Golf is Not Easy, Just ask These Guys
Golf was once characterized by William Wordsworth as, “a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.” Perhaps this used to be true but certainly no longer applies. In a world of eight cylinder gas-powered golf carts and super science golf drivers, it’s no longer just a long walk through the greens. The biggest factor is of course fatigue.
Most courses have 18 holes with an average walking distance of 5-6 miles without a golf cart. So the player can expect quite a lengthy walk – reduced to somewhere around two miles with a golf cart present. That can be quite fatiguing when you consider factors such as hydration, concentration, and proper fitness are all required to land those shots. Low blood sugar and fatigue have been attributed to some startling PGA tour failures.
Anger Management Issues
Golf will inevitably shoot your blood pressure through the roof. It requires an uncanny sense of patience, coordination, and skill. For the amateur or part-time golfer, this will lead to immense frustration when you don’t see that finely honed shot appear That’s no reason to lose your cool.
Temper tantrums the likes a 5 year old would be bashful about are a common sight on both the driving range and the course. Heck, even on miniature golf course ranges. One of the major factors at play is the natural expectation for success. It’s ingrained in the human condition – we expect things to go our way. And golf is a fantastic example of, in many cases, the exact opposite. It’s not simply the perfect shot that defines a great golf player, it’s also how he or she recovers after a shot goes awry. (more…)
Natural human instinct when we see the great divide form between where we believe our skill level should be and where it actually lies is, unsurprisingly, to revert back to our fi
Natural human instinct when we see the great divide form between where we believe our skill level should be and where it actually lies is, unsurprisingly, to revert back to our five year old inner selves. The world didn’t match up to our expectations and now a rage besets itself in the heart of amateurs and professionals alike. This is all the more reason to check your cool. Golf is designed with plenty of reasons to take a break.
Failure to Launch – Trick Shots Gone Bad
If you’re not the Bryan Bros, you have no business hitting a golf ball off of someone else’s body. Point blank, no matter how many beers you’ve guzzled between Hole 1 and 9, your skill sets likely haven’t improved so much that teeing off in your buddy’s mouth is a good idea.
High-Speed Chases with Golf Carts
These vehicles, whether electric or gas-powered, are designed to leisurely take you from one hole to another. What was designed as a way to reduce the impact of lugging a giant set of clubs through a large expanse has turned into de facto poor man racing equipment. It’s a bit inevitable, isn’t it? If there’s the potential to strap on a bigger motor or fly at a higher velocity – mankind will give it a try….
That’s not always such a bad thing as we end up with some odd monstrosities that turn out to be quite amusing. But for the majority of people on the course, it’s a danger to themselves and others.
Golf carts, by design, are not aerodynamic. They’re made to carry clubs, beer coolers, and people – but not whip around corners or land upright after jumps. These carts are extremely prone to toppling over and in many cases – aren’t even equipped with roll bars. Obviously not the ideal for stuff of racing legends.