Never Have I Ever Hit In to A Group
By Kickntrue on 7/29/09
Here's a fun new summer feature for oob, "Never Have I Ever..." If you're unfamiliar with the game you can read about it here, but basically what happens is I make a statement about something I've never done, and anyone who HAS done it has to admit their severe golf addiction. It's often a drinking game revealing your inner slutdom, but I figure this is probably worse.

I know there are people out there, let's hear from you...

Never have I ever Purposely Hit In To The Group In Front Of Me!

Of course, it wouldn't be fun if I just listed mine, so this is most certainly an interactive game. Email me at andrew@oobgolf.com your best "Never Have I Evers..." and we'll have some fun!


[ comments ]
Ben Crane says:
I only do this when I know I can put it over their heads to let them know how slow they are playing. Never when they are in the landing zone.
7/29/09
 
props123 says:
Never have I snorted whiskey through my nose the night before a 36 hole day on a golf trip.
7/29/09
 
mmontisano says:
not on purpose, no.
7/29/09
 
Stymie says:
Have only done it once on purpose. The group in front of us was so drunk it was taking them almost 10 min to play a shot near the end of the round. So I hit this big hook around them it landed 25 yards in front of them. They picked up and we never saw them the rest of the round.
7/29/09
 
tomohr says:
I was playing yesterday and almost got hit by someone's drive... twice, because they thought it would be a good idea to play in to us

granted there was a first-time-on-the-course player with me so we were going SLOW (three hours on front 9)
7/29/09
 
Pipeliner says:
ive done it.....a few courses around here suffer from players thinking they own the course and they wont let you play through. so after 7 or 8 holes of glacial golf i was aggravated and let it fly, i knew i had a short enough club that i wouldnt hit them
7/29/09
 
Pipeliner says:
how can 3 hours on the front even happen??
7/29/09
 
tomohr says:
someone that hits the ball 15-20 yards every time and gets 7's and 8's even on par 3s.... but like I said, he had never played a course ever...
7/29/09
 
onedollarwed says:
Because of circumstances beyond my control I currently go to golf courses alone, and either play alone, or try to fit in w/other players. I have hit over a group once or twice, like is stated above, but hitting into a group is easy to avoid.
Heck with honors, let the shorter hitters hit first. It's amazing to me though how occasionally people will hit into you.
Last week... Three of us are tied up behind numerous foursomes on a 9-hole course. Two guys come in behind us and start bombing at us. Not so bad, but when lining up my second shot, their balls are landing right behind me and rolling up. They could clearly see that we had nowhere to go, yet kept on with the crap. Finally when we saw them up close and I confronted the by saying "If you're going to hit at us, at least call fore." The dude was acting all whatever." But that was the end of his crap. They weren't waiting, and when their balls came at us were silent. Do you turn around and fire balls back at them?
7/29/09
 
Typhoon says:
It was completely on accident but it was my first time out and i did not know the distance of my clubs. Me being the rookie golfer who could barely get my Driver to go 200 yards straight consistently. I had hit off the tee to about the parallel spot at the 200 marker on the right side of the rough behind a tree it was playable but with my countless years of playing EA Sports Tiger I knew a punch would be a great shot to get under the trees. Once again, I am a first time golfer and til this day I still can not properly punch a ball. So i grab my 3 iron Hybrid which at the range i was hitting about 160 at best. The rough was slightly high and thick and I knew I wanted to get the most out of this shot if it can go straight. CONTD...
7/29/09
 
Typhoon says:
So I gave it everything that I had because in the Tiger Woods game in the rough I would lose 20 to 30 yards with 70% visibility of the ball in the rough so i'm expecting this ball to get about 80 yards from the the hole. BUt after I hit the ball it disappeared with the sound of two or three tree leaves being scraped so i followed that direction. I saw my ball when the heads of the three guys standing on the edge of the green and my ball dropping 10 feet behind them in the middle of the fairway. The only thing that probably kept them from coming after me was that I an a big guy (6'3 310lbs). CONTD...
7/29/09
 
Typhoon says:
Today I have been golfing for about a year and a half. and I know my 3i travels between 190 and 200 consistently. So I must have hit that thing perfectly that day, and just to let the other golfers know if you play where I play I no longer trust my golf game to video game conditions.
7/29/09
 
Ben Crane says:
@onedollarwed - you either 1) pocket the ball if it is a ProV1 or 2) Hit it into a water hazard or deep woods. Hitting it back at them is the least favorite option.
7/29/09
 
Stymie says:
@onedollarwed - into the water is goes. never back at them! On my home course we have a drivable par 4. 260 from the standard tees. On multiple occasion I've been on the green and the ball lands next to me and once over the green my 20 yard. Those balls are all at the bottom of the lake.
7/29/09
 
kidputter says:
I usually drive 220-250. I caught ALL of one and dropped it in a golf cart basket about 295 out. I apologized but they weren't having any of it. My ball wound up 3 streets over the houses.
7/29/09
 
Banker85 says:
I HAVE DONE THIS ON PURPOSE ONCE...
7/29/09
 
skirchner says:
This one Time at band camp I..... Hold on different topic.
I have hit into groups but never from the tee. Only when I smoke a hybrid trying to lay up on a par 5
7/29/09
 
Banker85 says:
played for 11 holes and the foursome would take there time on the tee box so we would catch up to them on practically 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,and 11. Finnaly on a short par five they were on the green and i just stuck one up there on the front edge of the green. after that they let my twosome pass no words exchanged other than "wanna play thru?" and a "what do you think?"
7/29/09
 
skirchner says:
Do any of you guys know how to hit a 7 iron 200 yards????


Use it to layup in front a pond.....LOL
7/29/09
 
JDoughMO says:
In most cases, there are few places I'd rather be than on a golf course. I never really understood the guys that tell you how long it took to play the round before they told you their score or how they shot. If I wanted to see how fast I could play I'd play speed golf and run between shots. If it's jammed and taking forever so what - enjoy the day and the course. Being a jerk isn't going to speed up play. Hitting into people on purpose is just stupid. Check for the Golf in America episode where the guy accidentaly popped his dad in the head with a wayward drive and killed him. I'm sure I'd never be able to swing a club if I hit into a group and somebody got hurt - accident or not.
7/29/09
 
onedollarwed says:
Good advice guys, now to find that lake....
Will thick woods do?

And to JDough... Many times, a slow 4some with nobody in front of them for several holes will not even look back to see the single behind them. Etiquette can require letting people play through!!!!! That requires looking back at least occasionally!!!

Courses can be at fault for not employing a ranger or using a starter properly. They somehow can figure out to work the cash register fine though.
7/29/09
 
EvanCultice says:
at my home course these older guys play golf.....in 6 to 8somes. while my group of 2-4 wait.....every shot every hole. and u dont dare hit anywere close to them if u want to A) keep ur membership B) ever play there again C) hear the contest of who can string the most cuss words back to back!
7/29/09
 
Phanz88 says:
Nope, if there is a problem ask them nicely to let you play through or get the Ranger. No need to hurt somebody and pay their medical bills.
7/29/09
 
ncramsey83 says:
Unfortunately for some of you singles and twosomes you have been misinformed on the proper etiquette of golf. Foursomes ALWAYS take precedence over non-foursomes. So if you are caught behind a foursome, slow or not, they are not obligated to let you play through. That's the price you pay for not having friends!! Lol! But having said that, foursomes holding up faster groups should allow them to play through and courses who do not enforce this policy are doing a great disservice to the game!!
7/29/09
 
cjgiant says:
On top of catching a good shot, there's blind tee shots and the similar case where the group is off in the woods or otherwise not immediately visible.

Everyone should forgive the first shot into your group, especially if "Fore!" is yelled. After that, however, there are some good suggestions above.

And yes, if you have under 4 people behind a foursome you should deal with the realization that 3 are probably going to be faster than 4. However, if there is at least one open hole in front of the foursome, they should let you through if you're on their tails.
7/29/09
 
jerdman says:
Got stuck behind some young teenagers and we were a twosome in a cart. There was noone for 2 holes ahead of them so we caught up to them before they finished teeing off on a par 3 and I kindly asked if we could play through real quick. Kid gave me the nastiest look as he walked away and none of them said a word. As soon as they stepped off the green I hit and pulled it, yelled 'fore', yelled 'heads up!', and they still didn't respond and came so close to tagging them. That only enticed them to act like punks and yell while we were hitting so I had to call the ranger to enforce a little etiquette into them.
7/29/09
 
jerdman says:
Usually don't mind getting hit into as long as they yell fore, or it rolls up to us. But one time we were only about 220 out from the tee and a ball goes screaming by us, I hit it right back to them (perfect shot). Guy was very apologetic and it wasn't a problem for the rest of the round. High school golf coach taught us that, always wanted to do it, it was quite effective (at least that time).
7/29/09
 
Patrick Ahasic says:
Nothing pisses me off more than slow golfers but as I'm a young gun I'm too apprehensive to act on these people who I associate with the scum of the earth. I release my furor by making fun of them behind their back because slow players are always usually poor players.
7/29/09
 
mjaber says:
I haven't done this intentionally, but I've gotten a bit longer with my new driver and I did come close to it during my last round. Almost drove the green on a par 4, where the group in front was putting out.
7/30/09
 
Tim Horan says:
@evancultice
Change your course...That aint golf!
7/30/09
 
SingleDigits says:
The incident that gave me the biggest laugh was the time my wife & I were caught in a huge traffic jam on the course in Alemeda, CA. There were no intervals between groups. The starter just packed them in. The entire round took 5.5 hrs and it was backed up everywhere. Hit a shot, wait. Hit a shot wait. My wife's ball was 240 yds from the green and she had a 5 wood in hand. While she's fairly tall, 5' 9", no way she could reach the green. So despite her protests I got her to take a whack at the ball -- and did she get all of it. It flew probably 210 yds, took a big bounce on the cart path in front of the green (of course), took some more bounces and then rolled on the green. My wife was horrified, I was laughing and pointing at my wife as the offender. The group on the green took it stride & clapped for my wife. She then proceeded to 3 putt.
7/30/09
 
Nethmonkey says:
<-- Guilty

Twice i've driven par 4 greens thinking I had no chance at making it.
Once my ball flight was so high it landed and left a crater on the green.
The second the ball cut between the hole and a guy making a 6 footer to go off the back. I didn't think either one had a chance. Those guys got me back though. Later in the round a one of the guys in that group shanked a low drive that hit my cart directly on a parallel hole, that was a freaky round.
7/30/09
 
jrbizzle says:
Never have I hit into the group in fromt of me. I have however, hit into the group behind me. Once, as a joke at my bachelor party but they saw it coming. The other time we got hit into, and I retaliated.

Just a word to the wise for those "warning" the group in front of them to play faster. They can shoot at you too.
7/30/09
 
Zotisk says:
I have purposely hit into the group BEHIND me (after they hit a few into us). But hey, I warned them the first time...
7/30/09
 
onedollarwed says:
A good driver gets out of the way for faster cars when there's somewhere for them to go. A bad driver tailgates which is dangerous, and illegal.
Both parties need to be responsible for it to work. The driver in front needs to always looking behind; the driver behind needs to not tailgate in order to not anger the driver in front, who may rightfully retaliate in self defense.

It's nice that some of you play at courses where you can call rangers.

Another rewarding practice is to call up the group/single behind to join you. I never want to be in a hurry in a golf game and am perplexed by people who a) think that having a cart will make their round faster, b) expect a round in the middle of the day on Saturday should be somehow quick, c) don't really seem to want to be golfing. Calling up stragglers and even to 5 or 6 on the last hole, say, is calming, social, and can cut the agitation down.
I played in Dec in 25 degrees, 18 holes... 2 hrs walking!
7/30/09
 
dcryer says:
I only ever have by mistake...never on purpose.

Me and my buddy were paired up with another twosome from the Blues. Guys behind us were playing the Whites and bombing the ball, and hit into us several times. Glares back up at the teebox produced aggressive stances and arms raised (as if to say, What are you going to do about it?)

Was waiting to hit up on a short par 5 from around 200 out the next time they did it, and this time the ball bounced over our heads and about 30 yards past us. Again the same looks from the Tee. After I hit my shot, I calmly walked up to the offender's ball, took out my nine iron, and launched a perfectly lovely shot into the deep woods that ran along the right side of the fairway.

Amazingly enough, the guys that got pissed were the twosome we were playing with, as they were scared the action would escalate, and felt I had put them in danger. Anyway, I guess the bombers decided they didn't want to lose any more balls.....because that was the end of it.
8/3/09
 
LarkB says:
Old topic and sorry to bump it, but I'm nursing a big goose egg on the back of my head along with a couple of stitches.

We were playing at our regular club, our usual foursome. The group ahead of us was a little slow and we were having to wait a bit, but no one was really complaining. It was a beautiful day, enjoying the course, etc. etc.

Apparently, the group behind us didn't have the same mindset. They hit into us three times, never yelling fore, and from the course layout, they could easily see that we were waiting on the group ahead. When we were approaching 18, they did it again, only this time, one of their drives connected with my head. It didn't knock me out, but it took me out of the game, along with everyone else who accompanied me back to the clubhouse for first aid. When they came to the clubhouse, the owner banned them from the course.
9/5/09
 
dchaney@nctv.com says:
I do not having been the target of some jerks who never stopped to notice that I was off every green 10 minutes before they arrived at it. So the fact that I was standing in the fairway leaninf on my club was probably because I was waiting for the people in fron of me to get out of the way. I almost hit them back at them that day.
9/7/09
 
chewintobacco says:
I hit into a group of officers once because they had a group of five and they wouldnt let us(2) play throught.
8/22/10
 
hail_2_da_skins says:
I can recall only doing it once on purpose. I was playing alone behind a foursome that wouldn't let me play through. The whole foursome was off in the woods looking for a stray drive. I drove my ball straight down the fairway and then hit my approach shot on the green. By the time they came out of the woods, I was putting out. Sweet!
7/22/11
 
aglazier says:
@tomohr 3 hours on the front 9? You sort of deserved being hit into? Why didn't you have them play through? Where is your golf etiquette?
11/7/11
 
Texkaecu says:
Played PB Dye in MD a while back and that course is filled with blind shot (hell some of your darn putts are blind), and I guess someone thought the bell was there for amusement b/c I came off of 2, heard the bell, grabbed my driver, teed er on up and ripped it (and solid too). Next thing I know I hear some screaming and after a solid tounge lashing from a group of 60 something's, I find out I drilled their cart. Whooooops. They let us play thru on the next tee. Other than that accidental shot, never. Knowing my luck I'll drill a dude in the temple and have to wear an orange jumpsuit for the next 30 years. Plus I like women, and I don't want to have to be the woman...nah sayin?!
11/17/11
 
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