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post #37 of 68
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This would drive me insane!!!!
...and is the only reason I would approve of concealed carry on a course!!!

You beat me to it!

A jury of my peers (12 golfers) would never convict me for offing them. :)
post #38 of 68

I like them sometimes.

 

I used to like them more because my boss would call me every so often and say, "Bring your clubs tomorrow.  We're playing a tournament."

I LOVED scrambles when I was playing them on the clock.  lol

 

Now I work for the county and that doesn't happen anymore.  :(

post #39 of 68
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Well I can see some advantages of a scramble now, but there still not for me!
But those of you who say you like them because your doing it in work time!!... That's not fair! It doesn't even count! I'd probably enjoy salsa dancing on company time!
post #40 of 68
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Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
 

I like them sometimes.

 

I used to like them more because my boss would call me every so often and say, "Bring your clubs tomorrow.  We're playing a tournament."

I LOVED scrambles when I was playing them on the clock.  lol

 

Now I work for the county and that doesn't happen anymore.  :(


I would have figured scrambles would have been big among County, State, and Federal workers. Every time I see any government workers there is one guy working (or at least holding a tool) and 3 watching.

post #41 of 68

^ You're thinking of the highway department.  lol

post #42 of 68
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Originally Posted by Hardballs View Post

Well I can see some advantages of a scramble now, but there still not for me!
But those of you who say you like them because your doing it in work time!!... That's not fair! It doesn't even count! I'd probably enjoy salsa dancing on company time!
But can you actually dance? a3_biggrin.gif
post #43 of 68
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Originally Posted by jetsknicks1 View Post

But can you actually dance? a3_biggrin.gif
Not a step, my dancing looks like Im freezing cold with a nervous twitch! in but I'd learn if the company paid me!
post #44 of 68
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I've just remembered I'm actually self employed!... Maybe I'll have a word with the boss!😜
post #45 of 68
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I've just remembered I'm actually self employed!... Maybe I'll have a word with the boss!😜

You just remembered? :) Do you have any employees? I could use a part time gig for a day as long as it's golf.
post #46 of 68
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Well tomorrow is the day of my first ever scramble! I was asked to join a team, it meant a day off work and it's a course I've never played before, for those reasons alone I'm looking forward to it! It's also my friends/team mate first scramble, I explained the process to him, and he thought it was as ridiculous as I did! But the forecast is nice and it's a freebie so it was hard to say no! I'm curious as to wether my thoughts on this way of playing will change in any way? I'll let you all know!
post #47 of 68
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Originally Posted by Hardballs View Post

Well tomorrow is the day of my first ever scramble! I was asked to join a team, it meant a day off work and it's a course I've never played before, for those reasons alone I'm looking forward to it! It's also my friends/team mate first scramble, I explained the process to him, and he thought it was as ridiculous as I did! But the forecast is nice and it's a freebie so it was hard to say no! I'm curious as to wether my thoughts on this way of playing will change in any way? I'll let you all know!

It's not a real round of golf, but it beats working, you hit some good shots, drink a few beers, and have some yucks with your friends.  There are worse ways to spend the day.  And you'll end up trying all kinds of shots you never would hit in a normal round of golf.  Sure I can duck hook this 4-iron around the tree, over the water and off the cart path onto the green.  Nothing but net!

post #48 of 68
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Originally Posted by vangator View Post

Try it. You'll like it.

I hate the "Magic String".

There used to be (maybe still is by a different name of course) an Oldsmobile Scramble that teams qualify for a national sramble. I think it was played ay Bay Hill in Orlando. Roll your own teams. Talk about some low scores. Winner made big bucks.

I too hate it when you have to buy string in order to have a chance to win.

post #49 of 68
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Originally Posted by jsgolfer View Post
 

It's not a real round of golf, but it beats working, you hit some good shots, drink a few beers, and have some yucks with your friends.  There are worse ways to spend the day.  And you'll end up trying all kinds of shots you never would hit in a normal round of golf.  Sure I can duck hook this 4-iron around the tree, over the water and off the cart path onto the green.  Nothing but net!

That pretty well sums it up, at least for me.  Scrambles are fun and a great way to introduce new golfers to the game, or include people who only play a couple rounds a year.  I've played in 2-3 charity scrambles a year for the last 25 years and always have a good time.  We never have any expectations of winning because usually the winners are the biggest liars, but it's always a fun day nonetheless.  I can think of a lot of worse ways to spend the day than being on the golf course with a group of friends, talking trash and having a few beers.  I have a hard time classifying any kind of golf as the "worst form of golf" because I enjoy being out on the course no matter what. 

post #50 of 68
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Originally Posted by Mac62 View Post
 

 I have a hard time classifying any kind of golf as the "worst form of golf" because I enjoy being out on the course no matter what. 

 

On The Nose.

post #51 of 68

I run one & have to play in a few others every year ... hate scrambles.   It gets me off my game & forces me to hit harder than I would otherwise.    Other than the social aspect, nothing much redeeming about them ...

post #52 of 68
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Originally Posted by Mac62 View Post

  I have a hard time classifying any kind of golf as the "worst form of golf" because I enjoy being out on the course no matter what. 

I concur too.  As they say (and so do I) "my worst day on the golf course is better than my best day at work".:beer:

post #53 of 68
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Originally Posted by inthehole View Post
 

I run one & have to play in a few others every year ... hate scrambles.   It gets me off my game & forces me to hit harder than I would otherwise.    Other than the social aspect, nothing much redeeming about them ...

 

Really?  If that's the case then your focus must be pretty poor.  The only change I've ever made in my game for a scramble is in sometimes taking a more risky shot than normal when we know we have a shot in the "safe" zone.  It certainly doesn't change my swing any, and it doesn't make me stupid the next time I'm playing my own ball.  It shouldn't have any more of a negative effect than trying different things on the range would have.

post #54 of 68

Scramble is awesome. As others have said its a great way for non-golfers to get out on the course - especially for retreats, bach parties, team building for work, etc. When i was a kid the scramble tournaments were always my favorite because I had a knack for hitting the ball straight...now if i could just get that back:)

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