Originally Posted by GAC
That's when you want to smack brothers. My brother and I play constantly. And though we were very competitive when playing against each other growing up, now that we're older (50's), it's him far more then me. I'm not out to prove anything, other then wanting to get better myself. Even a few of our friends (golf buddies) notice this. He HAS
to beat me when we play golf. Some things never change.
I love to play that game. My middle brother is the same way and he seethes if I beat him. What gets him more than anything is that I am shorter, but straighter than he his. If his driving is off, which happens all too often because he has a very handsy swing, he hurries off ahead and into the rough and stomps around like it's not fair that he's losing to a guy who is forty yards behind him on every hole. It's classic tortoise and hare golf.
But it doesn't mean I win all the time. When he's straight, he can beat me by five or six strokes, so we are roughly even. The difference is that I see this as parity while he sees it as an injustice.