Tuesday, December 30, 2008

When I Say Fore, I Mean Fore!

I’m not a golfer. Never have been and never will be.

As a child, the only place to play golf in my hometown was at the country club. We were not members of the country club. So, no learning golf.

And now, well, I don’t have the time nor money to play golf. The expense of clubs and balls (and I would need hundreds of balls, that’s for sure), rental of a cart and green fees, well, the cost is simply prohibitive for me. And, who really has the time to give 4 or 5 hours to play 18 holes. I’d rather spend it with my family.

Maybe a mayor in the Philippines would have been smart to stay home. It seems that the mayor is being investigated for allegedly beating up a man and his 14-year-old son while golfing at a country club east of the capital of Manila, Agence France-Presse reported.

Nasser Pangandaman Jr., a town mayor and son of cabinet member Nasser Pangandaman, is being investigated after he, his brother, and their armed bodyguards allegedly beat up the two golfers Friday after jumping ahead of them to tee off.

The Pinoy pugilists reportedly punched and kicked the father and son as their bodyguards pulled guns on them to prevent other people breaking up the fight. The golfers were allegedly beaten again when they went to the clubhouse to file a complaint. President Gloria Arroyo has ordered the justice department to investigate the incident, according to the AFP.

That story certainly gives new meaning to letting others play through. I’ve heard of road rage. Is this golf rage? Or, maybe green rage?


  1. i think it is called prima dona rage. I hope they get the book thrown at them and daddy stays out of it. Yeah right....

  2. Ouch!
    I'll have to admit I have wanted to beat a person with a golf club before. I divorced him over 10 years ago. Yeah. It was that bad.


  3. Bill...good definition...and yes, daddy needs to stay out of it...but, I doubt he ever has or ever will.

  4. Well Heidi...I'm just glad you didn't do that! Or, your blog might have a different title: JailChatter!

  5. I've never thought of golf as a "contact sport"!

    You ought to give it a try, Steve. Golf is fun. You can pick up a used set of clubs pretty cheap and get used golf balls. Start out by going to the driving range, then get with church buddy to venture out on the course.

    Only the very rich (or school athletes) can afford it everyday, but once or twice a month isn't too bad.

    I should take my own advice, as I've only played once since returning to the states almost 2 years ago. :-(

  6. I've gotten pretty mad on the golf course. Usually it is because of my sub-par golf game. (Oh and "sub-par" means shooting triple digits, not actually shooting below par). Getting an 8 or 9 on a hole happens quite often.

    I've gotten mad at other players before, because it has been my experience that there are very few happy/nice golfers. Usually everyone is so disgusted with their own game that they take it out on everyone and everything.

    And then there are the drinkers who have decided to try to golf . . . bad mix.

  7. I had to give up playing at golf back in '93 when the doctor said, "No more running. No more jumping. No more bending and twisting (softball)." But I was bad. No make that real bad and the problem is that I got mad while playing individual sports because i couldn't blame anyone else for the bad play. :) I don't miss it.

  8. Given the fact that we live in a highly secure gated community which is home to two golf courses with plans for a third.... I've definitely heard and seen plenty of "issues" involving golfers! Interestingly enough? It can be the ones who do play every day or close to it who seem to get the most upset when things don't go their way! What's up with that??

    Being hit with a golf ball can hurt just as bad as with a club. It all depends upon the aim!


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