Your Golf Stereotype

Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 391 ✭✭
edited Jul 16, 2018 in General Golf Talk #1
So, we all have our habits and way of doing things. What is your golfer stereotype?



Im the ball hunter. I cant help but drive along the woods and water hazards searching for a few free Pro Vs or any other premium ball. If im playing alone I can get distracted for some time... Ill collect some good looking cheap balls too and just leave them in the cart or my less picky golf buddies will take them. That or save them to do some skipping at a pond (if the course has one).
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  • rawdograwdog Cleveland, OHMembers Posts: 3,015 ✭✭
    I always approached the game like Bryson, before I even knew who he was. That's why I enjoy rooting for him.



    I can't win by pure athleticism, so I enjoy using my brain to give myself every advantage I can.



    For that reason, my friends all seem to bring their swing or equipment questions to me. I can answer the equipment ones with physics, but I am always hesitant to give swing advice!
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  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 391 ✭✭
    rawdog wrote:


    I always approached the game like Bryson, before I even knew who he was. That's why I enjoy rooting for him.



    I can't win by pure athleticism, so I enjoy using my brain to give myself every advantage I can.



    For that reason, my friends all seem to bring their swing or equipment questions to me. I can answer the equipment ones with physics, but I am always hesitant to give swing advice!




    Why do I hit my 30* 6i further than my 28* 5i.....?
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  • rawdograwdog Cleveland, OHMembers Posts: 3,015 ✭✭
    Twism86 wrote:

    rawdog wrote:


    I always approached the game like Bryson, before I even knew who he was. That's why I enjoy rooting for him.



    I can't win by pure athleticism, so I enjoy using my brain to give myself every advantage I can.



    For that reason, my friends all seem to bring their swing or equipment questions to me. I can answer the equipment ones with physics, but I am always hesitant to give swing advice!




    Why do I hit my 30* 6i further than my 28* 5i.....?




    Assuming they are from the same set, it's most likely swing speed. 5i is launching too low and doesn't carry as much as you need.



    Unless for some reason that extra 0.5" on the shaft causes you to top, shank or thin everything compared to your 6i. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
    Cobra LTD Driver
    Aldila Rogue Black, 9.5* @44.5"
    In1Zone Single Length Fairway Woods

    Graffaloy ProLaunch Axis Blue @41.5" 5W = 19*
    Graffaloy ProLaunch Axis Blue @41.5" 7W = 23*
    Cobra F7 One Length Irons
    Nippon Modus 105 Stiff @ 36.5"
    6I = 24* 7I = 29* 8I = 34* 9I = 39* PW = 44* GW = 49* SW = 54* LW = 59*
    Odyssey #9 HT Metal X Milled @33.5"
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  • macedanmacedan Members Posts: 211 ✭✭
    I am the golfer who gets nervous playing a scramble in front of family members and hits the first two drives ten feet off the bottom surface of my driver.
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  • ProphetLogicProphetLogic Members Posts: 522 ✭✭
    The tinkerer- shows up to the course with a new club every time he plays golf.
  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,641 ✭✭
    Love to play with new people.

    I play it as it lies.

    I am nut for consistency.
  • NaptimeNaptime Members Posts: 607 ✭✭
    Ready golf. Just keep moving along - if I can't find the ball in 2 minutes it's lost. OB as a lateral hazard.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,826 ✭✭
    shaft experimenter

    equipment ho

    fast player

    swing hard and find it



    The exact opposite of a ball hawker



    My new buddies said this to me last year "anyone that doesn't know you would think you'd be awful, fancy MyJoys untied, shirt half untucked, fat boy, saunter to tee, use a martini tee, and then you blast the ball down the middle every single freaking time"
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  • hnryclayhnryclay Members Posts: 238 ✭✭
    Naptime wrote:


    Ready golf. Just keep moving along - if I can't find the ball in 2 minutes it's lost. OB as a lateral hazard.




    This is me in a nut shell. Just hit the ball and go.
  • MelloYelloMelloYello Upstate, SCMembers Posts: 3,229 ✭✭
    edited Jul 16, 2018 #11
    Twism86 wrote:


    So, we all have our habits and way of doing things. What is your golfer stereotype?



    I'm the ball hunter.




    Oh, I hate you! Haha, j/k.



    I've golfed with folks who I swear were more excited about looking for balls than playing, lol. I'm 100% the opposite. I take a quick scan and if I don't see it, I'm dropping within about 60 seconds





    Love this question though.



    I guess I'm the eternal optimist. I go with the flow.



    ...playing partner sinks a 4-footer for a snowman... 'hey, nice putt!'



    ...playing partner shoots a 98...'yeah, but you had that sweet par save back on #7!'



    ...'so guys, do we wanna walk or ride? I'm good either way!'



    ...'oh, man, this was the worst round of my life...ya'll good for next week?'
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  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 391 ✭✭
    edited Jul 16, 2018 #12
    MelloYello wrote:

    Twism86 wrote:


    So, we all have our habits and way of doing things. What is your golfer stereotype?



    I'm the ball hunter.




    Oh, I hate you! Haha, j/k.



    I've golfed with folks who I swear were more excited about looking for balls than playing, lol. I'm 100% the opposite. I take a quick scan and if I don't see it, I'm dropping within about 60 seconds





    Love this question though.



    I guess I'm the eternal optimist. I go with the flow.



    ...playing partner sinks a 4-footer for a snowman... 'hey, nice putt!'



    ...playing partner shoots a 98...'yeah, but you had that sweet par save back on #7!'



    ...'so guys, do we wanna walk or ride? I'm good either way!'



    ...'oh, man, this was the worst round of my life...ya'll good for next week?'




    Sounds like we should play together if you like cheering on the guy doing bad! Ill keep the ball hunting to a minimum haha!
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  • Gilmore-HappyGilmore-Happy Members Posts: 94 ✭✭
    Naptime wrote:


    Ready golf. Just keep moving along - if I can't find the ball in 2 minutes it's lost. OB as a lateral hazard.




    Yup. Couldn't have said it better myself. I'm also that guy that lets out a big sigh when a playing partner spends 30 minutes looking for his ball he "knows was right here". I think and analyze too much so the quicker I can play, usually the better.
  • leopoldstotchleopoldstotch Members Posts: 356 ✭✭
    I'm the know it all, reads too much about golf, watches too many videos, always looking at new clubs, and can't break 90
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  • kmay__kmay__ Members Posts: 246 ✭✭
    ^ Me you same.
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  • MilkyButterCutsMilkyButterCuts Members Posts: 848 ✭✭
    edited Jul 17, 2018 #16
    Look for your ball for 60 seconds and its done! 5 minutes looking for 1 golf ball..... NOPE. Chances are if you dont see it initially its gone.



    Or even worse, the person that is completely horrible, can't even break 100, but freaks out if the shot doesn't do what he wants... uhhhhhh where'd those expectations come from? lol
  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers Posts: 7,354 ✭✭
    i admit it -- i have a tendency at times (especially if i know the person i'm playing with) to talk to my playing partner's golf ball.

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  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members Posts: 653 ✭✭
    My wife once said to me ʻ WTH is that all about?, you spend a minute looking for your tee and a 15 second glance for a $3 golf ball?"

    Lol.
  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Members Posts: 749 ✭✭
    My stereotype is probably impatient. If it is even a question whether it could be lost or not I declare and hit a provisional and do about one pass through the weeds looking for my first one. An extra 10 seconds to re tee saves a lot of time and shame later if you have to come back.
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  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,972 ✭✭
    I'm the early guy sending texts asking where everyone is at. Yeah another group tee'd it better get here fast!!!! Yeah, I'm in the cart waiting instead of putting or hitting a few balls 48 minutes before our time.
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  • nogamejamesnogamejames Members Posts: 1,171 ✭✭


    The tinkerer- shows up to the course with a new club every time he plays golf.


    This is me 100%. I have had 4 3woods in my bag for 2 weeks. I usually have an extra driver head in my bag just in case.
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  • Singapore JoeSingapore Joe Major? Winner? Members Posts: 1,598 ✭✭
    Equipment tech nut. Can recall and discuss properties of all gear and shafts and balls out there with great authority, know my own specs to the fraction of an inch and have a pretty good idea of what the guys on the TV play. And yet, couldn't hit a solid shot if my life depended on it.
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  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,585 ✭✭
    rawdog wrote:
    I always approached the game like Bryson, before I even knew who he was. That's why I enjoy rooting for him.



    I can't win by pure athleticism, so I enjoy using my brain to give myself every advantage I can.



    For that reason, my friends all seem to bring their swing or equipment questions to me. I can answer the equipment ones with physics, but I am always hesitant to give swing advice!




    I would disagree Bryson uses his brain. He strikes me as a jock who tries to think. And he is actually very athletic. So you are like him how?
  • digger91digger91 Members Posts: 79
    Fast player. Slow play kills my game. I don’t like to think a lot before or between shots. But I’m an optimist as well. Always trying to help people look at the bright side of their rounds/or encourage them to put the last hole out of their minds.
  • PigemsPigems Members Posts: 10,884 ✭✭
    Apparently I’m the slow guy, my son mentioned it me the other day. I had no idea?
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  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,585 ✭✭
    Pigems wrote:
    Apparently I’m the slow guy, my son mentioned it me the other day. I had no idea?




    Take his inheritance away till he apologizes.
  • PigemsPigems Members Posts: 10,884 ✭✭
    BB28403 wrote:

    Pigems wrote:
    Apparently I’m the slow guy, my son mentioned it me the other day. I had no idea?




    Take his inheritance away till he apologizes.




    Haha I like the way you think! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • arbitragearbitrage Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    I'm the walking only, ready golf, round must be played in under 4 hours stereotype.
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    Golf is golf and fishing is fishing. My bags a No Ball Retriever Zone.
  • HatsForBatsHatsForBats Members Posts: 1,528 ✭✭
    Optimist about everyone else's shots and pessimistic about my own.
  • rawdograwdog Cleveland, OHMembers Posts: 3,015 ✭✭
    edited Jul 18, 2018 #31
    BB28403 wrote:

    rawdog wrote:
    I always approached the game like Bryson, before I even knew who he was. That's why I enjoy rooting for him.



    I can't win by pure athleticism, so I enjoy using my brain to give myself every advantage I can.



    For that reason, my friends all seem to bring their swing or equipment questions to me. I can answer the equipment ones with physics, but I am always hesitant to give swing advice!




    I would disagree Bryson uses his brain. He strikes me as a jock who tries to think. And he is actually very athletic. So you are like him how?




    I didn't mean to imply Bryson wasn't athletic, but I see how it could be read that way.



    If you don't think he uses his brain, I guess we are nothing alike then.



    He was very good at math in school, learning algebra at age 6. He loves learning. He is a good artist and paints very well. He uses Vector putting. Those are all things that resonate with me. I was a "jock" in high school. 3 sport varsity athlete. But as I got to higher levels of athletic, I just couldn't keep up. I also have an artistic side, and draw sketches and play instruments.



    Anyway, it was more in the way we approach the game. Similar attitude. This quote really resonated with me:



    Q. Well, is golf science or is it art?



    BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: Everybody asks me that question. I believe it's the same thing. Most people think that, oh, you're either technical or you're an artist, you're a feel player, whatever.



    It's a long discussion. But kind of simplify it, it's more about combining the two for me to make me play my best golf. If I can have these technicalities and underlying principles that allow me to apply it better on the golf course, great.



    Now, once I get on the golf course I've got to play some golf and that requires some intrinsic artistry that comes about from experience, I guess. I'm only 22. I don't have that much experience. But, at the same time, having the little amounts of knowledge, that experience helps me to play better golf.
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    Graffaloy ProLaunch Axis Blue @41.5" 7W = 23*
    Cobra F7 One Length Irons
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    6I = 24* 7I = 29* 8I = 34* 9I = 39* PW = 44* GW = 49* SW = 54* LW = 59*
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