Most Common Golf Crowd Screams

Love them or loathe them (probably the latter), here are the most common...

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It started with "Get in the Hole" but, like it or not, golf crowd screams have become a part of the game, mostly across the pond. From 'Mashed Potatoes' to 'Bababooey', here are the most common golf crowd screams.

Most Common Golf Crowd Screams

Mashed Potatoes

When speaking to the Golf Channel, Andrew Widmar said that his Mum asked if she'd see him on TV, to which he replied "if you heard mashed potatoes, you'll know I was there." It caught on and is now one of the most commonly heard golf crowd shouts.

It's even been shouted at the Ryder Cup, on European soil...

Baba Booey

'Baba Booey' is the nickname of Gary Dell'ABate, who is executive producer for the popular Howard Stern Radio Show in New York. Why it's shouted at PGA Tour events? Who knows.

It was heard at Augusta last year too...

Light the Candle


Fred Flinstone's famous catchphrase somehow made it to the US Open...

Taste the Rainbow

A slogan made famous by Skittles in their advertising campaigns


We aren't quite sure what this one means...


Han Solo's loyal friend from the Star Wars franchise has even been heard...

People even make the Chewbacca call...

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

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