Golf is one of the most difficult sports to practice. It is certainly one of the sports that generates the most frustration among amateur players, and probably also among professional players. This is why they come up with the worst golf excuses for their bad shots. There is no concrete outlet to evacuate the tensions accumulated during a game.
So when things go wrong, it’s easy to tense up, which in turn leads to even more missed golf shots. Fortunately, the amateur golfer is very creative when it comes to devising excuses, more or less credible, to explain the reasons for a rout in golf. How many times is it possible to hear remarks such as “I usually play a lot better” on the course.
Small anthology of excuses in this blog article, when you play golf badly. These reactions and little apologies say more about the characters we meet on the golf course than their game itself.
#1 Weather conditions
It’s the x factor during a round of golf. The one that we cannot determine in advance , on which we have no means of action. When the weather is nice, it’s easy, but when the rain or the wind come to complicate the exercise, they are key assets to explain the bad swings, the topped golf balls, etc.
The excuse of unfavorable weather conditions is a great classic of the genre. A piece of advice, rather than fighting them, it is better to welcome them as an additional challenge to be met.
AND THEN TO THINK THAT AFTER ALL, IT’S AN ANGLO-SAXON SPORT!
#2 The high-tech failure
The golf rangefinder has a good back, when the golfer gets the wrong club. If it’s not the rangefinder, it’s the GPS watch that’s messing up, or that has run out of battery. These little technological gadgets are the perfect fuses to explain the failings of the modern golfer. This is because they have deeply integrated the routines of golfers in recent years.
THE NEXT TIME YOU ENCOUNTER THE WATER OBSTACLE, DON’T BLAME YOUR DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE, NO ONE WILL BELIEVE YOU!
#3 The new clubs
The new clubs have arrived, we haven’t yet taken the time to get used to them and here’s a good excuse for playing golf badly! Of course, when changing equipment in golf, it takes a little getting used to.
This can be done on the driving range at first, before joining the golf courses. But, with some golfers, this excuse is far too common to be credible.
WE HAVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY CHANGE CLUBS EVERY SUNDAY, OR THAT THEY REDO THEIR GRIPS OR A FITTING EVERY FOUR MORNINGS.
#4 The zapped warm-up
The good old excuse of the lack of warm-up, we know it too. It’s easy to question his lack of organization, to cover a catastrophic start to the game. This should not happen in reality, because to properly prepare for a round of golf, you should systematically arrive a good hour early at the golf course.
Again, this excuse cannot hold for the whole game, alas. If one realizes that a player offered this explanation, but produced the same thing at hole number 10 as at hole number 1, his explanation was simply not credible.
This can be a good excuse, but it can’t be used throughout the game. Pretending that you were disturbed by your playing partner who was searching his golf bag to retrieve his snack will not work every time.
If someone speaks when you are already at the address, nothing prevents you from breaking out of your routine, interrupting the disturber(s), before resuming your routine in full.
#6 No time to train
This is perhaps the most common excuse, and the most difficult to dismantle. Because it is probably the most plausible. If you play golf badly, it’s because you lack training and practice. Lack of time, busy schedules, a busy family life, all this explains the poor golf performance.
WE GLADLY ACCEPT IT, BUT IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO REPEAT IT SYSTEMATICALLY, AFTER EACH MISSED GOLF SWING.
#7 The greens don’t roll
“My putter is really cold today, but I especially find that the greens don’t roll at all” or else “wow, the greens are real ice rinks, I’m not used to it”.
If you take three putts every time you’re on the green, the problem isn’t the green, it’s often the putting technique. So, treat yourself to a putting mat, to really progress in this aspect of the game.
#8 It’s bad luck’s fault
NO, THE LITTLE SQUIRREL WILL NOT SYSTEMATICALLY BRING THE BALL BACK TO YOU ON THE FAIRWAY , WHEN YOU HAD SENT YOUR DRIVE INTO THE WOODS.
Similarly, if you had one or more unfavorable rebounds during the game, this cannot explain everything. In any case, favorable rebounds and unfavorable rebounds tend to cancel each other out over time, statistically.
If you’ve had a bad day, chances are your next game will go better. It is therefore preferable not to use this excuse too loosely if you have returned a worse scorecard than your partners of the day.