!This past week on the podcast I had a blast interviewing my good buddy Pete Ayers. Pete shared some funny stories about his family and him on the golf course which reminded me of one of the stories I had about my dad and I on the course when I was younger.
I was about 14-15 years old playing a round of golf with my dad and 2 uncles, Uncle Rudy and Uncle Bobo. We were playing a a round on the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, TX. I don't remember what hole its was but we were walking off a par 3 heading towards our carts when out of the blue I hear "FORE"!!! A errant tee shot hits me in the back, knocking the air out of me. I went down and was having trouble breathing, my dad turns around and sees me and tells me "what are you doing man get up!" I was pissed and hurting but I was ready for my dad to tell that guy off kick his a@#. The man that hit me and his group made their way to the green and the guy came up to us said sorry buddy! At this moment I was ready for my dad to let him have it, then my dad said "no it's ok fella!", I looked at my dad and thought to myself really guy, that's it, no blows, no confrontation, no nothing. For the rest of the round I did not want to play and was very upset with my dad, I didn't even play with my dad for a while after this incident.
As I got older and wiser in the game of golf at least I continued to get a better understanding of the rules of golf etiquette I have to come to realize that the guy who hit me broke these rules.
When teeing off on a par 3 it's courtesy that you wait til the group ahead of you has driven away/walked off enough of a distance that an errant tee shot won't hit into the group.
Now I am not saying that I am the most Golf etiquette guy out on the course but you must use it differently at times depending on what group of people you are playing with, different strokes for different folks.
Hit em well my friends!
My name is Andrew Torres I have been teaching and coaching high school and middle school for the past 13 years. I have been married for 10 years, have been blessed with two beautiful daughters 10 and 6 years old. Outside of my family and my coaching I fell in love with the crazy game of golf.
-This blog will be about the golf expriences that I have with my boys, school, daughter, and at times solo. The Blog will have a link for my bi-monthly podcast "Nothing is OB"