The HAC is my neighborhood society of gentlemen devoted to golf mostly for the opportunity to get together and:
1. avoid wives, children, and lawncare duties
2. drink beer and consume artery-clogging foods that accompany beer and fellowship
3. connive, lie, steal, revel in a fellow’s misfortune, and cheat
Yes, cheat, because within the heart of all golfers beats a small fifth chamber that pumps black bile, that motivates sin, and drives competition. No way around it, golf competition is a zero sum game of winners, cheaters, losers, and those who failed to cheat effectively.
Golfism seeks to cleanse the black heart of golf. It should be played from the tips with no handicap. You get what you get and you can’t throw a fit, to paraphrase my 6 year old.