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Poll Results: What do you do on the 18th green? (Choose all that apply, and it's anonymous, so be honest.)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 66% (105)
    I almost always shake hands.
  • 1% (3)
    I often shake hands.
  • 3% (5)
    I sometimes shake hands.
  • 28% (45)
    I almost always remove my hat.
  • 6% (10)
    I often remove my hat.
  • 13% (21)
    I sometimes remove my hat.
158 Total Votes  
post #109 of 138

Like most others, I always shake hands.  Don't take my hat off though.

post #110 of 138
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Originally Posted by darkhunter139 View Post

Like most others, I always shake hands.  Don't take my hat off though.

 

Same. Always Shake, Never remove my hat.

post #111 of 138

No option for always shake hands? I do not believe I've ever not shaken everyone's hand on the 18th green...
 

edit: I usually take my hat off unless I'm playing with my dad and/or uncle then it's more casual

post #112 of 138

One of the first things you learn as a young golfer is to remove your hat when shaking hands and when entering the clubhouse.. Its seen as a big no no where I come from to leave your hat on when shaking someones hand (golf or not), passed down through many generations of coal miners that always wore hats.

Maybe it isn't seen as such a big thing in the states.

post #113 of 138
It really doesn't bother me if someone wears their hat inside. All the PGA players wear their hats in the press center. I just try not to be bothered by such trivial things.
post #114 of 138
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Originally Posted by caniac6 View Post

It really doesn't bother me if someone wears their hat inside. All the PGA players wear their hats in the press center. I just try not to be bothered by such trivial things.

Its all to do with cultures ect, where I come from wearing your hat in a bar/pub (clubhouse) or even someones house is seen as incredibly rude..

Its not trivial in this part of the world, just as im sure some things you guys do would seem trivial to me and the folk around here.
 

post #115 of 138
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Originally Posted by RetroJFrancisco View Post
 
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Originally Posted by caniac6 View Post

It really doesn't bother me if someone wears their hat inside. All the PGA players wear their hats in the press center. I just try not to be bothered by such trivial things.

Its all to do with cultures ect, where I come from wearing your hat in a bar/pub (clubhouse) or even someones house is seen as incredibly rude..

Its not trivial in this part of the world, just as im sure some things you guys do would seem trivial to me and the folk around here.
 


I think there's also a certain amount of familiarity involved too, e.g. if a friend came over and was wearing a cap/flatcap/trilby etc I wouldn't think twice with them walking in and sitting there wearing it but if a complete stranger came in and didn't remove their hat I'd think it was odd. Personally I remove my hat if I'm being introduced to someone or when entering someone's house I don't know or a bar/restaurant because I've been brought up that it's respectful to do so.

I'm also a golf course hat-taker-offer but I wouldn't be offended if someone kept theirs on.

post #116 of 138

Yup.  I have also learned to take my hat off after I tee off on 18 and clear all the random tee's that I stick in my visor.  Nothing like taking your hat off and ending up with a garage sale on the 18th green.

 

Joe

post #117 of 138

I shake hand but keep my glove on if I know someone has used toilet & didn't wash their hands (e.g, urinated in field behind trees).   But that's not the reason why I wear two gloves. 

post #118 of 138
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Originally Posted by RetroJFrancisco View Post
 

Its all to do with cultures ect, where I come from wearing your hat in a bar/pub (clubhouse) or even someones house is seen as incredibly rude..

Its not trivial in this part of the world, just as im sure some things you guys do would seem trivial to me and the folk around here.
 

Like brushing your teeth?

 

:w00t:

post #119 of 138

They wear their hats in the press center because they are paid to do so (i.e., endorsement contract).  In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if their contract REQUIRES them to wear it during a press conference.

 

 

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Originally Posted by caniac6 View Post

It really doesn't bother me if someone wears their hat inside. All the PGA players wear their hats in the press center. I just try not to be bothered by such trivial things.
post #120 of 138

If I'm playing with close friends, it's usually just a handshake. If I'm playing with people outside my immediate circle (the 3 guys I always play with), then I remove my hat and shake hands. Even if they are people I know well but wouldn't consider close friends, I still remove the hat. It just seems respectful.

post #121 of 138
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post
 

not that big of a deal, but i think its still important to take off your hat indoors.

 

 

No cover, under cover. I learned that at home as a kid. If I walked into the house with my hat on, I got a smack on the back of the head. It's a habit. And our club has rules about it as well.

 

I don't know if I ever finished a round of golf without shaking hands all around.

post #122 of 138

Always shake and am starting to remove hat more often if my hands are not already full with clubs, balls, club covers etc.

post #123 of 138
I've always shaken hands but, quite honestly, until I joined this forum I never knew removing your hat at the end of the round was also considered proper etiquette as well.
post #124 of 138
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Originally Posted by GangGreen View Post

I've always shaken hands but, quite honestly, until I joined this forum I never knew removing your hat at the end of the round was also considered proper etiquette as well.

 

As has been stated a few times, it's not really. It's only a recent thing and not everyone does it.

post #125 of 138
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

As has been stated a few times, it's not really. It's only a recent thing and not everyone does it.

This happened last weekend:  I replace the flag on 18 while the other 3 guys are starting to shake hands behind me, and when I turn around, all 3 of them have their hats in their hands.

 

OK, in this case, so as not to appear as an outcast, weirdo, I'll take my hat off ... but normally I do not.  It's just a random thing that they started doing on the PGA tour that everybody copied.

 

Kind of like how all MLB pitchers cover their mouths with their mitts when the catcher comes out to talk to them because, I don't know, they think the other teams has an eagle eyed lip reader in the dugout watching him ... and now every pitcher, including kids in little league, will do it, just 'cause.

post #126 of 138

Always shook hands (I've only worn a hat 2-3 times when playing) in Jr. High and High School, casual rounds and High School matches. I still do it today in my company league, and causal rounds with friends or strangers. I've never run into someone who was surprised by the gesture, either.

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