Which Accessories Identify You As A Hacker?

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  • landolakeslandolakes Members Posts: 524 ✭✭
    Where is Sergeant Hulka when you need him.
  • EmperorPenguinEmperorPenguin Members Posts: 1,116 ✭✭
    I remember another one: a plastic golf ball dispenser that clips on to the top of the bag. You load three balls into it and there is a spring in the magazine that pushes up the next ball. There are even six holes of the top rim to load tees, too!
  • ChomperChomper ClubWRX Posts: 1,068 ✭✭
    I like the thing you attach to the rain hood snaps on your bag for more storage hooks and stuff. Towel caddie, perhaps?

    And the retractable two sided brush, one wire and the other plastic.

    I know lots of guys who use iron headcovers, funny thing is they always lose one or two during a round. Maybe they should leave them in the car?



    I am a big fan of the ball retriever - I own the 25' orange two ball cage one, I love it!! (and I live in the desert)
  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Play Golf With Him The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,682 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 6, 2016 #65
    Oh, and BTW, it's fraternity, not "frat" image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Fairways & Greens My Friends,

    Richard
    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Play Golf With Him The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,682 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 6, 2016 #66
    BKN1964 wrote:



    We see them all the time. There are particular accessories that low-handicappers would never use, and that if you have them you are likely a hacker. These are the accessories that first come to mind.



    plastic golf tubes

    large plastic iron head covers

    two gloves

    stroke counter



    Any others?
    HaHa. I thought I was a full-on hacker, but I don't have a stroke counter, so I guess I'm not all the way there until I get one.



    Actually, my iron headcovers are neoprene and I only keep them on in the SUV so that I don't have to listen to the heads rattling against each other while I'm driving. I only wear two gloves at the driving range because I've been beating the heck out of my hands. I only have tubes in my vintage bag. Keeps the clubs lined up and looking good.

    Bro, those are gorgeous irons and I Love the woods and putter!!



    And no, you're not a hacker!!



    That's a state of mind and how one carries them self and not their ability!!



    You're good to Go Bro image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Very Well Played!!



    Happy New Year!!



    Fairways & Greens My Friend,

    RP
    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
  • dicko999dicko999 I call it "Celebration" Members Posts: 486 ✭✭
    A couple of years ago, I would have said chipper. Then I played with a guy who shot under par with an Odyssey Marksman and absolutely destroyed the course. Judge not lest ye be judged...
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  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Play Golf With Him The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,682 ClubWRX
    ratspros wrote:


    IH823PUTT wrote:


    Those golf score counting beads which dangle from ones belt or bag!
    LMAO, Bro, our Pro bought two of those and they were rather nice as the beads were leather but they sat unsold for the season and he included one each in an event gift package and when the attendants were cleaning out the locker room garbage cans, someone had thrown theirs away, lol-



    I've got to say, I've never seen someone using one of those, lol



    They would be right behind the ball retriever and I guess now the towel on the belt loop, haha



    Happy New Year Bro image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    All the Best,

    RP




    Richard, I wore one this year to a member guest event at a prestigious local private club. Guys we got paired up with didn't know myself or my partner. On the first tee I asked one of them if you pull down the ball counter before your shot or after it. He rolled his eyes and said after. So I stood up there and nailed one down the middle about 320, turned around and said "well that's one" while pulling down a bead. Was planning on using it just on the first tee as a gag to break the ice but got on a roll and used it the entire round pulling down a bead after every shot. Ho hummed a nice little 68 that day.



    eye roll guy was actually a really nice guy, although he stated the wrong score a few times throughout the round and I offered him the use of my bead counter to help him out. He declined.
    Bro, THAT story is beautiful, LMAO-



    Guys like that don't have much choice but to be nice guys when with surgical precision ya stick a 7i down their throat performing a tonsillectomy as ya go then an appendectomy as ya drive it through their mid section then you do em a favor and clear out a few roids as you excise it from the other end, lol



    BOOM!!!



    And the Pr*** cheats to boot, lmao



    God, do I miss this game, lmao



    Thanks for the story Bro, you made me smile!!



    I hope that You and Yours had a great Christmas, Holiday Season and a Wonderful year ahead!!



    Fairways & Greens Ever My Friend,

    Richard



    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
  • WalleyeDaveWalleyeDave Members Posts: 1,414
    Poker chip ball markers.
  • toctoc Members Posts: 2,763 ✭✭
    That retractable brush thing
    Glove: ML
    Tees: 2 3/4
    Towel: white
    Repair tool: metal
    Ball Marker: largest poker chip in the world
    Iron headcovers: wait, what?

    The feedback system is annoying
  • dave williedave willie Members Posts: 799 ✭✭
    I may be generalizing a bit, but keep in mind that one of the courses I play is about 2 or 3 miles from Microsoft headquarters. My observation is that guys who use phone apps to keep score and get yardages are usually hacks. It seems like it's a way to stay connected to their world even though they are on the golf course.



    Golf watches (wrist yardage devices) are also a sign that you may be a short knocker. It's not definitive, but from my research it has a high correlation with 20+ handicaps.
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  • ratsprosratspros Members Posts: 969 ✭✭

    ratspros wrote:


    IH823PUTT wrote:


    Those golf score counting beads which dangle from ones belt or bag!
    LMAO, Bro, our Pro bought two of those and they were rather nice as the beads were leather but they sat unsold for the season and he included one each in an event gift package and when the attendants were cleaning out the locker room garbage cans, someone had thrown theirs away, lol-



    I've got to say, I've never seen someone using one of those, lol



    They would be right behind the ball retriever and I guess now the towel on the belt loop, haha



    Happy New Year Bro image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    All the Best,

    RP




    Richard, I wore one this year to a member guest event at a prestigious local private club. Guys we got paired up with didn't know myself or my partner. On the first tee I asked one of them if you pull down the ball counter before your shot or after it. He rolled his eyes and said after. So I stood up there and nailed one down the middle about 320, turned around and said "well that's one" while pulling down a bead. Was planning on using it just on the first tee as a gag to break the ice but got on a roll and used it the entire round pulling down a bead after every shot. Ho hummed a nice little 68 that day.



    eye roll guy was actually a really nice guy, although he stated the wrong score a few times throughout the round and I offered him the use of my bead counter to help him out. He declined.
    Bro, THAT story is beautiful, LMAO-



    Guys like that don't have much choice but to be nice guys when with surgical precision ya stick a 7i down their throat performing a tonsillectomy as ya go then an appendectomy as ya drive it through their mid section then you do em a favor and clear out a few roids as you excise it from the other end, lol



    BOOM!!!



    And the Pr*** cheats to boot, lmao



    God, do I miss this game, lmao



    Thanks for the story Bro, you made me smile!!



    I hope that You and Yours had a great Christmas, Holiday Season and a Wonderful year ahead!!



    Fairways &amp; Greens Ever My Friend,

    Richard




    That's the best part Richard, the guy didn't actually cheat he honestly lost track of his score. Each time he gave the wrong score he gave a score higher then what he actually shot. The bead counter is a useful tool.
  • Arizonalefty59Arizonalefty59 Members Posts: 7,387 ✭✭
    Biggest giveaway is not even an accessory. If you put your driver on the bottom dividers and your irons at the top of your bag, it's a dead giveaway.
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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,849 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 7, 2016 #74
    Muscle shirt with dodgers hat to match blue driver



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  • redraider1685redraider1685 Members Posts: 660 ✭✭
    texchad12 wrote:


    Ball retriever

    Bluetooth speaker

    Jumbo grips

    Texas wedge

    Jeans




    Man I hit on 3 out of the 5 and I play at a +2



    Maybe I should try slacks
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  • redraider1685redraider1685 Members Posts: 660 ✭✭


    Biggest giveaway is not even an accessory. If you put your driver on the bottom dividers and your irons at the top of your bag, it's a dead giveaway.




    LOL my friend arranged his bag this way because it reduced bag chatter, he is pretty new to golf. I told him you better be a hustler trying to fool someone or a hack to put woods on the bottom
  • knock it closeknock it close Members Posts: 7,945 ✭✭
    edited Jan 6, 2016 #78


    Biggest giveaway is not even an accessory. If you put your driver on the bottom dividers and your irons at the top of your bag, it's a dead giveaway.
    That might be the best one I've seen
    M2, maybe
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  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Play Golf With Him The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,682 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 7, 2016 #79
    ratspros wrote:


    ratspros wrote:


    IH823PUTT wrote:


    Those golf score counting beads which dangle from ones belt or bag!
    LMAO, Bro, our Pro bought two of those and they were rather nice as the beads were leather but they sat unsold for the season and he included one each in an event gift package and when the attendants were cleaning out the locker room garbage cans, someone had thrown theirs away, lol-



    I've got to say, I've never seen someone using one of those, lol



    They would be right behind the ball retriever and I guess now the towel on the belt loop, haha



    Happy New Year Bro image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    All the Best,

    RP




    Richard, I wore one this year to a member guest event at a prestigious local private club. Guys we got paired up with didn't know myself or my partner. On the first tee I asked one of them if you pull down the ball counter before your shot or after it. He rolled his eyes and said after. So I stood up there and nailed one down the middle about 320, turned around and said "well that's one" while pulling down a bead. Was planning on using it just on the first tee as a gag to break the ice but got on a roll and used it the entire round pulling down a bead after every shot. Ho hummed a nice little 68 that day.



    eye roll guy was actually a really nice guy, although he stated the wrong score a few times throughout the round and I offered him the use of my bead counter to help him out. He declined.
    Bro, THAT story is beautiful, LMAO-



    Guys like that don't have much choice but to be nice guys when with surgical precision ya stick a 7i down their throat performing a tonsillectomy as ya go then an appendectomy as ya drive it through their mid section then you do em a favor and clear out a few roids as you excise it from the other end, lol



    BOOM!!!



    And the Pr*** cheats to boot, lmao



    God, do I miss this game, lmao



    Thanks for the story Bro, you made me smile!!



    I hope that You and Yours had a great Christmas, Holiday Season and a Wonderful year ahead!!



    Fairways & Greens Ever My Friend,

    Richard




    That's the best part Richard, the guy didn't actually cheat he honestly lost track of his score. Each time he gave the wrong score he gave a score higher then what he actually shot. The bead counter is a useful tool.
    That is a rare individual that goes the other way-



    A good friend and Mentor of my Father's and a world class Transplant surgeon in his day developed early onset Dementia, and he was a solid mid single cap like my dad(-5 or 6) and he started to carry one of those little ones that ya out in your pocket and they have two wheels inside that ya turn the left one then the right.



    Well, I was keepin his score along with mine and I didn't miss a stroke of his and I had him at 78 and he had himself at 82 and I basically went back and showed him his strokes for the front nine, where he had himself 2 strokes higher than he actually had.



    It is the only time that I've ever Played with someone who went the other way-



    OT(what's new, lol) but he could recount transplant surgeries from 25-28 years before at the Clinic(Cleve) when my father was a resident and my dad had all of his faculties and he couldn't remember the specifics and in a few cases, the patients, however this doc's short term memory was shot as he couldn't remember what he had for dinner the evening before.



    Well, have a nice week Bro image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Fairways & Greens My Friend,

    Richard
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
  • PZeroPZero Members Posts: 11,392 ✭✭
    I like my iron headcovers and towel on the loop (lost a few the other way). I like my handicap as well.
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    kekoa wrote:


    Ball picker that attaches to end of a Putter


    Seems a bit harsh, I know a few older guys who have a bad back and have trouble bending over to get the ball out of the hole.
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  • BobRobertsBobRoberts Members Posts: 21


    Wearing rubber golf shoes (complete with rubber kiltie tassels) in summer.



    Huge new driver by a budget club maker alongside ancient ‘filler’ clubs in the bag that are never used.
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  • nolixulnolixul Members Posts: 377 ✭✭
    2bGood wrote:


    The sunglasses that help you find your balls and of course my favourite- you use range balls out on the course!



    I have to admit to slipping 'nice' range balls in my pocket when I first started golf and then using them to practice out on the course. It was not that bad as the place I practiced at was a range and an executive size course and there was lots of range balls on the course already.




    Range balls - classic!



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  • cagecitizencagecitizen Members Posts: 166
    A club cleaning brush, dead giveaway.
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  • linkerpanlinkerpan ClubWRX Posts: 1,426 ✭✭
    I get to the course and get paired with not one but 3 hacker candidates. One of them takes a look at my bag and offers to let me go ahead because "you know we came to enjoy the game", like if I wasn't there for the same.

    First tee, we start in the blue tees, 545 yds uphill and guy #2 brings a late model clean face Cleveland driver (maybe a 290). Whiffs 2 swings (that may explain why the face and top line are still clean) and goes back to his bag to bring his go to club, a Warrior 7w.

    Once we left the tee so no ranger can see what is going on, guy takes out of his bag's side pocket an insulated cooler sleeve carrying 6 cold ones. Offers me one to what I said I was practicing for a tournament and will go ahead but thanks.
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  • Boricua GolfBoricua Golf Members Posts: 3,380 ✭✭
    Dang!!!!, the more I read this thread the more of a hack I must look like!!!!, I have the majority of the items that have been mentioned here:



    Iron covers

    GPS Golf app on my phone (that also shows on my watch)

    Cleaning brush

    Poker chip marker (from GolfWRX mind you!!!!)

    Clean Golf Bag (stand and staff)

    Matching belt, hat and glove to equipment (Callaway)

    Caddy towel (I did caddy in Hawaii at the Sony, Lotte and Champions Tour)



    I guess I am an all around "hack" oh well...
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  • TMBobTMBob Members Posts: 5,373 ✭✭
    Towel clipped on the side or back of their pants has always been a clear sign for me.....I always say....Nice Towel!
  • Bad9Bad9 Members Posts: 4,216 ✭✭


    1. The Tiger wannabe's with all Nike gear

    2. The Fowler wannabe's in their neon




    And especially the player wannabe's with all Titleist gear.
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  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Play Golf With Him The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,682 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 7, 2016 #90


    A club cleaning brush, dead giveaway.
    LMAO, I bet the +4.8 who's A** I kicked in the MP Finals in '12 was thinkin that very same thing on 1 tee when he saw this, lol image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I'm kiddin Bro, as I've said before, if I like something and it's practical, I'm good with it, lol



    I don't give a s*** what anyone else thinks, well, cept for Madison, and though she said somethin about the white belt, she said nothing about the club brush, lol-



    Besides, it was a gift from my little niece image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Happy New Year Bro and thanks for postin image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Fairways & Greens My Friend,

    RP
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
  • EmperorPenguinEmperorPenguin Members Posts: 1,116 ✭✭
    The large ball retrievers that take up a slot in your bagwell are more giveaways than the smaller Gotcha! ball retrievers you can discreetly hide in your bag pocket. You never know when you might see that brand new Pro V1 in the water, or if your ball is in some thorny bush. Still, I would not use the large ball retriever, but if you have no shame go ahead and put it in your bag.



    As far as the woods in the bottom and irons on top--especially wedges--sometimes people do that because they usually put that bag on a cart so it will be in the correct configuration, though standing alone it looks awkward. There is no doubt, however, that even if you do place the clubs correctly in your bag (i.e., woods and putter on top and wedges on bottom), if you walk the course and carry a cart bag on your shoulder, there is no way you can't be a hacker.
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