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Your Golf Superstition

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#61 dan360

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:29 AM

No yellow tees.

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#62 stepup

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 07:58 PM

Only use fresh tees with a driver.  Never brag on my game or it goes all to crap.  Never switch balls until it is lost.  Driver always has to be in the back slot of the bag facing away from the cart.  Never drink a beer until I have a Par. That's about all of them I think.

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 01:45 PM

I use one of two different quarters to mark my ball when playing: If only playing 9 holes, I use one from the year I was born. When I play 18 holes, I use one with a year who's last two digits are one number lower then my best round.

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 03:03 PM

Some people think every time you pleasure yourself a kitten dies, well I think every time I do it I rack up a double bogey the next round for sure.

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:46 PM

 ratspros, on 15 January 2016 - 03:03 PM, said:

Some people think every time you pleasure yourself a kitten dies, well I think every time I do it I rack up a double bogey the next round for sure.

Yet you're a +1.2....so you must not....

Guys! I think i found the secret! (starts new thread, gets banned)


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 12:33 AM

 MJC4, on 15 January 2016 - 01:45 PM, said:

I use one of two different quarters to mark my ball when playing: If only playing 9 holes, I use one from the year I was born. When I play 18 holes, I use one with a year who's last two digits are one number lower then my best round.

I'm about to start that superstition myself! I'm going to use a 100 yen coin from the year I was born.
I tried using a 2-franc coin, the idea being "Don't three putt". It worked well for that, except I never one-putted either!
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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 09:02 PM

I'll never use a ball once it has been in the water.

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#69 thug the bunny

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 09:05 PM

Good to see that I do what a lot of other WRXers do.

Never use a full tee for less than driver off the tee. If I have to, I will break a whole tee from my pocket.

Never carry more than one ball in the pocket. As others have said, IMO it makes it OK to skank one cause I can just hit another one (when playing a practice round)

Never use a brand new ball off the 1st tee.

 Jwin323, on 02 March 2016 - 09:02 PM, said:

I'll never use a ball once it has been in the water.

Please send them to me...
So there is really only here and now

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:50 PM

I remove my wristwatch and wedding ring.  No jewelry distractions . . . real or imagined.


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Posted 03 March 2016 - 03:37 PM

I refuse to use a natural color tee, it has to be a bright colored tee. That's why I like martini tees.

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 07:56 PM

All my zippers in my bag need to be zipped up. Whenever I'm hitting a rough patch during the round. I would check my bag.

More often than not at least 1 zipper isn't zipped

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 11:27 PM

I always mark my initials "CH" on the ball so that way nobody hits my ball if it was in a rough between two holes. My home course kind of has a lot of that to the point to where people hit someone else's ball. So far, it hasn't happened to me when I put "CH" on a ball.

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 08:07 PM

Never want anyone to record my score as only I can record it (typically on my phone to track hc, etc.).  Also get really upset if someone tells me what I shot at the turn after being the 'official scorer' of the 4 some even though no one asked them to.  Don't get me wrong I know what I shot over/ under but am very superstitious about that last one especially. And finally (almost) never play a found ball - I give them all away.

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 08:42 PM

I'm the opposite of many on this thread.  

I hate using broken tees on par 3s.  I'll walk back to the cart and get a new tee before using a broken one.

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 09:28 PM

If I find an unbroken tee on the ground, I won't use it on that tee shot.  But I can use broken tees immediately.  My change is in my back left, divot tool in back right pocket.  Balls and tees in left front, but no superstitions on number, color, markings -- don't care.  If I'm playing with people who are using white balls, I'll use yellow -- makes it easier to tell which one is mine when we get over the hill.  I'm starting to prefer the yellow balls.
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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:36 PM

Whenever I am putting, I have to have the logo up, with the sidestep facing my feet.    Not sure how that started, but it has to be that way now.

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#79 thug the bunny

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 05:39 PM

Most of these posts, it could be argued, are more habits or preferences; ball goes here, use certain ball marker. I think where they cross the line to superstitions is, do you feel you won't perform as well, or you might get some weird thought in your head, if you didn't do these things?

I know that if I use a new ball off the tee, I'm mainly thinking 'don't lose this one', and guess what, that's not a good swing thought.
So there is really only here and now

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 07:06 PM

Only white tees
Must hit at least one ball with every club on range
Irish coin to mark ball
Must have pitch mark  repair tool


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#81 nitram

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 07:10 PM

I never wash my balls.











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Posted 06 March 2016 - 08:31 PM

 dicko999, on 08 July 2015 - 12:16 PM, said:

Extra balls in left pocket
Ball Marker (1897 Morgan Dollar), divot tool and white tees in right pocket

Yeah, I'm not superstitious or anything...

I'm the exact same way but I also have my
Glove go in my back left pocket when I take it off
Scorecard is kept in my back right pocket.
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#83 thug the bunny

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 11:31 PM

 nitram, on 06 March 2016 - 07:10 PM, said:

I never wash my balls.


Are you married?
So there is really only here and now

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 11:45 PM

Mark the ball with the coin heads up. The guy who posted tails up is setting himself up for disappointment. Really.

I can use a broken tee but I have to move it to a new location. But everyone knows that.

I like having a spare ball in my pocket on a water hole. The ball on the tee needs to know it can be replaced.

I read Couples only uses white tees because they're the only ones that work.

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#85 dicko999

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 10:16 PM

 CBECH22, on 06 March 2016 - 08:31 PM, said:

 dicko999, on 08 July 2015 - 12:16 PM, said:

Extra balls in left pocket
Ball Marker (1897 Morgan Dollar), divot tool and white tees in right pocket

Yeah, I'm not superstitious or anything...

I'm the exact same way but I also have my
Glove go in my back left pocket when I take it off
Scorecard is kept in my back right pocket.

Amazing.  I do the exact same.

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#86 dicko999

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 10:28 PM

 CBECH22, on 06 March 2016 - 08:31 PM, said:

 dicko999, on 08 July 2015 - 12:16 PM, said:

Extra balls in left pocket
Ball Marker (1897 Morgan Dollar), divot tool and white tees in right pocket

Yeah, I'm not superstitious or anything...

I'm the exact same way but I also have my
Glove go in my back left pocket when I take it off
Scorecard is kept in my back right pocket.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:00 AM

I can't play a #4 ball..,
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:07 AM

I carry a picture of my dad and privately look at before teeing off on #1 - he trumps all other superstitions.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 07:23 AM

 thug the bunny, on 06 March 2016 - 11:31 PM, said:

 nitram, on 06 March 2016 - 07:10 PM, said:

I never wash my balls.


Are you married?

Yeah, she won't either, anymore.
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:54 AM

Not really a superstition, more of OCD. I have my clubs arranged a specific way in my bag and if I go to pull one out and its not in the proper place it makes me jittery

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