I’ve posted about drinking on the course before – mainly about the antics that ensue from the combination of a good buzz and a golf cart.
But drinking and golf go back long before the golf cart was invented. Think about that for a second – the Scots invented the game – what are the odds old Tom Morris kept a flask wedged between his mashie and spoon?
I know that many who belong to the Tennis Shoe Crowd strap a cooler of beer to the cart simply because they don’t know what else to do on a golf course. But what about those of us that play more frequently?
Here’s where I’m a bit confused. I like beer. I have a couple drafts in the 19th hole after nearly every round. But I never drink on the course. What makes this strange is that I’ll smoke a nice Connecticut-wrapped, Honduran cigar on the course, but rarely do I puff a Churchill when I’m not on the links. What gives?
What’s more, golf seems to encourage drinking. OK, I’m not saying golf will drive you to drink – I mean, it may…but what I’m saying is you play in a tournament and there’s alcohol everywhere. There’s beer before and after the round; the MOFOBETE has beer; and organizers may even bring in scantaly-clad ladies to set-up cocktail booths at different holes (those girls are trouble by the way – and no Honey, I never talk to them…I don’t even look at them)…
Anyway, all this has me pondering why I don’t drink on the course. And I guess my answer is this: I care too much about my game to impair it with alcohol – be it one beer or ten.
Wow. Sorry, I didnt realize how much that last statement makes me sound like a complete jackass. You see, I stink at golf. I don’t even have an outside shot at winning a local tourney, let alone a professional one. But the truth is, I take golf too serioulsy to drink while playing it. Am I alone?