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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers Posts: 15,431 ✭✭


    Sometimes I don't pull the pin when I'm putting and playing alone.



    Sometimes I don't mark my ball when I adjust my alignment aid on it whilst putting.



    Sometimes I ground my club in a hazard. Gasp!




    That suggests the 7.5 showing isn't really 7.5, correct? image/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> image/beach.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':beach:' />
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  • youngstructuralyoungstructural Members Posts: 809 ✭✭
    Sure
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  • Invisible-zInvisible-z Members Posts: 95 ✭✭
    I wipe the mud off my ball when I am playing (even with others unless its a competition)
  • Gilmore-HappyGilmore-Happy Members Posts: 94 ✭✭
    Ferguson wrote:


    About 8 years ago at my former club my Saturday group and i showed up at the course thinking we could get out play 18. Come to find out there was a scramble tournament going off and we would have to wait. Rather than turn around and go home, we grabbed a few carts and instead of driving out to the range, we decided to mingle with the group of carts for the shotgun start. Of course we helped ourselves to the free refreshments and food being offered. We ended up getting pretty drunk and won third place. Fortunately, my buddy Wayne knew one guy in the tournament and no one suspected a thing.



    This takes the cake - we got invited back the next year.




    Haha that's pretty epic.
  • FuliopedFulioped Members Posts: 43 ✭✭
    Haha I think we’ve all been there!
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,340 ClubWRX
    I once hit a drive so poorly that it only went 285 and missed the sprinkler line by a foot.



    Humbled.
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,671 ClubWRX
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    I once hit a drive so poorly that it only went 285 and missed the sprinkler line by a foot.



    Humbled.




    Think how much more fun it would have been if you had moved up a tee box or two!?��
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  • JDaxJDax Members Posts: 84
    I give way too many putts, than I probably should. I’m overtly generous.
  • kozubskozubs Members Posts: 274 ✭✭
    Our rough is brutal. In fact I lost 3 balls on the weekend, two were just off the fairway. I drop where I think they were lost and take a 2 stroke and about 2 minutes to vent.
  • ryanmac89ryanmac89 Members Posts: 26 ✭✭
    I bring my own snacks and drinks.
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,209 ✭✭
    I was better when I was a kid.
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  • Tcann32Tcann32 Members Posts: 3,527
    I don’t own any Titleist clubs, or play a Pro V1..
    What's actually in the bag...
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  • joseyjosey Members Posts: 123 ✭✭
    I play in baskeball shorts when its hot.

    I never pull the pin.

    I play two balls a hole when its empty.

    When its late I play as many holes as I can when I only pay for 9 and i'm walking.

    One local course lets you play free if you are on the university golf team, I guess they think I've been in college for 9 years now.
  • Mikey5eMikey5e Members Posts: 730 ✭✭
    I think that most golfers who 'game' Scotties are a bit arrogant. They also don't putt any better than if they were to play an Odyssey.
  • JesterdocJesterdoc Members Posts: 38
    I’ve been known to carry a bag of marshmallows in my bag, and accidentally drop one or 2 if the group behind me is hitting into me when playing solo.



    If you do the aforementioned and hit my cart, bag or within 6’ of me, it’s mine now. And I’ll just say “Yeah, it hit the cart and ricocheted over there somewhere. Thanks for the warning.”



    I bring my own snacks and drinks, but I’m a sucker for a good Fritos Street Pie no matter the cost.



    I pee wherever I can get away with it.



    I rarely keep score when playing alone.



    If I’m playing twilight 9 at my home course (27-hole) on a slow day, I skip around to whichever combo of 9 holes feels good that day. Or I just play the 5’s and 3’s.



    If I’m solo and getting paired I do whatever I can to make sure it’s with someone older than me.















  • LeftDaddyLeftDaddy Members Posts: 715 ✭✭
    edited Oct 12, 2018 #197
    Cool thread. I can relate to many of these.



    When playing alone, I neither pull the pin nor mark my ball properly. I mark it with my putter while cleaning it. And I only pull the pin on birdie putts.



    I give myself gimmes inside the leather.



    Our rough has gotten ridiculous. I’m losing 2 or 3 balls a round that are within a few yards of the fairway or green. So if I’m in a hurry, I drop it deep down but play on assuming that was my “found” ball.



    I took a chunk out of my PW hitting a rock once, so now I just won’t play off rocks, roots, etc unless I’m playing in a tournament. Not worth the risk of getting hurt or ruining my clubs.



    Oh, and I love golf. And I don’t care that it can be a bit elitist. And I don’t care that it is mainly enjoyed by “rich, white guys”. And I don’t care that it takes too much time and that I sometimes sneak off on quiet afternoons to play it. Dammit, I love the game and I’m going to keep playing it anyway, no matter what “society” says.
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  • KAndyManKAndyMan JUST GOTTA SEND IT!!! Members Posts: 323 ✭✭
    Only "rules" i follow are:

    1.Fix/replace divots and pitch marks ive made (and usually 2-5 more bc people are obviously too cool for that anymore)

    2. Dont hold anyone up.

    Outside of that im just there to have fun and pretty laid back. 1/2 the time i dont even have a score card and usually hit 2-3 shots on most shots. Its just practice and beats the **** out of the range
  • aknowaknow Members Posts: 96
    LeftDaddy wrote:


    Cool thread. I can relate to many of these.



    When playing alone, I neither pull the pin nor mark my ball properly. I mark it with my putter while cleaning it. And I only pull the pin on birdie putts.



    I give myself gimmes inside the leather.



    Our rough has gotten ridiculous. I'm losing 2 or 3 balls a round that are within a few yards of the fairway or green. So if I'm in a hurry, I drop it deep down but play on assuming that was my "found" ball.



    I took a chunk out of my PW hitting a rock once, so now I just won't play off rocks, roots, etc unless I'm playing in a tournament. Not worth the risk of getting hurt or ruining my clubs.



    Oh, and I love golf. And I don't care that it can be a bit elitist. And I don't care that it is mainly enjoyed by "rich, white guys". And I don't care that it takes too much time and that I sometimes sneak off on quiet afternoons to play it. Dammit, I love the game and I'm going to keep playing it anyway, no matter what "society" says.




    I was taught to play golf by poor Black guys. All kinds of people play golf. I won't hit my $325 Miura wedge off a rock, but when I started following the rule of always holing out, my putting improved immensely. I've always repaired 3 ball marks for my one. I enjoy the fact that golf is the one of the only things I know that has rules that I completely respect, and make sense. Have you ever noticed that the rules in pro football/baseball seem to change from game to game?

    Golf is fun, and it sounds like you're having lots of it.
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,457 ✭✭
    edited Oct 17, 2018 #200
    I won’t rake bunkers that don’t have sand or enough sand.

    I carry a bottle of Jameson in my bag.

    I hate searching for golf balls more than a minute , mine or my friends.

    I relish being in the first group and being two holes ahead at the turn.

    I will call my friends and partners phone during mid swing.

    I hate cart girls. Guys in my group act like morons around women.

    I lose my wallet in my bag almost every week.
    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

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  • sappytopsappytop Members Posts: 290 ✭✭
    edited Oct 17, 2018 #201
    i buy refurbished prov1's from walmart for $18 a dozen.



    when i'm done my range session i always leave 4 balls so the next person who comes is happy to find free balls. because i believe in golf god karma.
  • LeftDaddyLeftDaddy Members Posts: 715 ✭✭
    edited Oct 18, 2018 #202
    aknow wrote:

    LeftDaddy wrote:


    Cool thread. I can relate to many of these.



    When playing alone, I neither pull the pin nor mark my ball properly. I mark it with my putter while cleaning it. And I only pull the pin on birdie putts.



    I give myself gimmes inside the leather.



    Our rough has gotten ridiculous. I'm losing 2 or 3 balls a round that are within a few yards of the fairway or green. So if I'm in a hurry, I drop it deep down but play on assuming that was my "found" ball.



    I took a chunk out of my PW hitting a rock once, so now I just won't play off rocks, roots, etc unless I'm playing in a tournament. Not worth the risk of getting hurt or ruining my clubs.



    Oh, and I love golf. And I don't care that it can be a bit elitist. And I don't care that it is mainly enjoyed by "rich, white guys". And I don't care that it takes too much time and that I sometimes sneak off on quiet afternoons to play it. Dammit, I love the game and I'm going to keep playing it anyway, no matter what "society" says.




    I was taught to play golf by poor Black guys. All kinds of people play golf. I won't hit my $325 Miura wedge off a rock, but when I started following the rule of always holing out, my putting improved immensely. I've always repaired 3 ball marks for my one. I enjoy the fact that golf is the one of the only things I know that has rules that I completely respect, and make sense. Have you ever noticed that the rules in pro football/baseball seem to change from game to game?

    Golf is fun, and it sounds like you're having lots of it.




    I should clarify my "gimmes" point...I sometimes get out late and am attempting to hurry to get done before dark. If I hit a good first putt to within a foot or two, I just rake it. I practice short putts all of the time for when I play "for real". And it is my understanding that it is perfectly legal to mark your ball with your putter. And for my "lost ball in the rough" point, same deal..when time is a concern just look for a couple of minutes but drop where I know the ball should be and play on. Our rough really is brutal right now, to the point that you can only find the ball if you are standing right over it.



    I live in an area that is getting a little more "liberal", and work with folks that are definitely a bit more "liberal", (don't mean this as a political debate at all), and the general attitude that I've started to hear toward golf is that it is a "rich, white guy" game and that it is a crime against humanity to play golf instead of train for a marathon or work out or stay at work past 4-5pm on Fridays, etc. My primary playing partner is a rich, African American guy, so I don't know if that helps me look less "elitist", but I've just decided lately that I'm not going to let people try to convince me that it is inherently wrong for me to enjoy a game that is for "rich, white guys".
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  • buckrogers71buckrogers71 Members Posts: 281 ✭✭
    edited Oct 18, 2018 #203
    I roll out of divots in the fairway

    I pee in random places

    I use a speaker in my cart and play Old School Rap Radio

    I sometimes scream obscenities (as long as there arent people around)

    I move my ball off rocks, stumps etc.

    I often bring beer in my bag...usually 8. Sometimes I come home with 6, other times none
  • fillwelixfillwelix Members Posts: 1,229 ✭✭
    Yeah I never hit off rocks or anything else that might damage the club. I don't get new equipment for free, so I'm not risking it.
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  • snoilr1snoilr1 Members Posts: 508 ✭✭
    - I generally play by the rules. Though, I won’t walk back to the tee to replay a shot outside of a serious competition.



    - I don’t care what rules you play by if there’s nothing at stake between us, and I will never offer up the “correct” way to play. I probably won’t even notice what you’re doing.



    - I get irritated if you ask how you’re “supposed” to proceed and you look at me like I’m crazy when I tell you.

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  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Devotee of OCD ENGLAND.Members Posts: 1,882 ✭✭
    . When i look you in the eye on the 1st tee in the Quarter Final of the knock-out and say "Have a good game / play well": I don't really mean it.....

    . Don't think i'm not old school though. Smack-talk is for schmucks. Calling 'Get in the water' in my company gets you the back 9 on your own.

    . I hate shaking your hand on the 18th. You seem to forget i've seen you pee behind at least 4 trees this round.

    . Once i purposely hit it 3 fairways wide in a large depression (guaranteed loss) to sneak a smoke from a partner who despised the habit.

    . I still think i'm a player; even though my career round was likely 15 years ago.

    . I may act cool - but i'm likely more nervous than you on the 1st tee.
    Regards - 'Shuv'

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  • Mikey5eMikey5e Members Posts: 730 ✭✭
    I played with a fellow who was overly meticulous and took too much time on each and every shot, and it really got tiring. He was also the chit chatty type on every aspect of his game and he was just a pita to play with. I confess that after finishing up on the 18th hole I felt like punching him in the eye instead of shaking his hand, even though I shook his hand and smiled. Can you hear me rm?
  • DeeBee30DeeBee30 Members Posts: 338 ✭✭
    - A few times when riding as a single, I've lied and said that I needed to take a separate cart because I may have to leave early if my wife needs me to pick up the kids. Although I like meeting new people on the course and have no problem making acquaintances, I've been stuck in a cart with an a-hole before and it makes a round of golf miserable.



    - Once, in a tight match, I didn't stop a competitor from hitting into the wrong green (not proud of that one).
  • Mikey5eMikey5e Members Posts: 730 ✭✭
    I play two styles of golf, casual golf where I take liberties outside of the rules, and tournament golf where I play by all the rules.
  • padge1984padge1984 Members Posts: 52 ✭✭
    Sometimes I’ll hit two off the tee on the 1st and 10th.



    Sometimes I’ll throw my club farther than my ball goes.....
  • jasonfish11jasonfish11 Members Posts: 429 ✭✭
    When I was a student in college our course cost $10 for students (regularly $40). I haggled with the guy in the proshop to cut it to $5 because the conditions were bad.
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