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Course drinkers only, others need not apply.

post #1 of 85
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I have been struggling on my home track this year, turning in several rounds in the mid-low 50's. I am scratching my head, but I think I have found the answer. Beer. Last year I swore off the stuff and started playing much better, then I got back to having a few while I played and did rather well (bottom 40's high 30's).

It seems I can't correct my game when I've having a few Friday afternoon cocktails, but once I've got the swing I like I'm good to have a few. Does anyone else note their swing react this way? I'm turning off the sauce for the next few weeks until I get my Hdcp back where it was last year.
post #2 of 85

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That is why we call it aiming fluid.
post #3 of 85

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My buddy swears that he has the cart girl's number on speed dial for emergencies.......like when I'm kicking his ass!

I like beer, but I have to wait until the end of the round. If I even pop a top, it's likely to result in bad things. Probably more mental than anything, but nonetheless.........

The good news is, if I hold off, I usually get to buy the post-round beer with someone else's money!
post #4 of 85

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I have a couple of friends that are pretty intense, a beer or two when things aren't going seems to relax them. I on the other hand, get a couple in me and my swing goes to pot. I lose all concentration and can't hit a ball.
post #5 of 85

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My goal is always to break 80. If I'm out of that range, I'll have a beer at that point (Coors Lt. preferably), but if I'm close to the 80 mark, I'll hold off til the end.
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Originally Posted by ElWagonne View Post
My goal is always to break 80. If I'm out of that range, I'll have a beer at that point (Coors Lt. preferably), but if I'm close to the 80 mark, I'll hold off til the end.

If you drank good beer, you would break 80 more often!

Too much time puking up that rot gut in the woods.
post #7 of 85

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I notice it helps me relax, but if I have too many, I get lazy and rush things (reading putts, for example). I need to find the perfect medium.
post #8 of 85

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beer is the bain of my game. I dont drink beer unless im screwing around, when I actually try and play I wont even have 1.

Last time I got really tipsy, my cousins b-day, scotch plus lots of beer and I think I shot like mid 60's on the back 9, broke a trashcan holder, lost a sleeve of pro v1's, and almost had to buy a new cart :) bad, stuff.
post #9 of 85

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Originally Posted by shades9323 View Post
If you drank good beer, you would break 80 more often!

Too much time puking up that rot gut in the woods.
LOL I like that. Honestly I'm more of a Crown drinker, but Crown and Texas heat are not exactly a good look
post #10 of 85

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Nothing better than a walk in the fresh air with a few pals hitting a few beers ,I mean balls and havinga laugh. Who 's keeping score anyway?

Do occiasionally play in comps when its strickly play sober,not as enjoyable but the golf is useually better..........just
post #11 of 85

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I love having a couple beers on the course. Hardly ever play without at least having a 1 or 2 after the turn.
post #12 of 85

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I'm not as drunk at golf when I'm playing good.
post #13 of 85
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Well this Friday and Saturday I have a test. I have my normal nine holes on Friday and then have an outting Saturday. All golf to be played sober.
post #14 of 85

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Originally Posted by muellator View Post
I notice it helps me relax, but if I have too many, I get lazy and rush things (reading putts, for example). I need to find the perfect medium.
Same here; the magic number for me is 3.
post #15 of 85

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I only drink on mens night on tuesdays, and have turned in some decent scores. My play on the course is quite good when im drinking, but my putting suffers badly.
post #16 of 85

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I'll generally limit myself to about 2-3 beers maximum in an 18 hole round, and only if I'm golfing with someone. I find that a social every 6 holes or so takes a little of the edge off because by that time I've shanked a few shots. If it's really hot outside or the course is busy then I just stick to water and leave the socials for the 19th hole.
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Overall, I don't think beer will help you. I played against playing partners who drank enormous amounts of beer. I would be staggering drunk. No telling how bad they would beat me if sober. Does beer enhance athletic competition? No.
post #18 of 85

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I find a play better with a couple beers in me. I am more relaxed and in less of a hurry, but after 4 or 5 I think my play goes downhill. It really goes downhill when I have to close one eye when I hit so I only see one ball. But my only chip in from more than 40 yards occurred when I was close to that state. I chipped in from about 110 for a 7 on a par 4
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