Walking Off The Golf Course!

I rarely walk off the golf course. However, every now and again I just get the feeling it is time to go. So, I pack up my clubs and off I go. If I am playing with someone, I wait until the end of the nine before making an excuse to leave. This is very rare for me to leave, but it does happen.

I was curious and decided to ask The Grateful Golfers if they have ever walked off the golf course and this is the choices I gave them:

It became very apparaent that my list was very short. It started a great conversation, however slightly short sighted. Other reasons why golfers walked off the course quickly grew. Here is what they said:

  • Hailstones;
  • Beverage cart ran out of Coors Light;
  • Threw their back out;
  • Hauled away in an ambulance;
  • Thunder and lightning;
  • Lost 7 balls in 3+ holes due to the hosel rockets;
  • Mad about play and not having fun;
  • I may or may not have ran out of balls in a tournament #Yips #woods #Water; and
  • Wife went into labour.

As you can see, there are many reasons why golfers will walk off the course. I never thought it would be so varied and as I stated earlier, I completely underestimated the reasons.

Thank you to everyone who responded. I found several very funny that elicited a good laugh.

Have you ever walked off the golf course?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

7 thoughts on “Walking Off The Golf Course!

  1. Thanks for the poll! I walked off the course twice this year, both times because the pace of play would have put a round at 6 hours. No thanks! I usually go let the staff know as well as the marshals as their job is to improve the pace of play!


  2. I’ve left the course twice this year due to the oppressive heat we get in the summer. That’s a first for me. I’m guessing it’s probably age related. But I’ve left for other reasons over the years too. Kids/family issues. Storms. Even work once. I’ve also left because of my playing partners job a few times when we shared a ride. If you play enough, it’s bound to happen sooner or later.

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  3. Jim, other than weather related walk-offs, I’ve quit mid round twice. Once for heat exhaustion, and the second for slow play. Would have missed my afternoon tee time if I didn’t quit on the morning round which was destined for six hours 😦



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