Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Removing your hat at end of round


241 replies to this topic

#1 monkeyboy

monkeyboy

    Advanced

  • Lefty Boomers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 485 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 49206
  • Joined: 02/18/2008
  • Location:Alpharetta, GA
  • Handicap:10.0
GolfWRX Likes : 120

Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:55 PM

Is this tradition outdated?

I typically just leave my hat on and shake the hands of the folks I played with.  To me, there is no lack of or increased 'respect' shown by the hat move.

but tradition  = remove your hat before shaking hands.

I assume that the older generation will view not removing your hat as blasphemy.

But I am 'older' generation as well - I just view it as a silly gesture that means nothing...in the same vein as saying "bless you" when someone sneezes, crossing yourself whenever you pass by a church, holding your breath when you pas by a cemetery...all silly.

I do still hold the door for others, open my wife's car door first, allow others to go ahead of me in situations...but removing your hat after a round...nope.

What say you?

(Possible Larry David moment to ensue)

LEFT IS RIGHT
Driver (9.5) - Titleist 910D3 Ozik Matrix X-Con6 R
Wood (15) - Exotics EX10 Aldila Rougue Silver 70 S
Driving Iron (20) - Srixon U65 Project X 5.5
Irons (5-6) - Srixon Z565 Project X 5.5
Irons (7-P) - Srixon Z765 Project X 5.5
Wedges - Cleveland RTX-3 Black Satin / 50.10 / 54.08 / 58.06 DG S300
Putter - Gauge Design GAA-8
Ball - Snell MTB Red

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#2 third-times-a-charm

third-times-a-charm

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 356 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 464568
  • Joined: 04/22/2017
GolfWRX Likes : 137

Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:58 PM

I dont, neither does anyone I know, but we're not pros either sooo
Long Live Nike

2

#3 oldpalchamp

oldpalchamp

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,132 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 2386
  • Joined: 07/12/2005
GolfWRX Likes : 294

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:01 PM

As an older guy, too, I respectfully disagree.  I have always removed my hat (and sunglasses) after a round when I shake hands with the members of my group.  I truly feel this is a sign of respect, however, I do not judge others that don't.

3

#4 Chief275

Chief275

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 249 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 301123
  • Joined: 03/11/2014
  • Location:Savannah GA
  • Handicap:20.8
GolfWRX Likes : 100

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:05 PM

Depends who Iím playing with. My usual group? No not necessary. But if Iím playing with strangers or someone different, I will default to the more respectful gesture.

4

#5 jpcothrenjr

jpcothrenjr

    Newbie

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 29 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 261030
  • Joined: 07/02/2013
  • Location:Mississippi, USA
  • Handicap:11.7
  • Ebay ID:ydeucek22
GolfWRX Likes : 5

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:07 PM

I remove mine to shake hands however in what is probably considered worse I wear mine in the clubhouse not just the 19th hole.


5

#6 DavePelz4

DavePelz4

    Legend

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 21,913 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 69051
  • Joined: 11/10/2008
  • Location:A golf course in the Chicago area.
  • Handicap:10.0
GolfWRX Likes : 22185

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:09 PM

I do it to show the guys I still have about 35 hairs on my head and therefore technically, not bald.

6

#7 fawley

fawley

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 268 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 3167
  • Joined: 07/20/2005
  • Location:NY
  • Handicap:6
GolfWRX Likes : 233

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:10 PM

Pretty much everyone at my club removes their hat to shake hands.  I wouldn't necessarily feel disrespected if someone left their hat on when shaking hands with me after a round, but I do appreciate the gesture.

I guess you could see it as a silly gesture that means nothing, but surely you'd have to view shaking hands the same way, right?  I mean, it's just a gesture.

7

#8 green.tea

green.tea

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 340 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 462020
  • Joined: 04/04/2017
GolfWRX Likes : 312

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:11 PM

I feel like I do it subconsciously at this point.
?
?
?
? (MP-64/716 CB/...?)
SM6 46, SM5 50/54/58
Newport

(Rebuilding the bag from the putter up, one step at a time)

8

#9 Z1ggy16

Z1ggy16

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,469 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 430110
  • Joined: 06/22/2016
GolfWRX Likes : 1350

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:11 PM

I don't do it and I don't really remember anybody doing it during a casual round. It's probably different on tour...More of a sign of respect, and maybe also some tradition steeped in there, too.
WITB
DR - '16 M2 Speeder Evo II 661
3W - F8 2KXV Blue 70
3i - U65 VS Proto RIP'd
Irons - P790 4i Modus 105, 5-PW Modus 120
Wedges - Trusty Tour 50/8 54/10 60/6 Modus Wedge 115
P - Odyssey #7
Ball - ProV1 or Project (a)

9

#10 kekoa

kekoa

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 7,621 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 66944
  • Joined: 10/02/2008
  • Location:in the hole
  • Handicap:4-20
GolfWRX Likes : 1514

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:15 PM

In my normal weekend group. filled with 30-40 yr olds nobody removes their hat after a round.

Noticed in junior tournaments that everyone removes their hat when shaking hands.  I personally don't, but maybe I should start.

Taylormade M3 GD DI
Taylormade Aeroburnder 3&5 GD DI
Taylormade UDI 1,2 & 3
Miura CB-57 BB (5-PW)
Taylormade MG 52, 56
Taylormade Hi Toe 60*
Odyssey 1WS

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#11 scotty2131

scotty2131

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 121 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 491104
  • Joined: 01/16/2018
  • Handicap:4
GolfWRX Likes : 42

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:17 PM

I do it more so cause i find it a funny bit of professional at the end of it. Most of my friends that I play with are hackers so they joke about it and credit it as a No Laying Up style tour sauce move to remove their hats and shake hands after carding a triple digit round.

11

#12 Kenny Lee Puckett

Kenny Lee Puckett

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,311 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 379660
  • Joined: 06/08/2015
  • Location:Arizona USA
  • Handicap:0
GolfWRX Likes : 2571

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:17 PM

 monkeyboy, on 09 April 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

What say you?

you remove hat, shakes hands with everyone in the group, put hat back on. it's not complicated.
https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be  video on course practice 5/2016

Ping G LST: PING Tour 80
Ping Anser 4wd: Accra S3-80 RT
PXG 0317 Hybrid: Fujikura 8D07HB

Ping S55 4-PW: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue
Ping Glide 2.0  50/54/58 SS: DG Tour Issue
Ping Anser F Ti pixel

Ping 703 +3 wraps/Pingman putter grip
Ping Sensor glove/Srixon 2017 Z-Star XV
Ping Hoofer 2016 bag

12

#13 TheLarch

TheLarch

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 718 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 186860
  • Joined: 06/17/2012
  • Location:Kentucky
  • Ebay ID:Wilsonstaff
GolfWRX Likes : 989

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:19 PM

I don't remove mine unless someone in the group chooses to remove theirs, which is probably more the norm in my age group.  I would say I'm in the younger generation compared to the majority of the members on WRX since I'm only 60 years old.   By the way, get off my lawn...

Edited by TheLarch, 09 April 2018 - 01:22 PM.

Ping G30 9*
Ping Anser 3 wood 14.5*
Ping G20 Hybrid 20*
Ping G10 XG 4/UW
Ping Eye 2 XG 56* & 60*
Ping O Blade

13

#14 davep043

davep043

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 846 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 489076
  • Joined: 12/20/2017
  • Location:Reston, VA, and Southern Pines, NC
  • Handicap:4.5
GolfWRX Likes : 608

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:19 PM

Actually, I think removing your hat is a relatively new thing.  Its hard to find old video, but for sure Payne Stewart and Phil Mickelson did NOT remove their hats when Payne won at Pinehurst #2.  I see it more and more, but I'm not bothered one way or the other.  I do find it a little ironic that players will take their hat off to shake hands, yet leave their hat on indoors when having a beverage after the round.  That's where gentlemen remove their hats, indoors.

14

#15 Guia

Guia

    Ancient Dude

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,151 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 97501
  • Joined: 10/28/2009
  • Location:Southwest
  • Handicap:12
GolfWRX Likes : 2006

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:24 PM

removing your hat is a show of respect.  Like not wearing your hat at the dinner table.  Probably started centuries ago when gentlemen would tip/or remove their hat for a lady.  

I don't think that a show of respect ever goes out of style, like shaking hands, etc.


15

#16 moegolfer11

moegolfer11

    Who got the vibe, it's the Tribe yall

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,576 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 75212
  • Joined: 02/13/2009
  • Handicap:+1
GolfWRX Likes : 517

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:32 PM

I- uh...I didn't know this was an issue
Taylormade M2 10.5° Graphite Design AD-BB 7x
Titleist 913 FD 15° Diamana 'Ahina 70x
Titleist 716 AP2 3 iron Accra 110i
Titleist 716 MB 4-PW Project X 6.0
Vokey SM7 52°  56°  60° S400 Tour Issue Black Onyx
Scotty Cameron Newport Teryllium Sole Stamp

16

#17 raholland71

raholland71

    Advanced

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 366 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 180832
  • Joined: 05/14/2012
  • Location:78746
GolfWRX Likes : 194

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:33 PM

I'm 28, therefore a millennial that is ruining everything, but I take my hat of to shake hands at the end of a round. It's not that hard.

17

#18 DavePelz4

DavePelz4

    Legend

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 21,913 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 69051
  • Joined: 11/10/2008
  • Location:A golf course in the Chicago area.
  • Handicap:10.0
GolfWRX Likes : 22185

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:33 PM

As I'm removing my hat I'm also reaching into my wallet to give out cash.

18

#19 denvergolf

denvergolf

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,134 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 5424
  • Joined: 08/23/2005
  • Location:Castle Pines, CO
  • Handicap:0.8
  • Ebay ID:jackson888
GolfWRX Likes : 511

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:37 PM

 Kenny Lee Puckett, on 09 April 2018 - 01:17 PM, said:

 monkeyboy, on 09 April 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

What say you?

you remove hat, shakes hands with everyone in the group, put hat back on. it's not complicated.
Have you participated in the Tour Talk threads?  Don's be so sure of your last sentence...:)
TaylorMade M3, 10.5, MRC Kuro Kage Tini Dual Core, 70TX
TaylorMade M3 3HL, MRC Kuro Kage Tini Dual Core, 80TX
TaylorMade M3 21* Hybrid, MRC Kuro Kage Silver Tini, 90HY-TX
TaylorMade P790 UDI, 17*,Project X Hzrdus Black 85 - 6.5
TaylorMade P750, 5, Project X 6.5
TaylorMade P730, 6-9, Project X 6.5
Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 46-F, 52-F, 56-S, 60-L PX 6.5 SS1
Ping Vault 2.0 Anser, 34.75", PP58 grip
TaylorMade TP5-X

19

#20 davep043

davep043

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 846 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 489076
  • Joined: 12/20/2017
  • Location:Reston, VA, and Southern Pines, NC
  • Handicap:4.5
GolfWRX Likes : 608

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:43 PM

Found a few more.  Ken Venturi's FC didn't remove his hat, Ken did, at Congressional.  Larry Miza kept his visor on, Greg Norman wasn't wearing a hat, at the Masters.  86 Open Championship, Norman's FC leaves his hat on.  1965, Kel Nagle leaves his hat on the congratulate Gary Player at Bellerive.  I think taking the hat off to shake hands is only recently become the standard.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#21 ABARTSCHMID

ABARTSCHMID

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 455252
  • Joined: 02/14/2017
  • Location:Andrews, TX
  • Handicap:5.9
GolfWRX Likes : 70

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:43 PM

My regular group we don't even shake hands, usually just head to the clubhouse to settle up our bets. But when playing a tournament or with people other than my regular group I always remove hat and shake hands. Gentleman's game so act like a Gentleman, even though that may not be common these days.
Driver: GBB Epic SZ
3 Wood: GBB Epic SZ
4 Hybrid: Callaway Rogue
4-GAP: Mizuno JPX 900F w/ DG AMT X100 Shafts
Wedges: Mizuno T7 Blue Ion 55-13, 60-10
Putter: Scotty California Del Mar w/ SS Pistol GT 2.0 Grip

21

#22 IcemanYVR

IcemanYVR

    Amateur

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 830 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 105885
  • Joined: 04/05/2010
  • Location:Vancouver, BC
  • Handicap:6.2
GolfWRX Likes : 573

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:45 PM

40's here, been doing it since I started golfing as a junior. Was taught to do it as a sign of respect. Been doing it every since.
Titleist 913D2 9.5° | Callaway BBS2H2 3 Wood | Callaway Hawkeye VFT 5 Wood | Mizuno JPX-825 Pro 4-GW | Cleveland RTX-3 54 | Cleveland RTX-3 60 | Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 Studio Select | Titleist Pro V1

22

#23 jh19

jh19

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,449 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 15565
  • Joined: 06/18/2006
  • Location:Upstate SC
  • Ebay ID:supradriftin
GolfWRX Likes : 102

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:46 PM

I always take my hat or sunglasses off to shake hands, always will.
Sub Zero 9.5* AD BB
PXG 0341 15* AD MJ
PXG 0317 19* Altus
710 AP2 4-PW C-taper
SM6 Copper 54*, 60*
PXG Gunboat H Mini

23

#24 KammaQwazi

KammaQwazi

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 550 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 16731
  • Joined: 07/22/2006
GolfWRX Likes : 84

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:48 PM

 raholland71, on 09 April 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

I'm 28, therefore a millennial that is ruining everything, but I take my hat of to shake hands at the end of a round. It's not that hard.

I am a fellow millennial also destroying the country, I also take my hat off at the end of the round to shake hands. I don't remember even learning to do it, just always have. Always make sure to wash the laundry detergent off your hands with a towel first.
Titleist 915 D2 (9.5 degree) - UST ProForce V2 Stiff Shaft
Taylormade R11 4 Wood - Stock Stiff Shaft
Cobra King F7 3-4 Hybrid (22 degree setting)
Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Forged 4 Iron Thru P Wedge - Stock Steel Shafts
Titleist Spin Milled SM 6 50/8 degree
Titleist Spin Milled SM 5 54/10 degree and 58/8 Degree - Stock Steel Shafts
Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport Putter

24

#25 Kenny Lee Puckett

Kenny Lee Puckett

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,311 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 379660
  • Joined: 06/08/2015
  • Location:Arizona USA
  • Handicap:0
GolfWRX Likes : 2571

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:52 PM

 denvergolf, on 09 April 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

 Kenny Lee Puckett, on 09 April 2018 - 01:17 PM, said:

 monkeyboy, on 09 April 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

What say you?

you remove hat, shakes hands with everyone in the group, put hat back on. it's not complicated.
Have you participated in the Tour Talk threads?  Don's be so sure of your last sentence... :)
DG, no I have not.

I must be taking things for granted and therefore this thread confuses me. I can't even remember a group that I've ever played in that hasn't removed hats after a round, and I'm also including the occasional pick up games with complete strangers. I guess I'll leave myself out of this discussion from here... :wave:

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be  video on course practice 5/2016

Ping G LST: PING Tour 80
Ping Anser 4wd: Accra S3-80 RT
PXG 0317 Hybrid: Fujikura 8D07HB

Ping S55 4-PW: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue
Ping Glide 2.0  50/54/58 SS: DG Tour Issue
Ping Anser F Ti pixel

Ping 703 +3 wraps/Pingman putter grip
Ping Sensor glove/Srixon 2017 Z-Star XV
Ping Hoofer 2016 bag

25

#26 ethanshapiro

ethanshapiro

    grinder

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 552 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 374155
  • Joined: 05/02/2015
  • Location:Arlington VA
  • Handicap:1.4
GolfWRX Likes : 354

Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:59 PM

I'm 17 and I do it every round. I'm not offended by those who don't but I think its a nice and respectful gesture to your playing partners
Titleist 915 D2 9.5 Tour AD-DI 6X
Titleist 915F 15' (Set to B3) Tour AD-GT 6X
Titleist 915H 21' (Set to D1) Oban DEVOTION O5 65g
Titleist 716 CB 4-P Steelfiber i125x cw
Titleist SM5 50' 08F Project X 7.0
Titleist SM6 54'08M Project X 7.0
Titleist SM5 62' 08T Project X 6.0
Scotty Cameron Newport 2015
Titleist PRO V1 2017

26

#27 hollabachgt

hollabachgt

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 597 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 38283
  • Joined: 08/27/2007
  • Location:Atlanta
  • Handicap:2.0
GolfWRX Likes : 290

Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:02 PM

It was something I was taught by my father nearly 30 years ago when I started playing. After everyone holes out on the 18th green, you remove your hat, shake everyone's hand, and thank them for their company. It's not that hard and a simple sign of etiquette and respect.

You just spent 4+ hours with this other person, it seems that those that don't remove their hat and shake are just simply lazy or really didn't care to spend the time with you in the end.

27

#28 Chief275

Chief275

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 249 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 301123
  • Joined: 03/11/2014
  • Location:Savannah GA
  • Handicap:20.8
GolfWRX Likes : 100

Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:04 PM

Some of the younger guys donít even shake hands in a traditional manner on tour. Itís more of a bro shake and hug.

28

#29 PINSEEKER72

PINSEEKER72

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 471 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 31742
  • Joined: 06/14/2007
GolfWRX Likes : 61

Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:28 PM

I think it’s a great gesture that upholds the tradition of the sport, but here is one thing that I just don’t get. I see a lot of the pros grab their hat with their left hand, run their right hand through their sweaty hair after a 4 hour round of golf, and then go in for the handshake. How about grabbing the hat in the right hand, do the hair fix, switch the hat to the other hand and then shake, or wait to arrange the locks until after the handshake.

29

#30 davep043

davep043

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 846 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 489076
  • Joined: 12/20/2017
  • Location:Reston, VA, and Southern Pines, NC
  • Handicap:4.5
GolfWRX Likes : 608

Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:34 PM

 PINSEEKER72, on 09 April 2018 - 02:28 PM, said:

I think it’s a great gesture that upholds the tradition of the sport, but here is one thing that I just don’t get. I see a lot of the pros grab their hat with their left hand, run their right hand through their sweaty hair after a 4 hour round of golf, and then go in for the handshake. How about grabbing the hat in the right hand, do the hair fix, switch the hat to the other hand and then shake, or wait to arrange the locks until after the handshake.
Or do it like the men did in the 70's, 80's and 90's, leave your hat on and just shake hands.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors