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what do you hate the most?

Discussion in 'Hacker's Anonymous' started by Libre, May 30, 2018.

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what do you hate the most?

  1. hitting OB from tee

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  2. skulling or chunking a short pitch

    54.5%
  3. leaving ball in sand, or sailing over the green into trap on other side

    18.2%
  4. complete whiff

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  5. 4 putting

    9.1%
  6. or name your most hated thing in the comments

    18.2%
  1. Libre

    Libre Well-Known Member

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    not necessarily in terms of scoring, but in terms of the feeling in your gut when you hit it?
     
  2. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Normally can pitch close to the pin. Chunking it costs me a stroke. Happens more often then the other choices.
     
  3. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Shot over water, especially if it’s a long carry.
     
  4. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Focus on where you want to hit the ball, not where you don't.
     
  5. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    100% agree but it still is puckery.
     
  6. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    With postage stamp greens and the ridiculously short club distances of a 71 year old swing, I MUST be able to chip the ball close. 90 yards out? No problem. Greenside? No problem. 10 yards to 80 yards... a chunk or a s****k can happen. When it does, I'm ready to trade my clubs for a checkers and a checker board and head to the nursing home. Honestly, the CBX wedge has helped with the chunking. I'm just not consistent enough with it yet. I blame some of that on no depth perception from these old eyes. (Can't see. Can't hear. But I can still drive!!!) And, the chunk has nothing to do with eyesight. It has everything to do from mental errors in my brain-dead head.
     
  7. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    I voted leaving a ball in the sand. It's rare for me to do it, so I expect to be putting after a sand shot from a greenside bunker. I really hate that.

    Additionally - I DESPISE any course designed by P. B. Dye (the guy who somehow made a fortune designing golf courses to make golfers hate him)
     
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  8. Libre

    Libre Well-Known Member

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    Today's round - 17th hole - par 4. I'm almost home in 2, with a good drive and slightly pushed approach. I have a 35 yard pitch over a bunker, to the center of green. I chunked the ball - hit it heavy - into the front of the bunker, barely got it out, chipped to the hole and two putted for a triple. This is why the chunked pitch is my most hated shot. It happens all too often. But I had (for me) a very good round anyway, with a 101. That's about the best I seem to be able to shoot.
     
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  9. Dufferpauly

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    For me there is nothing worse than the 3 jack
     
  10. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Before they re-did the old Playboy club (now Grand Geneva) "Briar Patch" course designed by Dye and Nicklaus I played that a few times with a friend. The most vile, disgusting, unfriendly course on this planet. Now they've re-done it to make it easy because no one would play it. I have to say Dye's two course near Sheboygan, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run are awesome courses. Especially the River course at Blackwolf run. Those are two Dye courses you would love.
     
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    PGA West Stadium is a fantastic Dye course...
     
  12. Uncle Azzhole

    Uncle Azzhole Jack of all trades, azzhole in all of them...

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    I voted "or name your most hated thing in the comments" I hate going into a bunker and skulling it 100 yards away :mad: I hate sand!!
     
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    I really hate an entire group foot bail out of the carts looking for a lost ball that never turns up
     
  14. Libre

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    Or, the group in front that just won't move.
    You're watching. Just within the range of your next shot, a man takes a practice swing. Then another one. Then he steps up. Then he backs off. Another practice swing. Another practice swing. Steps up. Stands there frozen for awhile. Finally he swings. Does he move up now? No, time for a few more practice swings.
     
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  15. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Waits in cart while others in group find their balls and hit. AFTER everyone else in the group has hit, finally crawls out of cart. Pulls out rangefinder and decides how far it is to the hole. Pulls club. Cleans face of club with towel. Takes 3 or 4 practice swings. Backs off. Shakes head and gets rangefinder back out. Goes back to cart and changes clubs. 4 more practice swings. Finally swings and shanks ball at a 45 degree angle into the righthand woods. Throws club 50 yards to the left. Walks to where his club landed and picks it up. Walks back to the cart. Returns club to bag. Drives the rental cart into the trees looking for his ball. Gets cart hung up on fallen tree limb. Hollers at others in his group to help him get cart unstuck. Now all 4 or 5 in the group are looking for his lost ball deep in the timber. Not one of them looks back to acknowledge the group waiting behind them.
     
  16. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Actual experience: A few years ago caught up with a husband/wife two who had been sent off the back while we were playing the front. On EVERY green, the wife would get down on all fours to line up her putt. We watched and on every hole she at least 3-putted and sometimes 4 or 5 times. EVERY time she would get back down on all fours to line it up. They never waved us up or through.
     
  17. Libre

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    and when she got down on all fours, the husband would get behind her and...well, never mind. But they were really holding up the whole course!
     
  18. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    IIRC, the very thought of watching that lady in a compromising position was enough to lose one's breakfast.
     

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