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慢吞吞的惡夢

撰文:Timothy Low / 圖片:Getty Images

慢打,基本上是愈來愈多人放棄高爾夫球的原因,亦是我在球上的最大惡夢。廿年前我初觸高爾夫球,一場 18 洞必須要在 4 小時左右完成,是基本常識;然而,全球各地很多人打一場 18 洞竟需要 5 小時以上,竟然悲哀地成為常態。

 

眾所周知,打高爾夫球很難;但你有需要為果嶺旁的短距離切桿,試揮 16 次嗎?離洞僅 3 尺的推桿,有需要前後左右來回 4 次才看得清楚球線嗎?答案顯而易見。

 

意大利神童 Molinari 最近在推特上掀起爭議,因為他指名道姓,批評歐巡上好幾名球手是出了名的慢打王。坦白說我是撐 Dodo 的(Molinari 稱),任何原因而導致的慢打均罪無可恕。

 

就算是世上最頂級的球手,都沒有藉口要用超過 40 秒才能完成擊球,哪怕你正在決賽輪與對手爭奪大滿貫賽事錦標。

 

常言道,每一名球手都擁有自己的擊球準備方法,然而常識告訴我們,你應該早在輪到你擊球前就已準備好了。如果每次有人在同組球手擊球時及發白日夢,我都可獲得一美元,我大概已成為百萬富翁了。很多人連最基本的高球禮儀都原懂,就是別要在輪到你擊球時,才慢慢思考自己應該怎樣打,天呀,你下場不是為了觀賞別人擊球呀!如果你有心在每個洞也快哪怕幾秒鐘,一場 18 洞下來可省掉的時間會讓你訝異。

 

即使你打得快了,當然不一定代表桿數會隨之減少。但至少你可比平常快點到酒吧喝一杯,緩解你那些超標準桿數的愁緒,對嗎?