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I am a avid golfer, and cigar smoker. The two didn't go together since yesterday, but I was playing alone. I wasn't with anyone, so I didn't feel bad about lighting up. I ashed on the cart path, or into the rough and stepped it out, never on the fairway or greens. Anyways, what do you guys think about cigars and golfing?
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I smoke ciggs, not cigars, but there about the same in my world. I got no issues with smoking on the course, since we play outdoors there really shouldnt be an issue with it. Even if a freak breeze blew my cloud to your area, it's certainly no worse than breathing exhaust fumes from all the traffic surrounding the course (not to mention the golf cart its self) , or the smoke stacks bellting out who knows what from all the factories. I dispose of them properly (never in a fairway or on a green), so I say it's all good!
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I smoke ciggs, not cigars, but there about the same in my world. I got no issues with smoking on the course, since we play outdoors there really shouldnt be an issue with it. Even if a freak breeze blew my cloud to your area, it's certainly no worse than breathing exhaust fumes from all the traffic surrounding the course (not to mention the golf cart its self) , or the smoke stacks bellting out who knows what from all the factories. I

that's the problem with smoking on the course, most people throw them where they finish them.

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that's the problem with smoking on the course, most people throw them where they finish them.

I do agree with you there, some people are litter bugs, or just plain lazy. As for me,Ive always have the habit of pinchin' the cherry off, and squishing the butt and placing it in my pocket till I get to a trash can

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As an ex smoker I don't mind people smoking on the course or even on the cart with me as long as they don't leave the cigarette burning away ON THE CART leaving burn marks on the seat or on the paintwork.

I played with a guy the other week who smoked the huge cigars, as we were playing he would stand there behind the ball lining up his shot and the lay the cigar down on the fairway on his intended line of the shot, after the second or third hole I realised what he was doing and called him on it telling him that he cannot use a training aid during a round, he saiid it was not a training aid it was merely a cigar and he was not using it to line himself up, the other two guys in the fourball agreed with me, I still beat him and I did report him to the league chairman and he said he would look into it, I won't hold my breath on that one !!
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Haha, that is a sneaky way to cheat!! But I usually leave mine sitting on the floor of the cart, and have the ash hanging off the side. Or on the fairway behind me.
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Personally I don't care for smoking in any form. In this enlightened age, I simply don't get why anyone would even start smoking, or keep it up after reaching the age of reason (mid 20's at the latest). I especially deplore the fact the cigar smoking has somehow become associated with golf. It spoils the whole sunshine and fresh air theme when someone has to fire up a stogie upwind from me.
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I don't consider myself a smoker, but I've smoke a few cigars over the years and used to smoke a pipe (for a couple years in the late 80's).

I could be in the minority here, but a good cigar (could be a Colt, a Captain Black or a Cohiba - it's personal preference) and a flask of single malt shared with friends goes well with the smell of leaves turning colour (they do have a distinct odour) in the fall. It reminds me of the last few rounds of the season, the World Series, the start of hockey season. Aaah - good times.
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Personally I don't care for smoking in any form. In this enlightened age, I simply don't get why anyone would even start smoking, or keep it up after reaching the age of reason (mid 20's at the latest). I especially deplore the fact the cigar smoking has somehow become associated with golf. It spoils the whole sunshine and fresh air theme when someone has to fire up a stogie upwind from me.

Well it could be argued that a cigar (natural tobacco leaves) is as or more natural than the golf course it's being smoked on, and thus the perfect compliment to a round of golf.

I've also found that cigars don't have the addictive quality of cigarettes (as in added chemicals), and I never even think about smoking them off the course. So enjoying the occasional cigar is not the same as "starting smoking".
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Well it could be argued that a cigar (natural tobacco leaves) is as or more natural than the golf course it's being smoked on, and thus the perfect compliment to a round of golf.

The golf course also smells of natural growing things, while a cigar smells like smouldering dogshit. And it can be smelled for 100 yards or more downwind. I'm biased because I am an ex-smoker, and I couldn't stand the smell of cigar smoke even when I smoked, so I react even more strongly to it now. I'll ride with someone smoking a cigarette, but not with a cigar smoker.

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I don't mind anyone smoking while I'm playing,whether it be a cigar or a cigarette.

I agree. I hate seeing butts laying on the course but as long as you clean up after yourself, I could care less. I enjoy a smoke now and then myself and while agree with a couple of comments about them not being the best thing for your body, there are other things in life just as deadly if not deadlier. Smoke em if you've got em!

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I enjoy cigars during a round or even better with a nice bourbon. It doesn't bother me when people smoke cigs or cigars during a round. If I'm riding, I do as my playing partner if a cigar would bother them. I believe that's respectful. I'm very sensitive to ashes on the green. That drives me crazy.
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not a fan of smoking in any way shape or form - i think its disgusting
but hey, I dont make the rules on the course so what can i do???

if you properly dispose of the remains, then its whatever
leave ur butts on the green or in the fwy...and we have issues
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