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Originally Posted by Slicer219

Think of all the time a person wastes by stopping the cart, selecting their club, addressing the ball... you could make up some of that time just driving by and hitting it polo style!  Lol


We call this new sport, golf polo!  This is how a new sport is added to Olympics.  Golf -> Golf Polo.  Volleyball -> Beach Volleyball.   Gymnastics -> Rhythmic Gymnastics -> Trampoline.   Let's begin the grinding about Olympic sports .... oops, that's another tread.

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I think the biggest complaint I have when I play, and I haven't heard it mentioned here, is why the grounds crew refuses to cut short All the grass and just leaves that nice patch down the middle!

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Inconsiderate people with slow play.

I was playing behind a group of 4 players - they were either beginners or didn't play golf often. I am no golf snob or dictator of the rules, but they were all over the course.

-One of the guys had shanked his shot, they all teed off and left him there teeing off about 3/4 times til he managed to get it in play. His partners were 200 yards already down

the fairway.

-Shouting at bad shots. It's a frustrating game and especially if you are in the middle of a good run, but shooting loudly even it is at yourself on the course is poor form and makes you look

like a douche.

-the inability to see around you and notice you are holding people up. Sometimes it cannot be helped if the course is full up, but I mean the ones who are holding up the queue.

-rules guys - My friend hates going first, so if he wins the hole even then he does not want to go first, and this I have no issue with. I try to follow as many rules as possible with putting off the green/green and so on. We played one day with a club member and he was almost mad about the ''honor of teeing off'' and following the game right to a tee. I think we should try in our best to follow them, but if my bud doesn't like going first - no one should force him, and does it really matter at the end of the day who tees off? None of our group seem to care.

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I like the guys that stand on the green after holing out, gazing back up the fairway, and counting their strokes. Yeesh!

Sorry, I better get a counter. One I can click along the way. :-(

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I think the biggest complaint I have when I play, and I haven't heard it mentioned here, is why the grounds crew refuses to cut short All the grass and just leaves that nice patch down the middle!

That would be nice... I'm sure it would change the rating though.

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- People that play speed golf and their main objective is to push the people in front of them.

I know that scratch golfers are naturally faster than bogey golfers, but I'm not talking about scratch players.  I'm talking about the double bogey guys that pick up their balls on bad shots, drop in the fairway on bad shots, and move as fast as they possibly can simply to push the group in front of them.  Yes.  There are groups that play like that.

- Fast players that, instead of politely asking a beginner group in front of them to play through, they complain to the club pro.

Golf is a gentleman's game and I think people forget that.  A true gentlemen would rarely whine to the club pro about a slow group in front of them, rather he would try to handle the matter himself in a professional way.  "Guys I don't want to push y'all and disrupt your round, so would you mind if we played through?"

- Golf clubs that don't explain the etiquette of letting a group play through.

I believe many complaints would be mitigated if only the marshals or club employees would briefly explain when and how to let a faster group play through.  "If you see a group behind you standing in the fairway for a few minutes looking at you, just wave for them to come on through".  I've never heard that, ever from a marshal or employee of a golf club.  Beginners need to hear that from someone.  You would think that after all the complaints a club pro gets about slow play, they'd inform their golfers when and how to let faster groups play through.

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Originally Posted by kw purp

People not understanding how to play properly.

Things like, they talk forever on the green after everyone has finished putting instead of talking while they walk to their cart, putting their headcovers on their driver after every tee shot, taking more than 2 practice swings, reading putts from multiple angles when its for bogey or worse, parking there cart far away from the green so after the putt they have to walk forever back to it, not bringing your putter with the wedge when you are chipping, watching your friend hit his shot in the fairway then driving over to your ball afterwards instead of going while he is hitting.

I could go on and on and on. Pretty much anything that contributes to slow play. Thank god I was taught by fast players


I always put on my head covers because the clanking drivers, fairway metals etc... is disruptive to other golfers.  At least that's what I've always thought.  Maybe I'm being hyper courteous.  :)

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Originally Posted by paddlefoot

I always put on my head covers because the clanking drivers, fairway metals etc... is disruptive to other golfers.  At least that's what I've always thought.  Maybe I'm being hyper courteous.  :)


I do the same.  I don't want my clubs to rattle and bother my partner or others.

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Originally Posted by paddlefoot

I always put on my head covers because the clanking drivers, fairway metals etc... is disruptive to other golfers.  At least that's what I've always thought.  Maybe I'm being hyper courteous.  :)

Ditto - Exception...since I hit driver a lot more than my fairway woods or the hybrid, I just leave that cover off the whole round.  But I make sure the others are covered.  That still protects my driver.

I have one friend that has to play with one arm.  Head covers are a big pain for him.  they come off immediately out of the trunk of the car, and don't go back on until packing up to go home.  Don't mind the rattle one bit.

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The other day we went ahead of a group who were sitting down for breakfast at the turn. We were just finishing the 11 th hole when they jumped in front of us on the tee. I expressed my opinion to them of their extreme rudeness for doing that and was informed by the spokesman for the group that he was extremely busy, had company coming, made $27 a minute and that he had more bathrooms in his house than most people had rooms. This was a public course which using his numbers may have cost him 5 min of his alleged wage for the whole group AND breakfast. Rude people who think they own the course is a current 'grinder'.

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Wow, I really had to think about this, because, other than me choosing to play a conservative play and hitting it exactly where I DON'T want to be, not much bothers me....then I realized, there is one thing.

When I am coming up 9 in the fairway (ok, usually the rough) and watch a group drive right past me to get to 10 teebox where they start their round. For some reason, that bothers me enough to usually drive me off the course. If I am with others and there are fewer of the new group, maybe I tolerate it, but that just drives me nuts.

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Originally Posted by zippidee

The other day we went ahead of a group who were sitting down for breakfast at the turn. We were just finishing the 11 th hole when they jumped in front of us on the tee. I expressed my opinion to them of their extreme rudeness for doing that and was informed by the spokesman for the group that he was extremely busy, had company coming, made $27 a minute and that he had more bathrooms in his house than most people had rooms. This was a public course which using his numbers may have cost him 5 min of his alleged wage for the whole group AND breakfast. Rude people who think they own the course is a current 'grinder'.

Was that Donald Trump?   Geesh.   Send him to the galleys.

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Originally Posted by dzclarkcpa

Wow, I really had to think about this, because, other than me choosing to play a conservative play and hitting it exactly where I DON'T want to be, not much bothers me....then I realized, there is one thing.

When I am coming up 9 in the fairway (ok, usually the rough) and watch a group drive right past me to get to 10 teebox where they start their round. For some reason, that bothers me enough to usually drive me off the course. If I am with others and there are fewer of the new group, maybe I tolerate it, but that just drives me nuts.


I know what you mean.    Most have enough sense to ask before cutting in line.   Others, I will confront if they are likely to delay my group.

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Originally Posted by rehmwa

Ditto - Exception...since I hit driver a lot more than my fairway woods or the hybrid, I just leave that cover off the whole round.  But I make sure the others are covered.  That still protects my driver.

I have one friend that has to play with one arm.  Head covers are a big pain for him.  they come off immediately out of the trunk of the car, and don't go back on until packing up to go home.  Don't mind the rattle one bit.

That is all I was referring to. Is it really necessary to take the head cover on and off every single time. Its not much by itself, but when the group is already slow and not very good and they do that it adds to the frustration. If your moving along at a good pace I couldnt care less what your doing

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I always put on my head covers because the clanking drivers, fairway metals etc... is disruptive to other golfers.  At least that's what I've always thought.  Maybe I'm being hyper courteous.  :)

I do the exact same thing. I keep my putter cover off but any wood or driver cover goes back on after use. I'm quick about it and don't slow down others. What grinds my gears is people loud people on courses, t.hosenwhondont feel the need to replace ball marks and when people ride your ass on the course.

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