The most memorable time on the golf course is the part where you’re drinking beer with your friends. But a problem presents itself when you’re holding a drink in your hand and then you need to swing your club. What do you do with your beer?
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could hold your drink and swing at the same time? We all have dreams but what’s more realistic is keeping a goal. If you’re a savvy golfer, you should have a plan in anticipation of this inevitable conflict. Here are a few options to consider on what to do with your drink.
What to Do With Your Drink
Most golfers place their beer on the ground when it’s their turn to take a swing. Placing your beer in the grass presents some problems. Someone might knock it over, spilling your precious booze. Or it can fall over because the ground is uneven. So where else can you put it if it’s not sitting on the fairway?
Drink it all before you swing.
The most practical solution is to drink the whole beer before you swing. We know it’s good etiquette to drink slowly, like a gentleman, and savor the drink instead of downing it all. But it’s your game. Ignore good behavior and chug. Bottoms up!
Attach your beer to your belt with a carabiner.
Using a carabiner will be a hard feat if you’re sipping from a cup. But if you’re drinking from a can you can totally pull this off. Any D-shaped wire gate carabiner can slip through the tab of the beer and a belt loop. Most standard pairs of khaki pants require a belt so you can tuck in your polo shirt. Try to position the beer on your side or back, so it doesn’t it interfere with your swing. You might spill some beer on your shirt or pants. But if you’re wearing moisture-wicking apparel, it will dry in no time.
Use a Camelbak hydration pack to go hands-free.
A Camelbak is a general purpose backpack with a reservoir. Most commonly used by the military and cyclists, golfers can also utilize this piece of equipment. Put your beer in the reservoir instead of filling it up full of water. A convenient tube coming off the top of the pack will enable you to drink from the internal bladder. When you’re ready to swing, you won’t have to hold anything in your hands since it’s positioned on your back.
Make a friend hold your drink.
This option isn’t the best solution, but it’s the most convenient. Most guys don’t want to be your waiter and hold your stuff for you. But it’s the sign of a good friend if they’re willing to clutch a Miller while your drunk self tries to hit the ball. Just be a good friend and hold their drink when it’s their turn. That’s what friends are for, right?
Leave it in the golf cart.
Only opt for leaving your drink in the golf cart if you’re highly disciplined. Depending on your level of patience, you may be able to take several shots before returning for a sip. But if you’re having a bad time, choose one of the options above. We don’t want you to feel like it’s prohibition. Golf is about having fun and drinking is a big part of the game.