It has to be said: The game of golf absolutely BOOMED during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Golf Foundation, the game showed an increase of 500,000 new golfers in 2020 alone, bringing the total number to 24.8 million nationwide. With additional sporting facilities both indoor and outdoor opening up as lockdowns have eased one might’ve expected the wave of golf enthusiasts to return to normal levels, however it did quite the opposite and increased even more. Why? Because men are good at doing one very specific thing, and that’s sucking their friends into a gambling-rich booze fest like golf.
The game of golf has long been known to us veteran hackers as a place of escape, where the beers flow like water and skins has more meaning than sounding like an 80’s porno mag. It’s an escape where men can get away from their wives and girlfriends for an average of 4-5 hours (depending on the weekend crowd) and be free to live on as the degenerates we know we ourselves to be. Personally I’m stoked to see so many dudes and ladies hitting the links and having some good times with friends out on the course. Golf’s an awesome game. It can both humble you and stroke your ego in the same round which is why it’s so addicting. It’s not surprising to see so many of the newcomers sticking it out, especially after investing thousands of dollars in their new clubs.
I mean is there any better feeling than bombing an absolute piss missile down the middle of the fairway while the cart girl gazes upon your mediocre swing? The answer’s no! If you’re on your 6th ball or your 6th beer it doesn’t matter. As long as you’re having a day on the course with the boys, good times are guaranteed to be had. So if you haven’t tried hitting the links, get your ass out there and see for yourself why the old man’s game has a new young face.