Another ? for the golfers!?


Question:Ok, so the point is to get the ball in the hole. I understand that, but is that it? So..you spend hours playing this game, just to put the ball in the damn hole huh?
After a few drinks, it'll be fun, right? Do golfers only drink beer? Will I be an outcast for having mixed drinks??
Will they let ya drive the cart around after a few drinks??
I'm thinking...this game could be fun!!
But I refuse to wear those dorky golf outfits that people wear!!
Answer my questions...be nice.10 pts for best answer/comments!

Thanks golfers!!
(Golfing experts, check out my other question)

Answers:

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I didn't read the other two answers ahead of me, but I can tell you why I love golf.

Obviously the point of golf is to get the ball in the hole in the fewest number of strokes possible. A two year old could figure that out. But that's kind of like saying the point of painting is to cover the canvas in as few strokes as possible. It just doesn't cut to the heart of the matter, the statement misses the point.

To me golf is an art form, I've played the game at a high level, as a former apprentice member of the PGA of America, but I know that on any given day there are thousands and thousands of golfers in the world who can beat me easily, even on my best day. So automatically the point of the game, to get the ball in the hole in the fewest strokes possible, is unattainable to me.

However, when it comes to hitting the shots that I want to hit, when I want to hit them, making putts, getting up and down from greenside bunkers, recovering from bad holes or shots.I can still compete with myself, and against the course. This is the true challenge of golf to me, simply competing against the course and trying to be the best I can be.

Now you mentioned drinking and driving around in a cart. To me that aspect of the game is garbage, total garbage and it's exactly what's wrong with the game. It's why a round of golf takes 5 or 6 hours to play 18 holes on a weekend. Weekend hackers think that it's their duty to get hammered and play golf.why? I have no idea! Would you play $60.00 bucks to do something and then get smashed to the point that you no longer can enjoy yourself or compete at what you set out to do? It's moronic.

I consume alcohol, buy I've never mixed drinking and glof, at least not until the 19th hole. And I'll walk a good majority of the time, it keeps me concentrating on hitting good shots and also enjoying the outdoors and getting some exercise while I'm at it.

This may be hard for some to believe, but my dad and I used to play 36 holes in under 2 hours on our local muni..we'd go out after the last leagues, at about 6 p.m., and play until dark, we'd skip around the other players on the course, and it would be a rare night that we didn't play 36. No drinking, no messing around, just playing good golf and having fun..that's the heart of the game, enjoying yourself and competing against the course.

If you're just going out there to drink, ride around in a cart, and slap some shots around..do us all a favor and go play mini-golf.

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There's more than getting the ball in the hole.
Theres getting it the distance, fighting the traps, the elements, the slow players, knowing the right clubs to use at the right time (I'm not talking about putters or sand wedges either).

Around here, there are the beer carts. You can olny get drinks thru them and usually it's beer. If your country club allows mixed drinks on the greens, then by all means, take them up on it.
Yes, you can drive the carts after having a few drinks. If you are seen driving eratically or aggressive you will either be kicked off the course, or, if you are with someone, will be told to let the other person drive.

Most courses require a collerd shirt. A nice collerd shirt and a pair of kahkis or maybe a skirt (not 'going to the club' short either) is totally o.k. Basically, you don't have to wear the weird ugly golf pants, but you do have to dress nicely, comfortably and appropriate.

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I recently learned how to golf. I think it is a lot of fun. It's very relaxing and it can be surprisingly exciting. I was like you though, I thought I might have to dress a certain way, act prim and proper. But it was totally cool. Everyone was dressed comfortably, guys were drinking beers, I think it might be hard to get mixed drinks. But yes, basically the point is to get the ball in the hole with as few strokes as possible. It's as easy as that.

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