Originally Posted by Pretzel
I remember a $2 side bet between two other guys that turned into one owing the other $100 or so because he kept pressing.
LOL....I knew a co-worker like that when I was a relative golf noob! I had my very own pigeon! Circa mid 1990s.....we had both been playing a few years. I was a legit 10HC....him??? I don't know because he didn't have a HC, but I gave him 3 strokes a side and made sure he played by the rules. it was virtually never enough!! hahahaha
We'd play quarter bets, and he'd still manage to lose $20 on a regular basis because he'd press like crazy!!. We had payouts on everything...greenies, skins, snakes, birdies, sandies, bullets..etc, etc....We always walked and played courses that cost $20 or less. I was basically playing golf for free when we played. I'd ALWAYS agree to give him more strokes the next time, but it never failed........he'd show up at work bragging about how well he played "while I wasn't there" to see it..........He'd go on and on about how he shot XX, and XX, and XX...........and then he'd talk himself out of those extra strokes. hahaha...it was a repeating cycle. funny stuff....