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Rounded over Tee Boxes is a very common problem that we see at older muni courses that get a lot of play. A buddy of mine that is a Superintendent explained it to me like this...

 

The average player pegs it in the middle of the box, and takes a divot, even with a driver... Over time, these divot holes get filled, and the outer edges of the box never get used as much, so they do not receive as much sand and seed mix. Over the years, a mounding effect happens, and the only way to fix it is to either build up the edges of the tees, or strip out the center of the tees. Neither option is very popular with membership, so neither option is ever done, leading to mounded tee boxes.. (I hate them too)

 

As to the music thing... If your group is the only group on the course, play your music, and watch your tv. When there are other people on the course. TURN THAT STUFF OFF. I have exactly ZERO interest in hearing your choice in "Music" as I am lining up my 4th putt on 13. I don't want to hear it when I am driving down the street, or in my backyard, or the park, or on the river, or anywhere else... Put on headphones...

 

 

 

The thing that REALLY annoys me when I am playing golf are the self righteous goons that will not let small/faster groups through when there is no one in front of them.. I cannot for the life of me figure out how allowing someone who is clearly faster than you to play through will ruin your life. Play as slow as you want, as long as I am not behind you.

I agree the guys or group that doesn't let you play through baffles the hell out of me as well!

 

 

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I have exactly ZERO interest in hearing your choice in "Music" as I am lining up my 4th putt on 13.

 

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And once again I learned something on My Golf Spy - I did not realize the reason for tee crowning!  Thanks MmmmmBuddy -  Being a person who likes to draw the ball off the tee (alright lets be honest a person who has to draw the ball off the tee) I use that slope to my advantage and always tee from the left side.

 

Do people really take divots with driver? 

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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And once again I learned something on My Golf Spy - I did not realize the reason for tee crowning!  Thanks MmmmmBuddy -  Being a person who likes to draw the ball off the tee (alright lets be honest a person who has to draw the ball off the tee) I use that slope to my advantage and always tee from the left side.

 

Do people really take divots with driver? 

Only when I'm hitting it off the deck. Which essentially means, for me? No...

 

Others: Well I have seen it happen, sadly enough.

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YES SIR! And, he ends up with a bogey on the par five because of his miraculous "save" and amazing distance. Oh the rage...

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Bumpy greens are my worst enemy. But they happen so not much you can do sometimes.

Music on the golf course is ok, just not too loud I can hear it four holes over.

The course near me has a green that is like teanager, it's pimpled with ball marks.It's ridicioulous how many there are during tourist season. 

The worst thing you can do is be that guy that putts out before anyone else is on the green every time. Look I get a 3 footer, or maybe you have an putt for 6 and just futzing, but one guy was so rude about it. At one time I hit a wedge and nearly clocked him because he hit his first putt and then his second before anyone else was on the green. Just no common courtesy to wait for everyone.

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The thing that REALLY annoys me when I am playing golf are the self righteous goons that will not let small/faster groups through when there is no one in front of them..  I cannot for the life of me figure out how allowing someone who is clearly faster than you to play through will ruin your life.  Play as slow as you want, as long as I am not behind you.

 

^^^^^^^^^THIS!^^^^^^^^^^

 

The course is wide open in front of two walkers. You come up in a cart from behind. They ignore you. For as many holes as you can stand it.

 

I do this: drive right by. Avoid eye contact. If they can't see me, I don't see them.

Or, if i feel like waiting, i give them my best crossed legs, leaning on my club, "We're waiting!" Look.

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There are probably people that just don't want to let people play through, but at the muni courses around here, most of the people that don't let you play through just don't know that it is a courtesy thing.  Nobody told them.  So, if you catch them on the next tee, ask if you could play through... nicely.

 

On the other hand, I can understand not letting some groups play through.  I like to walk and on Mondays I walk with 3 guys from the club.  I will admit that a couple of them are slower than I like but everyone is in the fairway for the most part and we do move along.  These are good players, about the same hcp as me.  If the hole ahead is open and a foursome is behind us waiting, we will let them play through.  Singles always get to play through if we are not waiting on the group ahead of us.  However, many times there are several groups of two in carts behind us.  If that is the case, we don't let them play through.  First of all, the club should put them out in foursomes.  Second, they could pair up and they would slow down a little and probably play better golf.  Funny thing is... they never pair up!!  We walk 18 in about 4.5 hours.  If we let every twosome in carts play through, we couldn't finish in 6 hours.

 

Also, if a group behind me hits a ball into my group in an attempt to "get our attention", they will never get to play through.  They can skip a hole and head to the next tee, but they will never see the courtesy of playing through from me.

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And once again I learned something on My Golf Spy - I did not realize the reason for tee crowning!  Thanks MmmmmBuddy -  Being a person who likes to draw the ball off the tee (alright lets be honest a person who has to draw the ball off the tee) I use that slope to my advantage and always tee from the left side.

 

Do people really take divots with driver? 

I've seen it. Heck I've probably done it. The older folks do it all the time by us in AZ during winter.

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My biggest thing is when someone is looking in thick grass or the woods for a top flite for more than a minute or two. If you're using cheap balls you're either cheap or you should expect to lose them

 

 

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Do people really take divots with driver? 

 

Remember me telling you about a "Kenny" when we played?

 

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@Kenny I would respectfully suggest that your group may wish to reconsider its position. Faster groups, twosomes through fours, have the right of way over a slower group when there is an Open hole ahead. You should certainly talk to the club about its policy of letting twosomes out when it knows that there are fours on the course and the twos are paired easily. It's up to the club to resolve the matter.

 

It most certainly is frustrating when the club is not doing it's job. That's going to be a tough adjustment for me.

 

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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@revkev   I totally agree.  The club does an OK job on the weekends when the course is crowded; there are no twosomes until later in the day.  During the week, there are a few foursomes early, but then it thins out and stragglers show up; there are sometimes open tee times mid-morning on certain days.  So, a twosome shows up and goes out; 15-20 minutes later, another twosome, then another.  They aren't there together to tee off on #1, but by hole #3, the hardest hole on the course, the "groups" get stacked up behind a foursome. But most people don't want to pair up.  Then they just sit and stew that the foursome ahead won't let them play through.  

 

When I am in that foursome, we are always looking out for the groups behind us.  There aren't many trees on the course so we can see groups behind us pretty well.  If the hole ahead is open and a single, only one twosome or a foursome waiting for us, we let them play through.  If there are two twosomes, we don't.  That's our rule.  Actually, that's not my rule, one guy in my group is a retired Marine colonel and it's his rule, but I like it.

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After thinking back on my weekend round(s) I decided to include the guy I call Slow-Mo. You know him. He's the 7 handicapper that thinks he's a tour pro. Everything has to be just right before even thinking of hitting a shot. He's such a precision ball striker you know. He'll back off at the slightest gust, stare up at the trees, toss some grass into the air, recheck his laser or GPS, talk to himself, blah, blah, blah. Then finally.. finally; he'll start his pre-shot routine again while everyone holds their breath praying a bird doesn't chirp. Of course after he knocks one in there 30' from the pin he claims he had a funky lie. LOL

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Cell Phones.  

 

I can't believe this thread went three pages without someone mentioning cell phones (unless I missed it.)  I get that they are a necessary evil:  I regularly play with a doctor and dentist, who have to be available for emergencies.   I can even understand the parent who needs to be available to her/his kids.  But most use of cell phone is just a PITA.  

 

 

Most of the time I turn mine off when I get to the course.  If I have to carry mine, it goes on vibrate.  I move away from the group to answer it and I speak softly.  I also tell my secretary when I'm playing golf and she knows not to put calls through unless it's a real emergency, which cuts way down on calls.  And she knows a real emergency from the run of the mill emergency.  

 

I've played at a few clubs where cell phones are prohibited anywhere but the locker rooms.  These were very high end clubs.  If the titans of industry that are the members there can get along without their cell phones for 3 or 4 hours, the rest of us can as well.  

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That's funny my club prohibits cell phones in the locker room and dining area. If you are on the phone on the course you must let the group behind you play through.

 

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Ball marks are a big one because one's laziness potentially affects everyone else's experience for a few weeks. Maybe "laziness" is inaccurate - sometimes they're hard to find so we try to fix what we see. It's those players who lack the awareness of his or her obligation to fix them that is the real burn.

 

Unrated bunkers have cost me more than once, too. No excuses there...you can't NOT know you didn't rake your foot prints!

 

Music on the course? not a fan. If I can hear it a fairway away, it's too loud! What you and your foursome do should not affect anyone else on the course. You want to listen to the weekly top 40 during a round? Go for it! Just have the courtesy to check the volume to ensure its not carrying.

 

All three are varying degrees of ignorance. I would like to think forums like this might help educate through awareness.

I agree with all you said. That last sentence is wishful thinking---- Most folks that do as we have been describing are not in "tune" or love the game as we do so there would not be any interest at all for reading this or any other golf site--- But it can not hurt to dream can it?

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And once again I learned something on My Golf Spy - I did not realize the reason for tee crowning!  Thanks MmmmmBuddy -  Being a person who likes to draw the ball off the tee (alright lets be honest a person who has to draw the ball off the tee) I use that slope to my advantage and always tee from the left side.

 

Do people really take divots with driver? 

To answer your question Yes  I guess I could film some of the tourist hacks we get here if you want me too

 

LOL You know I would not lie to a "Man of The Cloth" after all it is a mortal sin

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My biggest thing is when someone is looking in thick grass or the woods for a top flite for more than a minute or two. If you're using cheap balls you're either cheap or you should expect to lose them

 

 

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LOL my home course has been tied up bad the last two weeks with tourists. I messed around and practiced some Saturday. Went in the Pro Shop BSing with my buddy one of the assistants. One group of guys came in and soon as they paid their greens fees asked if they sold used balls. I about died. the assistant told them we have a good deal on Mojo balls a 24 pack " cube" for $19.00. These guys looked shell shocked and went on out to play. I told the assistant I was glad I was not playing. Then they tried to pull some crap one of the guys went in and got two bags of range balls $5 a bag has about 50 balls. They were going to attempt to take them out to play with. the starter was on the ball himself and put a stop to that business. This season has been the craziest yet . I do not know what happened with those guys I left and went home

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