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So first off, I'd like to say this thread is a completely different topic than the "let other people try your clubs" thread.

I'm getting my paycheck in tomorrow, and I'm getting ready to play my first 9 holes of golf since I quit approx. 10 years ago. There is a golf course literally within a mile of my house, and I am planning on taking my dad out to play with me (on my money).

Apparently there is an incredibly ridiculous rule at this course that you can't share your golf set with a playing partner (your partner has to play with his/her own set). I have no idea why anyone would think up such a stupid rule.

Does your course(s) have a rule like this?

Do you agree it's a terrible rule?

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This is a common policy at most courses. The reason is pace of play. It would waste a lot of time having to share clubs. Other than on the tee, any time you both had to use the same club (like if you were approximately the same distance from the green) you'd have to wait for the other person to hit, then wait for them to bring the club over to you. It may not seem like it would be an issue, but it is.

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It is a common rule and normally I'd say its silly to think you COULD share clubs and I'd say if you don't have a set, get one or borrow from another person

this sounds like more of a "just this once" thing with your father and in that case I'd say you should try to scrounge together whatever clubs you could and sling them in a bag and head off to the course.  If he needs one of yours, then let him fire away.  Just be sure to let any approaching groups through if you're playin slowly.

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Okay, I understand that point. But when I buy a golf set, and my dad doesn't have one anymore, how am I supposed to take him out to golf?

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Originally Posted by FowlPlay

Okay, I understand that point. But when I buy a golf set, and my dad doesn't have one anymore, how am I supposed to take him out to golf?


If you buy yourself a baseball glove and a ball, and your dad doesn't have his anymore, how are you supposed to take him out to the park to throw some balls?

=> he has to borrow one or buy one for himself, it's just that easy...

If it's just for one round, maybe you have some friends who own some old set, they don't use anymore and would be willing to lend to your dad?

The same rule is in effect in clubs around here, but most of the time, it's possible to borrow one from the club... even a halve-set would suffice, I suppose...

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Yeah. We'll see. I might just have to go by myself. My problem is that in all the people I hang out with or see on a regular basis, I'm the only one with a golf set, so I can't really go with any of them with this rule. My uncle who lives a half hour away has a set, but I don't think we're gonna make that trip just for the set. I remember a few weeks ago before I bought this set I was looking for someone to borrow a set from, and I couldn't find anyone. Life sucks I guess.

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You could always ask if they will make an exception - especially during an off peak time. I was once paired with a father and son that shared a set (8am on a saturday) They didnt slow us down, but they also knew when to pick up or drop with the other on a hole.

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I have a similar issue when my father-in-law visits and wants to play golf as I only have my set and he won't carry his on public transport. Sometimes if you're playing at a quiet time and you ask ahead of time they'll allow it.

Plus some courses have clubs to rent. Worth asking.

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Why do you think it's a terrible rule? It makes perfect sense. I'm yet to go to a golf club that doesn't have this rule.

How are you supposed to take your dad out to golf? Well, if he doesn't have a set of his own (or a set he can borrow), why should he expect to be able to play golf?

You may think it's a harsh rule...but it's a fair rule.

Does the golf club have clubs for hire?

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Simple, when you buy a golf set don't sell his! Then you will have 2.

Originally Posted by FowlPlay

Okay, I understand that point. But when I buy a golf set, and my dad doesn't have one anymore, how am I supposed to take him out to golf?



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Originally Posted by FowlPlay

So first off, I'd like to say this thread is a completely different topic than the "let other people try your clubs" thread.

I'm getting my paycheck in tomorrow, and I'm getting ready to play my first 9 holes of golf since I quit approx. 10 years ago. There is a golf course literally within a mile of my house, and I am planning on taking my dad out to play with me (on my money).

Apparently there is an incredibly ridiculous rule at this course that you can't share your golf set with a playing partner (your partner has to play with his/her own set). I have no idea why anyone would think up such a stupid rule.

Does your course(s) have a rule like this?

Do you agree it's a terrible rule?

No I don't agree.  I've never played a course which didn't require that each player has his own set of clubs.  That is just a given any place I play, public or private.  My home course has a dozen rental sets, including a couple of left hand sets, just to deal with that issue.  We won't allow anyone on the course without his own clubs, and if he somehow manages to slip past the starter and tee host, the ranger will escort him from the course, or take him to the shop to rent a set.

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It has already been mentioned but go buy a cheap piece of shite golf bag and throw some of your clubs in it.

Then you;re good to go.

That, or rent, which isn't very expensive.

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I've shared my set once, but it was at a cheap par-3 course and it was just with my sister. There was no pace of play issue there because on the tee it didn't matter, and around the greens I just gave her my SW and her putter. On a full course I can see how pace of play would be an issue though. If you are just going to play every once in a while, a cheap set is not that expensive, and many courses also offer rentals.
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Give him your even clubs and you play the odds and buy a 5 dollar putter at goodwill. Now you have 2 sets......

Originally Posted by FowlPlay

Okay, I understand that point. But when I buy a golf set, and my dad doesn't have one anymore, how am I supposed to take him out to golf?



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I recently had the same issue when I wanted to play an unexpected 9 holes with my brother and I had left my clubs at home several thousand miles away.  I just grabbed half of his irons, no woods, no putter.  I stuck a few balls and tees in my pocket and walked the course carrying the clubs in ym hand - without a bag.  It was no problem aside from some funny looks.

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