Friday, September 25, 2009

Bad Golf Course Etiquette

I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer and, like me, found plenty of opportunities to spend time on the golf course. I love using this beautiful weather to experience as many new courses as possible. And, each location brings its own set of unique characters. I encountered my share of memorable people and built some relationships that I hope will last for a long time to come.

I tried to create a sense of the interesting personalities who spend their Saturdays roaming around in a golf cart in my three published novels—Lifetime Loser, Finish Line, and Tuey’s Course. When you read my books, you will discover a womanizing alcoholic, men fighting addictions to food and cigarettes, hurricane survivors, and straightforward good guys. They all come together based on a shared love for the great sport of golf. But, they do not always approach the game or each other with the greatest sense of sportsmanship.

For those of you who are fellow golf fanatics, I am sure you have dealt with some less-than-desirable behavior on the golf course. I would like to share a few of my “don’ts” for those who perhaps still need some help with golf etiquette:

1.Don’t hold up a tee time because you “are absolutely sure” that your buddy will arrive any minute.

2.Don’t drink more than six beers before reaching the ninth hole, especially if you are the one driving the golf cart. It’s dangerous for everyone within a half-mile radius of you and your clubs.

3.Don’t assume that you look good in argyle.

What are some other recommendations, either funny or serious, that you could add to the list?

Please leave a comment and we will create a readers’ list.

I look forward to reading them!


Jackie Houchin said...

I just LOVE those pastel and argyle golfing costumes the old gentlemen are wearing in the photo! Classic!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. finally reached the time in my life to tell the stories and reveal the characters that are in my mind.

I use notepad on my I-phone to store "moments"

Maybe some day the old time garb will return. Payne Stewart was unique in his approach to make his wardrobe mark on tour.