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    Money List Winner Slab's Avatar
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    How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    I see he had to putt with assorted woods & irons after damaging his putter on a sprinkler head cover when slamming it down in frustration after a poor putt (changing its playing characteristics)

    Got me thinking about what I do (especially on woefully under-hit putts) and it tends to be a swing of the club like there's an imaginary ball getting hit into the nearest water hazard on the fly

    What do you do?





    and for fun:
    does it matter where your FC's stand
    why do we never see vblog tutorials on these techniques

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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    I value my equipment and our golf course way too highly to damage it by throwing or slamming clubs. Besides, if I were to damage a golf club after every (really) bad shot I hit, I doubt there were any clubs left on this planet. It is way too common an occurence to wast much energy on it. I normally curse a bit, have a few harsh words with myself and at the absolute max might put the club back into the bag with a bit more force than neccessary. I'm a realist. I know it's my fault, not my club's (or the ball's or my playing partners' or ...). So I don't want to do damage to the culprit (me), because even though I suck at golf, I kind of like myself otherwise.
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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    I have never gotten the rats doh dahs with putting, I have however changed the playing characteristics of a few irons, one went to nest in a tree as well
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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    Usually with a very big laugh, occasionally with some sort of expletive coupled with the word game.

    However I play for fun and not to earn a living.

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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    I vent internally, never externally. I rarely let it really get to me, just on the odd occasion and then I need to have a few seconds of internal anger without speaking before I return to normal. I don't get club bashers, it seems more for show than anything else.
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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    I vent internally, never externally. I rarely let it really get to me, just on the odd occasion and then I need to have a few seconds of internal anger without speaking before I return to normal. I don't get club bashers, it seems more for show than anything else.
    Believe me the millisecond after I have gone past the point of no return I am regretting it, unfortunately that doesn't stop me doing it.
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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    Changed tack a bit last weekend. Frustration got the better after a lay up off the tee went horribly wrong and I put my third shot into a hedge with a ditch in front of it. Put the club away, turned the speed up to 9 on the trolley and pushed the whole lot into the hedge/ditch. Took me a few minutes to clean it up afterwards but I felt a lot calmer and did well to scramble a 7 as it was a medal round.
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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    I always try to stay cool and don't like to show signs of weakness (even when I'm seething inside)

    Only once have I lost it and launched my putter. It was on the 7th green

    Partly out of frustration about the state of the greens but mostly my inability to adapt (3rd 3-putt of the day after decent approach play)

    I was embarrased and immediately apologised to PP's

    However it was a great release (of tension not release of the club )

    IIRC I finished the rest of the round well

    Go figure

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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Bay Hacker View Post
    Changed tack a bit last weekend. Frustration got the better after a lay up off the tee went horribly wrong and I put my third shot into a hedge with a ditch in front of it. Put the club away, turned the speed up to 9 on the trolley and pushed the whole lot into the hedge/ditch. Took me a few minutes to clean it up afterwards but I felt a lot calmer and did well to scramble a 7 as it was a medal round.
    Ha, this one sounds like it would've been good to see

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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Bay Hacker View Post
    Put the club away, turned the speed up to 9 on the trolley and pushed the whole lot into the hedge/ditch
    Good job there wasn't a pond or lake

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