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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?

I did that all day today...

And my few trips into the beach required massive raking thanks to those who shan't be bothered with such menial labor.

 

But one time I had to move my ball to get out of a deep footprint, cuz thats ridiculous. But I bogied that hole anyways...

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Often, when I am Mr Ranger, I suggest to groups that are def in their 70's to move up to the Gold(Senior) tees so they can have more fun. Usually the reply is...."I've played this course a dozen times and I know my way around."

 

Just trying to make their day more enjoyable.....

 

 

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Often, when I am Mr Ranger, I suggest to groups that are def in their 70's to move up to the Gold(Senior) tees so they can have more fun. Usually the reply is...."I've played this course a dozen times and I know my way around."

 

Just trying to make their day more enjoyable.....

 

 

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good luck trying to get Seniors to admit their Seniors [emoji3][emoji3]

 

 

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No worries, mate. Believe me your body lets you know.

mine sure tells me I'm 70, every morning.[emoji41]

 

 

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Going back to Shankster's rant did he call the pro shop? If that were going on anywhere that is exactly what I would do. More often than not it's because the people don't know what they are doing.

 

@Foz at least you planted the seed.

 

 

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Going back to Shankster's rant did he call the pro shop? If that were going on anywhere that is exactly what I would do. More often than not it's because the people don't know what they are doing.

 

@Foz at least you planted the seed.

 

 

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That's the best option, let the Pro Shop handle it. You never know how people react today if u take things in your own hands. Most rangers and Pro Shop managers can handle things much better than players.

 

 

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A little story here- a couple years ago I was out with my new-to-the-game but very talented (and long- softball player- pull hitter, but buttercuts all day long) girlfriend at my home course, a local muni. It was a packed Sunday afternoon. Hole 5 is a downhill dogleg right at about 280-315 from the men's tees. She plays from the men's, mind you. But she wasn't hitting. Having won honors, she had already laced one down the hill, turned out to be about 285 (it is downhill) I teed up and hit one that was likely in the trees right, and so promptly went to tee up a provisional. Then ONE man from the group behind us walked up onto the tee box and put his finger in my face, complete with cheap, stinky cigar, and literally yells to me "why would you hit another one before you let us play through? Don't you know 'golf etiquette?' why are you two holding up the whole course? Can't you see there's people trying to play here?..." Stunned a bit, I looked at him, and raising my voice a bit, and cutting him off mid rage, told him "the rules of golf dictate I play a provisional, and this will save everyone more time than taking my 5 minutes to find and identify my ball, the try to play it from the trees" (I realize this isn't quite correct), and that if his idea of "golf etiquette is approaching a player during their swing and running at the mouth, "he'd have some thinking to do". I also mentioned in tone he ought to look up and see there are four groups in sight (or there were, maybe two at that time) and he should realize our twosome was keeping up more than adequately. He began anew. Was yelling about "if you can't play, you shouldn't be here" or something similar, and I, raising my voice another notch, continued. "I don't know you, chief, but if you think waving a cheap cigar around and disturbing ladies on a golf course is the thing to do on a Sunday afternoon, I feel sorry for you. I think you want to think about what you say in front of my girl next, and think really hard.".

 

I don't know how long her hand was on my arm, pulling, but at that point I picked up my ball and tee and headed down the fairway. My ball was in the woods as feared, and I didn't find it. Hers was in the rough, a flip and putt from birdie. She made double. She wouldn't play golf with me for weeks.

 

The other three in his group said and did nothing. Nothing.

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A little story here- a couple years ago I was out with my new-to-the-game but very talented (and long- softball player- pull hitter, but buttercuts all day long) girlfriend at my home course, a local muni. It was a packed Sunday afternoon. Hole 5 is a downhill dogleg right at about 280-315 from the men's tees. She plays from the men's, mind you. But she wasn't hitting. Having won honors, she had already laced one down the hill, turned out to be about 285 (it is downhill) I teed up and hit one that was likely in the trees right, and so promptly went to tee up a provisional. Then ONE man from the group behind us walked up onto the tee box and put his finger in my face, complete with cheap, stinky cigar, and literally yells to me "why would you hit another one before you let us play through? Don't you know 'golf etiquette?' why are you two holding up the whole course? Can't you see there's people trying to play here?..." Stunned a bit, I looked at him, and raising my voice a bit, and cutting him off mid rage, told him "the rules of golf dictate I play a provisional, and this will save everyone more time than taking my 5 minutes to find and identify my ball, the try to play it from the trees" (I realize this isn't quite correct), and that if his idea of "golf etiquette is approaching a player during their swing and running at the mouth, "he'd have some thinking to do". I also mentioned in tone he ought to look up and see there are four groups in sight (or there were, maybe two at that time) and he should realize our twosome was keeping up more than adequately. He began anew. Was yelling about "if you can't play, you shouldn't be here" or something similar, and I, raising my voice another notch, continued. "I don't know you, chief, but if you think waving a cheap cigar around and disturbing ladies on a golf course is the thing to do on a Sunday afternoon, I feel sorry for you. I think you want to think about what you say in front of my girl next, and think really hard.".

 

I don't know how long her hand was on my arm, pulling, but at that point I picked up my ball and tee and headed down the fairway. My ball was in the woods as feared, and I didn't find it. Hers was in the rough, a flip and putt from birdie. She made double. She wouldn't play golf with me for weeks.

 

The other three in his group said and did nothing. Nothing.

cant fix stupid. Unfortunately there are aholes everywhere.

U kept it together a lot better than I would.

 

 

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Going back to Shankster's rant did he call the pro shop? If that were going on anywhere that is exactly what I would do. More often than not it's because the people don't know what they are doing.

 

@Foz at least you planted the seed.

 

 

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Pro shop closed at 7, it was just after that. And there wasn't much for cell service there or I would have called them.

 

 

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One of the challenges we face at my club (predominantly active and retired military officers) is that there are a few who have that "privileged" attitude and don't fix ball marks, leave tees in the ground on the tee  box, and toss cigarettes aside.  I try to fix at least two ball marks every green, and do what I can in and around each tee box.  They are the first to jump on you if your shirt is un-tucked or you don't remove your hat as you walk in the clubhouse, but etiquette on the course is something else...  Not everyone, mind you, just a few who have been retired for years and still want you to address them as General or Admiral - -  been retired more years than they were in...

 

OK, rant over- just wish they would take care of our course.

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A little story here- a couple years ago I was out with my new-to-the-game but very talented (and long- softball player- pull hitter, but buttercuts all day long) girlfriend at my home course, a local muni. It was a packed Sunday afternoon. Hole 5 is a downhill dogleg right at about 280-315 from the men's tees. She plays from the men's, mind you. But she wasn't hitting. Having won honors, she had already laced one down the hill, turned out to be about 285 (it is downhill) I teed up and hit one that was likely in the trees right, and so promptly went to tee up a provisional. Then ONE man from the group behind us walked up onto the tee box and put his finger in my face, complete with cheap, stinky cigar, and literally yells to me "why would you hit another one before you let us play through? Don't you know 'golf etiquette?' why are you two holding up the whole course? Can't you see there's people trying to play here?..." Stunned a bit, I looked at him, and raising my voice a bit, and cutting him off mid rage, told him "the rules of golf dictate I play a provisional, and this will save everyone more time than taking my 5 minutes to find and identify my ball, the try to play it from the trees" (I realize this isn't quite correct), and that if his idea of "golf etiquette is approaching a player during their swing and running at the mouth, "he'd have some thinking to do". I also mentioned in tone he ought to look up and see there are four groups in sight (or there were, maybe two at that time) and he should realize our twosome was keeping up more than adequately. He began anew. Was yelling about "if you can't play, you shouldn't be here" or something similar, and I, raising my voice another notch, continued. "I don't know you, chief, but if you think waving a cheap cigar around and disturbing ladies on a golf course is the thing to do on a Sunday afternoon, I feel sorry for you. I think you want to think about what you say in front of my girl next, and think really hard.".

 

I don't know how long her hand was on my arm, pulling, but at that point I picked up my ball and tee and headed down the fairway. My ball was in the woods as feared, and I didn't find it. Hers was in the rough, a flip and putt from birdie. She made double. She wouldn't play golf with me for weeks.

 

The other three in his group said and did nothing. Nothing.

You are a nice person. I am an ex- hockey player. Junior B. Back in the day. I would have done something differently. ;8)

 

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What I was going to post on this was ... I always felt fixing a pitch mark on the green was an honor. I always mention this to those that fail to repair their own marks. Now if we can just get players to repair pitch marks, properly ...

 

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You are a nice person. I am an ex- hockey player. Junior B. Back in the day. I would have done something differently. ;8)

 

So am I- got the knuckles and nose to prove it. Maybe we should institute the code on the course too. (Only played one game in junior- 3 shifts, 27 pms and a gamer)

 

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The slowest group from my experience are the juniors. Some are pars and under shooters but their pace is approaching Sunday tour level pace, look at the putts from all angles, 3-5 practice strokes usually follow by utterly shocked and disgusted when they missed. It's kinda sad that they think it's how to play the game.

I'm sorry that's your experience with junior golfers, but I can assure you that's not the case everywhere.  I have a few friends that I play with almost daily in the summer, and we range from around a 2 handicap to a few who are around a plus 2 (similar to the people you described in your post), and even when playing from the back tees which my course doesn't even put tee markers on in order to increase the pace of play, we regularly are waiting on twosomes.  Also when the course is open, 2.5 hours for 18 holes is not unusual.  We just step up and hit the ball, and spend little time lining up balls etc.  

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I'm sorry that's your experience with junior golfers, but I can assure you that's not the case everywhere. I have a few friends that I play with almost daily in the summer, and we range from around a 2 handicap to a few who are around a plus 2 (similar to the people you described in your post), and even when playing from the back tees which my course doesn't even put tee markers on in order to increase the pace of play, we regularly are waiting on twosomes. Also when the course is open, 2.5 hours for 18 holes is not unusual. We just step up and hit the ball, and spend little time lining up balls etc.

Yeah, absolutely not every junior are slow. I just happened to play with quite a few that were slow. I also play with fast ones as well some were Charlie Hull's fast.

 

One of the slowest guy I play with is a good friend of mine he's a +2 or more. Tour distance on every club for sure. He's the longest player I've ever play with an I've played with a few pros. He's so slow it's painful but nobody's ever complain because he plays really well and he hits it so far and great off the tee.

 

I kept my mouth shut too :) till I'm started shooting under par rounds then the trash talk began.

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Not sure if someone addressed this earlier but thought I'd put it out there and get some feedback.

 

I went to one of my favorite course as a single on Sunday morning. I got paired up with 2 nice guys, I'll also say the course I was playing had full tee sheet until about 11:30. We roll up to the first tee and they ask me where I play from, I said the whites and they say they play from the tips. I let them know there's no way I can do that so they quickly suggest the blues and I agree. The blues were still a stretch from me, means a 5 ot 6 vs a 6, 7 or 8 iron. Right on the first tee it was apparent I was much better than them and almost longer, I'm only 215 - 230 off the tee. I suggested on the 4th hole we try the whites (it was a 420 par 4) they laughed it off as joke so I quickly did as well. After that hole I seriously considered just playing from the whites and having more fun.

 

So that brings me to my question, would it have been wrong to have just said I'm doing it and play from the whites? I know playing from 2 sets of tees slow the round down and it was a crowded fast moving course. We were the slow group out there and I didn't want to screw over everyone behind us but it was just a huge struggle last round and wasn't having the fun I wanted. I'm looking for any type feedback if that's just how it goes and I need to deal or if should have done anything else? Unfortunately this is not the first time I've experienced this type of situation.

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Not sure if someone addressed this earlier but thought I'd put it out there and get some feedback.

 

I went to one of my favorite course as a single on Sunday morning. I got paired up with 2 nice guys, I'll also say the course I was playing had full tee sheet until about 11:30. We roll up to the first tee and they ask me where I play from, I said the whites and they say they play from the tips. I let them know there's no way I can do that so they quickly suggest the blues and I agree. The blues were still a stretch from me, means a 5 ot 6 vs a 6, 7 or 8 iron. Right on the first tee it was apparent I was much better than them and almost longer, I'm only 215 - 230 off the tee. I suggested on the 4th hole we try the whites (it was a 420 par 4) they laughed it off as joke so I quickly did as well. After that hole I seriously considered just playing from the whites and having more fun.

 

So that brings me to my question, would it have been wrong to have just said I'm doing it and play from the whites? I know playing from 2 sets of tees slow the round down and it was a crowded fast moving course. We were the slow group out there and I didn't want to screw over everyone behind us but it was just a huge struggle last round and wasn't having the fun I wanted. I'm looking for any type feedback if that's just how it goes and I need to deal or if should have done anything else? Unfortunately this is not the first time I've experienced this type of situation.

stuck to your guns, play from where u feel comfortable. If they had any clue they would know they were the slowest group on the course.

Just macho crap. We run into this all the time in FL. Old guys that can't get over their not the studs anymore.

Or in some cases never were.

 

 

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Not wrong at all!  You play the tees whether up, middle, or back where you have the most fun. 

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