Golf Digest Sh*t Golfers Say Video

A Video Tribute to Golf Dialog

CSK Creative shot this video with Golf Digest. We had a blast and learned a few things about golf vernacular.

By:  Craig Kotilinek

If you’re not a golfer, you’re probably not going to get some of the quirky remarks. If you are a golfer, pick out how many things you or your buddies have said on the course and email it to me at

Behind the Scenes

Sh*t Golfers Say was produced in the golf capital of the world, sunny Orlando Florida at Rio Pinar Country Club. We filmed this video with the Canon 7D with audio being recorded on a Tascam DR40 with two Sennheiser wireless mics. We mic’ed up two of the talent at a time and focused the golf dialog on that pair, with the other two being background color and providing reactions. Then, we’d switch over the mics to the two and get more takes and then move on to the next location. All together, we recorded 125 unique takes of different phrases common in golfing like:

  1. “My wife is gonna kill me.”
  2. “Just hit it…”
  3. “I don’t get it, I hit it great on the range.
  4. “F&%#!”
  5. “I play a ladies’ ball. Better compression.”

We tried to focus on getting four unique golf personalities in the script which we hope carried through well to the video. For instance, Orlando Sports Photographer Cy Cyr was the family guy. Lines like “my wife is gonna kill me,” exemplified the character’s limited timeframe and marital status in one fell swoop.

Our technical guy had lines like “I have 135, center,” as he paces out the course. Our intimidating guy mostly just berates the other players with snide remarks and finally our horrible golfer has classic lines like “I’ve got to go the range” and “I hate this driver.”

Golf Digest 18 Annoying Golf Partners Round 2

By:  Craig Kotilinek

I shot this video produced by Cy Cyr for Golf Digest earlier this year. It details the 18 Most Annoying Golf Partners you hate that you love.

From the “Beverage Cart Girl Schmoozer” to the “Unsolicited Advice Guy”, we covered 18 of the most annoyingly endearing golf partners you could ever ask for in stills and video. The feature ended up being one of the most popular of 2012 for Golf Digest, and the video was a behind-the-scenes tribute to what ended up in the magazine and online.


600 Yard Golf Drive!

CSK Creative Video Production Logo

I decided to make a quick Christmas card in video format for my business in 2012. CSK Creative had done quite a bit of work for Golf Digest, so it seemed fitting to make it a golf theme, and since I was heading up to Wisconsin to see my family, everything came together pretty well. The whole video was shot on the iPhone 4s, with post production graphics done in Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro. I used a pole saw on a cordless drill and a chisel to make the cup.


By:  Craig Kotilinek