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post #31 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-24-2017, 10:36 AM
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Have you actually been so frustrated at times and just decided to close your eyes and see if you shoot any better?
Your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them.

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Have you actually been so frustrated at times and just decided to close your eyes and see if you shoot any better?
Not really! There's always that possibility that if I ever did that, I would be held culpable for hitting some innocent golfer, or would be held individually liable for their laughing to death after having seen me swing the club!

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Have you guys (or ladies) ever been hit by a golf ball?

Sucky experience, for sure!

I've been drilled 2x pretty bad, one directly on my left buttock and another time, I got nailed in the eyebrow. The one hitting my butt wasn't too bad - left a bruise that took about a month to go away, but the shot to the eyebrow was rough.

I was sitting in a cart with my buddy, we hear 'fore!' and like dummies, we looked up and around. It came out like a rocket straight through a small bush about 30 yards away, I had enough time to turn my head down about 2", it ricocheted off my right eyebrow, smacked my friend in the mouth and bounced about 30 yards away. I couldn't see straight for a while and went to the hospital thinking I needed stitches. They just butterfly'd it up and sent me home... If I hadn't pulled my head down that little bit, I probably would have lost my right eye.

Now when I here someone yell 'Fore!' I drop down and take cover!
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Have you guys (or ladies) ever been hit by a golf ball?

Sucky experience, for sure!

I've been drilled 2x pretty bad, one directly on my left buttock and another time, I got nailed in the eyebrow. The one hitting my butt wasn't too bad - left a bruise that took about a month to go away, but the shot to the eyebrow was rough.

I was sitting in a cart with my buddy, we hear 'fore!' and like dummies, we looked up and around. It came out like a rocket straight through a small bush about 30 yards away, I had enough time to turn my head down about 2", it ricocheted off my right eyebrow, smacked my friend in the mouth and bounced about 30 yards away. I couldn't see straight for a while and went to the hospital thinking I needed stitches. They just butterfly'd it up and sent me home... If I hadn't pulled my head down that little bit, I probably would have lost my right eye.

Now when I here someone yell 'Fore!' I drop down and take cover!
Damn, Moving! Did whoever hit you own up to it?

When I was playing in my college days, I had a frat brother who suddenly stepped out of the woods and into the path of a guy who was already in the process of driving. It hit him squarely on the right a$$ cheek and the only thing that really saved his bacon was that his thick-assed wallet was in place and broke the velocity of the balls impact!

Needless to say, we laughed our a$$es off not knowing right then and there if he was really hurt or not!

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Damn, Moving! Did whoever hit you own up to it?

When I was playing in my college days, I had a frat brother who suddenly stepped out of the woods and into the path of a guy who was already in the process of driving. It hit him squarely on the right a$$ cheek and the only thing that really saved his bacon was that his thick-assed wallet was in place and broke the velocity of the balls impact!

Needless to say, we laughed our a$$es off not knowing right then and there if he was really hurt or not!

They came over right away to see if we were ok and apologized profusely. I was picking myself up off the ground (I fell out of the golf cart) when they came over. It had already started to swell up by that point. One guy drove up to the clubhouse to get some ice, fortunately we were relatively close to it when I got hit. All in all they were good about it, no numbers needed to be exchanged or anything.

When I got hit in the butt, the group behind were laughing, but did come up and apologize. I had a pretty good laugh at it as well. I had no change to get out of the way, I had just enough time to turn a bit before it hit.

There's something to be said about keeping a Costanza sized wallet in the back pocket!
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Really enjoy playing golf, took it up when I was 13, took a break for about 4 years and actually played better after the break?

Dark nights finishing work here in the UK in the winter so I head to the driving range and smack a couple of hundred balls aim 200 yarders and 50 yard chips. Great way to wind down after a long day at the desk.

It took me about 2 years to properly address the ball and escape bad habits. It's about tweaking your game slightly until you get it right. But I agree it can be so frustrating at times.
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My bucket list, @Danny4133 ~ contains a trip to the U.K. along with a couple of rounds of golf on a links type course.

Some of those sand traps over there look so damned deep that it looks like you could bury a full-size pickup truck in!

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I've never been hit but I've hit a few things.

There were two par five doglegs side-by-side. I deliberately hit a short drive with the intention to cut across the dogleg trying to reach the green in two. I skulled a two iron that raced waist high down the opposing fairway and hit the front of a golf cart innocently (but was hauling ass) approaching the dogleg. The cart swerved out of control and momentarily onto two wheels. The passenger fell out. Their golf clubs which were once inside their bags strapped to the back of the cart looked like a bad hay stack. They had no idea what hit them or who did it. 😬 They graciously accepted my apology but geesh were they ever dazed and bewildered. (Oh, it was a custom Rolls Royce cart.)

I hit a robin once and a chipmunk...not on the same hole.

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My bucket list, @Danny4133 ~ contains a trip to the U.K. along with a couple of rounds of golf on a links type course.

Some of those sand traps over there look so damned deep that it looks like you could bury a full-size pickup truck in!
They are mate, I've played the belfry and it's one of the ryder cup (40 mins from my house) great course.

My local has a great hole 11, it sits high up tee looking down with a bunker to the right and a big pond to the left, on a windy day (which is often) you have some skill to not end up in either.

It overlooks the clubhouse too so there's extra pressure to get it right.
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My older brother was the consummate practical joker, but was totally incomparable at it on a golf course!

In a company tournament he was playing in, as his foursome was approaching the green to putt out, he found a damned, big-a$$ed, dead snake.

As soon as they putted out, he took his putter and picked that damned snake up and went and dropped it in the cup, placing the flag right down into the cup!

He knew all of the members of the foursome behind them, and when one of their group went in to pull the pin, all unmitigated hell broke loose, as the poor guy damn near deficated his slacks!!

My brother just royally laughed his a$$ off!

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I've never been hit but I've hit a few things.

There were two par five doglegs side-by-side. I deliberately hit a short drive with the intention to cut across the dogleg trying to reach the green in two. I skulled a two iron that raced waist high down the opposing fairway and hit the front of a golf cart innocently (but was hauling ass) approaching the dogleg. The cart swerved out of control and momentarily onto two wheels. The passenger fell out. Their golf clubs which were once inside their bags strapped to the back of the cart looked like a bad hay stack. They had no idea what hit them or who did it. 😬 They graciously accepted my apology but geesh were they ever dazed and bewildered. (Oh, it was a custom Rolls Royce cart.)

I hit a robin once and a chipmunk...not on the same hole.

That made me laugh out loud... Had to be embarrassing to come over and apologize!

My buddy hit a minivan (while it was driving) one time. He held his arms up like he made a field goal, and we all went running - left him right there on the tee!

I once hit a golf cart as it drove away (covered cart, thank God!) - the players were jerks, jacking around and playing slow, couldn't hit it more than 100 yards at a time. I thought they were safe out of range, driving away as I hit one of the best friggin drives of my life. Literally landed on the roof of their cart about 250 out!

The next tee box sucked - they nearly beat the crap out of me as I came to apologize.
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That made me laugh out loud... Had to be embarrassing to come over and apologize!

My buddy hit a minivan (while it was driving) one time. He held his arms up like he made a field goal, and we all went running - left him right there on the tee!

I once hit a golf cart as it drove away (covered cart, thank God!) - the players were jerks, jacking around and playing slow, couldn't hit it more than 100 yards at a time. I thought they were safe out of range, driving away as I hit one of the best friggin drives of my life. Literally landed on the roof of their cart about 250 out!

The next tee box sucked - they nearly beat the crap out of me as I came to apologize.
Lol...I tried to kill a drive but instead hit a worm raper across the top of the grass then heard a thin thud and squeal. I looked up to see feathers. That was the robin trying to have her breakfast.

I hit a high but way short shot at a par three. The green was at the top of a gentle hill. I was watching the ball falling and suddenly a chipmunk popped out of the ground and stood on its hind legs to look around. At about the same moment the ball landed right on him. He rolled over a few times and ran off with minor injuries.

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Btw...Suq al-Gharb was much safer place than some courses.

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How many golfers in the house?

Just picked up the game and I'm loving it but also HATING this game at times. I really can see why alot of people quit before they even get started.

Asked my dad and uncles (they've been playing for 13 years) how long it took before they saw any noticeable improvement...1-2 years, just about made me want to cry...

Driving, putting, chipping, woods, irons, hybrids, stance, how to swing correctl....OMG and I've always thought, how hard could it be to hit a little ball....
I was a golf maniac.
I played every freekin day. I lived on a golf course. I would come home from work and go straight to my golf closet in the basement. I even asked the local club if I could buy my own golf cart so that I could go from the closet and immediately into my golf cart to save time.

I had pretty much zero talent but eventually got to a 4 handicap by practicing and playing every day.

Guess how much I play now? Never, maybe once every year or two if someone makes me.

Hate the game. Biggest waste of time in my life. If I had to do over I would never have picked up a golf club.
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I don't get why people feel the need to carry a bag full of clubs and knock a white ball around while they stroll through a park.

I don't like golf at all. I only ever do it as a once in a while thing or social activity. My dad used to take me golfing all the time when I was young, and I didn't like golf back then, either. But I loved the hell out of spending time with my Dad.
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