Singles matchplay - coin toss

Rlburnside

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Won’t matter a jot for me the 3 match play matches I’ve drawn a 5h/c and two 6 h/cs 😂
normally I would tee off first
 

Slab

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Since there would often be a side-bet for holding the tee for 9 or 18 I’d need to go first
 

Orikoru

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Interesting, I thought going second would be the majority reply.

Thinking being, if opponent slices one out of bounds or shanks one in the bushes you can play more conservatively.
Depends on your viewpoint. If you go first and slam one up the fairway or on the green, it puts the pressure on them. Rather than them doing that to you.
 

davidy233

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On the Medal course at my place second always - twice I've had an opponent slap their tee shot onto the main Aberdeen-London railway line which runs down the right of the first hole - one of them put his second ball out too.
 

RichA

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Depends on your viewpoint. If you go first and slam one up the fairway or on the green, it puts the pressure on them. Rather than them doing that to you.
It's THE question of sport though, isn't it?
Are you a Klopp or a Mourinho? A Davis or a White? A McEnroe or a Borg? A Prost or a Senna?
 
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First, always.

I’ve played matches where the opponent has the honour early, and proceeds to hit every fairway. The pressure of hitting 2nd knowing you’re likely to lose the hole by missing the fairway is pretty draining.
 

Curls

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If someone said “you go first”, I’d say “happy days this guy is hoping I make a mistake”.

First every time.
 

sunshine

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First every time.

Like a penalty shoot out, team that wins the toss always chooses to go first.
 
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