Pennsylvania Golfers Rank Top 5 Heaviest On-Course Drinkers
Part of going to the golf course is having a few pops during and after your round. Depending on where you are, when you’re playing, and who you’re with could determine whether it’s going to be more or less than a few. A Saturday morning round with Dad? You probably grab a few at the turn. The first one is to help wash down the pork missile you just rammed down your gullet. The 2nd is to rinse away the three 8s you just carded through nine holes, on your way to a 54 front. If you’re out there with friends or at the beginning of a bachelor party, you can double both the amount of beers you are taking down and the number of 8s you’re putting on the scorecard. According to Pickswise, Pennsylvania golfers rank in the top 5 of on-course drinkers.
Not all golf course drinking is equal. They recently did a study asking golfers in the United States how many drinks they had per round of golf. Topping the list was Florida with golfers averaging just under 5 beers per round. That makes sense since most people go on golf trips and vacations down there. Texas is 2nd with just over 4 1/2 beers per round, while North Carolina and New Mexico are third and 4th with slightly under 4 1/2 daddy drinks. Then there is a three-way tie for the 5th spot between Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Missouri. All three states average 4.2 drinks per round. I am pretty sure my friends and I could bump Pennsylvania’s top 5 ranking to 4.3 drinks per round, and into a tie for 3rd. Alas, we were not part of the survey.
Pulling up the rear was Utah, a state you’d expect with a heavily Mormon population. The survey also asked golfers in the UK about their on-course drinking and it pales in comparison to our on-course drinking. Over in the UK, they’re averaging under half a beer per round. They save their drinking for after the round… rookies.