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What type of Golfer are you?

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  1. 1. Which type of Golfer are you? (Descriptions in below in OP)

    • The Steady Eddie/Edwina
      8
    • The Intimidator
      5
    • The Barmy Arnie
      0
    • The Vagabond
      1
    • The Joker
      4
    • The Accumulator
      0
    • The Automaton
      2
    • The Neurotic
      10
    • The Hawker
      2
    • The Bomber
      4

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Though I don't agree with most of these descriptions, I'm not going to be technical and thought it might be fun to take a poll and hear some commentary from TST members.


Which type of Golfer are you ?

Just recently read that apparently golfers fall into at least ten categories which fit the type of golf they play or the type of player they are. Everyone has their quirks and foibles which can be allied to themselves or their golf.

Here’s a list of likely identification traits – see if any of them fits you or someone you know. And if you can create even more let’s have them. Please comment if one of these personalities hits you to a tee!

The Steady Eddie/Edwina

Plays off a handicap of between six and 14 (or 18-28 if a woman) and hardly ever misses a fairway off the tee although never long enough to ruffle the longest drive adjudicators. Has a decent compact swing and is irritatingly consistent with 32 -38 points and never seems to get rattled.

The Intimidator

Always arrives an hour ahead of schedule and joins the group, directly from warm-up on the range. Doesn’t say a lot but focusses on his or her game with the occasional ‘good shot’ thrown in to show they’re not mute. Everyone aspires to their single figure returns but doesn’t enjoy handing over the sweep to such a single-minded person. Is there a Tiger Woods-type in your group?

The Barmy Arnie

This Hot-head could turn in scores of anything between 75 and 105. Goes for everything off the tee and very occasionally it comes off for several successive holes. Mostly, however, everyone tends to spend much of their own time searching for his balls in deep wet rough. This guy will also tend to bury clubhead after clubhead into the ground as he seeks perfection from an ultra-fast swing.

The Vagabond

Don’t ever turn your back on this one! He or she will be up-to all kinds of tricks – mostly intentional, others born out of ignorance of the rules. They’ll toss an extra coin nearer the hole and replace their ball there when it’s their turn to putt, improve a dodgy lie in the rough and favorably miss-count when recalling their score. Some have even been known to play a wrong ball found in the rough, which they know isn’t their’s!

The Joker

Lee Trevino could be accused of this type of behavior… never stopps chatting and can putt you off your stroke with incessant commentary, jokes and asides. But usually they’re such good company you can never accuse them of doing it on purpose as a form of gamesmanship. They just can’t help themselves.

The Accumulator

Obsessed by numbers and will add up your shots – indeed the whole group – as well as their own (e.g. ‘I had a 5 with two putts; you had a 6 with three putts and Fred had a 5 with two putts and we’ll give him the tap-in.’). He or she will spend so much time adding up and working out who’s won, they’re always at the back when it comes to buying the post-round beers.

The Automaton

Has a set pre-shot routine for every stroke and will not be deflected from it – on the tee, in the fairway, from a bunker, on the green. This is the player who thinks he’s Sir Nick Faldo in his prime and causes following groups to get frustrated with your group’s pace of play. But they’re such nice people socially no one has the heart to mention it.

The Neurotic

Nearly every roll-up group has one; they’re never satisfied with their own performance. They hit the green with a raking 3-iron from 200 yards… you say ‘Good shot!’, to which the retort comes back ‘yeah but I’ve left myself a downhill putt.’ They fade a high left-to-right hybrid around the trees and on to the green. ‘Good shot!’ you say, to which they reply ‘yeah, but shouldn’t have left myself that blind shot off the tee.’

The Hawker

Spends more than several minutes searching for their ball, often times knowing that they will never find their original ball - however comes out of hazards with multiple balls such as that of a chipmunk accumulating acorns for winter. Never satisfied with the occasional upgrade from the weeds, The Hawker insists that they were always farther up than where you stop them to search for their ball. Typically, this is holding up play for your group as well as the group behind you - however you will most likely ask them for a ball during your round.

The Bomber

Spends the majority of their time attempting to push the limits with every club in their bag. Feels the uncontrollable need to blurt the club that they were using when hearing compliments on the shot they hit. Often responds "7 iron!" or "That was the best I had with that 7 iron!" when hitting a successful shot from 160-180 out from the green to consistently remind you that they hit the ball much longer than you. Often turns in scores of 80-90 as a result of their own ego as they sometimes forget their own strength off the tee and score 5 and 6 on Par 3s when overshooting them.

Any of the above sound familiar?

Source : LostGolfBalls.com

I pulled the last 2 descriptions from another source online as I thought they were good additions to the original list.

I'm a mix between The Joker and The Bomber, but I had to choose The Bomber - minus the need to blurt out what club I used. I will gladly let someone know what I used, but I definitely don't have to tell everyone how far I hit each club.


So, what type of golfer are you?

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Definitely the neurotic, my worst critic without a doubt. I can see how it could be considered rude. Especially if the person dishing compliments plays at a lower level.

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Only one that even comes close is steady Eddie.......
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Intimidator mixed with a little joker, I try to stay very focused but playing well I tend to crack a lot of jokes due to happiness of playing well. This goes the opposite way too, when playing bad I get jokerish to deflect myself from getting too down about bad shots. When I'm up it's all focus but between shots, anything goes.

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The sandbagger/ BSer..

I like to make people think that I stink at the game. That way I can pretend that I'm having the best round of my life even if I'm playing horrible.

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Neurotic.

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You left out me....the Happy Gilmour type.!!.

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I clicked "Vagabond" before I read the descriptions. Can't say my vote was accurate.

I'm more of a joker/neurotic when it comes down to it.

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Both intimidator and neurotic...  I usually play by myself and will join with a group, not saying much except the norms.  I'm usually the better one of the players, although I do like a challenge, because it forces me to play better.  I do get a bit upset when I hit a decent shot, but ends up giving me a terrible putt/birdie chance.

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Intimidator.  That describes me on the course to a T.  Im 100% focused on my game and dont really get into much chit-chat.

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I'd say 75% Intimidator, 25% Neurotic.

I'm very, very competitive, and expect perfection from myself in everything I do, which is why i've worked so goddamn hard at this game over the last couple of years. I hate second place, and have always been the 'second place is first loser' type. I am much like TW (not in skill), in that i'm not comp[eting to make friends, im competing to win. I already have enough friends, and when it comes to sport, I want adversaries.

And I guess I could sound neurotic to those I get paired up with, when my second shot on a par 5 is on the green, and the random i've been paired with is almost at the fringe on his 5th, and im cursing and muttering to myself about leaving myself 25' instead of 5'. Thats just me, as I said above, I expect perfection from myself.

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Neurotic Bomber.  I may need to start up a Golfaholoics Anonymous chapter.  "Hi, my name is Sean, and I'm a blurter!"

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