She tries. But it makes no matter, the Gal Pal routinely botches sports lingo. In her honor I am creating a new award whose prestige I’m sure will only grow over time.
The ‘Gal Pal’ will be awarded annually to the person who makes the biggest mess of basic sports terminology. I will present the award myself to the recipient who will be put up in one of downtown Olympia’s nicest tents. All expenses paid.
The first recipient is Roger Whitney whose podcast I enjoy. Recently Rog was talking about the importance of trying new things in retirement. He went on say he wasn’t a very good golfer but he and his wife had started playing regularly. And while still not very good, “I’ve improved by about 10 points.”
No, no, no! I didn’t even have to get the Award Committee together before declaring RW the inaugural winner. He is on his way to Olympia as you read this.
For those scoring at home (baseball lingo), what Rog meant to say was something along the lines of, “I’ve shaved 10 strokes off my average score.”
For the love of Golf, always “fewer strokes” never “more points.” Go and sin no more.
Your committee’s gonna be busy! This will surely take off. In the future, may I suggest some alpine ski racing faux pas for consideration of the prestigious Gal Pal?
Certainly. The Committee is partial to the major sports like golf, track and field, and ski racing. But I need a ski racing tutorial or I risk receiving the award.