Aug
19
2008

10 Things I Learned About Golf

I was fortunate enough to play with two (very patient) experienced golfers (and Steve) on Friday August 15, 2008 at the DVICA 21st Annual Golf Classic. While my individual performance was just above terrible, I had a great time. We were playing “best ball” and had to use my shot more than once.

I learned a lot on Friday. Some things are probably common sense or common knowledge. Some I learned the hard way, other things I learned by watching someone else learn the hard way. Here’s a list of the top 10 things I learned about golf from the event:

  • 10. It helps to tie your clubs to the back of the cart.
  • 9. Inevitably, someone will quote Caddyshack.[1]
  • 8. Head down, knees bent, shoulders level, and always follow through.
  • 7. Shorts or slacks – NO jeans.[2]
  • 6. Finesse, not power, is everything.
  • 5. Never walk through another player’s line of sight.[3]
  • 4. Whatever you do, advance the ball.
  • 3. Bring twice as many balls and three times as much water as you think you’ll need.
  • 2. Golf is a game of honor and etiquette.[4]

And, the #1 most important thing I learned at the Diablo Valley Industrial Claims Association Golf Classic?

  • 1. Worst player buys the drinks. :)
  1. I prefer Happy Gilmore. Sacrilege, I know. “The price is wrong!” []
  2. Fortunately, I did not have to learn this one first hand. []
  3. Sorry Jeff! []
  4. No wonder I stink! []

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