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What Are You "OCD" About?

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Sean2Sean2  31006WRX Points: 223Members Posts: 31,006
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For me it is keeping my equipment pristine. I wipe down my club after every shot, and after the round I thoroughly clean them.



Depending on the weather I clean my grips weekly, as well as wash my golf gloves. When a glove gets to be a bit worn, I use that for practice and the new glove for play.



I also look for golf balls once a week after I complete a round of golf. I don't need any golf balls (I have about 50 dozen), and I also don't need to be fighting with briars, poison ivy and mosquitos. Yet I am compelled to search.



I also clean/polish my shoes regularly.



What are you OCD about...or should I say anal retentive? :-)
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  • lopey986lopey986  2329WRX Points: 349ClubWRX Posts: 2,329
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    Fixing pitch marks. Most of the guys in the league make fun of me because i'll walk around the green fixing pitch marks. I figure this is a good thing to be anal about, though.
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  • WarrickWarrick  10830WRX Points: 780ClubWRX Posts: 10,830
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    A lot of the same for me, wipe down after shots, and first thing when I get home is cleaning the clubs, and shoes, wash the golf towels, replenish tees if needed.



    I have a bit of a weird one also. All of my pants have the v-notch so they lay over my shoes nicely, have to make sure they are right before I putt....lol.
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    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-9 LZ Blackout 
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  • MPGMPG  588WRX Points: 100Members Posts: 588
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    I use the same grips across all my clubs but i cannot stand having grips that are slightly off (i mean slightly) and my club fitter thinks i am crazy because I will notice the smallest thing and have him remove and replace it again. He has gotten real good and hitting the mark everytime now. I have gotten smart now and moved to the ALL BLACK NO1 grips so that this does not bother me. I have the same problem with shafts in my irons and wedges - i use Nippon and turn down the logo but if I see that logo at all i must reshaft it. I know i could probably remove the logo but that hurts resale image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> so once i get them configured I feel better.





    Regarding golf balls - i need to start each round with a brand new golf ball - Now, if I lose that ball during the round then I can go to the older balls with no problems.



    I know i have problems but i think this is my way to stop my ho'ing from getting out of control because it takes me too long to get it perfect (in my eyes at least)
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    Driver: Titleist TS3 - T1100 Shaft
    Fairway: Titleist TS3 - Diamana Thump  
    Hybrid - Callaway APEX 20*
    Irons: TaylorMade 2019 P790- Tour Issue DG 120 s400
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 54* / 58*
    Putter: Cameron SB+ or Edel E4 OR Taylormade Spider X OR Cameron X5 Flow Neck
    Ball: TP5x or TourB XS or Maxfli Tour 
  • GolfNuts4GolfNuts4  743WRX Points: 115Members Posts: 743
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    I have to immediately take any stickers off my shafts after purchasing and rub down with Goo Gone. Drives me nuts and many of my buddies leave their stickers and price stickers on the club forever, doesn't bother them at all.
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    Callaway Rogue 10.5* Driver
    Callaway Rogue 3 Wood
    Callaway Big Bertha (2004) 5 wood
    Ping G30 4 Hybrid
    Mizuno 919 Hot Metal Irons 5-GW
    Titleist Vokey Wedges 56/60
    Scotty Cameron Monterey
  • ani5009ani5009 High Bridge, NJ 350WRX Points: 73Members Posts: 350
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    lopey986 wrote:


    Fixing pitch marks. Most of the guys in the league make fun of me because i'll walk around the green fixing pitch marks. I figure this is a good thing to be anal about, though.




    I do the same thing. I've come to notice that a few of the greens at my club are always in worse shape than others, so I make sure to go around and fix any pitch marks that I see every time that I'm on those greens.
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    Titleist 917F2 15*
    Mizuno CLK 3 Hybrid 19*
    Srixon z785 4-P 
    Cleveland RTX 3 50* Gap Wedge
    Cleveland RTX4 54/58
    Bettinardi BB-1 (2011)/Odyssey Jailbird Mini
  • Sean2Sean2  31006WRX Points: 223Members Posts: 31,006
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    GolfNuts4 wrote:
    I have to immediately take any stickers off my shafts after purchasing and rub down with Goo Gone. Drives me nuts and many of my buddies leave their stickers and price stickers on the club forever, doesn't bother them at all.




    I do the same thing, and feel the same way.
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  • youngstructuralyoungstructural  809WRX Points: 4Members Posts: 809
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    I'm OCD about pace of play -- If I even get the faintest sense that someone in my group is dragging, I'll start hustling, to the point where it is obvious that I'm trying to be quick.



    I'm also OCD about supplies in my bag. I have to have backups for everything. I have several gloves, un-opened, more golf balls than any caddy would want to know about, tees, and more tees. Two bottles of aspirin, Tums, Sunscreen, 2 bug sprays, one attached towel, to dry towels in the bag. Band-Aids, Neosporin, liquid skin. I have no less than 20 ball markers, half dozen hat clips, and countless divot tools. I have more supply then I'd ever need for 100 holes, let alone 18. I have backup spikes, (package of 18). I have batteries for my laser. I carry two club brush scrubbers .... etc.



    The list goes on.
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    Callaway Rouge SZ w/AD-DI 7x, 13.5*
    Callaway Epic 2 Hybrid 18*
    Titleist AP3 718 4-pw (weakened 2*)
    Bettinardi Studio 28 Arm Lock
    Vokey 50*, 54*, 58*
    Titleist ProV1x (2017)
  • hammy83hammy83  1832WRX Points: 51Members Posts: 1,832
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    I'm OCD about the type of beer I have on the course, cold and one I prefer. It can be one or the other. OK... I dont have OCD about the beer as long as I have it.
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  • MitchellMitchell  5588WRX Points: 429Members Posts: 5,588
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    Not OCD at all about clean and organized gear, I'm CDO- it has to be in alphabetical order! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    Taylormade r510tp 10.5* Speeder TS Evo 661
    Taylormade V Steel TP 13* ATX Tour Blue 85
    Taylormade V Steel 16.5* ATX Tour Blue 85
    Titleist 818h1 21* Atmos Blue TS HB 8
    Titleist 962b 2-pw s400 (dependent upon course, hybrid and fairways used)
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Odyssey White Hot Pro #2
  • FergusonFerguson  5466WRX Points: 2,496Members Posts: 5,466
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    Sean2 wrote:

    GolfNuts4 wrote:
    I have to immediately take any stickers off my shafts after purchasing and rub down with Goo Gone. Drives me nuts and many of my buddies leave their stickers and price stickers on the club forever, doesn't bother them at all.




    I do the same thing, and feel the same way.






    I rarely clean my clubs and it makes one of my buddies very upset. He keeps a wet towel and dry towel on his bag to clean his club faces after each shot. Don't get me wrong, I might swipe out the grooves with a tee before a shot but that's about it.



    Re: Golf and OCD

    My only obsession is starting early. I hate going off late.

    My only compulsion is a wearing a visor - no hats.

    My only disorder is the inability to consistently hit a draw with the driver. I hit a fade 80% of the time.





    Advice about sticker removal: A store associate will take the sticker and glue off for you. Just ask.

    God knows we pay enough for new gear.
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  • youngstructuralyoungstructural  809WRX Points: 4Members Posts: 809
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    Ferguson wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:

    GolfNuts4 wrote:
    I have to immediately take any stickers off my shafts after purchasing and rub down with Goo Gone. Drives me nuts and many of my buddies leave their stickers and price stickers on the club forever, doesn't bother them at all.




    I do the same thing, and feel the same way.






    I rarely clean my clubs and it makes one of my buddies very upset. He keeps a wet towel and dry towel on his bag to clean his club faces after each shot. Don't get me wrong, I might swipe out the grooves with a tee before a shot but that's about it.



    Re: Golf and OCD

    My only obsession is starting early. I hate going off late.

    My only compulsion is a wearing a visor - no hats.

    My only disorder is the inability to consistently hit a draw with the driver. I hit a fade 80% of the time.





    Advice about sticker removal: A store associate will take the sticker and glue off for you. Just ask.

    God knows we pay enough for new gear.




    First words out of my mouth every time is:



    "Do you mind taking those stickers off for me?"
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    Callaway Epic 2 Hybrid 18*
    Titleist AP3 718 4-pw (weakened 2*)
    Bettinardi Studio 28 Arm Lock
    Vokey 50*, 54*, 58*
    Titleist ProV1x (2017)
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  • VNutzVNutz  6442WRX Points: 482Members Posts: 6,442
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    lopey986 wrote:


    Fixing pitch marks. Most of the guys in the league make fun of me because i'll walk around the green fixing pitch marks. I figure this is a good thing to be anal about, though.




    Same here, I try to fix my mark and at least one or two more on the greens. Other than that I'm not OCD about my stuff at all.
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    Mixing epoxy properly. Right ratio and mix it thoroughly. Drives me nuts when people complain that the epoxy was bad when it's them.
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  • tommaso05tommaso05 Columbus, Ohio 254WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 254
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    GolfNuts4 wrote:


    I have to immediately take any stickers off my shafts after purchasing and rub down with Goo Gone. Drives me nuts and many of my buddies leave their stickers and price stickers on the club forever, doesn't bother them at all.


    Absolutely...I do that with any new club before doing anything else. My brother and my partner in my Monday league both have clubs that are over 2 years old with the stickers still on the shafts. I just want to take the clubs and scrape them off, except they're probably stuck on for good at this point.



    I also have to make sure I have specific amounts of tees/tools/markers in my pocket before I start. It's partially OCD, and it's partially I don't wanna have my pockets crammed with a bunch of stuff like I used to do. 3 long driver tees, 3 short tees, 1 ball repair, 2 ball markers, and then a Chapstick. I do the 2 ball markers because it's easier/quicker to find them, and if someone I'm playing with needs one at that time.
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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15' - HZRDUS Smoke Black 70g 6.5
    Taylormade RBZ Tour 21' hybrid
    Ping i(e1) 4-PW - Project X 6.0 
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08F, 54.08M, 60.04L - KBS 610 Wedge
    Odyssey Tank Cruiser 7
  • dlygrissedlygrisse Kansas 13732WRX Points: 1,193Members Posts: 13,732
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    GolfNuts4 wrote:


    I have to immediately take any stickers off my shafts after purchasing and rub down with Goo Gone. Drives me nuts and many of my buddies leave their stickers and price stickers on the club forever, doesn't bother them at all.




    I was going to say I wasn't picky about anything, then I read this post and realized that this was me. When I see a buddy that has an old Cleveland wedge with the sticker on the shaft from when he started using it about 8 years ago something makes me want to grab it from me and to start peeling it off. Just typing this gives me anxiety. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Other than that I like to go with the flow, Sure I want my clubfaces clean, and my grips tacky, and my shoes clean, but I don't obsess over it, when they need cleaned I will clean them, but I am not worried about everything being pristine 100% of the time.



    I will scrub and maybe polish my shoes twice a year, scrub my grips once or twice, then re-grip every year or two. I do like a clean clubface, but a simple wipe after the shot or at the range is good enough.
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    Ping G400
    Callaway Epic Flash 3w 
    Ping G410 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS or Vokey M Grind 58
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Jones Utility
    ProV1x-mostly
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
  • DZClarkDZClark  198WRX Points: 94Members Posts: 198
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    I will have a go at this one....



    1) have to have my clubs in their proper spot. I can't have a wedge mixing in with my 5 iron...

    2) when I hit the green and walk to the green with my putter (assuming i am riding), my putter headcover has to be on top of my alignment stick. To just lay it across the top or put it on the ground, guarantees a 3 putt...trust me, this is true

    3) Finally, I have to have 2 tees, both black, 2 coins (one large one small) and a ball mark tool in my pocket on the tee...failure to do this guarantees a snap hook or if there is water or OB right, a high ugly slice....trust me, this is true



    Other than that...I don't care.
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    Making sure the garage door is down, and the doors are locked when I leave the house.
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  • mizuno playermizuno player Mizuno player  1532WRX Points: 288Members Posts: 1,532
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    GolfNuts4 wrote:


    I have to immediately take any stickers off my shafts after purchasing and rub down with Goo Gone. Drives me nuts and many of my buddies leave their stickers and price stickers on the club forever, doesn't bother them at all.




    I definitely remove them before I play. Hit em with hair dryer and the come right off. No glue residue either.
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  • MotleyMotley  706WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 706
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    Yes my clubs need to be clean. I use iron covers too.



    I carry a wet towel with me to the green, if I see any kind of green stains on my ball I have to have it removed. No markers on the balls either, can't stand seeing color dots on my balls.
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    FWY: Callaway BB 3WD / BB H4 19*
    Irons: Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-GW
    Wedges: Mizuno T7 52*, 58*
    Putter: Odyssey MXM Versa 1
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection  1327WRX Points: 151Members Posts: 1,327
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    Several times a round, I have to re-arrange my clubs so they're in the right order on the bag (driver, 3W, X, 4 or 5 iron, 6, 7 ... Most lofted wedge). I used to only buy bags with 14 full length dividers but I'm don't anymore but still have to keep clubs in the right order.
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    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    R15 Black 4h (21*), Fujikura Speeder Evolution 77, R
    '09 Yamaha Inpres X V-Forged Tourmodel 4-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-10, S
    Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 52* & 58*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Performing validation testing of the M G S test
  • jslane57jslane57  3929WRX Points: 25Members Posts: 3,929
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    GolfNuts4 wrote:


    I have to immediately take any stickers off my shafts after purchasing and rub down with Goo Gone. Drives me nuts and many of my buddies leave their stickers and price stickers on the club forever, doesn't bother them at all.
    Price stickers, info sticker, yes. But shaft label...are you removing that too? I try to keep that perfect. My OCD is with grips. I want the same grip on every club I play. I remove the stock grip and replace with a standard size Tour Wrap. Even if the stock grip is a standard size Tour Wrap, I don't want the company logo on it:)
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    Most everything I own... it drives my life.
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    Titleist TS2 16.5* D.Blueboard 83 x5ct,"S"
    Titleist T-MB 17* 2 iron, Steelfiber i95cw "S"
    Titleist 620 CB/MB 3i-PW, Steelfiber i110cw "S"
    SM6 F-52*, Steelfiber i110cw "R"
    SM6 M-58*, DG-S200
    SC California Monterey
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  • GolfNuts4GolfNuts4  743WRX Points: 115Members Posts: 743
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    No, shaft label stays on, just all the price stickers and any additional stuff other than shaft label. I forgot to say that all my clubs have to be in the proper slot in my bag and I have to always have extra gloves for some reason. If I get low on gloves, I freak out.
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    Callaway Rogue 3 Wood
    Callaway Big Bertha (2004) 5 wood
    Ping G30 4 Hybrid
    Mizuno 919 Hot Metal Irons 5-GW
    Titleist Vokey Wedges 56/60
    Scotty Cameron Monterey
  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day.  6472WRX Points: 550Members Posts: 6,472
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    Keeping up with the group in front. Does not drive me totally nuts, kinda close, just hate falling behind and holding anyone up on the course.



    Making sure my putter is in the bag and golf shoes next to it. A few times have forgotten either/both and had to borrow/buy putter and buy shoes. Yeah Q lets practice putt night before a round and forget to put putter back in bag bonehead. For a while I had an extra putter and pair of shoes in vehicle until I finally weened myself off of that.
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    Callaway Razr X Black 9.5 stiff
    Callaway Razr X Black 4wd. stiff
    Wilson CI9 4-gw. TT reg.
    Cleveland RTG Wedges TT reg. 52,56.
    Nxt Tour.
    Cleveland Classic #4
  • Cash24Cash24 Powerfade Master  90WRX Points: 27Members Posts: 90
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    I'll give it a shot...



    Clean my club after every shot, clean all clubs when I get home after a round, clean golf ball, and divot tool/ball marker in right pocket.
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    Driver: Cobra Bio Cell 9.5*
    3 Wood: Cobra Bio Cell+ 15*
    3 Hybrid: Cobra Bio Cell 19*
    4-PW: Taylormade RocketBladez Tour
    52* : Cobra Tour Trusty Rusty
    56*: Callaway MD3 Milled Matte Black S-Grind
    60*: Callaway MD3 Milled Matte Black S-Grind
    Putter: Odyssey White Ice #9
  • MaitriMikeMaitriMike  1591WRX Points: 105Members Posts: 1,591
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    Shoes have to be extremely clean before the round. During the round, can't have anything on the toes. (grass / Marks / whatever). I can't swing a club until its cleaned.



    Clubs all cleaned before the round. Outfit and shoes picked out the night before. (I play early morning and wife and daughter are not awake so have to be quick and quiet).



    Shaft stickers have to be taken off too. Drives me nuts if its still on. Also when my buddies have it on their clubs, makes me want to bring goo gone and clean it up for them while we're playing. HAHAHA.



    I think that's it... There's probably more but i don't even realize it..
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  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NC 1978WRX Points: 231ClubWRX Posts: 1,978
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    I noticed a few people mentioned fixing pitch marks but I think I'm OCD about fixing them correctly! I see tons of people that stab them a few times with a tee and then step on them with their spikes. Usually this makes the spot worse than it was before they fixed it because they've poked up the grass with their tee and then made about 30 more indentions by stepping on it with spikes. I always fix the mark and tap it completely flat with my putter to make sure it's smooth enough for the golf Gods.
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  • peachfuzzpeachfuzz  342WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 342
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    I think the only thing I'm OCD about is having my magnetic ball marker clipped to the left side of my hat brim. I don't know why because I'm a righty, but it just feels correct there.
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  • dicko999dicko999 I call it "Celebration"  491WRX Points: 64Members Posts: 491
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    Getting frisky with yourself before a round is a recipe for bad scores. With another person, fine. Yourself, not so much.
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    Ping G400 4-UW
    Ping Glide 3.0 54* SS, 60* Eye 2
    Kingston KP001
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    I have one of those golf bags that has a slot for each club.....so each club must be in it's proper slot at all times. I also have a thing about my golf cart....it's has to be spotless, even down to the wheels. I'm that way about my car too. I'm not as bad about the house as I used to be, but my husband might argue that point. image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
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