Originally Posted by rehmwa
It doesn't have to confrontational. It can just be a conversation. That's kind of up to the players.
This kind of thing would be a lot easier if players weren't juvenile and waited until they get all steamed up.
It's just a game.
True, it's about how you do it.
This weekend I played with a couple guys who I met on the tee box. We were behind some complete novices (I won't get into it). They picked up my playing partner's ball twice during the round. The guy was pissed, so I was the one who approached them.
The first time they denied it (playing partner said he saw it happen...I didn't). I said, "okay thanks, just checking." My partner never found his ball, and we all saw where it landed quite clearly. The second time I saw them pick it up. I was a bit upset about it, and when I approached the 2nd time I was prepared to call them out for it if they denied it again. They didn't deny it and gave the ball back, and I simply said, "that's the 2nd time you've done it, you gotta stop doing that."
I guess you would ask why they picked up his ball twice if they were in front of us. So I have to get into it anyway. For some inexplicable reason, they would hit their tee shots, and then each person in both carts would drive to the other person's ball. Almost every hole, this would result in them driving to somebody's ball that was out of range of our tee shots, and then driving BACKWARDS in the fairway 50-100 yards towards us, and then having somebody else hit their ball. Sometimes they would do this after one of us had already teed off, leaving us very confused. Twice it resulted in them picking up my partner's ball.
It was one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen. If I didn't know any better, I'd assume they had the rules confused and they thought for whatever reason that the person closest to the pin had the honors of hitting next, instead of the person furthest from the pin.