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I always like to hear about the different superstitions and rituals that go along with someones game. Lucky socks, no #3 balls, & etc.

 

For me, I have my Chinese dragon coin ball marker in the right pant pocket and my Byron Turf's up tool in my left. Numerous times, after putting and repairing ball marks, i put them in the wrong pockets, or even together in one pocket. That just won't do. I swear I feel the weight wrong on my thighs. As I step up to the next tee shot, I always make sure they are back in their correct pockets.

 

How about you?

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I don't like #4 balls, and prefer a #3. 3 is a good score on any hole. Ball marker in right pocket with tees, one spare ball in left. That's about it. aside from the chicken foot...

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I actually stopped carrying an extra ball in my pocket to the tee because subconsciously that told me I was going to need it after I shanked the first one. So now no extra ball.

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Yup, and I don't drink at home in front of the kids much, if any. I can't go out and party like I used to in college, so a relaxing beer or three on the golf course is some of the only times I can enjoy some. Sad, but reality.

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huh... I'm trying to think of odd things I do on the course, and I can't think of anything...

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I have a few things that I catch myself doing. I always put my tee in my right pocket and after I finish a hole the ball goes in my right pocket. In my left pocket I keep my divot tool and ball marker. I am also extremely methodical when it comes to my pre-shot routine.

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I don't really have any, per se....but one thing I do is if I'm marking my ball with a coin that has a face on it, I always line the face pointing or looking towards the hole. If it's got an animal on it, I always have their nose to the hole.

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I actually stopped carrying an extra ball in my pocket to the tee because subconsciously that told me I was going to need it after I shanked the first one. So now no extra ball.

 

Comfort is a huge issue with me. Can't have an extra ball protruding in my pocket. Same thing goes for my wallet, cash, keys, and cell phone. I have a Crown Royale pouch that I put all my personal items in before the start of each round. Also, I like to keep my bag super organized... So I use old medication bottles to store tees, ball marks, etc. Gots to keep it neat!

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I always powder the boys before a round. Sorry, too much?

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Comfort is a huge issue with me. Can't have an extra ball protruding in my pocket. Same thing goes for my wallet, cash, keys, and cell phone. I have a Crown Royale pouch that I put all my personal items in before the start of each round. Also, I like to keep my bag super organized... So I use old medication bottles to store tees, ball marks, etc. Gots to keep it neat!

 

 

I'm the same way... I can't stand to h ave anything in my pockets other than 2 tees and a pencil in my right, and my ball marker/divot tool in my left... I also usually have a ball in my right, but that's kinda uncomfortable...

My Bag:
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3 Wood -  :callaway-small: XR16
Hybrids -  :srixon-small:  ZH45
Irons -  :mizuno-small:  JPX 850 Pro

Wedges -  :callaway-small: Mac Daddy 2
Putter -   :taylormade-small: Spider Tour Red
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I just thought of another: when I mark my ball with the aforementioned Illinois state quarter, I like to start with Lincoln facing up and looking at the hole. If I miss a putt that I feel like I should make, I blame Abe for not seeing the line and I let the eagle have a shot at it. If the eagle misses (because it's never my fault), then it's back to Abe.

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I just thought of another: when I mark my ball with the aforementioned Illinois state quarter, I like to start with Lincoln facing up and looking at the hole. If I miss a putt that I feel like I should make, I blame Abe for not seeing the line and I let the eagle have a shot at it. If the eagle misses (because it's never my fault), then it's back to Abe.

 

Wow, you actually put a lot of thought into that. If you make it, does Abe or the Eagle get any credit or do you hog all the glory for yourself?

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Wow, you actually put a lot of thought into that. If you make it, does Abe or the Eagle get any credit or do you hog all the glory for yourself?

 

I have no idea where it came from, it's certainly not something I thought up and then brought to the course. I think I just got annoyed and flipped the coin one time and probably made the next putt. It's not something I adhere to religiously, just something that makes me laugh on the green.

 

and I'm very generous with the credit, they got a solid "atta boy" before they look at the next putt.

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