Darn That Second Guy!

MedicMedic Members Posts: 9,421 ✭✭
We've all done it. Hit a terrible shot and then, afterwards, dropped another ball to give it another try. After all surely you cannot hit it THAT bad twice in a row, right?



The second guy.



He always hits the perfect drive.



The pured iron.



The chip shot.



And putt of course.



So today there was hope. (See other thread on what you think of your own swing for explanation) For the first time I played pain free and was on cruise control. On the 14th I hit an awesome drive that rolled underneath some trees - required a lucky iron shot that would stay low and roll up. I did it! To under 2 feet from the hole.



And then.



I lipped out the birdie putt.



Still had a blast playing pain free. And still shot a great round. But of course the second guy nailed that birdie putt. And on the very next hole he managed a pure long iron to the front of the green when my first shot landed way short and in trouble.



Yup, that second guy. If only I could figure out how to pretend I already hit a bad shot and could channel that second guy into my first shot, right?



So...



What's your second guy story? Maybe it's an ace. Or a nice eagle putt. Not a chance that I'm the only one whose second guy is always better than I am!
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  • HehatemeHehateme Members Posts: 547 ✭✭
    edited May 15, 2018 #2
    My second guy did actually get a hole in one. On the tee box arguing with my brother whether the shot is a PW or a 9, he talks me into the PW. Hit the shot short, imagine that. Go back to the cart, grab a 9 iron, throw the ball down and knock it into the hole. 1ST guy gets par, second guy gets a 1
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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,449 ClubWRX
    Both suck equally!
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  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game... Members Posts: 174 ✭✭
    edited Apr 21, 2018 #4
    My 2nd guy should have his tour card
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  • SetTheBarrHighSetTheBarrHigh DallasClubWRX Posts: 3,922 ClubWRX
    There is a tournament at my club every year with the format of a "one man scramble". You get to hit two balls each time and take your best option. You'd be surprised at how good that second guy can be at times, especially when his partner gives him a good read from a putt.
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  • MedicMedic Members Posts: 9,421 ✭✭


    My 2nd guy is should have his tour card




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    Callaway Chrome Soft
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,671 ClubWRX
    Hehateme wrote:


    My second guy did actually get a hole in one. On the tee box arguing with my brother weather the shot is a PW or a 9, he talks me into the PW. Hit the shot short, imagine that. Go back to the cart, grab a 9 iron, throw the ball down and knock it into the hole. 1ST guy gets par, second guy gets a 1




    Boy, some guys will do almost anything to prove they were right!����(I hope that comes across as funny, because that’s how it was intended).
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  • Matchplay10033Matchplay10033 Members Posts: 626 ✭✭
    Lol my one playing partner was obsessed with getting his first ace. It is amazing he didnt have one because he is one of the best iron players I've seen. Last week he hit one that came up short. He throws down another ball and hit it dead at the pin... it went in... he may need therapy.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,721 ClubWRX
    Only thing I took out of that was "pain free" - glad to read that!
  • RSinSGRSinSG ClubWRX Posts: 3,073 ClubWRX
    In our league we have a saying that we have reduced to the acronym "ADA" that we use when one of us chunk the first shot and pure the second. "Any Dumb A$$" can do it the second time.
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  • lchanglchang Members Posts: 546 ✭✭
    Was just joking with my buddies that my preshot routine should be:



    Swing at nonexistent ball. Swear. Say “can’t believe that went OB!” Have playing partner say “Reload, Loser.” Then address actual ball.
  • Conrad1953Conrad1953 Members Posts: 15,061 ✭✭
    lchang wrote:


    Was just joking with my buddies that my preshot routine should be:



    Swing at nonexistent ball. Swear. Say “can’t believe that went OB!” Have playing partner say “Reload, Loser.” Then address actual ball.




    I like that! I think I may try it.
  • FlopperFlopper Members Posts: 194 ✭✭
    I call that second team all American lol
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,374 ✭✭


    There is a tournament at my club every year with the format of a "one man scramble". You get to hit two balls each time and take your best option. You'd be surprised at how good that second guy can be at times, especially when his partner gives him a good read from a putt.




    It's a very fun thing to do. I have done it for fun playing after work as a single, when i know the course is a little jammed.



    It's pretty easy to shoot a really good score. Only done it a few times but always under par
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  • SetTheBarrHighSetTheBarrHigh DallasClubWRX Posts: 3,922 ClubWRX
    MtlJeff wrote:



    There is a tournament at my club every year with the format of a "one man scramble". You get to hit two balls each time and take your best option. You'd be surprised at how good that second guy can be at times, especially when his partner gives him a good read from a putt.




    It's a very fun thing to do. I have done it for fun playing after work as a single, when i know the course is a little jammed.



    It's pretty easy to shoot a really good score. Only done it a few times but always under par




    It’s a great format, would probably work as any courses first tournament of the year. It lets you get some practice in and a couple of competitive rounds at the same time. Our home course is on the short side and one of my long-hitting friends shot -24 in the two day event last month.
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  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers Posts: 3,624 ✭✭
    Playing in Sedona, AZ. Playing alone, 135 yard par 3, front pin, pitching wedge to a few feet short on the fringe, second pitching wedge to 2" left of the hole, one hop, back up and right in the hole.



    Nice par!!
  • AppAlumAppAlum Members Posts: 748 ✭✭
    Buster is untied and unbeaten
  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members Posts: 1,598 ✭✭
    My second guy not only plays better he also dresses better.
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  • EKELLYEKELLY Members Posts: 2,593 ✭✭
    I do go through gambling runs trying to cut a big corner, hit a provisional, and THAT guy can flat out hammer it.....LOL
  • golfheaven69golfheaven69 Members Posts: 1,143 ✭✭
    If the second guy is striping it the first guy is not far behind.
  • Bob9604Bob9604 Members Posts: 270
    My wife likes the second guy better too! 😉
  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,701 ✭✭
    My second guy sleeps with my wife.
  • jaredt22jaredt22 Members Posts: 104 ✭✭
    I was told several years ago by a playing partner, after hitting a second shot much better than the first, "A wise man once said 'Make your second shot your first." I still haven't quite figured out how to go about doing that, sometimes.
  • FlyingLaw1FlyingLaw1 MOMembers Posts: 847 ✭✭
    Hehateme wrote:


    My second guy did actually get a hole in one. On the tee box arguing with my brother weather the shot is a PW or a 9, he talks me into the PW. Hit the shot short, imagine that. Go back to the cart, grab a 9 iron, throw the ball down and knock it into the hole. 1ST guy gets par, second guy gets a 1




    You have described my nightmare scenario. Still looking for my first ace... I just know its going to happen like this. I'll probably be playing alone too.
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  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,701 ✭✭
    The guys in the men's locker/shower room at the club throw peanuts on the floor near the second guy.

    They don't throw any peanuts at me.
  • CHuntsmanCHuntsman Members Posts: 807 ✭✭
    Known as Bubba. Bubba's always better!!
  • adam667220adam667220 Members Posts: 861 ✭✭
    Similar to the guys that takes several practice swings. All look good, nice brushing contact with the grass, then get over the ball and chunk it, blade it, whatever. Always tell them they "wasted the good one."
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    If I could be my Mr. Mulligan, I'd have won a major or two.
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  • EKELLYEKELLY Members Posts: 2,593 ✭✭
    I think Faldo or Miller once said that, "they'd never seen a bad practice swing, but what happens next is anybody's guess!"....
  • golfer07840golfer07840 Smart ass from Northwest NJMembers Posts: 1,687 ✭✭
    Hehateme wrote:


    My second guy did actually get a hole in one. On the tee box arguing with my brother weather the shot is a PW or a 9, he talks me into the PW. Hit the shot short, imagine that. Go back to the cart, grab a 9 iron, throw the ball down and knock it into the hole. 1ST guy gets par, second guy gets a 1




    I'd write down '3' on my scorecard. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night otherwise.



    But it's a cool story regardless. Very 1997 Fred Couples like at the 17th TPC

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  • 1ironcharlie1ironcharlie Members Posts: 102 ✭✭
    Among my buddies, if you make a good score on your second ball, we call it a "Barry Bonds", cause it has an asterisk next to it. I can just see him doing an infomercial. ...



    "Do you want to play like a tour pro, but dont have the time to practice, the skill to hone, or the attention span to actually improve? Well, welcome to the Barry Bonds school of golf, where we will teach you proven concepts like, Hand Wedge, Foot Club, and "I'll just hit from here". Now let's hear from Lance Armstrong...."
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