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Aw man, I just had three of the most awful rounds of golf ever over the last few days.  The first was this guy who drank so much beer that he was completely missing the ball on his tee shots!  He actually swung at the ball 4 times on a par 4 elevated tee without touching the ball and was almost falling down after his swing. Of course he finally got it down the fairway and on the green after a crappy drive, chip out, approach shot, chip over the green, chip and a two putt. He claimed a triple.  I was like dude that was a freaking 11! Count your strokes man!  I didn't want to give him my opinion of playing golf and getting drunk off his a$$ so I kept quiet and just observed and made a mental note: NEVER BE THAT GUY!

The next one was a younger guy who hit some pretty decent shots but every time he mad a bad shot he would slam his club into the ground and act like a spoiled brat. DUDE you are not a pro and you DID NOT just lose a million bucks on that shot. Calm down!!   He acted like this the entire round and just totally irritated me to the point that I couldn't play worth a crap. Well I suck anyway, but he made me suck more!  I don't know how he didn't break a club.

Lastly was this a$$hole I played with that honestly was about the most mean spirited person I have seen in a long time. While we were playing I was just starting casual conversation and the guy would not respond to any kind of friendly chat. I understand concentrating on your game but if you can't have a friendly conversation and play golf at the same time then what is the point in playing a social game! I' m bad but this guy was slicing and hooking all over the place and all in the complete silence that he wanted.  I never said I word after I realized he was like that.  When he sliced or hooked it I just hit my next shot and kept moving   It got to the point that it was downright awkward to even stand on the tee box with him.  Finally it ended with him saying, he's going back and playing the previous holes alone as if I was doing something to piss him off.  He kept complaining on bad shots saying he was "making a swing change". hahahahaha.

Have you guys had any recent bad experiences with playing partners?

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I think I like the last story the best.. He's going to play the last holes alone again.. Haha.. No bad experience from my side yet.. But I'm assure I'll remember them when they happen!
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Aw man, I just had three of the most awful rounds of golf ever over the last few days.  The first was this guy who drank so much beer that he was completely missing the ball on his tee shots!  He actually swung at the ball 4 times on a par 4 elevated tee without touching the ball and was almost falling down after his swing. Of course he finally got it down the fairway and on the green after a crappy drive, chip out, approach shot, chip over the green, chip and a two putt. He claimed a triple.  I was like dude that was a freaking 11! Count your strokes man!  I didn't want to give him my opinion of playing golf and getting drunk off his a$$ so I kept quiet and just observed and made a mental note: NEVER BE THAT GUY!

The next one was a younger guy who hit some pretty decent shots but every time he mad a bad shot he would slam his club into the ground and act like a spoiled brat. DUDE you are not a pro and you DID NOT just lose a million bucks on that shot. Calm down!!   He acted like this the entire round and just totally irritated me to the point that I couldn't play worth a crap. Well I suck anyway, but he made me suck more!  I don't know how he didn't break a club.

Lastly was this a$$hole I played with that honestly was about the most mean spirited person I have seen in a long time. While we were playing I was just starting casual conversation and the guy would not respond to any kind of friendly chat. I understand concentrating on your game but if you can't have a friendly conversation and play golf at the same time then what is the point in playing a social game! I' m bad but this guy was slicing and hooking all over the place and all in the complete silence that he wanted.  I never said I word after I realized he was like that.  When he sliced or hooked it I just hit my next shot and kept moving   It got to the point that it was downright awkward to even stand on the tee box with him.  Finally it ended with him saying, he's going back and playing the previous holes alone as if I was doing something to piss him off.  He kept complaining on bad shots saying he was "making a swing change". hahahahaha.

Have you guys had any recent bad experiences with playing partners?

About that silent guy, why did it bother you so much, I'm simply interested?

I'm not much of a chit chat person on the course either, sorry to disappoint. :-O

Wasn't Ben Hogan himself a serious bastard always on the golf course? Not much of a chatterbox that man...

He wasn't a slicer or a hooker either, though...

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About that silent guy, why did it bother you so much, I'm simply interested?

I'm not much of a chit chat person on the course either, sorry to disappoint.

Wasn't Ben Hogan himself a serious bastard always on the golf course? Not much of a chatterbox that man...

He wasn't a slicer or a hooker either, though...

It wasn't that he was a silent guy it was the fact that he was pretty mean spirited altogether.  I understand wanting to concentrate on your game because golf is really hard and that's how it has to be with some people.  Kind of like when I was in college I could not study with the radio or tv on but my roommates could.  It's a concentration thing.  Having said that, you don't have to be a jerk about it though.  This guy was a jerk through and through.  I have friends that don't talk a lot playing a round and will even tell you to stop talking to them while they are playing the course because it kills their thought process.  That is cool.  However, I was taught when somebody asks you a question you answer. Or when somebody addresses you, you respond.  This guy literally would not even respond if I said something to him and THAT is  what I mean by being as a$$hole.

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Sorry but to play a round a golf with some one you don't really get on with is one thing but to bitch about it on the internet is another , if you didn't really like him then I'm quite sure he isn't singing your praises either . I been read the threads on this forum for a month or two and there's a whole lot of bitching :~(
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Sorry but to play a round a golf with some one you don't really get on with is one thing but to bitch about it on the internet is another , if you didn't really like him then I'm quite sure he isn't singing your praises either .

I been read the threads on this forum for a month or two and there's a whole lot of bitching

Really?? That is one of the dumbest things I have ever read on this board.  This is a forum dude.  A place like this exists so you can discuss whatever is on your mind.  That's why they have different categories. People bitch and moan about everything golf just like you just bitched and moaned about other people bitching and moaning.

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The worst are probably the drunks. They seem to go overboard and start screwing around blocking eachother's putts, off-roading in carts, hitting into the group ahead, etc.

I have to agree, I find drunks and alcoholics as the lowest form of trash.. But I'd rather them be on golf courses rather than driving around at night killing kids..

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I have to agree, I find drunks and alcoholics as the lowest form of trash.. But I'd rather them be on golf courses rather than driving around at night killing kids..

How do you think they get home from the golf course.....?

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About that silent guy, why did it bother you so much, I'm simply interested?

I'm not much of a chit chat person on the course either, sorry to disappoint.

Wasn't Ben Hogan himself a serious bastard always on the golf course? Not much of a chatterbox that man...

He wasn't a slicer or a hooker either, though...

For one thing, traditionally a social game.  It's normal to be at least polite and respectful toward the people you play with.  I don't like a Chatty Cathy either, but to just have a quiet conversation makes the round much more companionable.

Sorry but to play a round a golf with some one you don't really get on with is one thing but to bitch about it on the internet is another , if you didn't really like him then I'm quite sure he isn't singing your praises either .

I been read the threads on this forum for a month or two and there's a whole lot of bitching

Where would you bitch about it?  A forum is a good a place as any.

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How do you think they get home from the golf course.....?

Good point.. I think that all golf courses should be vigilant about this, and have a new rule in place that says that before consuming one drink on the golf course you need to hand your keys to someone in the club house (if you are the one driving).. If and when you plan on leaving you must subject your self to a mandatory breathalyzer and be below the allowed minimum in order to get your keys back.  If the golf course fails to do that, and they are caught then they are subject to a 1 month closure & other fines and penalties.

Well, that takes care of that.  :)

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I'm starting to develop a "setup like a twitching statue thing". I would jerk around different parts of my body to "get into position", and kind of stand there twitching for 20 seconds in the setup position to get comfortable.

My son just noted that I was worse than "so and so golfer", and it might be just a tad irritating to other golfers? I suppose that's one reason I win playing against other 18 handicaps. . . :whistle:

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I'm starting to develop a "setup like a twitching statue thing". I would jerk around different parts of my body to "get into position", and kind of stand there twitching for 20 seconds in the setup position to get comfortable.

My son just noted that I was worse than "so and so golfer", and it might be just a tad irritating to other golfers? I suppose that's one reason I win playing against other 18 handicaps. . .

Shades of a young Sergio.  Or maybe Holmes.   Or Bradley.  All are, or were in Garcia's case, unbearably twitchy.   Bradley looks like someone broke the coaches clicker.

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RE: people who arnt social, it's nice to have a bit if chitchat as you walk round, as i mainly play with friends we always chat as we walk! But then there is the other side to this! We once got paired up with a couple of guys, one who was polite and sociable, but the other... Dear god! The man would not shut up! From commenting on all your shots, his shots, shots from last week, shots from 2 years ago, constant anecdotes, with no punch lines, crap jokes, takes of his family, interrogation about my family, work and money woes! What he had for breakfast! The man never even paused for breath! It got the point that I would take my shot to be far away from his as possible so I wouldn't have to listen to him as I walked the fairway!
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Shades of a young Sergio.  Or maybe Holmes.   Or Bradley.  All are, or were in Garcia's case, unbearably twitchy.   Bradley looks like someone broke the coaches clicker.

Keegan's not quite as bad as me. It's not like I'm not trying to get throught it faster, it seems like that's how long it takes to get in a comfortable position. Weird, huh? I'll work on it when I get through my keys. . . [quote name="Hardballs" url="/t/74760/worst-playing-partners-ever#post_994363"]RE: people who arnt social, it's nice to have a bit if chitchat as you walk round, as i mainly play with friends we always chat as we walk! But then there is the other side to this! We once got paired up with a couple of guys, one who was polite and sociable, but the other... Dear god! The man would not shut up! From commenting on all your shots, his shots, shots from last week, shots from 2 years ago, constant anecdotes, with no punch lines, crap jokes, takes of his family, interrogation about my family, work and money woes! What he had for breakfast! The man never even paused for breath! It got the point that I would take my shot to be far away from his as possible so I wouldn't have to listen to him as I walked the fairway![/quote] I think we've golfed with the same dude. He's also a regular playing partner, too. I guess he does this to let off steam in his life. B-)

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One time I paired up with this couple who were generally very nice.  In the first hole, however, we chatted and I told him it was my first time playing this course.  Maybe it set him off.  Maybe he wanted to show off to his wife or something.  He started talking about how to hit where for each hole and how green looks like and how to hit what shots, etc.  You get the picture.  Problem is he doesn't need any of the information.  He doesn't know how to chip, putt, hit decent approach, or driver.  Basically just about hack every single shot.  Half way through  i got tired and irritated and eventually affected my game.  It wasn't too bad like op mentioned but still didn't feel good after a nice afternoon golf outing.

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I played with the exact opposite of the silent guy: a couple who wouldn't stop talking.  Literally, I took my stance over the ball and she wouldn't stop talking to me .  The guy also checked the football scores (this was last fall) on his phone on the green and pretty much every other time he thought about it.

They were the second slowest golfers I've ever encountered at a course.  (The first was a foursome of bro's who were doing everything but play golf.)  Finally, as this woman is jawing my ear off about something, I glanced back and said, "We need to get moving, there are people waiting on us."  She says, 'Oh yeah, we'll let them play through on the next tee... yadda yadda blah blah blah"  I said, "well, I'm trying to get through 18 today, it was nice to meet you."   I picked up my ball and walked to the next hole.

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This guy wasn't the worst ever, but it resulted in a painful round that wasn't concluded.

I had an older fellow who seemed to think he was a crack shot. As we waited on the second tee (a par 5), he explained to me that he can regularly hit over 300 yards. Another older guy holed out on one and bellowed "what's the hold up? Who do you think you are? Superman?". Needless to say, my guy didn't come close to hitting 300 all day. We were actually hacking it up about the same. I was just a lot faster doing it than he was.

Five hours later I had to leave on the 14th hole as dinner waits for no man.

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