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  1. #21
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    Re: Playing partners talking

    keep talking through my entire swing if they like. makes no difference to me. do people ask the cars to stop, birds to stop chirping and planes going overhead?.

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    Re: Playing partners talking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post


    Are you a Pro or something ?

    When do you expect silence - do you seriously think people should be quiet when you're going through a PSR ?! As long as they are quiet when your addressing the ball then that's all that matters - but reporting people for talking

    We are amatuer golfers - I'm there for the golf and the social interaction whilst I'm playing

    Most golf courses especially your busy Saturday will have noise all around the place - it takes more skill to blank that out - if you can't then you have poor levels of concentration.
    Pretty much this. I don't talk when people look like they are getting ready. Ie as they approach the ball to address it.

    If I thought someone was distracting me by taking then I would ask them to stop. I certainly wouldn't be throwing a strop. Giving out mouthfuls and refusing to play with them in future.
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    Re: Playing partners talking

    Depends where they are standing
    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

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    Re: Playing partners talking

    Quote Originally Posted by shivas irons View Post
    No double standards as I dont talk when people are going through their routine or address the ball,if people want to do that they can F off and socialise in the clubhouse,people who do talk too much are generally hackers with no focus and dont realise golf is played between the ears and needs total concentration if you want to play well.
    I'm sure that with your philosophy on golf you'll have absolutely no problem with idle chatter on the tee, mainly because I doubt anyone would want to play with you! 🤔
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    Re: Playing partners talking

    My regular partners know I get easily distracted so (most of the time) are quiet when I play. I don't care about when I'm picking targets, practice swing etc, but I don't want to hear them when I'm over the ball about to swing.
    I also don't care where they stand, provided they don't move while I'm swinging if I can see them.

    I'm fortunate that I don't find it difficult to stop mid swing if need be.
    General noise doesn't bother me. I'll carry on if a plane is overhead or a train is going by, but it's the noises from your own group that you expect not to be there that get me. Whispering, hearing trolley wheels starting to turn on the gravel if I'm last to go, and my personal favourite - opening food wrappers. One guy does it slowly thinking it doesn't make a noise. YES IT DOES AND IT LASTS FOR LONGER IF YOU DO IT SLOWLY!!

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    Re: Playing partners talking

    In general I'll stop talking to someone once they've pulled a club from the bag, if they carry on talking themselves either give quick one word responses or just keep quiet.

    When I'm taking a shot I'm the one usually talking during my backswing
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    Re: Playing partners talking

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post


    Are you a Pro or something ?

    When do you expect silence - do you seriously think people should be quiet when you're going through a PSR ?! As long as they are quiet when your addressing the ball then that's all that matters - but reporting people for talking

    We are amatuer golfers - I'm there for the golf and the social interaction whilst I'm playing

    Most golf courses especially your busy Saturday will have noise all around the place - it takes more skill to blank that out - if you can't then you have poor levels of concentration.
    Maybe if you took your golf a bit more seriously you wouldnt hack it around pathetically like you do
    Last edited by shivas irons; 31-Aug-2017 at 14:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Mimms View Post
    I used to play with a couple of ladies who were good friends and chatted all the way round.
    Once I addressed the ball, they would stop talking
    But carry on whispering which is even worse!

    I finally had enough, stood back away from the ball and said "Is my golf interupting your conversation?" (I got that line from here!)

    That stopped the whispering
    I don't actually mind all that much if they're talking quietly to each other but the one I struggle with is when that are still trying to have a conversation with me while I'm standing over the ball!
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    Re: Playing partners talking

    Quote Originally Posted by shivas irons View Post
    Maybe if you took your golf a bit more seriously you wouldnt hack it around pathetically like you do
    Oh I didn't realise I hack it around - and all because I like to talk to my PP whilst we play. There was me thinking my level of play is based on my scores and HC

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    Re: Playing partners talking

    I used to play with a guy who got upset if the players on the green dropped a tee when he was on the tee but he was virtually the last to shut up when it was another persons turn.

    For me personally I never get worried about the other guys talking provided they keep doing it. It is when they suddenly stop and all goes quiet or there is a loud "sorry" when I have already started to swing.

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