Let’s be Honest, the Best Golfers Out There Aren’t Golfers, They’re Drinkers

Golf –it’s a gentlemenís game. A sport you play wearing a collared shirt tucked into slacks, a nice belt and some clean shoes. Itís a blue collar sport many wealthy businessmen play while making deals or rubbing elbows with politicians.

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The game is as timeless as any, and so are the rules. Donít walk in front of a path on a green, donít talk during a backswing, no cell phones and never EVER talk smack. Because of course these behaviors are all impolite, and God forbid you offend anyone while chasing around a white ball that we spend all day swearing at.

And guess what? I bought into this mindset for years. I started golfing at the age of 12 and I was taught the etiquette by older men that had great respect for the game. Before I even swung a club, I was lectured about the intricate rules and the do’s and don’ts that didn’t make much sense at the time…and still kinda don’t.

So, over the years I took golf pretty seriously and spent a lot of time at country clubs and reputable courses not trying to get in people’s way and being very respectful.

I played about two or three times a week and was also on my high school team. I used to think that I had a bright future in golf, or at least had a good enough game to impress a future boss that wanted to take their top salesman out for a round.

Well yeah, that didn’t really last too long. Not too long after my days with the high school team I discovered something that paired well with the links. And that my friend was a nice 6-pack.

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Suddenly it didn’t matter what score I had or how nice the course was. I just wanted to enjoy the weather and get a little buzzed. I also found out the best people to play golf with aren’t even golfers. They’re drinkers.

So I say as the golf season comes into bloom –throw caution to the wind, have a few beers and bond with your buddies. Because who really gives a shit what your score is by the end of the day. They only thing that I’m concerned about is catching a ride home from the course.



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