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Old 04-23-2017, 07:44 AM   #741
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What happened to golf etiquette? I always thought it was customary that if someone in your group hits a wild shot into the woods/desert you go over and give them a hand looking for it. That's how I always play it. Last week I was playing a round at the club with three other members that's aren't part of my regular group. One hole is a short par 4 playing down wind that I can come close to reaching but I pushed my drive to the right of the green into the desert area. I'm looking for my ball and look up to see where my playing partners are and they are all standing next to the green looking at me. Not one of them made an effort to come over and help. Normally I wouldn't waste a lot of time looking but it pissed me off so made sure to spend the full 5 minutes looking.
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+1 if someone I was playing with was having trouble finding a lost ball I would go over and help look for it... whether they were one of my regular playing partner or not... to both keep play moving and I may want their help later on.

I wonder if your going for the green on a par 4 might have factored into their behavior?
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That is rude. I have not experienced that, but I did have a couple guys sign up on the tee time that I had and then basically ignored me the entire time. It was odd. In all other cases most strangers have been pretty nice, helpful, etc.
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Yes, that is rude. Sometimes in our group of 4 there will be one that goes ahead and plays a shot while the other two helps in the search. But we never leave someone alone in their search.
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I pretty much agree with helping each other out ball hunting with the exception of the guy that always wants to out drive everyone else, goes for the par 5s in two and always ends up in the woods or OB. Spending five hours for 18 holes and one of those hours ball hunting, does not make for a fun round and does affect pace of play and concentration. Just my two cents.

I play pretty much with the same 12-16 guys week in and week out and we all are respectful of each other. Nothing worse than some idiot that steps on your line, puts his shadow over your line, is a motor mouth on the tee and rattles his clubs around in the bag when someone else is hitting. Guys like this don't last long or get invites back.
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That is rude. I have not experienced that, but I did have a couple guys sign up on the tee time that I had and then basically ignored me the entire time. It was odd. In all other cases most strangers have been pretty nice, helpful, etc.
not cool - can you PM me who it was?
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Spending five hours for 18 holes and one of those hours ball hunting, does not make for a fun round and does affect pace of play and concentration. Just my two cents.
We finished in 3hr15min so I don't think pace of play was an issue, anything over 4 hours is considered slow around here.
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We finished in 3hr15min so I don't think pace of play was an issue, anything over 4 hours is considered slow around here.
This was a hilly course with blind shots on every other hole. Usually we knock out 18 in about three and a half hours unless it is cart path only or 90 degree rule.
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Headed to Kiawah Island this week for an annual golf trip. 🏌️⛳️

We take 8 golfers & play 6 rounds in 4 days. The weather forecast is excellent; hope it stays that way. Really looking forward to it; great courses, including The Ocean Course.
Had great weather, the courses were in excellent shape (3 of 4 having recently been completely refurbished), and all 8 of us had lots of fun. I wish I'd played better; average score was 4-5 strokes per round higher than my home courses. But, I had a blast; even won a bit of $$$ on the course (partners carried me) & at the poker table (good fortune).

We've been doing this trip for 14 yrs, and the consensus this year seemed to be that we will play 5 rounds next year instead of 6. We're all a bit older & stiffer than we used to be.
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Sounds like a great trip. I agree w the 18/day, with maybe an early 36.
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Sounds like a great trip. I agree w the 18/day, with maybe an early 36.
Yep, we arrive late on Day 1 & depart on Day 5, and we've talked about these combinations for future trips, by Day 1/Day 2/Day 3/Day 4/Day 5:

- 0/2/1/2/0
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The way the Kiawah packages work, replays are significantly less expensive so, the first combination is a bit less expensive. But, the second combination is a bit easier physically.
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I'd go for the easier physical combo. We are, after all, FI, and do not want to become inFIrm.
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I just joined my first league in 15 years, and I notice the courses have 4 sets of tees now (blue, white, red, yellow), vs 2-3 when I was playing regularly. And everyone I played with for 30 years was on the white tees, occasionally we'd play "the tips." The 2017 league uses white, red and yellow based on age, so we may have foursomes playing from three different tees - that's going to be interesting. Unless they pair us by age (I hope)?

It'll also be interesting to see how rules and etiquette have changed in the last 15 years. I already noted they play "ready golf" on the "tee, fairway, around and on the green" which may take some getting used to after always letting further out play first since I was 10 years old.

I'm mystified by how clubs have changed too, all so the other guy can say he hits a 7i where I use my 5i (same loft), but that's another thread.
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I just joined my first league in 15 years, and I notice the courses have 4 sets of tees now (blue, white, red, yellow), vs 2-3 when I was playing regularly. And everyone I played with for 30 years was on the white tees, occasionally we'd play "the tips." The 2017 league uses white, red and yellow based on age, so we may have foursomes playing from three different tees - that's going to be interesting. Unless they pair us by age (I hope)?

It'll also be interesting to see how rules and etiquette have changed in the last 15 years. I already noted they play "ready golf" on the "tee, fairway, around and on the green" which may take some getting used to after always letting further out play first since I was 10 years old.

I'm mystified by how clubs have changed too, all so the other guy can say he hits a 7i where I use my 5i (same loft), but that's another thread.
Just curious....what time do they tee off? We don't have leagues here but there is a group of seniors that tee off at 8:30 a.m. Mon- Fri. You just show up at 8 and teams are made. During the winter it is at 10 a.m. which is fine. I hate the early start. I spent my entire life getting up early going to class or work. Now retired, I love a later start to the day. Get up at 6:30-7 a.m. and drink coffee, watch the morning news and piddle on the computer for an hour. Then take the mutt for a walk. Hard to make 8:30 doing all that. Not many others to play with later in the day as it seems most geezers enjoy dew sweeping golf. I do have one buddy who likes to play later so will play with him until it gets hot enough to force me to start early.

That's my rant for the day. All the crap going on in the world and my rant is on early tee times.
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I just joined my first league in 15 years, and I notice the courses have 4 sets of tees now (blue, white, red, yellow), vs 2-3 when I was playing regularly. And everyone I played with for 30 years was on the white tees, occasionally we'd play "the tips." The 2017 league uses white, red and yellow based on age, so we may have foursomes playing from three different tees - that's going to be interesting. Unless they pair us by age (I hope)?

It'll also be interesting to see how rules and etiquette have changed in the last 15 years. I already noted they play "ready golf" on the "tee, fairway, around and on the green" which may take some getting used to after always letting further out play first since I was 10 years old.
Another thing that is becoming more common at golf courses is using mixed tees to increase the number of tee options. You might see a blue/white tee option on the scorecard (or something similar), the score card tells you which holes use the blue tees or white tees.

Yes, ready golf is common but in most cases the one furthest away still goes first, unless they aren't ready to hit. In my regular groups we usually only give tee honors to someone who birdied the last hole.
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It'll also be interesting to see how rules and etiquette have changed in the last 15 years. I already noted they play "ready golf" on the "tee, fairway, around and on the green" which may take some getting used to after always letting further out play first since I was 10 years old.
we always play ready golf, except in match play tournaments

in match play, if your opponent hits out of turn you can ask him/her to hit it again
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I just joined my first league in 15 years, and I notice the courses have 4 sets of tees now (blue, white, red, yellow), vs 2-3 when I was playing regularly. And everyone I played with for 30 years was on the white tees, occasionally we'd play "the tips." The 2017 league uses white, red and yellow based on age, so we may have foursomes playing from three different tees - that's going to be interesting. Unless they pair us by age (I hope)?
we have 5 tees (blk, blu, wht, gld green), and 7 tee/combos (blk, blu/blk, blu, blu/wht, wht, gld green)

men's league is off blues regardless of age (kind of unfair to the old farts) but we get to play white tees in the senior championship except for the first flight
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Just curious....what time do they tee off? We don't have leagues here but there is a group of seniors that tee off at 8:30 a.m. Mon- Fri. You just show up at 8 and teams are made.
Options at sign up were
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  • 9:00 & later
I don't mind teeing 8:00-9:00a, I'm up anyway and it leaves the afternoon open for other activities. And avoids some of the heat, such as it is here.

I didn't count but there had to be at least 60 people at the sign up meeting, only 3 newbies like me. We play on Wed mornings.
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we have 5 tees (blk, blu, wht, gld green), and 7 tee/combos (blk, blu/blk, blu, blu/wht, wht, gld green)

men's league is off blues regardless of age (kind of unfair to the old farts) but we get to play white tees in the senior championship except for the first flight
I have no idea what's normal since I never played senior golf before this, but our tee assignments are:
  • Up to age 74 must play White tees
  • 75 to 79 may play Red tees
  • 80 and up may play Yellow tees
It's a very short course IME
  • Blue 5843
  • White 5642
  • Red 5168
  • Yellow 4116
I grew up playing on a course where whites were almost 6700 and blues were over 7000.

But I am looking forward to playing again, and hope competing doesn't become a priority for me, we'll see.
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But I am looking forward to playing again, and hope competing doesn't become a priority for me, we'll see.
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