March 13, 2009

The Naked Golfer: - Bernhard Langer climbed a tree and faced down a bear, Woody Austin took a swim, and now Henrik Stenson strips to his underwear in order to try and save a shot or two.

posted by JJ to golf at 07:18 AM - 11 comments

There's a strange coincidence for me in this story. A couple of years ago, I was in the lockerroom at Wentworth during the European PGA with a friend of mine who was caddying for Niclas Fasth at the time. Fasth introduced himself and we got chatting, then another Swede came over wearing nothing but a pair of boxer shorts and said hello. I didn't recognise him and assumed he was a caddy. Only now do I realise it was Henrik Stenson, who I'm more used to seeing looking like this.

posted by JJ at 07:21 AM on March 13, 2009

I pray to God John Daly never ends up in the same hazard.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:48 AM on March 13, 2009

And for golfers more modest than Stenson.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:04 PM on March 13, 2009

Oh, Tahoe, I might laugh all weekend about that. Thanks.

posted by JJ at 07:43 PM on March 13, 2009

Tahoemoj, is that a real product??? Does it count against your legal allotment of clubs?

I hope I never actually see anyone using that on the course.

posted by dviking at 08:17 PM on March 13, 2009

I notice that in a group situation, you never look down on someone else's Uroclub..

posted by owlhouse at 09:26 PM on March 13, 2009

I guess the Uroclub will prevent people from hanging out around the course...

posted by iceboxraider at 01:01 PM on March 14, 2009

Great line by Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe last night on a local sports TV show: "Why didn't this happen in the LPGA?"

The Uroclub gives a whole new meaning to the term "water hazard".

posted by Howard_T at 03:15 PM on March 14, 2009

Does the UroClub expel the contents out of the bottom of the club? It seems that it is simply a reservoir, so while it may look like you are checking your "club", you would then have to pour it out at some point. Which may bring on a few questions from other groups. And how do you politely decline from letting someone borrow your "new" club? What if you forget to empty it? This invention, in my opinion, is definitely in its infancy.

posted by BoKnows at 03:48 PM on March 14, 2009

Do you have to sacrifice a "real" club to carry it in your bag?

Actually, if it is counted as a club, then when you take a piss in it you're breaking the rules by changing its playing characteristics during the course of the round. You're not allowed to, for example, spit on the face of your club, so I can only assume that pissing in it is probably off the menu too.

posted by JJ at 06:43 PM on March 14, 2009

pissing in it is probably off the menu

Interesting choice of metaphor, JJ.

posted by owlhouse at 01:15 AM on March 15, 2009

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