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post #37 of 84

Re: Low handicappers playing with high handicappers

I play with high handicappers a lot. I don't mind at all. As long as I am having fun and they aren't being idiots, I could care less about your skill level. I didn't shoot par my first round.

The thing about slow play, IMO, is that you can be the worst golfer out there and still play at a good rate. It is the guys that spend too much unnecessary time that drives me nuts. I have seen guys that will stop at their ball that is say 95 yards out, hit it, chunk it to about 20 yards out, walk up to the ball and finish the hole with their cart still sitting 100 yards out. Now on a par 5, I could be laying up to that distance, but won't because if you hit near their cart they think you are hitting into them, etc....

There are many other scenarios. I am all for thinking about your shot, conditions, where to plan your mis-hit, etc....but it doesn't take as long as some take.
post #38 of 84

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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
Who cares if you have to wait for your next shot, its not aggrevating at all. It happens. Those people who bitch and moan about slow play are rediculous, its golf.

Honestly, just tell the starter, there is a foursome infront of us, and we are staying up to them. To me staying up to a group isn't just hitting your shot as they just leave the green. To me is if you are on the tee box and they are on the green putting, thats keeping up. It was unreasonable for them to force you to let all those groups go through like that. But still, slow play is complained about to much these days.

There's a guy in a wednesday league that will pace off yardages from the pin to the fairway 80 yards out. Just his style, he takes forever over putts. I was in the group with him, it didn't bother me at all, he holds the whole league up, but he has the right to play like that, who cares.

If your tempo of your swing is messed up because its factored in by how fast you get to your ball and how long it takes for you to wait to hit your next shot, your tempo and control of your swing isn't that good. What about the time it takes to look for a ball, does that throw you off. Honestly its a shame that golf is being turned into a faced paced game like this. Given i was tought, ready golf. While others are hitting, get your yardage and general idea of the shot and golf club you want to play. Thats the way i play, but i don't push anybody infront of me hard, and if someone pushes me from behind i will take my time, screw them for playing fast.
Is this a serious post? That league play guys sounds like he has a mental illness of some kind. Maybe you guys could chip in and get him a rangefinder - oh wait, you don't mind slow play. In fact you encourage it - LOL.
post #39 of 84

Re: Low handicappers playing with high handicappers

I'm a higher HDCP, and I play better when I go with low HDCP players. Not so much bringing out the competitor, but I get positive motivation from seeing others hit good shots. If a low HDCP smacks his driver into the fairway on a tight water hole, this is positive programming that the hole is playable. Also, it's easier to get into rhythm with people who are serious - but not grouchy - about the game.

If I play with people who never break 100, I'm usually waiting for them to hit, and waiting makes me rush my own shots. Plus, all the topped drives and fat shots from the fairway act as negative programming. By the back nine, I often "catch their disease."
post #40 of 84
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Originally Posted by moparman426 View Post
That is an EPIC douche bag move right there, blaming a higher capper for his shitty round based on his playing partners HC alone, and actually saying it out loud. Talk about passing the buck.
I never enjoyed playing with him but always seemed to end up with him. What kills me is at the time, I was just learning to play and if the better guys in my group were waiting on me I'd pick up my ball and move up with them.
post #41 of 84
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Originally Posted by Wet Doggg View Post
If you like to have fun, keep a decent pace and practice some etiquette...I could care less what your handicap is. I agree...a lot of high handicappers are more fun to play with. Plus, when they hit that one awesome shot the look on their faces is priceless. A lot of low handicappers think they should be making millions staring down Tiger and Phil.
This I agree with. I always try to keep up with the pace of play and have been working reeeeaaalllyyy hard lately on not getting frustrated with myself. And you're right about hitting that one awesome shot. For me, those 4 or 5 that are hit totally pure & true are what keep me coming back.
post #42 of 84
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Originally Posted by steelernation View Post
I hate to say this, but I cant stand playng with SOME high HI like 25's. If they played like me when I was a 25, I can deal. I would struggle up to the hole, but I would play quickly.

I have played with some 25's that take all day to get on the green, the waiting takes me out of my game especially when they will hit balls into hard to find areas.

I cant focus when Im playing with a group that goofs off on the course. My best rounds occur when I play with groups that are better than me it brings out the competitor in me.
I'm betting that some 10 Hcs feel the same way when they have to play with you.
post #43 of 84

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Guy, it seems like high-handicappers are the least of your concerns in the U.S, you might want to look into that 6 hour round thing.

I thought there were rangers who are meant to speed things up?
post #44 of 84

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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
Who cares if you have to wait for your next shot, its not aggrevating at all. It happens. Those people who bitch and moan about slow play are rediculous, its golf.

Honestly, just tell the starter, there is a foursome infront of us, and we are staying up to them. To me staying up to a group isn't just hitting your shot as they just leave the green. To me is if you are on the tee box and they are on the green putting, thats keeping up. It was unreasonable for them to force you to let all those groups go through like that. But still, slow play is complained about to much these days.

There's a guy in a wednesday league that will pace off yardages from the pin to the fairway 80 yards out. Just his style, he takes forever over putts. I was in the group with him, it didn't bother me at all, he holds the whole league up, but he has the right to play like that, who cares.

If your tempo of your swing is messed up because its factored in by how fast you get to your ball and how long it takes for you to wait to hit your next shot, your tempo and control of your swing isn't that good. What about the time it takes to look for a ball, does that throw you off. Honestly its a shame that golf is being turned into a faced paced game like this. Given i was tought, ready golf. While others are hitting, get your yardage and general idea of the shot and golf club you want to play. Thats the way i play, but i don't push anybody infront of me hard, and if someone pushes me from behind i will take my time, screw them for playing fast.
The difference between a 4 and 6 hour round is almost 7 minutes a hole. Imagine playing at 4 hour round pace and waiting 7 minutes to tee off on every hole.

I don't mind it once in a while, things happen. But for it to be the norm, to play say 50 6 hour rounds during a season is mind numbing. That is why I do everything I can to avoid playing during peak hours on the weekend.

Forget about pace affecting tempo and quality of play as sometimes it doesn't, it's still a major time suck.
post #45 of 84

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Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
Guy, it seems like high-handicappers are the least of your concerns in the U.S, you might want to look into that 6 hour round thing.

I thought there were rangers who are meant to speed things up?
Yeah, there are rangers. Speed up, no.

If only there were some way to import your golf pace mindset into ours.
post #46 of 84

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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post
Yeah, there are rangers. Speed up, no.

If only there were some way to import your golf pace mindset into ours.
Course setup is a huge factor. Some courses are just easier to play quickly during and between holes.
post #47 of 84

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Originally Posted by jetsknicks1 View Post
I used to have to play with 5 hc because of my job and if he didn't play well would make comments about having to play with someone not as good as he was. Just curious.
Thats just BS - i doubt he gives you any credit when he shoots par, so why should you influence his game when he plays bad. He is just looking for an excuse.
post #48 of 84
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Originally Posted by kafka01 View Post
Thats just BS - i doubt he gives you any credit when he shoots par, so why should you influence his game when he plays bad. He is just looking for an excuse.
Like was mentioned in another thread jerks are jerks whether on or off the course. I used to have a boss who played with myself and another sales guy. The boss and the other guy were both good & pretty close in terms of their game. One time while playing for $$ the sales guy had a putt to take money from the boss, just as he started his follow through the boss swung the flagstick behind him to distract the guy. Very dickish move.
post #49 of 84

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Originally Posted by jetsknicks1 View Post
I'm betting that some 10 Hcs feel the same way when they have to play with you.

No, I get the impression that they enjoy my company on the course. I was once a 25 HI but you need to accept the fact that there are two different types of golfers, those that dont play ready golf and those that do.
post #50 of 84

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There's a guy in a wednesday league that will pace off yardages from the pin to the fairway 80 yards out. Just his style, he takes forever over putts. I was in the group with him, it didn't bother me at all, he holds the whole league up, but he has the right to play like that, who cares.

Im guessing this guy is probably not that good either, pacing yardages, give me a break, thats what the sticks are out there for, take a quick look and make your best guess. Im surprised the league hasnt kicked him out. In reality, he doesnt have the right to play that way, he's not maintaining pace of play and should be banned. One guy is not above the whole league anywhere.
post #51 of 84

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I enjoy playing with anyone no matter what their handicap is so long as they aren't rude, or just a complete a-hole. To be honest, I've played with high handicappers who were super super nice and low handicappers who take themselves WAY to seriously and are miserable after every shot they make that isn't perfect.

It really only comes down to the individual and that's all that matters to me.
post #52 of 84
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Originally Posted by $2 Nassau View Post
LOL. This post has it all. So you're a 19 but you don't like playing with a 25? Really not a huge difference between a 19 and a 25 skill wise. So as a 19 you never hit into hard to find areas? Hard to believe. Nobody has ever had to wait for you?

Heck my handicap floats between 9 and 11 and I hit balls into bad spots all the time.
yea, that post made me kinda chuckle as well. Sounds like he may have an over inflated opinion of his game.
post #53 of 84

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Originally Posted by jetsknicks1 View Post
I used to have to play with 5 hc because of my job and if he didn't play well would make comments about having to play with someone not as good as he was. Just curious.
I would never do that! What an idiot. I hope you don't play with him anymore!
post #54 of 84

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It's great to hear most of the responses are positive. If I ever become a low handicapper I know I will treat any golfer with respect regardless of there skill level and will be happy to play with anyone who loves the game.

I remember when I was really bad I did a shocking tee shot that rolled 20m forward and the whole group behind me laughed. To be fair they looked like mid range handicappers definitely not single digits. I find most high handicappers and low handicappers to be good blokes. Every now and then you get that you get a mid range player that has a bit of an ego.
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