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post #1 of 20
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Does anyone know the answer to the following:

What is the correct terminology or phrase to use between 2 or more groups of players?

a) We play "off the stake" or
b) We play "off the stick"

If (a) or (b) is the right phrase, then why is it so?


Thanks.
post #2 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

I've never heard of either, could you explain??
post #3 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

Originally Posted by leo3 View Post
I've never heard of either, could you explain??
Ditto.


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post #4 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

Originally Posted by rah392 View Post
Does anyone know the answer to the following:

What is the correct terminology or phrase to use between 2 or more groups of players?

a) We play "off the stake" or
b) We play "off the stick"

If (a) or (b) is the right phrase, then why is it so?


Thanks.
We play "off the beaten path".
My friend Ron is "off the chain".
He never let's me "off the hook" when I hit my drive "off the planet", and if somebody doesn't agree with the way we play, he's clearly "off the list".
Is this post "off the topic"?
post #5 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

I've never heard that phrase either, sorry. Please come back and tell us what you are talking about.
post #6 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

Sounds like Horseshoes too me.

"Get off the stick" in general terms means "get your butt moving"
post #7 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

If it's a wagering term, I'd guess, stake.
post #8 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post
We play "off the beaten path".
My friend Ron is "off the chain".
He never let's me "off the hook" when I hit my drive "off the planet", and if somebody doesn't agree with the way we play, he's clearly "off the list".
Is this post "off the topic"?
I litteraly LoL'd

I too have never heard of either of these expressions. However, I do play "off the tips".
post #9 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

Originally Posted by rah392 View Post
Does anyone know the answer to the following:

What is the correct terminology or phrase to use between 2 or more groups of players?

a) We play "off the stake" or
b) We play "off the stick"

If (a) or (b) is the right phrase, then why is it so?


Thanks.
Never heard either of those terms but let me take a WAG.

In golf terms, a "stick" is a skilled player. Perhaps the expression "play off the stick," is a reference to handicapping a match where strokes are given in relation to the best player.

post #10 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

New to me also.
post #11 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

yeah i don't know what you're talking about either. i googled the phrases thinking maybe just maybe but nope.
post #12 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

Originally Posted by NormH3 View Post
Sounds like Horseshoes too me.

"Get off the stick" in general terms means "get your butt moving"
"Get off the sticks" means "get off the video game controller, it's my turn to play."

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post #13 of 20

Re: off the stake or stick?

You folks are off your rocker.
post #14 of 20
Off the stick is your score without counting penalties. It is how many have come off the stick for the day.
post #15 of 20

For us, off the stick means off of the back tee's. 

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by rah392 View Post

Does anyone know the answer to the following:

What is the correct terminology or phrase to use between 2 or more groups of players?

a) We play "off the stake" or
b) We play "off the stick"

If (a) or (b) is the right phrase, then why is it so?


Thanks.

b) We play "off the stick" is the correct saying. "off the stick" is your score (ie no handicap deductions).

post #17 of 20

It's a mis-spelling of 'steak'.  Vegetarians are 'off the steak'.  Carnivores are 'off the carrot'. 

post #18 of 20

@Pave is right.  When a tournament or group of people play a round "off the stick" that means that there are no handicap calculations involved, and the lowest score wins.  

 

The above assertions that "off the stick" mean penalties aren't counted are incorrect.

 

I know this is an old thread and probably an old term but I figured I'd give an answer to Google.

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