You threw your club. Now what?club throwing
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:19 AM
1. It beats their clubs up...
2. it makes their clubs look beat up...
3. Their clubs look beat...
4. These guys aren't that good to be that mad, and their clubs aren't that beat up to reflect how mad they are...
5. I just
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:30 AM
After they all drove away I walked over to the trash and pulled out the clubs. Nice set of ping eye 2's and ping woods and a ping bag. Ping anser putter. Into the shop they went. New shafts and grips, a little cleaning. I put about 130.00 into them and sold the whole set for 400.00. Thats the only time it didnt bother me to see a temper tantrum at the golf course.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:20 PM
I once saw Pat Perez hit a wedge to 20 feet on the first hole and break his club over his knee. Swore f&&K as loud as he could and then proceeded to make the birdie putt.
I think it was Price that was describing it after to the press and he said something like: " this guy is losing his mind in the middle of the first fairway and he shoots 67 still? I'm starting to feel like I don't fit in on this tour anymore."
Ain't that the truth. If guys ( the majority here ) only knew what it took to get to get there...and what runs through the veins of those who can REALLY play... isaacbm, it's too bad that those who've been or attempted to get to where you've been, would but listen to you...but they can't hear...or won't listen..
p.s. If it were so easy, why isn't everyone there?
I hear you about some people feeding off of intensity but I'm really with Price on this one. I think Perez is a nut job. I'd love to have his talent but I don't generally think that having that level of emotional intensity is a positive thing on the course. I'd rather be more like Dufner or Oosthuizen out there.
I'd rather stop and smell the flowers a little more.
On the other hand....
When I was a kid I was a nut job too. I lost a shoe in a tree in a tournament once. It was pretty embarrassing. The worst part? I was leading by about 12 at the time! I missed a 12 inch putt and lost it like a spoiled brat. Kicked my shoe off and then flicked it towards the next tee. I pulled it though and it went into a dense spruce. No way of climbing up there. I had to finish the last 4 holes in my bare feet. In hind sight it's pretty funny but at the time, I was walking with my head down in shame. I never did anything like that after that instance.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:14 AM
I try not to judge anyone though because obviously, in no way, shape, or form, am I flawless, including my ability to act entirely gentlemanly throughout a round (if going badly). To each their own though. They paid to be on the course and if they want to waste it on blowing up, I can just part the group as necessary. I'm a lot cooler now when it comes to outbursts, and generally keep it contained, but I certainly don't turn my nose down to those who deal with it differently.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:11 PM
As we are all watching this circus act, the two clubs cross in midair..........with one shaft breaking and the other bending.
It was truly spectacular.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:15 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:54 PM
So... a trip back to Callaway and 50.00 less... I got a new shaft, and believe it or not... that club is now the best hitting short iron I have.
Edited by stikss, 27 January 2013 - 02:56 PM.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:12 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:11 PM
It's all in what you're used to, I think.
And like many a good parent, I taught my son to do as i say, not as I do. I've never seen him throw a club and he's never seen me do it, either.
Its everyones choice to pick thier playing partners. Im just not perticularly amused by idiots. As for the second thought about doing as I say, not as I do. Thats flawed thinking. Its the easy way out that does not work. Kids learn by example. They watch everything the parents do and say. This is how they learn. Setting the example yourself will go a long way twards how your kids grow up. Actions in your everyday life around your kids speaks volumes to your kids in their development and what they see as proper behavior.
I haven't thrown a club in many years. Not since my son was born. He's 32 years old with two wonderful kids and he is twice the dad I ever was.
Best passive brag ever, seriously. Sounds like you did a fine job raising ur son.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:18 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:43 AM
I do play with one guy who is a definite level 4 guy and I like playing with him specifically for his meltdown. Generally, we will place little side bets to guess where it will come in the round. My favorite moment from him was when he had a chip hit the stick and drop down 2" from the cup. He turned and threw the wedge into the wet ground, where it impaled itself deep enough into the ground to cover half of the grip.
Now in years past, I always liked playing against the guys who were club throwers....mostly because in match play you KNEW you could get in their heads and induce the implosion. One guy in particular was in a league I played in for years. One of the first times I played him I was taking it to him (and he was a very good player....around a 4 cap) and on the 8th hole I stuffed one in close and he missed the green.....which caused him to hurl his 9 iron 50 yards down the fairway....and skipping off the cart path. That sent him further over and he picked up the entire bag and hurled IT a solid 10 yards.
Fast forward 5 years and I get to go head to head with the same guy in the last night of this league....winner takes the trophy. I make sure to tell my partner to be watching for clubs to fly. The first hole only plays about 310 or so and for the first time all year I walk to the tee with just a 4 iron as he has ball teed up already and his driver in his hand. He notices me with an iron and stops his practice swing dead cold.....looks at me and says "why do you have that in your hand?" I calmly tell him that after he snap hooks his driver into the woods that I am going to stripe this 4 iron down the middle and beat him with a par. You could tell it shook him up a bit so he decided we should flip to see who had to tee first....which ended up being me. I striped the 4 iron down to the 100 yard marker and he stepped back up to the tee and promptly snap hooked the driver into the woods. Driver flies and he ends up kicking the bag MMA style on his push cart the entire way up the fairway. Needless to say, he had no chance after that.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:24 AM
Those who do, more power to them, but if I see it......I'll be rolling my eyes at them from afar.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:48 AM
I think I'm scared of breaking them and having to fork out $$$ more to replace them!
Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:02 AM
I hit a bad shot and hurled my club about 20 yards down the fairway.
From out of nowhere a guy drives up and tells me that is a $75 fine or DQ. That $75 was a ton of money to me back then.
Never thrown a club since.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:14 AM
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