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On 6/1/2020 at 9:26 PM, dagolfer18 said:

It’s funny that five out of the last seven posts on this thread (including this one) have been mine. Oh well... I had another kind of embarrassing moment today. It wasn’t as embarrassing as my others, more awkward than anything. On the par-3 12th today, I was stuck behind a couple, and they asked me to wave through. Always nerve-wrecking. I hit a 7I to about 12ft.

Then I went up and drilled the putt for a birdie two (wait for it), and the guy asked me point-blank, “What’s your handicap?” After a few moments of awkward silence, I told him I was a bogey golfer that was just having a great day, which, if you’ve been following my posts, you know the first part is the truth. But then I went and parred the 13th, which is ranked the toughest hole on the course.

That was the embarrassing part. The reason why is because I told him I was a bogey golfer (which is the truth), while playing two of the most difficult holes on the course at -1.

When asked your handicap you simply say, ‘ I don’t know...this is my first time to play.’

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2 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

You are getting better.  But what about your little brother???

He’s definitely better than he was two or three months ago, but I just don’t keep his score much anymore. He just rushes his shots too much, turning what could be an easy bogey into a triple or worse, double digits not uncommon. I think if he concentrates, he could get to where he breaks 100 consistently, at worst, and then we’ll go from there.

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I drove my cart into an area that has soft sand and my cart sunk in...had to wave down the maintenance crew for help. They finally came with a tractor to pull me out...

The sand in the traps at my course are hard as cement, yet there is this one patch of soft sand in the middle of nowhere🙄

We still finished 18-holes in 3 hours! Even with this drama that took at least 20 minutes!

 

 

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Having to be carted off the course with a 4 inch gash in my calf from my friends spikes (Early 90's.)

I chunked my tee shot about half way to the green on a par 3 and my friend was making fun of me. So, proceeded to knock his ball off the tee. We ended up kind of sword fighting over the ball as I was trying to knock it off and he was trying to block it. I shot my foot out to knock it off and he instinctively kicked at my leg. Next thing you know I have a 4 inch long by 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch deep gash gushing blood. We were walking so 1 friend ran to get help. Other friend (the one that spiked me) gives me a new golf towel to staunch the bleeding and ask if I'm good.  I say yes and he says "cool, I am going to play this hole then ok?"🤣😂 Hes still my closest friend to this day 🙄

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10 hours ago, FlyingAce said:

I drove my cart into an area that has soft sand and my cart sunk in...had to wave down the maintenance crew for help. They finally came with a tractor to pull me out...

The sand in the traps at my course are hard as cement, yet there is this one patch of soft sand in the middle of nowhere🙄

We still finished 18-holes in 3 hours! Even with this drama that took at least 20 minutes!

 

 

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Quicksand!

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last year, a coworker asked me to sub last minute on a "date night" for their girls group where one person had lost their partner last second. Sure, no problem, always up for golf. Turns out she played collegiately and is  a really good player. We are playing a Chapman.  So I get up on the first tee and pull hook it left into the driving range off the first tee. She of course blasts it right down the middle. Since I hit mine OB, whatever I do for my second shot using her ball will be what we have to work with. I promptly chunk it about 30 yards.

Second hole is a downhill par 3. I immediately blast my tee shot long and rinse it. By the end of the day I was convinced she thought I had never played the game (though I DID hit one good drive...on 8...and won the guys long drive contest).

 

Despite me playing like I thought it was a pinball match, she was  so good we won the overall tournament. I have looked for an opportunity to play with her again just to show I actually CAN hit a golf ball...

 

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34 minutes ago, darthweasel said:

 

34 minutes ago, darthweasel said:

Despite me playing like I thought it was a pinball match, she was  so good we won the overall tournament. I have looked for an opportunity to play with her again just to show I actually CAN hit a golf ball...

 

Murphy's Law says, like buttered bread always falling buttered side down, you will play like crap again when you play with her.

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17 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Murphy's Law says, like buttered bread always falling buttered side down, you will play like crap again when you play with her.

will find out a week from Wednesday...I am playing with my more normal partner for that tournament week from Wednesday...and you are almost assuredly right. I will look like I am discovering a new sport

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After one of my better rounds earlier in the week, the whole round Sunday felt like four hours on unending embarrassment. 

Probably hit no more than six decent shots and four of them were 5W shots after especially awful drives. Shanked the wedge three times and one was a ricochet off my pull cart.

Guess it was the classic bad round after a good round deal. Licking my wounds and will hit the range on Thursday.

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54 minutes ago, darthweasel said:

will find out a week from Wednesday...I am playing with my more normal partner for that tournament week from Wednesday...and you are almost assuredly right. I will look like I am discovering a new sport

But now, that you acknowledge it, you will play great!  Funny how that stuff works.

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18 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

But now, that you acknowledge it, you will play great!  Funny how that stuff works.

you ever play in the NW Golf Guys tournaments up in Seattle? I was thinking of sneaking up there for the tournament Saturday at Trophy Lake but the rain forecast backed me off but if I make it up for future tourneys, would be great to have a playing partner up there

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Was playing with my uncle Bob one day, was hitting a drive into the sun so I asked Bob to keep an eye on it. I smashed the drive but immediately lost it in the sun, I asked Bob if he has it and he say Yes I Got It, Going a Little Right, well I look right and don't you know my ball lands on another green and hits a guy in the leg, then my uncle Bob scream FOUR, after the ball hit the guy! 

I went over and had to apologize, he was pissed, not that he got it but that nobody screamed FOUR.  

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