Originally Posted by Shorty
A first time golfer could score an ace.
He will not break 100.
Therefore, an even par round would be better.
Problem is, non golfers think that an ace is an indicator of skill.
If their work mate has had one and you haven't (altough you have a legitmate +1 handicap) the other guy is better.
This is funny because it's so true. Apologies for mentioning bowling again, but it seems pretty comparable to me ... I have a co-worker who has a 300 game, with a plaque on the wall here and everything. Everybody here thinks he's the best bowler around even though his average is around 180, AND he even managed to roll a 139 on that same night. By contrast, my average has been over 200 for 4 straight seasons, but, hey "Have you ever bowled a 300? No? Well then, you suck." End of story. ;)
Originally Posted by bplewis24
If I shot even par, nobody would be able to stop me from chatting about it for at least 3 months (unless I somehow managed to repeat it or come close to doing it on a regular basis). Somebody comes in my office asking for those TPS reports? "Did I tell you about the time I hit 80% of GIR and had 75% sand saves to shoot even par? I mean, let me tell you..."
LOL, no you wouldn't. You'll be bitter about it because you missed a 4' putt on the last hole to finish UNDER par. And, you flubbed a chip on an earlier hole, and if you just would have got up and down there and made that putt on 18, you'd have shot a 69! No matter how good a round goes, it could have always been better. "If only ... "