The Grumble Thread

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Post by DougE » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:13 pm

Oh it impacted them. Even if it wasn't actually your fivesome that was slowing things up, when you are waiting, and behind a fivesome, you are ready to explode! (At least, I am.) NO FIVESOMES Goddammit!

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Post by GBOGEY » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:21 pm

I'm sure they were annoyed, but they could also see that we were having to wait so hopefully they weren't too pissed off.

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Post by DougE » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:52 am

A fivesome in front of you, no matter how quickly they may be playing, still adds to your frustration on a slow-play day. Instead of waiting to finally play your shot after waiting for four people to have hit theirs in front of you, you have to wait even longer. In my opinion, fivesomes are just WRONG on any busy golf course.

I have been playing in groups when someone else in the group has taken it upon himself to spontaneously invite a 5th to play along with us either while we are already out on the course, or just before we tee off. At that point, I'll just bow out. Not only do I not want to be a hypocrite---since I always speak so derogatorily of fivesome allowance---but, I have a hard enough time with all the distractions that come along with playing with three other sometimes etiquettely-challenged people, let alone four. It's very distracting, unless everyone is playing seriously, but even then, the extra time required for an extra person to go through his pre-shot, set-up and actual shot can get me out of any good rhythm I may have been able to acquire. I have a hard time concentrating when there is too much going on around me. That's just me.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:58 am

Yeah I'm with Doug on this one.

5-somes are a no-no unless the course is open and no one is waiting behind you (even if you are waiting on a group in front).
Keep it short stupid.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:08 am

I have played as a 7-some one time. But no one was on the course and we broke a lot of other rules.

It was at a country club my friend belonged to. A group of us always talked about playing a 1 to 5 match. Where you tee off on #1 tee, and hole out on #5 and don't need to hole out on any other holes. So you can cut across fairways over tee boxes, etc.

We talked to the head pro and he seemed interested in letting us do it as long as we didn't hit shots off the greens and the 9 was open (27 holes at this course) so one day when it wasn't busy he called my buddy and told us if we wanted to do it today was the day (we were in high school and had no obligations).

If I remember I holed out in about 15 strokes. I hit a drive down #1 fw, then went over the trees into the 9th rough. Tried to hit 3w over the late towards the #4 tee box and I came up about 15 yards short. Dropped hit over to the #7 fw, then back over the shorter part of the lake to the #4 tee boxes. Then my next shot didn't make it high enough to get over the trees to the 5th tee box. So I had to punch out and lay up short of the lake just past the #5 tee box. Hit one over the lake miss the green w/ wedge chip on and 2 putt.

My friend won by going down #1, laying up short of the green and hitting something over to the #7 tee box, going backwards down #6, then playing from #6 tee box back to #5 green (it's a long walk from #5 to #6 and it's all rough which is why I went the other way).
Keep it short stupid.

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