Golf Magazine

Larry David and His Acceptance of 'Fore' in His Golf Game

By Golfforbeginners

Research shows that about twenty percent of all golfers regularly score better than ninety for eighteen holes on a regulation length golf course; on a course rated seventy-two, that score translates into an eighteen handicap. 

 

Enter the trials and tribulations of Larry David, who, in the current issue of The New Yorker Magazine, discusses the stages of his golf game which led from anger to denial and finally to his acceptance of the word 'fore'.


 

Larry_david

 

It's amazing how even the most jocular sorts turn dead serious when discussing their golf game and have even injected golf into their "schtick".

 

Ray Romano's character in "Men of A Certain Age" is a scratch golfer attempting to gain entrance to the Senior Tour. Larry David, ever the sad-sack golfer in "Curb Your Enthusiasm", enlightens readers in this article as to why he should probably never again play golf at Riviera Country Club.

 

Both comedians love the sport and both are relatively good golfers: Romano's handicap (12.6) and David's handicap (13.6) fluctuate but are within a few strokes of each other. The difference is the way each celebrity golfer approaches the game.

 

Romano practices regularly and has even engaged the services of Hank Haney in order to try and break eighty. On the other hand, although Larry David (with a bit of help) could perhaps one-day become a single-digit handicapper, he has chosen to accept his shortcomings maintaining, "I’ll never be good. It’s just not something I’m suited for. That’s O.K."

 

What irks me is how Larry David habitually belittles his ability, "golf is just a hobby I stink at", when the average guy can barely break 100!

 

Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry...

 

photo credit: Larry David on Myspace

 

Voice your opinion on Twitter at Golf4Beginners and friend us on Facebook

Read more articles on Golf for Beginners

 


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Classic Rivalry: David Ferrer Vs. David Nalbandian

    Classic Rivalry: David Ferrer Nalbandian

    David FerrerDavid NabandianHead to Head: 7-5On Clay: 4-0On Hard: 3-5In Finals: 1-0Titles: 11-11Turned Pro: 2000-2000A battle of the Davids, these two... Read more

    By  Thetennistipster
    SPORTS, TENNIS
  • Tennis Enigmas: David Nalbandian

    Tennis Enigmas: David Nalbandian

    I’ve looked forward to writing about Nalbandian for a while, but put it off, since his career is not over and I wonder what surprises he might have in store... Read more

    By  Thetennistipster
    SPORTS, TENNIS
  • The David Tyree of Fantasy Baseball? Um, Sure.

    David Tyree Fantasy Baseball? Sure.

    So fantasy football kicked off last night. I’m not going to lie: this is not rocking my socks off…yet. At least, not like baseball. In part, this is because I... Read more

    By  Jhop
    SPORTS
  • Mario Balotelli "is an Enigma" Says David Platt

    Mario Balotelli Enigma" Says David Platt

    Manchester City manager David Platt has spoken positively of Mario Balotelli’s behaviour off the pitch, describing him as an ‘enigma’ and praising his improved... Read more

    By  Niccoloc
    SOCCER, SPORTS
  • David Beckham in Manila

    David Beckham Manila

    Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder and football icon David Beckham teaches a girl the basics as he conducts football clinic for Filipino children at the Rizal... Read more

    By  Linus
    CELEB, PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCCER, SOCIETY, SPORTS
  • What Went Wrong When The Smithsonian Exhibited David Wojn...

    What Went Wrong When The Smithsonian Exhibited David Wojnarowicz's Fire In My Belly? Patricia S., from the Open Salon Blog explains, Soon after Penny Starr's... Read more

    By  Arfully Yours
    ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • David Shillinglaw — Hobo Chic

    David Shillinglaw Hobo Chic

    London based artist David Shillinglaw was born of British parents in 1982 in the Middle East, which may explain his thirst for travel and exhibiting in gallerie... Read more

    By  Invisiblemadevisible
    ART & DESIGN, CULTURE

COMMENTS ( 2 )

By golf cart
posted on 09 August at 04:49
Report spam/abuse

Thanks for sharing your ideas i really appreciate it! Excellent article, will keep this in mind.

By golf trolley
posted on 09 August at 04:48
Report spam/abuse

Electric golf trolley is designed to assist golf players in moving about with his golf bag and gear just by a mere push of a button, which in turn helps golfers to concentrate on the game rather than worry about his equipment and its transportation around the course. Flexible, durable and increasingly affordable, the golf trolley takes the strain out of the game, keeping you at peak performance levels and keeping you active throughout the game. Various electric trolleys come with different features and assets. know more from Marshell Green Power CO., LTD,

Magazines