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I frequently play as a single walking 9 after cutting out of work early. I usually have my earbuds in so my music isn't an issue. I'm a high handicapper (18ish) so people don't normally ask me for swing advice. I got paired up with a threesome a few weeks back that was a group of 65+ retired guys that play three times a week together and I fit right in with them. As long as you are a not a raging ******-canoe I think that most people will be able to fit in with any pairing. 

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This is an interesting topic. I am a single 95% of the time and I am always low key and gracious. I usually outplay the folks I'm with, but since I don't actually keep a score, I have nothing to say about it. 

 

I don't try to give my wife swing advice, I would never consider trying to give a total stranger swing advice, even if asked. 🤣 

 

I usually play early and alone. If I get paired, I'm polite and appreciative, but I'm easy to get along with.  My favorite pairing was with 3 ladies from the women's club at Forest Hills. I played really well and had a blast talking smack. I was only going to play my usual 9 but decided to hang on and was glad I did. 

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I play 99% of my golf at a private club so playing with a stranger is rare for me. The only times I get paired with someone (or someone gets paired with me) is if I'm on vacation or travelling. 

 

Best case scenario I have to make meaningless small talk with a stranger for 4ish hours, and that's just not really something I want to do when I'm trying to relax.

 

That being said, I understand why it happens and I'm not against it. I just don't really enjoy it.

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