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'.


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

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog


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,