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What is the most annoying guy at your course like?

post #1 of 71
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We all have them at our course. The guy you don't want to get paired with. We have a lot of blind draws and captains picks. He's always the last to be picked during the captains pick (even if he's playing well he will go near the end thats how much of a pain in the ass he is)

 

I'd like to hear peoples stories.

 

The guy at my course is the biggest complainer I've ever heard in my life. On probably 5 occasions after his very first swing of the day when its a bad shot he will say right on queue, "I shoulda worked today and made $2,500 instead of coming out here" . I feel like saying, "If you could have made $2,500 today and you decided to play in a round of golf you need your head examined". The entire round has to complain about the weather, the pace of play, peoples handicaps, its just awful. On top of it, every single chip shot he hits has to be a full fledged FLOP SHOT! Even if the chip cries out for a bump and run!!! Its frustrating when he's on your team and you really need him in the hole and he's hitting dumb flop shots.

post #2 of 71

hahaha i ive got the friend that always makes a tee time and then invites everyone but for somereason no one wants to join him. main reasons are that he drink the entire time cant hit a strait drive and tends to think that any bad shot requires a loud swear word followed by slaming of a club or throwing of said club.i think ive seen him throw more money away on new drivers that he hucked into the water then ive spend on my entire set hahaha. and he always wants to bet on everylittle shot but get super angry that he looses every bet and then complains that we took all his money. always a special day with him

post #3 of 71

The most annoying guy I know is a ranger at the home course. Total douche nozzle. He's usually out there Sun afternoon either playing as a single or working. Either way he calls for a ruling on every other shot for the most inane things that don't warrant a second thought. Two weeks ago the course was wet and his ball landed hard in front of the green. He asks for clarification about an embedded ball, his was completely below the level of the grass. He gets it, decides it's incorrect and proceeds to hack it out taking a chunk out of the fairway at least 6" deep and no less than 10" across and several inches long. Just destroyed it. Walked around for several minutes beating his cheat about the macho feat of ruining the fairway.

post #4 of 71

I almost always show up as a single and on public courses, so I've been exposed to many random pairings over the years. I actual look at each time as an opportunity to meet someone new and 98% of the time its great. The times that it isn't is when its an old fart...just a grumpy dude. I mean, here you are on a golf course outside in the fresh air playing a game that you love (even if its frustrating) and, really, everything should be right in the world. So if you've got anything to complain about you aren't really engaged in the moment.

 

On the other hand, I'm probably on the list for other people for being to happy, saying "good ball" or "nice roll" too often and generally being dopey and enjoying this terrible affliction of golf too much.

post #5 of 71
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Originally Posted by Todd Ruggere View Post

We all have them at our course. The guy you don't want to get paired with. We have a lot of blind draws and captains picks. He's always the last to be picked during the captains pick (even if he's playing well he will go near the end thats how much of a pain in the ass he is)

 

I'd like to hear peoples stories.

 

The guy at my course is the biggest complainer I've ever heard in my life. On probably 5 occasions after his very first swing of the day when its a bad shot he will say right on queue, "I shoulda worked today and made $2,500 instead of coming out here" . I feel like saying, "If you could have made $2,500 today and you decided to play in a round of golf you need your head examined". The entire round has to complain about the weather, the pace of play, peoples handicaps, its just awful. On top of it, every single chip shot he hits has to be a full fledged FLOP SHOT! Even if the chip cries out for a bump and run!!! Its frustrating when he's on your team and you really need him in the hole and he's hitting dumb flop shots.

 

 

Well, there's a guy that does annoying things, but he himself is a good guy, funny and fun to play with. For some reason though, he walks around inside the club house when he's working... doing weird empty-handed golf drills. He just turns his hips and keeps his hands flat... and it's like some weird, hybrid golf-karate move that he does in the middle of a conversation. Like a speed skater karate chopping or something. It's hard to maintain conversation when it happens and it happens randomly and always catches you off guard.

 

"Hey, how's your day going?" 'Ohhh, you know... living the dream! Shot a 67 the other day and I saw your buddy up here playing wi-...' BAM! Busts out the karate-golf moves and starts doing it out of no where. It's really awkward and I guess it's more or less hilarious to us who caught on to it (how could you not?) than it is annoying. 

post #6 of 71

I overheard a guy at our local municipal course complaining about the group in front of them holding them up for 9 holes. He told the cart attendant to tell the manager, and said " I pay his GD salary as a tax payer, he'd better fix it." I thought, what a total D*%k head. His group went before me on the next 9, and he was a horrible golfer. He'd hit 2 to 3 shots off of every tee box. Take 5 practice swings before every shot. Clean up your own yard before you complain about someone elses.

post #7 of 71

The guy with rabbit ears and hawk eyes. He hears and sees everything and blames his bad shots on everybody else. You never know where to stand when he is putting, because nowhere is right. The caddies in particular hate to get his bag (or even be in the group) because they are his main focus and get lectured all round long. He's also one of the slowest players at the club. We have a few holes that are along a road and God forbid anybody is driving within a quarter mile of his next shot.

 

Surprisingly, if he is playing well, not of that stuff comes up.

post #8 of 71

I got a guy that kind of resembles two of your guys responses.  He calls a ruling on EVERY SHOT!  Doesn't matter if it is sitting cleanly in the fairway he finds something about it and complains.  Also when he is putting you cannot be anywhere in sight or this guys freaks out.  He always says " I can still see you" your shadow is too long.  Half the time I just tell him to hit the ball because I can't stand anywhere where my shadow is going to go away.  I can't stand playing with people who wish the were pros so they gotta act like the know what the hell they are doing all the time.  I shoot better than him anyway so its always nice to here him complain at the end when I have to play with him.

post #9 of 71

Probably the most annoying player at my course is one that comes to play fairly often, but he's VERY self demeaning. I know that it works for some people, and motivates them to get better, but this guy feels like he needs to say something about how terrible he is after every shot. I end up feeling very bad for him, and always say I'm just playing 9 holes when we pass the turn because it's sort of depressing to listen to. I know people hit bad shots, I do it myself, so you don't have to apologize and start cursing about how terrible you are because you thinned your approach shot to 10 yards short, not a terrible miss.

post #10 of 71
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Originally Posted by Audaxi View Post

Probably the most annoying player at my course is one that comes to play fairly often, but he's VERY self demeaning. I know that it works for some people, and motivates them to get better, but this guy feels like he needs to say something about how terrible he is after every shot. I end up feeling very bad for him, and always say I'm just playing 9 holes when we pass the turn because it's sort of depressing to listen to. I know people hit bad shots, I do it myself, so you don't have to apologize and start cursing about how terrible you are because you thinned your approach shot to 10 yards short, not a terrible miss.

I have to admit that I have a little of that in me. I don't apologize or curse, but I make commentary on the bad shot and why I think it happened. Of course, I say nothing at all and just admire it when I hit a good shot.

 

I'm working on it. I know it is a pain in the ass for some.

post #11 of 71

Years ago, I got paired a number of times with a guy who liked to smoke hash on the course.  I found it annoying (and no, not because he didn't offer me a hit - it just wasn't my thing.)    He'd always ride in a cart, and put his pipe in one of the beverage holders. I walk this course all the time so I didn't have to deal with riding with him, but one time, we were matched up with an older guy who talked about "working for the city." Hash-man got all paranoid and worried about this guy possibly being a cop, and it totally ruined his round. Thankfully I haven't seen him in years.

post #12 of 71

Is this like the old axiom about the worst player at the poker table?  If you can't tell easy enough which one he is ... then it is probably you.

 

The most annoying for me is the guy who is playing the fairway next to yours while you are walking towards it because you just hit your ball into their fairway.  As he passes your ball, knowing full well it isn't his, he still stops looks at it, picks it up, confirms for 200 or 300% that it isn't his, then looks around and if he doesn't see me waving frantically at him, just pockets it.

 

Aargh!  (Luckily I am improving so this will happen less and less in the future)

post #13 of 71
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

Is this like the old axiom about the worst player at the poker table?  If you can't tell easy enough which one he is ... then it is probably you.

 

The most annoying for me is the guy who is playing the fairway next to yours while you are walking towards it because you just hit your ball into their fairway.  As he passes your ball, knowing full well it isn't his, he still stops looks at it, picks it up, confirms for 200 or 300% that it isn't his, then looks around and if he doesn't see me waving frantically at him, just pockets it.

 

Aargh!  (Luckily I am improving so this will happen less and less in the future)

LOL  - I was trying to figure out among all the irritating guys which one was unquestionably the most annoying and it hit me - maybe it's me?!?

post #14 of 71

Honestly, everyone I have paired up with I didn't know I left wanting to play with them again sometime. My normal playing partner gets annoying sometimes but I've known him for years and that's just his personality so I don't let it bother me. 

post #15 of 71

I don't have any guys I don't like at my club.  I guess I'm lucky to not have run into these people yet.  I'm pretty tolerant of people in general so someone would really have to be annoying to get to me. 

 

Closest I've gotten to being annoyed was by a guy on a public course who loved birds and felt it was necessary to point out every bird on the course and what type it was along with a brief description of the bird and a story about his experiences watching and photographing that particular breed of bird.  I kept wishing one would crap on him but it didn't happen. 

post #16 of 71

This why I love golf because after one round you can pretty much determine everything you need to know about someone.

post #17 of 71

There was one guy when I first started out who wanted to tell me every last problem with my swing and I made the mistake when he asked me "Mind if I give you some advice?" to say "Umm, sure, I'm just a beginner."  It didn't take me long to realize that a guy who lost a ball every other tee shot didn't have a whole lot to say that was useful for me to hear, but he wouldn't shut up.  A few weeks later when I walked-on and the ranger tried to pair me up with him again, I told him I'd just practice putting for a while and take a later slot with someone else.

 

Nowadays it's that assclown who thinks he should be able to finish a 9:00a.m. Saturday round in under 3 hours and who shouts and makes pissed-off gestures because my group is standing around in the middle of the fairway, completely overlooking the fact that the reason we're "making him wait" is because we can't hit our next shots when the group in front of us is still on the green putting (and they had to wait on the group in front of them, etc...).

 

On Independence Day I got a bit annoyed by the drunken rednecks in front of us, all wearing American flag or other red-white-and-blue golf shirts who had a boombox on the back of their cart blasting "Proud to Be An American" for the first four holes or so.

 

But mostly the people I run into at most courses are decent people who are pleasant to be around for 18 holes.

post #18 of 71

Myself and my playing partner got stuck behind a foursome. They tee'd off then said. "You guys can play through". 

 

We tee off.. go to the fairway and hit our balls... finish the hole and move on. The lady in the foursome comes to me [their green was by our teebox] and says..

 

"Umm.. you hit my ball back on the fairway, I don't hit Pinnacle, mine is Callaway" ..

 

"well, neither do i, that's not my ball, I don't hit Callaway either, and I know for a fact that I hit my ball and finished the hole with my ball."

 

Her: No, I know my ball was on the fairway and you hit mine instead of yours, I do not hit a Pinnacle, you obviously hit mine."

 

Me: "Seriously, I know for a fact I hit my ball, I checked the ball, saw my initials, and played it. If it's an issue, I'll even give you $4 bucks if that will make you happy."

Her: No it's fine,.. [mumbles shit as she walks away].

 

 

Honestly lady.. I don't know what to tell you.. I didn't hit your damn ball. 

 

 

You want to know the kicker? As we were waiting for them to tee off.. her initial tee shot went into the woods.. lost. Her playing partner tossed another ball at her and she set it up and took another swing. I can guarantee to you that she had no idea what ball she hit on her second tee shot.. and that the Pinnacle ball she had in her hand was indeed her ball.

 

Delusional annoyance. 

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