Rules To Golf By

Islanders fans set to tee off with a player at the upcoming ICF Golf Outing should take note:

A day at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, Mass, with Colin McDonald and Brian Strait offered a few things to keep in mind when hitting 18 with an NHLer.

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1. They Dress Like Pros

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Even if they’ve never played a round in their lives, these guys have access to enough free golf apparel to put that free golf shirt you got at the company picnic to shame.

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2. They Don’t Warm Up

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In McDonald’s words, “Grip it and Rip it.” (Driving range? What’s a driving range?)

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3. They’ll reach the hole in two strokes… Even from the sand.

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No need to play it safe or “lay up.” If there’s a water hazard, they’re going over it, not around.  

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4. Bring Sandwiches

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We averaged about one sandwich for every three holes. Plus granola bars and fruit to hold them over between sandwiches. No need for plates, when the greens are clean enough to eat off.

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5. Ignore All Signs

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Rules are for losers.

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6. (a) Don’t Hit The Camera Crew

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It’s my job to get media to come to the ICF Golf Outing. Please don’t give them a reason to leave early….

6. (b) Even if they get a little too comfortable

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Not a joke: last year a two-man camera crew from News12 tumbled down a steep hill after their golf cart tipped on it’s side. The PR-guy driving said cart has yet to publicly come forward.

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