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On another note.....reminds me of a story once a buddy and I were at a local goat muni warming up on the range before a match. Local 'pro' lonely down at the north end decides to walk the line most likely desperate to drum up potential business.

 

First he asks my buddy if he can "take a look" and my boy tells him respectfully we're just warming up for a $$$ game and declines. He then proceeds to me and we're both a little perturbed by this point. I kinda eyeball him and irritated my boy walks over and asks him to hit a shot with my club. Pretty sure I had a 7 or 8.

 

The guy cold tops it twice. Got real ackward and were just kinda staring at him in amazement and he tells us to cruise down if we're interested getting a swing evaluation.

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I'm about 6'1", 195 pounds, built like a linebacker. I hit the gym one time, and after decided to stop by the range. I was wearing a men's medium athletic fit golf shirt to show off the heavy ammo,

This one time at band camp ...

This post is attention seeking lol

Most of the posters n this thread belong in the delusional thread that was closed ...

 

The truth is, 99.99999% of people at the range could care less what you're doing. They're not staring you down. They're not trying to match you shot for shot. You're not shutting them down and sending them to the putting green. It's all in your head and your imagination.

 

Just FYI, they also don't care about your WITB or how far you hit your driver.

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Most of the posters n this thread belong in the delusional thread that was closed ...

 

The truth is, 99.99999% of people at the range could care less what you're doing. They're not staring you down. They're not trying to match you shot for shot. You're not shutting them down and sending them to the putting green. It's all in your head and your imagination.

 

Just FYI, they also don't care about your WITB or how far you hit your driver.

 

Oh they are caring, staring and matching. And they are looking in bags and monitoring driver distances. Perhaps up until now you just didn't know it. Sort of the guy on the grassy knoll and Area 51.

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I might have been drunk... and didn't have any shoes on.... One of the good days, play 18, go mill around, then find another game for 18. So I cruise up the range, barefoot, with a cocktail, about 6 people milling around. Grab someone's wedge, clank a ball off a flag post, just hand it back to the guy and walk back to my cart. Smiles and head shakes of disbelief all around.

 

Proceeded to shank the next 4 shots in a row on the course.

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Now here is another interesting range issue.

 

I bought a large bucket intent on working up a lather. It's about 200 balls or so at this range. About 1/2 way through I realize I only brought one Gatorade with me so I head inside to get another one. I can see my clubs from the window BTW. As I am standing in line, watching my clubs and waiting for my drink, a guy down the line wonders over, grabs my bucket, and heads back to his stall.

 

I go there all of the time and I told the woman at the bar "Hey check that guy out. He's taking my bucket."

 

She told me to see if I can get them back and if not she will give me another token.

 

So I walk over to the guy and my bucket is still there, unhit, in his stall as he is finishing his. I simply walk up, grab my bucket, and say "Thanks for watching them for me." - and walk back to my stall and go about my business. He didn't say a word.

 

Makings of a new thread - when to feel free to start whacking abandoned range balls.

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Now here is another interesting range issue.

 

I bought a large bucket intent on working up a lather. It's about 200 balls or so at this range. About 1/2 way through I realize I only brought one Gatorade with me so I head inside to get another one. I can see my clubs from the window BTW. As I am standing in line, watching my clubs and waiting for my drink, a guy down the line wonders over, grabs my bucket, and heads back to his stall.

 

I go there all of the time and I told the woman at the bar "Hey check that guy out. He's taking my bucket."

 

She told me to see if I can get them back and if not she will give me another token.

 

So I walk over to the guy and my bucket is still there, unhit, in his stall as he is finishing his. I simply walk up, grab my bucket, and say "Thanks for watching them for me." - and walk back to my stall and go about my business. He didn't say a word.

 

Makings of a new thread - when to feel free to start whacking abandoned range balls.

 

One time I was hitting balls with a group of guys (including isaacbm) and I step back to switch clubs. This old guy who was milling around steps in and just starts hitting my balls lol! Isaac goes "he's hitting your balls man!", I sort of laugh and Isaac goes "YOU CANT JUST HIT SOMEONE ELSES BALLS MAN!" to the guy, it was pretty funny.

 

Another time at the same range one of our buddies was hitting balls and has a bag of sunflower seeds on a bench behind him. This guy he's never seen before walks up, grabs the bag, and stuffs a handful into his mouth.

 

That place had some boundary issues.

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Now here is another interesting range issue.

 

I bought a large bucket intent on working up a lather. It's about 200 balls or so at this range. About 1/2 way through I realize I only brought one Gatorade with me so I head inside to get another one. I can see my clubs from the window BTW. As I am standing in line, watching my clubs and waiting for my drink, a guy down the line wonders over, grabs my bucket, and heads back to his stall.

 

I go there all of the time and I told the woman at the bar "Hey check that guy out. He's taking my bucket."

 

She told me to see if I can get them back and if not she will give me another token.

 

So I walk over to the guy and my bucket is still there, unhit, in his stall as he is finishing his. I simply walk up, grab my bucket, and say "Thanks for watching them for me." - and walk back to my stall and go about my business. He didn't say a word.

 

Makings of a new thread - when to feel free to start whacking abandoned range balls.

 

One time I was hitting balls with a group of guys (including isaacbm) and I step back to switch clubs. This old guy who was milling around steps in and just starts hitting my balls lol! Isaac goes "he's hitting your balls man!", I sort of laugh and Isaac goes "YOU CANT JUST HIT SOMEONE ELSES BALLS MAN!" to the guy, it was pretty funny.

 

Another time at the same range one of our buddies was hitting balls and has a bag of sunflower seeds on a bench behind him. This guy he's never seen before walks up, grabs the bag, and stuffs a handful into his mouth.

 

That place had some boundary issues.

 

I've seen people walk up to someone's bag, take out a club and start hitting it...and they don't know the guy.

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Now here is another interesting range issue.

 

I bought a large bucket intent on working up a lather. It's about 200 balls or so at this range. About 1/2 way through I realize I only brought one Gatorade with me so I head inside to get another one. I can see my clubs from the window BTW. As I am standing in line, watching my clubs and waiting for my drink, a guy down the line wonders over, grabs my bucket, and heads back to his stall.

 

I go there all of the time and I told the woman at the bar "Hey check that guy out. He's taking my bucket."

 

She told me to see if I can get them back and if not she will give me another token.

 

So I walk over to the guy and my bucket is still there, unhit, in his stall as he is finishing his. I simply walk up, grab my bucket, and say "Thanks for watching them for me." - and walk back to my stall and go about my business. He didn't say a word.

 

Makings of a new thread - when to feel free to start whacking abandoned range balls.

 

One time I was hitting balls with a group of guys (including isaacbm) and I step back to switch clubs. This old guy who was milling around steps in and just starts hitting my balls lol! Isaac goes "he's hitting your balls man!", I sort of laugh and Isaac goes "YOU CANT JUST HIT SOMEONE ELSES BALLS MAN!" to the guy, it was pretty funny.

 

Another time at the same range one of our buddies was hitting balls and has a bag of sunflower seeds on a bench behind him. This guy he's never seen before walks up, grabs the bag, and stuffs a handful into his mouth.

 

That place had some boundary issues.

 

I've seen people walk up to someone's bag, take out a club and start hitting it...and they don't know the guy.

 

Now THAT takes some co-hoo-nas.

 

I am not even sure how I would react to that one. Told the one before here where a guy walked up and started sniffing around our bags in the cart and I chased him off before he touched them. But to actually walk up and just pull a club and start swinging away - wow. Just wow.

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Now here is another interesting range issue.

 

I bought a large bucket intent on working up a lather. It's about 200 balls or so at this range. About 1/2 way through I realize I only brought one Gatorade with me so I head inside to get another one. I can see my clubs from the window BTW. As I am standing in line, watching my clubs and waiting for my drink, a guy down the line wonders over, grabs my bucket, and heads back to his stall.

 

I go there all of the time and I told the woman at the bar "Hey check that guy out. He's taking my bucket."

 

She told me to see if I can get them back and if not she will give me another token.

 

So I walk over to the guy and my bucket is still there, unhit, in his stall as he is finishing his. I simply walk up, grab my bucket, and say "Thanks for watching them for me." - and walk back to my stall and go about my business. He didn't say a word.

 

Makings of a new thread - when to feel free to start whacking abandoned range balls.

 

One time I was hitting balls with a group of guys (including isaacbm) and I step back to switch clubs. This old guy who was milling around steps in and just starts hitting my balls lol! Isaac goes "he's hitting your balls man!", I sort of laugh and Isaac goes "YOU CANT JUST HIT SOMEONE ELSES BALLS MAN!" to the guy, it was pretty funny.

 

Another time at the same range one of our buddies was hitting balls and has a bag of sunflower seeds on a bench behind him. This guy he's never seen before walks up, grabs the bag, and stuffs a handful into his mouth.

 

That place had some boundary issues.

 

I've seen people walk up to someone's bag, take out a club and start hitting it...and they don't know the guy.

 

Now THAT takes some co-hoo-nas.

 

I am not even sure how I would react to that one. Told the one before here where a guy walked up and started sniffing around our bags in the cart and I chased him off before he touched them. But to actually walk up and just pull a club and start swinging away - wow. Just wow.

 

I dunno, I play with allot of salty dudes, firemen, charter fishermen, cops and even the obligatory lawyer. Some pretty callused hands in general and confident men. I think if some dude walked up and pulled a club or snatched some seeds or a ball or two we would, to a man just stare in disbelief and watch him do his thing and then help him on the way. We may be laughing hysterically but I don't think anybody would get bent. Just don't touch my driver or putter and even then I would just take it away or suggest maybe a different choice..

Then again none of of spend any real time on a range and our mindset is always about fun, we none of us take our games too seriously.

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285 carry is about as tour caliber as you can get. Im hoping the OP's handicap is a little better

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I show up to the range with only 1 club in the whole bag, driver... That lets everyone know I mean business.

And that you've never sniffed breaking 70.

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I usually put headphones in and go to the very far stall to the left (I'm a lefty so my back is to the rest of the range rats)

 

I do remember trading a couple clankers off the satellite dish target we have though with one guy. I rarely that thing but I got it twice in a row and a young kid followed up my shots with some of his own. We exchanged studly subtle nods of approval for our proud moment though.

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I'm about 6'1", 195 pounds, built like a linebacker. I hit the gym one time, and after decided to stop by the range. I was wearing a men's medium athletic fit golf shirt to show off the heavy ammo, if you know what I mean.

 

I picked a stall as far away from anyone as possible, as I was hitting my new driver and the noise tends to bother those who don't have a 150+ mph swing speed.

 

Well, after about 10 minutes of hitting 375 yard butter-cuts, this guy pulls up in a sports car and pulls out his staff bag. I can tell he's ready to pull out the tape measure. He grabs a bucket and gets in the stall right behind me, so there's no question he can see my hamstrings practically bursting out of my golf shorts and my lats stretching the fabric of my shirt. He knows I'm the real deal.

 

I wasn't too worried about it, until I smelled the Zolex on his driver waft over, and heard him hit a drive and yell "POW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" That's right, standing behind me was Jack "The Hammer" Hamm, and it was go time.

 

We proceeded to trade shot for shot, 500 drives apiece, none shorter than 450 yards. It became obvious that we were at a standstill, so we decided to each pick up the front of his car and see who could deadlift it the most times. I'm no expert, but I'm guessing his car weighs in excess of 50,000 pounds. Needless to say, that lasted about 7 hours as we traded 100 deadlifts apiece and switched on and off, but neither of us would quit. I tell you, Hamm is 7 feet tall if he's a foot. Every word spoken about him and the Hammer driver on his infomercials is 100% true, but he did say I was the first person who could hit a Callaway driver where his Hammer didn't make it look like a baby. That was good enough for me. We called it even and hit the strip club after that.

 

This is one of the best post I've read on this forum, thank you for literally making me laugh at my desk.

 

Couldn't make it past the 2nd page, this thread is ridiculous.

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This thread reminded me of a previous one by RRFireblade where a guy got pissed at him for club twirling "way too often"

 

LOL!:

 

http://www.golfwrx.c...de club twirl

 

 

When I hit a bomb off the tee, I do one of these: (the one at 7s)

 

 

If I'm drunk sometimes I just keep walking with my hands up like that until my partner picks me up in the cart. hahaha

 

A for real club twirl on every single shot gets pretty annoying, but laying it on thick when you pure one is all in good fun. :)

 

(love Barkley's comment at the end of that video!)

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This thread reminded me of a previous one by RRFireblade where a guy got pissed at him for club twirling "way too often"

 

LOL!:

 

http://www.golfwrx.c...de club twirl

 

 

When I hit a bomb off the tee, I do one of these: (the one at 7s)

 

 

If I'm drunk sometimes I just keep walking with my hands up like that until my partner picks me up in the cart. hahaha

I wouldn't pick you up, I'd leave your a** on the tee!
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I'm about 6'1", 195 pounds, built like a linebacker. I hit the gym one time, and after decided to stop by the range. I was wearing a men's medium athletic fit golf shirt to show off the heavy ammo, if you know what I mean.

 

I picked a stall as far away from anyone as possible, as I was hitting my new driver and the noise tends to bother those who don't have a 150+ mph swing speed.

 

Well, after about 10 minutes of hitting 375 yard butter-cuts, this guy pulls up in a sports car and pulls out his staff bag. I can tell he's ready to pull out the tape measure. He grabs a bucket and gets in the stall right behind me, so there's no question he can see my hamstrings practically bursting out of my golf shorts and my lats stretching the fabric of my shirt. He knows I'm the real deal.

 

I wasn't too worried about it, until I smelled the Zolex on his driver waft over, and heard him hit a drive and yell "POW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" That's right, standing behind me was Jack "The Hammer" Hamm, and it was go time.

 

We proceeded to trade shot for shot, 500 drives apiece, none shorter than 450 yards. It became obvious that we were at a standstill, so we decided to each pick up the front of his car and see who could deadlift it the most times. I'm no expert, but I'm guessing his car weighs in excess of 50,000 pounds. Needless to say, that lasted about 7 hours as we traded 100 deadlifts apiece and switched on and off, but neither of us would quit. I tell you, Hamm is 7 feet tall if he's a foot. Every word spoken about him and the Hammer driver on his infomercials is 100% true, but he did say I was the first person who could hit a Callaway driver where his Hammer didn't make it look like a baby. That was good enough for me. We called it even and hit the strip club after that.

 

Epic. Just, epic.

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I was as bit of an Word not allowed the other day. I went to the range with my daughter and there was 2 guys hitting driver as hard as possible (which is normal) but they started shouting the distances. "230! Eh 200! 215!" For a solid ten minutes. I grabbed my 4 iron, which I hit about 225 and was lacing it. I never looked but they certainly got really quiet. I then hit some hybrids then drivers which carried into the woods (250 yard range) while I heard a few whoas and wows and geez. They quickly smacked their last 15 or 20 balls and got out of there fast.

 

While I understand 200 yard plus drives for a weekend golfer is great, I felt like I was stopped at a red light with some idiot in a Honda revving and staring me down. I had to shut them up and I did lol

 

 

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I'll never pretend that I'm some incredible golfer. However, for playing on a college club (not division/varsity, full disclaimer), I'm a shorter hitter.

 

Funny enough people are really happy with themselves when they bust driver out past me, and a few will send some jabs my way about that fact, but they never have any jabs to say if I wedge a few in a row on the range stiff from 50-75 yards.

 

*shrug*

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I'm about 6'1", 195 pounds, built like a linebacker. I hit the gym one time, and after decided to stop by the range. I was wearing a men's medium athletic fit golf shirt to show off the heavy ammo, if you know what I mean.

 

I picked a stall as far away from anyone as possible, as I was hitting my new driver and the noise tends to bother those who don't have a 150+ mph swing speed.

 

Well, after about 10 minutes of hitting 375 yard butter-cuts, this guy pulls up in a sports car and pulls out his staff bag. I can tell he's ready to pull out the tape measure. He grabs a bucket and gets in the stall right behind me, so there's no question he can see my hamstrings practically bursting out of my golf shorts and my lats stretching the fabric of my shirt. He knows I'm the real deal.

 

I wasn't too worried about it, until I smelled the Zolex on his driver waft over, and heard him hit a drive and yell "POW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" That's right, standing behind me was Jack "The Hammer" Hamm, and it was go time.

 

We proceeded to trade shot for shot, 500 drives apiece, none shorter than 450 yards. It became obvious that we were at a standstill, so we decided to each pick up the front of his car and see who could deadlift it the most times. I'm no expert, but I'm guessing his car weighs in excess of 50,000 pounds. Needless to say, that lasted about 7 hours as we traded 100 deadlifts apiece and switched on and off, but neither of us would quit. I tell you, Hamm is 7 feet tall if he's a foot. Every word spoken about him and the Hammer driver on his infomercials is 100% true, but he did say I was the first person who could hit a Callaway driver where his Hammer didn't make it look like a baby. That was good enough for me. We called it even and hit the strip club after that.

 

This post isn't getting near the love it deserves.

 

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On 5/12/2017 at 3:01 PM, ArkJag said:

Who is guilty of starting them or escalating them? Share your stories.

 

I was hitting some balls the other day, just going about my business, when this guy sets up a couple stalls down from me. You can tell he's scratch or at least damn close given the way he was swinging the club. I'm nowhere near as good as this guy, but am no pushover either.

 

I was hitting it pretty good that afternoon, 285ish carry with the driver, and I had my wedges dialed in as well. I can feel this guy staring me down as I hit. You guys know what I mean, that feeling you get in the back of your neck when you're being watched. I look up and we make awkward eye contact. He gives me a bit of a nod, then steps up and absolutely crushes one down the middle. My manhood now threatened, I tee one up and match him. We start trading shots. Eventually, my dreaded slice started acting up in the wake of trying to murder the ball into the next county.

 

Admitting defeat, I grab a wedge and start hitting to a target green about 105 out. He does the same. We trade about 15 shots each, and once I was out of balls, there was no clear winner. In my mind, I called it a draw. I start packing up, and tip my hat to him as I walked away.

 

It was pretty amazing. I had never seen this guy in my life. We didn't exchange one single word. But man, was it fun.

I was thinking about this post today.  Still funny.

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26 minutes ago, Hawkeye77 said:

LOL, after 3 years (!)?  I still think it's creepy in a beginning of Deliverance kind of way!

Hey, certain things have an impact what can I say?

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