In today’s post, i’m going to talk about situations and people that are unfortunately very familiar to all of us. One of the biggest reasons for why i love golf is community – great people that i get to enjoy playing golf with, but that’s not always the case. Even on the golf course you can often find inconsiderate jerks who have no sympathy for your time and effort. And i’m not pointing fingers at anyone. We all have bad day and may act rudely even without realizing it, but it’s up to us to realize that we’re not acting nicely and make up for by apology or however else we can. Anyway, here are some of the worst situations i’ve been on golf course and some of the worst people i’ve met.
A year or two ago, i was out with my brother to play round of golf on weekend and have a good time. First three holes were a breeze and only took slightly more than about half an hour, and that’s when we arrived on the fourth. Four elder women, probably in their fifties, were playing there, and as i didn’t want to be rude, i decided to wait for our turn without approaching them. We stood there waiting for literally an hour, and then i approached them to ask if we could get done with our hole quickly so we could move along. One of the women instantly started yelling at me, shouting that they paid for a tee time and they didn’t expect anyone to disturb them. After explaining that she wasn’t the only one who paid for the course, she stopped making sense at all and resolved to shouting again. We had two choices, either we would call up representative of the golf course to resolve the situation for us, or we could move along. At this point we were pretty tired and decided to quit golf for the day and quickly left afterwards. That is how one rude group of women ruined nice evening of golf for us.
One more annoying and somewhat humorous (probably to the observer) memory of mine is playing golf with this one guy who was obsessed with fixing my swing, even though i didn’t ask. It was about four years ago, when i was still a beginner golfer. And i went golfing with this colleague, who i didn’t know very well but just happened to be into golf like i was. But quickly into the process of playing along with him, i started to deeply regret that decision. He might have had good intentions and wanted to help me, but his explanations confused me even more. And i’m not one of those people who aren’t teachable, at least i don’t think i am. But this guy was super obnoxious and annoying with his lessons. The fact that i didn’t have good set of golf clubs probably didn’t help either, so i quickly had to replace them with best set of irons clubs beginner can have. All in all, it was valuable learning experience as i decided to never play golf with him again.