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  1. I think most of us know that you cannot stand on the extension of the line of play or putt of someone on your side (your caddie cannot stand there, you cannot stand there for your partner's shot, etc.). It's also poor etiquette (it's in the Rules' "Etiquette" section) to stand on the line of putt of anyone else, but that's also pretty common sense. It's also poor etiquette to stand really close to a fellow competitor while they're playing a shot. Again, most people know that. They also know you're not supposed to distract another player, and so on and so forth… But what's perfectly l
  2. I have been enjoying golf these past two years. I enjoy meeting people and playing with friends. When you meet a person through the lens of golf for four hours, it is long enough to be a journey. I like how the conversation is just golf at the beginning - yet I always come away knowing if the others have kids and what they do for a living or what brought out a dedicated single that day. At the end of the round, when we shake hands and exchange courtesies, I sincerely mean it. Well, almost every time. I do not know what to do now. I watch the hand coming at me now, and not the eyes. Is
  3. I would like thoughts on proper way to let a group "Play Through". This weekend my wife & I were out for a round and a group ahead of us was slow and allowed another group to play through, but then it just seemed to bottle neck after that and I became curious if the real problem was the way in which the slow-group had the group behind play through. Let me describe the scenario. I will call my group "Group C". Group B was directly ahead of us and Group A was directly ahead of Group B. All groups were Two-player groups.. When we (Group C) got to the 3rd tee (A Par 4 hole) Group
  4. I have an etiquette question, but there may not be a standard answer for it.I play in two groups. One keeps a common scorecard and we report our scores to the person in the 4-some keeping score per hole. We also show an interest in one another's game and round. It's a great group to play with. The other group doesn't keep a common scorecard, ever, and some don't claim to keep score at all. The first group is obviously more serious. Anyway, an associate was invited to play in the more serious foursome and refused to report his score to the group's scorekeeper at the first hole. None of the
  5. Hi guys, I was at the range today and a couple spots over from me, I notice a guy, looked like he had a decent swing. His practice swing was very nice and smooth, but when he set up in front of the ball, his downswing seemed to double in speed. His swing still looked decent (and although I didn't see how the ball traveled), the practice swing looked markedly better than the real thing. Now, I'm not a good golfer so I'm not an authority to give advice, but I kind of wanted to mention my observation to him. After thinking it over a bit, I decided to mind my own business, but I am wonderi
  6. This is the worst example of abusing power and ownership. What example does this set for new golfers and youngsters. Shows ZERO respect for the men and women who care for that golf course so others may enjoy fabulous conditions. THE WORST
  7. Steve Williams was very mad about having Adam Scott hit from a bad lie in an "unraked" fairway bunker. I would not want to be that guy. Did Steve ever find the bunker raking slouch? I agree with Adam Scott's caddie, this should not happen. They are professionals - right?
  8. What makes someone a person you love to play golf with? And, are you one of those people? Years ago, when I subscribed to golf magazines, I read an article that really stuck with me (Be the Most Popular Guy in Your Group, Golf magazine, linked below). It really got me thinking, and doing some honest self-evaluation. I knew I’d always had high, and often unrealistic, expectations for myself, and could let it get to me if not performing the way I thought I should be. But, was I a bad guy to play with? Using that article as a catalyst, and building on it since then, I’ve form
  9. So Saturday I was playing a cancer charity scramble. I am usually a filler who is used to round out a team. So as usual I played with 3 strangers, 2 who knew each other. We finished the front 9 at 4 under and it started to rain, and rain and then rain some more. Then the thunder and lighting passed through so the course kept us in the club house until the storm passed. During this time 1/2 of my team baled because they had been out drinking all night. The remaining guy was on the fence as he had a 3 hour drive home. I told him repeatedly "if you have to go, go" as I could jump in to round ou
  10. Yesterday I forgot to bring my push cart to the course so I had to rent a golf cart. Not a big deal, but I walk so frequently that driving a golf cart to play golf is odd to me. Anyways, I finished up 9 holes and whipped around to #10 because I was finally allowed to play through a slow (new golfers) 2-some on #9. I have played the front 9 at least 20x more than the back 9 of my home course mainly because of time, but I left work early yesterday and since I had a cart and the course wasn't busy I was able to fit in 18. I get to #10 straight par 4 but has a big will in the middle and
  11. I haven't had an official handicap for about 15 years because in the past several I've only been able to play 6-8 times per year. This year I joined a club so that I could play in tournaments and since I need five scores to get a handicap, I entered some scores in GHIN from my last few rounds in 2015 (since I play so rarely, I can remember them). When I was doing this, I forgot to change the date when posting a score from August so it defaulted to today and is now my most recent reported score. GHIN won't let me change the entry but says to "contact my club" to fix it, which seems like a hassl
  12. Think about this not uncommon scenario: A golfer hits his approach onto the front of the green with a back pin, where the next tee is just beyond the green. Typically, what I'm assuming most would do, is walk and push their cart around the green to the back, near the next tee, then grab their putter and walk through the green (obviously careful to avoid others lines) back towards their ball and then go through their putting routine, whatever it may be. So, throwing out the persons putting routine, since everybody is different, what we have is a person effectively walking the length of t
  13. Good morning fellow TST members. How is everyone today? Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend and had the opportunity to play some good golf. Friday morning I went golfing as a single player and got paired up with two other gentleman, a son and father. It was a very busy course and I was not the only one to think of heading out on Black Friday to play golf instead of fighting with the masses over discounted materials. On the first tee the son hit good distance but was left hand side, the father hit average also left hand side. I teed off last with them already in their cart a
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