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Playing as a single joining up - nice story inside

KjBowenKjBowen Rhode IslandAdvanced Members Posts: 5,158 ✭✭
edited June 2014 in General Golf Talk
I have noticed that I play as a single an join a 2 or 3 some a lot..



I really enjoy this as it allows me to play with a ton of different people and of all skill levels. Yes there is a chance of some nightmare rounds but some can be very pleasing.



Yesterday I decide to head over to play the local Par 3 course and when I arrived there was no one on the course except for a very old man on the tee.. The owner comes out an says you may wanna play thru him as he plays VERY SLOW. I told her no worries I am in no hurry. He tees off and she was right.. Very slow.. He finishes the hole and I play the hole.. I walk to the next tee and he just arrived. I asked him if I could play along side him.. He made a face like he was shocked I didn't ask him to play thru.. We played together and we had a great time.. Playing with him prob added 30-40 mins to my round but we both had company..

Turns out he is 83 years old

Has been playing golf for 63 years!

He lost his wife and has no one to play with.



At the end of the round the owner came out with tears in her eyes and told me that he plays there 3 days a week for over 4 years and no one has ever played with him. They always play thru and that what I did was an amazing gesture.. I told her in my eyes that's in the spirit of the game and why we all play.

She refunded me my greens fees and said that with what I did that earned me a free round.. I went in and the old man bought me a drink.



I truly love this game and I think I will be doing even more rounds as a single lookin to meet some amazing individuals
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  • K214K214 Members Posts: 31
    Great story! I'm the same way, I often join other groups as a single and really enjoy meeting and playing with new people.
  • jlt73jlt73 Advanced Members Posts: 991 ✭✭
    Good story! Without a doubt you made that man's day and added another day of happiness to yours
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  • Fade to BlackFade to Black Advanced Members Posts: 3,776
    Good story, sure the old guy really appreciated it!
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  • bruinsPATSirishbruinsPATSirish Golf is hard. Members, Advanced Members Posts: 6,429
    Very cool buddy!



    We had a member at my old club named Jerry. He walked 18 holes every single day until he was 90 years old, incredible. On his 90th birthday he started taking a cart for his rounds and still played everyday. He was a great man, unfortunately he passed a couple years ago, but he was a joy to be around and always had a story. Your story reminded me of my first round with Jerry, it was a bit slower than I would normally have played but who cares, it was fun.
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  • jewofgolfjewofgolf Advanced Members Posts: 3,364
    This story made me emotional thinking of my likely future in many years. Awesome act of kindness on your part.
  • Calgary_JCalgary_J Members Posts: 2
    Made my day! Thanks image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    Great people make golf a great game.
  • JimNewtonJimNewton Advanced Members Posts: 1,613
    Good story OP.



    Many years ago I paired up with a guy who was 82. He was still carrying the bag and he honestly hit a couple drives out to 270+. I was flummoxed when he was 40 yards past me. I learned a lot from that guy as well.
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  • rightleftyrightlefty Just trying to be helpful Advanced Members Posts: 699
    That is a great story. Really inspirational. Hopefully you two will meet up again and get to play together in the future. On the other hand, I cant help but wonder if he didn't play so slow if he would see more people do what you did and not just play past him.



    I have been paired up with guys in their mid to upper 80's before and had a great time with them. They had no problem playing the round in 3.5 hours walking. We would have finished much sooner if we weren't held up the whole time by the 2 thirty something's riding in a cart in front of us.
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    edited June 2014
    Well done Ken! :-)
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  • TAMtaliziedTAMtalizied Members Posts: 45
    Loved the story!! Thanks for sharing
  • NDGolfer13NDGolfer13 Advanced Members Posts: 1,084 ✭✭
    Thank you for this story. It makes me sad that so many people out there (golf or otherwise) are so inward focused that they don't seem to realize adding 40 minutes to a round of golf or an hour here or there for whatever can make a real difference in someone's day.



    I play as a single a lot and have met many enjoyable folks.



    Thanks again.



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  • brtnsbsbrtnsbs Advanced Members Posts: 368
    Having played golf with Ken before I can totally see him doing this! Glad you had an enjoyable round, great story.
  • KLeCKLeC KLeC Advanced Members Posts: 412
    You DO get to meet all kinds playing this game. He was lucky enough to encounter you. Pretty good karma all around.
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  • PigemsPigems Advanced Members Posts: 10,878 ✭✭
    Very cool, I play as a single a lot as well and often pair up with other groups. So I know how bad it can be sometimes lol but its nice to hear the good stories as well image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • EJ MacEJ Mac Getting Closer Advanced Members Posts: 3,019
    Awesome story indeed. The game truly needs more of your type. I try to join up at every opportunity, but unfortunately our area seems to have way too many golferday types. Thanks for making my day a little brighter with your good deed.
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  • MschumacherMschumacher Advanced Members Posts: 1,115
    Dammit. Somebody cutting onions next to me.
  • Kadin 25Kadin 25 BIG K Advanced Members, Featured Writer Posts: 6,652
    "I told her in my eyes that's in the spirit of the game and why we all play. "





    ^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



    Well played sir...very well played!!!!!!!



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  • KjBowenKjBowen Rhode IslandAdvanced Members Posts: 5,158 ✭✭
    I do hope to see him out there again cause I will play with him..



    Whats funny is.. Just from playing with some one he did play a little quicker.

    What was cool was.. his bag was

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    I asked him if he took the clubs out for the short courses.. He says short courses.. Any course is long to me lol

    I asked him why not a full bag of clubs then.. He said he was played this setup for past 20 years.. I quickly realized.. He is playing that setup longer then I have been golfing
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  • Titleist 670Titleist 670 Advanced Members Posts: 1,829
    edited June 2014
    Sorry to rain on the parade here, but the OP approached the situation in a completely wrong and insulting manner. Before joining up with this old guy who is obviously terrible for the game due to slow play, I would have asked:



    "Do you even play blades, bro?"

    "I'm playing from the back tees buddy - you want to play with me? put your big boy pants on"

    "Isn't your SW a year old? Seems obsolete to me"

    "Is your dispersion tight? I don't want to be looking for balls all day"



    Just kidding.



    Really a great story. Sad to think of the old guy with a wife who has passed and nobody to golf with. Glad you made his day!
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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Advanced Members Posts: 6,195 ✭✭
    There's a tear in my beer. Great story. Am sure he will be thinking about and thanking you for a long time.
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  • SPIFSPIF Advanced Members Posts: 765
    This is the greatest post in the history of this forum, and legitimately brought a tear to my eye.



    Kudos to you for what you did. I've played this game for 27 years now, and have never done anything so special on the course.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Advanced Members Posts: 11,384 ✭✭
    Such a great story, thanks for sharing



    I've played w some incredible older gents over the years .... Great stories, solid company, the best jokes, and they have their priorities straight
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  • chal0072chal0072 Advanced Members Posts: 339
    edited June 2014
    Awesome man really. Your story just made my day. Post of the year by far. Thanks for sharing.
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  • JDW3JDW3 Advanced Members Posts: 586 ✭✭
    That is a great story.



    I also play a lot as a single. I enjoy meeting new people and have made some good friends.
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  • RedDevilWheezyRedDevilWheezy #InsideTMag 2013 Advanced Members Posts: 975
    edited June 2014
    Either I'm allergic to this story or it's getting dusty in here, either way great post and an even greater gesture OP.
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  • TJCDASTJCDAS I was cured, all right! Advanced Members Posts: 3,228
    A certain golfer that has been discussing playing as a single and never wanting to join up, head would have exploded.
  • AnserMePingAnserMePing Advanced Members Posts: 370
    Well done, golf can certainly reward in countless, unexpected ways.
  • North TexasNorth Texas Advanced Members Posts: 3,883 ✭✭
    I'm with all those saying this is the post of the year, maybe ever.
  • tatertottatertot Advanced Members Posts: 4,226 ✭✭
    But how could you work on your game with that old man getting in your way? Hope he didn't actually try to talk to you and ruin your concentration ...



    This thread should be required reading for entering GolfWRX.
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  • farmerfarmer Advanced Members Posts: 7,716 ✭✭
    Good story, great sense of spirit from KJ. We have an 88 year old who plays with us quite frequently. He is subjected to the same bs and barbs as everyone, but returns them with vigor. This kind of stuff is the true spirit of golf, not how far a ball is hit, or even the score. Kudos.
  • Forged4everForged4ever Putting is 98%+ Mental..... ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 15,516 ClubWRX
    KjBowenWRX wrote:


    I have noticed that I play as a single an join a 2 or 3 some a lot..



    I really enjoy this as it allows me to play with a ton of different people and of all skill levels. Yes there is a chance of some nightmare rounds but some can be very pleasing.



    Yesterday I decide to head over to play the local Par 3 course and when I arrived there was no one on the course except for a very old man on the tee.. The owner comes out an says you may wanna play thru him as he plays VERY SLOW. I told her no worries I am in no hurry. He tees off and she was right.. Very slow.. He finishes the hole and I play the hole.. I walk to the next tee and he just arrived. I asked him if I could play along side him.. He made a face like he was shocked I didn't ask him to play thru.. We played together and we had a great time.. Playing with him prob added 30-40 mins to my round but we both had company..

    Turns out he is 83 years old

    Has been playing golf for 63 years!

    He lost his wife and has no one to play with.



    At the end of the round the owner came out with tears in her eyes and told me that he plays there 3 days a week for over 4 years and no one has ever played with him. They always play thru and that what I did was an amazing gesture.. I told her in my eyes that's in the spirit of the game and why we all play.

    She refunded me my greens fees and said that with what I did that earned me a free round.. I went in and the old man bought me a drink.



    I truly love this game and I think I will be doing even more rounds as a single lookin to meet some amazing individuals
    Through 6900+ posts on another board and whatever I have here, and this is THE BEST story that I have ever read on any board.



    I am normally not at a loss for words, though there are no words for certain actions-



    This is one such action!



    Well Played Bro!



    Very Well Played!



    YOU are why this is the greatest game on earth!



    Have a great season image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



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  • Papa JohickPapa Johick My Girl Duffners Advanced Members Posts: 4,449 ✭✭
    very classy. I am like you and play a lot by myself and look forward to being paired up. I always ask to play with than through when/if I catch up to others. It just makes this game even better to have some good company and get out to play the best game/hobby there is. kudos to you sir
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  • Daniel EasonDaniel Eason Advanced Members Posts: 1,744
    edited June 2014
    What a wonderful post.



    You probably have prolonged his life by a bit purely by giving him the happiness and company for a round.



    This guy has seen the all time greats in golf, surely worth a round a beer to sit along and listen on that alone.



    I played a summer competition two years ago playing a random draw, one of the guys was on a cart as he was in his late 70's, the other similar age...was I bothered? No, it was an honour, I had no qualms and they actually made me feel less image conscious about my game, they were a great laugh and I won the competition!



    What course was this out of curiosity.
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  • thedillzthedillz Advanced Members Posts: 281
    Absolutely a great story and you are definitely the kind of person I would like to play a round of golf with... and buy you a beer after.



    Thanks for sharing this with us and giving many of us a good reminder on selflessness and perspective.



    -D-
  • mwkbmwmwkbmw Play. Fast. Advanced Members Posts: 2,483
    Thanks for sharing. Well played, Sir.



    I am truly amazed that none of the speed freaks have ruined the thread busting your balls for not cursing the guy out and starting a slow play thread on GolfWRX.
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  • Smiller1172Smiller1172 Advanced Members Posts: 86
    Very cool story!
  • SanzabarSanzabar Advanced Members Posts: 1,253 ✭✭
    Thanks alot for sharing this.



    Really shows that we should all put things into perspective. Slow play is acceptable.
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  • grumpy84grumpy84 Advanced Members Posts: 557 ✭✭
    This is pretty awesome. Good on you man!
  • RangeballzRangeballz Advanced Members Posts: 1,588 ✭✭
    I just joined the forum yesterday, and what a great first story to read! Well done, sir.
  • AjlepistoAjlepisto Advanced Members Posts: 2,358
    Honestly I think sometimes we are so focused on pace of play we don't slow down and just take it all in.



    I'm definitely guilty of that. And I bet there will be a time in my life when I'm old and wished I had someone to play with. I hope someone like you comes along.



    Kudos to you.
  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaAdvanced Members Posts: 8,893 ✭✭
    Good stuff OP image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • diehllanediehllane Reverend Advanced Members Posts: 1,161
    I feel like I must be a terrible person since this thread didn't get me emotional at all.

    Nonetheless I gave the OP a like.
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  • asommers14asommers14 Members Posts: 237
    I love playing as a single and being paired up. Sometimes it can be a headache but the majority of the time it goes great
  • The Golf FatherThe Golf Father Advanced Members Posts: 86
    This game is all about personal challenges, but is great because of the SHARED experiences that we have while playing. Kudos to the OP for making the game of golf better for all of us.
  • okieboy84okieboy84 ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 112
    That's a really cool story. It's definitely something that you and he will never forget. Well done man.
  • Bingo1976Bingo1976 Advanced Members Posts: 2,477 ✭✭
    Several of my best friends have come through being paired up randomly - golf is a great way to establish frendships.
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    Awesome story ..... Thanks for sharing!
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  • sertsharksertshark Happy to bogie the hole Advanced Members Posts: 84
    My friends and I have different schedules, so it is hard to get together to play. So, I have no problem getting out there and playing as a single, because I have had so much fun getting paired up with people. The unfortunate thing is there are those rare occasions when pairing up with people is not so much of a fun thing. Usually though, within a few holes they realize I am no threat to their ego or their schedule, and after the pride settles we have some great conversation.



    I love playing with "older" gentlemen, whatever age "older" may represent. It seems "younger" people are a bit more concerned with "score". The older gentlemen are much more concerned with enjoying the moment. Funny thing when you think about it - If you are practicing to get better at something, thinking too much about the goal is a setback, where staying within the moment allows you to get much more enjoyment out of the process....



    I love how the older guys pause to look around the scenery for a moment, as if to acknowledge we are all only here for a fleeting moment. If they crank one way left, they act as if that is simply the hand they are dealt. Younger, less patient people are preoccupied. They are already thinking about the **** they have to do when they get back home. They get pissed off because that duff shot just ruined their chances at breaking 90. I am so guilty of that....



    I cannot tell you how many retired people I have been paired up with, and each of them was a lesson in life. The only negative experiences came from being paired with a few younger people, who were impatient and seemingly more interested in their own agenda. Funny how we are presented with so many lessons in life, and it us up to us if we chose to learn from those lessons. There is so much to learn from golf, and there is even more to learn from the people we get to meet while playing it. Unfortunately, most of us hurry through our lives too fast, and we don't seem to notice the things that remind us that we are only here for a moment. So, we should savor each and every shot. I notice many of the older gentlemen I have played with walk the course with that very attitude, and something tells me it is a lesson to learn from.
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