Level Tee Boxes - The Thread of Simple Pleasures

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  • disco111disco111 Members Posts: 958 ✭✭
    Not hearing "Hey Smails, bet you a hundred bucks you slice it".........



    Having my Billie Baroo in the bag......



    Taking pictures of the parking lot with Mr. Wang...........



    Not wearing that hat, but taking the bowl of soup.........
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,239 ClubWRX
    disco111 wrote:


    Not hearing "Hey Smails, bet you a hundred bucks you slice it".........



    Having my Billie Baroo in the bag......



    Taking pictures of the parking lot with Mr. Wang...........



    Not wearing that hat, but taking the bowl of soup.........




    Be careful about those pics...
  • LeftDaddyLeftDaddy Members Posts: 656 ✭✭
    No-one anywhere near the first tee as I pull into the club, and the pro telling me there’s hardly anyone out there...



    Taking a handful of swings at the range and quitting early because you are flushing everything and realize that it will probably be a good day on the course...



    Fresh sleeve of new balls in my bag ready to open...



    65 deg + with blue skies...



    Piped drive down the 1st fairway...



    Shall I go on? 😀
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  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 148 ✭✭
    This time of year it's a 40 degree day with a little sun and nothing more than a light breeze. Perfect weather for leisurely walking the course with a few layers and a beanie, and the courses are virtually guaranteed to empty, especially in the morning.
  • NCgolf135NCgolf135 Members Posts: 48 ✭✭
    65 degrees at 9 am, sun is out and the course is quiet. Early groups are a few holes ahead, already warmed up. Dr. Pepper in my cup (beer comes later) and a tee ball already down the pipe on number 1. Makes me feel a little woozy just thinking about it. I hate winter.
  • NCgolf135NCgolf135 Members Posts: 48 ✭✭
    Another one is for the special occasions when I get to play 36. Playing well on about the 16th hole of the first round, and realizing I have 20 more holes to go. Now that makes me happy.
  • krod10359krod10359 ClubWRX Posts: 83
    when the course has trash cans in the ground
  • Bonneville85308Bonneville85308 Members Posts: 1,627 ✭✭
    krod10359 wrote:


    when the course has trash cans in the ground




    Camelback in the Phoenix area has these. Pretty snazzy.
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker Members Posts: 5,183 ✭✭
    Getting to a green where I know there's been play and not finding any unrepaired ball-marks.
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,239 ClubWRX
    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    Getting to a green where I know there's been play and not finding any unrepaired ball-marks.




    Where is this mythical course Sir???
  • BNGLBNGL Members Posts: 1,561 ✭✭
    A straight flagstick.



    Lest the cup and stick are worn out then a list one or another is understandable, you have to least get it started straight up and down.
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker Members Posts: 5,183 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    Getting to a green where I know there's been play and not finding any unrepaired ball-marks.




    Where is this mythical course Sir???




    You know what.. you're right. This isn't a fantasy thread. My apologizes to the OP and posters.
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  • Ferguson wrote:


    2-putt par on the first hole.




    Change that to Sudden Death and it would've been POTY
  • grant2145grant2145 Posts: 104 ✭✭
    Taking a chance on the iffy weather forecast and it turns out to be a perfect day
  • KAndyManKAndyMan JUST GOTTA SEND IT!!! Members Posts: 321 ✭✭
    Pwood28 wrote:


    An empty golf course at twilight. There is something spiritual about walking down the fairway when it is near silent and the sun is going down. By far the most inspirational place I can be.




    This^



    Free to take your time, skip a hole, replay a hole you like, play 2-3 different balls or just take a break and soak in the piece and quiet
  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members Posts: 18,048 ✭✭
    The smell, feel and grip of a brand new premium Cabretta leather golf glove.



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  • psunate08psunate08 Posts: 208 ✭✭
    I love playing with the guys at my club and we have a great group. But my favorite thing is to get to the club later in the day. Hit at the range by myself for an hour or so. Then walk up the hill to the 14th tee when the course is empty. Play the great stretch of holes 14-18 with multiple balls and hit different shots. Look out over the cliff on our 15th hole as the sun is setting and reflect on life. Time it perfectly to finish up on 18 just as it gets too dark to play. This is my nirvana. Doesn’t get any better for me.
  • mikedejongmikedejong Posts: 617 ✭✭
    First tee time in the morning at a nice course (I am thinking about a round I played recently with my father in law at Southern Dunes done in AZ). Pyramids of balls on the range, nobody else on the range, freshly cut greens, freshly cut cups. No ball marks, all the bunkers are raked. I love putting on fresh greens with sharp cup edges painted white. Its the best, feels like you can make every putt you look at. Playing the front 9 in 1.5 hours and the starter says something like "you guys are setting a good pace, keep it going."
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  • Timbo929Timbo929 Posts: 398 ✭✭
    Flush contact/ desired ball flight / planned landing on a high pressure shot(full swing or blind pitch over a high bunker)....... Then the females start screaming my name.
  • gripandripgripandrip Members Posts: 957 ✭✭
    Being that it is winter here.... a nice brisk sunny day with no wind (38-42 F), an open golf course and a free Saturday morning.



    In the normal season... that perfectly struck 3 iron into a green on a par 5 that carries the water to 5 feet.
  • FergusonFerguson Executive Member VAMembers Posts: 4,449 ✭✭
    The slow foursome you caught on # 6 that quits after nine. And the group's reaction as they drive away.........................



    "Looks like they are calling it a day."

    "No way."

    "Yep, they're packing it in."

    "Now we can start moving."

    "I'm going to miss them."

    "What's wrong with you, man?"
  • cyoung2tycyoung2ty Members Posts: 34
    My absolute favorite golf memory ever is my happy place.



    I was playing in a tournament. I hit my opening tee shot, got to my ball and horns went off. The rain was coming and it was bringing all kinds of electricity with it. We ended up in the clubhouse for 4+ hours. A lot of time to kill, but a better group of people to kill that time with, I couldn't have found. When they finally allowed us back to the course, I knew it was gonna be cutting it close. It was late April, so we didn't have a ton of daylight to begin with.



    As we got towards the end of the round, I believe I was on the 16th hole. It was cart path only at that point, so I just grabbed my bag from the cart and walked to my ball rather than clumsily carrying a few clubs. I hit my approach shot and looked to my right. The color of the sky was something I'd never seen before. The clouds had parted, the sun was setting and the light was dancing off the few clouds that remained. It was almost magical. I stood there for a few seconds soaking it in while the others in my group played their shots.



    I will NEVER forget that moment. It was one of those "happy to be alive" moments. I smiled to myself and genuinely felt like a million bucks. I can't tell you what I shot that day or where I finished in the tournament. I can tell you every detail about the sky, the sounds, the animals scampering throughout the course and the heavenly smell at that exact point in time, though.



    I don't know if it's sad to say but... that was the most serene moment in my life. I've had others that have come close, but... that single spot at that exact moment just made me feel different.



    The truest, simplest pleasure I've ever had was a matter of 30 seconds. It just happened to be on a golf course.
  • BarfolomewBarfolomew #worstWRXer Members Posts: 1,216 ✭✭
    Even nice courses dont have level tee boxes......so dumb cause cut it once with the tractor and then its friggin flat!!!
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  • bigmoneypbigmoneyp MichiganMembers Posts: 3,228 ✭✭
    I also love those level tee boxes AND:



    an empty course

    tees and water (course provided)

    ball washer on cart

    making the turn and smelling hotdogs grilling

    wife or daughter saying "have fun"

    quality range balls

    splitting the fairway on #1
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  • HatsForBatsHatsForBats Members Posts: 1,485 ✭✭
    edited Feb 28, 2019 1:46pm #56
    Simple Pleasures?



    - Hearing the 'Power on, connected' prompt from my headphones as I am walking from my car to the clubhouse.

    - Greeting the various groups I play with. I am lucky to have 3 or 4 different groups of regular players at varying courses/locations. Give us poor conditions and we will gripe about it but will still probably enjoy it more than most because of the company.

    - A group large enough that there will be some watching and trash talking before each group tee's off.

    - A group 'large enough' that likes to stick around to watch the last groups complete the last hole. Cheering, booing and trash talking welcome.

    - A drivable par 4

    - The right random song at the right random moment during the round.

    - A par 5 as I like 'em and am likely to light a smoke as a bonus

    - A Jesus ball by anyone in my foursome. Hopefully not me but I'll take it rather than a watery grave.

    - Pulling the second drink from my bag on a very hot day and it is still half frozen (unless it is only like the 4th hole, then I am sad I didn't bring more).

    - The walk up the last hole knowing our bartender is prepared for our after round nonsense.

    - An attractive female golfer in an attractive outfit. A nice swing/game is a bonus but not a requirement.

    - Leaving the bar when it is getting dark or already dark with the knowledge that I will likely be back (at the/a course, not necessarily the bar) the next day.
  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers Posts: 3,594 ✭✭
    Fresh orange juice for the vodka at about the 11th hole!! Thank you to the cart girl. She looks me up as soon as she arrives on the course.
  • LokiLoki Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    The course I grew up on, in the 80's, and my dad joined in the 90's, had their boxes laser leveled about 15, 20 years ago. What a waste of money. Whomever they hired didn't know what they were doing. LOL.
  • LokiLoki Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    MelloYello wrote:


    Simple Pleasures:



    How about a parking lot with reasonably-large spaces?



    For that matter, how about people optimizing space and spread TF out a little instead of trying to find the closest possible spot to the clubhouse?



    How about a credit card machine in the clubhouse that works in under 5 minutes?



    How about a golf cart with brakes that actually work?



    How about people spread out on the range when it's late in the day and shadows are long?



    How about smokers actually make an attempt to stand down-wind?



    How about a golf cart that doesn't seem like it's about to die as I'm driving off the first tee?



    How about a gas cart that doesn't explode forward when I step on the accelerator giving me and my buddy whiplash 5x a hole?



    How about when I bust a big drive on a par-5 that I actually get a proper, level lie in the fairway?



    How about people repair a pitch mark or two on the green?




    You're picky...
  • LokiLoki Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    Dustin_J wrote:


    This time of year it's a 40 degree day with a little sun and nothing more than a light breeze. Perfect weather for leisurely walking the course with a few layers and a beanie, and the courses are virtually guaranteed to empty, especially in the morning.




    A beanie...that I want to see.
  • ghoul31ghoul31 Members Posts: 454 ✭✭
    When the tee for the next hole is right next to the green
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