As in most cases, their intentions were pure…
Caption this… ✋ pic.twitter.com/u0F7komle8
— PGA.COM (@PGAcom) July 28, 2016
The PGA genuinely believed they were catering to a mature audience. And indeed 65-year-old Bob, a self-described Christian, grandfather and golfer from Oklahoma followed through with an innocent description: “Live long and prosper,” he posted, referring to Spock’s iconic hand gesture.
What followed was a succession of hilariously filthy comments:
. @PGAcom You really shouldn’t have done this ??
— #GCW (@gcw) July 28, 2016
The poor social media manager at the PGA quickly took the post off Instagram, but Twitter is still going strong.
@PGAcom ‘Smell Yer Maw’
— B Scob (@scobie87) July 28, 2016
This very comment was on repeat…
@PGAcom two in the pink and one in the stink
— Callum (@ShutUpStott) July 28, 2016
Safe to say the creator will learn a valuable lesson. People may tell you that golf fans are mature, sensible and conservative, but if you throw them a bone with some unfortunate euphemisms, expect some childish reactions.