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#1 Shawn Paul

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 10:44 AM

I searched for this topic, I swear I did.  If it is a duplicate my sincerest apologies.

Last week my pals and I were able to play a few holes before league t time.  We started talking about our golf swings and what we do where in the swing.  I told them talking about your swing before playing was golf suicide and sure enough my two pals had the worst round of the year.  Lucky for me, I did not because I have the uncanny ability to eff things up on my own... I mean block things out.  I would consider this a superstition.  It is not like we were trying to change our swings, just discussing them.

As golfers we all have superstitions.  What are yours and why?

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#2 Nuggets

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 10:48 AM

I like to mark my balls on the green with a Swedish Kroner or poker chip, don't know why.......just do
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 10:57 AM

I never play a round of golf that my clubs havent been cleaned and wiped down before hand. I only use the white painted tees. I swing a G25 driver and I like the feedback I get from the marks the tees leave on the face and underside of the driver. Lets me know where on the face Im hitting the ball and sometimes leaves a trail mark on the bottom hopefully going straight back.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

I really don't have any.  I am not superstitious whatsoever.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 11:58 AM

I never ever want to know where I sit in a round until it's over; even if I'm keeping score I do my best to forget (block) anything I've just done.   This is far more important when I am playing well; again i'm a mental midget.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 12:02 PM

-Club must be wiped down after ever shot and put in proper place
-same pre-shot routine before every shot and putt
-ball has to be marked the same way every round
-have tees marker and divot tool in right pocket
-glove in right back pocket

more routines than superstitions!
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 12:16 PM

Extra balls in left pocket
Ball Marker (1897 Morgan Dollar), divot tool and white tees in right pocket
Never, ever take practice swings
Shamrock or golf related boxers, always

Yeah, I'm not superstitious or anything...
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 12:45 PM

I have to have two orange tees and 4 quarters in my left pocket.

I swear it throws my balance off if I don't.

Plus if you use a pink tee you will hit it in the woods every time.

I DESPISE pink.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 12:54 PM

View PostNuggets, on 08 July 2015 - 10:48 AM, said:

I like to mark my balls on the green with a Swedish Kroner or poker chip, don't know why.......just do

I'm glad you brought this up, because I couldn't think of any superstitions that I have.

For me, I have to use either a Washington State quarter, Oregon quarter, or a Swiss Franc. If I have a good putting round with one coin, I'll keep using it until I have a bad putting round. The Swiss Franc has been good to me lately :dntknw:
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 02:37 PM

Not just me liking certain coins then :) I just like that the Kroner has a hole in the middle and looks pretty cool.......well to me anyway

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:19 PM

View PostSilverBullets, on 08 July 2015 - 11:40 AM, said:

I really don't have any.  I am not superstitious stupidstitious whatsoever.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:27 PM

White or natural tees only
Tees, repair tool, marker in right pocket
Balls in left pocket
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:33 PM

I have to have 2 golf balls in my pocket and a long and short tee.  I don't understand why, but it's been that way for years.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:51 PM

Long tee, short tee and ball mark in the  right pocket.  Left pocket 2 balls.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:58 PM

Tees, b marker, divot tool on right pocket.
Anything on left
Ball cleaner on left back.
Game money on right bk

Oh and European coins or Canada



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 04:33 PM

None. Do you really think the golf gods pay any attention to that stuff?
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:31 PM

Always have to have two tees in mmy front left pocket with my ball marker and divot tool.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:38 PM

Divot tool and ball marker right pocket, tees left pocket, not even really a superstition just works since I'm a lefty
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:43 PM

Routine or superstition? They are getting blended here ^^^\
Routine is ball mark left pocket cause I have to take my glove off to get to it and I never put with a glove.
Tees in right pocket cause I don't have to take my glove off to get to it.

Superstitions are: Only pink Tees I swipe from my daughters bag for driver. (pink punk'n tees) Don't ask, don't care, it works.
Never ever ever ever keep a spare ball in my pocket. If you have it you'll have to use it.
Always use a busted dropped Tee on iron shots from the box.
#1 rule (superstition) never brag on your game.  ANY PART OF YOUR GAME.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:47 PM

Ugh...nothing for me. Once you give in to superstition, you will believe anything.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 08:15 PM

Use the same ball marker and divot tool every round. Only use natural tees. I like Stinger tees or the Pro-Length ones. I also always use a new tee on par 3s. Really I just hate white or colorful tees lol.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 08:15 PM

tee and marker in front left pocket, glove goes in there too when it comes off, yardage thing in back right
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:16 PM

Always use NFA challenge coin as marker.

Always start with ball I putted the best with on practice green.

Always change ball out after a bad hole. (if not lost that is)

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:53 PM

I cannot swing if I have a ball in either of my pockets. I hate the feeling of tight pockets like that. I
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:59 PM

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 10:17 PM

I can never swing with a "backup" ball in my pocket... It means I have the expectation of losing it. If I happen to have one for whatever reason, or pocket my provisional, I have to toss it out right before I hit my shot.  I dunno it's weird I think I'm gonna sabotage myself or something
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 10:22 PM

If I happen to see a red, orange, or green tee on tee box I have to use it. I will swap a tee out if I catch sight of one out of the corner of my eye. White, blue, yellow or pink never use.  I do not look for tees but if I see one of those colors if I don't pick it up and use it immediately, I think it is bad luck for me. I know it is stupid but I can't not do it.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:27 AM

I have a ball in my bag with the words "Oh Sh!t Special" on it.  I've carried it for over 40 years.  I also will always ride in a cart if possible.  I really have no interest in walking while playing.  Too tiring.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:02 AM

When I mark my ball it's always heads up and the whoever is on the coin is facing the hole.  Wanna make sure he's got a good look at the line.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:47 AM

I have to have a green dot on the side of my ball for a marking.  I vaguely remember when I started doing it, but I always have a green Sharpie at the ready.


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