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post #55 of 130
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Originally Posted by Fore Left View Post

A guy in your group was playing two balls.    I think that's the most important element of the story...   If I were behind you etc..  if you're keeping up with the group in front of you,  I certainly wouldn't say anything,  but playing 2 balls on a packed course is just asking for trouble.

 

And I don't care if he's a +2  or a -20   playing 2 balls shouldn't happen.   If he's getting ready for a tourney,  he should just play the course twice then.

gotta love the "golf course police officer" e2_whistling.gif

post #56 of 130
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Originally Posted by Paradox View Post

 firstly, your attitude is piss-poor..like you're somehow above everyone else. 

 

Secondly, I don't play shitholes.  I've played from 10 dollar courses up to 80 dollar courses...not once have I seen anyone or anywhere that says "don't play two balls". 

 

I'm sorry if you belong to some snobbish country club where everyone thinks they are a marshall. 

 

The only ignorance I see in this thread is coming from you and your idea that NO ONE ON EARTH EVER PLAYS TWO BALLS.  It happens everywhere.  I bet you that nothing gets said unless the pace of play is bothered by it. 

This is full of truth.

 

It's fascniating and really entertaniing that so many people are so high up on their self-made soap boxes.

post #57 of 130
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Originally Posted by WhackAndHack View Post

Well to clear up stuff, here is how a typical par 4 happened. We had to wait until the hacker 4 some in front got onto the green due to my friend's 280 yard drives, and the scratch golfer blasted a few out to 310. The scratch golfer would tee off, then I would, then my friend, then the scratch golfer. He played very fast and only took 1 practice swing. After teeing off, the scratch golfer would drive to his ball and hit his first drive onto the green and then go sit next to his 2nd drive. By the time my friend and I walked out to our tee shots, we would then all hit our approach shots, and then my friend and I would walk to the green to chip or putt. we all then putted out. He added no time to the round.

Don't waste anymore time trying to explain yourelf. Your friend did nothing wrong. There was three of you, he playd two balls, and never slowed the pace of play down. I bet if you went into the clubhouse and asked the manger if it was ok if you played two off the tee he wouldn't give a shit. Pace of play was slow, and you probably had plenty of time to take a few extra practice approach shots/putts and still not hold up the pace of play. Not sure why people are in a race to get the hole finished and wait at the next tee box for the fairway to clear.

post #58 of 130

Like the general population, some people need to let things go. How can you enjoy golf if you're worried about issues that don't affect your pace of play?

post #59 of 130
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Originally Posted by Bastid View Post

It's a complete lack of class on both sides; they should both be banned for life from golf courses. Scratch golfer should know better, I'm ashamed.

I love when people don't think before speaking....

post #60 of 130

I guess I'm not too hung up on what people do as long as the pace of play is maintained and the course is treated with respect (repair divots, fix pitch marks, etc.).  I'm also confused as to why it's OK on a private course as long as pace of play is not impacted because the course is "very quiet" but not OK on a public course where pace of play is not otherwise impacted.

post #61 of 130
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Originally Posted by HoboTrekker View Post


do you understand ?  practising is fine, but on the practice ground, thats what thats for, not the golf course, you are not allowed to practice on the course, is that so difficult to understand, greenkeepers dont work all week to make the course look nice for you to hit 4 balls on a hole cause you feel like it

in my opinion, yes it is difficult to understand. If I hit a bad shot and I know I can hit a better one, I'll drop a ball down on the same spot and try the shot over again.....to practice. I won't use it towards my score, but i have every right to drop another ball and take a "practice" shot as long as I don't hold up the pace of play. stop acting like you're perfect.

post #62 of 130

Will you get off of your high horse hobo trekker? There are certain times and golf courses that practicing should be not acceptable but does that mean I cannot ever practice on a course because I am not a pro? At my local course it is PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE AND FINE to practice when the course is empty.I have seen players chipping and putting on the 18th green which is right by the clubhouse with the club pro standing there and talking to some friends.He understands the need for practice on a real course for people other than pros!!

 

It is a common thing when the course is empty that I will come up on someone and they will tell me to play through because they are PRACTICING. If I ran and told the manager he would ask me "Did they let you play through? Yes sir they did " Well if they did not hold you up then whats your problem Bud? There are times and places where practicing on the course is fine and acceptable Mr. "You cant have the privilege of practicing unless your a multi-million dollar pro"

post #63 of 130

LOL, I get a kick out of people like Hobo Trekker. The course isn't for practice? Thats the biggest load of crap I have ever heard.

 

And there is nothing wrong with playing 2 balls if you aren't holding anyone up. I'm glad I'll never have to golf with a few of you guys.

post #64 of 130

Sounds to me like the guy was workded up already over missing his putt and decided to take it out on the group ahead. And the hothead's friends had to come over and apologize for him? He sounds like a joy to play with. I dont care how many balls you hit as long as you're not holding anyone up. Life is too short, relax people. Sheesh

post #65 of 130
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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker View Post

I play by myself a lot.  If they let me off as a single and I get caught behind another group I start playing 2 balls.  Even if there is a group behind me - as long as I am in position, I play 2 balls.  The minute I get out of position I pick up the second ball. 

 

I don't think this is rude or disrespectfull or anything like that.  There is no rule against playing a practice round even if those around you are not.  The "rule" is about keeping pace of play.  On any given day at any given course, people are playing round robbin, scrambles, skins, stroke play, practice rounds and there are a few just plain "drinking beers and messin' around".  Play 5 balls and grill hotdogs on the back of your cart . .I don't care and nobody else should as long as you keep your position. 

 

I play multiple balls sometimes. If I keep my pace of play up then what's it to anyone? Nobody's ever said anything to me, including when I was just an amateur. If they're ready to hit in the fairway I'll pick up the balls and get off the green (most of my practice rounds don't involve putting anyway - I'll often just kind of putt out with a wedge or something) even if it means waiting again on the next tee, but I've got no problems with people who practice on the course.

 

And the golf course owner I talked to doesn't have a problem with it either. He said it stops them from complaining about the pace of play and groups that won't let singles through. :)

 

I play some nice courses, too.

 

I haven't read this thread very closely at all but it seems a few people (or maybe just one) are getting pissy about something when they might be better off just letting it (a guy hitting a few balls on the course?) go. Did I get the gist of it?

post #66 of 130
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

And the golf course owner I talked to doesn't have a problem with it either. He said it stops them from complaining about the pace of play and groups that won't let singles through. :)

Truthiness!

 

I recently had a 2-3 hours to play as much golf as I could get in before dark and before my daughter called to have me pick her up from one of her events.  I see a couple of guys at the first hole as I went to my car to get may bag, put shoes on, etc.  I pickup my cart and return to the first hole only to see them leaving the green.  I know I'm in for a treat.  Anyway, after a slow couple of holes I join these guys and find our there are 3 or 4 foursomes in front of us playing at an extremely slow pace.  We ended up re-playing 4 or 5 holes and taking a slew of practice shots.  Nobody was behind us.  It took 3 hours to get through 9 holes.  If we couldn't "practice" on the course, we all would have left and asked for a refund. 

post #67 of 130

Luckily, I typically play in the evenings when my home course isn't crowded, and it's very likely if you run into me, I'll be playing 2, sometimes 3 balls by myself.

 

I've had people come up behind me and I let them play through and they're happy.  I've come up on groups of 3 or 4 who offer to let me play through and I decline and tell them that I'm practicing and hitting multiple balls, so I'm perfectly fine staying behind them and not feeling rushed and being able to hit multiple balls.  The course staff (pro and greenskeeper) come out and talk to me as I'm walking and hitting multiple balls and never said anything about it at all, so obviously they don't mind as long as pace of place isn't effected.  At that time of day, they're usually carrying a club or two and are out practicing as they make their rounds as well.

 

As long as pace of play isn't effected, I don't think I would care about someone hitting multiple balls if they were right on the guys in front of them, and if I'm not recording a round for handicap purposes, I'd be likely to do the same right behind them.  People tend to get very impatient on the golf course, but it does no good to clear the green quickly only to catch the next group while they're still teeing off and sit and wait and complain again about waiting, which is usually what happens. 

 

I've had problems with a particular 200 yard Par 3 on my course finding the right club for different pin/tee box placements, so I'll sit and hit 5 or 6 balls into the green sometimes.  If I see someone coming up behind me, I'll walk up, pick up the balls, repair my ball marks and then move into the trees where I'm out of the way for them to play through me without waiting even a minute and then sometimes I'll head back to the tee box and hit them again.  My home course is far from a goat track, but as long as I take care of the course and don't just sit and dig trenches and leave them, the grounds staff is perfectly happy.  In fact, I will usually fix multiple pitch marks that aren't mine and fill multiple divots that aren't mine as I'm walking by.

post #68 of 130

We had an altercation like that a few weeks ago, not involving me or my playing partner, but it was with the group ahead of us.  The police came out and

gave one of the guys a citation for assault and escorted him off the course.  In our state a verbal attack like the one you described is considered assault.

Sometimes idiots need to be reminded that their day on t he course could end up being a weekend in the county jail.

post #69 of 130
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Originally Posted by 3PuttKing View Post

Don't waste anymore time trying to explain yourelf. Your friend did nothing wrong. There was three of you, he playd two balls, and never slowed the pace of play down. I bet if you went into the clubhouse and asked the manger if it was ok if you played two off the tee he wouldn't give a shit. Pace of play was slow, and you probably had plenty of time to take a few extra practice approach shots/putts and still not hold up the pace of play. Not sure why people are in a race to get the hole finished and wait at the next tee box for the fairway to clear.

 

 

 

you dont know the rules of golf, playing 2 balls is against the rules ie wrong.

post #70 of 130
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Originally Posted by Topper View Post

I guess I'm not too hung up on what people do as long as the pace of play is maintained and the course is treated with respect (repair divots, fix pitch marks, etc.).  I'm also confused as to why it's OK on a private course as long as pace of play is not impacted because the course is "very quiet" but not OK on a public course where pace of play is not otherwise impacted.

 

 

 

cause on a private course members effectively own the place, so they can do whatever they want, they make the rules, different clubs will have different rules

post #71 of 130
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Originally Posted by 3PuttKing View Post

in my opinion, yes it is difficult to understand. If I hit a bad shot and I know I can hit a better one, I'll drop a ball down on the same spot and try the shot over again.....to practice. I won't use it towards my score, but i have every right to drop another ball and take a "practice" shot as long as I don't hold up the pace of play. stop acting like you're perfect.

 

 

 

you dont have every right to do that thats what youre failing to understand, you have no right to do that, if its a provisional sure, any other reason no.

post #72 of 130
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Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post

Will you get off of your high horse hobo trekker? There are certain times and golf courses that practicing should be not acceptable but does that mean I cannot ever practice on a course because I am not a pro? At my local course it is PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE AND FINE to practice when the course is empty.I have seen players chipping and putting on the 18th green which is right by the clubhouse with the club pro standing there and talking to some friends.He understands the need for practice on a real course for people other than pros!!

 

It is a common thing when the course is empty that I will come up on someone and they will tell me to play through because they are PRACTICING. If I ran and told the manager he would ask me "Did they let you play through? Yes sir they did " Well if they did not hold you up then whats your problem Bud? There are times and places where practicing on the course is fine and acceptable Mr. "You cant have the privilege of practicing unless your a multi-million dollar pro"

 

 

 

you cant practice on a course unless youre a pro thats correct, perhaps on yours though I doubt your story and clearly if youre allowed to practice chip onto the 18th its an absolute goat track.

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