What Are You "OCD" About?

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  • mneumannmneumann Members Posts: 346 ✭✭
    scagnetti wrote:

    mneumann wrote:


    Tees, no colors, white or natural only.



    Everything except driver is hit off a broken tee. I will snap one in half if I can't find one.



    Once a ball goes in a lake it's tainted. Will not take it out and hit it again. I may pull it out and throw it in my shag bag. This does not apply to balls retrievable from ob or dry hazards or those I can actually play from the water. Just once it's submerged



    I will not putt with someone else's ball in the hole.




    Okay... this is where MY OCD has now snapped...



    I have been a faithful follower of this thread for over a year now, and this is oddly my breaking point... Because...



    I find it maddening all the fuggin' broken tees on the tee box. It looks awful, looks like littering, and it annoys me where you can't pick up your fuggin' tees, ESPECIALLY if they're broken, kasi it's TRASH NOW...



    I know EXACTLY why people do this. For the reason above, yes, but there's this silent covenant amongst golfers that the teeing up off a broken tee is a thing, the noble response is that they're now RECYCLING the tees...



    But man alive if it just LOOKS like a giant wooden tee trash bin to me... and man if they are buried, still in the ground, I bend down and dig them out and take them over to the bin...



    I know, buzzkill right?



    Sorry fellas and fillies... my problem.




    You will be happy to know, I don't leave my broken tee, I pick it up, put it in my pocket. I actually pick up broken tees around my tee throughout the round and put them in my pocket. At the end of the round if i still have one or two, I put them in my tee spot.



    But sorry if I can find one and I'm out I'm not hitting off a whole tee unless it's driver.
  • scagnettiscagnetti Haq Attaq Members Posts: 549 ✭✭
    mneumann wrote:

    scagnetti wrote:

    mneumann wrote:


    Tees, no colors, white or natural only.



    Everything except driver is hit off a broken tee. I will snap one in half if I can't find one.



    Once a ball goes in a lake it's tainted. Will not take it out and hit it again. I may pull it out and throw it in my shag bag. This does not apply to balls retrievable from ob or dry hazards or those I can actually play from the water. Just once it's submerged



    I will not putt with someone else's ball in the hole.




    Okay... this is where MY OCD has now snapped...



    I have been a faithful follower of this thread for over a year now, and this is oddly my breaking point... Because...



    I find it maddening all the fuggin' broken tees on the tee box. It looks awful, looks like littering, and it annoys me where you can't pick up your fuggin' tees, ESPECIALLY if they're broken, kasi it's TRASH NOW...



    I know EXACTLY why people do this. For the reason above, yes, but there's this silent covenant amongst golfers that the teeing up off a broken tee is a thing, the noble response is that they're now RECYCLING the tees...



    But man alive if it just LOOKS like a giant wooden tee trash bin to me... and man if they are buried, still in the ground, I bend down and dig them out and take them over to the bin...



    I know, buzzkill right?



    Sorry fellas and fillies... my problem.




    You will be happy to know, I don't leave my broken tee, I pick it up, put it in my pocket. I actually pick up broken tees around my tee throughout the round and put them in my pocket. At the end of the round if i still have one or two, I put them in my tee spot.



    But sorry if I can find one and I'm out I'm not hitting off a whole tee unless it's driver.




    some of the better clubs and public courses have tee cones or buckets -- I saw one in Dallas that used them as the tee markers -- but if you look in them, they're either treated as ashtrays or trash bins or both. And what tee pieces you do find them are usually the (headless) stems.



    FYI everybody, these are there to dispose of USED and functional tees. the lack of care a lot of players have for the course -- from the pitch marks on the green to these broken tees on the box -- is utterly senseless to me...



    carry on, sorry.
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  • markjay1markjay1 Members Posts: 164 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:


    Waxed the heads of my driver and fairway woods,




    You wax your driver and woods? I mean, my gf waxes but I've never seen a hairy golf club. Do you leave a landing strip?
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    Lol!
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  • vagolfnutvagolfnut ClubWRX Posts: 120 ✭✭
    No shaft labels and CLEANING SAND OFF BOTTOM OF SHOES AFTER BUNKER SHOT!. Can't stand to go up to a green and see sand foot prints all over it. Take a club and just tap the side if your shoes.
  • mjfornmjforn Members Posts: 212 ✭✭
    markjay1 wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:


    Waxed the heads of my driver and fairway woods,




    You wax your driver and woods? I mean, my gf waxes but I've never seen a hairy golf club. Do you leave a landing strip?






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  • TigerWoodsIVTigerWoodsIV Members Posts: 82
    It's odd for me. I'm "OCD" about a ton of things in my day to day life, but not that many when it comes to golf. EXCEPT when I'm playing for money or in a tournament. Then I need my ball to be perfectly clean and my clubs to look like they just came off the rack. My bag has 14 club slots, and I'm also very particular about where the clubs are. The bag room guys at my club don't always put them back the same, so that's the first thing I do.
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭


    It's odd for me. I'm "OCD" about a ton of things in my day to day life, but not that many when it comes to golf. EXCEPT when I'm playing for money or in a tournament. Then I need my ball to be perfectly clean and my clubs to look like they just came off the rack. My bag has 14 club slots, and I'm also very particular about where the clubs are. The bag room guys at my club don't always put them back the same, so that's the first thing I do.




    That is a bit odd. I don't know about others, but in my case OCD is "transferrable". :-)
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  • RedWolfWayRedWolfWay Members Posts: 44 ✭✭
    To all of those that fix ball marks, fill divots, ect. and take care of the course, your staff appreciates that a TON. For me, can't stand when guys don't clean their clubs, and one of my biggest pet peeves is guys who don't put headcovers back on clubs. Had to say something to my dads buddy on our annual trip who just let his new Cameron bounce around there unprotected...
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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    RedWolfWay wrote:


    To all of those that fix ball marks, fill divots, ect. and take care of the course, your staff appreciates that a TON. For me, can't stand when guys don't clean their clubs, and one of my biggest pet peeves is guys who don't put headcovers back on clubs. Had to say something to my dads buddy on our annual trip who just let his new Cameron bounce around there unprotected...




    Yeah, I don't get that either. I have seen people with new drivers without head covers getting banged around, and also a few with Cameron's.
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  • CHuntsmanCHuntsman Members Posts: 806 ✭✭
    When a playing partner makes a putt and leaves their ball in the cup. I could wrap my Scotty around their face!!!
  • Bob9604Bob9604 Members Posts: 270
    Ferguson wrote:


    Ferguson wrote:

    dicko999 wrote:


    Getting frisky with yourself before a round is a recipe for bad scores. With another person, fine. Yourself, not so much.






    I know what you mean about the solo style friskiness. It's costly to the wallet too.



    You not only have to pay for the greens fees but you're obliged to buy dinner for yourself afterword.




    It gets really awkward when I have to tell myself to take the money I left myself on the nightstand, and to lock the door on the way out.






    Sometimes I tell myself to make myself a ham sandwich before leaving.




    I told myself I wasn't that kind of guy but deep down I knew I was...
  • SwampratSwamprat Members Posts: 26
    I am anal about the location of the clubs in my bag. i can't stand to have one in the wrong compartment. As i grow older, i find i cannot tolerate chaos and anarchy in my golf bag.
  • PulledabillPulledabill Members Posts: 334 ✭✭
    I will only buy and carry white tees. Par 3s or irons off the box. I am good with most any tee I find on the ground.



    Divots and ball marks not being repaired...



  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,687 ✭✭
    You guys got problems.
  • mesquite2mesquite2 Members Posts: 760 ✭✭
    I want to fix every post when a poster says further instead of farther when talking about distance, i.e. " I hit it further with this new driver"
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,728 ✭✭
    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.




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  • PorkerPorker Members Posts: 275 ✭✭
    1, partner in the buggy drives like a maniac and my clubs ding even more ( can't be considering re furbish!)

    2, start with new ball, if lost a used provisional is orange for rest of the round.

    3, own shadow distracts me if I can see it. Shady spot on tee box and on cloudy days I'll play out of turn if temporary shade cloud passes over.

    4, grips on irons all the same ..black, no logos, original vokey grips on wedges, original grips on driver hybrid and putter

    5, ball on tee.... Biggest white surface , don't want to see ball no. Or sharpy marks.

    6, clean club after each shot, clubs after each round

    7, watching line on others putting, will position at 2 O clock and move to 12 after partner putts!

    8, tees,markers,ball,glove etc , goes in same pocket on pants ... I have 5 pockets
  • senatornewsomesenatornewsome Members Posts: 18 ✭✭
    For me, my ball and putter have to be completely clean before I make a putt. I hate putting with even the slightest dirt spot on the ball. Making sure there is no dew on my putter from a wet green in the morning is another weird OCD thing for me.
  • JohnnypensoJohnnypenso Ooooh, that's a duff. Members Posts: 198 ✭✭
    I'm not an OCD type of guy outside of golf. Inside of golf I like to repair ball marks when I have the chance, mine and a few others. I also like my ball to be clean. I carry a small rag in a back pocket and spit clean my ball as soon as I can pick it up.
  • DeeBee30DeeBee30 Members Posts: 326 ✭✭
    1. On tees and greens, my red sharpie dot on the ball has to always face up at me (it’s my reminder to use a good tempo)



    2. On par 3’s I have to use a broken tee, not a full one. I’ll break a tee if I can’t find one.



    3. Clean clubs after every shot (brush, wet towel, brush again if needed, dry towel). I’ll do it while others are hitting or while walking or riding if needed to keep pace.



    4. Clubs in proper bag divider



    5. Pants pockets: no keys or wallet (in bag); right pocket = 2 balls and 2 tees, left pocket = 2 ball markers and repair tool



    6. Ball markers have to be 2001 and 2003 quarters (the years my kids were born)



    7. Fix at least 2 ball marks on green in addition to mine - I feel like I’m earning good golf karma



    Hmmm...this has been a revealing self-assessment.
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    My golf gear, guitars and car have to be clean.
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  • MaineMarinerMaineMariner Members Posts: 330 ✭✭
    OCD is an actual mental illness and not a shorthand for "quirks".



    Aaaaanyways... in the spirit of the thread, I have a post-round routine and don't really feel my round is fully complete until it's done. When I get home I take the insert out of my golf shoes and let them both dry in the sun. I let my clubs and any balls I picked up soak in a wash basin in my sink for 5 minutes or so while I clean out the pockets of my bag. I charge my GPS thingy and mark my balls for the next week. Then I rinse off my clubs, wipe them down, and let them air dry on the kitchen counter while I listen to a podcast and putt around on the rug in my kitchen.



    It's relaxing and gives me a chance to reflect on my round.
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  • DeeBee30DeeBee30 Members Posts: 326 ✭✭


    OCD is an actual mental illness and not a shorthand for "quirks".



    Aaaaanyways... in the spirit of the thread, I have a post-round routine and don't really feel my round is fully complete until it's done. When I get home I take the insert out of my golf shoes and let them both dry in the sun. I let my clubs and any balls I picked up soak in a wash basin in my sink for 5 minutes or so while I clean out the pockets of my bag. I charge my GPS thingy and mark my balls for the next week. Then I rinse off my clubs, wipe them down, and let them air dry on the kitchen counter while I listen to a podcast and putt around on the rug in my kitchen.



    It's relaxing and gives me a chance to reflect on my round.




    Fair point, and I think a majority of us would agree that true OCD goes beyond what many of us are posting. To be fair, I'd also note that the OP referred to it as "OCD" (in quotes), which is commonly accepted shorthand (rightly or wrongly) for the kinds of quirks being described.



    I don't intend to flame, escalate or agitate...I just sometimes get a little "quirky" when it comes to grammar, how it's used and how it's interpreted.
  • DeeBee30DeeBee30 Members Posts: 326 ✭✭
    edited Nov 11, 2018 #507
    vagolfnut wrote:


    No shaft labels and CLEANING SAND OFF BOTTOM OF SHOES AFTER BUNKER SHOT!. Can't stand to go up to a green and see sand foot prints all over it. Take a club and just tap the side if your shoes.




    vagolfnut, I just found this from earlier this year and it struck a chord with me. I'm the same and recently played a course where I had to hit out of some muddy, red clay. I pounded my shoes with a club and wiped them off repeatedly in the wet grass in an effort to clean them. Thinking they were clean enough, and trying to keep up with my fellow players, I walked onto the green only to see a trail of red footprints behind me. I was horrified! I backtracked and tried to wipe them off again but to no avail. I just took as few steps as I could, putted out and got off the green.



    Near the next tee, I found some nearby standing water and gave then a few good rinse/grass wipe cycles, and they finally came clean.



    I'm sure I'll get lit up for posting this, but I don't know what I could have done differently.
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  • Zz24hoursZz24hours Members Posts: 116 ✭✭


    I'm not an OCD type of guy outside of golf. Inside of golf I like to repair ball marks when I have the chance, mine and a few others. I also like my ball to be clean. I carry a small rag in a back pocket and spit clean my ball as soon as I can pick it up.




    Get this .. super handy, can't feel it in your pocket and doesn't "leak"



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    DeeBee30 wrote:

    vagolfnut wrote:


    No shaft labels and CLEANING SAND OFF BOTTOM OF SHOES AFTER BUNKER SHOT!. Can't stand to go up to a green and see sand foot prints all over it. Take a club and just tap the side if your shoes.




    vagolfnut, I just found this from earlier this year and it struck a chord with me. I'm the same and recently played a course where I had to hit out of some muddy, red clay. I pounded my shoes with a club and wiped them off repeatedly in the wet grass in an effort to clean them. Thinking they were clean enough, and trying to keep up with my fellow players, I walked onto the green only to see a trail of red footprints behind me. I was horrified! I backtracked and tried to wipe them off again but to no avail. I just took as few steps as I could, putted out and got off the green.



    Near the next tee, I found some nearby standing water and gave then a few good rinse/grass wipe cycles, and they finally came clean.



    I'm sure I'll get lit up for posting this, but I don't know what I could have done differently.




    I don’t see why you should catch any flak, you did all you could with what you had available.
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  • jwilson152jwilson152 Members Posts: 11
    Having my clubs in sequential order.
  • JohnnypensoJohnnypenso Ooooh, that's a duff. Members Posts: 198 ✭✭
    Zz24hours wrote:



    I'm not an OCD type of guy outside of golf. Inside of golf I like to repair ball marks when I have the chance, mine and a few others. I also like my ball to be clean. I carry a small rag in a back pocket and spit clean my ball as soon as I can pick it up.




    Get this .. super handy, can't feel it in your pocket and doesn't "leak"



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