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WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

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  • #46
    Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

    Originally posted by rgk5 View Post
    When I lived in Edmond Oklahoma, I played periodically with a guy who was an ex-Marine Gunnery Officer. He carried a Colt .45 semi-auto in his bag and never had a problem with some one picking up his ball.
    Pulling a gun over a ball would be a bit much. Or I missed the point as a concealed gun doesn't factor. Must have been a coincidence
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    • #47
      Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

      Originally posted by rgk5 View Post
      When I lived in Edmond Oklahoma, I played periodically with a guy who was an ex-Marine Gunnery Officer. He carried a Colt .45 semi-auto in his bag and never had a problem with some one picking up his ball.


      I never pick up stray balls. no matter what. I always mark mine or use bright ones. I think sticking to this rule is just easier for everybody

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      • #48
        Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

        My playing partner had his ball picked up by a marshall at Ballantrae yesterday morning. I guess he was more concerned with ball hawking than actually monitoring pace of play and found his ball in the left rough down 16 and pockketed it.
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        • #49
          Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

          Originally posted by Jayhawker View Post
          Pulling a gun over a ball would be a bit much. Or I missed the point as a concealed gun doesn't factor. Must have been a coincidence
          The point was that all the guys knew he packed it. He also did some bounty and private security work.
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          • #50
            Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

            Originally posted by 3 off the tee View Post
            It's not only picking up of the ball that drives me nuts. What about when someone sees your ball, assumes it's theirs and plays it
            This makes my blood boil. Fortunately it hasn't happened too often. It's the inconsiderate mindlessness that takes the cake above all else.

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            • #51
              Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

              Was playing last week and there was a ball at the start of our fairway, my partner's and I walked right past it. A Marshall came by when we were 30 feet past and picked it up.. lol
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              • #52
                Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

                Originally posted by Pingnut View Post
                Was playing last week and there was a ball at the start of our fairway, my partner's and I walked right past it. A Marshall came by when we were 30 feet past and picked it up.. lol
                Really didn't think Marshalls were the problem LOL...

                On an unrelated note, playing at Savannah in Cambridge and the Marshall was complaining about the group in front of us that they were waiting to hit until people were off the green 400+ yards away...

                I asked him, what did they say when you told them? He said, 'I didn't bother'

                Now I know he's just there to collect balls

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                • #53
                  Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

                  I see marshalls hawking balls in the trees and fescue all the time.

                  never have seen one pick up a ball that was in play but perhaps in his travels he saw that it had been sitting there for a while so scooped it up?
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                  • #54
                    Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

                    Just ' Walk on by'....

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                    • #55
                      Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

                      If it's in water or bush I'll take it. If it looks like it's in play, fairway or rough, leave it.

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                      • #56
                        Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

                        look around to see if theres anyone in the vecinity, then look to see if its either a prov1 or prov1x. if not leave it if so grab it and hope nobody sees you.

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                        • #57
                          Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

                          Originally posted by hurank View Post
                          look around to see if theres anyone in the vecinity, then look to see if its either a prov1 or prov1x. if not leave it if so grab it and hope nobody sees you.
                          Yet another reason to not play ProV...
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                          • #58
                            Re: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN COMING ACROSS ANOTHER BALL ON THE COURSE??

                            coming across a lost ball is equivalent to being a recovering alcoholic who is surrounded by a sea of beer commercials.
                            you know you want to pick it up but don't dare for fear of re-lapse...
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