Why would you quit this?
Have You Ever Quit In-Round?
By Kickntrue on 8/27/09
It would be terrible to be a doctor on call while golfing. There is really nothing worse than having to stop a round in progress, especially a good round. I'm wondering what reasons the oob community has had for quitting while in the middle of things?

I don't think I've ever quit a round. I've decided not to play additional holes after 18 before when I've had time simply because I was playing poorly, but I don't think I've ever actually walked off for anything.

I'm sure some of us have though.


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Banker85 says:
WORK. I was suppose to be on business calls and have day free thought i would get 18 holes in before i started, well unfortunately i had to go to the office to cover for someone who called off. my boss called me on the 7th hole i just finished nine and went to work. i was upset too because i was playing good finished 8 with a par and 9 birdie. luckily got a rain check for nine holes.
8/27/09
 
Mr. Black says:
my game was falling apart mid round. i almost took out my threesome with a tee shot and decided to call it a day before i took sumone out
8/27/09
 
smepple says:
Once. Very wet conditions, extremely slow pace and it didn't help that I wasn't playing too well either. Walked off the 13th green which is conveniently located right next to the parking lot :)
8/27/09
 
Changed out says:
I used to quit all the time when I was a kid. Me and my buddies would stop at all the holes around the swimming pool to see which milfs or other girls were at the pool, we quit a lot back then. Now I won't quit unless the Course is closed or the world is ending.
8/27/09
 
ForeKris says:
once or twice due to rain, but only once due to bad play.
8/27/09
 
BME_Badger says:
Twice... 1) Snow... couldn't find balls on fairways and balls gathered rings of snow on the putting surface 2) Lightning - when it was apparent we weren't going to get back out before dark
8/27/09
 
MattW126 says:
Only once when the pain of an abscessed tooth became unbearable (the antibiotics hadn't kicked in yet & the orajel just wasn't cutting it). The shame of the matter was that I was hitting the ball beautifully which kept me going until the 13th hole at which point it became pure agony & extremely hot here in Naples, FL. Even still, it didn't feel right leaving the course with an unfinished scorecard...
8/27/09
 
cjgiant says:
At my home course, where a round doesn't cost me anything, I have quit after nine due to poor play. I have also walked off my home course due to slow play (which is unfortunately a problem there).

For a round I actually paid for, I have given up keeping score or playing normally (i.e. switched to just using irons), but never just ended a round.
8/27/09
 
ipv6freely says:
Once, when I lost my last ball on the 17th hole... had to walk right past the 18th... haha
8/27/09
 
activesense says:
Only once, due to extreme heat. I was walking a course with a wide open flat front nine, not knowing the back nine was severely undulating. They use parts of the back nine for skiing in the Minnesota winter. I got so tired by the 14th that I quit the round. The thermometer in my car on the way home said it was 95 degrees. Too hot for a hilly walk.
8/27/09
 
dtak84 says:
hmmm, never quit, and besides an extreme emergency, I doubt anything could pull me away. I usually walk when I can... in 100+ degree weather... San Antonio... 50+ days of 100+ highs
8/27/09
 
guzzlingil says:
Yes I have...once turned the front 2 over....at the time I was a 14 'cap...lets just say the wheels fell off....and I quit at #16....don't think I would have broken a hundo.
8/27/09
 
helfon says:
My belt broke mid round once and I had to walk off holding up my pants :)
8/27/09
 
whomsley says:
Once...severe lighting in Marietta, GA and was forced off the course. They get storms down there that aren't to be messed with, especially being from the Northeast. Otherwise, I have never quit a round.
8/27/09
 
cph2133 says:
I've walked off due to darkness. I usually play twilight golf for a discounted price during the week after work. Can get 9 in easy, but then i'll just keep going until i can't see the ball anymore.

I've walked off once...after the first hole...310 par 4, friend hit an ace with the driver. He walked off and refused to play anymore that day. So I left with him. He paid me back for my round though. Greatest shot i've ever seen.
8/27/09
 
jrbizzle says:
Not sure if this counts, earlier this week I was playing some holes between work appointments and decided if I hustled, I could get two rounds in. Got to 16 and ran into the group in front of me, they let me play through then the threesome on 17 saw me come to the tee as they were hitting but didn't let me play through (a par 3 where they all missed the green). I passed them, went straight to the clubhouse and asked for a replay rate. They said I would have to pay full fee. I just left, never went back to finish 17 & 18 (too pissed about not getting to play again for a discount). I mean even, $5 off would have made me re-up.
8/27/09
 
jrbizzle says:
@cph2133 - is your friend crazy? Technically he didn't shoot the ace if he doesn't finish the round. Hell, I'd putt the ball tee to green for the next 17 just to card the official ace.
8/27/09
 
cph2133 says:
@jrossbeck - Technically, not an ace I know, but still. His thinking was it can only go downhill from there, and wanted to have that as the last shot in his mind. He didn't play again the rest of the season (this was mid july).
8/28/09
 
Shankapotamus says:
Once me and two buddies got paired up with a random single. We were all walking and he was in a cart. On 16 he hits his drive down the right side of the fairway and then plays a shot up just short of the green. Then he gets in his cart, goes 10 yards off the cart path straight into a single tree. He then reverses his cart and drives off with no explanation. One of the craziest things I have ever seen on a course. We all looked at each other wondering what just happened. Finally, one of my buddies breaks the silence by calling dibs on the ball he left behind.
8/28/09
 
RobArnold says:
Once upon a time I was dating a girl that decided to ride along with me in a skins game against my brother, and close friend that recently passed away. As usual there was a lot betting and smack talk between the golfers. My girlfriend of the time, could not understand how we could talk to each other in such a way how I could stand to be around such people. It was at the 4th hole I had come to realize that I had made some mistakes in my life. #1 She was not the right woman for me, and that I loved the game of golf and competition more than I did her. #2 I should have never let this woman set foot on the golf course. #3 It only takes 30 minutes to drive a golf cart back to the club-house, break-up with a woman, and return back to a skins game on hole 7 at Colonial.
8/28/09
 
Tim Horan says:
Played in a Saturday/ Sunday 36 hole competition; 3rd overnight and feeling good about the 2nd round; I had cut my finger at work on the Thursday and should have got it stitched or at least supaglued but didn't in case I couldn't grip a club at all. Sunday came and on hole four reached into the bag for an 8i and knocked the finger; glove filled with claret and wouldn't stop gushing; had to walk off top get it stitched. c'est la gare!
8/28/09
 
mjaber says:
Once, out of frustration with the group in front of us. Played 7 holes and gave up. I'll never return to that course.
8/28/09
 
sigmapete1 says:
A couple of times due to darkness and once due to SEVERE lightning. On the lightning day, I had my best round ever going. I have never broken 80 and I was 6 over through 16 on a par 71. 17 was a short par 3 and 18 was a par 5 that's reachable in 2. I still haven't broken 80 and to this day regret not pulling a Bishop from Caddyshack and risking my life on those last 2 holes!
8/28/09
 
Tim Horan says:
Also turned up for a stroke play club major; hit three balls out of bounds from the first tee and to the amusement of the fairly large gallery purposefully packed my clubs away, returned to the car and exitted the locale without a word!
8/28/09
 
c5agalb says:
I had to quit once, accidently hit a family member with a tee shot. Drove them to the hospital to be checked out. I still cant live it down.
8/28/09
 
HotBacon says:
3x

1. I quit after 9 holes at TreeTop Golf Course in Manheim, PA...4 hours after teeing off on #1. The worst part is I took my wife (gf at the time) to ride along w/ me. At least that incident has kept her away from the golf course ever since.
2. I quit after 9 holes after attempting to keep up my dad in the middle of January w/ snow on the ground. My hands were in severe pain and I was having zero fun. I think my dad was even par.
3. I had no choice but to quit after hole #1 after a neverending summer evening storm rolled through. The course was a swamp and it was getting dark.
8/28/09
 
newsmaker22 says:
twice...once for extreme heat...I was walking...and another time for a rib injury I made it about 3 holes and couldn't swing the club...it sucked
8/28/09
 
matt314hew says:
I quit once. It was because i had Strep Throat and didn't know that i had it. I was sick two days before and felt fine the day i went to play. About 7 holes in, I started to feel sick.
8/28/09
 
shaffer1969 says:
Other than in a torrential or lightning, I quit once. I had a really bad day at work and brought it to the golf course. Didn't play well and decided I had had enough.
8/28/09
 
dooboo says:
I had to take a dump real bad since 13th hole, couldn't hold on and concentrate due to that, so on 17th tee, I said...I gotta go. I didn't return to 17th tee to finish my last two holes.

LOL
8/28/09
 
mbills1015 says:
@dooboo --- that story would be even better if your member name was "doodoo"
8/28/09
 
PingRhoda says:
I have not quit but I was pretty darn close. I was playing the Arthur Hills course in Hilton Head, SC and was playing HORRIBLY. I couldn't make solid contact to save my life and when I did everything was going OB to the right. After 9 holes I almost walked off but after a beer, I cooled my nerves a bit and still did horribly but didn't care so much.
8/28/09
 
Les Page says:
Several times over the last 30 years. Lightning and rain. That includes yesterday on the fifth hole.
8/29/09
 
matthewdill83 says:
3rd hole, walking down a severe incline and found a deep hole that was covered by grass.. all i heard was my ankle got pop pop and I was done for the day.. let my buddy finish up 9 holes while the clubhouse girls tended to me!! :)
8/30/09
 
TeT says:
Never quit, but have thrown score card away and played best ball the rest of the way in.
8/30/09
 
ipv6freely says:
@jrossbeck - I'm confused... why exactly did you expect a discount to re-play?
8/31/09
 
DarkHorse says:
As I begin to think about it more, I am coming up with more instances.
First time I was playing in the rain with a friend. I think it was hailing by the time we got to hole #7 (a par 5) and at hole #8 (a par 3) the water had flooded the green and we couldn't putt the ball.
The 2nd time I was playing an executive course and I was having a horrible time taking half shots/swings with my wedges and irons. I used the excuse of having to go somewhere else as I walked off after 9 holes.
The 3rd time was when I was playing and my Taylormade SuperSteel driver head snapped off at hole #9. I wasn't playing well/driving the ball well (maybe because of the shaft weakening) so I just walked off after that hole as I wasn't going to play the final 9 with just my 3 wood as my driving club. It happened to me before I was playing a resort course in Florida and my driver's head snapped off while hitting balls on the driving range. I had to play my entire round that day and another day's round with just my 3-wood.
8/31/09
 
jrbizzle says:
@ipv6freely: A lot of courses in Michigan have replay rates, or play all day rates because the economy is down (and thus so are golf courses revenues). All he had to do is knock $5 off the price and I would have played a second round. Kind of silly not to do something for a guy who is practically begging to play again on a weekday when your tee sheet is pretty empty. I cut through most of the front 9 on my way back to the clubhouse and it was pretty wide open. Oh well.
9/1/09
 
robbie.dejarnette says:
I have quit to torrential downpours, though tried waiting them out in the clubhouse, but found out after 5 or 6 drinks golfing isn't advised! Quit due to snow and lightening and almost quit last Sunday due to poor play. Started out par, bogey, and then shot triple, triple, +9 the next three holes and wanted to just pack up and leave. But then I realized I paid good money for the chance to try and rebound and salvage a round and work on my fundamentals. Wound up shooting a 106, which is 18 over for the last 13 holes. Not too bad considering the 15 over on the 3rd, 4th and 5th holes!
9/3/09
 
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