Beer on the Golf Course. Just having fun

I NEVER drink before or during a round, and rarely after. I usually take a caddie anyways, so, no extra room in the bag. A couple of Gatorade's and a box of Nature Valley bars, along with some other snacks will do just fine for me. 

it just depends for me.. there is a course that is BYOB so when we play that course ill bring a bottle and have a drink on the back nine or if I'm playing bad around 6 i will pour up.... back in my early twenties i would always buy a 6 pack on the front and a 6 pack at the turn... let me say it didn't last too long... 

My feeling is that if a player wants to have a few and it is not bothering the group, fine with me.  I do have drinks while on the course casually.  I do not drink in tournaments or competitions normally.  I always have plenty of fluids to stay hydrated either way.

I do not feel that a few beers bothers my game any.  A few of my buddies play better after a few.

TT

I have had instances where my game has improved after a few drinks but in most cases, my game went downhill fast. Those instances where it actually did improve my game were usually when I was playing with clients and the beer helped to relax my nerves. I also had a few instances this past summer where my game tanked on its' own, so I began drinking and my game improved - I'm guessing it helped to relieve the anxiety and stress of my poor playing.

I have since stopped drinking during a round, because it tends to do more harm than good... but after the round, line'm up... and move aside!

i dont have a drinking made me better story but i have a hang over killed me one. So several years back i played a tournament after drinking (ALOT) the night before. Basically i tee'd off still drunk from the night before. (don't worrie i didn't drive to the course) i was 3 under threw 8. and said to my self man. i have a chance at wininng this thing. so i had a choice. get some beer and stay drunk or sober up and play on. needless to say i tried to sober up and by the time 11th hole cam around and the hang over started the wagon wheels fell off. finished 6 over. 

John L

i dont have a drinking made me better story but i have a hang over killed me one. So several years back i played a tournament after drinking (ALOT) the night before. Basically i tee'd off still drunk from the night before. (don't worrie i didn't drive to the course) i was 3 under threw 8. and said to my self man. i have a chance at wininng this thing. so i had a choice. get some beer and stay drunk or sober up and play on. needless to say i tried to sober up and by the time 11th hole cam around and the hang over started the wagon wheels fell off. finished 6 over. 

Good story.  So do you regret the drinking the night before or not staying drunk?

I typically enjoy a beer after my round, unless I play in a 4 person best ball, then I make sure I have a ride after the round, and enjoy with the rest of the group.  Like you Brandon, if my round isn't up to "par" (sorry, couldn't resist) I will have a beer before heading out on the back.

There is one exception ... I had a back injury several years ago.  I was in a hurry, and instead of waiting for a new guy to lift and push, I basically pulled a good sized cabinet onto the delivery truck on my own.  I hurt my lower back,  while I only needed 2 weeks off of work ... every so often, I am reminded of my stupidity by reliving the pain (albeit, not as much, as the years have passed by).

One morning at my home course, a friend I used to enjoy golfing with regularly (until he went to a different course) showed up at the 1st tee.  Sure enough, after my approach shot, my back started acting up.  He talked me into continuing play, partially by offering me the use of his back brace.  When we got to Hole #5 which is by the Pro Shop, I went in and ordered a beer (this was right around 7am). After #9, I got another beer, it seemed to dull the pain a little.  When we got to Hole # 13, I phoned the club house and asked if they could deliver another beer, happily they felt sorry for me, and sent the Marshall out with another one.  

I'm not going to say I played well, but it was nice to play a round of golf with an old friend :)

Paul