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#31 nikolai086

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:17 AM

View PostBaitkiller, on 08 July 2015 - 07:43 PM, said:

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.

Ditto on the broken tee. I'll look around the tee box for a nearly embarrassing amount of time if I can't find a broken tee on par 3's or par 4's where I play an iron or hybrid. Only the driver gets a fresh tee.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:35 AM

I had a superstition to always break the tee with the driver. Suprisingly some of my best drives were the result of me breaking the tee. Then it got expensive, I switched to plastic tees and now I can't tee off worth a $H@! anymore...
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:22 AM

i sacrifice a goat before each round and pray to the invisible sky god.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

I agree with those who use a broken tee on par 3s, that's a must.

The group of guys I play with has inherited somewhat of a superstition based on a friend of mine. Nicest guy you'd ever want to meet, but he had a bad habit of complimenting a shot or putt way too soon, i.e. he'd say "nice putt!" almost immediately after you hit the ball and of course most of those end up missing. So naturally I started blaming him for any bad shot/putt and now it is strictly forbidden in my group to talk to the ball before it comes to a rest.

And of course you never make fun of someone else's bad tee shot before you've hit yours.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:44 AM

Never, ever use a red tee.  No red tee or broken red tee part can be on the ground near me.  

Only even numbered carts.  

Putt with glove in front right pocket only.

Extra tees, ball marker, divot tool front left pocket only.

No extra ball in any pocket.  

First swing on the range with Pitching Wedge only - every time.  

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:57 AM

Interesting read :) Glad I don't have any

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:57 AM

View Postlumberman2462, on 09 July 2015 - 05:02 AM, said:

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.

Wouldn't that be a violation of rule 8.2 (unless of course the coin is your playing partner or caddie)?  :derisive:
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:31 AM

I have only one superstition and I'll even admit it's pretty dumb but it's more of a mental/confidence thing.

Before I tee off on the first hole I have to see the last putt I hit go into the hole on the practice green. There's been times when I arrived right at my tee time and I'll still run over to the practice green, drop a ball 2 feet away, hole it then run over to the first tee and go. I've been doing it so long I have forgotten when it started but it was something like 25-30 years ago and it's all about a confidence thing of seeing the ball go in the hole before I go to the 1st tee.

I use to have another superstition of sorts that my wife broke me from, lol! Having played for a number of years before we were married without a ring on my finger, I would take my ring off on the first tee and put it back on when I finished on #18. My wife doesn't play golf and I did this for years without her knowing I took it off to play golf.
  About 8 years ago I finally forgot for whatever reason to put my ring back on after I finished play. I went home and sat down for lunch and my wife picked up on it immediately asking where my wedding ring was. I then had to go into a lengthy discussion that I always take it off when I play because it's a "feel thing" and I had just forgotten to put it back on. Being a non-golfer she just looked at me and said "that's just wierd"!
  Well, the next round I played I figured what the heck I'll play with it on and see if it makes any difference. Of course it didn't and from that day on I've never taken it off to play. I never told my wife about my little experiment playing with it on and to this day I think she still thinks I take it off when I play. Oh, the secrets we keep from our spouses, lol!

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:56 AM

View PostParker0065, on 09 July 2015 - 10:31 AM, said:

I have only one superstition and I'll even admit it's pretty dumb but it's more of a mental/confidence thing.

Before I tee off on the first hole I have to see the last putt I hit go into the hole on the practice green. There's been times when I arrived right at my tee time and I'll still run over to the practice green, drop a ball 2 feet away, hole it then run over to the first tee and go. I've been doing it so long I have forgotten when it started but it was something like 25-30 years ago and it's all about a confidence thing of seeing the ball go in the hole before I go to the 1st tee.

Off that first one there, whenever I put in a new putter or new grip on my putter or whatever first putt is from a foot or two out to make sure I make it.
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 11:01 AM

I'm not superstitious...only a little stitious.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 11:10 AM

1 long green plastic tee in right pocket.  2 balls in right pocket.  divot repair tool right pocket.
Phone left pocket.  Every. single. time.

Got in habit years ago of phone if left pocket.  nothing else.  everything else... right pocket.  that way no scratches, nothing falls out when I take phone out of pocket.  i use my phone for scoring and GPS when I walk (which is most of the time).

First tee box quick stretch is always the same.

Mine are more routines I guess.

One kinda superstition... I never take my glove off during a round.  Quit doing it to put years ago.  Now it stays on always.  During the turn, piss break, everything.  I comes off when I'm done.
Used to take it off to put, but realized that it was a lot of put it on, take it off, put it on, take it off.  Years back I decided I wasn't a good enough putter to notice a "feel" or difference without it, so I left it on.  Now I can put pretty decently and am just used to the glove.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:27 PM

Divot tool/Ball mark in the left pocket, Game ball with two tees in the right.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 01:11 AM

I can't use a long tee for an iron shot. I feel like the extra depth is going to change the angle of my club face at impact.
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:27 AM

I want an odd numbered cart ..... preferably ending in 3.  Don't get too crazy about it because not always possible, dont want to feel negative right off the bat!

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:57 AM

I use a Texas quarter to mark my ball. The Texas side of the quarter must always be facing up. I grew up in Dallas.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:47 PM

Had to go to the store yesterday before I could go to play. No Peanut Butter! Must have PBJ at the turn or I won't feel right on the back nine. Its a fact. My worst back nines were without PBJ. Of course,  I did do -2 once but that was just luck. PBJ on that nine who knows. LOL

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

 lumberman2462, on 09 July 2015 - 05:02 AM, said:

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.
I started doing this and have been putting the lights out so it definitely works
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 10:39 PM

I will not reload on the tee in the same spot when a provisional is required.
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 10:48 PM

I never walk to a tee with two balls in my pocket. Bad karma for that first shot.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:04 AM

Just the opposite of a lot of you.  I have to have an extra ball in my pocket.  Where I grew up playing there was no driving range and a 9 hole course so the way we practiced was to hit 2 shots if we wanted.  Sharing a cart with a lefty we would many times be on opposite sides so I always had an extra and now don't feel right without one.  

Also have to draw a line under the stamp on the ball with either a blue or green sharpie.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 01:49 PM

Always mark my ball with the "tails" side of the coin up. Because "tails never fails".

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 01:52 PM

3 quarters in left pocket.  2 3/4 inch hot pink tees.  Flag has to be lying straight when on the green.  What a mess....

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 02:29 PM

 nikolai086, on 09 July 2015 - 06:17 AM, said:

 Baitkiller, on 08 July 2015 - 07:43 PM, said:

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.

Ditto on the broken tee. I'll look around the tee box for a nearly embarrassing amount of time if I can't find a broken tee on par 3's or par 4's where I play an iron or hybrid. Only the driver gets a fresh tee.

Close but different....I HAVE to use a broken tee on a par 3.  But I can use a full tee on par 4's even with an iron.  Some of my regular buddies know to throw down a broken tee when I'm not looking if I can't find one.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:12 PM

There is a slightly raised manhole cover on the driveway up to my club. If I drive around it, I have a good day. If I straddle it, I don't seem to have a good day. Screwy, I know. But I always drive around that manhole cover!


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:25 PM

NEVER look at your score going into the back 9 if you're having a good round. NEVER.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:21 PM

Whenever I tell someone I'm starting to figure out my swing it goes to hell.

Last week I broke 80, not the first time but I'm usually low to mid 80's.  Anyway, I told my wife I was in a good place with my swing and maybe now I can spend less time on changes and just maintain what I'm doing.  She was nice enough to feign interest.  Anyway, the swing has been shaky since then, punctuated by an absolutely horrendous range session in perfect conditions tonight.  So frustrating.  I'm never telling anyone I'm happy with my swing again.
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Posted 15 July 2015 - 06:57 AM

not sure if it's superstition...but it might be?

i use a 2010 vancouver olympics canadian quarter as my ballmarker because i moved to the states from vancouver in 2010, right in the middle of the vancouver olympics.  

i lost it last year so i had my sister find another one and send it down.

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 07:49 AM

Only use balls numbered "1".
Yep, only buy sleeves at The Proshop & they getting tired of me now. Lol..

Preferance is the red #1 Prov 1x when i'm in the zone.

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 07:56 AM

Never use a uncolored tee, like the natural colored tees. Tees have to be of the colored variety. I use Marini Tees.


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