Happy Birthday G-Mac!
Happy Birthday to Graeme McDowell! We’ve been fans of G-Mac for donkey’s years. In honor of G-Mac’s 36th birthday, we wanted to share his tips for speaking like a true native of Ireland. These phrases will come in handy if you are the lucky winner of GolfNow’s Play Ireland Sweepstakes, where you and a friend will fly to Ireland and attend the 2016 Irish Open as special guests of Graeme.
Here are a few colorful Irish terms and phrases that you may like to familiarize yourself with:
bang on – Similar to saying “spot on.” Right or correct.
“You were bang on when you said I should enter the Play Ireland Sweepstakes.”
craic – Craic (pronounced “crack”) means fun, enjoyment, or excitement. This expression is an informal way to say “How are you?” or “What’s new/happening?” Often expressed as “How’s the craic?” or “What’s the craic?”
“We got to play a round of golf with Graeme McDowell. It was great craic!”
acting the maggot – Fooling around or acting in a non-serious manner.
“They all thought I was acting the maggot when I told them I won a trip to the Irish Open.”
knackered – Very tired. It can also mean broken beyond repair.
“That flight left me knackered, but I can’t wait to share a pint with G-Mac!”
the jacks – The restroom.
“Before we hit the links again, I’m off to the jacks.”
You’ll also get to play a round of golf and say sláinte (pronounced “slawn-sha”) as you share a pint with Graeme. Try out your new equipment from Srixon/Cleveland Golf in the “ould sod” and you’ll be able to “spin a yarn” to all your friends and family about this trip of a lifetime.
Check out the video to learn some Irish phrases and don’t forget to enter daily for your chance to win GolfNow’s Play Ireland Sweepstakes.
Who won the sweepstakes
Hi Ric. We’re in the process of selecting the winner, and we will announce the winner once they have accepted. Stay tuned!
Thx u I can’t wait to be the winner I love play I been play all my life