Golf Team Discourse

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Profile of a Discourse Community Member
Sleepy Eye is a small, rural town of about 3,599 people that rests in the south central portion of Minnesota. There are many discourse communities throughout this area, one of which being the Sleepy Eye High School Boys Golf Team. In the spring of 2016, the golf team was able to win, not only the Tomahawk Conference Championship, but the Section 2A Championship and advance to the state meet where they placed fourth as a team. It is safe to say that the team had a very successful year, however they were not always poised to be this great.
The year prior to this breakout year, Sleepy Eye Public High School had their own golf team and rival private school Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s had their own team. Both schools
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The discourse community’s ambitions are completely attainable as well, given how many hours each varsity golfer puts in during the off-season and how hard they work in practice. Although some golfers sometimes have disagreements with the coaching staff about the varsity lineup or how practices are run, the golfers are able to stay united because they all believe in the single goal: victory. (Christensen, Sept 8 2016) Another key aspect in achieving their objective of victory is …show more content…
Mary’s as well as on the team twitter page, which posts updates on the team throughout the season. When asked if there’s any special lexis or abbreviations used in his particular discourse community, Christensen referenced a few. A birdie is called a “hound” for reasons unknown. The Sleepy Eye Golf Course is referred to as SEN for Sleepy Eye National, and the New Ulm Country Club is the NUCC, for obvious reasons. Oakdale Golf Club is referred to as Seadale because the course always seems to stay wet for a longer period of time than other courses do after it rains, and there are two golfers that have nicknames on the team, Andrew Neid’s is Neidsticks, and Ben Laffen’s is Golfing Gopher. Christensen said that this special vocabulary was very easy to learn because it was a way to make practices and meets more enjoyable if the team is playing poorly. (Christensen, Sept 8

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