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The Golf Gods Giveth, the Golf Gods Taketh Away

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Today, with a group of friends, I was able to achieve the best score I have ever enjoyed: 81. On the way home I was thinking about the round and the time I spent with my friends and felt very happy. UNTIL I had the thought "Would it have killed the Golf Gods to give me two strokes?' Two lousy strokes?! LOL

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13 minutes ago, phedrick said:

Today, with a group of friends, I was able to achieve the best score I have ever enjoyed: 81. On the way home I was thinking about the round and the time I spent with my friends and felt very happy. UNTIL I had the thought "Would it have killed the Golf Gods to give me two strokes?' Two lousy strokes?! LOL

Well you’ve done it now. Enjoy your 90+ scores for awhile.

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12 minutes ago, phedrick said:

Today, with a group of friends, I was able to achieve the best score I have ever enjoyed: 81. On the way home I was thinking about the round and the time I spent with my friends and felt very happy. UNTIL I had the thought "Would it have killed the Golf Gods to give me two strokes?' Two lousy strokes?! LOL

Golf Gods operate in strange ways.  I was just chatting with them on the practice putting green... they said they have some higher rounds in store for you but on June 14th they're going to let you shoot a 78.

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I no longer believe in the golf gods. I’ve made many offerings of brand new golf balls at their altar and still I have yet to break 80.

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1 hour ago, billchao said:

I no longer believe in the golf gods. I’ve made many offerings of brand new golf balls at their altar and still I have yet to break 80.

Wait a minute! According to your info your HI is 12.4, and you've never broken 80? You must be spectacularly consistent, or breaking 80 would have happened a couple of times by accident! 

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I still believe in the golf Gods.   @billchao, you've really done it now..  You always use a capital G when talking about deities!   Different offerings results in different pleasures from the Gods.    Maybe your offering was rejected!   Maybe your God was Loki!   They can be mean and spiteful or generous and forgiving!    I don't want to be in the same room when lightening strikes you Bill!  :banana:

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33 minutes ago, Buckeyebowman said:

Wait a minute! According to your info your HI is 12.4, and you've never broken 80? You must be spectacularly consistent, or breaking 80 would have happened a couple of times by accident! 

Nope. Not. One. Time.

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The golf gods are a fractious bunch.  They disagree on just about everything.  And they drink a lot...some of them anyway.  The only thing you can rely on them to be is unreliable.  That's why they are golf gods...all the cool stuff was already taken.

Hmmm...something tells me there is a 4-putt double in my future.

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Interesting for me today, golf gods decided that the only 7+ that I would make today came on a 120 yard par 3, hole 2. I shot 47/48 on a course that was 35/37 par. I even hit a good tee shot on that par 3, but it was really rough after that. The golf gods were keeping me in check.

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Golf Gods giveth and taketh away...

My brother on a 122 yard par 3 with water in front tops the tee shot and 3 skips it onto the green. Has 8’ putt for birdie and ends up with a bogey after the par putt lipped out...Golf Gods definitely have a sense of humor...

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On 3/8/2020 at 6:34 PM, billchao said:

I no longer believe in the golf gods. I’ve made many offerings of brand new golf balls at their altar and still I have yet to break 80.

You are donating the wrong ball.

 

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They gave me a 69(-3) last saturday. Maybe i should stop playing until they forget about it.. i´m scared..  

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Do the golf gods have names or specific spheres of influence?  Last Sunday I was in good standing with the god of halfway decent drives but, apparently, had offended the god of 4 to 5 foot par putts.  

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I just know that the golf gods do not understand or hear the word 'don't'. Every time I say to myself, "Don't hit it in the trap", I will hit it in the trap. If I think Don't scull it over the green, I scull it over the green. Don't slice the ball,I"ll slice it, and on and on. I do not think or use the word 'don't' anymore when playing.

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All of the "Golf Gods, there's 4 of them, all subscribe to "Murphy's Law". I've seen this first hand. 

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16 hours ago, cooke119 said:

I just know that the golf gods do not understand or hear the word 'don't'. Every time I say to myself, "Don't hit it in the trap", I will hit it in the trap. If I think Don't scull it over the green, I scull it over the green. Don't slice the ball,I"ll slice it, and on and on. I do not think or use the word 'don't' anymore when playing.

Don’t hit it in the hole.

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19 hours ago, Piz said:

Do the golf gods have names or specific spheres of influence?  Last Sunday I was in good standing with the god of halfway decent drives but, apparently, had offended the god of 4 to 5 foot par putts.  

I cannot reveal my sources. This is a rare photo of the Golf Gods. Do not save this photo. Take a quick glance then be done with it. 4E7BE169-33AF-486E-B97C-B8933684B9F0.thumb.jpeg.564f6e478fae03912b4c7e77f4fe4823.jpeg

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I have been trying to teach my son about the golf gods. He is slowly learning...lol. They certainly have a strange sense of humor.

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