Top 10 Superstition on the Golf Course
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
February 27, 2012
Filed Under Sports
Contributed by David Galassi, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Like every sport, golf has its superstitious players.
These ten superstition on the golf course may not be yours, but may get you thinking on how to improve your game via the “Hex” or “Whammy”.
10. Your ball
You continue to play Pro V Ones. You continue to loose 12 skins every weekend. “Ok … I am going to play Top Flight logo overruns today!” after getting picked up, drinking black coffee, wearing black pants, using white tees, wearing dirty golf shoes, and marking my ball with my dog’s name! OR perhaps hitting the range a bit more might be a tad more prudent?
Your 6:42 a.m. tee time has you grabbing a coffee in the pro shop every Sunday morning. Cream and sugar is the way you like it. You handicap has increased by 4 strokes. Next week … ”Coffee black please.”
8. You always drive to golf
You pick up your buddy every Sat morning and have lost back-to back-to-back rounds to him. He is at least 8 strokes worse than you on his best day. Next Saturday … ”Hey Bill, my car is in the shop … can you drive?” Guaranteed winner.
7. Your ball marker
You use the ball markers you got from your mother-in-law for Christmas. Not one up-and-down for last 36 holes. Switch to the local bars happy hour token or a penny you found in the parking lot.
6. Your Pants/Shorts
The tan Dockers didn’t work. Score 101. Switch pants next round to the grey checkered shorts or black pants. That is the answer for sure.
5. Which way your bag sits on the cart
The bag boy placed your bag with the logo facing in. You shoot 96. Turn the bag around next time with the Fancy Logo facing out and see how you start to hole every 6-footer.
4. Marking your ball for identification
The obligatory “3 dots” or “initials” might send you into the 90’s. If so next round try your wife’s initials, your daughters birth date or the year of your first car.
3. Colored golf tees
If yellow, white, or tan golf tees caused a bad round, only use red ones next time out. It’s bound to improve your tee shots.
Never clean, wash or polish the golf shoes you just shot 78 in. Place them carefully in their shoe bag or set them on your back seat. Look at them every day until your next round.
1. “Nice up and Down”
Always clean and keep the one “special” scuffed ball in your bag. You know … the one that hit the cart path, hit the tree, rolled against the sprinkler head and landed 8” for your par putt.