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colin007

So You Wanna Look Like a "Real" Golfer?

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colin007    431

so this will be a catch-all thread for tips on how to at least look like a "real" golfer and not a shlub.

1)  Take the damn price sticker off of your driver!!!!  No "real" golfer still has the price sticker from Golf Galaxy on his driver!  Rip that sucker off, and use some Goo-Gone or rubbing alcohol to get the sticky stuff off.

2) Get a new golf glove.  Does yours look like this?

Then GET A NEW ONE!!!!  No self respecting golfer would dare be seen with something like this.

3) Fix your pitch marks!!!!  And learn how to do it correctly.

Do us all a favor and get a pitch mark tool, dont use a tee.

Any others?  Feel free to add.

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Ernest Jones    994

3) Fix your pitch marks!!!!  And learn how to do it correctly.

Do us all a favor and get a pitch mark tool, dont use a tee.

+100 on this one!

I'll add to your list:

  1. No golf sandals, they look goofy.
  2. Get some decent golf pants/shorts, cargoes with bulging pockets look like crap and can't be comfortable. If you insist on wearing cargoes at least empty some of the crap out of the pockets.
  3. Learn proper etiquette, all the fancy clothes, gloves and gear in the world won't make you look like a real golfer if you're standing in front of a par 3 green, air counting to 7 while I'm semi-patiently waiting to tee off.

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iacas    4,175
  • Ditch the iron covers.
  • Don't wear a "utility belt."
  • Don't tuck anything into your hat, or use the magnetic clips unless you're a woman. Definitely don't use the ball marker that snaps onto your glove.
  • Wear golf shoes. They have some that look like sneakers, but everyone can tell if you're wearing actual sneakers.
  • Wear sunscreen. This may or may not help you look like a real golfer, but it very well may save your life, so do it anyway.
  • Iron your clothes.

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Ernest Jones    994

+100 on this one!

I'll add to your list:

No golf sandals, they look goofy.

Get some decent golf pants/shorts, cargoes with bulging pockets look like crap and can't be comfortable. If you insist on wearing cargoes at least empty some of the crap out of the pockets.

Learn proper etiquette, all the fancy clothes, gloves and gear in the world won't make you look like a real golfer if you're standing in front of a par 3 green, air counting to 7 while I'm semi-patiently waiting to tee off.

And NO dime-sized brown spots please. :scared:

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Dave2512    275

Really don't care what people look like as long as they respect the course and others. I suppose the only advice I'd give is take a lesson or two if you want to "look" like a golfer. Lately the only thing bugging me is how people behave on the range. To them I would say stop being noisy, mind your own biz and abide by the rules. Not sure what the deal is but every time I see someone being disruptive on the range it's the younger guy with a bad swing that thinks he's killing it. Because he thinks he's a pro he has decided he is privileged so he claims a nice grassy spot in an area not designated for hitting balls at that time. Even if there are ropes or mats he stakes his claim to his own area. Then he chews it up hitting balls randomly leaving divots all over. In between his inane banter about how well he thinks is hitting the ball he has the audacity to make disparaging remarks about everyone else there. At some point I see them on the course struggling on the way to something north of 90.

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boogielicious    1,159

1. Throw yourself into the first water hazard if you EVER spit a sunflower seed on a green.

2. Yell "FORE" for goodness sake.

3. Don't wait until you partner finished his shot to decide what club you will use.

4. Be polite to other golfers and the ranger.

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saevel25    1,075

1. Throw yourself into the first water hazard if you EVER spit a sunflower seed on a green.

2. Yell "FORE" for goodness sake.

3. Don't wait until you partner finished his shot to decide what club you will use.

4. Be polite to other golfers and the ranger.

1) No chewing tobacco. DO NOT SPIT THAT STUFF ON THE GREEN!!!

2) Play ready golf

3) Learn the word, "Provisional"

4) Be Honest

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Hardballs    41
Dress like a golfer! Mark your ball appropriately when on the green! Shut the hell up when people address the ball! Leave the green immediately after putting out!

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Hammer 4    51

If you accidentally hit someone while hitting a ball, Man up and admit what you did.

If your wearing older golf shoes with spikes, trash them and get some soft spikes or spikeless shoes.

10 practice swings ? No, No...

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jamo    701
[LIST] [*] Be polite. [*] Don't drag your feet on the green. [*] If you've got some extra time, repair a pitch mark or two. [*] Yell fore. [*] Don't go searching for golf balls in the woods. [/LIST]

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Kieran123    141

Wear clothes that fit.

Shut the hell up when appropriate

Turn up on time - ie. at least 15 minutes before tee time, not at your tee time

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Hammer 4    51

Shut the hell up when appropriate

Nothing like hearing 2 guys talking so loud that you can hear them 2 fairways away, while your trying to make 8 footer for birdie..

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Spyder    119

• Stop treating "the turn" like a damn restaurant. Get in, get your wiener/beer and get out!
• Tip the cart girl!
• Don't leave your broken tees in place. Bend over, pick it up and throw it away.
• Don't call at the last minute to tell me that you're running late. We planned on a 7:05 tee time 48 hours in advance.
• Use the practice green for actual practice before your round.
• Don't throw cigars or cigs out on the course. If you're smoking, like I do, put it out and scrap them in a plastic bottle or something.
• For the love of god, buy clothes that you fit you!
• Limit alcohol intake during the round. Go nuts after the round if you have a safe ride home, but don't waste other people's time playing cross-eyed and sloppy.
• Don't pack a full-sized meal to take with you on the course. You're out there for 3-4 hours 99% of the time. You're not starving.

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Kieran123    141

• Don't call at the last minute to tell me that you're running late. We planned on a 7:05 tee time 48 hours in advance.

THIS.

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