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.