How Much Do You Love Golf?
By Kickntrue on 7/28/10
So- the article I'm linking isn't about golf per se (it is worth reading though), but this anecdote is fantastic!
When one of my brothers had a heart attack on the third hole of a Florida golf course, it had nothing to do with sports, really, until I learned that he had not merely finished out the hole: He had finished out the round, scoring a 91 with what felt like an 800-pound gorilla on his chest. When I asked him why he hadn't gone immediately to the ER for the measures that would save his life, he said, from his hospital bed: "I was sharing a cart."
When I hear stories like this, I feel my love for golf is inadequate. I mean, I'd want to think I could be this guy, but realistically it isn't. Not because I wouldn't want to finish mind you, but because my wife would kill me (if the heart attack didn't) if she found out I pulled a stunt like this.

My most dedicated moments to golf seem to be waking up at ridiculous hours to play, but I know some of you guys have to some better stories about going above and beyond for your love of golf. Please share!

Steve Rushin - SI.com


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birdieXris says:
No crazy stories, but i LOVE golf. More than love actually, but for the lack of a better word i'll leave it at that. I wouldn't put it past me to pull what this guy did if i had the physical fortitude to do so.
7/28/10
 
mmontisano says:
i played in a hurricane.... well, technically it was a tropical depression when it got to us, but i normally don't mention that.

the best part of it is i shot an 87!
7/28/10
 
Banker85 says:
well we are addicted to the game that is certain. I would golf everyday if i had the time and money. When the season starts up i will golf in 30* weather with the ground still frozen, now that is love. And Golf is the only thing that i would ever willingly and happily wake up at dawn for. I dream about golf sometimes, last week i had a dream i was in a pga tournament and finished my 3rd round with a hole in one and 2 birdies to have a 2 shot lead going into sunday, then unfortunatley woke up so i dont know if i won! LOL!
7/28/10
 
rmumph1 says:
I dream about golf every night. That is what puts me to bed. I think about setting up to the ball and hitting it while watching the ball fly to within 3 ft of the cup. I also dream about hitting a hole in one. I would also play everyday if I had the time, money, and my wife wouldn't kill me. I have recently started using almost golf balls in the yard and hit them everyday. My wife just stares at me and says "do you have to do this everyday". I just smile and continue on.
7/28/10
 
brianshaffer32 says:
I played the previous season with a cracked rib and couldn't tell you how much pain I was in night after night. But I knew that December would come and take my golf away and give me time to heal. Too bad it was June and I had to play all summer/fall with it. But I would have cracked the rest of them if it meant I could play in the winter too!
7/28/10
 
lcgolfer64 says:
I was recently divorced and in the decree the wife emptied out 1/2 the house (the new furniture, electronics, etc. of course) My first thought was not too replace all the furniture, but instead, set up my 'golf center' which included:
indoor hitting net
putting green
club storage/club building area
weight training, treadmill and golf-centered workout area.

My next phase is to purchase and build the launch monitoring system with flat screen on the wall. This holds me through the winter (end of November) here until I can take the golf vacation south and a course then opens here in April.

I also started working from home so I can get a lesson in over lunch once a week and get to my course quicker vs the hour commute from the job

Addicted? Yes
Complaining? Not a bit...
7/28/10
 
Kurt the Knife says:
@Banker.
Yeah, I saw that round too.
Sorry you weren't around for the fininshing group.
It was awesome. You were doin pretty good going into the last round. But I think you got distracted by Phil mickelson on the trampoline on the 7th where you bladed a chip into the wiggly dum-dum tree leading to double bogey.
It appeared it was all over when you hit into the herd of yellow, singing alpacas for triple bogey.
John Daly bounced an approach shot offa tiger woods' occiput to roll to within a foot for easy eagle on 18 and the win by 2 strokes.


man, gotta stop eating those late night burritos.
7/28/10
 
lazorbeam says:
Today I will play my 1,000th hole of the year. I am hopeful that I will be able to get 2,000 in by seasons end.
7/28/10
 
GolfSmith7 says:
I played golf the very day I got married. Beat that. Lol
7/28/10
 
KVSmith59 says:
lcgolfer64 says:
I was recently divorced and in the decree the wife emptied out 1/2 the house (the new furniture, electronics, etc. of course) My first thought was not too replace all the furniture, but instead, set up my 'golf center' which included:

LOL. That is EXACTLY what I would be doing if I ever got divorced.......
7/28/10
 
mgranata says:
@golfsmith
how did you play golf the day you got married
7/28/10
 
mjaber says:
@michael_97... if you have a 4pm wedding, it's pretty easy. I thought about doing it, but I chose to sleep in.
7/28/10
 
Banker85 says:
i went golfing on my wife's birthday this year.
7/28/10
 
mjaber says:
I can honestly say that I don't love golf as much as that guy.

I did have my bachelor party on my wife's birthday, though. Paintball, golf, casino, strip club... that was a fun weekend.
7/28/10
 
falcon50driver says:
Friend of mine got hit in the face with a line drive off a driver from about 70 feet away. Finished the round before going to the hospital. Broken cheek bone and nose.
7/28/10
 
mgranata says:
@mjaber true i guess
7/28/10
 
fausty111 says:
Ever golf with a player with 1 arm ? I have and he was better than me ! Hit his drives 200 + straight. Hit his irons straight as well also. That is love of the game.
7/28/10
 
oobscott2 says:
@banker85:
do you ever watch "curb your enthusiasm"? Larry David (in the show) tried that (playing golf on wife's bday) and failed TERRIBLY haha.
7/28/10
 
oobscott2 says:
one time i shovled snow off the greens to play. it was so cold before the snow started it was all powder snow so it wasn't too bad
7/28/10
 
GolfSmith7 says:
Wedding was at two got up at played from 8 till noon showered and went to the church. :)
7/29/10
 
Zepo1a says:
@Fausty111

I got that beat! At our local course there is a guy with 1 arm and no legs! One of the better players at that course.

Zep--
7/29/10
 
SingleDigits says:
A friend of mine saw a golf buddy lose his eye on the course. Golfer1 went to retrieve the ball that Golfer2 shanked off the tee. Wouldn't you know that Golfer2 shanks his 2nd ball in the identical fashion. The ball smashes into Golfer1's lower left eye socket popping the eyeball out of the eye. Golfer2 proceeds to roll on the ground, shrieking in pain. Unfortunately, the eyeball was too damaged to repair. A gruesome reminder never to stand in front of someone hitting a golf ball!
7/29/10
 
falcon50driver says:
Ouch !
7/29/10
 
jel1011 says:
I also played golf on my wedding day with my farther
7/30/10
 
Virtuaframax says:
Living in Chicago doesnt give you a 365 days of golf... so during the winter i spend time at the range...
Chicago weather can get pretty cold... every saturday morning, no matter what the weather looks like, im at the range with my golfing buddy... some days we practiced in 15 degrees and 7 with windchill... that's what i call love and committment to golf...
8/2/10
 
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