The reason why I like golf is because there are so many different factors that can f*ck you up and it is also a game where you can always get better. It is also a game druing which a lot of business is done.
I am a handicap 14 person, but my best score is 2 over par. I have been told by many pros that if I only would play more often, I could easily be a scrath player. (Also been told that by a PGA
tournament director in Sweden and a PGA
professional here in europe.)
My biggest advantage over others is my distance. I usually hit my drives around 270-280 meters when there are no winds. I would say that almost all par 5s are within reach for me if I manage to to keep my drive on the fairway. I managed to reach a par 5 that was 520 meters long in two shots (drive, 3+) at a golf club outside Vienna last fall.
During the fall I also worked as a marshall for a few larger tournaments and then as a pro during a 2 week golf camp.
I had one incident with my driving distance last summer. I was hitting drives at our golf club in Sweden at the driving range one day. The range is about 250 meters long and then about 20 meters after the end, there are 4 houses built. This day I was hitting my drives really well, and then after about 10 minutes and about 20 drives hit, I saw that a guy came out onto the balcony by one of the houses and started waving. I figured that it was time for me to get my a$$ away from there, so I jumped into my car and took off. The next day I found out that a golfball shot by someone on the range had gone right through the front window of a car that was parked by the house! They never found out that it was me though.