How many times have you heard someone say the following: “I’m not good enough to play that golf course.” Worse, how many times have you said something to that effect yourself? Let me help set the record straight:
Not being “good enough” to play a certain golf course is the biggest bunch of BS ever!
Every time I hear the phrase “I’m not good enough to play there,” I throw up in my mouth a little bit. Come on – playing a nice course has absolutely nothing to do with how good you are.
The reality of the situation is it doesn’t matter how good you are. What matters is how good your golf etiquette is. So you stink at golf…BIG F’ING DEAL! If you love the game and know how to keep up with the group ahead of you, then that’s all that matters! You’re not going to get kicked off a course for not breaking 100.
“But I’ll embarrass myself and shoot around 120!” WTF? You shoot 102 every time out at your local course – that’s freaking 30 strokes over par! Are we really going to split hairs over adding another 15 strokes to your already wretched golf game?
REALITY CHECK! If you’re embarrassed about your golf game you have three choices:
- Quit Now.
- Get Better.
- Screw getting better and just go out and have fun.
Ah, but some people can’t have fun unless they get better. Though as I mentioned in a post before, getting “better” is a relative term. Do you think you can just take lessons and become a scratch golfer (see #1 above)?
Look, you stink and you need to come to grips with it. Let’s call it “I stink at golf therapy” and everyone not on a professional tour needs to swallow this pill. I took this medicine years ago and have become much happier today because of it.
I average 93 for 18-holes – that’s 21 strokes over par on average. Guess what? I stink. Sure, I’m better than the guy who averages 102, but does it really matter at this point? We both stink. And that’s OK!
I say go out and play that $100+ golf course an hour away! It’s like going to an upscale restaurant a couple of times a year – you’re not going to plunk-down that kind of cash every week, but once or twice a year – why not? Take the day off of work; Clean the clubs; Wear that nice golf shirt the kids got you for your birthday; and get out there and enjoy yourself.
So you stink at golf…So what? For the love of God – Golf is a game, you should have fun playing it!