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Does anyone know the answer to the following:

What is the correct terminology or phrase to use between 2 or more groups of players?

a) We play "off the stake" or
b) We play "off the stick"

If (a) or (b) is the right phrase, then why is it so?


Thanks.

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Does anyone know the answer to the following:

We play "off the beaten path".

My friend Ron is "off the chain". He never let's me "off the hook" when I hit my drive "off the planet", and if somebody doesn't agree with the way we play, he's clearly "off the list". Is this post "off the topic"?

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I've never heard that phrase either, sorry. Please come back and tell us what you are talking about.

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Does anyone know the answer to the following:

Never heard either of those terms but let me take a WAG.

In golf terms, a "stick" is a skilled player. Perhaps the expression "play off the stick," is a reference to handicapping a match where strokes are given in relation to the best player.

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Sounds like Horseshoes too me.

"Get off the sticks" means "get off the video game controller, it's my turn to play."

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Does anyone know the answer to the following:

What is the correct terminology or phrase to use between 2 or more groups of players?

a) We play "off the stake" or

b) We play "off the stick"

If (a) or (b) is the right phrase, then why is it so?

Thanks.

b) We play "off the stick" is the correct saying. "off the stick" is your score (ie no handicap deductions).

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@Pave is right.  When a tournament or group of people play a round "off the stick" that means that there are no handicap calculations involved, and the lowest score wins.

The above assertions that "off the stick" mean penalties aren't counted are incorrect.

I know this is an old thread and probably an old term but I figured I'd give an answer to Google.

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