There is no correct way to celebrate a great golf shot. The definition of a great shot is unique as the celebration itself. I am not sure about you, but my level of celebration is directly correlated to how great the shot actually was and where the celebration takes place. Make no mistake, I do celebrate or at least acknowledge a great shot almost every time.
When making a great putt (usually for birdie or eagle) my celebration consists of a smile and fist pump. I might give the odd whoop, but I generally keep my celebration to a minimum because hopping or running around will cause unnecessary damage to the green.
When off the green and holing out from the fairway, I am more animated and you might even see some light under my shoes. I definitely smile, whoop and possibly give a few high fives.
Making a hole in one is definitely a cause for celebration. After getting over the initial shock of sinking my shot, I definitely celebrate. I ran around a bit on two of them, several high fives, and I relished in the moments of elation. Obviously, I was the most animated for these precious shots.
I have hit the pin, stuck the ball very very close and holed out from a bunker. These great shots do elicit some response, but most a small and a swagger as I go to my ball. Regardless, I do demonstrate some emotion. Maybe not as cool as Miguel Angel Jimenez…..
Celebrating a great golf shot is all part of the excitement of playing. How and where you celebrate is completely up to you. I know there are some times when a subdued celebration is required, but who wants to think about those, right?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!