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Ban Spiked Shoes, Anchoring


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#1 Hybrid

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

Why the heck not?  It would just be another stupid anchoring rule.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

They already have. They banned real golf shoes a long time ago. I still have mine. I dont see how anyone can call those little rubber knobs spikes. The original spikes were the best but people couldnt pick up their feet when they walked on the greens. When you drag your foot with those on it left little scratch marks in the greens.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

as long as they don't ban crocs and jeans on the course, i am fine
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

How about gloves while were at it?
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

View Postbutch33611, on 23 January 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

They already have. They banned real golf shoes a long time ago. I still have mine. I dont see how anyone can call those little rubber knobs spikes. The original spikes were the best but people couldnt pick up their feet when they walked on the greens. When you drag your foot with those on it left little scratch marks in the greens.

Went to watch the pros at Sawgrass and some were still wearing metal spikes. Nothing like that sound when someone wearing them walks across a cartpath. But clearly they offered better traction. And at least some of the pros still appreciate that turf grabbing capability.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

I think they need a no weenie rule.

No complaining about the stuff that makes no difference. ;)

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

View PostMtlJeff, on 23 January 2013 - 07:10 PM, said:

as long as they don't ban crocs and jeans on the course, i am fine

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

So I take it you're talking about the Unversal "They" here? The (proposed) putter rule is the work of the USGA. Banning metal spikes is down to some golf course owners. Next you'll be complaining that "They" have banned shorts because some ******** private club in England doesn't allow them.

There is a "They" somewhere who has banned anything you care to name...

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

View PostHybrid, on 23 January 2013 - 04:32 PM, said:

Why the heck not?  It would just be another stupid anchoring rule.


Can you be banned from stupid threads ??????????????????    One can only hope

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

View PostRetiredMedic029, on 25 January 2013 - 02:54 PM, said:

View PostHybrid, on 23 January 2013 - 04:32 PM, said:

Why the heck not?  It would just be another stupid anchoring rule.


Can you be banned from stupid threads ??????????????????    One can only hope

How about for making stupid comment about said stupid thread?


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

View PostHybrid, on 23 January 2013 - 04:32 PM, said:

Why the heck not?  It would just be another stupid anchoring rule.

I figure if you got a free post bump for this, I should take advantage of it too.

Now go look up the definition of "anchoring" in the Rules of Golf and reflect on the word "stupid."
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

View Postbutch33611, on 23 January 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

They already have. They banned real golf shoes a long time ago. I still have mine. I dont see how anyone can call those little rubber knobs spikes. The original spikes were the best but people couldnt pick up their feet when they walked on the greens. When you drag your foot with those on it left little scratch marks in the greens.

They sure do a number on the tees / greens when you get one of those guys who doesn't know how to pick up his feet. That ought to be a hanging offense!

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

As noted in other threads, it was spikes on clubhouse floors that got them banned at most clubs. I've seen much worse damage from 8-pronged softspikes being dragged across a green than I ever did from good ole steelies.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

What the proverbial "they" should do is change the rule & allow the repairing of spike marks on greens, & that would solve the problem.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

Many courses ban shorts, some courses don't allow socksthat don't completely cover the ankle.  US courses
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

View Postbutch33611, on 23 January 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

They already have. They banned real golf shoes a long time ago. I still have mine. I dont see how anyone can call those little rubber knobs spikes. The original spikes were the best but people couldnt pick up their feet when they walked on the greens. When you drag your foot with those on it left little scratch marks in the greens.

You think it had anything to do with greens?  Get real man.  Course owners were outlawing them before the USGA said anything solely because rubber vs metal was saving them from having to replace their carpets every year.  If you can save thousands of dollars annually on re-carpeting you would too...just saying.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:33 AM

View Post_MS22_, on 26 February 2013 - 10:50 PM, said:

View Postbutch33611, on 23 January 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

They already have. They banned real golf shoes a long time ago. I still have mine. I dont see how anyone can call those little rubber knobs spikes. The original spikes were the best but people couldnt pick up their feet when they walked on the greens. When you drag your foot with those on it left little scratch marks in the greens.

You think it had anything to do with greens?  Get real man.  Course owners were outlawing them before the USGA said anything solely because rubber vs metal was saving them from having to replace their carpets every year.  If you can save thousands of dollars annually on re-carpeting you would too...just saying.

They wrecked wooden floors and bridges. Saw a lot of people fall down on tiled floors and in the parking lot on rainy days with metal spikes though. A lot of guys go way too long without replacing their cleats no matter what they're made of so those guys can't blame anyone but themselves for lack of traction.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

View Post_MS22_, on 26 February 2013 - 10:50 PM, said:

View Postbutch33611, on 23 January 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

They already have. They banned real golf shoes a long time ago. I still have mine. I dont see how anyone can call those little rubber knobs spikes. The original spikes were the best but people couldnt pick up their feet when they walked on the greens. When you drag your foot with those on it left little scratch marks in the greens.

You think it had anything to do with greens?  Get real man.  Course owners were outlawing them before the USGA said anything solely because rubber vs metal was saving them from having to replace their carpets every year.  If you can save thousands of dollars annually on re-carpeting you would too...just saying.

When did the USGA say anything?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

View PostRetiredMedic029, on 25 January 2013 - 02:54 PM, said:

View PostHybrid, on 23 January 2013 - 04:32 PM, said:

Why the heck not?  It would just be another stupid anchoring rule.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Let's call this thread a draw and more to other more timely issues.


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