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post #19 of 116
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Originally Posted by Jason M Henley View Post

I can't stand the guys who get really pissed off on the range. Slam their clubs down. Cus. Talk to themselves. I'll give a little on the course if you hit a bad shot and slam a club down (within reason) but on the range? If its that bad just go home or go sit down a while.

 

Another one I love is the guy practicing long range lags on a crowded putting green. I understand you want to work on this but C'MON Man!

 

Finally, at my club we have mats at the back and they use them a couple times a week to give the turf a break. Some guys want to hit driver and can't put a tee in the mat so they step out in front. Its one thing if there is no one there or you go down to the end, but when you are right in front of me I can't focus because I am afraid I am going to shank one up your @ss.

 

I say shank away, just make sure you yell "fore" afterward e2_whistling.gif

post #20 of 116

The dude that annoys me is the one who shows up to the driving range (a 3rd class range at that) decked out in all of his finest golf gear, hat, sunglasses, matching belt etc... and proceeds to treat the outing as if he were walking 18 holes at pebble beach in a pro-am. Every 10 swings or so... pauses, sits down, nibbles on a little snack, sips some Gatorade, then repeats. Granted, he's not actually doing anything wrong, per se', but it just rubs me as being incredibly "douchey". 

 

Then there's the guy who shows up and practices in bare feet... BARE FEET... in 45 degree weather!!!

post #21 of 116
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Originally Posted by divot dave View Post

 

I say shank away, just make sure you yell "fore" afterward e2_whistling.gif

 

Just show them the picture of Bode's wife.

 

 

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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

Another annoying thing, which doesn't count if the putting green is crowded - When someone putts at the same cup you're putting at...when there's five other unused cups to putt at. Then you have to go thru the 'Is this your ball or mine?' thing. (Cuz I don't use range balls to practice putting with)

 

 

I totally agree.  This is the most annoying thing I encounter.  It annoys me even if it is crowded.  

post #22 of 116
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Originally Posted by Beachcomber View Post

Sorry about that! e2_whistling.gif

 

OK.  Just don't do it any more.  LOL

 

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Originally Posted by divot dave View Post

The dude that annoys me is the one who shows up to the driving range (a 3rd class range at that) decked out in all of his finest golf gear, hat, sunglasses, matching belt etc... and proceeds to treat the outing as if he were walking 18 holes at pebble beach in a pro-am. Every 10 swings or so... pauses, sits down, nibbles on a little snack, sips some Gatorade, then repeats. Granted, he's not actually doing anything wrong, per se', but it just rubs me as being incredibly "douchey". 

 

 

Don't see why something that doesn't affect or impinge on you is douchy.  I'll often stop during a practice session and sit and think about what I have been doing.  Hitting shot after shot is not a good simulation of what you do on the course, where hitting 40-50 full shots takes place over 3-1/2 to 5 hours.

 

Sure the problem is not jealosy of his gear?

post #23 of 116
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Originally Posted by turtleback View Post

 

OK.  Just don't do it any more.  LOL

 

 

Don't see why something that doesn't affect or impinge on you is douchy.  I'll often stop during a practice session and sit and think about what I have been doing.  Hitting shot after shot is not a good simulation of what you do on the course, where hitting 40-50 full shots takes place over 3-1/2 to 5 hours.

 

Sure the problem is not jealosy of his gear?

Thanks for shining light on my motives, you have profound insight. Next time I intend on issuing my personal opinion on a thread that asks for everyone's personal opinion, I'll make sure to consult with you first. Matter of fact, lets practice this right now... 

I consider your response rather "douchey"... It wreaks of someone who has been self appointed as thread police. Now, do you consider this a valid personal opinion? 

post #24 of 116

Don't joke about the Bode episode. It was awful -- he took a seven on the hole.

post #25 of 116

I was at the driving range yesterday and this guy comes into the stall I was in. He starts up a conversation which turned to clubs, so far so good, then he wanted to hit every club in MY bag.

post #26 of 116
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Originally Posted by divot dave View Post

Thanks for shining light on my motives, you have profound insight. Next time I intend on issuing my personal opinion on a thread that asks for everyone's personal opinion, I'll make sure to consult with you first. Matter of fact, lets practice this right now... 

I consider your response rather "douchey"... It wreaks of someone who has been self appointed as thread police. Now, do you consider this a valid personal opinion? 

I guess I hit a little too close to home.  Sorry.

post #27 of 116
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Originally Posted by airguard View Post

The guy that practices putting on the chipping green!z7_no.gif

 

The guy who practices chipping and pitching (including flop shots) on the putting green!!!!  c4_mad.gif

 

Also, when my home course is busy, so is the practice putting green.  But you still get those who think that's the best time to have a putting contest, so they try to play all of the holes on the green in some sort of sequence, even when there is already one or two guys using each hole.  It really ticks me off when I'm getting ready to make my stroke and this ball comes trundling in from 50 feet away, followed in 5 seconds by a second one.  This is a fun exercise when the green is empty or nearly so and you can putt to vacant holes, but not when you have a dozen players warming up and trying to get a feel for the greens before they tee off.  C'mon guys, use your heads! z7_no.gif

post #28 of 116

You're entitled to your opinion, but I'd suggest you try practicing like that a little minus being decked out in the finest gear.  I've found my range sessions are more productive if I practice like I play.  After warming up I will approach each shot like I would on a course rather than mindlessly hitting balls one right after the other.  I change clubs, pause in between shots and line up to a target and play each ball as I would on my home course.   

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Originally Posted by divot dave View Post

The dude that annoys me is the one who shows up to the driving range (a 3rd class range at that) decked out in all of his finest golf gear, hat, sunglasses, matching belt etc... and proceeds to treat the outing as if he were walking 18 holes at pebble beach in a pro-am. Every 10 swings or so... pauses, sits down, nibbles on a little snack, sips some Gatorade, then repeats. Granted, he's not actually doing anything wrong, per se', but it just rubs me as being incredibly "douchey". 

 

Then there's the guy who shows up and practices in bare feet... BARE FEET... in 45 degree weather!!!

post #29 of 116
This golfer doesn't annoy as much as he makes me giggle out loud at him on the practice green, guy with ear buds in listening to music while putting on the practice green.
post #30 of 116
That's me on occasion...lol sometimes a little Dave Matthews or Tom Petty helps me find the zone. I've even played a few practice rounds with them in. I'm fully aware of how ridiculous it looks though.

And as for the guy who practices like it's a pro-am...beating balls for an hour is just going to wear you down. I usually play my home course or somewhere like Augusta in my head on the range. Makes it more fun and keeps me from getting in a rut with one club. Just not in my best gear...
post #31 of 116
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Originally Posted by JaxGolfer1 View Post

This golfer doesn't annoy as much as he makes me giggle out loud at him on the practice green, guy with ear buds in listening to music while putting on the practice green.

That's me on occasion...lol sometimes a little Dave Matthews or Tom Petty helps me find the zone. I've even played a few practice rounds with them in. I'm fully aware of how ridiculous it looks though.

And as for the guy who practices like it's a pro-am...beating balls for an hour is just going to wear you down. I usually play my home course or somewhere like Augusta in my head on the range. Makes it more fun and keeps me from getting in a rut with one club. Just not in my best gear...
post #32 of 116
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Originally Posted by turtleback View Post

I guess I hit a little too close to home.  Sorry.
you're an amazing talent, you should take this act on the road
post #33 of 116
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

You're entitled to your opinion, but I'd suggest you try practicing like that a little minus being decked out in the finest gear.  I've found my range sessions are more productive if I practice like I play.  After warming up I will approach each shot like I would on a course rather than mindlessly hitting balls one right after the other.  I change clubs, pause in between shots and line up to a target and play each ball as I would on my home course.   

well thank you for entitling me to my own opinion, that's more credit than what I got from the turtlemeister. but fwiw, you're making the same mistake he did and reading too much into my post. I never complained about the guy sitting and thinking about his game every few shots. unlike turtleneck, I don't have the ability to read people's minds/motives with infallible certainty, so I wouldn't venture to comment on what I thought the dude was thinking about... who knows, he may not have been thinking about golf at all, he could have been sitting there thinking about the square root of pi for all I know.
What I DID complain about was how douchey I thought it was that this dude would sit down every 10 shots or so and re-fuel on his well-planned out snacks: some trail mix here, a granola bar there... Gatorade, etc. It was the REFUELING that I thought was douchey, cuz who needs to refuel over a bucket of 80 or so range balls... the whole scene was just a little too drummed up for me.
The 2nd mistake you make alongside my dear friend Master Splinter is assuming I just whack away at my balls with no direction or knowledge of sound practice fundamentals. while I'm often forced to hurry things along due to hitting the range during my lunch break, I by no means just "mindlessly hit balls" - as you say - but rather i attempt to maximize the 50 or so minutes I have with a strategy of 2 or 3 elements to zero in on.
But who am I kidding... it makes no sense going into this much detail explaining myself. If you're half as gifted as Turtleback is, you already knew all this.
-- end sarcasm
seriously tho, I appreciate u offering advice, cuz you're right, but you're basically preaching to the choir.
post #34 of 116
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Originally Posted by divot dave View Post

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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

You're entitled to your opinion, but I'd suggest you try practicing like that a little minus being decked out in the finest gear.  I've found my range sessions are more productive if I practice like I play.  After warming up I will approach each shot like I would on a course rather than mindlessly hitting balls one right after the other.  I change clubs, pause in between shots and line up to a target and play each ball as I would on my home course.   

well thank you for entitling me to my own opinion, that's more credit than what I got from the turtlemeister. but fwiw, you're making the same mistake he did and reading too much into my post. I never complained about the guy sitting and thinking about his game every few shots. unlike turtleneck, I don't have the ability to read people's minds/motives with infallible certainty, so I wouldn't venture to comment on what I thought the dude was thinking about... who knows, he may not have been thinking about golf at all, he could have been sitting there thinking about the square root of pi for all I know.
What I DID complain about was how douchey I thought it was that this dude would sit down every 10 shots or so and re-fuel on his well-planned out snacks: some trail mix here, a granola bar there... Gatorade, etc. It was the REFUELING that I thought was douchey, cuz who needs to refuel over a bucket of 80 or so range balls... the whole scene was just a little too drummed up for me.
The 2nd mistake you make alongside my dear friend Master Splinter is assuming I just whack away at my balls with no direction or knowledge of sound practice fundamentals. while I'm often forced to hurry things along due to hitting the range during my lunch break, I by no means just "mindlessly hit balls" - as you say - but rather i attempt to maximize the 50 or so minutes I have with a strategy of 2 or 3 elements to zero in on.
But who am I kidding... it makes no sense going into this much detail explaining myself. If you're half as gifted as Turtleback is, you already knew all this.
-- end sarcasm
seriously tho, I appreciate u offering advice, cuz you're right, but you're basically preaching to the choir.

 

I think someone needs to chill out.  You start out by calling a guy a douche who obviously practices with a plan (and it doesn't mean a hoot that you don't agree with his plan), then you take offense when it's suggested that your reaction is a bit over the top.  For Pete's sake, it's the practice range.  Get over it. d2_doh.gif

post #35 of 116
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Originally Posted by VOX View Post

Don't joke about the Bode episode. It was awful -- he took a seven on the hole.

 

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post #36 of 116
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Originally Posted by JaxGolfer1 View Post

This golfer doesn't annoy as much as he makes me giggle out loud at him on the practice green, guy with ear buds in listening to music while putting on the practice green.

 

What's wrong with that? I do that too. Main reason is it keeps me there longer. So as long as the guy isn't singing aloud to his tunes, why would you care?

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