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That guy ... you know the one that thinks he is better than he actually is. 

 

He may do some of the following:

 

  • line up every putt as if it's for the U.S. Open
  • take as much time lining up the putt for an 8 that he does for a par
  • get mad at someone because they "took the tee box from you" .... just because we are in the interest of slow play, we like to play "ready golf" ... especially when there is a storm clearly heading our direction!
  • spend 10 minutes looking for the ball that was clearly hit OB just because you are the last group off in the league and there is no one behind you
  • blame every missed shot on something other than what it actually is ... "Oh I pushed that one."  or "Damn this rough is brutal."   NO Pal ... you just suck and couldn't find the fairway if you fell out of the cart
  • play the wrong set of tees because you think you hit the ball further than you actually do
  • claim you got a 5 on the hole when you clearly hit it OB once & had to take an unplayable lie, so it was at least an 8.  Then get mad when I question it.  If you are going to play by the rules, you may want to learn them first.
  • when taking a drop from a lateral stake in the rough, don't claim that the ball moved towards the green on each drop just so you get to place it.  (grant it the rough was about 4" high in places but still we all have to play the same course.)
  • Take the game WAYYYYYY TOO serious!  It's league play .... I mean c'mon we are playing for a beer for Christs Sake!

 

Yes all of these occurred the other night in my league play.  It was brutal ... playing slow, having to teach the rules to someone, etc.  I even had to break out the actual Rule Book out of my bag for this guy!  (yes, I keep one just for days like this)

 

So ... don't be "that guy!"  And if you happen to play with "that guy" ... I wish you well & good luck! 

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I won't lie.I violated many of your naughty list.But not on purpose or out of spite

 

Ok,I'm going in my time out box now

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Lol. Didn't finish half & was thinking of asking you if you had a bad league night...

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Sounds like the guy that Shankster played behind the other day joined your league..LOL

 

Also not to make fun of anyone's score, goodness knows mine can be a source of comic relief at times, but we had a guy shoot 71 in our league last week, and his group had two holes open in front of him.  

 

Oh and just to clarify...this is a NINE hole league. 

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Sounds like the guy that Shankster played behind the other day joined your league..LOL

 

Also not to make fun of anyone's score, goodness knows mine can be a source of comic relief at times, but we had a guy shoot 71 in our league last week, and his group had two holes open in front of him.

 

Oh and just to clarify...this is a NINE hole league.

Yeah so is ours.

 

Plus it should Never take over 2 hours to play 9 holes!

 

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  • claim you got a 5 on the hole when you clearly hit it OB once & had to take an unplayable lie, so it was at least an 8.  Then get mad when I question it.  If you are going to play by the rules, you may want to learn them first.

I AM NOT "THAT Guy"... LOL but played in league with a few but this one.. Not sure of the full count but it was something like this.. Ball 1 OB into the road. retee, Ball 2 into the waste high grass just in front of the ladies tee, Drop. Ball back into High grass drop. Next ball just on other side of grass but barely.. stroke 8 to fairway. 9 to greenside bunker 10 on 3 putts for a 13. claims 8... WTF..... We call him on it and he gets a little pissy.. we recount for him his comment was.. " Oh i didn't know I had to count for each Drop"... BS.. we've called you on that before.. ERRRRRRR>...I feel for you... 

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Yeah so is ours.

 

Plus it should Never take over 2 hours to play 9 holes!

 

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Our's routinely takes 2.5 hours.  But we generally have over 60 players shotgunning and doubling up on just about every hole,.   It can be a real slog sometimes, but hey we're not at home, and we have Wings and other good food awaiting us at our after league hangout, so it's all good. 

 

I AM NOT "THAT Guy"... LOL but played in league with a few but this one.. Not sure of the full count but it was something like this.. Ball 1 OB into the road. retee, Ball 2 into the waste high grass just in front of the ladies tee, Drop. Ball back into High grass drop. Next ball just on other side of grass but barely.. stroke 8 to fairway. 9 to greenside bunker 10 on 3 putts for a 13. claims 8... WTF..... We call him on it and he gets a little pissy.. we recount for him his comment was.. " Oh i didn't know I had to count for each Drop"... BS.. we've called you on that before.. ERRRRRRR>...I feel for you... 

You guys need to institute a double par max for that thing.   There's no reason for 3 other palyers to be on the green and someone taking their 9th, 10th, 11th shots out of a bunker...That's just crazy. 

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You forgot this guy the moment you hit or putt "you pulled that one", "that's in the water", "that's not even close" etc etc. This guy is always in his pocket as he's saying it

 

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I AM NOT "THAT Guy"... LOL but played in league with a few but this one.. Not sure of the full count but it was something like this.. Ball 1 OB into the road. retee, Ball 2 into the waste high grass just in front of the ladies tee, Drop. Ball back into High grass drop. Next ball just on other side of grass but barely.. stroke 8 to fairway. 9 to greenside bunker 10 on 3 putts for a 13. claims 8... WTF..... We call him on it and he gets a little pissy.. we recount for him his comment was.. " Oh i didn't know I had to count for each Drop"... BS.. we've called you on that before.. ERRRRRRR>...I feel for you...

hahah.Most of the ones that I ran into were extreme casual golfers.Meaning less than 2 rounds of golf a season.We kinda let them do their thing in the leagues without harping on them.Even with their bad interpretation of the rules.They would be lucky to break 55 for 9 holes.Its a great game and i let them enjoy how they want.Now if they were regular avid guys I would see an issue with that
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Used to play with a guy that would back off the ball if you did something like scratch your nose when he was over the ball.  The guys I played with if you waited for it to be quiet before you hit the round would take 6 hours!  After this guy played with us for a while he finally got used to it and wasn't so bad.  He was also the guy that would walk up to the green when he was inside 100 yards before hitting his shot, we played the same course for years he knew exactly what the green looked like and the pin placement.  

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hahah.Most of the ones that I ran into were extreme casual golfers.Meaning less than 2 rounds of golf a season.We kinda let them do their thing in the leagues without harping on them.Even with their bad interpretation of the rules.They would be lucky to break 55 for 9 holes.Its a great game and i let them enjoy how they want.Now if they were regular avid guys I would see an issue with that

That's the issue I had ... these guys WERE regulars.  And we play the same 9 holes every week.  Nothing has changed except the pin placement.  And they live in the neighborhood where the course is, so they play it all the time.  They were also the type that if you said something to them about it, they would take it personal & think you were berating them.  

I just hope to never get paired with them again.  Unless it's the playoffs for some reason ... then I will get under their skin really quick!  LOL  :D

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Played in a league that was all guys like this. Everything was to the absolute strictest rules of golf. 6-6.5 hours per round. No gimmies or picking up ever. If someone was on their way to a 12 still had to put it in the hole. Lots of "8-12" handicaps, very few broke 90.

 

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Played in a league that was all guys like this. Everything was to the absolute strictest rules of golf. 6-6.5 hours per round. No gimmies or picking up ever. If someone was on their way to a 12 still had to put it in the hole. Lots of "8-12" handicaps, very few broke 90.

 

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Now that's ridiculous

 

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Now that's ridiculous

 

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Yea i quit after a couple rounds. When you figure in travel, warm up, and paying the winners at the end it was a 9-10 hour day. No thank you.

 

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Golf Guy - Jim Rome

 

Anyone see that rant before?

 

Rome is great.

 

 

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Yes!! Hate those guys, we are all recreational golfers, we aren't pros and there is no reason to be that guy

 

 

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Yes!! Hate those guys, we are all recreational golfers, we aren't pros and there is no reason to be that guy

 

 

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Too many people don't play it for what it's for ... a game.  They take it too serious & for what reason?  Plus they watch too much TV & try to emulate the guys who are Pro's.  To adlib the quote on the PGA Tour  ... "These guys aren't that good!" 

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I take a little longer lining up my putts and was chastised for it the other day by a guy in my group.  I stated that my method was just as fast as his, he laughed and said how is that possible?  I stated that I take 10 putts less on 18 holes than him, which may even make my method quicker.  He thought about it and agreed.

 

Same thing with my pre-shot routine, If I don't take those extra 10-20 seconds, I may take 2-3 minutes looking for my ball in the bush.  Possibly quicker as well, but seems longer.

 

Not everything can be taken at face value in this game for sure.

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I've played with people before who will actually mark their ball from under a foot. Sometimes, they will even ask if they can tap out. These are the kinds of people who also take 30 min to play each hole...

 

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I think I covered my thoughts on slow play in another thread last week. There is nothing worse than playing with someone like that. Doesn't matter if you are last off, keep up with the group in front of you, and for all that is sacred, DON'T CHEAT. Not knowing the rules is one thing, blatant disregard is another!!!

 

 

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