Sometimes, you just know you're facing a losing battle.
And when it comes to the golf course, Sanctuary Point product Kyle Zunic knows he has Buckley's and none when facing off against older brother Jordan - a professional golfer.
But Kyle, an exciting basketball talent in his own right, loves a challenge.
Kyle has been out on the golf course at least five times a week as he looks to stay fit during the basketball shutdown period.
The 21-year-old had been playing basketball for Winthrop University in the US, but is now back in the Illawarra due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As he weighs up his next steps, including whether to return to the US or try his luck in an Australian comp, Kyle has enjoyed regularly going up against his sibling on the golf course.
"I've been playing more golf than I've ever played in my life," he said.
"We're absolutely competitive, no matter what it is.
"He may beat me by 20 shots - but it's all good.
"I've been getting much better, Jordan's actually been helping me out a lot.
"We've been going down to the range and he's helped my swing out."
While there are doubts over whether he can get back to the US to represent Winthrop in 2020, Kyle said he was "trying to do everything right" to remain fit in the meantime.
"I've just been trying to keep myself sane during this time," Kyle said.
"I'm working out as much as I can.
"Mum and Dad bought me a hoop to put in our driveway so I've been able to get some shots up, to keep my touch there.
"And I'm then putting as many weights in the gym as possible to keep my fitness and my body right."
Jordan has enjoyed having extra time at home with Kyle, however, he said his younger brother was humble about his own golfing ability.
"He does really well actually considering he's a basketball player and only plays golf for a couple of months a year," the 28-year-old said.
"Kyle's playing off a four handicap.
"He shot an even par the other day which was pretty impressive.
"He still hasn't broken par yet, that's his goal, but I'm sure he will soon.
"He's definitely capable, that's for sure.
"This year he's getting to play a bit more [golf] because of everything that's going on but I've really enjoyed having him around, being able to see him.
"Obviously in previous years, we were probably lucky to see each other for a couple of weeks a year because when he comes home, I'm usually heading off to Europe to play their summer up there.
"It's been great, considering the circumstances.
"I'd obviously like to be playing tournaments and [see] him back playing basketball.
"I never normally get to play so many rounds at home because I'm normally away."
"We thought 'oh yeah, it's [the pandemic] a bit of a thing but will blow over'. But it just got worse and worse.Jordan Zunic
It's been a big six months for Jordan, starting with marrying his fiancée Olivia in Queenstown, New Zealand last December.
The golfer bailed from the prestigious Australian PGA Championships as it clashed with his wedding.
"It's obviously very disappointing to miss the PGA. But I had the wedding booked around my [golf] schedule and they changed the date earlier in the year," Jordan said at the time.
"I said to Olivia 'you get married once, there's plenty of PGAs to go play in' because she was a bit upset about it at the time.
"I told her not to worry, there's more important things than one golf tournament."
Jordan, who is ranked 838th in the world, returned across the ditch to compete at the New Zealand Open in late February.
He finished equal 24th at the four-day tournament.
Jordan says he came back to the Illawarra just before the pandemic "went really bad" in early March.
"We kind of knew what was going on, but at that stage, we didn't think it would go as big as it did," the older sibling said.
"We thought 'oh yeah, it's a bit of a thing but will blow over'.
"But it just got worse and worse.
"I was supposed to go over to Europe last month to start playing, but that obviously got postponed.
"My brother got home I think on the 29th of March because, about two days before, they were going to stop all flights.
"He missed that period where he would have had to go a motel for two weeks.
"He was able to isolate at Mum and Dad's house which was great. I've been lucky, I was home already.
"I said to my wife that I was happy with that.
"I didn't get stuck having to isolate somewhere."
While most sports have gone into shutdown due to the pandemic, Jordan has been able to regularly hit the golf course.
The NSW government announced on April 1 that golfers would get the green light to play under strict guidelines - less than 24 hours after clubs were advised to shut their courses.
"I think they realised it was probably one of the safest sports to be doing," Jordan said.
"It's been great to be able to still play, but it's not the same as playing tournament golf: you don't get the same thrill.
"But I'm not complaining because it's better than playing nothing at all.
"I've been doing a lot more playing than practising and grinding. It's been nice just to play with my friends and family.
"I've still been seeing my coach [Warwick Dews] every fortnight to make sure everything is where it needs to be.
We're all competitors, that's what we want to do. I don't think I'm the only one that's eager to get back out there.Jordan Zunic
"Obviously I will have to play tournament again, you want to make sure you're ready to go when things are ready to go again because that could be at any time.
"You just don't know."
Jordan would usually be competing on the European Tour this time of year. Instead, he now remains unsure when he will next compete overseas.
For now, Jordan's next tournament penciled in is the Northern Territory Open in Darwin as part of the Australian Tour in August.
"That's what we're all getting ready for," he said.
"Overseas wise, I don't think I will be going overseas until next year.
"The tour over there in Europe has carried our exemptions from this year to next which is good.
"Obviously I can't wait to get back out and play tournament golf again, that's why we practise for and strive for is to compete.
"We're all competitors, that's what we want to do.
"I don't think I'm the only one that's eager to get back out there."