Originally Posted by rehmwa
agree - But my main option, when put in that situation, short of pulling a gun, is pretty much to note the issue and plan better next time (go elsewhere, or a less peak time). For this time, suck it up and have fun anyway and not even try to let it get to me. There's a lot worse things to do than be outside with friends and hitting a white ball that hates me.
That, and behave in the manner that would want others to behave. Cheerful, friendly, courteous,.....and efficient.
I also don't mumble and grumble at other drivers on the road much any more either. I'm much healthier as a result. Life's short.
I have a side game for this type of day.
You and your friend(s) line up at one of the tee box markers with your ball. You each smack the ball toward the other tee marker...once you hit it, you smack it at the other tee box marker. Once you hit both markers, you smack it at the other ball(s). If you hit the other ball, that player is eliminated from the game...last man standing.
You alternate shots UNLESS you hit the tee marker...if you hit, you get to go again.
To better explain, here's a sample of how one would go with 2 people:
Player A hits ball, misses 1st marker
Player B hits ball, nails 1st marker
Player B hits ball, misses 2nd marker
Player A hits ball, nails 1st marker
Player A hits ball, nails 2nd marker
Player A hits ball, misses Player B's ball
Player B hits ball, nails 2nd marker
Player B hits ball, nails Player A's ball
Player B wins
We play this sometimes 50 times in a round waiting on people. Haha. The only rule is, you have to use the club you're teeing off with...no putters!!!