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What is your definition of a hacker???


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:28 AM

About 99% of us on here. :cheesy:


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

The definition of a hacker for me is someone who can't play bogey golf AND plays slow.

I played with a guy yesterday who didn't break 100 but was never slowing anyone down... NOT a hacker.

Played with another guy who can almost break 80, but plum-bobs 1-footers to do so and changes club decisions frequently... TOTAL hacker.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

View Postcoach1775, on 08 November 2012 - 08:27 PM, said:

Don't know what your golf courses are like but here where I golf, 85% of the guys have never played a round in their life.

85% of golfers have never played a round in their life? That's amazing new customer attraction!!

So with some rough math, you can say 240 golfers on the course on a busy day, that's 204 NEW GOLFERS every day!

I can see the OP's frustration if EVERY DAY 204 new golfers were on the course.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

Hackers to me, as others have said, are the guys out there just swinging a club, drinking beers, and act like fools out there.

The type that try to hit the ball 3 times before the actually make contact, maybe plays twice a year, has 2 inches of mud dried on their clubs, and treat the game with little to no respect and think since they paid their greens fee, they can do whatever they want.

That's a hack to me. It has nothing to do with riding in a cart, your score, how discounted the greens fee is, or how much your equipment cost.

If you're trying to play the game the way it's supposed to be played, you aren't a hacker, regardless of your score.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

Morpheus and neo were hackers


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

View PostTheMackDaddy, on 08 November 2012 - 08:31 PM, said:

Anybody who holds me up while I'm trying to play 18 in less than two and a half hours.

If you're not making the turn at the 1 hour mark, you're the hacker bro.

But seriously...It's all attitude to me. Since the term "hacker" is somewhat derogatory, I reserve it for those who are unnecessarily loud, drunk, or rude on the course. I could care less if you're lying 4 on a par 4 and chunk another 4iron 30 yards, as long as you're not standing at address for 45 seconds on every shot, looking for anotherlost ball for 10 minutes, not attempting to keep pace with the group ahead, etc.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

View Postcph2133, on 09 November 2012 - 09:38 AM, said:

That's a hack to me. It has nothing to do with riding in a cart, your score, how discounted the greens fee is, or how much your equipment cost.
You may be on to something here. What most people in this thread are describing is a "hack" not a hacker.

Golf as we know it exists because of hackers. If hackers disappeared so would golf. Hackers allow your home courses to operate. Hackers that buy huge quantities of high margin GI and SGI gear that generate the revenue that lets the Titleists and Pings of the world continue to manufacture very low profit, "Players" level equipment. Why is there a "Golf Channel", a GolfWRX, the Masters, the USGA, Bandon Dunes, and all the other wonderful things we love about the game? HACKERS.

We hackers may not operate at the exalted levels that some of the folks who think themselves above our level think they do. But partners, we pay the bills. Next time you see someone who clearly loves this game, who keeps buying equipment that they hope will give them a few extra yards, that patronize the sponsors of PGA tournaments, and tips the club pro at Christmas, thank them. If you have an opportunity, help them find a lost ball. Be a gentleman. They are the reason that golf as we know it is here for you. Truth.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

View PostRock Chalk Jayhawk, on 08 November 2012 - 11:50 PM, said:

Anybody that gets in my way on the golf course or holds me up is a hacker, and I hope they die. :nyam:

This made me laugh.

Now you have to define "gets in my way"....do you mean when you snap hook your drive 2 fairways over and some "hacker" has the audacity to be teeing off on his hole while you are trying to hit your punch, cut, draw, flighted, ballooned, back spinning 3 iron to a tap in birdie?  Those guys are the WORST
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

"Hacker" is not a skill level; it's an attitude.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

View Postcoach1775, on 08 November 2012 - 08:29 PM, said:

View Postscttrmsy, on 08 November 2012 - 08:21 PM, said:

I consider myself a hack because I totally suck at golf.  I never thought of the term hack with a negative connotation.  Hadn't thought about manners/socio-economic status/carts etc.
Now that's funny.  Hit'em straight...

Being gracious on the course is the easy part, hitting 'em straight is the hard part!


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

View PostRJRJRJ, on 09 November 2012 - 01:27 AM, said:

Id rather play with a hacker than some of the people posting in this thread.
  I am going to second this. I would rather play with a complete hack who was a genuinely nice person, than the stuck up so called "golfer" anytime of the week.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

Agree about the attitude a lot. I admit online here I sometimes can be a bit of a pill, I know.
Not my best side sometimes.

On the course, I think graciousness is really important. Be kind. Affable.

I think of a hacker as someone whose attitude is sort of out of place on the course, in a negative way.
It usually is rather noticeable when it happens.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

View PostArizonalefty59, on 09 November 2012 - 01:47 AM, said:

If you think about it, we were all hackers once upon a time.........

No. I shot 70 my first day . Then I switched to left handed and shot 64.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

If you have to ask, you are one :)

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

View PostJ13, on 08 November 2012 - 08:02 PM, said:

A hacker to me is a guy that can't keep up because he can't get the ball airborne.  Those people do not belong on the golf course.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

scores of +18 or worse

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

View Postgeesecougar2, on 09 November 2012 - 11:40 AM, said:

"Hacker" is not a skill level; it's an attitude.
This.
I just played with a guy who couldn't break 100.  He was no hacker, just not very good at the game.  He repaired ball marks, replaced divots, and kept pace with everyone.  If he missed a putt, he missed a putt.  Didn't complain, just made his next one(sometimes) and moved on.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

This thread is moving towards being locked. It is time to exercise a little adult judgement or it will be exercised for you.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

i think of a hacker as someone who struggles to hit the ball consistantly, duffs a lot of shots, shanks the ball. not a bad thing maybe someone just starting or who doesn't practice much but they don't really bother me at all unless they disrespect the course in which case maybe all they need is to be told "hey man you may not have known but it's nice to replace your ball mark or divot and it only take you a second"

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

View Postprofsmitty, on 09 November 2012 - 07:34 AM, said:

Since when did "Hacker" become perforative?

Darned right, I'm a hacker. So are the people I really love to play with. They're the guys that love a game that doesn't always love them back. They know the rules. They know their limitations. They don't try to impress me with skills that they either don't have. They play courses they can afford and they play them often. They know where their ball went. They walk to their ball (or ride to their ball), pull a club out of their bag and hit the ball. And they do it again, ss many times as necessary. They have an extra pack of crackers that they'll be happy to share it you remember to return the favor next week. They know at least fifty golf jokes that I've heard fifty times before and that still make me laugh. They make me feel better just by being around them.

Hackers are the reason I love golf. They're the reason I've loved golf for fifty years. As for the others who litter up my golf course with their condescending attitudes and their attempts to be cool - welcome to the sport that will make a hacker out of you, b ut only if you hang around long enough,

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

View Postgeesecougar2, on 09 November 2012 - 11:40 AM, said:

"Hacker" is not a skill level; it's an attitude.

Agree. A hacker disrespects the game and the course. In general,
a hacker lies about his score because he plays by rules he found
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

This is by no means a reflection of a person's character, but I would classify any person who has been playing golf for 5 years or more and cannot break 100 as a "Hacker.".  That is not to say that, that person should not continue to play and enjoy golf, rather I think that would qualify that person to be admitted to the very prestigious "Hackers Club." :clapping:
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

View PostGolfjunki71, on 09 November 2012 - 09:41 PM, said:

View PostArizonalefty59, on 09 November 2012 - 01:47 AM, said:

If you think about it, we were all hackers once upon a time.........

No. I shot 70 my first day . Then I switched to left handed and shot 64.

Is that you Jack Pearsall?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

View PostSean25rp, on 11 November 2012 - 04:05 PM, said:

View PostGolfjunki71, on 09 November 2012 - 09:41 PM, said:

View PostArizonalefty59, on 09 November 2012 - 01:47 AM, said:

If you think about it, we were all hackers once upon a time.........

No. I shot 70 my first day . Then I switched to left handed and shot 64.

Is that you Jack Pearsall?

No, that's the Rightylefty mime.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

Hacker = Willing to lose 4 balls on a hole, yet finish it out.
Quiter = Loses two balls and moves onto the next hole.

My motto is "I'm not good, but I sure as hell won't slow anyone else down"
That means searches for lost balls are very brief.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

A hacker is someone who is not phased about what his lie is. Fairway, rough, behind a tree or sitting on a cart path; a hacker knows the same result is likely from all these lies good or more often VERY BAD.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

For me a hacker is basically anybody that is not very close to scratch and plays a once a weekend with his buddies. I just think hacker means the average golfer that is not a newbie and can play at a good pace. I consider myself a hacker, and i am not a terrible golfer. A hacker is anyone that can still top the ball, hit it fat or thin on a given shot, is 50 yards from the green and burns one right onto the water. I basically think of a hacker as any golfer that makes the beginner mistakes from time to time but still plays golf relative well. I do this stuff all the time especially early in the season.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

My new definition is me yesterday.  Played in the wind and you would have thought I never played before.

Hacker (noun)- one who hacks. Me.
You should have seen that hacker Billy yesterday, he really sucked. He was hooking it so bad, he didn't have enough room on the right to start the ball.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

View PostJ13, on 08 November 2012 - 08:02 PM, said:

A hacker to me is a guy that can't keep up because he can't get the ball airborne.  Those people do not belong on the golf course.

You are a hacker if you get the cart airborne during a round!!!!!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

someone who is not invested in the game... whether that be emotional or otherwise... guys who don't care about their score and who seemed to have accepted they suck and will never get better.. guys who are on the course for the same reason they go to a sports bar and watch a game on the big screen its just an outing to have a beer with the guys.......  Chaps my hide !


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