Edited by duffer987, 12 November 2012 - 03:50 PM.
What is your definition of a hacker???
Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:03 PM
agree, when i think of a hacker that is the exact image that comes to mind. If you cant get the ball in the air on at least half your shots you are a hacker. I dont mean perfect trajectory or even good shots but just being able to hit it off the ground. Played with some guys that shot over 200 (i know because they over doubled each on of my shots and I had a 95. They were the definition of hackers.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:57 PM
That being said, I fix divots and ball marks, I rake traps. I chuck my broken tees into the little trash cans, and I never take my bag onto the tee box or green. I also don't drink more than one or two beers when I play. My enjoyment factor plummets if I have any kind of a buzz going, and I'm out there to get better. After the round, game on.
I've also played rounds in 3 hours, taking over 100 strokes, walking.
Yeah I'm crap, but I'm working on it, and I'm not gonna hold you up behind me.
Edited by Shrapnac, 12 November 2012 - 06:58 PM.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:24 PM
Yes, but the driving range and practice green would be the logical place to start. At least learn to make contact and advance the ball before trying to take it to the course. And absolutely learn to pitch and lag putt beforehand.
My definition of a hacker is one that literally "hacks" at the ball, digging up tremendous chunks of sod, then follows that up with either an identical shot or a blade or sh*nk. Once close to the green, they proceed to skull it back and forth a couple of times mixed in with a few chunks for good measure. If people would learn just the most basic of skills, the game would be much more enjoyable for all when they do attempt "real" golf.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:45 AM
I agree. They can't keep up and slow things down to a halt. They might get the ball in the air pretty consistently...but they either lose the ball OB or get stuck trying to chop it out of the cabbage. Then when they finally hit the green they 5 putt. They don't belong on the golf course J13 is right about that.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:13 PM
- Players in carts that drive up to a ball, watch the guy hit, the guy that just hit then clean his clubs, puts his head cover on, gets in the cart, then they drive to next ball, can't find it, drive around in circles (they always look 25-50 yards too far down the fairway), finally find it, go thru an extensive pre shot routine, finally hit. Repeat over and over.
- Slow players that hold up all the groups on the course.
- Loud, whooping it up guys.
- Guys that never replace divots, fix ball marks or RAKE BUNKERS!
Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:57 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:09 AM
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,
Nice. To quote another post
"if you think about it, we where all hackers once...."
and to paraphrase this one:
".. and if we're lucky enough to live long and prosper (to quote Spock), we get to be hackers at the other end too"
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:44 AM
Really? Could you possibly stereotype or generalize anymore? I am 33, in great shape and I ride 100% of the time. Sometimes it's bc courses in my area require carts during certain times, most of the time during peak weekend times, which is when I can play. Even if the courses didn't require it, I still ride. I hate walking while golfing, truly hate it. My bag is big and heavy bc I like to keep a lot of stuff in it, and I hate those pull/push cart things. A lot of guys enjoy walking, I personally don't like walking. I consistently shoot in the 80's and am flirting with breaking 80 (if only I could freaking putt!!!), but that certainly doesn't mean I am a hacker. I choose to ride bc I like it better. Trust me there are plenty of "hacker"s as you put it that walk. ANd let me tell you the only thing worse than getting stuck behind a hacker riding, is getting stuck behind a hacker walking.
And even if riding made me a hacker, or even if that 40 yr old dressed like Rickie Fowler and can't break 100 is a hacker, who cares? We don't get paid to play, so on some level we are all hackers, having fun.....which is what golf is all about!!
If your so concerned about playing fast, then go out at 7am and be the 1st one off. Then you can play speed golf or as we call it Ricky Race Car Golf. Or go to a different course on Thursday's so as to not annoy yourself with lowly hackers. Who, by the way, if it wasn't for all of us "hackers" paying greens fees, paying cart fees, you wouldn't have a course to play at.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:40 PM
I have arthritic knees that swell if I walk. I have to play from a riding cart. Between that and Ibuprofen, I can make it through a round with minimal pain and swelling. Oh, and I have a 2 handicap. Hacker am I?
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:51 AM
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:56 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:10 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:52 AM
1) Looks like he is goat humping at address, playing a very old small Persimmons 3 wood with steel shaft that he borrowed from his FIL, tees it up 6 inches, connects after 3rd swipe.
2) Still only 160 off the tee playing his 6th
3) 17 or 18 shots to get out of the bunker (yep I was there)
4) Starter tells him at the first tee "So we gonna keep that shirt on today, okay?" (yep I was there)
5) His idea of keeping score is how many beers he drinks per hole.
6) Rude, obnoxious, inconsiderate
Actually, for me its not really about score, I played with a guy this year that shot 110, but carried himself well and never held up anyone, I thought he had shot a much better number.