Golf Random Irritations

Lord Tyrion

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No, put NR on your card.
I put a dash on the hole, on the card, and then when entering the score on the computer enter 0, which then gives you the option of Picked Up or Didn't play hole (or similar) You enter Picked Up. NR always strikes me as more to do with not returning the card but that could just be me.

I don't like the idea of putting a number down when you didn't actually hit that number. It just feels wrong, even though, as per post 5101, that is what some clubs are asking people to do.
 

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Once I have picked the spot to tee off from and put my ball on the tee, I always use my pitch fork to remove any of these tees that you refer to that are in my eye line. It’s amazing how many are full length and not broken.
I just find it bad form to leave them imbedded. Removing a broken tee from the teeing area is no different to replacing divots, raking bunkers or repairing pitch marks.
 

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Wonder why that is?
I should add, that's obviously only in Stableford comps.
I always used to just stick X in the box.
I don't know the reason for the change. I haven't used it since the update, but I think myEG now offers options for a pick up if you're recording your round.
 

SHiiBBZ

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I just find it bad form to leave them imbedded. Removing a broken tee from the teeing area is no different to replacing divots, raking bunkers or repairing pitch marks.
Works for me. If I'm hitting an iron off the tee (which is actually around 9/10 holes) I just use the ends of the broken tees because I only buy tall tees for my driver. It's actually a random irritation if I get on a tee box and can't find any broken ones :ROFLMAO:
 

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Works for me. If I'm hitting an iron off the tee (which is actually around 9/10 holes) I just use the ends of the broken tees because I only buy tall tees for my driver. It's actually a random irritation if I get on a tee box and can't find any broken ones :ROFLMAO:
My gripe with it is that I always seem to catch one on my take away (more Indian never a Chinese) 😁

Then it’s a stop, either dig out the broken tee or re tee in a different area.

This slows up play….
 

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Certainly more specific than random but most definitely an irritant...

For those that know me or have followed any posts from me over the last few years, you may know I was involved in an accident a few years ago that left me badly injured and with seriously restricted movement in my shoulder. I was initially advised I would not play golf again due to it.
I underwent a lot of recovery and physio, exercises to strengthen and improve movement and, eventually (nearly 2.5 years later) I got back to playing and was actually doing ok. I had lost distance but was more accurate and as such my scores were improving, the majority of my rounds were mid to high 70s and I got my HC back and got myself down to 7 (I'm still a crap putter, that didn't change!).

About 3 months ago, I started getting pains in my right arm, just above my elbow, after playing. I didn't think too much of it. Over the following weeks it became bad, I mean really bad, in that I couldn't grip the club and swing it.

FFW to today, I have torn tendons in my arm and the root cause appears to be the way I now swing a golf club due to the limitations in my shoulder putting strain elsewhere. So my solution was actually harmful.

I now need to weigh up if it's worth trying to find a new solution or just give it up altogether. It's certainly vexing if not irritating.
If Tiger can come back so can you 😀

On a serious note, I hope you can get yourself sorted out to carry on playing,
I started playing at 37, although to a terrible standard 😂 but knowing I can hopefully have a hit with my boys until I pop my clogs keeps me at it, not a lot of sports where you’s can all play together.
 

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FFW to today, I have torn tendons in my arm and the root cause appears to be the way I now swing a golf club due to the limitations in my shoulder putting strain elsewhere. So my solution was actually harmful.

I now need to weigh up if it's worth trying to find a new solution or just give it up altogether. It's certainly vexing if not irritating.
Sorry to hear that.
you have to make a decision about what you value more - Golf or your health.
To me, that's not a difficult decision.
 

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Certainly more specific than random but most definitely an irritant...

For those that know me or have followed any posts from me over the last few years, you may know I was involved in an accident a few years ago that left me badly injured and with seriously restricted movement in my shoulder. I was initially advised I would not play golf again due to it.
I underwent a lot of recovery and physio, exercises to strengthen and improve movement and, eventually (nearly 2.5 years later) I got back to playing and was actually doing ok. I had lost distance but was more accurate and as such my scores were improving, the majority of my rounds were mid to high 70s and I got my HC back and got myself down to 7 (I'm still a crap putter, that didn't change!).

About 3 months ago, I started getting pains in my right arm, just above my elbow, after playing. I didn't think too much of it. Over the following weeks it became bad, I mean really bad, in that I couldn't grip the club and swing it.

FFW to today, I have torn tendons in my arm and the root cause appears to be the way I now swing a golf club due to the limitations in my shoulder putting strain elsewhere. So my solution was actually harmful.

I now need to weigh up if it's worth trying to find a new solution or just give it up altogether. It's certainly vexing if not irritating.
Good luck mate.
Don't give up hope of finding a solution and if your recovery includes physio, be sure to carry on with the exercises on your own.
I know a few folks, myself included, who've gone from a, "You'll never play football/cricket/rugby again," prognosis to come back playing better. The silver bullet for each was the physio.
 

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Jeez Greig that’s not a good read. Your still a bit on the young side to be popping down to the bowling club in your whites on a weekend, so in your place I’d be looking to see how to keep playing. Hope it works out (y)




(failing that I’ll give you £50 for your clubs!)


;)
This seems like a very fair offer. £500 shipping ok? :p
 

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Good luck mate.
Don't give up hope of finding a solution and if your recovery includes physio, be sure to carry on with the exercises on your own.
I know a few folks, myself included, who've gone from a, "You'll never play football/cricket/rugby again," prognosis to come back playing better. The silver bullet for each was the physio.
Thanks Rich. I am going to get physio booked in. The challenge that I have with this is that the limited movement in my shoulder isn't going to improve, that's already been confirmed, so I need to try and find a "safe" way of operating within that limitation.

Back in 2001, I wrecked my knee playing football and I was very lucky to have gotten back to it and managed another 10 years playing before it became too much so I think I may have used up all my "recovery credits" there :confused:
 

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Sorry to hear that.
you have to make a decision about what you value more - Golf or your health.
To me, that's not a difficult decision.
Golf is more than enjoyment, it’s the socialising, the free head time away from work etc which in the current society has proved invaluable with fighting issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. It’s not so clear cut as health or golf.

Good luck @Greinginfife, I hope there’s a way to make it work.
 
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