As golfers we think differently to the rest of the human population.
Here are some situations where this is most apparent...
In 100 MPH winds
Normal person - Better stay in
Golfer - How far could I hit a ball with the wind behind?
When the Sat Nav says Turn left in 150 yards
Normal person - Keep an eye out on the left for this turning
Golfer - Turn left after a 7-iron
Whilst watching football
Normal person - God I’d love to be a millionaire footballer and have money, talent and girls
Golfer - God I’d love to hit some wedges off that grass
When stood waiting for a bus/train/fish and chips
Normal person - Stand still with headphones in
Golfer - Do a practise swing looking at hands and invisible club position on way back
When looking out of plane window
Normal person - Look how small the cars are
Golfer - Look at that golf course… and that one. Quite a few bunkers.
On Sunday morning
Normal person - Lie in and suffer hangover
Golfer - Battle hangover, get up at 7am to beat the crowds and struggle round a golf course
On Monday morning
Normal person - How much money did I spend this weekend?
Golfer - How many putts did I miss this weekend and what could I have shot?
When buying a car
Normal person - Is it big enough for the kids?
Golfer - Is it big enough to fit my golf clubs in?
When buying a house
Normal person - What are the local schools like?
Golfer - What are the local golf courses like?
What we look forward to in winter
Normal person - The clocks going forward
Golfer - The Masters
And when we know winter is over
Normal person - Attempting a BBQ after work
Golfer - Smugly taking the waterproofs out of the golf bag before a game
I'm the Managing Editor at The Club. I like putting and Rioja. I dislike my low slice.