What are the most "interesting" golfers you have been paired with?
Yesterday, a friend and I got pair with a nice retired couple from the mid-west who spend part of their time out here in CO.
The woman hit a nice ball, but what made her stand out was her EXTREME INTEREST IN HUNTING FOR LOST GOLF BALLS. She said early in the round that she judged the day not by her score, but by how many ball she could find.
She and her husband both played ready golf, but she really took it to an extreme in order to give herself more time to hunt for lost balls (which she had plenty of as the groups in front of us were really slow). Here are a few examples of how she created more hunting time for herself. Most of it was about quickly hitting her shot and then looking between every shot, but here are a few details.
1. Walk ahead and putt out/pick up before others have reached the green, then leave the green to hunt for balls.
2. Whiz a shot right past my friend when he didn't realize she was behind him and he was standing about 50 yards ahead very close to her line of play. Immediately return to hunting balls without comment on how close her shot had come to him.
3. Have her ball retriever in her hand more often than all of her clubs combined.
On 9, which is 212 to 264 yards depending on the tee. I put my tee ball just off the back fringe while the other 3 put theirs 40 to 80 from the green and then play up. She was finished with the hole and in her cart asking her husband what he made BEFORE I had played my second shot and BEFORE her husband had putted. After my friend and I had finished, her husband turned to us BEFORE stepping up to his 4 footer and said that he didn't want to hold us up, so we should head off to #10 before he putted as they were stopping after 9. I told him I didn't mind waiting for him to hole out and put the stick back in and shook his hand after he finished.