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Shaking Hands With Your Foursome / Removing Your Hat on 18th Green?

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  1. 1. What do you do on the 18th green? (Choose all that apply, and it's anonymous, so be honest.)

    • I almost always shake hands.
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    • I often shake hands.
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    • I sometimes shake hands.
      6
    • I almost always remove my hat.
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    • I often remove my hat.
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    • I sometimes remove my hat.
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I didn't realize this has been discussed before.  But I'm glad to see that people won't mind if I leave my hat on.  I need to check old Shell's Wonderful World of Golf videos on YouTube to see if in those days they removed their hats.  I also need to check the LPGA tournaments.

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I figure when in Rome do as the Romans do. If someone takes off their hat, I'll follow suit.

It isn't something done much in my neck of the woods.

Edited by mcanadiens

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You know I used to do this all the time and I still do sometimes like at the end of a tournament round with players I don't often play with. I see no need to do it with my weekly foursome nor when I get paired with a group for a friendly round. 

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Then again, golf is supposed to a game of respect, and integrity. It seems to lose a little bit of those items every year. 

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20 minutes ago, Patch said:

Then again, golf is supposed to a game of respect, and integrity. It seems to lose a little bit of those items every year. 

Taking your hat off and showing off your sweaty hat hair is not at all a sign of respect or integrity.

How about you just be a respectful guy with integrity for the four hours before that fateful moment, and in that moment, you look the guy in the eye and genuinely smile and say "Nice playing with you."

Ben Hogan wasn't dissing someone when he left his hat on for the post-round handshake. Nor Sam Snead. Nor Arnie. Etc. Removing your hat is a very recent "invention."

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7 minutes ago, iacas said:

How about you just be a respectful guy with integrity for the four hours

I was going to say the same thing but just stop right there  ^^

If my playing partners can't figure out we get along just fine (or not) after 18 holes of golf and conversation, then I really can't help them further.

I rather share a a couple rounds of drinks after instead of seeing their hair and touching their hands

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I shake hands, after a round, the same way I do before a round.

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Over this side of the pond a gentleman always removes his hat when shaking hands. 

You lot probably wear it indoors as well.... heathens!

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I think I probably said years ago in this thread something along the lines of "If my hands aren't otherwise full I'll take my hat and glasses off to shake hands, but if it's a hassle I don't sweat it." Nothing's changed there. Pretty often in my men's league I'm the only one in the group to take my hat off. No big deal. Sometimes people don't seem to want to shake hands, which I'm also totally fine with. 

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1 hour ago, Herkimer said:

I didn't realize this has been discussed before.  But I'm glad to see that people won't mind if I leave my hat on.  I need to check old Shell's Wonderful World of Golf videos on YouTube to see if in those days they removed their hats.  I also need to check the LPGA tournaments.

I may be mistaken, but from what I recall from the Shell series, about the only one who even wore a hat was Trevino. I do not recall Arnie ever wearing a hat, except in more recent years.

 

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I like to remove my shoes and touch people with my feet. Strangely, people seem to show my great respect when I do this, and back off slowly and quietly.

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6 minutes ago, chspeed said:

I like to remove my shoes and touch people with my feet. Strangely, people seem to show my great respect when I do this, and back off slowly and quietly.

I've seen you do this and it didn't bother me. But the red toenail polish did.

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14 minutes ago, Hacker James said:

I may be mistaken, but from what I recall from the Shell series, about the only one who even wore a hat was Trevino. I do not recall Arnie ever wearing a hat, except in more recent years.

 

I just looked at a few.  Azinger-Ballesteros, Zinger kept his visor on.  Watson-Couples, both kept their hats on.  Nelson-Littler, hats on.  Norman-Faldo, Norman's hat stayed on (no hat on Faldo)  That was the norm for a long time.

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