Local dad Andrew Smalls recently announced that his golf game has begun struggling, ever since he decided to start keeping score.
“It’s the darndest thing,” the father-of-three who considered himself a seven handicap, said. “I remember when I’d just play through without keeping score, I was getting all these drives and my short game was on point. But now that I’m actually keeping track of the score, my game is definitely suffering.”
Smalls referred to his most recent 9-hole outing as an example.
“See, I was like, 15 over par by the end of the day, which is of course absurd. Before I was keeping score, I’m pretty sure I was at par, or maybe even under par. But once I started actually writing down my strokes, my games just tanked.”
When asked why keeping score would affect his performance so much, he replied, “I don’t know, I probably am tiring my hand from writing so much while golfing. That’s the only possible explanation for these scores.”