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A guy I occasionally golf with plays off a 2 handicap.  He played college golf at a D1 school and can shoot low/mid 70s whether he's stone cold sober or falling down drunk (I've seen both).  He's definitely a drunk and most likely an alcoholic, but I'd have a hard time calling him a non-golfer.  But then again, most of the "non-golfer" talk on this thread is based upon individual pet peeves and doesn't amount to a hill of beans anyway.  A stranger on the internet calling you out as a non-golfer for whatever inane reason shouldn't matter much to anybody.

I play with several guys at my club that are also 1-2 handicaps, in fact two of them have won our club championship 18 times combined and they both drink like fishes on the course. In fact they play better after drinking.  They play the front 9 with a few beers and both get 6 packs for the turn.

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I play with several guys at my club that are also 1-2 handicaps, in fact two of them have won our club championship 18 times combined and they both drink like fishes on the course. In fact they play better after drinking.  They play the front 9 with a few beers and both get 6 packs for the turn.

So I guess there are some "non-golfers" out there with pretty spectacular golf talent. :-)

I certainly don't advocate it or claim that it's something to be emulated (it definitely doesn't work for me), but it's not a valid basis to label somebody a non-golfer.

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You wouldn't play it where it lies cause a little alligator was near your ball

While playing Pawleys Plantation, my tee shot landed near this cute fella.  I played it after chasing the gator into the water with my 6i and having the guys keep an eye out in case he came back out of the water.  To top it off, I hit a great shot onto the green.

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You wouldn't play it where it lies cause a little alligator was near your ball

While playing Pawleys Plantation, my tee shot landed near this cute fella.  I played it after chasing the gator into the water with my 6i and having the guys keep an eye out in case he came back out of the water.  To top it off, I hit a great shot onto the green.

That makes me grateful that all we have to worry about are coyotes and rattlesnakes on the courses around here! :-)

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You wouldn't play it where it lies cause a little alligator was near your ball

While playing Pawleys Plantation, my tee shot landed near this cute fella.  I played it after chasing the gator into the water with my 6i and having the guys keep an eye out in case he

came back out of the water.  To top it off, I hit a great shot onto the green.

HA.....  Kudos......   This was at Lions Paw or Leopards Chase in Myrtle...     I can't find the original pic, but this is what I put in our brochure with the caption "Play Smart My Friend"...   This was a friend that went on the trip the prior year...

This was day 4 of the trip - it's not all about golf at that point!

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A guy I occasionally golf with plays off a 2 handicap.  He played college golf at a D1 school and can shoot low/mid 70s whether he's stone cold sober or falling down drunk (I've seen both).  He's definitely a drunk and most likely an alcoholic, but I'd have a hard time calling him a non-golfer.  But then again, most of the "non-golfer" talk on this thread is based upon individual pet peeves and doesn't amount to a hill of beans anyway.  A stranger on the internet calling you out as a non-golfer for whatever inane reason shouldn't matter much to anybody.

I'd take that challenge.   Set the stage....he needs to take 16 shots before the first tee, and then drink 1 beer per hole to maintain the buzz.    I'd play him for any amount.    I'd kick his division 1 azz.......LOL   Drunk golfers aren't good players whether it be a 20HC that needs to loosen up, or a competitive player falling down and stupid.  I challenge your drunk 2HC friend to a match.......LOL

I promise you his golf game will fall to pieces......there is no game that requires touch and skill such as a game like golf, when being physically impaired is a benefit.  A brain surgeon is just as likely to perform his best surgeries while falling down drunk...........

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I hate playing nine.  I only play nine if it's holes 19-27.

Lets wait and see if that's still your mindset when you are approaching 70 years old

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A guy I occasionally golf with plays off a 2 handicap.  He played college golf at a D1 school and can shoot low/mid 70s whether he's stone cold sober or falling down drunk (I've seen both).  He's definitely a drunk and most likely an alcoholic, but I'd have a hard time calling him a non-golfer.  But then again, most of the "non-golfer" talk on this thread is based upon individual pet peeves and doesn't amount to a hill of beans anyway.  A stranger on the internet calling you out as a non-golfer for whatever inane reason shouldn't matter much to anybody.

Amen.  The simplest answer?  A person is a non-golfer if he doesn't play golf. :smartass:

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Play golf in jeans. Play in a tank top and sandals? Fine by me (I've often been tempted to do so myself, just to mitigate my farmers tan).

But I cannot possibly, under any scenario, imagine why someone would play golf in jeans.


I play a lot of golf when the temp is in the 50's. What do you suggest I wear? I also know a LOT of golfers who are pretty close to Scratch, that play in jeans.

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i-am-calling-you-out-as-a-non-golfer-if:

If you've never had a bad day, where your swing just refused to function properly. . .

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Any golfer that requires a "Swing Lube"...........is a non golfer.

In no way under any circumstances, is being under the influence of drugs or alcohol going to improve ones golf game!!   This game is tough enough to play well sober, let alone with a buzz!!!!!!    Those who believe they play better "IMPAIRED".....don't know about what they speak.  They're just drunks......I suppose.


This tells me you have had your ass spanked Multiple times. By players that had a so called buzz.

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I'd take that challenge.   Set the stage....he needs to take 16 shots before the first tee, and then drink 1 beer per hole to maintain the buzz.    I'd play him for any amount.    I'd kick his division 1 azz.......LOL   Drunk golfers aren't good players whether it be a 20HC that needs to loosen up, or a competitive player falling down and stupid.  I challenge your drunk 2HC friend to a match.......LOL I promise you his golf game will fall to pieces......there is no game that requires touch and skill such as a game like golf, when being physically impaired is a benefit.  A brain surgeon is just as likely to perform his best surgeries while falling down drunk...........

This is just ridiculous. You're right--you can beat anyone who has just taken 16 shots because that person would be nearly dead. And comparing golf to neurosurgery is equally ridiculous.

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This tells me you have had your ass spanked Multiple times. By players that had a so called buzz.

You'd be mistaken...

Every golfer I have ever played with that got drunk on the course is a hacker with zero chance of beating me.    Not being cocky....just stating the truth.

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You'd be mistaken...

Every golfer I have ever played with that got drunk on the course is a hacker with zero chance of beating me.    Not being cocky....just stating the truth.


Although 6-7 beers is not what I call drunk. I play with several guys that will drink 6 to 8 beers during a round of 18. There handicap is lower than 4.2, that's not being cocky. That IS just the Truth.

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Although 6-7 beers is not what I call drunk. I play with several guys that will drink 6 to 8 beers during a round of 18. There handicap is lower than 4.2, that's not being cocky. That IS just the Truth.

Not being judgmental, but 6 to 8 beers during a 4 hour round of golf? How do these fellows get home from the course? I guess I don't really want to know, I'll just happily imagine that there is a non-boozing member of the foursome who drives everyone home....Another reason for favoring walking golf: who would want to lug the best part of a case of beer around a golf course?!

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Not being judgmental, but 6 to 8 beers during a 4 hour round of golf? How do these fellows get home from the course? I guess I don't really want to know, I'll just happily imagine that there is a non-boozing member of the foursome who drives everyone home....Another reason for favoring walking golf: who would want to lug the best part of a case of beer around a golf course?!

Our guys live on the course, and either they walk home or get someone from the course to drop them off by golf cart.

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Not being judgmental, but 6 to 8 beers during a 4 hour round of golf? How do these fellows get home from the course? I guess I don't really want to know, I'll just happily imagine that there is a non-boozing member of the foursome who drives everyone home....Another reason for favoring walking golf: who would want to lug the best part of a case of beer around a golf course?!


I understand where you are coming from, yet as bad as this may sound. For people that drink almost everyday. 6 beers over a 4 hr period is a pretty slow pace. If you had a conversation with them after the round. You would not even think they had been drinking. These same guys I play with when Not playing golf. Drink 4 beers in an hour. Alcoholics ? probably but, I have never seen them falling down drunk. You have to think about that someone who drinks almost everyday may not get the same effect from 6 beers as the occasional drinker. Last but not least, No I'm not saying it's right.

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You'd be mistaken...

Every golfer I have ever played with that got drunk on the course is a hacker with zero chance of beating me.    Not being cocky....just stating the truth.

Although 6-7 beers is not what I call drunk. I play with several guys that will drink 6 to 8 beers during a round of 18. There handicap is lower than 4.2, that's not being cocky. That IS just the Truth.

I bet they would play even better if they replaced the beer with water. . .

BTW, @BuckeyeNut is/was a scratch golfer. His index when I started on this site was 1.8 or something like that, and was actually 0 for a while. He's in this "bowling" phase of his life, so I guess he spends too little time on the course to bring it back down. However, if money is on the line, he might get back to scratch just to prove a point.

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Not being judgmental, but 6 to 8 beers during a 4 hour round of golf? How do these fellows get home from the course? I guess I don't really want to know, I'll just happily imagine that there is a non-boozing member of the foursome who drives everyone home....Another reason for favoring walking golf: who would want to lug the best part of a case of beer around a golf course?!

I understand where you are coming from, yet as bad as this may sound. For people that drink almost everyday. 6 beers over a 4 hr period is a pretty slow pace. If you had a conversation with them after the round. You would not even think they had been drinking. These same guys I play with when Not playing golf. Drink 4 beers in an hour. Alcoholics ? probably but, I have never seen them falling down drunk. You have to think about that someone who drinks almost everyday may not get the same effect from 6 beers as the occasional drinker. Last but not least, No I'm not saying it's right.

They should use Lyft. We did an experiment at work for the fun of it. The results were that even though we "felt" normal our blood alcohol levels were much higher than the acceptable limit. Writing code and soldering were even more difficult. :-D

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