The 3 Things to Absolutely Avoid When Playing Golf With A Stranger

You’re standing on the practice green waiting to rip it, and the starter calls for a single to jump in your group. Most of you say “no problem, bring ’em on!” And the beauty of this sacred game against all others is its propensity to encourage new relationships and challenge the instinctual inclination to stay with our herd.

Let’s face it, society is headed down a pretty sour path. And chiropractors worldwide are hearing the cha-ching of the cash register. The technological boom and the increasing pressure to live by devices has reduced humanity far past the “Homo Erectus” to something more like Homo Scoliosis.

headtiltcopy2.pngWe can’t keep our chins off our chests. But try we must, because even with that phone surgically attached to your hip or hand, you’ve still got to make it past small talk and dive into convo with Joe Schmo. After all, he just joined your group and this ain’t no elevator ride.

Avoid these three things and you’ll be set. And hey, you might actually enjoy yourself out there and make a new friend…

1. TALKING POLITICS. Think about it…we don’t play golf to divide ourselves. And you’re bound to run into someone you disagree with who stands on the opposite side of the stage. Avoid the uncomfortable conversation by…. just avoiding the uncomfortable conversation.

Need an easy out? “I stay away from politics while I’m out here.” Wow, that was easy.

2. WHAT’S YOUR HANDICAP? Nobody cares. And even if they did, 90% of people lie. It makes things uncomfortable because everyone wants to be better than they actually are. And if you hack sod that day, it’s not a fair representation of your skill level.  Don’t put a number on it (unless you’re playing for cash). Then, pony up and be honest.

Need an easy out for the WHAT’S YOUR HANDICAP QUESTION? Tell ’em “golf is.”

3. MOANING AND GROANING. Nobody enjoys spending money to hang with a childish wine bagger for almost 1/4 of a day.  Get over it. Everybody hits bad shots, and everybody fails.

Need an easy out for Whines McGee?

“If you whine after one more bad shot, I’m going to punch you in the nose.”

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Until next time,

-DLG

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