Beer on the Golf Course. Just having fun

Alright here is a little less serious post.

Obviously we all love to play golf and more importantly we enjoy having fun on the golf course. My question for you is, who here thinks having a few beers during a round is a must?

Me personally, I don't like to drink when I am having a good round, but will certainly open a few if the round goes south.

Does anyone have stories of drinking a few at the turn and their game improving?

-Brandon

LOL - I don't always play golf, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis. Moving along, years ago, I shot my first round in the 60's and we drank a lot of beer afterward. Then, someone had the brilliant idea that we should play 9 more holes. I whiffed three in-a-row and called it a day. No beer for me until the 18th hole is the norm, but sometimes, it's just for fun. I suspect tomorrow at Pine Forest will be such a round.

I normally didn't drink during a round during the old days (except for ship's tournaments and they had someone driving a golf cart cart with beer).

In Subic Bay PI, PN1 wanted to play some golf so we went to Binictican.  Caddies (which were a whole 20 pesos) were at least one per group.  Mine kept passing by the snack stands and bringing San Magoos (San Miguel) so, needless to say, I was a bit inebriated after 18 holes.  There was a long standing story about how the monkeys would come out of the bushes and steal your golf ball on the 2nd hole - it IS a true story (here to tell you and all that).  The other thing was there was a conveyer that lifted one up to the teebox on the 3rd hole.  

 

I'm not a fan of beer during the round, because it doesn't help my game.  I have, on occasion, had a beer when my game is so out of it that the alcohol won't make a difference in the outcome.  Sometimes, it simply has helped me relax and, perhaps surprisingly, my game has improved.  That is not normally the outcome for me, so I reserve my consumption until after the round--or a match--is completed.

Today, usually I'll have a few at the turn if its a hot day.  It doesn't change anything, if its a bad day it stays a bad day.

In my younger days in the 1970s, I had some partners and we'd play all weekend all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Rarely would we take a riding cart so each of us would have a few tucked away in the bag for on course refreshment.  Usually after the first round we'd have lunch with a few more.  Then another round in the afternoon same drill.  I can't say that the beer made any difference in my game back then either but most of the time two of the other guys would be easy pickins on the second round, made some much needed tuition supplemental income.

Usually not during the round, but definately after!

I Never Drink Beer on the Golf Course!

Having a few cold ones on the links is OK.....but I usually never have one....

To me an ice cold water is much more satisfying than a crappy on course Bud Light.

I'll wait for for the perfectly poured Guinness at the Clubhouse.

Cheers!

Dr. K

When playing with the guys, I'll usually have 1 per 9, anymore than that and my game hits the skids. When out playing in a serious manner, I don't . To me it's a workout like situation, where I may not be on a treadmill but I am working on different things and I want to be sharp. I don't think there is a right or wrong, it's just personal preference. I know guys that have to have a beer no matter what time they tee off...I guess it's noon somewhere right!

Save for 19th and don't care if others partake as long as they keep up, don't get drunk or get stooopid

I have enough trouble driving the ball and keeping it in the fairway on my own accord.  I found that "drinking and driving" on the golf course doesn't improve my driving accuracy.

Seriously though, everybody is different.  Whatever works for an individual (or whatever they believe works) I am good with.  If it involves some "swing lubricant" in the form of a couple of beers on the course, go for it!

 

 

i play with a good friend who is a terrible golfer.  but he enjoys being outside and hanging out.  so for him, he always packs a cooler of beer as that's just part of his round.  so when i play with him, i usually have a few.  if i'm in a tourney that has beer on the course, i might have one or two, but i limit it so i don't hurt my team.  now after the round, that's a different story.

Depends on who I'm playing with really.  When I play with my buddies who only get out to play a few times a year, we will usually partake in a few on course libations.  If I'm on a golf trip/vacation, then that might be another time to enjoy a cold one on the course.  Usually my rounds these days are too darn early to even think about having a beer on the course, but I've definitely played with some guys who didn't mind cracking one open before 9am.  

Brandon C

Alright here is a little less serious post.

Obviously we all love to play golf and more importantly we enjoy having fun on the golf course. My question for you is, who here thinks having a few beers during a round is a must?

Me personally, I don't like to drink when I am having a good round, but will certainly open a few if the round goes south.

Does anyone have stories of drinking a few at the turn and their game improving?

-Brandon

Done my share of tipping a few while playing, a couple is fine and does help me loosen up, however more than a few and the game goes way south. Allot depends on who i'm playing with and the mood of the game that day.

Beer is not a performance enhancing drug! Not for me anyway. 

Lou G

I normally didn't drink during a round during the old days (except for ship's tournaments and they had someone driving a golf cart cart with beer).

In Subic Bay PI, PN1 wanted to play some golf so we went to Binictican.  Caddies (which were a whole 20 pesos) were at least one per group.  Mine kept passing by the snack stands and bringing San Magoos (San Miguel) so, needless to say, I was a bit inebriated after 18 holes.  There was a long standing story about how the monkeys would come out of the bushes and steal your golf ball on the 2nd hole - it IS a true story (here to tell you and all that).  The other thing was there was a conveyer that lifted one up to the teebox on the 3rd hole.  

 

Just to enlighten everybody, ship's golf tournaments in the old days of the Navy were basically an opportunity to get off work early and to contribute to the ship Recreation Fund (in addition to sales from the Ship's Store or the vending machines); consequently, most of those that played really weren't serious golfers so it basically was a drunkex for them.  They did, however, put those with established handicaps on the earlier tee times and the hackers toward the end.  Most of the tournaments were scramble format but one or two were stroke play.  On my first ship, we had quite a few tournaments because the CO was a golf addict and that kind of activity was beneficial to morale.

Considering today's society and law enforcement, plus the fact that I barely drink alcoholic beverages these days, wouldn't even think about drinking beer during a round.  O'Doul's most likely, though (and they do sell it at Miramar).

I do remember during the '70s in my caddy days that quite a few of the members would drink a rather formidable quantity of beer during some of the outings.