Many stories about golf spell the word “terrific” as “tee-rific” or “tee-rrific.” “It’s TEE-rific” was cited in a 1950 golf advertisement. “She’s a tee-rrific hostess” was said about someone advertising for the Los Angeles Open in 1957.
The Tee-rrific Golf Center (Branchburg, NJ) is central New Jersey’s largest driving range.
Pg. 49 ad:
When you tee up a TOURNEY, you’ll never play a ball with as much confidence. It’s TEE-rific.
2 May 1952, Peoria (IL) Journal, pg. B-5, col. 1:
Meet Jack Burke, Jr., the hottest golfer in the country today.
29 August 1952, The Independent (Long Beach, CA), pg. 2-B, col. 2:
Plays 218 Holes
KENOSHA, Wis. (U.P.). A 27-year-old golfer smacked golf balls more than 27 hours for what he considered a new world’s record of 218 continuous holes Thursday.
27 December 1957, The Independent (Pasadena, CA), pg. 12, col. 1 photo caption:
SHE’S A TEE-RRIFIC HOSTESS
Barbara Lang, MGM lovely, places emphasis on pre-season tickets to the Los Angeles Open, Jan. 2-6.
Fielding’s Travel Guide to Europe
New York, NY: W. Sloane Associates
Tee-rrific for players, but on the dull and simple side for golf-widows.
March 1989, The Rotarian, pg. 60, col. 1 classified ad:
TEE-RIFIC GOLF PACKAGE: 10 courses, hotel, restaurant, greens fees, cart included. U.S. $42/day
Lindsey Q Huff
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12:53 PM - 5 Mar 2015
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10:01 PM - 2 Apr 2015