What Are You "OCD" About?



  • bkloessbkloess St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 44 ✭✭
    Have to have a quarter dated 1972 or lower
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  • mjfornmjforn Members Posts: 212 ✭✭
    Well I've stated this before, I always clean each club after I use it. Then I put the covers on them, irons and metals. I didn't do that the beginning of the year and was surprised at how bet up the irons got. So I willl from now on.

    I take my glove off after I hit and change it out after 9 or less. I keep all gloves neatly folded in an envelope in the bag, one glove one envelope.

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  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX
    This is one i haven’t seen, but i can’t stand to ride with someone in cart while they’re holding their club for the next shot. Example, they pitch on the green and go ahead and get their putter out while I’m preparing for my approach shot and then the ride with their putter
  • MelloYelloMelloYello Upstate, SCMembers Posts: 3,395 ✭✭
    I have to be the first one to the next tee....

    ...get the F out of my way!!!!
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  • smashdnsmashdn Let's cut them trees down. Members Posts: 1,061 ✭✭
    I use pink tees. Pink zero friction tees. Nobody bums tees from me.
  • scagnettiscagnetti Haq Attaq Members Posts: 549 ✭✭
    smashdn wrote:

    I use pink tees. Pink zero friction tees. Nobody bums tees from me.
    i use pink step up tees

    i feel you bru
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  • The Real PacmanThe Real Pacman Members Posts: 79 ✭✭

    I'm with you on the clean clubs thing. I like to keep my ball clean as well, and I can't stand big scuff marks on my ball. If it's small, I'll keep it in play, but if its a big one, I throw it in my bag and take it home to my "practice bucket"

  • ballzoballzo Sacramento, CAMembers Posts: 639 ✭✭

    Everything unfortunately.

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  • KirasdadKirasdad Kirasdad Members Posts: 744 ✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019 5:32am #580

    I have an odd one. I want nothing in the trunk of my car except my clubs (cleaned and ready to go) and my shoes (cleaned and ready to go) nothing else. No clothes or extra shoes, spare clubs, or sunscreen or water bottles, no jumper cables or car gear, nothing. Before a round I’ll go out to the car to check and make sure the trunk is in order. It’s weird, and doesn’t show up anywhere else, just the trunk.

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  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers Posts: 54 ✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019 6:55am #581

    I can't have anything in my pockets not used for the round ... and the things are very specific and belong in specific pockets.

    Front right: Three black tees. If I break one, I have to grab another out of my bag and replace it in the pocket. Ball currently in play goes there from green to next tee.
    Rear right: Scorecard/yardage book
    Rear left: Nothing
    Front left: Red ball mark repairer and one 1 Colon coin from my trip to Costa Rica several years ago, which I use as a mark. Brought back 100 of them and so far have only managed to lose a couple.

    I feel oddly off balance if this isn't right.

    ... golfers. What a weird bunch.

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  • gsea33gsea33 Members Posts: 699 ✭✭

    @Jacob37 said:
    This is one i haven’t seen, but i can’t stand to ride with someone in cart while they’re holding their club for the next shot. Example, they pitch on the green and go ahead and get their putter out while I’m preparing for my approach shot and then the ride with their putter

    You and I will never ride together lol

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  • jarheadjarhead Members Posts: 34 ✭✭

    Clubs clean. Shoes clean. Clubs in correct slots in the bag. Three tees in left pocket; Two longs and a short. Extra ball in right back pocket. Three pennies, a dime and ball-mark tool in right front pocket. And of course about 75 other little things that I don't even notice. And that's just while playing golf.

  • Egs57Egs57 Members Posts: 15 ✭✭

    Clean clubs to start a round. I’ve even cleaned my clubs twice before a round!

  • jonnymc44jonnymc44 Manchester UKMembers Posts: 118 ✭✭

    Not too many things, but a few that would drive me insane if they weren't all followed...

    • My bag has a 14-way divider, and each club has to go in its own slot, and in ascending loft order. If someone takes a club out and doesn't put it back in the correct slot I can feel my blood boil.
    • I have now perfected my pre-shot routine. Whatever the shot I will always go through the same routine; I will always try to exaggerate my downswing keeping my right elbow in stood a couple of paces behind my ball. I will walk back further and take a line with my club held out vertically in front of me. I'll line once at a distant object and again with a line a couple of feet beyond the ball. At this point I'll address the ball keeping my eye on the line just beyond the ball. At address I will shrug my shoulders a few times to get correct shoulder alignment, relax my complete body then I am ready to hit my shot. If I don't do one part right, or doesn't feel good I'll start again. It takes no longer than 20 seconds.
    • We don't have the same prevalence of golf carts in the UK so I always carry/push my clubs on a trolley, so everything tends to be in my pockets, barring drinks, snacks, extra balls etc. Each pocket has a purpose: Front right - tees, ball marker, pitch mark repairer and club cleaner. Front left- glove when not in use. Back right - card and pencil. Back left - phone.
  • OldFrog75OldFrog75 Fort Worth, TexasMembers Posts: 80 ✭✭

    New golf balls. Something about them. Perfect little orbs - like pearls. Can't resist them. Always have about 100 more than I need.

  • ctsgolfctsgolf Members Posts: 105 ✭✭
    edited Jun 3, 2019 6:27pm #587

    Club face has to be clean.
    Ball has to be clean on the greens.
    I also take my glove off after every shot.

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  • TIM929TIM929 Los AngelesMembers Posts: 497 ✭✭

    looking back while walking off the green.... lost a RF putter HC cover once, never again bruh.

  • mogc60mogc60 Members Posts: 447 ✭✭

    @DZClark said:
    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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  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 915 ✭✭

    Got to clean my club after each shot, they never go back into my bag dirty.

    And as per others, sticky labels are removed as soon as new clubs are delivered.

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  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 9,043 ✭✭

    The fit and finish of my “tools”. Gotta be spotless and in the best working condition possible. Never going to find mud and debris on my equipment. BB

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  • jimb6golfjimb6golf Members Posts: 1,556 ✭✭

    Noticed this weekend just how much it bothers me when someone, whether it be in my group or an adjacent group, makes a noise or hits a ball while I am attempting to tee off. Much more than it should. This weekend I sent some balls off to the nether worlds when someone made a noise, even a slight one. While another guy in my group can have someone talking to him while he's teeing off. And with clubs, they have to be in the same slot in the bag and the headcover cannot fall on the ground while hitting the club. Now that I think about it I have quite a few quirks in the game.

  • lonscicleslonscicles Members Posts: 79 ✭✭

    @Sean2 said:
    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? :-)

    I used to be just like OP. As time has progressed, so has my acceptance of the game and my time for what it’s worth. My clubs are cleaned at the end of the round. I would say the two things I still remain OCD about is hardcovers staying on clubs (I just don’t understand people who don’t use them on woods or putters), and clubs being in the right place. I think the vast majority of my obsessive nature with the specifics of my bag were imparted by my dad growing up. We’ve both since then, been a bit more passive with cleaning them after every round. Although I just say, it’s pretty **** therapuetic washing and cleaning clubs and grips once in a blue moon.

  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Members Posts: 773 ✭✭

    I have to use a broken tee on a par 3. I absolutely cannot even use a full shorter tee.

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