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Getting looked at like I don't belong. I grew up playing a lot of golf in a small town in ND. I golfed shirtless, shoeless, in cut-off shorts. We took our time. We had fun. If someone was taking too long we skipped to another hole. I know that this doesn't work most places, but I wish it were easier for people to just enjoy the game. I play the part as best I can when I go to courses, now. I put on my button down. I even bought golf shoes this year. But please, don't look at people like they don't belong out there.

Yeah I get frustrated when someone takes my ball. Or plays too slowly. Or plays loud music. But at the end of the day, I'm out golfing. And so are they. And I try to do my best to enjoy my game as much as I can while others enjoy it as much as they can. 

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15 hours ago, Shankster said:

I’ll use iron headcovers if I choose. I still don’t get the hatred towards this.

I'm with @Shankster on this. I use 'em. There .. I said it.

Anyway..... my little annoyance on the course is also watching a foursome in front of me take an agonizingly looooong time over each - and every single - putt.

That's N number of minutes X 4 players X N number of putts per player (= a whole lotta time).

And which sometimes .. inexplicably .. has to be done in a group context: like they're a team that's tied for the lead on #18 at Augusta on Sunday................ 🤷‍♂️

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21 hours ago, Jack Foster said:

Thought it would be fun to hear what makes all of you cringe on the golf course. 

Here are mine...

1) Please don't play a round of golf with iron covers, or even take them out in public for that matter

2) Please don't twirl your club after every shot; if you do, know that you're being laughed at

3) Please don't drive to an adjacent hole looking for your snap hook, and pick up a ball that isn't yours; don't be that guy. While you're doing it people are saying "ugh that idiot is definitely picking up my ball"

 

Do you cover you metal woods? Your Scotty Cameron? Why does it bother you so much that I use iron covers?

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1 minute ago, cksurfdude said:

I'm with @Shankster on this. I use 'em. There .. I said it.

Anyway..... my little annoyance on the course is also watching a foursome in front of me take an agonizingly looooong time over each - and every single - putt.

That's N number of minutes X 4 players X N number of putts per player (= a whole lotta time).

And which sometimes .. inexplicably .. has to be done in a group context: like they're a team that's tied for the lead on #18 at Augusta on Sunday................ 🤷‍♂️

You just described the Men's Club gangsome at my course... every... single ... day, and they are playing for quarters!!  And there are 3-4 foursomes!!

Oh btw,  I don't use head covers on irons, except when my clubs go on an airline.

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13 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

I thought this thread was going to be about having your PSA checked 🤣

Even if this thread is not about that...get it checked guys.

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19 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

My dad just finally gave up on playing from the Whites... he probably held out a year or two too long but realized he's not having fun golfing when it takes him 3 good shots to reach a par 4 now.  He already told the members in our league he's playing from the next tee's up (green in this case) this year and if they don't like it he won't play.

Being the good son that I am, I will miss teasing him after hitting his second that he's almost to my drive (I'm not really that long of a hitter), but I'll sure be happy to see him hitting more greens and having some looks at birdie.  It will also be good to see him able to get through 18 more easily again.

I read somewhere that playing the tees that gives you an average of 8 iron in on the par 4's is a good spot to be playing from.

He should play from where it's fun and not frustrating. There is a table (can't remember where I saw it), that shows drive distance to length of course (yds.) you should play  - on average, however, that's just a starting point. .

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3 minutes ago, Titleist87 said:

Do you cover you metal woods? Your Scotty Cameron?

Exactly.

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3 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

You just described the Men's Club gangsome at my course... every... single ... day, and they are playing for quarters!!  And there are 3-4 foursomes!!

Yeah it's really crazy to me. I read somewhere the European Tour head done an analysis on putting time vs putting makes - and in that study they found a correlation of LESS time reading the putt with a HIGHER make percentage.....!

 

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7 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Trust me down here in this tourist mecca it is SOP with the tourist golfers. They will show up dressed to the nines with staff bags etc with all the latest and greatest. They will march their collective butts to the back tees and---- proceed to top their first ball and their breakfast ball 50 yards down the fairway. You will see them in the restaurants at night still dressed like they stepped off the tour van and you will hear them say  "Oh that ( insert name ) course ate us up today I shot 120 and Joe shot 125.  Rangers will not say Jack because they are told "don't piss the tourists off"  But really most of us find it funny and if we are forced to play behind them we will for a dollar or so bet like if it takes the guy in the pink shirt 5 to reach the next par 4.  

We live in a quasi-tourist area here in northwest Ohio. My wife and I can always tell when 'guests' are teeing off in front of us. They'll be at the blues (6,700 yds slope rating 136), practice several swings with their orange whips and then drive their first and most likely second ball 100 yds. straight into the water.

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9 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

We live in a quasi-tourist area here in northwest Ohio. My wife and I can always tell when 'guests' are teeing off in from of us. They be at the blues (6,700 yds slope rating 136), practice several swings with their orange whips and then drive their first and most likely second ball 100 yds. straight into the water.

I'll have to remember that next time I visit Cedar Point.   😆

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19 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

He should play from where it's fun and not frustrating. There is a table (can't remember where I saw it), that shows drive distance to length of course (yds.) you should play  - on average, however, that's just a starting point. .

I couldn't agree more!  I kept lobbying him to move up because it would be more fun than getting a stroke on every par 4 and 2 on par 5's.  Here's to hoping he knocks in a few birdies and realizes what he's been missing! 👍

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He should play from where it's fun and not frustrating. There is a table (can't remember where I saw it), that shows drive distance to length of course (yds.) you should play  - on average, however, that's just a starting point. .
There's another table saying 5 iron distance. I think the thought is if you can hit it twice and get home your doing ok.

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I'm with [mention=69396]Shankster[/mention] on this. I use 'em. There .. I said it.
Anyway..... my little annoyance on the course is also watching a foursome in front of me take an agonizingly looooong time over each - and every single - putt.
That's N number of minutes X 4 players X N number of putts per player (= a whole lotta time).
And which sometimes .. inexplicably .. has to be done in a group context: like they're a team that's tied for the lead on #18 at Augusta on Sunday................
I'm gonna expand on this. Don't be the person who doesn't begin the routine till his turn. They don't pull the driver till it's their turn to hit, doesn't start reading the green until everyone else had putted out, no practice swings while their partner is 40 yards across the fairway etc.

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I'm with [mention=69396]Shankster[/mention] on this. I use 'em. There .. I said it.
Anyway..... my little annoyance on the course is also watching a foursome in front of me take an agonizingly looooong time over each - and every single - putt.
That's N number of minutes X 4 players X N number of putts per player (= a whole lotta time).
And which sometimes .. inexplicably .. has to be done in a group context: like they're a team that's tied for the lead on #18 at Augusta on Sunday................ 🤷‍♂️


My dad has used them for years. His clubs are so pristine you’d think they were new.

Not only do they save undue wear and tear, the resale value on a clean dent free set vs a battered and beaten “naked” set... easy pick for me if I were looking for used clubs.
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1 hour ago, Titleist87 said:

Do you cover you metal woods? Your Scotty Cameron? Why does it bother you so much that I use iron covers?

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^^^^^  Ya gotta be kidding me putting a cover on that???  It might be ugly and rusty but it darn sure makes a lot of putts. Besides he gets so hot at times he needs to cool off.

Seriously I do not care if someone uses any kind of covers or not 

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I will agree with all that has been mentioned and would like to add.....don't hang a towel out of your back pocket.  I can't tell if you are playing golf or getting ready to wash the golf cart.

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Hit'em straight and not too often!!!

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