Level Tee Boxes - The Thread of Simple Pleasures

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  • MalvernMalvern Posts: 417 ✭✭
    I like the ritual of packing my golf bag before going away on "tour".



    Everything is right, clubs, shoes cleaned, balls pre marked and the anticipation of a few days/weeks away with the lads.
  • Ryan3773Ryan3773 Posts: 202 ✭✭
    No holes that run parallel to a driving range.
  • Scooper5Scooper5 Elko, MinnesotaMembers Posts: 12 ✭✭
    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?




    +1 for the repairing pitch marks. Nothing drives me more bonkers on league night than a bunch of un-repaired pitch marks. You are playing in a men's league for Jack's sake!!
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  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,613 ✭✭
    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?


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  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,613 ✭✭
    Evening with an empty course and a warm breeze.



    A late afternoon round with my Dad ( Don't know how many more of those I'm going to get, he's 80 now )



    Freshly cut and rolled greens....nothing like quick and pure.
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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker Members Posts: 5,183 ✭✭
    When the driving range has more of this:



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    And less of this:

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  • BloomBloom Posts: 133 ✭✭
    I love those moments where I just like 'golf'. I'm a bit repetitive but most mornings (with a coffee in hand) or afternoons (with a beer in hand) I'll sit back in the cart, look around and just say "I like golf...golf, golf, golf" (cue anchorman quote about scotch here). I'm lucking enough to hit this vibe almost every round. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • 3ack3ack SCPosts: 116 ✭✭
    edited Mar 1, 2019 1:41pm #69
    Sharp pencils.



    Finding cash in your bag.



    Dew line giving you a read.



    Going to play 18 when you know you don't have anywhere else to be that day.
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  • Timbo929Timbo929 Posts: 399 ✭✭


    Sharp pencils.



    Finding cash in your bag.



    Dew line giving you a read.



    Going to play 18 when you know you don't have anywhere else to be that day.


    ahhhhhhh. The good old finding cash in your bag. An absolute great moment during a round image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • This thread has done two things:



    1. Make me appreciate the course I belong at. Our tee boxes are like the greens at some courses, and our greens are immaculate, fast, and true (except the 2 times a season they get punched).



    2. Make me depressed about the weather when I look out the office window. It's currently -19*c, with ~1 foot of snow everywhere. The only golf I'll get to play this weekend, and probably for the next 2 months, is on the trackman into a net. image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,625 ✭✭
    The flight of a nutted driver over the corner of a dogleg



    The crisp thump of a perfectly struck greenside bunker shot



    Mowed walking lines thru the rough at the tees



    A simple thing I miss: the sound of spikes on pavement. Like horses on cobblestone streets, magic.
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  • Dr. BlockDr. Block Posts: 610 ✭✭
    Hitting a wild tee shot on to an adjacent hole at a muni and actually finding and playing your ball (because miraculously some hack didn't decide it was now theirs and pick it up)
  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members Posts: 3,939 ✭✭
    JackStraw2 wrote:

    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.




    There is absolutely, unequivocally NOTHING better in the game of golf than this right here.




    And the deer are out in the fairway looking at you funny and the woman you were randomly paired with says it's getting dark but I think we have time for one more.
  • SixtySomePingSixtySomePing Members Posts: 5,063 ✭✭
    Figuring the yardage to the pin yourself the old fashioned way, without a GPS or a laser rangefinder- and being right



    That inner satisfaction, however brief, that a perfectly struck shot gives you as you watch it glide towards your intended target



    Sweet spot, when found, it may help bring about the best of rounds. When not found, the round may, simply not be pleasurable...
  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 148 ✭✭
    edited Mar 2, 2019 12:26am #76
    Loki wrote:

    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.




    Another great day for golf - a balmy 38 degrees :-)
  • jmangus2jmangus2 ClubWRX Posts: 20 ClubWRX
    For me it's taking a perfectly straight/perfectly deep divot with a full wedge shot (Before fixing it of course) image/happy.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':happy:' />
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  • vaca22vaca22 Commander In Beef Members Posts: 665 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:


    The flight of a nutted driver over the corner of a dogleg



    The crisp thump of a perfectly struck greenside bunker shot



    Mowed walking lines thru the rough at the tees



    A simple thing I miss: the sound of spikes on pavement. Like horses on cobblestone streets, magic.




    That's a great one, spikes on pavement really sounded great.
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  • SixtySomePingSixtySomePing Members Posts: 5,063 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:


    The flight of a nutted driver over the corner of a dogleg



    The crisp thump of a perfectly struck greenside bunker shot



    Mowed walking lines thru the rough at the tees



    A simple thing I miss: the sound of spikes on pavement. Like horses on cobblestone streets, magic.


    Exactly, kinda like the Riverdance of sports...
  • greggreg Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    +1 for level tee boxes - why is this so hard to get?
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,210 ✭✭
    when your wife says with zero prompting. "why dont you go play golf this saturday".
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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Members Posts: 6,205 ✭✭
    Teeing of first. Doesn't happen often as I like to stay up and sleep in.



    Water stations that actually have water in them. Don't know how many times I have come up to one and it is empty.



    No penalty strokes a round, constant battle.
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  • GautamaGautama Posts: 751 ✭✭
    Over the past few years I've been able to play quite a bit of golf with my two sons, 17 and 21, and father who's 76. Makes for an odd foursome since by all rights we should probably be playing from three separate tee boxes, but we make it work and it's just the best. Grandpa picks up the tab too...treated to Coyote Springs and Wolf Creek a couple weekends ago. That Wolf Creek round was one for the ages.



    Have to admit I probably be talked into trading it all for level tee boxes though, man I hate teeing off with the ball below my feet!
    "I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

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  • GautamaGautama Posts: 751 ✭✭
    Over the past few years I've been able to play quite a bit of golf with my two sons, 17 and 21, and father who's 76. Makes for an odd foursome since by all rights we should probably be playing from three separate tee boxes, but we make it work and it's just the best. Grandpa picks up the tab too...treated to Coyote Springs and Wolf Creek a couple weekends ago. That Wolf Creek round was one for the ages.



    Have to admit I could probably be talked into trading it all for level tee boxes though, man I hate teeing off with the ball below my feet!
    "I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
  • JohnnyCashForeverJohnnyCashForever Members Posts: 244 ✭✭
    Smokey old pool rooms



    Clear mountain mornings



    Little warm puppies
  • TMfan54TMfan54 Members Posts: 2,244 ✭✭
    Range balls stacked in a pyramid

    Fresh glove

    Collars on a new polo

    Clean shoes

    Freshly cut fairways

    Hitting it just inside your playing partner after they hit it close
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  • 3ack3ack SCPosts: 116 ✭✭
    QuigleyDU wrote:


    when your wife says with zero prompting. "why dont you go play golf this saturday".




    My wife did that once. Just don't be surprised if you decide to only play nine and come home early and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a **** magic show ready to double team... well you get the picture.
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  • vaca22vaca22 Commander In Beef Members Posts: 665 ✭✭
    Got one...



    When you're able to pull the pin straight up without any kind of resistance or snagging.
  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Posts: 1,485 ✭✭
    Perfect 75F day, with my grandson, and the course is close to empty.
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,210 ✭✭

    QuigleyDU wrote:


    when your wife says with zero prompting. "why dont you go play golf this saturday".




    My wife did that once. Just don't be surprised if you decide to only play nine and come home early and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a **** magic show ready to double team... well you get the picture.




    just another simple pleasure in my book.
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    PUTTER; RIFE Cayman
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