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Poll Results: when do you talk to your ball?

 
  • 0% (0)
    At address
  • 85% (18)
    While the ball is in the air
  • 14% (3)
    After the ball has stopped
21 Total Votes  
post #19 of 29

Like many, I am guilty of talking to my ball while it's in the air.  I've been making an effort to stop because I think it's a stupid thing to do but  sometimes I can't resist!!  Go...go.....get down....cut......hook....or whatever..Hahaha

 

I never talk at putts!!  It either goes in, or it doesn't...LOL    I wish I could do the same when the ball is in the air.........

post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post
 

Like many, I am guilty of talking to my ball while it's in the air.  I've been making an effort to stop because I think it's a stupid thing to do but  sometimes I can't resist!!  Go...go.....get down....cut......hook....or whatever..Hahaha

 

I never talk at putts!!  It either goes in, or it doesn't...LOL    I wish I could do the same when the ball is in the air.........

 

I voted for the same. I really don't think of it as a bad habit unless you think you have control issues ;-).

 

I think it's funny how people who tell the ball to "go" thinking it's short and when the ball hits the green or even close to the pin they say something like, "Finally, the ball listened to me." 

post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by RPMPIRE View Post
 

 

I voted for the same. I really don't think of it as a bad habit unless you think you have control issues ;-).

 

I think it's funny how people who tell the ball to "go" thinking it's short and when the ball hits the green or even close to the pin they say something like, "Finally, the ball listened to me."

There is one of my regular playing partners that always says "You didn't even talk to it" after I hit a bad shot. I always tell him my ball has a mind of it's own and wouldn't listen anyway.

post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post
 

There is one of my regular playing partners that always says "You didn't even talk to it" after I hit a bad shot. I always tell him my ball has a mind of it's own and wouldn't listen anyway.

 

I played a round this past Sunday with a buddy and another single. The single actually talked to the ball for me. There were plenty of shots I hit that were coming up short and he always said, "Go, Ball! Go...go...go!" It never worked, but maybe it's because I wasn't the one talking to it. 

post #23 of 29

I have to admit I've been known to yell at the TV while watching sports. So no offense to anyone who does this, but while watching golf tournaments on TV, my sons and I make fun of fans who yell "get in the hole!". It's not so much that they yell it but more the way they yell it - like they have to be the first and the loudest to say it - even with the putt doesn't have a prayer of going in. 

 

Earlier in the year I was playing a practice round with some guy I didn't know and I happen to hit a really good (and rare) approach shot that landed a foot or so from the hole and started rolling towards it. So the guy yells "get in the hole!" at the top of his lungs. Somehow, it sounded a lot better when it was directed towards one of my shots.

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by RPMPIRE View Post
 
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post
 

Like many, I am guilty of talking to my ball while it's in the air.  I've been making an effort to stop because I think it's a stupid thing to do but  sometimes I can't resist!!  Go...go.....get down....cut......hook....or whatever..Hahaha

 

I never talk at putts!!  It either goes in, or it doesn't...LOL    I wish I could do the same when the ball is in the air.........

 

I voted for the same. I really don't think of it as a bad habit unless you think you have control issues ;-).

 

I think it's funny how people who tell the ball to "go" thinking it's short and when the ball hits the green or even close to the pin they say something like, "Finally, the ball listened to me." 

 

Even funnier when they are yelling "Get UP!!", then watch the ball air mail the green.  :blink:

post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

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Originally Posted by RPMPIRE View Post

 
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post

 
Like many, I am guilty of talking to my ball while it's in the air.  I've been making an effort to stop because I think it's a stupid thing to do but  sometimes I can't resist!!  Go...go.....get down....cut......hook....or whatever..Hahaha

I never talk at putts!!  It either goes in, or it doesn't...LOL    I wish I could do the same when the ball is in the air.........

I voted for the same. I really don't think of it as a bad habit unless you think you have control issues a2_wink.gif .

I think it's funny how people who tell the ball to "go" thinking it's short and when the ball hits the green or even close to the pin they say something like, "Finally, the ball listened to me." 

Even funnier when they are yelling "Get UP!!", then watch the ball air mail the green.  z4_blink.gif
Or "c'mon BITE" just before it plugs in the trap. I don't have great depth perception when it comes to judging where a ball in the air is going to touch down so I rarely talk to my ball because I'm not sure what to say! I will try to coax it back on line if I hit a push but if I pull it I know talking to it will only make it go more left.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
 

 

Even funnier when they are yelling "Get UP!!", then watch the ball air mail the green.  :blink:

I think I did this once, well maybe more than once. That's why I quit talking to the ball, it listened to me. :smartass:

post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

Only when I address it......

 

......Hello, ball.


The classic Honeymooner scene beginning at 2:15.  Hilarious!

 

post #28 of 29

Like many golfers, Most of the time I talk to the ball while it is in flight. (I can only hope that what I say has an effect on the ball.)  But, at times, I have been known to pull a Mark Fidrych and talk to my ball while it is in my hand on the putting green.  Last Sunday I did hole a long putt after a heart-to-heart talk, but that was an exception to the rule.

post #29 of 29
While the ball is rolling.
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