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Yet another problems caused by golfers playing from the wrong tees


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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.

 

... I never understand why anyone plays from the "wrong tees" because others in the group are playing from those tee's. Unless you just aren't ready I don't see how multiple tees cause any delay other than a minute or two. I played with a family last year and we tee'd off from 4 different tees and it worked great for everyone. I think it takes much less time to move up a tee box than it is to find errant shots or play extra shots because people are playing from tees that do not match their ability. This brings hazards into play or worse decorative trees/shrubs that are not meant to be in play if playing too far back.

 

... I also play a lot as a single and whenever people ask me what tees I am playing I tell them and always add "But you should play the tee's where you normally play". I can't count how many times people I am with chose the tee's I am playing from then somewhere in the round move up a tee box or two and have a better time. Of course there are others that just struggle the whole round and at the end say they should have moved up. 

 

 

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I've only been paired up with a "stranger" once while golfing, and it was the worst experience I've ever had golfing. He was a nice enough dude, just slow, and slower.

 

It would be like staying at a hostile... no thanks. I'll just hit the practice area if I have to get paired up with anyone.

 

I try to avoid getting paired up with anyone if at all possible.

 

My dad is 55 had 3 back surgeries, and 2 carpel tunnel surgeries. His golf game is maybe 1/4 of what it was 15 years ago.

 

He still tries to play the blue tees. So, lately I just say: Dad, we are playing the whites, and not give him an option. Don't want him to have a 4th back operation for a 3 hour golf round.

 

 

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I've only been paired up with a "stranger" once while golfing, and it was the worst experience I've ever had golfing. He was a nice enough dude, just slow, and slower.

 

It would be like staying at a hostile... no thanks. I'll just hit the practice area if I have to get paired up with anyone.

 

I try to avoid getting paired up with anyone if at all possible.

 

 

 

... To each his own but I have been paired up with some really nice people. Because I love to play as much as possible and my schedule rarely lets me book more than 1 day in advance, I play a lot as a single. I really enjoy meeting new people on the golf course as 9 out of 10 times they are great partners. It is only once in a blue moon that I get paired up with an a$$hat. 

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Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
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Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
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... To each his own but I have been paired up with some really nice people. Because I love to play as much as possible and my schedule rarely lets me book more than 1 day in advance, I play a lot as a single. I really enjoy meeting new people on the golf course as 9 out of 10 times they are great partners. It is only once in a blue moon that I get paired up with an a$$hat.

I might enjoy it elsewhere, I'd be up for it with any of MGS members. Just not here.

 

 

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... To each his own but I have been paired up with some really nice people. Because I love to play as much as possible and my schedule rarely lets me book more than 1 day in advance, I play a lot as a single. I really enjoy meeting new people on the golf course as 9 out of 10 times they are great partners. It is only once in a blue moon that I get paired up with an a$$hat.

I also enjoy meeting new people and have made friends on the course. I saw one of those friends today. I hadn't seen him in three years and he showed up at my church this afternoon to say hi. He talked his kids int enrolling his grand daughter at our school.

 

We are playing next Tuesday!

 

 

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I've only been paired up with a "stranger" once while golfing, and it was the worst experience I've ever had golfing. He was a nice enough dude, just slow, and slower.

 

It would be like staying at a hostile... no thanks. I'll just hit the practice area if I have to get paired up with anyone.

 

I try to avoid getting paired up with anyone if at all possible.

 

My dad is 55 had 3 back surgeries, and 2 carpel tunnel surgeries. His golf game is maybe 1/4 of what it was 15 years ago.

 

He still tries to play the blue tees. So, lately I just say: Dad, we are playing the whites, and not give him an option. Don't want him to have a 4th back operation for a 3 hour golf round.

 

 

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I most always get put with people that are nice and most always have fun. But down here it's a common thing to get paired with tourists and usually they are looking to have a good time. I have only had one nightmare round, it was an older couple. The woman would line up addressing the ball facing the opposite direction she wanted to hit, then turn walk around 180 degrees facing the pin and proceed to hit. She would take practice swings facing both ways. At first it was comical but grew old REAL fast. At the turn I happen to see the ranger, a guy I've talked with a bunch and is super nice, knows how to do his job and is super easy going and mentioned it to him. A hole or two later he drives up to me laughing saying he's never seen anything like it. He asked the couple to pick the pace up as we were playing slow. I'll just say it went down hill from there fast as they didn't take his comments well. It was that round I really understand playing with the wrong people can really take you out of your grove and make for a rough 4 or 5 hrs. The cool thing was he did give me a 9 hole rain check and apologized.
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Had the other side this morning. We were short a guy in one of our 4somes. A guy showed up (signed up on line) and couldn't have been better. Played from any tees we wanted, played quickly, not extremely well but more than adequate. He was fine.

He said after the round that he get nervous playing with guys he didn't know but we were the most fun he's had. He didn't know BB could be that much fun.

Finished well under 4 hours.

 

 

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I also enjoy meeting new people and have made friends on the course. I saw one of those friends today. I hadn't seen him in three years and he showed up at my church this afternoon to say hi. He talked his kids int enrolling his grand daughter at our school.

We are playing next Tuesday!

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I like playing with new people as well. I mostly play alone the rest of the week so when I'm out playing at the munies I don't mind paring up with anyone including a 4some. It's becoming quite a common thing now 5some.

 

@DaN, I usually play from the white when paring with strangers hopefully one day it would get through their thick skulls that if the best player in the group is playing from the white may be they should rethink where they want to play from next time. There's no pressure for me, as I feel no need to join them from any tee, they should feel the pressure to join me.

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