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11 minutes ago, hespeler said:

I'm by no means highfalutin but the spitting in all sports does bother me too.  I watch a lot of hockey and the constant spitting is a turn off. 

I saw Koepka spitting a ton this past wknd.  If he was under the weather or had allergies that's one thing but when it gets habitual as a way to stay in a competitive posture through the round/game that I'll just never understand. 

And I do agree that a pro who gets a lot of TV coverage does have influence over young kids and I just don't see the point of propagating that kind of behavior.

I think it's generally accepted that spitting unless for necessity every once in a while is seen as low-class behavior.  Why does that change during a round/game?

In the end, it's something I don't really care that much about and I'll still watch but I'd prefer to not see it.

Also, having to spit a ton to play golf?  C'mon.

You know reading this maybe that's what the players are trying to do.  Maybe they are trying to do it out of sight but the cameras seem to be catching them doing it.

Still in all, I think plenty of athletes spit unnecessarily out of habit. 

It's an instantaneous learned nervous reaction.  The only time I ever spit is into my golf glove to give it more tackiness and to keep friends from wanting to try out my clubs.

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11 minutes ago, hespeler said:

I'm by no means highfalutin but the spitting in all sports does bother me too.  I watch a lot of hockey and the constant spitting is a turn off. 

I saw Koepka spitting a ton this past wknd.  If he was under the weather or had allergies that's one thing but when it gets habitual as a way to stay in a competitive posture through the round/game that I'll just never understand. 

And I do agree that a pro who gets a lot of TV coverage does have influence over young kids and I just don't see the point of propagating that kind of behavior.

I think it's generally accepted that spitting unless for necessity every once in a while is seen as low-class behavior.  Why does that change during a round/game?

In the end, it's something I don't really care that much about and I'll still watch but I'd prefer to not see it.

Also, having to spit a ton to play golf?  C'mon.

You know reading this maybe that's what the players are trying to do.  Maybe they are trying to do it out of sight but the cameras seem to be catching them doing it.

Still in all, I think plenty of athletes spit unnecessarily out of habit. 

I couldn't agree more with this observation:

"And I do agree that a pro who gets a lot of TV coverage does have influence over young kids and I just don't see the point of propagating that kind of behavior."

It's like throwing or breaking clubs, over-the-top profanity (mainly the F-word) repeated all the time (and the key word here is "repeated";  it's constant--forget the occasional hocker that just won't go away and you have to get out--and other behaviors that aren't the best examples for young golfers.  Let's remember that these pros are on TV and their every move is being filmed, and let's hope that the pros are aware of this, too.

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I don't understand this thread at all. What about spitting insults you people so dearly?

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1 hour ago, jamo said:

I don't understand this thread at all. What about spitting insults you people so dearly?

I don’t either.

But @jamothink of the children!!!

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11 minutes ago, iacas said:

I don’t either.

But @jamothink of the children!!!

My mom and dad said to me when I was younger, "Jimmy, don't spit.  It is uncouth, unhealthy and gross."

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43 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

My mom and dad said to me when I was younger, "Jimmy, don't spit.  It is uncouth, unhealthy and gross."

My mom and dad told me that I shouldn’t go swimming within 30 minutes of eating, or I’d get cramps.  They were also wrong.  ;-)

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22 minutes ago, David in FL said:

My mom and dad told me that I shouldn’t go swimming within 30 minutes of eating, or I’d get cramps.  They were also wrong.  ;-)

NO YOU'RE WRONG, Col. SANDERS!!! ERRGGGGHHHH. haha

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