A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 12, 2015
“Golf is tee-rific” ("Golf is tee-rrific")

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.


Google Books
Golf Business
Volume 24
1950
Pg. 49 ad:
Want The
GOLF BALL
(...)
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:
Tee-rific Texan
Meet Jack Burke, Jr., the hottest golfer in the country today.

29 August 1952, The Independent (Long Beach, CA), pg. 2-B, col. 2:
Tee-rific
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.

Google Books
Fielding’s Travel Guide to Europe
New York, NY: W. Sloane Associates
1958
Pg. 971:
Tee-rrific for players, but on the dull and simple side for golf-widows.

Google Books
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

Twitter
Lindsey Q Huff
‏@lindseyqhuff
HotelChatter And Jaunted: A Tee-rrific Villa For Golfers, Admissions Jump For Disney Fans http://bit.ly/1BbKSls
12:53 PM - 5 Mar 2015

Twitter
thinkRSVP
‏@thinkRSVP
This #golf design is simply tee-rific! Keep calm and play golf! #thinkrsvp #golfparty #surpriseparty #40thbirthday http://fb.me/79TO2JHX7
10:01 PM - 2 Apr 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, April 12, 2015 • Permalink