an audio recording of Huntingdon College director of golf Matt Mahanic ripping his team a new one after a poor performance at a tournament in Alabama.

Fortunately for us (and unfortunately for 2007 Huntingdon graduate Mahanic) somebody on the bus was recording the whole thing on their phone.  The fun starts around 1:55 in the clip above.  I’m putting the highlights after the break given the NSFW language, but one thing really stood out to me:

Mahanic makes a big deal out his father asking him at the tournament “why the f*** are you recruiting these kids?”.  Recruiting?  In D-III where they can’t offer athletic scholarships?  Maybe somebody can fill me in, but D-III golf seems about like high school golf as far as I can tell.  If you’re a player on that team, why on earth would you put up with somebody (who only happens to be 5 years older than you) chewing you out like that when you’re not even getting a scholarship out of the deal?

That would be like Bob on the company softball team cursing out the rest of the team after a loss.  You’d tell Bob to go pound sand and put his stapler in jello when you got back to the office.

Read the highlights after the break:

“That is fucking horrendous. Horrendous that nobody can shoot fucking par on that golf course. That is the most fucking embarrassed I’ve ever been in my life, having to walk around that fucking scoreboard and look at those other fucking coaches—Fucking 11 teams beat us this week! Eleven fucking teams! Goddamnit!”

“I gotta fucking go up there and watch that bullshit you four call golf! Like watching fucking paint dry! My dad looked and me and said, ‘Why the fuck are you recruiting these kids?’”

“I’m ready to lose my fucking mind. There is no fucking helping you! …Fucking not a big deal, though. It’s not a big deal. Fucking hunky-dory.”

“We fucking don’t deserve shit. Fucking—we haven’t broke 300 all year. Four fucking chances in nice weather, and we haven’t broken 300 yet. Fuck me.”

“I don’t want to hear a fucking word out of anybody until we get back to Kentucky[?]. Put your fucking headphones on, go to sleep, I don’t give a shit. I had to watch you play golf for the last 54 fucking holes. Please do not let me hear your fucking voice right now.”

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fenax January 9, 2013 at 5:13 am

well i must say what’s comes easy goes easy ! i f you want to succeed you need to bust your ass :))


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