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My friend when he is not playing the greatest will some times leave after 6 holes (you have to cross the parking lot to get to hole 7).  The tee for number 7 is right next to the parking lot and right when he gets into his car he has blasted his horn in my backswing a few times.

In my personal use I have found that if you put the golf cart into reverse right in my friends backswing that that works quite well too.

I have found this to be kind of funny and a good way to loosen up on the course.

Just wondering if anyone else has stories about this.

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I will often rev the cart a little, then lurch while my buddies are swinging, and one of them will creep towards you in the cart, and then the other just stands right behind you and swings when you do.

Sounds annoying, but it's all in good fun and we stop after we do it once or twice.

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I am glad I read this thread. I always thought being 'horned' was when a unicorn, rhinoceros or bull violates your safety circle. You learn something every day.

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Yes I have been "horned" at times.  Those few people who did that repeatedly I don't play with anymore.  I personally try to beat my buddies the old fashioned way, by playing better than they do and not by screwing with their heads.

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The parking lot at my club is near the first fairway. When I lock my car, I get a brief beep. I always wait until I'm sure the group in the fairway [i]isn't[/i] hitting - but is present, so I'm not interfering with a tee shot - before I lock my car. So no. I've never horned someone, and I'd be rather upset if I was horned by someone I knew. I've played courses that have holes alongside roads, and I sometimes would have people I don't know honk as they drove by - maybe they found it funny. Saw one get pulled over for doing this once, too. I didn't stick around to find out what the violation was.
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Originally Posted by MiniBlueDragon

Is that before or after the bell rings to tell you to get back to class?



This.  Thankfully the people I play with have gotten past schoolboy pranks............................................... even those who are actually still in school.

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People on this site are way too anal about this game.  I can't say I ever do stuff like this on the golf course, but I also know that the people I play with wouldn't get bothered if I did do it once randomly during a friendly round.  Joking with buddies on the golf course is half the fun.  Honking a car horn is a bit excessive, though, as you may be bothering someone besides the person you intend to, and I don't find that to be in the spirit of the joke.
Anyway, good advice to all: loosen up a bit.  Sheesh.
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Originally Posted by xstompx

People on this site are way too anal about this game.  I can't say I ever do stuff like this on the golf course, but I also know that the people I play with wouldn't get bothered if I did do it once randomly during a friendly round.  Joking with buddies on the golf course is half the fun.  Honking a car horn is a bit excessive, though, as you may be bothering someone besides the person you intend to, and I don't find that to be in the spirit of the joke.

Anyway, good advice to all: loosen up a bit.  Sheesh.

Then why do you stick around?


It doesn't take schoolboy pranks to be loose and have fun with the game.  We kid each other, occasionally smack talk, but never in a way that directly interferes with play.  That sort of thing simply doesn't belong on the course.  Most of the guys I play with are more or less serious golfers.  Almost all carry official handicaps and play in Men's Club competitions.  Thus our play, and our scores are more important to us that yours are to you, I guess.

The idea that one can't have fun or be relaxed when playing by the rules has always been a foreign concept to me.  I play golf because its fun - I wouldn't bother otherwise.  I play by the rules because that enhances the fun, as well as providing a balanced yardstick for the game.  I prefer playing golf with golfers - the clowns can stay with the circus.

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Originally Posted by Shindig

...I sometimes would have people I don't know honk as they drove by - maybe they found it funny. Saw one get pulled over for doing this once, too. I didn't stick around to find out what the violation was.

From the California Vehicle Code (and I assume other states have a similar law), Section 27001:

Use of Horns

27001.  (a) The driver of a motor vehicle when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation shall give audible warning with his horn.

(b) The horn shall not otherwise be used, except as a theft alarm system which operates as specified in Article 13 (commencing with Section 28085)

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From the California Vehicle Code (and I assume other states have a similar law), Section 27001:

Use of Horns

27001.  (a) The driver of a motor vehicle when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation shall give audible warning with his horn.

(b) The horn shall not otherwise be used, except as a theft alarm system which operates as specified in Article 13 (commencing with Section 28085)

Yep! This was in California; in fact, I've yet to play out of state (will fix that soon). The officer pulling someone over happened at hole 7 at Shorecliffs in Orange County.

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Originally Posted by Fourputt

Then why do you stick around?

It doesn't take schoolboy pranks to be loose and have fun with the game.  We kid each other, occasionally smack talk, but never in a way that directly interferes with play.  That sort of thing simply doesn't belong on the course.  Most of the guys I play with are more or less serious golfers.  Almost all carry official handicaps and play in Men's Club competitions.  Thus our play, and our scores are more important to us that yours are to you, I guess.

The idea that one can't have fun or be relaxed when playing by the rules has always been a foreign concept to me.  I play golf because its fun - I wouldn't bother otherwise.  I play by the rules because that enhances the fun, as well as providing a balanced yardstick for the game.  I prefer playing golf with golfers - the clowns can stay with the circus.


Hold on, the whambulance is on its way.  Seriously lighten up.

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Originally Posted by gjsuicide

Hold on, the whambulance is on its way.  Seriously lighten up.



You're the second newb in 2 hours trying to tell me to back off... maybe it's you clowns who need to find a site that condones those shenanigans on the course.

The first paragraph of the etiquette section of the Rules of Golf says:

This Section provides guidelines on the manner in which the game of golf should be played. If they are followed, all players will gain maximum enjoyment from the game. The overriding principle is that consideration should be shown to others on the course at all times.

To most "golfers" that overrides your suggestion that I "lighten up".

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I don't think "Lighten up" really applies to this situation. Some sports are suited to this kind of fooling around, but I don't think Golf is one of them. It's not only a friend you'd be annoying but probably other people on the course too. I suppose if your entire group is of the maturity level to be amused by it then it's not a problem if there's no one else around. Not my cup of tea, personally. I take Golf seriously and I don't mind admitting that, given the amount of money it costs to partake and the focus and concentration it takes to do it well. I have no problem with joking around while walking between shots etc, but if someone is gonna be doing it during swings, that's the last time they'll be invited.

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Originally Posted by trackster

My friend when he is not playing the greatest will some times leave after 6 holes (you have to cross the parking lot to get to hole 7).  The tee for number 7 is right next to the parking lot and right when he gets into his car he has blasted his horn in my backswing a few times.

In my personal use I have found that if you put the golf cart into reverse right in my friends backswing that that works quite well too.

I have found this to be kind of funny and a good way to loosen up on the course.

Just wondering if anyone else has stories about this.

Never been horned nor have I ever horned anyone else. We do how ever play little harmless pranks when someone in our group is having a down day, might put the F/R switch in neutral, hide their cart key etc. nothing major, just trying to get a smile out of them so they relax and enjoy the round.


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Originally Posted by ohiolefty

I am glad I read this thread. I always thought being 'horned' was when a unicorn, rhinoceros  or bull violates your safety circle. You learn something every day.



it's actually called being 'hooked,' for some reason. but don't forget about narwhals.

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I guess what I am trying to get across is that there is more fun to be had at the course then just golf. (Yes i know your next statement is going to say you go to a golf course to play golf and that is what you should be doing)

As for seriousness about the game.  Just because you take the game more serious than some one else does not mean that they care less about the game.  I could find the most serious golfer there is and you wouldn't like him telling you that you don't take the game serious enough.

Carrying an official handicap means absolutely nothing.  It doesn't mean that you are any more serious than some one else.  (man i have used the word serious quite a bit)

As for playing in Men's Events that also means nothing.  Pay the entry fee and drink beer, bam you are in a mens event.  I'm not saying that anyone is a drunk golfer, but the exclusiveness of a mens event is zero.

If some one horned me I would probably laugh and say something like "C'mon man I am already bad enough the way it is", not call in the police, bomb squad, secret service, FBI, and macgyver like some people here would.

If people would relax a little more i bet they would play a lot better as well.

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There is one hole by the road at the course I usually play at and I have had a few people beep in the middle of my back swing while driving by.  I don't mind though it does not really mess me up when people are making noise while I am swinging.

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