Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1
    Major Champion SwingsitlikeHogan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    16,563

    Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Now my club has recently asked that smoker members consider their fag ends as they would such as a sweet paper - to be disposed of carefully and with consideration. This means that discarded fags ends are considered to be litter.

    Now I have never smoked and whilst I will pick up any rubbish I come across on the course and carry it to the nearest bin (next tee usually) - I cannot - just cannot - pick up fag ends as just the thought of doing so almost makes me wretch. Indeed I do wretch whenever I try and do so.

    So what thinks smokers? Fag ends just another sort of litter? And how about smokers doing the decent and right thing and picking up the discarded fag ends of others less considerate and who have been more willing to litter the course.
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And with just the October medal to go - I've got to 8.3

    Job done

  2. #2

    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    I am not a smoker either, and I 100% agree. It is litter and should be put into the bin as all other litter should. I am not one to say what others can and cannot do, but I do find it pretty disgusting when standing on a tee box or even trying to putt and all i can smell is someone else's smoke. There have been times when I have had a cigarette butt on my line on a putt and it is absolutely disgusting.
    H/C: 14.8 Carnalea Golf Club, Bangor, Northern Ireland. Driver: 2016 M1- Kuro Kage Stiff . 3 wood: TM M2 HL 3 Iron: Srixon ZU45 Hybrids:TM RBZ Stage2 4. Irons: Ping G 5-PW. Wedges: SM6- 50, 56, 60. Putter: Odyssey 2-ball Fang Tank

  3. #3
    Global Moderator brendy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Bangor, Co. Down
    Posts
    12,381

    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Fag ends and chewing gum...been in someone else's gob so i wont be picking them up.
    http://www.bangorgolfclubni.co.uk
    TM M2 Driver R11s 5W Cally 1 iron TM MC TP 3-pw Irons wedges and a putting thing.

  4. #4
    Ryder Cup Winner garyinderry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    11,795

    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    "i'll quit smoking when you quit whining''

    untitled (8).jpg
    Titleist 915 D4 10.5*
    Titleist 913 F 16* 4 wood
    Titleist 913 19* 5 wood
    Titleist 915 24* hybrid
    Titleist 915 27* hybrid
    Mizuno Fli Hi JPX (2012) 6 & 7 (or ap2 6&7 iron)
    Titleist 714ap2 8-gap
    Vokey SM 6 56* 14*bounce
    Titleist sm5 k grind 60* 11*bounce
    Lee Trevino Napa style putter
    handicap updated to --(2017)8.2---8.4---8.2---8.0---7.8--

  5. #5
    Journeyman Pro Bunkermagnet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    1,510

    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Nothing more inconsiderate than dead fag butts left on a green or fringe, or anywhere really on a course.
    In fact, anywhere except the smokers own home or garden.
    Forever trying.

  6. #6
    Journeyman Pro maxfli65's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Argyll
    Posts
    1,766

    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Agree it's a litter issue but is the problem not that the thing is on fire?

    In that regard you can't lob it in a bin or pick it up and carry to a bin until you've waited a few minutes to make absolutely sure it's out.

    They'd need to start putting ashtrays out beside the bins or a bucket of sand at the least.

  7. #7
    Assistant Pro nowtfancy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    134

    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    I sometimes enjoy a few smokes but hate to see fag ends dropped anywhere, especially on a golf course.
    My golf bag always has a couple of cheap travel ashtrays for me to keep tab ends in until i empty it in a bin.

    I have sometimes 'lent' one to others if i see them drop a cigarette, i dont usually get them back - good job they're only cheap!
    In the Bag:
    Calloway XR driver, 3 wood, hybrid
    Mizuno JPX900 hot metal irons & wedges
    Scotty Cameron futura 5w
    srixon AD333

  8. #8
    Ryder Cup Winner FairwayDodger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    10,339

    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Could be your most uncontroversial post to date... absolutely disgusting and yet so many smokers seem to think they don't count as litter.
    Callaway X2 Hot Driver
    Callaway X2 Hot 3/5 Woods
    Callaway X2 Hot 3 Hybrid
    TaylorMade R11 Irons 4-SW
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Notchback

    Handicap: 2.5

    There is a reason why the Fairway Dodger hits it like a girl!

  9. #9
    Major Champion SwingsitlikeHogan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    16,563

    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    Could be your most uncontroversial post to date... absolutely disgusting and yet so many smokers seem to think they don't count as litter.
    And there was me thinking it was controversial. Wonder if, when we see a smoker playing companion chuck a fag end down, we should point out that they are littering
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And with just the October medal to go - I've got to 8.3

    Job done

  10. #10
    Q-School Graduate
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Yeovil
    Posts
    891

    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    I help to maintain the garden in front of our clubhouse, it really gets me annoyed with the number of smokers who think the garden is an ashtray.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest Golf News

Black Friday Golf Deals

Black Friday is the busiest time for shoppers to find great deals on the web, there are plenty of golf deals that are on offer on the day and before and after, we have collated the best ones we have found on the internet

November 24, 2017

Black Friday Nike Golf Deals

There are some outstanding offers for men and women on the Nike store this Black Friday

November 24, 2017

Black Friday Amazon Golf Deals

Amazon is an incredible place to buy anything of course, but the golf section on the website is a great place to find some goodies for your game

November 24, 2017

Get Jordan Spieth’s Open Winning Outfit this Black Friday and Save £124.50

Jordan Spieth winning the Open at Royal Birkdale was one of the iconic moments of 2017

November 24, 2017

Save over £500 on the Stewart Golf X9 Follow Remote Trolley

One of the biggest discounts we have seen is £500 off the state-of-the-art Stewart Golf X9 Follow Remote Trolley

November 24, 2017