What is your definition of a hacker???
Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:01 AM
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.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:11 AM
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.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:38 AM
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.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:38 AM
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.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:52 AM
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.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:36 AM
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 - 01:12 PM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:26 PM
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.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:41 PM
No. I shot 70 my first day . Then I switched to left handed and shot 64.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:57 PM
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.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:48 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:17 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:14 PM
Agree. A hacker disrespects the game and the course. In general,
a hacker lies about his score because he plays by rules he found
in a living, breathing document.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:58 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:05 PM
Is that you Jack Pearsall?
Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:31 PM
No, that's the Rightylefty mime.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:39 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:49 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:24 PM
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.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:00 AM
You are a hacker if you get the cart airborne during a round!!!!!