You may hear Victor or others in the community refer to “The DAM” or make jokes about “DAM members” or “DAM courses” at some points during the action, but nobody likes to be left out of inside jokes, so here is the context behind the Dirty Ankle Mafia design syndicate and their goat logo.
The Dirty Ankle Mafia (DAM) is a course design syndicate that originated between Terry and Victor always teasing each other about their designs being “goat ranches,” as if to indicate there were no redeemable qualities to the work, while Rob would write hilarious background stories for the courses that many people seemed to enjoy and get a laugh from. Over the last few years the group has expanded with close friends who enjoy the tom-foolery and vastly immature humor. Although the group is seen by some as a clique in the negative sense of the word, its sole purpose is to add fun and camaraderie to the golf gaming community and isn’t meant as an exclusive, serious “club” in any way. The concept of friendships and collaboration surrounding PGATOUR2K21 as a foundation was modelled by other groups of fantastic designers as well, as the KEG, Greenskeepers Collective, and Barbarians were also formed as contributing design syndicates within the community.