A few years ago Dave Letterman put out his famous top 10 list and it was called the “top ten reasons golf is better than sex.” I’ve included the list below as a lighthearted reminder to Darren Clarke that life is sometimes better than a pint…Wait a minute sometimes a pint is life, especially Guinness.
You see Darren Clarke, 2011 British Open champion, has decided to make some changes to his lifestyle. As a new year and new life resolution Clarke has decided to whip himself into better shape and lay off the booze. He Said,
“My golf career has been extended somewhat by winning the Open Championship and I just thought that enough is enough and it was time to get myself into better shape.”
He did wait until after the holidays possibly, so he could throw a few back and eat some extra ham and pie before he started his new journey. Smart move I think.
Clarke is 43 and the Open win gives him the coveted Claret Jug he’d been searching for the last 20 years. That’s not all he received from the win. As with all majors, when you win you get perks and at 43 ranked 111th in the world his Open win gave him another 5 years at Augusta for the Masters and exemptions from the British Open until he’s 61.
He’s hired fitness guru Jonny Bloomfield, recommended to him by Lee Westwood’s trainer, to get him lean and mean.
Clark had this to say about his new lease on life,
“Jonny’s a sports scientist and he’s got me doing all sorts in the gym, having my eyes checked out, nutrition etc. Therefore my alcohol consumption is taking a massive dint… currently down to zero! However, no pain, no gain and I’m very excited about the route that we’re going down.”
“It’s a long road, but I will give it my best shot.”
Dave Letterman’s Top Ten – Why Golf is Better Than Sex
#10… A below par performance is considered damn good.
#9… You can stop in the middle and have a cheeseburger and a couple of beers.
#8… It’s much easier to find the sweet spot.
#7… Foursomes are encouraged.
#6… You can still make money doing it as a senior.
#5… Three times a day is possible.
#4… Your partner doesn’t hire a lawyer if you play with someone else.
#3… If you live in Florida, you can do it almost every day.
#2… You don’t have to cuddle with your partner when you’re finished.
And the NUMBER ONE reason why golf is better than sex
#1… When your equipment gets old you can replace it!