Golfing and Climbing - complimentary pursuits?

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Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Nov 1, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
But heck, nothing like hitting a ball 250+ yards!

Sounds like my 8 iron. Bring it up a notch.
Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Nov 1, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
I've always contended that the feeling in the pro golfers stomach when he's facing a long putt to win a major championship is exactly the same as the climber's who is facing a tough move 20 feet above his last piece of shaky protection. Obviously, the results of a failure to execute will be very different, but, physiologically, the feeling is the same.

I don't golf but I think it's an excellent game.

When I was a kid our Boy Scout camp was near a golf course and on the days that the course was closed the groundskeeper would let us play a round with bows and arrows.
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Denial State U
Nov 1, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
I can appreciate that golf can present a stimulating mental challenge. Personally though, the consequences of failing that mental challenge (writing a 5 instead of a 4 on a card) are tremendously un-stimulating.
Bulldozing a chunk of nature to make a giant lawn with a dozen-and-a-half holes in it is also a fairly horrible prospect (in my opinion).
And I don't like to tuck in my shirt. Or wear a shirt.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Nov 1, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Alpine climbers should take a #1 iron with them when lightening storms are a possibility because not even God can hit a 1 iron
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Nov 1, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
both are essential useless pursuits in the grand scheme of things,
both can be super fun and super frustrating
both are selfish and self-indulgent
both get you outside
both are hard to explain to those that don't partake
and in both, you can drink before, during, and after...

so yes maybe
, Delhi Dog

One day this summer; Delhi Dog in the morning.
One day this summer; Delhi Dog in the morning.
Credit: Timid TopRope
The public course at Truckee is good enough for us.
The public course at Truckee is good enough for us.
Credit: Timid TopRope
If you throw in fly fishing, whisky and some jamming in the evening you get an idea of a weekend with Delhi D when he's state side.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Nov 1, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
No water golfing (Eco-Friendly yo!), cheap fees (even for dirtbags), no crowds.

http://www.pasturegolf.com/courses/saltcreek.htm

Complimentary? Nah, just different activities for different days/situations.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 1, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
Brought to you by Yosemite Village Golf Shop, WBraun, Professional.

I said SAND WEDGE, not sandwich, Stupid!  I'll play it from there beca...
I said SAND WEDGE, not sandwich, Stupid! I'll play it from there because I'm still in bounds and it's not a hazard.
Credit: mouse from merced
There was a nine-holer at the Ahwahnee years back.

They need a pitch and putt and driving range in the Valley: Teepee Tees.

"Go hit a rock."
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Nov 1, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
They need a pitch and putt and driving range in the Valley: Teepee Tees.

"Go hit a rock."

They had one, that was reachable in one from the Jungle at the top of the Arches. I find them complementary (but not complimentary). The main differences:

Golf involves speed and timing more than strength and endurance; climbing requires strength and endurance more than speed;

Golf requires you to control your anger more than your fear (depending on how much is riding on that last putt); Climbing requires that you control your fear more than your anger;

Both are activities based on self-restraint and honesty;

Both have issues of speed of play and playing through on popular courses/routes;

Golf equipment costs less than climbing gear, but golf itself costs much more per round than the cost per climb.

But climbers haven't figured out how to make wagers part of the climbing game.

John

P.S.

Climbing uses three-letter words: pin, nut, cam

Golf uses four-letter words: golf, putt, club, ball, ##@!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Nov 1, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
golfng reqiures no SACCCC!!!!!!

Depends on what units you're playing for and how many presses you've got going on the 18th green.

John
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Nov 1, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
both involve mainly white people,

ever see a black dude climbing the Matterhorn at Disneyland?

that ain't gonna happen,
MMCC

climber
New Zealand
Nov 1, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
My memory is hazy on this, Jerry Moffatt interviewing Ron Kauk in Climbing magazine, Ron Kauk's 40th birthday? I think. Anyway...

One to other - semi offensive observation about golf.

Other back - "hey golf's way good you potlicker"
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Nov 1, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
I wish I climbed as well as I golf.

2 generations of golf professionals in my family.

I used to be a 4 handicap.

Now I play once a year and shoot around the low 80's.

I wonder what a scratch golfer is in relation to hard climbing,

Every one of the guys shooting par, at least around the clubs I frequented were in top physical shape.



Prod

Trad climber
Nov 1, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
What do you mean by complimentary? Do you mean that being proficient at one will help you be better at the other? Or do you mean they are similar activities?

Both require concentration as well as coordination, but that is about as far as I would go with it.

Russ, 250 yds with an 8 iron? Not even if you bladed it on a dried out fairway with a slight down hill runout.

Prod.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Nov 1, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Russ, 250 yds with an 8 iron? Not even if you bladed it on a dried out fairway with a slight down hill runout

Easy. Ever hear of a cart path?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 1, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
Russ/Roy losing a bet

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vygFotutz7Y]
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Nov 1, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Every one of the guys shooting par, at least around the clubs I frequented were in top physical shape.

That's an interesting observation but you were probably wrong or, if you were right, it was just coincidence.
Take a look at the physiques of plenty of pro golfers--they're all great "athletes" but at least some definition, but "top phsical shape"? Nahhh
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Nov 1, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
You can really screw you back up Golfing & that will Fvk with your climbing.

In the mid 70's I watched Reggie Jackson at a driving range I was at

The ball was still rising @ the 300 marker.

Everyone put their clubs down & watched till he left.
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Nov 1, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
Golf and climbing are equally difficult and equally frustrating. When climbing, I'd like a beer cart girl to come by once in a while.

Curt
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
I will add one cool tip...


Golf shirts make GREAT climbing shirts.


They all have collars (which are great for gear slings), come in crazy colors, are designed to stretch as you flex, and are all high-tech'ed out to wick moisture and block sun. Find 'em cheap at Marshalls, you can get $75 dollar shirts for ~20 bucks.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Word k man.

My puma golf shirt is my sending shirt.

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