Discussion in 'Washington Capitals' started by Calicaps, Sep 2, 2020.
I wonder if they’re keeping Scott Brooks at this point to help the unintentional tank?
Is it still unintentional than?
Yeah. Using the putting stroke when very near the green has worked well for me as well. 100% w it. To your point, you need to be close (and NOT in the sand!), but it’s very accurate. Simply use the same power you would for a put, but with the lofted club. Even opened up a bit of you really need to get the ball up in the air fast.
excellent points, sir.
Same thing over the last year and a half. Haven't been on a course since 2019. Eventually thought things were stable enough to hit the range now and then but even that was spotty.
The place I go to has shop employees who are "nosers", which bothers me. I'm sometimes the only one on the range wearing a mask, sometimes not. I use hand sanitizer a lot, especially after touching a doorknob or the range basket. Not taking too many chances, just enough to get out and hit some which delays the eventual insanity from cabin fever. I've gone months without going outside except for mail and trash. It suuuuuucccckkkssss.
100% about speed. Same as @CapitalsCupReality stated — if your gonna be bad. Be bad fast. There is literally nothing worse than slow bad golfers. Playing with them is one thing. Playing behind them is a WHOLE OTHER thing. Nothing ruins my mental state worse than standing over my next shot and waiting and waiting and waiting for the donkeys on the green to get off the damned green.
I want to scream “your 3 footer is for a f***ing NINE, who cares what happens!!!”
And I often do scream it — just only in my head.
Actually not a bad idea....but it may Peter out over time.
This is the concern. It's why we have bulk threads like this. We've already been kicked out of one club (the gen OT thread). Time to dig in!
The guy who waits for his buddy to hit before even starting to plan his shot.
The guy who sits in the cart while his buddy hits, waits for his buddy to finish, THEN they drive 20 yards to the other ball.
The guy who takes one club to his ball when it's cart path only, changes his mind, and walks all the way back for the new club.
The guy who lines up every...f***ing....putt...from...all....sides....like it's the US Open.
The same guy above inevitably takes forever with a set number of practice strokes, regardless of the shot/putt, that obviously do no good.
The guy who insists on taking 5 (now 3) minutes to search for his ball in a meaningless round.
The guy who drives all over the hole, forwards and backwards, as though he's spreading seed
The guy who searches all over for a sprinkler or other yardage marker to get and EXACT distance even though there's a 95% chance he'll just lay sod
Groups who are clearly slow and have open holes ahead but won't even look at you to allow you through
Groups BEHIND you that can see you're waiting for a slow group, or who know the course is packed, but keep hitting into you
There have been confrontations.
I honestly just drive through bad, slow golfers at this point. I'll sacrifice not playing one hole if it means I get to enjoy the other 17. I have driven right through people playing and have had a few verbal confrontations but when I tell them they're on track to finish the course in 5-6 hours and it might get dark before we finish they normally shut up.
I would not be opposed to a Golf Talk thread of some kind and moving all this over there if the thread were pinned so it didn't get lost. But there area lot of pinned threads already. fwiw
I've done this a lot. If I'm out with others it has to be a group decision, especially if we've paid quite a bit to try and relax for a round on the weekend.
But when I was working at golf clubs there was no way I'd just sit there. Maybe a quick word to check as I drive through if they're not being dicks about it. Otherwise if I know a path around to a different hole then off I go.
If I'm a single or we're a 2some behind a bunch of 4somes on the weekend, that's just tough luck, though. Can't expect everyone to play in 2-3hrs. But if you're creeping past 4.5hrs and you have holes open you become fair game, imo.
But playing through is a potential scorecard wrecker if you're having a good round, especially if you're walking. The tendency is to rush everything on that hole and the start of the next one.
How many drinks I've had also figures into the equation of when I say "f*** it" and burn through
Yeah, I'm already out of tips, and good stories, but if we make a new thread, I'll make up some stories
Tiger used to have a tournament every year at TPC Avanel around Bethesda
Back before Tiger took it over it used to be known as the Kemper Open and was played at TPC Avanel off Falls Road / Bradley Blvd in that part of Potomac
The road signs used to be all over the traffic lights growing up. My lone regret was never attending. One year Rory dominated Congressional and I never saw it in person.
Was just chipping at the local spot and some rando Boomer shows up with one of those fancy, self-dispensing shag bags.
He starts taking over the place--shooting at every stick, even changing pin positions (I guess he knows better than the Superintendent)-- and rather than get into a pissing match I move to the other side of the practice area, away from his line.
As usual I've got earbuds in, and I'm zoning into a GWAR song I haven't heard in 30 years when all of a sudden THWACK! I look up and he's sheepishly waving at me from clear on the other side of the green. Guy was spraying balls all over the yard and one of them nailed me square on the club shaft. If I hadn't been at address it would've nailed me in a different shaft.
I considered getting in his ass about it but he seemed chastened. Plus I like that golf club and you never know who you could be paired with in the future. Also don't shit where you eat.
Heh, at least once I've politely told some dudes who were spraying all over the practice green that "the polite etiquette is to grab one hole and shoot at it from multiple areas, so he doesn't disturb other players". One time the guy was genuinely apologetic, he had no idea he was disturbing people by putting right through their line. Another time the guy was just like "oh, sorry" and he picked up and left. Either way problem solved.
Thing is I wasn't even on his line. Not even close. And when I looked up I saw TWO WORSE SHOTS nearby. So he apparently almost hit me a few times and kept going.
After that I watched him a bit to see if maybe he did it on purpose. Nah.
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