A question for BA golfers...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Biff_Tannen, May 3, 2014.


How do you handle your beer drinking on the golf course?

  1. I don't play golf

  2. I play golf, but I don't drink when I golf

  3. I just buy whatever BMC offering they have at the course

  4. I pack a cooler of my own beer

  5. Straight liquor on the course, homie

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  1. Biff_Tannen

    Biff_Tannen Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2013 Missouri

    Most golf courses have no craft options or very minimal at best. How do you manage this situation?
  2. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota

    I picked the BMC option, but for me it's yuengling. Didn't quite fit the choices.
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  3. MNBeer1017

    MNBeer1017 Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2013 Minnesota

    hopslam/budweiser guy
  4. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin

    I carry as many NG Berliner Weiss that fit in the biggest pocket on my golf bag :slight_smile:
  5. lewisti

    lewisti Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2001 Connecticut

    I didn't vote because nowadays many courses have better beer on the beer cart especially now with the canning craze...last year I had snpa, long trail, among others this year should be even better
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  6. danmcg62

    danmcg62 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2006 Massachusetts

    I usually pack a cooler of my own. I try to get craft cans like Oskar Blues or Baxter from Maine to name a few. If I'm in a real pinch I'll go with the BMC options they have at the course or cans of my own.
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  7. Gmann

    Gmann Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2006 New York

    You have to buy from the beer cart, right?? Its so exciting when you see it roll up to you. That said I do try to get the best of what they got. If it is BMC so be it.
  8. JimKal

    JimKal Savant (1,137) Jul 31, 2011 North Carolina

    I wait until after the round. golf is hard enough when I'm sober.
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  9. ChristopherShain

    ChristopherShain Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2014 Michigan

    Session ales are the way to go when golfing so pack your own!
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  10. gatornation

    gatornation Grand High Pooh-Bah (8,480) Apr 18, 2007 Florida
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    Love to golf but your right not alot of craft choices i will usually have a couple BMC options from the lovely beer cart lady when she comes around other than that im here for the golf more than the beer
  11. HOP_KING

    HOP_KING Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2013 Illinois

    Last course I played a few weeks ago had Revolution Anti Hero cans. Drank a bunch and proceeded to hit two 340 yard drives with help of crazy wind in my back.
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  12. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    I disk golf does that make me a golfer?
  13. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Pooh-Bah (2,133) Dec 13, 2008 Illinois

    If I had a better playing job/career, I would like to play more often.
    Golf is such an interesting sport.
    By the way, I love to watch/play most sports.
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  14. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Pundit (854) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan

    I think it varies from state to state but in Michigan, you can not (legally) bring your own alcohol to the course if the golf course has a liquor license. I'm pretty much stuck with whatever garbage they are serving.
  15. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    I play, but while have 8 month old twin boys, my game has dropped from low single to I feel mid teens.

    I don't drink on the course. I'll rarely have a beer, and usually when I'm not trying to get a solid/serious game in. We've been known to bring a couple cans of something from time to time. Last summer it was Westbrook Gose and some Jai Alai.

    My clubhouse has some local craft on tap. Usually 5-6 taps, usually 1-2 craft taps. They'll fill us to go cups of draft.

    I also live on the 17th hole, so sometimes we will stop at my house, walk through the backyard to the garage and pull something from the fridge, or keezer. Or fill a growler up and finish 18, and go play another 9 or duel it out on the par 3 course.
  16. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Pooh-Bah (2,420) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    Who has time to handle it . . . Just one at a time.
    Seriously though. I take 3 or 4 with me. I like session canned session ipa's.
  17. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Zealot (718) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    Most of the courses I play at offer at least a few basic craft options, Sierra Navada, Harpoon, Long Trail, etc. If I play one of the courses that doesn't (which tend to also be the courses that dont allow coolers) I'll drink BMC in a pinch. Normally I only have 2 beers or so during the round, most of my drinking is done after the fact, so I usually don't fret if they dont have any craft.
  18. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Pooh-Bah (2,473) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Always bring my own cooler with something fairly light that I can drink a few without getting too buzzed and is still good if it gets warm.

    My go to right now is SN summerfest in cans.
  19. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    We always play early, so it's usually a BA stout as my "swing coach" and whatever else I pack. Usually feeling good by 6 or 7 tee. By then I'm nice and loose bu it's a slippery slope between keeping the buzz or loosing it outright and getting sloppy.
  20. DaltonC

    DaltonC Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2013 Idaho

    With friends it's a straight up liquor fest, with beer as well. If i'm going out by myself with a cart to play a quick 9 or 18 I bring a small cooler with a couple beers in it. Of course the course (lol) doesn't allow you to bring your own beverages so I have to be somewhat sneaky. The craft options are SN Pale Ale or Ninkasi Total Domination, and at 4-5 bucks a bottle it's not worth it at all.
  21. gatornation

    gatornation Grand High Pooh-Bah (8,480) Apr 18, 2007 Florida
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    no more or less than a mini-golfer IMO
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  22. jefffalcone

    jefffalcone Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2013 Massachusetts

    I hope not. Disk is a much better game
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  23. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    I throw a couple Sixpoint Crisps or some other light weight can into the cooler if I'm riding with my buddies.

    Semi serious/walking round I'm only packing water.
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  24. JrGtr

    JrGtr Pooh-Bah (1,627) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I don't drink while playing - I have a bad enough game as it is (I am very happy if I shoot 100)
    I'll save it till after the round - it's unusual to not even find Sam Adams at a place.
    IF there is nothing worth drinking, I'll wait till I get home. No big deal.
  25. mondegreen

    mondegreen Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    Haven't played golf in years. But if I were to play now, I'd consider packing Westbrook Gose.
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  26. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Barrel aged golfers
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  27. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Grand Pooh-Bah (3,003) Jul 27, 2013 Texas
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    I am in the minority apparently. I'm not a frequent golfer, but when I do, I buy a six pack of whatever is in cans. Usually Coors or similar.
  28. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    I can't be bothered to pack a cooler, and almost all courses around here don't allow you to bring your own, so I just buy 2-3 Buds and call it good for 18.
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  29. proseberry

    proseberry Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Illinois

    I drink after I play. Heavily!!! Golf is too expen$ive to get all jaked on the course. Village Links in Glen Ellyn has a bountiful tap list, as does Arrowhead in Wheaton. V.L. having great pours and prices to boot. I DO go up to Boyne in Petosky every year for a week of unlimuted play. I ALWAYS stay the Saturday before in Grand Rapids, making my yearly pilgrammage to Founder's and HopCat. My cooler for the week will have Zombie, Gumball, Devil Dancer, Two Hearted, Daisy Cutter, among some newfound canned goodies that are to soon come out.
  30. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    Hey!......I resent that?
  31. brewlover517

    brewlover517 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 Michigan

    I'll buy a couple BMC or w/e they have for sale on the cart, and of course tip the girl who hauled it to me. :grinning:
  32. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    I play, and shoot in the 80s. But the sport is boring & 18 holes takes too much time out of your day (unless a work/weekday entertaining a customer). 9-holes would be perfect. I'd much rather be playing baseball or snowboarding. No offense. To each their own
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  33. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Pooh-Bah (1,945) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    Depends where I go. A privately-owned, although public-allowed golf club near me sells good beer on tap and has bottles. When I go elsewhere, usually State Golf Courses, I pack my own beer of course!
  34. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Straight up liquor "HOMIE" is on the executive course...
  35. LampertLand

    LampertLand Pooh-Bah (2,772) Nov 2, 2011 Canada (BC)

    Played alot of golf from 1978-2006 , (x2membership , 4 hcp , worked in the industry for almost 15+years)
    & mostly bought what was served at the turn/grab and go , (Kokanee , Corona , Canadian , Heinken)

    Now that I no longer work/play except maybe twice a year ,
    craft beer would best suit the 19th hole , not the first to eighteenth
    if you need to drink , don't drive , don't even putt
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  36. buckyp

    buckyp Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 South Carolina

    I see Newcastle cans at many courses I've played so go with that. I'll do Blue Moon or Yuengling if push comes to shove.
  37. fineout

    fineout Crusader (499) Apr 23, 2010 Rhode Island

    i pack somewhere between 2-3 beers in my bag with some ice/a cold pack as i play.
  38. skinsfan

    skinsfan Initiate (0) May 24, 2005 Maryland

    I golf a fair amount and typically don't drink anything but water/gatorade when I play. I usually walk when I play, so try to stay hydrated. After the round, however, I try to make up for all the time I spent playing golf instead of drinking good beer!
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  39. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Grand Pooh-Bah (3,248) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Man back when I was 20 my brother and I brought some Busch Light onto a course during summertime at a college town course. The ranger came by and questioned us about the beer. We told him we bought them from the cart girl. He laughed at us and indicated they didn't sell Busch Light and just went on about his business.
  40. pgrenvicz

    pgrenvicz Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2013 Georgia

    Depends on the course, but many of them are now carrying good beer in cans. OB, Jai Alai, Sweetwater IPA, Founders Centennial and Terrapin Recreation Ale, and now HI-5...
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