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Vecchio Cane
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re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
I guess it depends on the status of the course. A place like Pebble Beach is never going to offer discount rates, especially based on course conditions. That would lead to so many people playing that the course would end up in worse shape than before.

It's a give and take. Letting the consumer know that the course is under repair seems like the right thing to do


mindbreaker
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re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
I played it this past weekend also there was a sign on the door of the clubhouse when I went in.


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VernonPLSUfan
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
Called the National in Westlake to play a few years back and got two tee times. A little over an hour from here. Couldn't get enough for the two tee times so called back and cancelled one. Needed to move the tee time back, it was during the week, and they accommodated. Get down there and lo and behold the greens had been punched and sanded. We thought about going elsewhere but decided to go ahead and play. We get to number 7 and there's enough room on the other side of the green to drive your cart by not being inside the stakes, and one of our players drive his cart over there so as to not walk 50yds to his ball. We finish the hole and the other cart pair walk off towards their cart, me, and the marshal drives up and tells us to tell the other guy parked away from the green to keep the cart outside the stakes. I then tell the fricking marshal I called down here,(the national) three fricking times and nary a peep about punched greens. He said who did you talk to and I said hell I don't know, probably three different people. He got in his cart and drove off.


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TigerFred
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Member since Aug 2003
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re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
The poker chip ball markers are ridiculous. Looks like a man hole cover.

I have iron head covers but only use them when I pack them away for flying.

I am religious about keeping my putter head covered when not using it though.


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CBandits82
Lurker since May 2008
Member since May 2012
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re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
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6. Mandatory carts Golf carts are a critical aspect of golf. They allow many physically unable to walk to enjoy this great game, not to be discredited. But they should never, ever be mandatory. If a golfer wants to hoof it, more power to them. And we’re not buying the pace of play argument against that. As for those facilities that need the revenue, we understand. Simply institute a trail fee for those who walk to offset the cart revenue loss. It at least provides the option to pack your own bag and get in a little extra exercise, and having that option is all we ask.


this is the worst rule of all, how can you have mandatory carts when its a walking game .

Thats absurd.


lsu13lsu
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re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
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100% support not paying full Green Fees for punched or top-dressed greens. That's BS.



It really just depends on do you support the course or not. Courses in S. LA cannot make it because people are too cheap to really support them.

People bitch about paying when greens get punched then they bitch when greens suck because they were not punched.

People pay less for greens to be punched then courses lose money in budget and people bitch because conditions suck. Or worse avoid going there at all when announced.

It is a never ending bitch fest in S. LA because the golfers are too cheap to support the courses they play.
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Vecchio Cane
Mississippi St. Fan
Ivory Tower
Member since Jul 2016
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re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
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It is a never ending bitch fest


That's just the golf business. Everywhere.

But you're right about the damned if you do, damned if you don't aspect of maintenance.

I honestly don't mind paying full price to play punched greens at my own course. It's only when I'm at a place that I won't get to play again. That's really just me being selfish.
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JohnDoe00
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2019
200 posts

re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
Vernon, I just fancy the same coin. Stop being so miserable.


ctowntiger
LSU Fan
Centreville, MS
Member since Jul 2005
618 posts

re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
I agree with most of these. However they can Frick off with the ball retriever hate. Couldn't tell you how many Pro Vs I have grabbed just off the banks of ponds, apparently barely beyond the reach of someone who also thought retrievers were dumb


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Hermit Crab
Gonzaga Fan
Under the Sea
Member since Nov 2008
6048 posts

re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
They had to reach back to 1985 to find a video of a double hit “bettering” the position; but there is no way you can tell from that video that he ended up better.


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TheCaterpillar
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Member since Jan 2004
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There ain't nothing lucky about a lucky coin. I play in a scramble with a guy that always puts his so called lucky coin out. Well, it ain't fricking lucky. Why do people want to believe this bull shite. How about practice being a better fricking putter.



Its a mental thing. Obviously the coin has no supernatural ability, but there is a legit sports psychology aspect of lucky "items". They are present in every sport.



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TheCaterpillar
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re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
I want to dissect this a bit --


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I've got a ball retriever. Don't mind the starter spiels. Definitely don't have 100 head covers. Never use poker chips for markers. I like to walk or ride, can't carry a ice chest. No iron covers, did at one time but lost some so just chunked the rest. If I double cluck, I'll count it as two. Don't mind the kid getting my clubs out or putting them in. Adjustable driver, if it aint broke, don't fix it. I do hate it when you call for a tee time and they don't pass on to you that the greens have just been punched. My game is always on point so I don't need no stinking golf aids. And I cut down a set of my wife's clubs to make a junior set for my grandson and couldn't tell the difference between them and the junior set his father bought him.



So you have a ball retriever, like talkative starters (so you encourage it), have had iron covers before, and you think your game is always on point.

You do you, man.
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htcthc321
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
467 posts

re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
After my dad passed away in 2006, I found a poker chip from the 70s from the Las Vegas Hilton with his name on it. I use it as a ball marker and remember all the rounds we used to play together.

I'm not marking my putt with it in someone's line, so I don't see what the big deal is. At least I'm not Matt Hamilton using his Olympic Medal as a ball marker lol


makersmark1
Auburn Fan
earth
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
I carry a dime and a poker chip.

Dime whenever I’m in someone’s line.
Poker chip otherwise.


AtlantaLSUfan
Chicago Cubs Fan
now back in Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2009
14816 posts

re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
Man that guy needs to lighten up. None of those things annoy me.


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DivotBreath
LSU Fan
On the course
Member since Oct 2007
2405 posts

re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
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I carry a dime and a poker chip. Dime whenever I’m in someone’s line. Poker chip otherwise.


I’d almost the same but also include a quarter.

Poker chip when I’m well away from the hole. Helps me see when I’m looking from the other side and arguably speeds things up instead of searching the green for a small coin from 30 feet away.

i use the quarter if I’m 10-15 ft away and worried about the line of others.

Always use the dime anywhere close to the hole.


Choupique19
LSU Fan
The cheap seats
Member since Sep 2005
46086 posts

re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
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i use the quarter if I’m 10-15 ft away and worried about the line of others.

Always use the dime anywhere close to the hole.


And when the sun reflects off of your shiny coins it distracts me when I’m trying to putt you inconsiderate wanker.


IntenseKid
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
I have a LSU poker chip but there is a “coin” inside that is the size of a dime. It detaches from the chip itself and is magnetic. I assume that is not what they are referring to here. I didn’t know people actually used the entire poker chip as a ball marker.


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WaWaWeeWa
Member since Oct 2015
5285 posts

re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest
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It really just depends on do you support the course or not. Courses in S. LA cannot make it because people are too cheap to really support them.


I think greens fees in South Louisiana are higher than average for the product that is out there. What courses aren't being supported?


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The Johnny Lawrence
Member since Sep 2016
717 posts

re: Dumbest things in Golf according to Golf Digest

$100 leather headcovers- Wife bought me one. Love it, but wouldn't have bought it myself.


Poker chip ball markers- these can go DIAF.


Adjusting the driver- haven't touched it since it was purchased. I don't want it tweeked.



Clubhandling- had this job and it's as bad for the kid as it is for the guy playing. I don't need a tip, it's my job to clean your clubs. Just a bad deal all around for everyone, IMO.



Everyone aerates, it is what it is. Courses should be required and mandated by law to tell people they are aerated and how long it's been since they punched. Then they should offer a deal or not. If you don't offer a deal, I may or may not come play, it just depends. If you do offer a deal, awesome. I think the only thing I expect is for you to tell me, and then put the ball in my court on whether the deal is worth it or not.


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