Mike from Philadelphia submitted this question (to me, not the Goose):
Someone was telling me that there are different types of golfers such as Golf freaks, trunk slammers, and club members. I was trying to get a good definition for each but I couldn't find much on the internet because it appears some of these terms are slang. I was wondering if you've ever heard these terms used a lot and if you have an idea how you would define these terms.
Mike figured out that these terms are slang right away. Good job, Mike. Aside from "golf freak," I have never actually heard these terms used, but I won't let that stop me from answering the question and defining the terms here and now.
Golf Freak(glf frk), n.
1: A golfer that is markedly unusual or deformed; (see circus freak)
2: A person who is so utterly devoted or addicted to the game of golf that he or she plays as often as possible, can't get enough gear or knowledge of all things golf, constantly talks about golf and proselytizes; (see Jesus freak, golf blogger)
3: A combination of 1 and 2 (see photo insert)
Trunk slammer (trngk slmr), n.
1: A person who slams the trunk of a car
2: An occasional golfer not overly concerned with rules, etiquette, or his or her equipment (they park their cars, grab their gear, slam their trunks and off they go)
Club member (klb mmbr), n.
1: A member of a club
2: A golfer belonging to a private country club
3: slang A golfer of limited ability belonging to a private country club who looks down on non-members and trunk slammers (see pompous, snob, Judge Smails) and expects to get the "members bounce" even when playing an alternate course
Thanks for the question, Mike. I hope this helps.