Never Have I Ever
By mustang6560 on 2/23/12
Never Have I Ever, like golf, is a game played by gentlemen. And just like golf, Never Have I Ever requires its players to be honest and act with integrity. So now's the time to clean out the skeleton's in your golf closet and answer this week's question.
Never have I ever broken something in my house as a result of taking a practice swing.
About a month ago, I was in my bedroom working on my swing in the mirror when I broke one of the globes on my ceiling fan. I've taken hundreds of practice swings in my bedroom before and none of them came remotely close to the ceiling fan. You live and you learn. I now stand in a different spot to take my practice swings!
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I haven't broken anything,(yet, I'm sure I just jinxed myself, thanks)but there is a skid mark on my living room ceiling, 5 iron as I recall
Like Dusty23, I have left some skid marks on ceilings or prior homes & apartments.
Duke of Hazards says:
I did the exact same thing (backswing in the bedroom mirror), but I broke 2 of the 5 globes. I've also taken a divot on the living room carpet. I've yet to fill it in.
Pitching Wedge vs. Television = grounded
Torleif Sorenson says:
I broke a ceiling light shade in my bedroom when I was a kid. My dad laughed; he didn't scold me. Bless his heart.
Let's see, other than the dozens of marks on the ceiling that led to a flatter swing; a lamp from chipping balls onto my couch, and glass chandelier.
15" Apple Powerbook laptop LCD screen
I blasted a globe and sound was unreal.....glass everywhere, on the bed, floor, dog's bed, etc.. Wife comes running out of kitchen and I'm holding my trusty 7 iron. "High fade, gotta away from me a little bit, need to stay down on it"
I took a chunk of carpet out of my parents house when I was in HS....
I glued it back...
they never knew.
Had an elastic wrist weight donut on my club as a weight. Swinging freely, the friction of the floor's carpet fiber on the spandex material of the weight, melted the weight open and the filling spewed out. It was lead shot and it sprayed across a white wall, spotting it like a leopard. My wife took one look, went to our daughters' room and fetched an eraser which she flipped to me, with an eye roll thrown in for good measure.
Years ago I picked up a club at Sears and intended to lightly touch my brother in the crotch. I guess I put a little too much wrist action in it because he went down like a sack of potatoes.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Dammit, Merlin... :-P
Since then he has fathered two children. So I guess it wasn't as bad as he let on, rolling around on the floor in public.
I broke a kitchen ceiling fan globe while swinging, about two weeks later I in the living room when I get a phone call I lift up my club nothing even thinking about it and boom break the globe in the living room ceiling fan, didn't even get the satisfaction of busting it on a swing, geez. In my new apt I have busted the blinds, and I am wearing away the carpet. I hit wiffle balls inside its great. lol
Matt F says:
I swing in my garage...high ceilings, no damage.
Bryan K says:
Nope. I do not swing my club indoors.
When I was a kid, I was using one of those donut weights that people use on baseball bats to help warm up my muscles. Except the baseball bat ones don't fit on golf clubs. The donut went through the window. Miraculously, that particular window was being replaced that day, so the donut flew right threw...right onto the dining room table where my mother was setting up her fine china for some fancy guests that were due to have dinner with us that evening. Looking back, it's kind of funny. At the time, I was absolutely terrified. I ran and hid. Amazingly, I never got blamed. If she had figured out it was me, I might not be alive today.
I feel like Nathan is picking on a select few of us from his previous "never have I ever" post. Yes I have blown the molding off the wall before with a swing of a pitching wedge.
The year I discovered my love for golf, I was working on a one year contract 3 hours from my home. I had an apartment their that had a bed, recliner, kitchen table, and a countless golf training aids. I broke numerous light fixtures, a thermostat, and put one hole in the wall.
I am soooo guilty on this one. It was not in my current residence, however 4 years ago in my old apartment (8 foot ceilings) i was swinging a 7 iron. the ceilings were plenty high for full swings with a 7 iron and really go at it. I would set up my photo backdrops and hit whiffle balls into it off the carpet. Well, we had these crummy looking chandelier's that come in apartments these days. You know the ones. 5 prong, plastic, fake flame bulbs --- anyway... i was a little too close to it on the backswing and tagged it. broke a fake candle and 2 bulbs. I replaced it with parts from the apartment that i was moving into, and eventually just replaced those before i moved out of the more recent one. I'm not ashamed, no regret. LOL
As a kid, I also used to practice high flop shots over my parents one story house. Back yard to front yard and back again. Only bladed one into the house and barely missed the living room window. Phew.
Kinda off subject. I was stationed in Germany. When I would return home, my Dad would take me out golfing. I had no idea what I was doing. Decided to take a lesson while stationed overseas and was hitting my driver on the range. Sliced my ball over the huge netting protecting the cars in the parking lot. Large "metal clank" ensued. I knew I damaged somebody's car. I found the car and went to the pro shop and admitted my guilt. Had to be a Mercedes. I'll take busting ceiling fan globes over that any day.
Speaking of smashing cars, check out this WAPost story from last Nov on driving range vs church parking lot: goo.gl/kMGLn
I hit the carpet along a seem line a ripped the seem open about 1.5 feet (easy fix). And I added a scuff mark to my brother-in-law's ceiling (much lower than mine). There is also that time I somehow to knock over the tv stand and broke a glass or two.
Considering the ratio of events to the number of practice swings I think I've been careful enough. It helps to have high ceilings in your house.
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