In Reply to: Down to the short strokes posted by R. Berg on October 10, 2008 at 17:17:
: : : : CNN anchor John Roberts was talking about the rapidly approaching U.S. presidential election on Nov. 4. It's getting down to the short strokes, he said. Does that mean what I think it means?
: : : Yes (I hope), it refers to putting in golf.
: : Oh. Now I'm embarrassed.
: Don't be, ESC. I too would have thought it referred to putting in something else. ~rb
We may never know if the golf reference was influenced by the other pasttime.
A couple of decades ago I was watching a network news broadcast when a female reporter doing what must have been a live report mentioned that someone had "shot their wad" in the political sense but I was shocked that she used that term and I wondered if she knew what it meant. I just checked urbandictionary.com and they say it's becoming more mainstream and is even used in boardroom discussions, but I don't think there is a "wad" in golf so I wonder how it's explained to people who are unfamliar with it.