Playing with people your not crazy about.
Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:28 PM
Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:46 PM
If I have to watch you to be sure you don’t cheat, you’re gone, if you’re a grumpy old funsuck, you’re gone. If you’re don’t mark your ball two feet from the hole and slam clubs during other people’s backswing guy, you’re gone.
We tossed a guy this summer for doing all these things. Playing with him became like going to a job you hate. When you wake up dreading playing because of the people you’re playing with, it’s reasonable to stand up and say so.
It’s supposed to be fun; not four hours of biting your tongue.
Fairway: Callaway Rogue 15*, 20* & 24*
Irons: TaylorMade M CGB 6-AW
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 54*
Callaway PM Grind 58* & 64*
Putter: Argolf Uther
Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:17 PM
Cobra Bio Cell+ 3 wood
TM RAC MB 3-PW
Mizuno MP-R 54*, 60*
Odyssey White Ice 1
Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:18 PM
Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:23 PM
Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:25 PM
First tee shot, slices OOB. Takes a mulligan, pulls it dead left into the hazard. I chalk it up to just a rough start, it'll hopefully get better.
It doesn't. And then we were subjected to listening to a litany of excuses after every shot, and how he really is a 5 handicap and he's not playing as good as he normally does. On top of it all, he's extremely slow. Takes him at least 30 seconds to execute a shot between the 5 practice swings to the 5 waggles, to the just standing over the ball for another 5-10 seconds before he pulls the trigger. He would even meticulously analyze every putt from both sides, didn't matter if it was 8 or 80 feet.
My playing partner said to me afterwards "we are not playing with him ever again", to which I agreed.
And then a few weeks later he gets paired in my group for the first round of the club championship. I played in the championship flight that year. Dude shot a 98, and played slower than molasses. On day two he was in a different group that was 3-4 groups ahead of mine. His threesome was backing up the entire course.
Titleist 915 D2
Titleist 716 T-MB 2-iron
Callaway Apex irons 3-PW
Odyssey Black Series #7
Callaway Jaws and Mack Daddy Wedges
Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:50 PM
Competition is different. If you don't like them, that should be fuel to want to destroy them.
As far as a single joining, if you know then and don't like them, sure, say no. If you don't know them then it's an @$$hole move.
Wood: Adams Tight Lies 16*
Hybrid: Ping Anser 20*
Irons: Adams Idea Pro Forged 4-PW
Wedges: Scratch 8620 52*/58*
Putter: Bettinardi Queen Bee #6
Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:06 PM
5 Wood: Callaway Epic Subzero- 17 Deg - Elements Chrome + - 7F4
Hybrid: Callaway Epic - 20 & 23 deg - Recoil 780 F5
Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 - 6i-SW - Recoil 110 F4
Wedge:Fourteen RM-21 - 58/12 - Recoil 110 F4
Putter: Taylormade Spider Tour Black #7 - 33"
Ball: Taylormade TP-x
Bag: Sun Mountain C-130 or Four5
Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:32 PM
Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º
Callaway Steelhead XR 25º
Callaway Apex CF16 6-AW
Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º
Callaway "O" Works #7
Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:53 PM
Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:50 AM
Turned out to be a talker after every shot, always about himself - never a well done to a good shot. OK not a deal breaker.
Putting out on the 16th he takes a telephone call and tells us he had to take it because it was about this afternoons tennis match.
Get to the 18th, par 3 over water. We tee off and the next group turn up and sit on the bench as we walk off. In passing the pond he pulls out his phone and starts taking pictures of a tench feeding in shallow water. He'd taken a few pictures during the round of the scenery but with players sat on the tee waiting for us to finish it was the last straw.
Went into the managers office and said never pair him with us again or we won't play. Turns out he had previous and the manager said he would have an 'informal word'.
Edited by Millbrook, 15 November 2017 - 04:51 AM.
view of my learning and not a claim
Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:51 AM
FW Wood----------Ping G 14.5*, Diamana Whiteboard D+ 82X, tipped .5", 42.5"
Hybrid---------------Ping G 19*, Tour AD-DI 105X
Irons-----------------Ping iBlade 4-P, Project X 6.5 Flighted
Wedges-------------Ping Glide 50*, 54*, 58* with Project X 6.5 Flighted
Putter----------------Ping Karsten TR Zing Tour 32.75", built up Pingman Grip (Ping Oslo and Ping Nome TR as backup 33.25" with SS Pistol GT Tour 1.0)
Golf Ball-------------2017 Pro V1, K-Sigs and Chrome Soft X
Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:31 AM
Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:35 AM
Taylormade M2 15*
Callaway Apex 18*
Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 4-PW
Cleveland 588 wedges 50* | 54* | 58*
Scotty Cameron Newport Classic
Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:56 AM
Once I figure out who they are, I avoid them at all costs.
Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:29 PM
Edited by DON SVO, 15 November 2017 - 01:30 PM.
Driver: 2016 Taylormade M2, Kai'li 70x
3W: Callaway 3deep, PX blue 6.5
3H: Adams Super XTD, Aldila Proto 95x
4-PW: Mizuno MP-32, satin PX 6.5
59, 56, 53: Callaway Mack Daddy, PX 6.0
Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:19 PM
Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:45 PM
1. All he talked about was on an all-navy team and plays to a +1 and was +6 through 9 holes and on the 14th tee box says he's shooting par. Wth? Not to mention he had obvious spin issues with his wayward, newly acquired driver. He's maybe 3 clubs longer than me off the deck but much less with his driver. His driver flight would rise and then die out of the sky.
2. Participates in gamesmanship. (Nice try pal)
Nail in the coffin....
3. He uses a "F bogeys" putter headcover.
He ends the round with "maybe we'll play again some time". Spoiler alert: never gonna happen.
Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:26 PM
I can usually tell by the 2nd hole that this person and I are not on the same page.
So I will be politely cordial for the rest of the round while deliberately avoiding speaking or interacting with this looser.
Iíve played with big mouths, drunks, psychopaths, egomaniacs. All sorts. These idiots will not upset me and ruin my game!
Ping G15 5W
Callaway Diablo Edge hybrids 24* 27* 30*
Callaway X20 7-LW
Scotty Cameron California Fastback
Nike PD Long
Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:00 PM
Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:13 PM
Taylormade Rbz FW (17*)
Callaway X-Hot Pro 20* Hybrid
Callaway Apex CF16 4-PW w/KBS 90s
Titleist Vokey 50*
Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Slate 56*
Titleist Vokey SM-6 60-08 M
Odyssey Versa 9 34"
Callaway Chrome Soft
Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:57 PM
And you told me if I agreed to never try and join your group again you wouldn't start a topic on WRX; yet here it is.
is this for real you ? or are u playing? lol
Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:24 PM
Lose track of their shot count and ask you how many strokes they have taken on a hole... alot
Lose a ball like in the woods or rough, and make less effort looking for it than everyone else...
Constantly 'fluff' their ball to get a better lie, even near the green, like for a wedge shot...
Never fix divots or ball marks...
Walk, or talk, while you're putting...
Accidentally hit their approach shot out of order, then say something like "oops, I didn't realize you were away"... sure they did...
Keep asking you how far out they are, cause you have a GPS or rangefinder, and they are too cheap to get one....
Drive their cart down ahead of everyone... then stay there while everyone else is trying to hit their next shot...
Stop in after the first nine while everyone else is buying a quick hot dog, and they hold things up to apparently buy some real estate or get a colonoscopy or something...
Not crazy about playing with these types...
Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:39 PM
Number One. He smells. Really badly and has no idea where the bar is.
Number Two. Multiple club champ who cannot play a casual or bounce game. He has to win at all costs and uses an obscene amount of gamesmanship. Also a stranger to buying anyone a drink.
Number Three. Mr Thom E Two S$%*ts. The boaster. Want to know where he went on holiday? How much he paid for his shirt? How much money he is making? Err no not really. And drink drives home.
Number Four. The club cheat. Came to our club with a reputation of improving lies and dropping balls but splashes the cash for charity so all is good. Err no. Still a cheat.
Number Five. Mr Negative. Has perfect recall on every bad shot he has ever hit. And will share it with you...."Hey I put balls in that pond last week". Thanks.
Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:02 PM
- got drunk in less than an hour and our tee time was around 8am
- talked during shots, yelled across fairways at each other
- drove their cart in front of you as you were swinging. Like, 30 yards in front of me and I'm hitting a 6 iron. Twice.
- had a loud, profane, 15 minute-long phone conversation that stretched almost 2 holes (including tee boxes and greens)
- stopped the cart girl in the fairway and flirted with her for extended lengths of time, oblivious to the back up on the tee they created.
- finally got ditched by me and my friend on hole 13, and the group behind them even played through too (as they talked to the cart girl again)
you shouldnt have left those guys... you shoud have burried them in the woods and saved the next pair the trouble....wow is all i can say!
I too only have 1 i avoid like the plague.... Older guy..supernice... BUT he never, ever , for any reason , shuts up!!! and bless him.. he cant hear, so he talks to you lip to lip almost..... It once took an hour after a round to get away from him in the parking lot... my feet started aching standing on the pavement in spikes.. thats the last time i played with him.. if see his car i dont get out of mine until i do a drive by of the range and putting green.... lol have to plan your escape routes ahead of time..
Edited by bladehunter, 15 November 2017 - 11:08 PM.
17 M1 14.5 Tour issue Graphite Design AD DI 8X
**Testing ** Tour Issue TM GAPR 2 iron w/ Graphite Design ADDI 105X
Miura LE 1957 Small blade 3-pw Modus 130X
Vokey Tour issue raw 54 60 M Modus 130S
TM Red TI Slant neck Spider ..34" full sight line
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