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Old 01-02-2022, 09:32 PM
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Would really appreciate if players would try not to occupy TWO holes on the putting green while practicing. See this all the time, a player standing right beside ONE hole while putting towards a SECOND hole.
This is my last remaining golf peeve - all else in Villages golf is perfect!
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Old 01-02-2022, 10:02 PM
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Would really appreciate if players would try not to occupy TWO holes on the putting green while practicing. See this all the time, a player standing right beside ONE hole while putting towards a SECOND hole.
This is my last remaining golf peeve - all else in Villages golf is perfect!
This is my pet peeve as well!
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Old 01-03-2022, 05:56 AM
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Would really appreciate if players would try not to occupy TWO holes on the putting green while practicing. See this all the time, a player standing right beside ONE hole while putting towards a SECOND hole.
Nothing, absolutely nothing stopping you from putting at either hole.

Putt at the hole he/she is standing by, bounce the ball off his/her foot.......he/she will get the idea.

Putt at the same hole he/she is.........if you hit his/her ball, no big deal, it's practice.
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Would really appreciate if players would try not to occupy TWO holes on the putting green while practicing. See this all the time, a player standing right beside ONE hole while putting towards a SECOND hole.
This is my last remaining golf peeve - all else in Villages golf is perfect!
Courtesy seems lacking at times, but that's not just in The Villages. We as a society have become much more self-centered and mean.
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Old 01-03-2022, 06:56 AM
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Nothing, absolutely nothing stopping you from putting at either hole.

Putt at the hole he/she is standing by, bounce the ball off his/her foot.......he/she will get the idea.

Putt at the same hole he/she is.........if you hit his/her ball, no big deal, it's practice.
Agree. Even on the PGA tour, there is no courtesy given on the practice greens.
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Old 01-03-2022, 09:12 AM
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That is not an etiquette breach. And you should specify that you are writing about practice putting greens as some exec courses have two holes.

The person putting to another hole is perfectly within etiquette guidelines, but should at least be a few feet from the hole while putting to another hole. You can always move your ball to another putting line. It is also okay for more than one person to putt to the same practice putting green hole.

Use of the practice putting green doesn't mean you must play from one hole to another. I often putt on one hole from different locations around that hole. In 57 years of tournament(usga)and non-tournament play this is accepted and occurs all the time...even on the pga tour. You also see players putting to a tee stuck on the green.
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Got no issue with multiple players putting towards same practice hole. Personally I prefer to putt towards a hole not guarded within a foot or two by someone putting away from that hole, who could easily move away a few feet, making the hole more accessible to others. Quoting Mandolorian, "this is the way".
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It gets more interesting when people start chipping balls into other people.
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I hate it when people chip onto the putting green, which can put a number of putting holes out of commission for people. If there is a chipping green, pls confine your chipping to it.
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I hate it when people chip onto the putting green, which can put a number of putting holes out of commission for people. If there is a chipping green, pls confine your chipping to it.
Which brings up another pet peeve---people who take the little pin out on the practice green, lay it down nearby, then surround it with half a dozen or so balls---as if they now "own" that hole. It's not just in TV, was out in Tuscon playing a pro-am last month and with 30 or 40 golfers on the practice green and 6 or 7 holes, there were people doing the same thing. Just another example of the ever growing and pervasive "me first" culture.
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Which brings up another pet peeve---people who take the little pin out on the practice green, lay it down nearby, then surround it with half a dozen or so balls---as if they now "own" that hole. It's not just in TV, was out in Tuscon playing a pro-am last month and with 30 or 40 golfers on the practice green and 6 or 7 holes, there were people doing the same thing. Just another example of the ever growing and pervasive "me first" culture.
with this practice. happens at any club. has nothing to do with "me first" culture. those who think it does do not understand those who want to improve as opposed to those who go through the motions.
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with this practice. happens at any club. has nothing to do with "me first" culture. those who think it does do not understand those who want to improve as opposed to those who go through the motions.
really???? I think after over 1/2 century of playing golf, previously at a very high amateur level, I have a pretty good idea of the difference
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Oh so terrible!
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That is not an etiquette breach. And you should specify that you are writing about practice putting greens as some exec courses have two holes.

You also see players putting to a tee stuck on the green.
I do this. I start about 3 feet out and put 2 balls to the tee. Then gradually move further away.
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I agree one hole to practice is all you need why putt every hole on the practice green ,
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