Originally Posted by Dave2512
Really don't care what people look like as long as they respect the course and others. I suppose the only advice I'd give is take a lesson or two if you want to "look" like a golfer. Lately the only thing bugging me is how people behave on the range. To them I would say stop being noisy, mind your own biz and abide by the rules. Not sure what the deal is but every time I see someone being disruptive on the range it's the younger guy with a bad swing that thinks he's killing it. Because he thinks he's a pro he has decided he is privileged so he claims a nice grassy spot in an area not designated for hitting balls at that time. Even if there are ropes or mats he stakes his claim to his own area. Then he chews it up hitting balls randomly leaving divots all over. In between his inane banter about how well he thinks is hitting the ball he has the audacity to make disparaging remarks about everyone else there. At some point I see them on the course struggling on the way to something north of 90.
I guess this happens to you quite a bit?
Sometimes, I have seen people hitting the ball 5 feet or more behind everyone else on the range. They act as if there's no chance they could possibly hurt someone else or throw dirt on everyone next to them. If I was next to one of them I would have politely asked him (never once was it a "her") to move up a little bit. If he insisted on still hitting from back there, and this has actually happened, I will warn the other person next to me that I plan to hit one drive from that same 5 feet or more behind position. Usually, they are quite agreeable to that, and assume that it's because I also don't want to get hit by "that person". I proceeded to get my loudest driver, the hardest ball in my bucket and my highest tee. Next, I would stuff some tissue paper in my ear and quietly warn the same other person that it might be a little loud. Never took more than one time, and as a reward for moving up I would put away that driver.
This used to happen a lot at the ranges I frequent, but I noticed that it does not happen much anymore.
Note that I am not really bragging about my macho ability to hit so far that it is loud. Actually, I just hit "okay" distances. However, DG X100/200 steel shafts seem to amplify the loudness of any driver, by a lot. Great for moving people around the range though.