Golf Random Irritations

Imurg

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The hollering and hooting going on at the Solheim for every tee shot..be it 6 inches from the hole or 40 yards right in the depths of a bunker..
Nobody should be clapping a ball that's knee deep in rough....
 

banjofred

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The curse of the back 9. Not so much at my home course....but the 2nd club, it's getting spooky. Saturday....+1 on the front 9, +12 on the back 9. This is pretty normal. The front 9 is a good bit shorter, but more dangerous for losing balls etc. Something always goes wrong on the back 9. 1 bad shot every hole is the usual result. But.....I'm starting to think I've got a curse on me. Saturday I hit a phone line going over the course on the back 9.....Sunday I hit the same line but on a different hole. Sunday, teeing off 10 I hit a semi crappy drive that faded off right....not in trouble at all. Sitting in short grass between the 10+2nd fairways. I think the group going up 2 grabbed it. We weren't paying attention, but the ball should have just been sitting there. Next hole....I hit the phone line.....next hole I'm sitting directly behind the only tree that sticks out a bit into the fairway. I'm expecting frogs out of the sky in the next week or two. Other people I know yell across the course asking how the back 9 is going.......I'm becoming semi-famous.
 

Voyager EMH

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Last week.
Midweek comp 3 over with 3 to go. Bogey, bogey double. 7 over. Outside best 8.
Saturday comp 6 over with 3 to go. Birdie, par, birdie. 4 over. Got a 0.2 cut.
Stupid game!
 

patricks148

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After months of good weather and a scorcher on Wednesday, the weather has turned vey wet, thick fog here in Inverness today. Nairn is closed due to poor visibility, I'd image most others locally will be the same. So by the looks of things one game this week is it
 

Imurg

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Decided to not do my daily early 9 today as the weather looked decidedly iffy..

Good decision as it's howling down..

In less irritating news..at least the car is getting a wash..
 
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People who use casino chips as ball markers. Played against one in an open this week and had to ask him to move it on just about every putt as he refused to tap in from outside a foot
They are rather ‘look at me’ are they not. That said…my club sells them in the shop…so there is obviously sufficient market for them…though often I am asked when one is used whether or not I am ok with it as it is rather large. A little baffling why those who use actually bother as most who use them seem to know they can be distracting or obstructive for others. Anyway. A pretty minor golfing irritation indeed.
 

harpo_72

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People who are put off by unmarked balls nowhere
I just couldn't sleep at all last night, got up for my 8am tee time, felt too rough to go and had to go back to bed. Only just got up, feel really rough. Had a few of these lately
is something sub consciously playing on your mind ?
 

Orikoru

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They are rather ‘look at me’ are they not. That said…my club sells them in the shop…so there is obviously sufficient market for them…though often I am asked when one is used whether or not I am ok with it as it is rather large. A little baffling why those who use actually bother as most who use them seem to know they can be distracting or obstructive for others. Anyway. A pretty minor golfing irritation indeed.
I don't know why they exist. I thought the whole point of a marker was to remove the obstacle of a ball potentially being struck, and replace it with something flat that a ball could easily roll over with deviating much. You can't roll it over a poker chip, it would hit it and change direction - so it's not fit for purpose.
 
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