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Is Drinking On The Course Cool?
By Kickntrue on 3/27/09
We seem to be getting a good response for these question type posts- so fill me in on your thoughts of drinking while golfing.

I'm curious to know how much you like to drink if any while golfing? Does it actually help you up to a certain extent? Do you tip the cart girls?

I know I've heard many-a-golfer tell me they think a beer or three actually helps their performance on the course by relaxing them. Most agree there is a limit where it stats to take things the other way.

Those who do drink- we just added a slew of new stats in the last day, including "Alcoholic drinks consumed." Start tracking it and maybe we can prove or disprove a point!


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TheBrownCrayon says:
We keep a bottle of Crown in our bag and every time you make a birdie you take a shot. It works just as well as a real handicap.
3/27/09
 
golfer777 says:
i`m not old enuogh to drink
3/27/09
 
ForeKris says:
I don't think beer helps me any. The most i've ever had while playing was two.

I always tip the cart girls... even the ones that aren't hot. it keeps them coming around even if it's just for water or snacks.
3/27/09
 
yomonk1 says:
It depends on the occasion. The round where you just roll up and get in on a foursome, gotta go with the group if you're comfortable with that. Early round to work on the game, No. With the regular foursome, of course. And ALWAYS tip the cart girl. I assure you you will get more preferencial service. Tip 20-30% or more depending on how cute she is.
3/27/09
 
GolfSmith7 says:
I don't drink alcohol at all but it doesn't bother me if others do as long as it doesn't intefer with my game. I do tip though if I get a gatorade or a snack.
3/27/09
 
mattlagolf says:
alcohol will make you play worse, you dont want to und up like john dayley
3/27/09
 
bducharm says:
I quit drinking alcohol altogether about 18 months ago. But even before, when I did drink, I NEVER drank on the golf course. Just my way. When I purchase something from our cart girls, I ALWAYS tip them. They are absolutely wonderful and work very hard for little pay.
3/27/09
 
kidputter says:
My girl IS a cart girl. She make $8 an hour plus tips. The guys mowing the lawn make less.
Tipping for service is fine. Tipping for looks is stupid, sexist and wrong.
As for drinking on the course? I may have one or two on the course. No more. I save it for the 19th hole.
3/27/09
 
aggie0312 says:
I don't drink when I play golf, but my guy friends do. Of course, I think that's probably because I don't have great alcohol tolerance.
In terms of tipping the cart girls, I see guys on the golf course hitting on the cart girls and tipping them based on looks. It always bothers me, as it is very sexist. It especially makes me cringe when some of the cart girls even welcome the attention. This just makes me happy during the times when I see guys who tip based on service, and cart girls who do their job with dignity.
3/27/09
 
theredmission says:
The only thing I drink on the course is water or some type of gatorade-ish drink. Save the beer for after the round...
3/27/09
 
svj says:
drinking and golfing goes hand and hand... and i think it helps putting until about 12 beer
3/27/09
 
jstech73 says:
In Arizona it depends on the time of year, obviously not at all in the middle of a 110 degree day but now i do if my friends are. Especially after double quadruple bogies.
3/27/09
 
badgolfergreg says:
I don't drink beer on the course. I'll just end up looking for a large tree or bush to step behind! Usually only drink water.
3/27/09
 
golfgirl says:
For me golf is a recreational activity and as such, I almost always drink...beer or Smirnoff Ice...not excessively, usually one on the front nine one one the back nine. It may or may not make me play better, but I'm sure it doesn't make me play worse. What's wrong with a little on coure chillaxin' anyway? :o)

Of course you always tip the cart girl...it would be totally rude not to.
3/27/09
 
golfdude528 says:
I only drink alcohol when we play our local par 3 after work. The guys I play with try to liquor me up and beat me. I haven't lost yet. When I am playing a regulation course, I tend to stick to gatorade or water. If I buy from the cart girls, they always get tips. Sometimes, they just never seem to be out. I think it may be due to the recession, but I'm not sure.
3/27/09
 
TheBrownCrayon says:
So what you all are saying is that I'm the only tool that drinks a lot on the course. Cool. Gotcha.
3/28/09
 
jmsahr says:
Cool? I wouldn't categorize it as a stature issue, at least not based my interpretation of "cool". That said - I drink around 90% of the time, reserving my non-drinking rounds for work related/client occasions. Does it improve my game? Does it inhibit my game? tough to say.... I do know this, it has an impact on my swing and my decision making, but not necessarily in a bad way.... if it's done in moderation.
3/28/09
 
tommyt39 says:
I used to "Drink and Drive" (sorry bad pun) It does not help my game at all. I enjoy a cold one later. Yes I do tip whoever is running the cart around. It is the right thing to do. Soda and Gatorade are for me now on the course I play.
3/28/09
 
PingRhoda says:
I don't drink when playing a round of golf. I just wait till after the round.
3/28/09
 
ToddRobb says:
I guess it all comes down to what you're trying to accomplish with your round. If you're just out there for the fun of it, drink up. Personally I wouldn't take the chance of wasting my round for a few beers, the game is hard enough as it is. The only time I've ever had a beer on the course was at a corporate outing, and that was basically a waste of 6 hours.
3/28/09
 
player says:
i`m not old enough to drink
3/28/09
 
Lemur says:
I shot my best EVER round of golf after having a few beers in the round. It was a 76. Am convinced it erased all the junk I carry in my head and i just focussed on each shot.. I'm sure i need to see a shrink.. but beer is cheaper..
3/28/09
 
Chal021 says:
Usually I find that pounding 1 before I start and having another one about halfway thru the front nine helps relax me and takes the 2nd guessing out of my swing. I had someone tell me once you need to find your RBL (Right Beer Level) cuz you can easily go overboard and I find that my RBL is typically 1 beer every 3-4 holes.

Oh and yes ... always tip decently (20-25%) it keeps the beer cart coming around ;)
3/29/09
 
jbird899 says:
Drinking helps me relax when I play. There is definately a level where you going from being relaxed to having a lazy swing. I have played my best rounds with a good buzz going..
3/29/09
 
kidputter says:
The topic should not have been called IS DRINKING ON THE COURSE COOL. Why not just ask if we drink on the course.
3/30/09
 
Steve Wozeniak PGA says:
Anyone that thinks drinking helps their game is a complete MORON!!! I bet you drive better home as well. Do I do it some times for fun with my friends for fun, sure........
3/30/09
 
TimmyBede says:
Whenever I play golf with friends or family there are always beers in my bag or in a travel cooler. If we run out or don't think ahead we're happy to pay and tip for beer on the course.
3/30/09
 
Eric Duquene says:
Ok... I drink sometimes on the course. However I try to offset it with gatorade or water (5% dehydration can cost 20% in performance or more). I do however disagree with the whole sexist remark about the tipping the cart girls cause they're cute or flirty. All liquor salespeople (be they waitstaff, cart girls, bartenders, male, female) understand that in order to make more money you need a personality (be it flirty, surley, funny, etc). I believe you work with what god gave you. If you can, be flirty... appear available yet completely unattainable. Flirt and they will come back for more with wallets open. If you have the gift of making people laugh, do it. Keep em laughin and they will remember you the next time they come and remember you when it comes tippin time. A surley server can be a blast if done in the correct manner as well. It's all about keeping yourself in someone's mind.
3/30/09
 
bradfordkraft says:
i like my flask to be full of bourbon when i start the round. usually, if my group seems friendly, ill take it out around the 4th hole tee and offer it around, having a nip myself. i think its a good technique to relax and force yourself to take a breath. i wnjoy meeting the golfer who isnt afraid to suck down a shot of whiskey before teeing off.
3/30/09
 
stevesilva says:
I tried not drinking during an early morning tee time once. I concluded that golf is actually a very silly game without alcohol.
3/30/09
 
ayparekh says:
im actually looking for a push cart that can house my 6-pack. ;o)
3/30/09
 
whomsley says:
The only time I drink is if I am playing in a work event where the round takes 6 hours, the beer is free and everyone is drinking. Even then I only have 2-3 + a full meal...I still need to drive home after the event. The same if I am playing with buddies for fun. If I am out on the course practicing or trying to lower my handicap the only thing I drink is water or gateraid. I even stopped smoking cigars when I am playing seriously.

Oh, and always tip the person driving the cart no matter what you buy. It is respectful and tipping based on looks is not. What if we were given tips based on our looks? I am sure our tip jars would be bare.
3/30/09
 
bkrafty says:
Alcohol on the course is like a heater or airconditioner that doesn't require electricity. Drink a little whiskey when your cold or a cold beer when your warm. The other good reason to have a drink can be seen everytime tiger is chasing a competeter, this is stress. Golf is a mental game and sometimes you have to beat your mind as much as the course. For this battle against my brain I find the best tool in my bag is my flask.( maybee sean should have tried this in the Arnold palmer. As far as it affecting my game I think my ball or tee has about as much effect.
3/31/09
 
Mookie says:
Brought a flask full of scoth once, and started tipping it back, played worse and worse as the day went along. Now I only tip back a beer if I'm playing tense. And speaking of cart girls, a coupla year ago, one comes riding toward us, and I looked and lusted as she served the group on the green behind us. And as she rolled up, she said in a bright perky voice: Hi, Mr. Stamler! It was a high school classmate of my daughter. Now I lust only after the older ones. And yes, I even tip them on the Gatorade.
4/1/09
 
Mookie says:
That's Scotch, not scoth. I gave up drinking scoth years ago.
4/1/09
 
falcon50driver says:
I will order a scoth and water after consuming a few scotch and waters.
4/2/09
 
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