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post #55 of 85

I used to drink while I played and then realized how much the back nine suffered because of it.  You would think that would stop me, but it didn't.  Then I started walking more this last year due to my home course having a lot of days being cart path only due to the wet weather we had.  My stand bag doesn't have the lined cooler my cart bag does, so I would pass on the beer.  I can't stand beer that isn't cold!  Then I got bit by the bug and obsessed with bringing my handicap down.  Now there are days I'll go out and not even hit the 19th hole on the way out.  This probably saves me $30 a round or so which is good too!

post #56 of 85
Course drinkers only, trying to stay on topic a2_wink.gif what's the best golf drinking game anyone had played
post #57 of 85
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Golf Digest published results a couple of years on drinking on the course, they had three groups of High, Mid, and low cap golfers. One group drank a lot, one group drank none, and one group drank a couple. I searched for the results but could not find so I will summarize...


For the high and mid cap golfers the group that scored the best was the 'couple' of drinks. the reason being that it lowered inhibitions decreasing negative thoughts without hindering coordination or 'impairing' judgement. For the low cappers the no drink group did the best, obviously because they are at a different starting point.


For me personally I see no difference between none and a few. However, and this was an anomaly, my best round was drinking 'a lot.' (i.e. more than 12) It was my buddy's bachelor party and I reasoned that if I hit a good shot, I could have more time to flag down the cart girl.

I don't really want to burst anyone's bubble but I will never believe that anyone played good golf while really drinking.. Never mind trusting that they kept track if their shots correctly...

I think 2 beers/drinks helps relax antagonistic muscles. Russian archers used a teaspoon of Vodka to improve their aim, until the Olympic commitee found out.

You're right about the tracking/finding part though. a3_biggrin.gif
post #58 of 85
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I pace myself to one beer per 3 holes of play...We often play a game called Fireball on top of it lol...it goes something like this...three putt=shot, triple bogey=shot, OB tee shot=shot, everyone pars the hole=everyone takes a shot, if you birdie and no one else does=the other 3 players take a shot...

Goodness, what's the penalty for a 4 putt?
post #59 of 85
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Course drinkers only, trying to stay on topic a2_wink.gif what's the best golf drinking game anyone had played


I've never played one but the guys at the course a few months ago were talking about what their strategy would be if required to drink 18 beers during the round.

 

A beer a hole.

 

Or.

 

Save most of them until the last few holes.

 

One guy said that was a normal round for him anyway.

post #60 of 85
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Goodness, what's the penalty for a 4 putt?

lol fortunately we haven't had that one come up yet(most of us are scratch or close), you would probably have to shotgun a beer after the fireball shot before you tee off one the next hole...bahahaha

post #61 of 85

Excellent...

post #62 of 85
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Originally Posted by Rusty2228 View Post

Golf Digest published results a couple of years on drinking on the course, they had three groups of High, Mid, and low cap golfers. One group drank a lot, one group drank none, and one group drank a couple. I searched for the results but could not find so I will summarize...

For the high and mid cap golfers the group that scored the best was the 'couple' of drinks. the reason being that it lowered inhibitions decreasing negative thoughts without hindering coordination or 'impairing' judgement. For the low cappers the no drink group did the best, obviously because they are at a different starting point.

For me personally I see no difference between none and a few. However, and this was an anomaly, my best round was drinking 'a lot.' (i.e. more than 12) It was my buddy's bachelor party and I reasoned that if I hit a good shot, I could have more time to flag down the cart girl.


I did a search but couldn't find the above mentioned article myself. I'd be interested in reading the full thing, anyone have the link?

post #63 of 85
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Course drinkers only, trying to stay on topic a2_wink.gif what's the best golf drinking game anyone had played

Even 72, not real proud of it but I have a friend that swears I start getting better as the drinks go down and he gets worse, however he liked smoking pot and I can't even breathe the smoke from that stuff and it gets me all wacked out.

post #64 of 85

I find I only drink beer when I'm riding in a cart and then I don't drink unless it's a scramble or my round has gone sideways. 

 

Unfortunately for me though, most golf courses don't carry good beer.  :-(

post #65 of 85
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I find I only drink beer when I'm riding in a cart and then I don't drink unless it's a scramble or my round has gone sideways. 

 

Unfortunately for me though, most golf courses don't carry good beer.  :-(


True, but on cold days a coffee and Bailey's go well together to warm things up (Only when I am playing for fun that is. . .).

post #66 of 85

I'll have a beer or two if I'm 1) riding the cart, 2) playing with friends only and 3) no money is on the line. It's not that I really think the beer does anything to me. It's more about setting the right tone.

post #67 of 85
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True, but on cold days a coffee and Bailey's go well together to warm things up (Only when I am playing for fun that is. . .).

Or a couple of shots of the Crown Royal I carry in my bag for emergency purposes.  :beer:

post #68 of 85

I personally love one shot of baileys and one shot of Irish whiskey) this last year I started using the big Bubba mug 32oz and it fit perfectly in the cart cooler and stays warm for the whole nine. in the winter of course...a little black berry brandy once in a while is pretty tasty too...I once heard the reason we play 18 holes is because that"s how many holes the Scot's could play before they finished what they had in the flask...does anyone know if that's bull or is there some truth to it?

post #69 of 85

It is important that I know my goals for the round before heading to the course. Morning rounds are always sober rounds, and also are typically my most focused rounds. I don't spend a whole lot of time yapping with my partners or anything, I'm there to go low. I don't avoid talking or anything like that, we chat it up, but it's a serious round in my eyes. Afternoon rounds on the other hand often times begin with me packing a decent cooler consisting of some beers and maybe a little Crown if it's not too hot out. Both are enjoyable in their own way, but my play definitely seems to suffer on the rounds I drink. However, I tend to lower my standards a bit for those rounds so I still have a really good time.

post #70 of 85
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Originally Posted by Hack2putt View Post
 

I personally love one shot of baileys and one shot of Irish whiskey) this last year I started using the big Bubba mug 32oz and it fit perfectly in the cart cooler and stays warm for the whole nine. in the winter of course...a little black berry brandy once in a while is pretty tasty too...I once heard the reason we play 18 holes is because that"s how many holes the Scot's could play before they finished what they had in the flask...does anyone know if that's bull or is there some truth to it?

 

I heard the same, but . . . http://www.scottishgolfhistory.net/eighteen_hole_round.htm

 

The flask theory is more likely the real story. . .

post #71 of 85
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I heard the same, but . . . http://www.scottishgolfhistory.net/eighteen_hole_round.htm

 

The flask theory is more likely the real storY

interesting tid bit there, lol I think the flask theory is much more romantic sounding too...

post #72 of 85

drinking is a sure way to cause more strokes but if you're drinking, why do you care how many strokes you took?

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