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I am senior by any definition and with my senior groups or other senior buds, we play from the senior tees.  However, I play quite a bit with younger bucks that play from the regular tees.  While I know I shouldn't, I must admit that it is extremely difficult for me to be the only one playing from the senior tees.   Therefore, unless the yardage difference is massive, I will play the regular tees with them.   To do otherwise seems a bit anti-social to me and they don't need to stop for me to hit.   Moreover, the impact on me will typically be 4 to 5 strokes or so and does not impact my speed of play.   Actually, knowing that I cannot hit the green on my next shot, I go ahead and hit, while the young bucks wait for the green to clear.   Many times, I am the one waiting because some of the better playing young bucks think they can get on in two on a par 5.  

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I am senior by any definition and with my senior groups or other senior buds, we play from the senior tees. However, I play quite a bit with younger bucks that play from the regular tees. While I know I shouldn't, I must admit that it is extremely difficult for me to be the only one playing from the senior tees. Therefore, unless the yardage difference is massive, I will play the regular tees with them. To do otherwise seems a bit anti-social to me and they don't need to stop for me to hit. Moreover, the impact on me will typically be 4 to 5 strokes or so and does not impact my speed of play. Actually, knowing that I cannot hit the green on my next shot, I go ahead and hit, while the young bucks wait for the green to clear. Many times, I am the one waiting because some of the better playing young bucks think they can get on in two on a par 5.

Key is the young bucks "think" they can hit the green. I wonder what their % is hitting the green in 2. Maybe more like hitting it in 3.[emoji3]

 

 

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I was thinking of this topic today while hitting balls on the range and watching our Friday morning blue tee group go out. Our course is 6600 yards long at Sea level slope of 140 rating of 73.8 from the blues. I play with them some in the winter but not a chance this time of year because it's not fun. None of their drives reached the 200 yard marker on one. In fact none of their drives were within 30 yards of it. If you aren't reaching one you aren't reaching 4,8, 18 and probably 9. So now you've got a course with 8 par 5's. It's not fun. At least not for me.

 

 

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Actually, when the prevailing wind is up, I'm playing 8 par 5's, well... actually 7 par 5's and a par 6 (a 590y par 5 into a 15-25mph breeze).

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This reply is a mixture of a rant I had stored up.

 

So I played a well known "good" course yesterday.

 

There are 4 sets of tees ranging from 7000-5000.

 

My dad and I played the 6700-6800. And so we're the group in front of us. At one point there were 2 foursomes on the same hole as me and my dad, because the f$'Ker's in front of us sucked. Just plain sucked at golf and had no business out there. They were playing from the same tees we were, not even making the fairway most of the time.

 

I got so pissed I started yelling at them to hurry the F up. 4 groups behind us quit because it was so slow.

 

They would all go to eachtothers ball and wait for them to hit... my gosh wtf it's only going 30 feet!!!

 

Not a single person fixed their ball mark on the green, weren't taking the bunkers.. come on, GTF off the golf course and take up another sport. YOU ARE RUINING THE GAME!!!

 

 

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This reply is a mixture of a rant I had stored up.

 

So I played a well known "good" course yesterday.

 

There are 4 sets of tees ranging from 7000-5000.

 

My dad and I played the 6700-6800. And so we're the group in front of us. At one point there were 2 foursomes on the same hole as me and my dad, because the f$'Ker's in front of us sucked. Just plain sucked at golf and had no business out there. They were playing from the same tees we were, not even making the fairway most of the time.

 

I got so pissed I started yelling at them to hurry the F up. 4 groups behind us quit because it was so slow.

 

They would all go to eachtothers ball and wait for them to hit... my gosh wtf it's only going 30 feet!!!

 

Not a single person fixed their ball mark on the green, weren't taking the bunkers.. come on, GTF off the golf course and take up another sport. YOU ARE RUINING THE GAME!!!

 

 

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Unfortunately the players who do not fix their ball marks seems to be increasing. I'm not sure why.

 

 

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Unfortunately the players who do not fix their ball marks seems to be increasing. I'm not sure why.

 

 

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They're either lazy or feel privileged or a combo of both! I also detest those butt heads who go in a trap, plow around like a pig in a rooting contest and then just walk out like, I'm not raking that sum biotch.  I mean come on now, something is wrong in the head with those kind of folks. 

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They're either lazy or feel privileged or a combo of both! I also detest those butt heads who go in a trap, plow around like a pig in a rooting contest and then just walk out like, I'm not raking that sum biotch. I mean come on now, something is wrong in the head with those kind of folks.

These particular gentlemen were "little princesses" I mean privileged. Leaving beer cans on the fringe, cigars on the tee markers, giving the course the [emoji1596]but it doesn't really surprise me one bit. The area I grew up in swells to a large A Hole village in the summer. All of the tourists are millionaires or at least very well off and don't give a rats ass about anything.

 

 

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These particular gentlemen were "little princesses" I mean privileged. Leaving beer cans on the fringe, cigars on the tee markers, giving the course the [emoji1596]but it doesn't really surprise me one bit. The area I grew up in swells to a large A Hole village in the summer. All of the tourists are millionaires or at least very well off and don't give a rats ass about anything.

 

 

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I think I would make a good ranger at that course.  Gawd I'd love to jerk a knot in some of those A HOLES!

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Come on up!

 

 

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Too frigging cold come this Fall!  You need to come to Georgia  :D 

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Too frigging cold come this Fall! You need to come to Georgia :D

hahahaha, no kidding. It's only 65° right now. Not supposed to get above 73 for the next week. Where is summer?

 

 

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hahahaha, no kidding. It's only 65° right now. Not supposed to get above 73 for the next week. Where is summer?

 

 

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Well hell yea maybe I do need to come up there!  I love temps in that range  :wub: 

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Unfortunately the players who do not fix their ball marks seems to be increasing. I'm not sure why.

 

 

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They're either lazy or feel privileged or a combo of both! I also detest those butt heads who go in a trap, plow around like a pig in a rooting contest and then just walk out like, I'm not raking that sum biotch.  I mean come on now, something is wrong in the head with those kind of folks.

Because we have become too civilized and too nice. I know back in the mid 90s you wouldn't be able to get away with this. The rangers would get on your case and kick you off the course.

 

I play with a few like this from time to time. I'd tell them to fix their ball mark and rake the bunkers, nicely of course. One time it was a guess/member play, the guess was not fixing the ball marks for a few holes and his member partner had to do it for him. So I ask bluntly why do you play here? He got back in line quickly. They know but they just don't do it.

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I fixed at least 4 ball marks on every green yesterday. I just don't understand what is so hard about it that some people just ignore it. You have to bend over to get your ball out of the cup, so why not bend over and fix a divot?

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I find the people that don't fix their divots or ball marks at our club are guests.

 

Shankster at least you didn't have a couple of ladies driving their cart on to the tee box so they wouldn't have to walk from the cart path (note they were in their 20's)

 

 

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I find the people that don't fix their divots or ball marks at our club are guests.

 

Shankster at least you didn't have a couple of ladies driving their cart on to the tee box so they wouldn't have to walk from the cart path (note they were in their 20's)

 

... Craziness. I see young and in shape 20 somethings drive their cart 6 feet off the cart path to get it next to the tee box or green. I am genuinely perplexed as to why young in shape guys ruin the grass to get a few feet closer. And I see it all the time. 

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I tend to take a different approach, most often I'm playing by myself during the week so I play how I want and usually no rush but I like playing fast. I like hitting shots I know are a challenge but I am still confident with so I alternate between the whites and blues and pick the distance I want. I know I don't play long so I play my game. I don't use those rounds for handicap but I usually walk off the course feeling pretty good about my game.

 

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I find the people that don't fix their divots or ball marks at our club are guests.

Shankster at least you didn't have a couple of ladies driving their cart on to the tee box so they wouldn't have to walk from the cart path (note they were in their 20's)

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I've encountered a young couple done that before. They were a few holes behind and it just happened to be next to our green so I walked up to them and ask them to move and leave the cart on the path. They did, a few holes later they were speeding down the slope and did the skid across the fairway, I called the pro shop and they were ejected shortly.

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I tend to take a different approach, most often I'm playing by myself during the week so I play how I want and usually no rush but I like playing fast. I like hitting shots I know are a challenge but I am still confident with so I alternate between the whites and blues and pick the distance I want. I know I don't play long so I play my game. I don't use those rounds for handicap but I usually walk off the course feeling pretty good about my game.

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Not every blues tee have higher slope rate than white or even red. 2 of the courses the white slope is actually higher than the blue. 135 w/128 b, 142 w/140 b.

 

Mainly because all of the obstacles and fairways are wider if playing from the blues. Some of the holes from the white hitting the landing area is almost like playing a long par 3s. That's why I love tight and blind shots type course.

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