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post #37 of 101
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Originally Posted by tlstarkk View Post

All i really meant was it would be better for some people to start off with cheaper equipment and golf balls that are right for their game.  I think people think i am taking it way more seriously than i am haha. 
I don't think so. You cared enough to start this thread, which means you care more than you should. And has been said multiple times already ... A lot of the newest, must expensive equipment is made specifically for crappy golfers. So your opinion isn't only asinine, it's, frankly, wrong. ;)
post #38 of 101

This is yet another I-am-annoyed-by-others thread.   A new thread like this pops up once a week.   I am new to theSandTrap and played along with this type of thread initially.  People should search for old threads on this before opening a new thread.   Not doing so ... annoys me a2_wink.gif.    Stopped being annoyed, and have fun out there.   Kirk, out.

post #39 of 101
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Originally Posted by meenman View Post

Honestly, you sound a bit jealous or insecure.

 

I have never paid attention to what anyone else plays and probably never will.

 

I've been playing with the same guys for years and I still dont know whose wedge I am picking up when we walk off of the green.

I'm the same way......

 

I don't notice my playing partners equipment unless it's something out of the ordinary....IE....like a 1960's bag with vintage clubs.    this makes me cringe because 97% of the time, they are non-golfers and a slow painful round is coming. 

post #40 of 101

Man.. I played with a guy a couple weeks ago who had a 9 wood.  What the hell is a 9 wood?  Equivalent to a 6 iron?

post #41 of 101
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post

I'm the same way......

 

I don't notice my playing partners equipment unless it's something out of the ordinary....IE....like a 1960's bag with vintage clubs.    this makes me cringe because 97% of the time, they are non-golfers and a slow painful round is coming. 


I get curious if they bring something unusual.  But get annoyed?   What for?  Golf is hard enough to get distracted by what others are bringing in their bag.  

post #42 of 101
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Originally Posted by rkim291968 View Post


I get curious if they bring something unusual.  But get annoyed?   What for?  Golf is hard enough to get distracted by what others are bringing in their bag.  

I'm an experienced dedicated golfer....I know when I am paired with a golfing train-wreck before they hit their first shot.  yes..I dread this.....duh?

post #43 of 101
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post

I'm the same way......

I don't notice my playing partners equipment unless it's something out of the ordinary....IE....like a 1960's bag with vintage clubs.    this makes me cringe because 97% of the time, they are non-golfers and a slow painful round is coming. 

Borrowed from the grandparents, no doubt. a3_biggrin.gif

Seriously, I'm learning with 8 year old blades. That might make you cringe too, except i have some modicum of common sense and would game my I20 or I10s... :-p
post #44 of 101

I usually start my cringe when I see the practice swing.......LOL

 

 

I reserve judgment until we are playing....to see if this person will cause slow play.  I don't care what a person scores...so long as they keep up.  I enjoy playing with all levels of golfers.  Unless you can time them with a sun-dial.

post #45 of 101
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Originally Posted by tlstarkk View Post

All i really meant was it would be better for some people to start off with cheaper equipment and golf balls that are right for their game.  I think people think i am taking it way more seriously than i am haha. 

 

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post


I don't think so. You cared enough to start this thread, which means you care more than you should. And has been said multiple times already ... A lot of the newest, must expensive equipment is made specifically for crappy golfers. So your opinion isn't only asinine, it's, frankly, wrong. ;)

 

I don't care what other golfers play but I always notice what equipment they play.  I look because I'm interested in equipment and curious to see what others choose to spend their money on.  I agree with Golfingdad, your posts make you appear jealous or envious. 

 

I don't know what basis you have for assuming that cheap equipment and golf balls is right for a beginners game when the cost of equipment has nothing to do with overall skill level.  A $800 set of Mizuno JPX-EZ's will probably help a beginners game a lot more than $100 set of store brand clubs.  In the case of golf balls, if a newbie wants to lose $45 worth of golf balls per round that's his prerogative, why would you care? 

post #46 of 101
I know I don't have the skill level to be playing with ProVs or Callway high balls but its my money and I do get better results.
post #47 of 101
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Originally Posted by rr1963 View Post

I know I don't have the skill level to be playing with ProVs or Callway high balls but its my money and I do get better results.

That's the best reason to use them. a1_smile.gif
post #48 of 101

OP, as others have mentioned, how is it any of your (*&#^#@ business what someone else is playing?  What kind of *(U&(*Y^% damn (*&*(^%$! do you have to be to snoop on and pass judgment on your playing partners?  If you were standing in front of me right now, I'd slap your face.

 

Just kidding.  I think that some of the other people posting here are over-reacting about how you are over-reacting.  I've noticed this in golf and in other sports (e.g. the lard-ass slob on the $4,000+ carbon or titanium road bike who brags about his sub-16lb ride when he'd go a lot faster on an $900 21lb bike if he'd lose 15lbs off his gut). I don't think I'd characterize my reaction as annoyed, but instead would say I find such people amusing.

 

I'd hestitate to make an automatic assumption that anyone with higher end/pricier equipment than his/her apparent skill levels warrants is a dolt/tool/poser/etc....   I've got over $1000 worth of clubs in my bag priced at MSRP and while I bought a few of the clubs new, most I bought used at probably a 75% discount off retail. I happen to be a very inconsistent golfer, so some days it might seem ridiculous that I'm playing some of the equipment in my bag but on other days no one would think twice.  I also happen to like Pro-V1s better than any other ball, because if I hit them well, they will do what I want and go farther than pretty much any ball on the market.  However, other than the 12 of them I sorted out of a $5/dozen barrel of used balls I bought last summer, I've never bought even a sleeve of Pro-V1s - the ones I have played have all been lost balls I've found on the course.  Many/,most rounds I lose more balls than would be sensible if I was playing a $4 ball.

 

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Originally Posted by RayG View Post

Personally, I could care less what the other guy is playing. Sure, I see what's in the bag at the first tee- but I get a much better idea of how he plays by his attitude before the first ball is hit. If he's bagging TM RBZ's and an R1, then heads to the middle tees and looks for a tee that was left by someone else.... well, then he's trying to save money after spending to much for clubs he couldn't afford in the first place. And will spend the rest of the day trolling the edges of the fairways looking for balls as well. Which, in addition, will mean that he's thinking about finding balls, looking for tees, and trying not to lose his own balls so his game will be sh!t....

 

This is just silly.  I always look for a broken tee to use when I'm teeing off with an iron and I've seen a lot of people do the same. Why bother with a new tee when teeing it up for an iron shot won't matter whether there is 2" of tee below ground level or only 3/4"?  And if I spot a whole tee as I'm walking off the teebox, I'm grabbing it, too - why wouldn't I ?  I've only bought a single bag of tees in the past decade.

post #49 of 101

Yeah I'll snag a tee if it's not broken and not painted.  I don't want colored streaks on my clubs.  b2_tongue.gif

post #50 of 101

So many reasons as to why I prefer to play golf by myself........

post #51 of 101
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Originally Posted by Wisguy View Post

OP, as others have mentioned, how is it any of your (*^#@ business what someone else is playing?  What kind of *(U&(*Y^% damn (*&*(^%$! do you have to be to snoop on and pass judgment on your playing partners?  If you were standing in front of me right now, I'd slap your face.

Just kidding.  I think that some of the other people posting here are over-reacting about how you are over-reacting.  I've noticed this in golf and in other sports (e.g. the lard-ass slob on the $4,000+ carbon or titanium road bike who brags about his sub-16lb ride when he'd go a lot faster on an $900 21lb bike if he'd lose 15lbs off his gut). I don't think I'd characterize my reaction as annoyed, but instead would say I find such people amusing.

I'd hestitate to make an automatic assumption that anyone with higher end/pricier equipment than his/her apparent skill levels warrants is a dolt/tool/poser/etc....   I've got over $1000 worth of clubs in my bag priced at MSRP and while I bought a few of the clubs new, most I bought used at probably a 75% discount off retail. I happen to be a very inconsistent golfer, so some days it might seem ridiculous that I'm playing some of the equipment in my bag but on other days no one would think twice.  I also happen to like Pro-V1s better than any other ball, because if I hit them well, they will do what I want and go farther than pretty much any ball on the market.  However, other than the 12 of them I sorted out of a $5/dozen barrel of used balls I bought last summer, I've never bought even a sleeve of Pro-V1s - the ones I have played have all been lost balls I've found on the course.  Many/,most rounds I lose more balls than would be sensible if I was playing a $4 ball.

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This is just silly.  I always look for a broken tee to use when I'm teeing off with an iron and I've seen a lot of people do the same. Why bother with a new tee when teeing it up for an iron shot won't matter whether there is 2" of tee below ground level or only 3/4"?  And if I spot a whole tee as I'm walking off the teebox, I'm grabbing it, too - why wouldn't I ?  I've only bought a single bag of tees in the past decade.

Walking to a tee box WITHOUT a tee to scrounge around for a tee is just wrong. If you at least HAVE one ready and see another, well, fine.
post #52 of 101
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Originally Posted by RayG View Post

Walking to a tee box WITHOUT a tee to scrounge around for a tee is just wrong. If you at least HAVE one ready and see another, well, fine.

 

Nah. I play with plenty of people who will use the scrap, broken tees (including me), even if they have to walk 10 yards forward to another set of tees. Even PGA Tour players will do this.

 

I use the plastic tees and don't like trying to shove 'em all the way into the ground. If I can't find a broken tee pretty quickly, I'll use a wooden tee and break it off. I usually have one of those around (or can find one).

post #53 of 101
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

Nah. I play with plenty of people who will use the scrap, broken tees (including me), even if they have to walk 10 yards forward to another set of tees. Even PGA Tour players will do this.

 

I use the plastic tees and don't like trying to shove 'em all the way into the ground. If I can't find a broken tee pretty quickly, I'll use a wooden tee and break it off. I usually have one of those around (or can find one).

 

This. The only tees I have, are the long ones for my driver. Why waste those when I'm teeing off with my 3-wood or an iron? 

 

I'm yet to find a hole where I can't find a usable broken one.

post #54 of 101
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Nah. I play with plenty of people who will use the scrap, broken tees (including me), even if they have to walk 10 yards forward to another set of tees. Even PGA Tour players will do this.

I use the plastic tees and don't like trying to shove 'em all the way into the ground. If I can't find a broken tee pretty quickly, I'll use a wooden tee and break it off. I usually have one of those around (or can find one).
Most of the time, I am assuming we're talking about par 3, there's already one in the ground at the right height.

Saves time, mostly.
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