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Bit of a vent here chaps,i played a course on Sunday with my three buddies,early t off,nobody in front and nobody behind us,i must have left my 56* wedge on the 16th green because i know i never used it after that.Anyway i played the same course on Thursday and on the first hole i noticed my wedge was missing,went to the club house and asked if anybody handed it in,he looked and no,he couldn't believe no one handed it in,i was disgusted,i can't believe someone would keep a club they found on a green e.t.c knowing that the group a few holes ahead owns it.I think its as bad as taking a club out of someones bag.I've found heaps of clubs and the thought of keeping them would never even enter my head,i guess thieves are everywhere even on our beloved golfcourses ,Anyway i bought a new taylormade tp
wedge and am looking foward to trying it out.

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Sorry to hear that, my man. I was out for a round on Sunday and found a well-played X20 8-iron in the middle of the 10th fairway. This hole parallels the 18th, so it was most likely someone who'd missed the fairway, took a couple extra clubs & just forgot to pick it up. I say this b/c there was hardly anyone left on the course & the few people we passed weren't missing it. Well, I actually made it to the parking lot after my round & discovered the club as I was putting my bag away. I felt bad that I had almost forgotten to turn it in. Hopefully that individual has been reunited with their club. In your case, I hope the new wedge leaves you a ton of tap-ins & no-putts!!! --LBB
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Luckily I've never lost or misplaced a club, but someone here (can't remember who) that they put an anonymous putter headcover on their Scotty Cameron because they had one stolen from their bag when in a pro shop and believed the SC headcover made it a target. Now that's sad.

now you got a nasty new wedge.

I thought the Taylor Made TP wedge was a decent club??

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I'm beginning to wonder if Lost & Found really means Lost & Found & Stolen.

I turned in a Cleveland Tour Action wedge to the clubhouse last week. When I did, I asked the guy (this was no PGA pro or apprentice) in the pro shop if I could leave my name with the wedge in case no one ever came back for it. (I was thinking, wait a couple of months, then maybe call. But probably not even then.)

He said, "No, we don't do that."

I really really hope that means they take the unclaimed stuff to the First Tee or something after a while. Because I would be very annoyed if the Lost & Found closet was actually an employment perk for the clubhouse guys.

Next time maybe I will leave a note with lost & found with my phone number. If the person can describe the item, I'll be happy to return it.
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I really really hope that means they take the unclaimed stuff to the First Tee or something after a while

What's the 'First Tee'? Be gentle with me

I think he means "nasty" like "sick" or "bad" (i.e., wicked good).

Ah, I'm aware of 'sick' and 'bad', but not heard of nasty before!

There's reason my nickname was Grandad....when I was 17yrs old!
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What's the 'First Tee'? Be gentle with me

The First Tee is a program in the U.S. that works with kids and juniors and introduces them to golf. It teaches the sport, as well as values.

The First Tee
The mission of The First Tee is: To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character-development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

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That sucks man and I'm in no way condoning what the guy did by not turning it in, but it is kindof is your fault for forgetting it.
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Ya a few weeks ago I had my new odyssey putter on the practice green and I left it there and I know I was the last one on it because it was very dark when I left. I called the next morning asking them if they had it but they said they didnt. I find it very odd because 1. im left handed and 2. I would put money on the fact that a worker at the course found it the next morning and kept it. total B.S.
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a 2some of greensfeers ahead of us and a 4some ahead of them. made the turn and went to the 10th and one of the foursome asked if we found a driver. no.
couldn't find the twosome to ask. while on the tee we could see the twosome driving off. Checked in proshop and they had paid cash for 18 holes. names with no phone numbers. wonder where the driver went?
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I believe every golfer at some stage will leave a club somewhere on a course,
99 percent of the time you will get it back,its obvious what to do when you find one,give it to the marshel or leave it at the club house,every golfer knows this and if not its just common sense.
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The First Tee is a program in the U.S. that works with kids and juniors and introduces them to golf. It teaches the sport, as well as values.

First Tee is a program for children to teach them life-lessons and golf.

Thanks for the info

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When I was 12 years old my parents bought me my first full set of new clubs. Later that summer I lost my pitching wedge and hoped it would get turned in. It never did. I had not lost a club until last year some 30 years later. It was a top line Mizuno Sand Wedge and I never expected to see it again. I checked the lost and found for a couple days with no luck and then out of nowhere a few weeks later one of the workers at the course said, "Hey weren't you looking for a Mizuno wedge a while back"? I said yes and he pulls it out from the back counter and said someone had turned it in. So I guess I'm 1-1 in the lost club department.

My son hasn't been as fortunate. He started playing on the course at the age of 7 and unfortunately kids have a high rate of losing clubs. He lost two clubs from his first US Kids set in a 18 month time frame on our home course and none of them ever got turned in. I guess people find kids clubs and think of giving it to thier own kids or thier grand kids before they think of the kid that lost it!

It really comes down to who finds it! I have never kept anything I've found, be it hats, headcovers or clubs, but there are others who live by finders/keepers rules!
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I have stumbled across quite a few clubs in my 18 months or so of playing. Usually 9 irons or wedges besides greens.

I have lost two myself. I left my putter by the 18th green. Realised on the way back home, rang the clubhouse and they had it. Must have been handed in by the group behind.

Today, I went to chip onto the 13th green with my 7 iron, and it wasn't there... After I stopped panicking and wondering how I could play in the club champs final next week without my 7, I remembered that I was inbetween 6 and 7 iron for my approach into the 11th. I had gone with 6 and left the 7 leaning on the bag. I must have walked off without putting it back... I started to run over to the spot and asked the green fee players coming down the 12th if they had seen it. No. Uh oh. then as I was running down the 11th, someone was waving at me and pointing to their bag. Got there and he had it. Great feeling. Luckily it was a guy who plays the course a bit and has his own Taylormades so didn't feel the need to swipe one of mine! Don't know how I would have got a LT 7 iron in a week! Or ever.

So yeah, I think its karma. I always hand everything in that I find and have been lucky so far when I have been stupid enough to leave something on the course. Also lucky that we only have about 130 members so everyone knows everyone. Would hate to lose a club on a busy course.

Man that was a great feeling seeing that guy with my club!

FWIW, it was a strange day on the course. Had 38 with 3 birdies on the front for a P.B! 42 coming home.
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I haven't been playing for long, but this past summer while out by myself I found a Mizuno 5 Iron laying in the fairway. It wasn't a newer model, and at this time I hadn't yet heard about the magic of Mizuno irons so I wasn't too tempted to demo it.
I could never in good conscious keep a club that I find out on the links, so I stuck it in my bag and turned it into the clubhouse at the turn. I know if I ever left a club on the course I would most certainly hope someone would turn it into the clubhouse rather than keep it.
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