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Thursday, 12 September 2013

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Cigars and GolfOne of the many pleasurable places to enjoy a cigar is on the golf course. On a warm, clear day there’s just nothing better than puffing on a fine cigar while working on your putting stroke. But do be aware that there are rules of etiquette that should be observed on the golf course—at least if you don’t want to be barred by the country club!





Smoking a good cigar on the golf course can help you de-stress and overlook the foursome of old ladies taking forever in front of you, the obnoxious lout who’s trying to sell you a timeshare in Boca and the fact that you’re beating your boss, who’s unhappy about it. A puff or two can also help you forget that nine iron you wrapped around a tree after losing five balls into the rough and another into a water hazard. Where better to smoke than the great outdoors?

The most important point is to be considerate of those around you, as well as the ones who run the golf course or club, so do try to mind your manners. If you’re a longtime member of a golf club, you can probably smoke anywhere you damn well please, but you don’t have to be that rude guy nobody wants to be around! Here are a few tips for smoking while golfing (or golfing while smoking).


Cigars and Golf

Take care of your cigars

You don’t want to drag a heavy humidor into your golf bag, but you do want to keep your cigars fresh. A travel humidor is ideal, but if you don’t have one, toss a few cigars into a Ziploc baggie with a damp towel. This should get you through the day.

What’s the best cigar to smoke on the greens? Since you’re likely to be spending a lot of time standing around waiting, go for at least a toro. Larger cigars are more forgiving of being relit than smaller ones—a point to remember when you have to put one aside for a few minutes. This is probably not the place to waste a really expensive cigar. Instead, bring a few good ones that don’t cost too much.

Lighting your stogie on the golf course can be challenging if the wind is blowing. Even if you really prefer matches, a torch is probably a better bet. Use a hat to block the breeze.

Observe the rules

Be aware that just about any golf course will have rules that you’re expected to follow if you’re going to use the facilities. Even public courses have rules that are likely to be posted prominently, so if the course has banned smoking, you must abide by this edict.

Private courses and country clubs can be even pickier, demanding that members and guests abide by a dress code and avoid breaking their strict rules. If the club says no smoking in the club house, the bar or other indoor areas, confine your cigar smoking to the outdoors, in areas where it’s permitted.

Keep reading for more tips to keep you in the good graces of the club and other golfers plus find some cool golf cigar products to make your round even more enjoyable.


0 # Main PointLordOfSpoon 2013-09-20 22:02
Basically the whole point of this article is, don't be "that guy". :P

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0 # MAIN POINTJoshua Hurst 2014-05-26 23:57
I agree.

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