Riley From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 173 posts, RR: 51 Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 536 times:
I played golf almost daily for 20 years from 1973 to 1993. I typically carried a handicap of Scratch to around 4 and played at a competitive level in Georgia in the late 1980's and early 90's, including the '90 & '91 Georgia State Amateur Championship, at The Farm in Dalton, Georgia and Augusta Country Club (NOT Augusta National) in Augusta, Georgia respectively. My career moved me to the Pacific Northwest in '93 and on to Canada in '97 and that effectively put an end to my golf life. I have since settled here in DFW. I live across the street from Bear Creek Golf Club by DFW airport where I still manage to play occasionally, but I tend to take it less seriously these days. For me to be competitive requires a lot of time playing and practicing, and I just don't have the time or patience for it any longer. To be REALLY good you have to be mentally tough as golf is a humbling sport that will humiliate you to no end if you take it too seriously. Maybe someday I'll get the juices flowing again...
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3371 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 525 times:
This summer a friend of mine found a really good deal on 4 45-minute golf lessons and talked me into going. It was kinda fun, but it can get to be a frustrating game eh. I only really went because of the fact that they let us drive those golf carts. Man those things are fun! And although I came very close a few times I managed not to flip it over once!
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3371 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 518 times:
PROSA... Have you ever had the fun of driving one of those?? Sure theres exercise involved. Its called sitting there when yer friend is driving - it's all about trying to not fall out while yer friend tries to make it around the drink...
AzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 745 posts, RR: 7 Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 504 times:
I used to play golf, in the Azores, we had a great course on Terceira. Fortunately, no golf carts, had to walk it...a cart would have had to go way out of the way often to get to the next hole. I got to the point where no more improvement occurred; in fact, I seemed to be going backwards, so I finally quit. It's sorta like this joke:
Guy was talking to his shrink, telling him about being so tense and nervous and high-strung all the time. The shrink told him: "Tell you what - if you don't play golf, take it up; if you do, quit!"
Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
Tiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 502 times:
Golf carts are fun. Ever see the movie "Navy SEALS?" There was a great scene with the team playing (and I use the term playing loosely) a round of golf and they ripped that course up! And drowned a couple golf carts!
Flying is the second greatest thrill known to mankind, landing is the first!
Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2559 posts, RR: 14 Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 499 times:
I have played on and off for about 10 years now. I have a real problem with slicing the ball when I hit w/ a driver but never with an iron...Weird isnt it? I am currently looking into buying some new clubs and get back out on the course ASAP!
Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 476 times:
Some input for all that want some advice. I recent bought a Medicus 2000 5-iron training aid and I have to say that it is a tremendous help. You can indeed hit balls with the thing do as I have done a few times at the range now.
As far as the golf cart things goes, I could say that you guys are immature. I could say that, but I won't!! I recently went golfing with some buds, and we were going down a rather steep slope. He put the thing in neutral and, OMG, I had no idea that a golf cart could push 40 MPH! The funniest part was he went to put the thing back into gear, and it made the most horrendous grinding noise that you could probably hear throughout the entire course! I was laughing so hard I could neither breathe or see from crying! The very next hole, we did the same thing but not as steep a slope. This time we got airborne. The kicker was, my buddy's beer got ejected from the cart and we never did find it!!
I also try not to play with people that take the game too seriously. IMO, that brings the fun meter waaaay down.
ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 471 times:
I play golf pretty often, still not terribly good though for how often I play! I usually shoot in the 90's, sometimes 80's Have you ever had too many beers and tied off the governer of your gas powered golf cart? Now THAT's golf
I worked at a golf course for a few years during high school...some of our funnest times came when we disabled the governors on the carts and raced them around the parking lot in circles. Who knew that driving little carts at 25mph could bring so much joy to (almost) grown men
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 450 times:
yeah...BUT HAVE YOU EVER JUMPED THE CART, MAN???
Back in 1991 I was playing golf as part of the daytime festivities of a bachelor party for a fraternity brother of mine. Well, a few too many beers later, I pushed my drive down a rather steep hill and the cart path was off to the far left. Feeling lazy and stupid enough to ignore all common sense, I drove the cart down the hill, dumping it and throwing me and my friend clear. Next thing I see, the cart has rolled back onto its wheels, and is chugging nicely toward a water hazard.
Yup, six feet under, on its side, dumped all of our clubs in the sediment. Empty beer cans floating on the surface of the hazard. I stripped down to my skivvies, and went in after the clubs, but no luck. Then one of the owners comes riding out on a cart, yelling at me, in my wet underwear (of course, it had to be a woman with me in my soaking tighty whities) "What the hell didn't you stay on the cart path?" I said "It's a little late for these questions now, isn't it?!!?"
Suffice to say, I bought my friend a new set of Pings, and paid the course about $200 to tow out the cart and replace the brake cable. The course sent me a letter acknowledging reciept of my check, and ended it by saying something like: "We trust that you will not be visiting our golf course ever again."
I haven't, but I still play a couple of times a year.