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Old 01-04-2022, 07:40 AM
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I agree one hole to practice is all you need why putt every hole on the practice green ,
I putt every hole on non-crowded practice greens, because most practice greens are not perfectly FLAT. Putting to all the different holes gives you practice on READING the putt. Does it break right or left, or is it uphill or downhill? Only that will let you learn how to make a putt on a course green which are never FLAT.
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Old 01-04-2022, 07:41 AM
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I stay on one hole the entire time I practice. Put 8 balls ,one club length surrounding the flag, after getting them in, do two club lengths, then end up with 3 club lengths, approximately 45 minutes. I disturb no one and no one disturbs me. I have seen groups of folks hit to every hole, but do this if there aren’t others by the flags. Have seen other folks hit from one hole to another only if no one occupied the second hole. Respect and common sense will keep the peace. Those who chip, will chip in designated area, and never putt.
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Old 01-04-2022, 07:47 AM
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I hit about half a dozen balls on the practice putting green before I play.
The one that gets nearest the hole, is the one I play with.
Works for me!
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Old 01-04-2022, 08:08 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.
This is my last remaining golf peeve - all else in Villages golf is perfect!


I'm sure there were plenty of holes for you to putt.
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Old 01-04-2022, 08:24 AM
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I'm sure there were plenty of holes for you to putt.
Actually, there were none, but glad you were sure just the same. Why does a simple act of being considerate and unselfish seem so foreign & far-fetched to some. If I can't find a single open hole, I adapt & putt to a spot or a marker. The point is having some self-awareness, being in the moment and sharing facilities with others. As expected, so many downer comments defending their "me first-ness", exactly why we find "hole hogs"!
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Old 01-04-2022, 11:32 AM
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A workaround for that issue is to putt at a specific spot on the practice green rather than to a hole on the green. The side benefits of this exercise include number one seeing how far past the hole your ball would have traveled if it hadn’t dropped and number two you don’t have to lift a pin to get your ball out of the hole. Just a thought
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Old 01-04-2022, 04:28 PM
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I totally agree. They will stand next to hole and put to another, now blocking 2 holes. It is just common sense and courtesy for other golfers to use one hole at a time. Put your ball in the middle, away from all the holes and pick one not being used to put to. How hard is that??
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Old 01-04-2022, 04:36 PM
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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.
That’s easier said than done. Most golfers will laugh off a ball bouncing off their foot but be prepared for the privileged/entitled pricks that, in their feeble little brain, think they’re getting ready for a pro tournament and will confront you.
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That’s easier said than done. Most golfers will laugh off a ball bouncing off their foot but be prepared for the privileged/entitled pricks that, in their feeble little brain, think they’re getting ready for a pro tournament and will confront you.
Which they will subsequently regret
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Agree. Maybe putt between the legs like at miniature golf.
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Old 01-05-2022, 06:08 AM
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That’s easier said than done.
Practice, Practice, Practice.
If you practice enough, you will be able to putt well enough to do.
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Old 01-05-2022, 05:03 PM
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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
that as someone who was competing as an Amateur since 1968 I've a pretty good idea what I'm talking about...also at a fairly high level.
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That’s easier said than done. Most golfers will laugh off a ball bouncing off their foot but be prepared for the privileged/entitled pricks that, in their feeble little brain, think they’re getting ready for a pro tournament and will confront you.
must be preparing for a pro tournament must be feeble minded entitled pricks. Talk about a narrowminded view eh? I would guess there's at least one thing a person does that they love and take seriously. Imagine someone takes that same attitude towards the thing they decide to work on seriously. Would that make that person be a feeble minded little entitled prick? Nah.

A hypocrite might feel the same way.
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that as someone who was competing as an Amateur since 1968 I've a pretty good idea what I'm talking about...also at a fairly high level.
Then we should be in 100% agreement. Probably my misinterpretation--I thought your response to my post regarding the "me-first" attitude of some golfers implied I didn't know what I was talking about. I'll re-read it in light of our similar experiences.
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Agree. Maybe putt between the legs like at miniature golf.
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