If a spectator yells “Dilly, dilly!” at the Masters, he/she will be ejected and perhaps even sent to the pit of misery.
The Bud Light tag line is among several phrases banned at Augusta National.
I have mixed emotions about the etiquette of golf. The atmosphere can be too sterile, especially at a place like Augusta.
But why would anybody yell “Dilly, dilly!” or “Get in the hole!” or “Baba Booey!” or “Mashed potatoes!” after (or during) a shot? What’s the point? It’s stupid for the sake of being stupid, a lame attempt to be part of the event instead of observing.
Recording concerts on camera phones is a close relative. Whether it’s sports or music, why can’t you just watch/listen?
Proponents of having fun won’t agree. “LET ‘EM YELL! LET ‘EM HAVE FUN! WHAT’S WRONG WITH HAVING FUN?”
OK, but what if the golfers don’t think it’s fun? Golf is a different environment than, say, football, and life isn’t this bottomless reservoir of fun. Is fun still fun if it’s at the expense of the event?
I wonder if I can yell “Loose lips eat chips!” at Augusta.
BTW, Bud Light hit the absolute jackpot with “Dilly, dilly!” Ben Roethlisberger used it as an audible, you may recall.