The Bethany College men’s golf team took a page out of Golf Digest’s spread of the 2004 UCLA team and posed in the buff for an unofficial team photo (above), with just golf clubs covering their man parts, and it didn’t sit well with the team’s coach, who also happens to be the religious school’s athletic director.

Jon Daniels suspended every player on the Fighting Swedes for three tournaments because of the photo he called, “a case of young people who just don’t think beyond the moment and don’t realize who they’re hurting.”

this is jack hiscockWho they’re hurting? Lame. But no, here is where the story gets amazing:

Team captain Jack Hiscock told KAKE news that the team is appealing the suspension, and mentioned that the photos were just meant to be fun.

“It was only intended as a bit of fun with the lads,” said Hiscock who is from England. “We all have our shirts off, our shorts to ankles and we are holding golf clubs in front covering up our um, male parts.”

Jack Hiscock. Team Captain. Oh, I am overjoyed.

Deadspin has the unedited picture if you want to see it.  I mean, if you’re into that sort of thing.  Also, via Towleroad, here is the teevee report:

“Team captain Jack Hiscock.”

I need oxygen over here.