I was contacted by Golf Digest staff members in mid 2011 to create humorous photos of annoying golf partners. I was honored they thought of me. I guess my narrated video of Golf Digest writer Matt Ginella retrieving golf balls from a water hazard during a PGA tournament finally paid off! (You’ll have to ask me for that).
The staff and myself came up with 22 photo ideas for the first installment. We picked them based on the humor, photography options and time restraints for each photo. Some were pretty easy, like the ball retriever guy and the cigar guy… both of which were portrait by my father, Don Cyr! Others weren’t so easy, such as the parking lot pro and cheater. Lighting, luck and expressions paid a large part to the success of the photo.
I wasn’t dealing with real actors. I was dealing with a bunch of hack golfer friends and family! Especially funny were the four Orlando comedians that made an appearance. Special thanks to Jason Hunter, Clay Robertson,Nick Pupo and Mark “Jiggy“. Many others helped me including Dennis Card, Rob Overall, Doug and Alex Climo, Casey Bourque, Dan Cook, Evan Hoffman, Octavian Cantilli, Tiffany Crystal, Paris Nichole, Nancy and John Smith, Craig Kotilinek and especially Nick Dunleavy and Rio Pinar Golf Course in Orlando, Florida.
It’s now in its second year. We added another 18 annoying golfers to the slideshow in January 2013. The first slideshow got many millions of hits, so they decided to keep going!
If you’d like to add the photos to your golf or humor blog, please ask me for some photos to share.