Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

* * * - - 2 votes

POLL: Urinating on the course...


231 replies to this topic

Poll: Urinating on the course? (1010 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you urinate on the course (multiple choices)?

  1. If there's a tree, I pee! (or any other obstruction to use) (720 votes [64.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 64.46%

  2. I wait or head to the closest rest room (149 votes [13.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.34%

  3. I can't pee in public so this poll doesn't matter (aka Stage Fright) (7 votes [0.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.63%

  4. Depends on the course (public or private) (175 votes [15.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.67%

  5. When I drink and play, there are no rules! (66 votes [5.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.91%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#31 Skaffa77

Skaffa77

    Dismal River. There's nothing dismal about it!

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 6,302 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 23067
  • Joined: 12/24/2006
  • Location:Omaha, NE
  • Ebay ID:Skaffa77
GolfWRX Likes : 407

Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

View Postchickenpotpie, on 20 March 2013 - 11:07 AM, said:

I once went to an annual meeting for a private club, and one of the residents whose property backs up the course (and a member) stated quite emphatically that she would call the police if she ever saw people on the course who were peeing.  That, combined with the whole sex offender (if caught peeing in public) thing kind of set me straight.  It was funny to hear the murmurs throughout the meeting room after she spoke up.  I don't think it changed behavior much though....I see the same guys doing it.

Heck, I find I play better if I have some "urgency".

I guess that is another consideration the home owner should have thought about when buying a house on a golf course.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#32 BizPro

BizPro

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 46 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 132010
  • Joined: 06/30/2011
  • Location:Pinehurst, NC
GolfWRX Likes : 1

Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

Well, I have no choice but to use the restrooms.  I can only deal with one a side (i.e. in the clubhouse and at a halfway house or only in the clubhouse but the 9th takes you there) in midsummer when most water turns to sweat.  When it's chillier, a course needs at least a port-a-john on the front and the back, or they're not getting my business.

2

#33 TheGeekGolfer

TheGeekGolfer

    Just beat the Huskies! Go Cougs!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,271 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 103159
  • Joined: 02/08/2010
  • Location:Portland, OR
  • Handicap:7.6
GolfWRX Likes : 449

Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

If they don't have restrooms spaced out every few holes or in view of several holes, then you are free to pee!

3

#34 mwkbmw

mwkbmw

    Play. Fast.

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,404 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 184910
  • Joined: 06/07/2012
  • Location:North Carolina
  • Handicap:5.5
GolfWRX Likes : 1448

Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

LOL. I didn't think anyone would admit to "Stage Fright".
Ping i25 9* Tour Stiff
Callaway 3Deep w/PX 6.0
Ping i20 2 Hy & Idea Pro 4 Hy
Ping i25 5-UW
Scotty Cameron Notchback
Ping Tour Gorge 54 & 58

4

#35 stealthrt91

stealthrt91

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,333 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 104856
  • Joined: 03/15/2010
  • Location:East Coast, USA
  • Handicap:12.4
GolfWRX Likes : 214

Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

View Postmwkbmw, on 20 March 2013 - 12:41 PM, said:

LOL. I didn't think anyone would admit to "Stage Fright".

Haha the only reason I tossed that in there is because one of my best friends falls in that category... such a curse when we go bar hopping or are on long drives

Cobra King LTD - Still testing shafts...
Cobra ZL Encore - OBAN Devotion
Taylormade SLDR Mini - Diamana BB
TEE XCG-7 Betas - Black & Red Ties
Titleist AP2 714 - UST Prototype Recoils 95
Taylormade TP EF Wedges (ATV) - UST Prototype Recoils 125

Scotty Cameron 2014 Fastback

5

#36 Body_Visions

Body_Visions

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,291 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 25501
  • Joined: 02/13/2007
GolfWRX Likes : 94

Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

View PostSooner7x, on 20 March 2013 - 09:39 AM, said:

2 kinds of people who pee inside on a golf course: Women and... ok i guess there's just one.

There.  I fixed that for you.  I know that is how you meant it.

To answer the original question: if you drink as much beer as you should on the course, there is no other option.

Edited by Body_Visions, 20 March 2013 - 02:44 PM.


6

#37 mshills

mshills

    Consistently inconsistent.

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,164 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 139083
  • Joined: 09/13/2011
  • Location:Morris County, NJ
  • Handicap:8
GolfWRX Likes : 894

Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

I try to avoid peeing on the course if i can, but in the heat of an Atlanta summer I drink water non stop.  I sweat a lot of it out, but in those conditions, there's no way I can wait for the turn, so I'll find a discrete way to do so.

It's incredibly crass to play " 'scuuuuuze me while I whip this out!!" right next to a tee box or in plain view of someone's back yard.  Hey, if you gotta go you gotta go, but at least try to be discrete / polite.
Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 8 deg, Fubuki ZT60
TEE CB2 15 deg, Motore
Ping Rapture 18 deg hybrid
Ping G10 4i-UW
Scor 53 and 57 deg
Cleveland Almost Belly putter

7

#38 ebr2384

ebr2384

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 44 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 85029
  • Joined: 06/08/2009
  • Location:Dominican Republic
GolfWRX Likes : 4

Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

I will try to use a restroom if available or if I know one is upcoming but I have no problem finding a place that does not disturb anyone and taking a leak.  As long as your not blatantly peeing in front of people or on someones property then I have no issues.

8

#39 ping97

ping97

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 15 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 103936
  • Joined: 02/24/2010
  • Location:goodyear, az
GolfWRX Likes : 0

Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:04 PM

At the course I play regularly the only bathroom is located at between the 4th and 15th hole and I actually rather use a bush than go into that sewer posing as a bathroom, We normally just do the fist bump at the end of the round instead of the handshake

9

#40 MtlJeff

MtlJeff

    #TheWRX (Callaway Trip)

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 18,929 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 68568
  • Joined: 11/01/2008
  • Location:Montreal
  • Handicap:1.0
GolfWRX Likes : 18411

Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

if you gotta go, you gotta go. I'd rather not just because some people aren't crazy about it especially at a nice private course. But if i'm drinking beer and have to go, then so be it....

Ping G LS Tec 9 w/Tour Shaft 65
Callaway XR Pro 14 w/Diamana D+ 80
Callaway Apex 20 Hybrid w/Diamana D+ 95
Callaway Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
Callaway MD Forged 52,56,60 w/S200
SGC Northwood Center Shaft 400grams

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#41 stealthrt91

stealthrt91

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,333 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 104856
  • Joined: 03/15/2010
  • Location:East Coast, USA
  • Handicap:12.4
GolfWRX Likes : 214

Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:42 PM

About time someone admitted to stage fright! :clapping:
Cobra King LTD - Still testing shafts...
Cobra ZL Encore - OBAN Devotion
Taylormade SLDR Mini - Diamana BB
TEE XCG-7 Betas - Black & Red Ties
Titleist AP2 714 - UST Prototype Recoils 95
Taylormade TP EF Wedges (ATV) - UST Prototype Recoils 125

Scotty Cameron 2014 Fastback

11

#42 Big Ben

Big Ben

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,036 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 14306
  • Joined: 04/21/2006
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Handicap:5
GolfWRX Likes : 644

Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

View Postsomaplr, on 20 March 2013 - 08:45 AM, said:

View PostHalebopp, on 20 March 2013 - 08:09 AM, said:

I just can't understand how people can get through life if they can't anticipate the need to go in ten minutes. Yet certain shrubs next to 2nd and 11th tee boxes have a distinctively different color thanks to them being used as public bathrooms. I use the loo at the turn and before/after the round

I'm not sure how the temperatures in Finland are, but if you play in the midwest during the thick of summer, the hummidity is enough to kill you.  Sometimes you have to constantly drink water...a lot of times that leads to having to take a leak before the turn without a stall for a few holes.  It just happens sometimes and is unavoidable.  It's not pleasant, but just be discreet.
Exactly, take off into the woods and watch for the poison ivy! Fringe benefit you may find a stray new ProV1...BB
Irons: Ping iBades
Drivers: Pink Ping G
Hybrid: Mizuno JPX 850
2 iron: Ping Rapture
Wedges: Ping Gorge WRX
Putter: STX Xform 2
Balls: Snell MTB

12

#43 Puckoon

Puckoon

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 145 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 165781
  • Joined: 02/23/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 39

Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

IMVHO I don't think there can be a hard and fast rule one way or the other regarding this, and I'd like to think that every time I've had to go outside of a rest room, that I've used my discretion regarding finding the least inappropriate outdoor target area. That said, the mother in law frequently calls the pro shop to complain about people going outside her house.

Come to think of it, I do have a hard and fast rule. Try not to wear beige slacks while drinking and golfing.

13

#44 Stinger82

Stinger82

    Major Winner

  • BST Volunteer Mods
  • 3,081 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 82167
  • Joined: 05/06/2009
  • Handicap:11
GolfWRX Likes : 265

Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

I prefer to go into the woods, portapotties are just gross IMO. I will say I go deep into the woods so noone gets offended. I still remember playing in a tournament with my wife's uncle and cousin. Her uncle got hammered, like normal, and got a little beligerent with some people while we were sitting on the porch of the club. He ended up whipping his junk out and peeing right at one of the women that was giving him crap for his "foul language." They "banned him permanently"...but he was a member again the very next year lol. I have no problem with taking a leak on the course just use some tact and DO NOT do what my wife's uncle did LOL
TM R1 w/ Fubuki Alpha
Adams XTD ti 14.5 w/ red tie
Adams Pnt 20* w/ Matrix Altus
Nike Covert forged 4-Gw w/ Nippon SPB
Betti BB54 Skull & Crossbones
Vokey TVD M 54* & Scratch DW 58*

14

#45 5 O'Clock Charlie

5 O'Clock Charlie

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 398 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 142421
  • Joined: 10/13/2011
GolfWRX Likes : 71

Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

Once this guy I was playing with took a leak on #10 at Old Warson and there was this sweet house and later I found out the house belonged to Joe Buck, so I thought that was pretty funny.

Ping G30 - Driver
Ping G30 - 3 Wood
Ping G30 - 5 Wood
Ping i25 Irons - (4-PW)
Ping Glide Wedges - (52/58)
Ping Cadence TR B65

15

#46 torrejuan

torrejuan

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,092 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 1203
  • Joined: 05/29/2005
  • Location:Nashville, TN area
GolfWRX Likes : 46

Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:25 PM

View PostSoCalTitleist, on 20 March 2013 - 11:59 AM, said:

Some courses only have maybe one restroom on each side so sometimes we have no choice just find a good tree.
+1
Sometimes you just have to.:)

16

#47 teeitlow

teeitlow

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 687 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 108646
  • Joined: 05/27/2010
  • Location:North Idaho
GolfWRX Likes : 160

Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:44 PM

I'm in construction and there is nothing more disgusting than a porta-potty. I wont use 'em.
Tree, flower, brush, golf cart...whatever, I'll take a leak behind it, over it, under it, beside it.

Thats standing urine and feces in those things...and people stay in there long enough to try and get witty, with a pencil, pen, marker....disturbing.

Up here they are named "Honey Buckets"...I sh!t you not, it's right on the damn side of the thing....
Traveling shithouse is not my idea of a honey bucket. lol

-D

17

#48 Jon Robert

Jon Robert

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 163937
  • Joined: 02/17/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 30

Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

The average opponent takes 1 minute and 17 seconds to waggle, look waggle etc before hitting a tee shot.

The average male who has to go takes 5 seconds to walk over to the opponents golf bag and pretend to be looking at the clubs while the opponent is teeing off.

The average golf bag top looks surprisingly like a urinal.

The average spectator always watches the golfer on the tee.

The average male takes 27 seconds to urinate.

Edited by Jon Robert, 20 March 2013 - 07:47 PM.


18

#49 teeitlow

teeitlow

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 687 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 108646
  • Joined: 05/27/2010
  • Location:North Idaho
GolfWRX Likes : 160

Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

27 seconds???
Thats like 2 beers...and maybe a snort of Bushmills....now I'm making my way to the 2nd tee.
-D

19

#50 doubleBZee

doubleBZee

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,473 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 82037
  • Joined: 05/04/2009
  • Location:Pennsylvania
  • Ebay ID:trey8419
GolfWRX Likes : 127

Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:56 PM

In match play is it a penalty if you urinate on your playing partners ball or even his leg as he is taking a stroke?

Titleist 915 9.5 - Speeder 757
TM Burner TP 3 - BB 83
Titleist 712 AP2 - S400
Vokey Wedges
Byron Morgan DH89

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#51 HiSpeed48

HiSpeed48

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,854 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 196138
  • Joined: 08/02/2012
  • Location:New York City
GolfWRX Likes : 409

Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

I try not to do it. But if I really have to go and I'm by myself then I'll find a discreet spot. But I don't care if others do it.
PING G25 10.5* Attas 3 7S
TEE XCG7 15*
Mizuno MP32 3-9
Vokey SM6 46* 50* 54* 58*
John Byron DaleHead 2

21

#52 2putttom

2putttom

    # 1 Oregon Duck fan

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,991 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 177144
  • Joined: 04/24/2012
  • Location:N.California, LInks @ Bodega Bay
  • Handicap:11
GolfWRX Likes : 3612

Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:13 PM

It's really hard to find a tree to piss on when your playing a links course.
W I T B
The Same Damn Clubs I had Last Year.
However the bag and balls are different

22

#53 Kaysquare

Kaysquare

    Puppyluv

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,691 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 76012
  • Joined: 02/24/2009
  • Location:New Mexico
  • Handicap:10
GolfWRX Likes : 1656

Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

As a woman golfer, No I do not use trees as restrooms!  However, many men on our course do, & it's disgusting, especially since both of our courses have ample restrooms, very well spaced.  We girls see no reason why any man would need to use a tree.  We've seen men using trees that are pretty much right out in the open & visible to anyone.  Heck, some don't even try to hide it at all....I guess they think they're giving us a thrill......believe me, NOT.  We did have one woman a few years ago who regularly called the Pro Shop any time she saw a man use a certain group of trees that were in her yard, but nearly on the golf course.  I thing the gentlemen had discussions with the Director of Golf about it frequently.

23

#54 Gbyeball

Gbyeball

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,406 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 147607
  • Joined: 11/20/2011
  • Location:Pickering, Canada
  • Ebay ID:davebeenthere
GolfWRX Likes : 593

Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

View Post2putttom, on 20 March 2013 - 08:13 PM, said:

It's really hard to find a tree to piss on when your playing a links course.

This is why I hate links golf. I am 55 and when I have to go waiting till I get to the turn is NOT an option. As most others have said I am discreet and because I play mostly parkland courses I just walk into the tress so I am out of view.
Ping Rapture V2
Ping G15, four wood
Callaway X hot pro 20* hybrid
Ping G25 - 4 to PW
Callaway X tour  50*' 54* & 58*
Scotty newport

24

#55 Skaffa77

Skaffa77

    Dismal River. There's nothing dismal about it!

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 6,302 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 23067
  • Joined: 12/24/2006
  • Location:Omaha, NE
  • Ebay ID:Skaffa77
GolfWRX Likes : 407

Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

View Postmshills, on 20 March 2013 - 03:45 PM, said:

I try to avoid peeing on the course if i can, but in the heat of an Atlanta summer I drink water non stop.  I sweat a lot of it out, but in those conditions, there's no way I can wait for the turn, so I'll find a discrete way to do so.

It's incredibly crass to play " 'scuuuuuze me while I whip this out!!" right next to a tee box or in plain view of someone's back yard.  Hey, if you gotta go you gotta go, but at least try to be discrete / polite.

That's funny...in the heat of a humid summer...I'm sweating so much that no matter how much I drink, it never really comes out as pee...it's just sweat...all sweat...I could seriously play 18 and never use the bathrooom.

My high school gym teacher once said that if you refuse to shower after a work-out...it's like peeing all over yourself and letting it dry.  His point being that sweat is waste fluids in your system and us guys need to practice good hygiene.   For whatever reason...that visual (peeing all over yourself) never left my memory...


25

#56 Birddog2

Birddog2

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 669 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 182548
  • Joined: 05/23/2012
  • Location:SoCal
  • Handicap:17
GolfWRX Likes : 115

Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:45 PM

Really?
Ping G25 w/ Tour65 R
Cal XR16 4W w/Speeder Evo 565 R
Ping G30 22* Hybrid Stock  R
Ping i15 5-U AWT R
Ping Glide 54* w/KBS Tour V S
Titleist Vokey 58* M Grind w/R200
Anser Milled # 5

26

#57 canuckhacker

canuckhacker

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 48 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 232155
  • Joined: 02/25/2013
  • Location:Alberta
GolfWRX Likes : 17

Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

I do it all the time on golf courses. I hate restrooms and I especially hate outhouses/shacks. I also do it in my back yard and lots of other places, when I could just go inside. I actually enjoy the fact that because I am a man I can do it outdoors whenever I want and I like to take advantage of this gift of nature.

27

#58 prestiege

prestiege

    PING a ling

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,153 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 88848
  • Joined: 07/18/2009
  • Location:chicago
  • Handicap:14.6
GolfWRX Likes : 96

Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:13 PM

View Postsomaplr, on 20 March 2013 - 11:27 AM, said:

View Postchickenpotpie, on 20 March 2013 - 11:07 AM, said:

I once went to an annual meeting for a private club, and one of the residents whose property backs up the course (and a member) stated quite emphatically that she would call the police if she ever saw people on the course who were peeing.  That, combined with the whole sex offender (if caught peeing in public) thing kind of set me straight.  It was funny to hear the murmurs throughout the meeting room after she spoke up.  I don't think it changed behavior much though....I see the same guys doing it.

Heck, I find I play better if I have some "urgency".

Haha, you don't get registered as a sex offender for peeing in public...just sayin'.  I found that out in college.

you can get full unopened cans of beer thrown at you though, i found that out during mardi gras.  thankfully the guys throwing had bad aim
G25 10.5 kiyoshi purple 75
G25 3w kiyoshi purple 85
G25 5w kiyoshi purple 85
S55 3-p kbs tour
52/58 anser kbs tour
Golo 7 cb

28

#59 Shrapnac

Shrapnac

    Cinderella Story

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 1,156 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 199518
  • Joined: 08/22/2012
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Handicap:Beer
GolfWRX Likes : 467

Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

View Post5 O, on 20 March 2013 - 07:12 PM, said:

Once this guy I was playing with took a leak on #10 at Old Warson and there was this sweet house and later I found out the house belonged to Joe Buck, so I thought that was pretty funny.

Heck, I'd go out of my way to pee on Joe Buck's lawn.
Cobra King F6+, Matrix Black Tie 65M4
Callaway X Utility Prototype 21*, Project X PXI 6.0
Adams XTD 3-PW, KBS C Taper 90
Scratch 8620 D/S 50*, 56*, 60*, TrueTemper Dynamic Gold S300
Bettinardi SS15
Srixon Q Star Tour

29

#60 dbringans

dbringans

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 133 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 1016
  • Joined: 05/26/2005
  • Location:New Zealand
GolfWRX Likes : 6

Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:35 PM

That's the great thing about the outdoors- it's just one big toilet.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors