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    Hall of Famer HomerJSimpson's Avatar
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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    I was a serial club chucker in my youth. Much calmer these days and just swear at my own incompetence. I try and use the ten yard rule these days and once over that imaginary line that's the end of my anger, Regroup and focus on the next shot

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

    Quote Originally Posted by srixon 1 View Post
    I learned my lesson a long time ago. I had a fairly new callaway driver, and after an errant tee shot whacked the ground with it. As I went to put the headcover on the head fell off into my hand. If I have a bad hole now I vent my frustration by throwing the ball away. They are a lot cheaper than a new club or shaft.

    I sometimes throw my ball towards the next tee. That's even cheaper again.
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    Titleist sm5 k grind 60* 11*bounce
    Lee Trevino Napa style putter
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    Journeyman Pro srixon 1's Avatar
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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    Quote Originally Posted by rudebhoy View Post
    couple of young lads (20s) were behind us yesterday. one of my PPs lost his ball, so we let them play through while we were looking for it. One of the lads hit a decent drive to where we were stood, but then duffed his second, then duffed his third. He finally got it on the green, but took at least 3 putts. He was so annoyed he picked up his ball and hurled it into the trees about 30 yards away! my, how we laughed :-)
    It wasn't me

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

    I learned from a very early age never to show any emotion on the course.
    I was brought up that way within a well respected golfing family and I would never dare to do anything that would cause them embarrassment.

    For some reason I have always associated bad tempered club throwers with wife beaters.
    Funny how you never see women club chuckers so the reverse does not apply.

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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.
    Good effort! I'm a club thumper and swearing typhoon after a particularly bad shot, but I always apologise to those around me after my explosions and then just get on with it.
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    Some tatties folk caw baws.


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

    Mostly I just laugh at myself because it's not that big a deal. But sometimes, just sometimes, it gets the better of me and I'll chuck up a ball and try and hit it into a neighbouring field like a baseball shot. I never make contact.

    So usually, I just concentrated on murdering the hell out of the ball off the next tee. That invariably ends in a bad shot, and I get back to laughing at myself again.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharktooth View Post
    Good effort! I'm a club thumper and swearing typhoon after a particularly bad shot, but I always apologise to those around me after my explosions and then just get on with it.

    Best sig ever





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    Two big branches
    Seven bent bits of scaffie
    Another bit of scaffie that makes the baw go higher
    Wan that makes it roll alang the groon
    Some tatties folk caw baws.
    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--

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

    I definitely don't do what Garcia does.

    It's not in my nature.
    I'm not a pro so I'm not making a living from it.
    I don't have an equipment contract so can't just get another club for free.
    I discuss forum threads, therefore I am

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceBoy View Post
    "Oh gosh darns it" is literally my cathchphrase
    Well if that's as explicit as you get, then not a good idea to play a round with me or Kraxx at the moment, I dare say we could teach you a few new ways of using expletives in sentences. In recent rounds it has been known for entire sentences to be formed entirely of expletives.
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    Re: How do you vent? Garcia Style or....

    I have hit my bag before now. But now its more self analysis along the lines of "you richard cranium". I have thrown balls though recently or kicked them into fields when they havent been behaving.
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