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    Ryder Cup Winner FairwayDodger's Avatar
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    Re: Hitting at the green when there are people on it

    Quote Originally Posted by North Mimms View Post
    I'm no Rory (though I've got the same accent) so deduct about 200 yards, but in similar circumstances I will wait, saying to my playing partner "I can't reach them from here but I CAN irritate them"
    Yes! I say "I'll not kill them but it would be a tad impolite"

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    Re: Hitting at the green when there are people on it

    Didn't see it but surely it would only just trickle to the green and hence distract rather than endanger?

    Back in the day I remember driving 2 (short, not forum length) par 4's in the same round, just a few holes apart.
    The first one I thought I'd maybe sneak within 10 yards of the front edge but the 2nd I never even thought was in range, but somehow it shot through the back

    Mixed emotions walking to that green, sort of an apologetic strut

    Would never endanger anyone knowingly

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    Re: Hitting at the green when there are people on it

    Quote Originally Posted by shortgame View Post
    Didn't see it but surely it would only just trickle to the green and hence distract rather than endanger?
    Absolutely zero chance of it trickling on the green at all.
    some metal woods,
    any old irons,
    Pick up balls....

    12.2 and moving the wrong way again...

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    Re: Hitting at the green when there are people on it

    There is no excuse for this, anyone should wait, end of! Especially pros because as has been pointed out, the sound of a ball pitching just short of the green can be off putting and may lead to a duffed shot or missed putt. That could equal thousands of pounds for a pro at the business end of a tournament.

    If in doubt, wait!

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    Re: Hitting at the green when there are people on it

    One for the older football followers amongst you. Duffed tee shot followed by an absolutely nailed 3 wood. Straight between Cyril Knowles' legs whilst he was putting out. Went up to the next tee to apologise, and recognised it was Cyril. "Well lad, its been a while since I've been nut-megged. Good hit." He could of roasted me for it but he was brilliant.
    Give it big humpties

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    Re: Hitting at the green when there are people on it

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    One for the older football followers amongst you. Duffed tee shot followed by an absolutely nailed 3 wood. Straight between Cyril Knowles' legs whilst he was putting out. Went up to the next tee to apologise, and recognised it was Cyril. "Well lad, its been a while since I've been nut-megged. Good hit." He could of roasted me for it but he was brilliant.
    Nice one Cyril 🤣
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    Re: Hitting at the green when there are people on it

    Quote Originally Posted by therod View Post
    Did you learn those words during the war?
    Yep - Crimea, messy business😁
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    Re: Hitting at the green when there are people on it

    Playing at Crewe on Monday on a par 4 285 yards, had just watched oppos putt from behind the hole and was walking back to my ball when ball off the tee thuded into the green just missing me by a foot No shout of fore !!. Chap came up to us on the next tee and his team mates gave him a right rollicking as I had gone on to birdie the hole to win it .

    He was bang out of order, he was a long hitter and should have known better. They had apparently discussed it on the tee if he should go or not . If in doubt wait.

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    Re: Hitting at the green when there are people on it

    Few at Wimbledon Common that are driveable (5, 9, 13, and 15) and I'd normally tee off once the group were on the green. While it was reachable, the ball was never running at speed and so I thought at that time it was an acceptable risk

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    Re: Hitting at the green when there are people on it

    Much better IMO if short par 4's are played as 'call up' holes, keeps everyone moving and reduces the risk of getting hit or distracted when on the green

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