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Old 09-24-2021, 11:51 AM   #14801
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Spieth with 1 hell of a shot there.
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Old 09-24-2021, 12:53 PM   #14802
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Old 09-25-2021, 01:11 PM   #14803
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Jeeezzz You're blowing us out the park, Hopefully we can at least win the 2nd session today to make it half competitive tomorrow. 4-0 blow it this afternoon means that you'll only need 2 single matches to win the whole thing, Hopefully that doesn't happen.

Match play format is something different though, Crazy we don't have that many events at the highest level. Seems like people enjoy it a bit more. I personally used to love playing it.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:13 PM   #14804
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Had an interesting situation in our matches today. I will add some context. These are friendly matches between a sister club of ours. It was shotgun and we started to fall behind due to looking for some lost balls. When we made the turn we had the honor and I went ahead and teed off. Right about 5 seconds or so as I was walking back to the cart they pulled up. I said I just hit to get us moving. He give me the death stare and said yo really should have waited til we got here. It's not like we took 10 minutes to get to the next tee (they stopped to get refreshments).

My partner asks if they want me to re-tee. They say yes. I sat in the cart and said if you have a problem with it ****** take it up with the pro after. I know it is technically correct to wait for them but this is not THE Ryder Cup. Match got a little salty from there. I was 3 down after 3 on that side and I had an 18 inch putt to tie a hole, they made me putt it.

People take this **** way too seriously.
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:13 PM   #14805
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I think my reply would have been very similar to yours. Unless I had hit a poor tee ball.....
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Old 09-26-2021, 08:08 PM   #14806
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I literally saw a guy that was so bad at putting he had a 20g weight in the toe and a 15g weight in the heel of his Scotty. He said he has trouble rotating through.

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Old 09-27-2021, 02:35 PM   #14807
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The member/guest I am playing this week has a calcutta. You can purchase your own team for $380. If you don't buy your own team it goes to auction with bids starting at $250.

My question is what is the etiquette on this. Are you obligated to purchase your own team? They did say that whoever purchases your team is not obligated to sell back any % of your action.

Just wondering since I have never played in a calcutta before. I will say that neither my partner or myself are really willing (or really rich enough) to pony up $380 for our own action. I would be willing to buy back $100 worth, tops.

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Old 09-27-2021, 03:18 PM   #14808
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The member/guest I am playing this week has a calcutta. You can purchase your own team for $380. If you don't buy your own team it goes to auction with bids starting at $250.

My question is what is the etiquette on this. Are you obligated to purchase your own team? They did say that whoever purchases your team is not obligated to sell back any % of your action.

Just wondering since I have never played in a calcutta before. I will say that neither my partner or myself are really willing (or really rich enough) to pony up $380 for our own action. I would be willing to buy back $100 worth, tops.
It depends upon how sporty the players are. I assume that either you or your partner has some idea about how this has gone in the past. If an initial event, calcuttas at the club generally?

I would consider buying my own team and offering to sell half for $200 or more if the market is likely to bear it--especially if there are a lot of gamblers entered. That is assuming you have a chance to cash. If you don't think you will, then let them auction you off. You can always bid there if you decide you like the price. What happens if nobody bids on a team at $250? Do they lower the asking price? Or???

ETA: Regarding ettiquette, the only issues I have seen arise are when auction winners don't allow a team to buy half of themselves. That wouldn't seem to be an issue here since everyone has a chance to buy themselves prior to auction.
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Old 09-27-2021, 03:27 PM   #14809
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Not sure on the specifics of the club as I am the guest. My partner has not played in the member/guest there before. He has been a member of the club for about 2 years but really doesn't play with a regular group, so he is basically going into this blind.

They pay top 3 in each flight 50%, 30%, 20%. Most of the $ goes there with the rest going to the shootout 1st and 2nd.

Not sure what happens if a team is not purchased. Could be lower or could be if they make it the prize just moves down a place.

I basically just want to have fun, and playing for a crazy amount money (to me) seems to take the fun out of it.
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Old 09-27-2021, 09:22 PM   #14810
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The member/guest I am playing this week has a calcutta. You can purchase your own team for $380. If you don't buy your own team it goes to auction with bids starting at $250.

My question is what is the etiquette on this. Are you obligated to purchase your own team? They did say that whoever purchases your team is not obligated to sell back any % of your action.

Just wondering since I have never played in a calcutta before. I will say that neither my partner or myself are really willing (or really rich enough) to pony up $380 for our own action. I would be willing to buy back $100 worth, tops.
You are not obligated to purchase your own team. It is customary for whoever buys your team to offer you 50% of it for half of his purchase price. Again, no obligation for you guys to take it however.

Not that it should matter, but people will talk about you guys behind your back for not taking any part of your team. Screw em.
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Old 09-28-2021, 10:40 AM   #14811
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In my member guest this year I told my partner we didn't have to buy part of our team if he didn't want to. But he was gung ho. Our team sold for $1500, we bought half so it was $375 each. Then he wasn't comfortable with it at all and proceeded to crap his pants for the first 27 holes. It was silly because he does pretty well and losing $375 doesn't hurt him at all.
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:27 AM   #14812
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So I've been invited by a guy who comes into my place of business all the time, to play with him at his country club. I am strictly a muni guy so not sure of the etiquette, this place is pretty exclusive.

Should I be prepared to give him money for the round? What about tips for staff who work there (not sure if there will be caddies or not).
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:29 AM   #14813
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9o2CCOgzEw

If you're interested the Long Drive world Champs, Think Bryson is off at Noon not sure what the time zone is though.

Edit: Pacific time
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:32 AM   #14814
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So I've been invited by a guy who comes into my place of business all the time, to play with him at his country club. I am strictly a muni guy so not sure of the etiquette, this place is pretty exclusive.

Should I be prepared to give him money for the round? What about tips for staff who work there (not sure if there will be caddies or not).
I always offer money in that instance, although he may refuse to take it. Give the person taking your bag to the cart a couple bucks. If there are caddies then I would offer to pay for them if he refused to have you pay for the round.
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:57 AM   #14815
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So I've been invited by a guy who comes into my place of business all the time, to play with him at his country club. I am strictly a muni guy so not sure of the etiquette, this place is pretty exclusive.

Should I be prepared to give him money for the round? What about tips for staff who work there (not sure if there will be caddies or not).
he comes to your place of business......any way you can expense it and have work cover it if you have to pay? If he's a vendor and your business is a customer of his I'd imagine he'll pay and expense it.
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Old 09-28-2021, 01:10 PM   #14816
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A few years back my dad and I played in a Memorial Day event with a Calcutta. My dad hadn't been playing at all and had a couple of major surgeries since he last played, and I was just ho-humming it. We walked into the bar and someone had paid $1,800 for us, lol. Clearly their memory of our play was me on high school golf team, and my dad 15 years ago when he was a scratch.
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Old 09-28-2021, 03:49 PM   #14817
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I always offer money in that instance, although he may refuse to take it. Give the person taking your bag to the cart a couple bucks. If there are caddies then I would offer to pay for them if he refused to have you pay for the round.
This is pretty much the optimal etiquette. Offer to pay for your round/the caddy but don't push it if he wants to cover it.
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Old 09-28-2021, 04:37 PM   #14818
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And if you check the club website most clubs have a guest FAQ or guest policy page now and you can see if it's a no-tipping club (all employees except caddies in most cases) or anything else to know.

Check the cell phone policy and make sure you're silenced or off when you get out of the car. Only other one's I've encountered are no hats in the clubhouse and a few clubs where they don't want you changing your shoes in the parking lot.
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Old 09-28-2021, 05:03 PM   #14819
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I played with my boss at his brother-in-law's course (Bluejack National) and we all gave him $150. He said that was the first time a guest of his had ever offered to pay, lol.
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Old 09-29-2021, 01:39 PM   #14820
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I always offer in these situations, and rarely if ever get taken up on it. So you buy lunch, or dinner or drinks or tip the caddie.
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Old 10-01-2021, 01:33 PM   #14821
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Think this is last 8 2 go through in the long drive pretty insane to see a tie the 2 346's had a playoff.


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Old 10-04-2021, 05:55 PM   #14822
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bit of a random question and I'm going to assume everybody is going to be different due to different variables,

But what's the max distance you would travel to make a golf course your home golf course (Become a member)?

Considering a few for next year as mine is pretty easy and the conditions/maintenance of the course is getting worse by the year. I have a few immediately next to me, However they are super expensive and have big waiting list's so not a option.
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Old 10-04-2021, 06:01 PM   #14823
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bit of a random question and I'm going to assume everybody is going to be different due to different variables,

But what's the max distance you would travel to make a golf course your home golf course (Become a member)?

Considering a few for next year as mine is pretty easy and the conditions/maintenance of the course is getting worse by the year. I have a few immediately next to me, However they are super expensive and have big waiting list's so not a option.
i may be an odd duck but if my partner was on board and i could count on consistent sub 4 hour rounds i'm gonna say 60 minutes away.

edit: my current home course is 45 minutes away and i don't mind. what's another 15 minutes?
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Old 10-04-2021, 06:54 PM   #14824
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I have belonged to two clubs that were 45-minute commutes each way. I joined the first one without knowing anyone there. Lucked into meeting a couple of guys who lived near me who played every Sat & Sun morning and needed a regular fourth. We usually carpooled which made it a breeze.

Years later in another state I re-joined a club I had belonged to several years before when I lived nearby. I knew a bunch of the members, and it didn't hurt that there were regular poker and/or gin games after dark 2-3 times per week. The drive did not seem like a burden at all as it was mostly interstate highway that I was traveling at slack times.

In between those I belonged to a club (in a third state) where I lived on the course. I got a lot more sleep when I lived there despite the late night gin games.

I'm not sure that I would want to drive two hours a day (total) regularly, but 1.5 hours was easily doable for me at two different locations. I seldom had a week that I didn't play at least two days even with the 45-minute drive.

I also once briefly belonged to a club with about the same commute. It turned out that I really just didn't enjoy the club that much, so I quit to re-join the club referenced above even though the course itself wasn't quite as good. If you enjoy the course and the people, anything less than an hour is probably reasonable.
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Old 10-04-2021, 07:12 PM   #14825
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bit of a random question and I'm going to assume everybody is going to be different due to different variables,

But what's the max distance you would travel to make a golf course your home golf course (Become a member)?

Considering a few for next year as mine is pretty easy and the conditions/maintenance of the course is getting worse by the year. I have a few immediately next to me, However they are super expensive and have big waiting list's so not a option.
Definitely depends on your use plans. When I lived elsewhere, my work schedule meant that I was only playing on weekends. In that scenario I didn't really mind driving up to 60 minutes to play 18.

Now, I have a little more flexibility and like to play nine once or twice a week in addition to weekends. In theory I could go out and practice too, so I'd want to live within 15-20 minutes if at all possible -- either from home or from work.
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