Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut
2........playing with that temper tantrum guy......that guy throwing clubs and cursing every shot gets...this gets old.
I have to admit that a few years ago, I was that guy........... I'd hate to say that, but it's true.
One day while playing with a good friend of mine, I hit a horrible tee shot and slammed my driver into the ground and then threw it (and it wasn't the first time I had done it). We were standing next to a lake, and I went to pick up my driver and my buddy said "I've got it" and went and picked up my driver and started to walk back toward the tee. Before he got to where I was standing, he threw my driver as hard as he could into the middle of the lake.
I couldn't believe he did that, and just stared at him, pretty shocked. He looked at me and said "If you're going to treat your club like that, you obviously didn't want it." He then proceeded to tell me that even though I was one of his best friends, if I ever acted like that again, he would never play another round of golf with me. At that point, I was legitimately ashamed of the way I had been behaving on the golf course. From that point on, I promised myself that I would never get physically angry on the golf course, no matter how bad I was playing. Since then, I haven't done much more than give a quiet "Damn It!" after a horrible shot.
After we finished that round, he proceeded to take me into the Pro Shop and buy me a brand new R9 Driver, on the condition that I treated it right, and didn't act like a maniac on the course ever again. It was that day that I realized how that effects the entire group you are playing with in a negative way and how it was forcing people away from playing a round with me.