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post #1 of 99
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I love to hear about some of these, cause they make me laugh.

 

This one is my favorite;

I worked for 14 yrs in the golf course management field as a Superintendent and Assistant so I saw and heard many stories. One of our very best players at our club had qualified for the State Am. He was leading the Minnesota State Am (mid 1980s) by a shot going into the final hole. He was on in regulation and needed to 2 putt for victory. He proceeded to 4 putt his way to a tie for second place.

Obviously angry, while loading his clubs into his car, he pulled out his putter. He proceeded to tie it firmly to the rear of his bumper and drove 2 hours back to his home with it dragging and sparking the entire way! I love it! Needless to say, there wasn't much left of the putter........but he taught it a lesson.

This is the same guy that carried three entire sets in his trunk. Every morning when I was changing cups or cutting greens I would see him standing and looking at his clubs for what seemed like 30 minutes. Turns out he would ask his clubs everyday which ones were going to be good that day, and which ones were naughty! You can't make it up. A bit PSYCO, but funny g2_eek.gif

post #2 of 99
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Originally Posted by Pope33 View Post

I love to hear about some of these, cause they make me laugh.

 

This one is my favorite;

I worked for 14 yrs in the golf course management field as a Superintendent and Assistant so I saw and heard many stories. One of our very best players at our club had qualified for the State Am. He was leading the Minnesota State Am (mid 1980s) by a shot going into the final hole. He was on in regulation and needed to 2 putt for victory. He proceeded to 4 putt his way to a tie for second place.

Obviously angry, while loading his clubs into his car, he pulled out his putter. He proceeded to tie it firmly to the rear of his bumper and drove 2 hours back to his home with it dragging and sparking the entire way! I love it! Needless to say, there wasn't much left of the putter........but he taught it a lesson.

This is the same guy that carried three entire sets in his trunk. Every morning when I was changing cups or cutting greens I would see him standing and looking at his clubs for what seemed like 30 minutes. Turns out he would ask his clubs everyday which ones were going to be good that day, and which ones were naughty! You can't make it up. A bit PSYCO, but funny g2_eek.gif



I golfed with a friend in Revelstoke in B.C once. He has a short temper but usually holds it in, but not this day.

 

We finished the front nine and I think I shot low 40's and he shot low 50's and was already fuming and bitter, but we continued.

 

We get to a par 4 and he stripes it down the middle and I block it way right over some trees. He hits his shot and then comes over and we find my ball. I have to hit a high draw about 150 yards. He hit his short. I hit the shot exactly like I wanted and land 8 or so feet and 2 putt for par. He makes a mess and triples and throws his putter down towards the next tee box.

 

It's a 170 yard par 3. He hits his shot short and in the water to the left. He re tees and chunks it around 40 yards. He re tees out of frustration and hits the water again and snaps his club.

 

I tee off, and hit it to 3 inches. Not kidding. Closest I have been to a hole in one. He turns around and snaps one of the legs off his carry bag and drags it by the other leg to the green and keeps kicking it.

 

The last few holes are quiet and awkward.

 

 

 

post #3 of 99
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Originally Posted by Kieran123 View Post

I golfed with a friend in Revelstoke in B.C once. He has a short temper but usually holds it in, but not this day.

 

We finished the front nine and I think I shot low 40's and he shot low 50's and was already fuming and bitter, but we continued.

 

We get to a par 4 and he stripes it down the middle and I block it way right over some trees. He hits his shot and then comes over and we find my ball. I have to hit a high draw about 150 yards. He hit his short. I hit the shot exactly like I wanted and land 8 or so feet and 2 putt for par. He makes a mess and triples and throws his putter down towards the next tee box.

 

It's a 170 yard par 3. He hits his shot short and in the water to the left. He re tees and chunks it around 40 yards. He re tees out of frustration and hits the water again and snaps his club.

 

I tee off, and hit it to 3 inches. Not kidding. Closest I have been to a hole in one. He turns around and snaps one of the legs off his carry bag and drags it by the other leg to the green and keeps kicking it.

 

The last few holes are quiet and awkward.

 


Sounds like I was when I first started playing. I had high expectations of myself so I'd get really angry and frustrated over silly things. I remember being on the last hole at a crappy little golf course in Surrey and thinking, "I hate my putter. I hate the feeling of it, the weight of it, the noise it makes off the crappy plastic insert and I have no intention of ever using it again" so I tee'd off with it, sending the plastic insert off in the opposite direction of the ball. I then took my second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh etc with it... On the way back to the car I broke it in half and then half again before throwing it in the bin. It's all pretty pathetic now I look back at it. b4_blushing.gif

 

There's an urban legend I was told by my father-in-law about his mate who witnessed a guy finish his round, walk back to the clubhouse and throw his clubs in the lake. Then the story goes that he came back a couple of minutes later, waded into the lake and grabbed his clubs to which everyone was thinking "hah, I knew he wouldn't leave them" but he simply took his car keys from the bag, dumped it back in the lake and stormed off to the car park.

 

Apparently that is... a2_wink.gif

post #4 of 99

I snapped my putter yesterday. Had the worst round in a long time. missed so many short putts. 

 

i was left with a 3 foot bogey putt on stroke index 1, i said to my playing partner. 'if this doesent go in im snapping this putter'

 

sure enough i missed it and snapped it over my knee. felt gooood

post #5 of 99

Got paired up with three guys at a public course one time.  One dude thought he was waaaayyyyyy better than he was - good player but not "that" good.  Seventh green was wide but narrow - very easy to come up short which he did.  Threw his 8 iron in the air (Ping btw).  Snapped when it landed. 

 

Get to the 8th tee - par three - which was pretty much a perfect 8 iron distance.  This guy looks into his bag, remembers that he broke his 8 iron and asks if he can borrow someone else's.  Two other guys quickly found their shoes very interesting while I was busy watching a squirrel in a nearby tree....

post #6 of 99

Had a buddy who would declare this was his last round of golf ever on the 3rd hole of the same course at least once a week. The rest of us would be snickering as we rounded the path to the third tee in anticipation ... it was like clockwork.

 

Another that I golf with once in awhile has yet to keep score for an entire round ... we have side bets on which hole he blows up and declares he's not keeping score anymore.

 

No busted clubs though.

post #7 of 99

Saw a guy once drop kick his 3 wood and must have kicked the shaft exactly on the balance point because it hardly wobbled at all in the air and landed right in the bag well on his cart sticking straight up wedged between the two bags. He yells "BS", walks over, grabs the club, and hurled it up in a tree where it bounced around the branches only to land on top of his cart. He just stares at it shocked of course and turns to us and asks with this wide eyed look, "are there really golf Gods?!?" We were all just busting a gut laughing. One of the strangest (and funniest) things I ever saw.

post #8 of 99

I was playing with my brother @ 1992 and we come to the par 3 8th, which plays about 170 with water front left and water right.  He hits it to 8 feet and misses the putt.  He must have been having a bad day because the next thing I hear is the whirling of the club across the green and into the middle of the lake.  The best part of the story is that we had traded putters a few holes back so it was my Ping B60 that he chucked.  I calmly told him that I would hold onto his Ping Zing until I found a suitable replacement.  I don't think I ever saw him wing a club after that.  

post #9 of 99

This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.  Make sure the kids aren't in the room a3_biggrin.gif

 

post #10 of 99
My reply taken from a similar thread a year or so ago...

"I play with a friend who has a fairly short fuse and has been known to flip clubs and have a tantrum of some kind. I kept telling him, "We're suppose to be having FUN! You're going to go too far and I'll walk back to the clubhouse and wait for you". He always laughed and that would seem to calm him down. Until one day, 2 chili dips and a thinned wedge was the ignition for the fuse. He wound up and helicoptered the club... except not where he was aiming (nothing new there, btw). It flew *just* over my head and dug into the green on the adjoining hole. Fortunately, nobody was there. I walked up to our green, picked up my ball, grabbed my clubs off the cart and started walking back to the clubhouse. Didn't say a word. I could hear the "WTF is he doing? screw him, etc... ". After a few minutes, I was at the green of the next hole and I think he had a minute or two to realize what a pr*ck he was. I think my other buddy had a word with him to say that it wasn't me that was in the wrong- HE was the problem. He finally came up behind me and apologized profusely and he didn't mean to do it, etc... I reminded him that this was exactly what I told him I would do if he got carried away- he just never thought I would follow through. I asked if he fixed the green he just damaged. He hadn't. Told him to go back and fix it and we'll pick up our round on the next tee when he got back. (without holding anyone up, I will add. fortunately there weren't many folks out) He did (my other buddy checked on it), and they came back and we went. I also told him if it happened again, he wouldn't play with me ever again. He got very lucky we were the only ones who saw what happened- If an employee of the course had been there, he would have been kicked off. He has since tempered down a LOT, although he will still flip a club and spout a tirade. Although the volume of the tirade and velocity of the flips are fairly restrained. He won't go out as a single because he knows his temper can be a bit distracting, so he's behaving himself a bit better. We are the only people he goes with so if I stop, his options are severely limited."
post #11 of 99

After several months of really slicing I was getting close to the edge. Stood on the tee of stroke index 1, and decide to lay up short of the lake. Took out a mid iron for my 2nd shot and fatted it into the water. Drop a ball and do the same again, and then again. Turned round and whacked my bag, then kicked it twice then picked it up and threw it in the lake.......... thankfully, just like my golf, it came up short.

post #12 of 99

i have a family friend, mid-50's, big and athletic, that's got a big temper.   he was a legit 300+ yard driver.. being large, it was quite a sight to see him drive.  but with powerful drives come powerful fades.   on one fade that took a hard 90-degree right hand turn, he got so pissed he helicoptered his driver right over us.   that was like 2 years ago, and he hasn't played since...  he says golf stopped being fun, and i agree, he was an ANGRY player.

post #13 of 99

 

This always makes me laugh.

post #14 of 99

Not so crazy as some here but funny to me.  Good buddy generally stays very even keel on the course.  Having a bad round, come to the 12th, a par 3, downhill, 200 yards.  I'm not positive about what his miss actually was, but I think he chunked it and dribbled his 5i down the hill about 50 yards.  Spins around and wings his club off to the right.  Club flies up into a tree and comes to rest perfectly in a little crook 15-20 feet off the ground.  He's not a great climber and I actually ended up climbing up and getting his club for him...

post #15 of 99

I used to have a horrible temper back in my teens & 20s. At any point in time I would have at least a couple of bent shafts & at least one club at the local shop being reshafted. Played Lynx shaft-over-hosel irons back then & those effers broke reeeeal easy.

 

I've mellowed (read: got old) to the point that if I get mad it's a quick flash of an expletive then move on...but no more club throwing. Got too expensive.

 

A few months back I was playing Shingle Creek in Orlando & I had a 9-iron shot. I swung, and right at impact the shaft snapped. Scared the crap out of me, and actually got lucky that it didn't rebound up & impale me. But I couldn't help but to laugh...the guys I were playing with were like 'Oh my God...' but I was laughing, saying guys, if you only knew...if you only knew...

 

The golf gods decided to have a little fun with me.

post #16 of 99

did not see this one but got it told to me the day after.

it was during a corporate day at my local club and there was a 4 ball with a old, grumpy boxer who was not the best golfer, especially this day, together with two better players. I think it was on the 16 hole the boxer ended up in a bunker and took 6 shots in it before deciding to give up and screaming throwing the SW into the woods. One of the other guys replied with one of the best comments i ever heard "you better throw a provisional because you will never find that one"

post #17 of 99
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.  Make sure the kids aren't in the room a3_biggrin.gif

 

 



 

What an a*shole.

 

post #18 of 99

Peeps need to mellow out and have a few beers ... it's a game. c2_beer.gif

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