Originally Posted by tmf9
Me and my uncle were playing and this foresome of golfers had been holding us up all day. We had been stuck behind them for six holes and they approached every shot like it was Sunday at Augusta. About 5 practices swings for each shot and they looked at every putt from every angle known to man. One thing I really lack in life is patience, especially on a golf course.
Finally we got to a 320 yard uphill par 4. We got up to the tee box right before they left and they didn't even look back at us to motion us through (and there was no one at all in front of them holding them up) So I proceed to watch them play the whole until they all get on the green (took at least 15 minutes) I said to my uncle "I really feel like just going for it right now" I said it in a tone that I wanted to do it, but I wasn't going to but to my surprise he said "go for it."
I figured I couldn't carry it on the green so I wasn't going to hurt anyone, but I definitely knew I could get it there. Well I absolutely murdered the drive, and ended up flying it in the greenside trap. When I got up there to my drive they were just leaving the green and the longest hitter at the course (used to be in long drive competitions and is about 6'4 240lbs of solid muscle) was giving me the look that he wanted to beat my ass and I said "didn't know I'd hit it that far" and looked him right in the eye. He said yeah i'm sure and turned away and walked to 15.
I kind of felt like a dick on one hand for hitting into them, but on the other I felt like they deserved it, and that was the best way to send a message. Be honest how many of you are guilty of doing the same thing?
Nope, I think forget that waiting is part of the game and when you play by yourself or with 1 other Person, you need to expect to wait.
If you really can't wait, skip the hole!
When I play with my friends, we play fast, like 1hr per 9 holes fast (most of the time on twilight specials after work), I often skip past people, but would never hit at them.
On the flipside, when I play with my family, they play sloooow (like 5hrs slow), and people often play around us, if someone was to hit at us, I would be seriously pissed. My 220lbs of muscle would probably be putting someone in the hospital. Keep that in mind next time you hit on someone, it is only a matter of time before someone breaks your face.
What is the hurry anyway? Enjoy being out there, and if time is limited, skip past please. (for my family's sake... Haha)