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 August 15, 2017
“Is a subpar golfer good or bad?”

"Is a subpar golfer good or bad?” is a jocular saying. “Subpar” usually means below average (par), or bad. However, a golfer who goes below par is playing well.

“If you’re a subpar golfer, does that make you good or bad?” was posted on Twitter by John Francis Daley‏ on June 28, 2011. The golf question has been printed on an image.

Many people insist that the hyphen makes all the difference—a “subpar” gofler is bad, but a “sub-par” golfer is good.


Wiktionary: subpar
Adjective
subpar
(not comparable)
1. Of less than a traditional or accepted standard
Bob’s grasp of English was subpar.
2. (golf) below par
3. (finance) Trading a price below face value.

Twitter
John Francis Daley‏
@JohnFDaley
If you’re a subpar golfer, does that make you good or bad?
8:16 PM - 28 Jun 2011

Twitter
Aron‏
@emmitwest
Replying to @JohnFDaley
*rim shot* “@JohnFDaley If you’re a subpar golfer, does that make you good or bad?”
8:19 PM - 28 Jun 2011

Twitter
Graham Eveleigh‏
@geveleigh
Is a subpar golfer good or bad?
11:41 AM - 8 Aug 2011

Twitter
kell‏
@iaintshitb
“@GetMindBlown: Is being a sub-par golfer a good or bad thing?” good.
3:02 AM - 26 Jul 2012

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Is a subpar golfer good or bad?
submitted April 13, 2015 by geeeer

Twitter
Joe Weisenthal‏ @TheStalwart 3 May 2015
Is a sub-par golfer a good golfer or a bad golfer?

Matt Rosoff‏
@MattRosoff
Replying to @TheStalwart
@TheStalwart Good. A subpar golfer is bad. Hyphen makes all the difference.
1:37 PM - 3 May 2015

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
If someone said “I’m a subpar golfer” I would have no idea whether they were good or bad…
submitted August 15, 2017 by CitizenBacon

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 • Permalink