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The Five Most Annoying Things Golfers Do on The Course

 

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Would you think you are a good playing partner?

 

We all have come across golfers who often, unbeknown to themselves, can be a real pain when playing in a fourball.

 

Here we have listed a few bad habits, which I am sure often occur, and we just turn a blind eye.

 

1. Making Every Putt

Of course, no one is going to hate you for making putts. But it is worth noting that if you are dropping bombs on the green and winning your match because of it, don’t go overboard with the gloating, because then people will start hating you for making putts.

 

2. Not picking up on bad holes

Have some awareness. If it is taking you eight shots to get to the green, do not slow the whole group down and make them watch all that. Pick up your ball, sit this one out, and move on.

 

3. Always on the phone

Nothing is more discourtesies than always taking calls on your mobile. If you need to take a call on the course, it had better be an emergency.

 

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4. Talking when people are getting ready to hit

It all rolls up into one thing: Be considerate of others.

 

5. ‘Miraculously’ finding your ball every time

Cheating, in other words. Do not cheat.

 

I am sure you have other peeves, so please feel free to add your observations to our list.

 

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The group in front is always too slow and why are those SOB's in the group behind hitting into us?

Walking into a bunker one way,and then walking out another....i don,t do it and hate to see it done. No thought whatsoever to the poor Caddie who has to rake it.

If 18 holes that's less than 7 minutes a hole in total so presume in carts and you must both have been very straight........

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Way back when...when I went golfing a few times on real courses (other than the usual chip and putt) it drove me crazy that my friends, who were much better golfers than I was (I admit it...I suck) actually wanted me to keep score and would get upset when I would tell them that I had no idea how many strokes it took me for any particular hole.  I mean...really...they were killing me...does it really matter if they were beating me by 3 or 4 (or more) strokes per hole?
 

Thankfully, there were no golfers behind us so I wasn’t slowing anybody else down.

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1/ Players who take a dozen practice swings before they play. No wonder you hit a bad shot, you're exhausted before you even start.

 

2/ Caddies and players who leave clubs/buggies at the front of the green while putting out. Speeds up play if they go to the back of the green BEFORE you putt out.

 

3/ Talkers. I always ask if my golf is interrupting their conversation.

 

4/ Standing behind me or in front of me in my line of sight. Your correct position is at 90 degrees behind me or facing me, 5 metres away.

 

5/ Golfers off 18 handicaps who think they are qualified to give golf instruction to others. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

 

6/ Lack of variety. Everything in Thailand is two-speed, it's either stroke or Stableford. Boring. I'm waiting for an event organiser that has the imagination to have events such as handicap match play, par, bisque bogey, bisque Stableford, foursomes or Canadian foursomes. Or 3 clubs and a putter.

 

End of rant.

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

Slow play especially by lousy golfers.

I played this morning early with a buddy in a little over 2 hours very enjoyable.

If 18 holes that's less than 7 minutes a hole in total so presume in carts and you must both have been very straight........

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4 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

2/ Caddies and players who leave clubs/buggies at the front of the green while putting out. Speeds up play if they go to the back of the green BEFORE you putt out.

Conversely can also slow it down if you are standing on the green/fringe waiting for your putter/chipping club......

Seen it happen regularly especially with players with carts.

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1 minute ago, topt said:

If 18 holes that's less than 7 minutes a hole in total so presume in carts and you must both have been very straight........

I've walked 18 holes in one hour fifty minutes, as a two, and it was not a short course. Was much younger then, both of us off single figures.

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1 minute ago, topt said:

Conversely can also slow it down if you are standing on the green/fringe waiting for your putter/chipping club......

Seen it happen regularly especially with players with carts.

I've had a couple of regular caddies here, first thing I trained them in is keeping up with me. Second was getting clubs to the back of the green before putting out.

I agree carts are a bit of a pain, due to age I have to use one for 18 holes. Still walk 9.

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4 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

Slow play especially by lousy golfers.

I played this morning early with a buddy in a little over 2 hours very enjoyable.

what handicap do you consider lousy ? 

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