Look, I’m trying to concentrate and hit this small white, dimpled ball with a finely made instrument, with precision like accuracy in order for it to go straight. In order for it to all work I have to get all muscles involved, which ordinarily act independently, to work as one unit. I need to perfectly time the whole routine so that they are all acting with the right amount of force and direction at impact. And now on top of all that, we want to introduce alcohol into the equation?!
I’ve paraphrased him a little here and upon asking him if this is close to what he said, this was his reply:
Can’t remember exactly what I said. What I do know is that no serious golfer should drink in the process of achieving golfing nirvana.