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  • ZA206ZA206 Members Posts: 646 ✭✭✭✭✭
    gioguy21 wrote:


    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.




    One of my biggest pet peeves is someone talking to my ball... especially a putt! Shut yer yap until it's in or past the cup! Feel free to then make a smart a** comment about the come-backer. I'm fine with that....



    I'm one of those guys who tends to be too hard on themselves and expect too low a score vs. how often I play/practice. I'm trying to focus on quickly moving past a bad hole or holes.... keeping a "I'll get a birdie on the next hole" attitude instead of a "well I just screwed up the score for this side" attitude...



    -ZA
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    TM 2019 M5 15 3W with Tensei Pro White 70 TX 
    TM 2018 M3 19 & 22 Rescue Hybrids with Fujikura Atmos Blue TS-8X
    718 AP2 (5-PW) with AMT White X100's
    TM 50, 56 & 60 Hi Toe with S400
    TM Ghost Spider S - 34"
  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game... Members Posts: 186 ✭✭✭
    Not me but the guy I paired with in my league is the “high handicapper who thinks he’s a pro swing coach/caddy”



    Not here to bash the guy because he always means well, just doesn’t understand when enough is enough. Trying to tell me how to play my shot while I’m in the fairway and he’s over in the woods somewhere. Will stop you even if you are addressing the ball if he feels you didn’t read your putt well enough or take enough practice swings....loves to argue if you ask him to politely mind his own business because he’s doing it for the benefit of team (but that might be more of an alcohol consumption issue). This resulted in a few not so friendly on course altercations with him, one being 15$ payment to him to replace his wedge shaft...I’m sure you can imagine why he needed to replace it.
  • wombat_vortexwombat_vortex Members Posts: 197 ✭✭✭
    I used to be the Mood Swing. Getting mad about slow play or bad shots, then turning on a dime about how great of a day it was and being outside. I'm more even keeled now.



    I'm also cigar guy and closet full of clubs guy.
  • RuffingItRuffingIt Members Posts: 170 ✭✭✭
    I'm the range rat. I tinker with my swing a lot. On few occasions on the range, i enjoy a little ego boost when i feel the eyes of onlookers stop and spectate a string of swings with the driver (golfwrx brag), and quietly move on.





    On course...im all about ready golf. Not particularly too fast of a player, but i can't stand being paired up with a player that's still fumbling about on the tee when they're honored last. I typically took my rounds too seriously, but i recently got some friends into the game, and they're totally laid back after missing tap-in 4 putts, 3 provisionals of the tee, losing a dozen balls during around, and still get off the course in < 4 hrs. Maybe cause they're my buddies, so i don't give them flack, and i see they're having more fun with that attitude.
    Ping G400 LST 8.5˚ (Kuro Kage Silver Tini X)
    Ping G410 3W (Ping Tour stiff)
    Ping G410 3 Crossover (Tensei CK Pro Blue 80)
    Nike VR Pro combo 4-PW (S300)
    Nike Engage 50˚ss, 55˚ss, 60˚ds
    Ping Karsten TR Anser 5 33"

    in rotation
    Nike Method Origin B2-01 33" / VR Pro ltd 5 wood (UST Mamiya VTS 85S silver)


  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭
    Yesterday I was the talker. Got paired with another single and we were behind an extra slow 4-some. Normally Im pretty quiet and let the other person dictate the conversation but we did a lot of standing around waiting to hit so I blabbed a bit extra.
    TM AeroBurner 9.5*
    TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
    Odyssey White Hot RX #1
    A bunch of random wedges
  • mission_scratchmission_scratch Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 16, 2018 #97
    Ready golf unless there has been a birdie in the group

    shows up early to warm up

    cleans my golf shoes after almost every round

    my belt/shoes/hat have to match

    always forgetting sunscreen until about the 4/5th hole

    has entirely too many pairs of golf shoes

    Thinks he can get down to scratch one day.
  • AllShowNoDoughAllShowNoDough Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    I'm 6'6". I get the "Bet you hit it a long way dontcha?"



    Yep...I do. I putt better with a wedge though. Hence the name
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]TaylorMade R9 Supertri 10.5* 16g weight in heel, set in R Position, effective loft is 9.5* w/ TP Fubuki 73g stiff[/font]
    [font=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]Cobra FlyZ set at 14.5* w/ stock shaft[/font]
    [font=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]Titleist 690.CB 3-PW +0.5" w/ DG s300[/font]
    [font=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]Titleist Vokey 54*, 60*[/font]
    [font=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]Wilson FG Tour PMP Gun Blue 56* 11* bounce[/font]
    [font=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]Ray Cook SR100 Cheap experiment turned gamer [/font]
  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    NEhomer wrote:


    I'm known for being brutally honest.



    ...it gets me in trouble but not with quality individuals, just the giant puss_es who can't face reality.



    In my defense, I'm just as brutally honest with myself and I'm never offended by what someone says. I call them full of s*** or I take it on the chin and admit my shortcomings.
    my favorite honest remark my Dad would tell people: when they were inappropriately cursing, throwing club etc.,” you’re not good enough to be mad about bad play”
    Titleist 915 D2
    Ping G 3 W
    Ping G 5W
    Ping G25 Hybrid
    Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal 5-GW
    Vokey 52-08 sm4
    Vokey 56-14 sm6
    Odyssey White Hot RX2 ( but it better be careful)
  • Crazy About GolfCrazy About Golf Members Posts: 299 ✭✭✭✭
    I can recall every shot from my last half dozen rounds, but I never remember what my wife just asked me to pick up at the grocery store.



    I can shoot even par when paired up w/ total strangers, but card an 82 every time I play w/ my brother in law (prob bc he talks $hit and gets in my head).



    I will not wear more than 1 brand at a time (aside from FJ shoes/glove)



    If I’m playing by myself, I play 2 balls so I can get in 36 holes.
    Cobra F9 Speedback 8 degree, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 in 6.5
    Callaway X2 Hot Pro 12.5 degree, Aldila Tour ATX-75 in x-flex
    Mizuno CLK 16 degree hybrid, Fujikura Speeder in x-flex
    Mizuno MP18 3-PW, Dynamic Gold x-100
    Mizuno T7 52 degree, 56 degree, 60 degree
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8 putter
    ​Titleist Pro-V1
  • JohnnypensoJohnnypenso Ooooh, that's a duff. Members Posts: 202 ✭✭
    Mr. Swing Key. For a long time I came up with new swing keys on a regular basis and it got to the point where my friends called me that for quite a long time.
  • DfwgolfdudeDfwgolfdude Members Posts: 91 ✭✭
    I don't recognize on course OB.



    Not sure that's a stereotype, but more of a pet peeve.
    My bag
    http://www.golfwrx.c...2-my-mixed-bag/

    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Driver - [/font]Callaway[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Epic SZ - 9*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Paderson Kinetix Ballistic- Stiff - Super Stroke grips all around and Pured[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ 3 Wood - Titleist TS2 - 15* set to D1 [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Paderson Kinetix Ballistic - Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ 2 Hybrid - Ping G400 - 17*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Paderson Kinetix Ballistic- Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ 4 Hybrid - Cobra F7 - 20.5[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Stock for now but will upgrade shortly[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Irons - [/font]Callaway[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Apex 5 - GW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Nippon NS Pro Modus - Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Wedges - [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Titleist[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Vokey SM6 52* 56* 60* - Black[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Putter - [/font]Taylormade[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Mini Spider[/font]
  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭


    I don't recognize on course OB.



    Not sure that's a stereotype, but more of a pet peeve.




    If I can get to it, im playing it too!
    TM AeroBurner 9.5*
    TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
    Odyssey White Hot RX #1
    A bunch of random wedges
  • RuffingItRuffingIt Members Posts: 170 ✭✭✭
    i've play 4 rounds since i last posted...i just noticed i plan my wardrobe the night before a round. The whole scripting works around what shoes i plan to play-in that day.



    I'm also trying to cut back on being a chimney during a round, so now I'm just a muncher on trail mix or whatever snacks i can grab.
    Ping G400 LST 8.5˚ (Kuro Kage Silver Tini X)
    Ping G410 3W (Ping Tour stiff)
    Ping G410 3 Crossover (Tensei CK Pro Blue 80)
    Nike VR Pro combo 4-PW (S300)
    Nike Engage 50˚ss, 55˚ss, 60˚ds
    Ping Karsten TR Anser 5 33"

    in rotation
    Nike Method Origin B2-01 33" / VR Pro ltd 5 wood (UST Mamiya VTS 85S silver)


  • Jwin323Jwin323 Members Posts: 1,426 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I’m the jaded guy who can’t enjoy the game unless there’s a healthy wager.
  • Jwin323Jwin323 Members Posts: 1,426 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    I don't recognize on course OB.



    Not sure that's a stereotype, but more of a pet peeve.




    I’ve always thought that in course OB is lame.
  • Jwin323Jwin323 Members Posts: 1,426 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Ready golf unless there has been a birdie in the group

    shows up early to warm up

    cleans my golf shoes after almost every round

    my belt/shoes/hat have to match

    always forgetting sunscreen until about the 4/5th hole

    has entirely too many pairs of golf shoes

    Thinks he can get down to scratch one day.




    You’re the type I’d tee up with anytime.
  • holmes0412holmes0412 Members Posts: 4
    Me and the guys I play with are just there to drink some beer and have a good time together. If there's a group behind us that are swinging the sticks well, we usually always let them play through because we know we are slower than most. If we are having a terrible day swinging the clubs, we might just stop keeping score on the back 9 and enjoy the rest of the round. With that said, I am slowly trying to get better and get a little more serious about the game. I shot in the low 80s last week (which is my best game ever, by far), and now all the sudden im much more interested haha.
  • A.G. Pennypacker A.G. Pennypacker Members Posts: 489 ✭✭✭✭
    holmes0412 wrote:


    Me and the guys I play with are just there to drink some beer and have a good time together. If there's a group behind us that are swinging the sticks well, we usually always let them play through because we know we are slower than most. If we are having a terrible day swinging the clubs, we might just stop keeping score on the back 9 and enjoy the rest of the round. With that said, I am slowly trying to get better and get a little more serious about the game. I shot in the low 80s last week (which is my best game ever, by far), and now all the sudden im much more interested haha.




    Congrats! Get ready for the game to become a lot less fun image/to_become_senile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':to_become_senile:' />
  • wrmillerwrmiller Members Posts: 1,569 ✭✭


    Golf is golf and fishing is fishing. My bags a No Ball Retriever Zone.




    Never owned one (ball retriever). Never will.
    Primary bag:
    Titleist 913 D3 8.5
    Titleist 915Fd 13.5
    Titleist 913h 17
    Mizuno MP-18 4-PW
    Scratch wedges 50, 55, and 60
    Bettinardi mid-shank putter

    Backup bag:
    Ping G400 9
    Ping G30 fw 13
    Ping G30 hybrid 19
    Ping iBlade 4-PW power spec
    Macgregor VIP wedges 51, 56, and 60
    Bettinardi mid-shank putter
  • nmpete11nmpete11 Members Posts: 83 ✭✭
    I'm the guy who shows up 5 minutes before our tee time and yet always the first to tee off.
    Callaway Rogue SZ 9* / Fujikura Pro 2.0 6X
    Taylormade 2017 M2 Tour 15* / Kuro Kage 70 X
    Taylormade p790 3 Graphite Design Tour AD DI
    Cobra King CB (4-6) MB (7-9) / DG X100
    Titleist SM6 48/54
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58
    Evnroll ER2
    Taylormade TP5x
  • fillwelixfillwelix Members Posts: 1,298 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    wrmiller wrote:



    Golf is golf and fishing is fishing. My bags a No Ball Retriever Zone.




    Never owned one (ball retriever). Never will.




    I don't understand. It only takes 15 minutes for water to get into a golf ball when it's submerged, anything you find in a pond is going to be useless. Balls I find in the rough/woods? Sure, I'll take it. I won't touch balls that come from the water
    WITB
    Taylormade M3 Speeder Evo IV 565 X
    Taylormade M2 2016 3HL HZRDUS Black 75g S
    Mizuno MP33 3i Steelfiber i110 
    Taylormade P770 4i-5i Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade P730 6-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Byron Morgan DH89
  • holmes0412holmes0412 Members Posts: 4

    holmes0412 wrote:


    Me and the guys I play with are just there to drink some beer and have a good time together. If there's a group behind us that are swinging the sticks well, we usually always let them play through because we know we are slower than most. If we are having a terrible day swinging the clubs, we might just stop keeping score on the back 9 and enjoy the rest of the round. With that said, I am slowly trying to get better and get a little more serious about the game. I shot in the low 80s last week (which is my best game ever, by far), and now all the sudden im much more interested haha.




    Congrats! Get ready for the game to become a lot less fun image/to_become_senile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':to_become_senile:' />




    Haha, you're probably right
  • Shifty76Shifty76 Members Posts: 349 ✭✭
    fillwelix wrote:

    wrmiller wrote:



    Golf is golf and fishing is fishing. My bags a No Ball Retriever Zone.




    Never owned one (ball retriever). Never will.




    I don't understand. It only takes 15 minutes for water to get into a golf ball when it's submerged, anything you find in a pond is going to be useless. Balls I find in the rough/woods? Sure, I'll take it. I won't touch balls that come from the water




    Usually only takes me a minute or two to get from the tee box to the pond that I hit my shot into. If I can retrieve my ball easily enough then I'm going to. No point in throwing away $5 or whatever it was that the ball cost me. I've golfed with people who spend 5 mins at the pond fishing out whatever balls they can see in there. **** with that. I'll grab my own then move on.
  • fillwelixfillwelix Members Posts: 1,298 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Shifty76 wrote:

    fillwelix wrote:

    wrmiller wrote:



    Golf is golf and fishing is fishing. My bags a No Ball Retriever Zone.




    Never owned one (ball retriever). Never will.




    I don't understand. It only takes 15 minutes for water to get into a golf ball when it's submerged, anything you find in a pond is going to be useless. Balls I find in the rough/woods? Sure, I'll take it. I won't touch balls that come from the water




    Usually only takes me a minute or two to get from the tee box to the pond that I hit my shot into. If I can retrieve my ball easily enough then I'm going to. No point in throwing away $5 or whatever it was that the ball cost me. I've golfed with people who spend 5 mins at the pond fishing out whatever balls they can see in there. **** with that. I'll grab my own then move on.




    Ahhh didn't think about that. Totally agree with the guys who take 5-10 minutes fishing out a dozen or two. My ball, I usually just take a quick look and if I can see it I'll drop my wedge in to pick it out
    WITB
    Taylormade M3 Speeder Evo IV 565 X
    Taylormade M2 2016 3HL HZRDUS Black 75g S
    Mizuno MP33 3i Steelfiber i110 
    Taylormade P770 4i-5i Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade P730 6-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Byron Morgan DH89
  • FairwindsgolferFairwindsgolfer Members Posts: 625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 30, 2018 #116
    I won't spend more than a minute looking for a ball



    I spend an inordinate amount of time on this forum



    I play approximately once a week, and look forward to it more than you can imagine



    I enjoy the stylistic aspects of the game, am fairly quiet on the course but vocal for other people's good shots



    I love all things golf equipment related, but have had the same irons in my bag since 2005. However, this is going to change as of the fall when I switch over to the Mizuno line.

    Bridgestone J33 combo 5-pw
    Ping G400 LST driver
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood
    Nike CPR 2 hybrid
    Cobra Baffler 3 hybrid
    Callaway MD4 50, 54, 60 wedges
    Putter- I hate them all

  • TIM929TIM929 Los AngelesMembers Posts: 809 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wear expensive clothes/ shoes. I don't have the cheapest clubs either with an expensive bag.
  • socalbonzisocalbonzi Members Posts: 32 ✭✭


    Reverse bell curve guy.

    Start out awful, end awful, the middle six is what keeps me coming back
    Isn't that just a normal bell curve? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • breakingbadbreakingbad Members Posts: 112 ✭✭
    I like to play alone and prefer 2 hour rounds.

    I take 3 or 4 practice swings...still 2 hours.

    If I dont start out the first 5 holes at 2 over par or better....it turns into a practice round of sorts. If I nail a few birdies or an eagle then it's game time again.



    I ride my highs as hard as my lows.

    When I'm on fire...I'm the best golfer I know. When I'm bad ..I take a break from the game. I have the ugliest swing you will see of a low capper.....ever.



    Don't fish for balls...but I will tin cup a hole in a heartbeat.





    No shot is impossible..just improbable.



  • Evan B.Evan B. Members Posts: 114 ✭✭✭


    Optimist about everyone else's shots and pessimistic about my own.




    This is me when playing with people I know. They'll be complaining about their rounds and I'll constantly be bringing up all the things that they are doing well and why they shouldn't be upset about it but in the back of my head I'm critiquing myself for that 3 putt or the OB shot off the tee and how I'm playing horribly.


    mshills wrote:


    I'm the ready golfer.



    Unpredictable schedule so I'm also often the solo golfer.



    My fixation on ready golf has rubbed people the wrong way before. If I"m ready to play and it is safe to play, I play. Occasionally I've been paired with someone who did not appreciate that.




    This is me when playing on my own! I tend to keep to myself and play solo a lot. I stay quiet and always try to play ready golf when I get paired up. It's gotten me in trouble a couple times but surprisingly I've met a lot of players who are all for ready golf.



    From other golfers I am:



    1. The always takes the hero shot, and doesn't pull it off at least 75% of the time guy

    2. The shoots 5 strokes under his handicap and best round in years and yet isn't happy with it because of the two 3 putts and the triple bogey guy

    3. I've been paired up with people and within the first couple holes asked, what team I play or played on. A few holes later, the couple triple bogeys pop up and they say "Oh, nevermind..."
    Titleist 917 D2 Diamana D+
    Tour Edge Exotics CB4 Tour Aldila RIP
    Titleist 816 H1 Diamana D+
    Mizuno JPX 825 Pro KBS Tour 4-PW
    Mizuno S5 50*
    Titleist SM4 55* and 60*
    Bettinardi Signature Model 5
  • 0351Duffer0351Duffer Members Posts: 132 ✭✭
    I'm the good dresser... I can't golf in shorts either. Just can't. Lightweight, golf specific pants are my thing.



    I have 20+ golf shirts of various colors about 10+pairs of golf pants, five pairs of golf shoes, four belts and more Titleist hats of every color than you can shake a dam stick at. I'm a hat junkie... I admit it.



    I like to dress decent when I play, so does the wife. I'd buy new golf clothes before I'd buy a new shirt for my job! LOL



    I'm a 22HC, but hey, I'm improving and I look good doing it...:-P

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