Blasting the ball 300 yards will make your playing partners talk, gawk, even applaud. But it won't make them like you. We all want to be liked, after all. And if being Mr. Popularity means you're the guy who gets that last-minute invite to Pebble, so be it. Follow these simple rules, and they'll like you, really like you!
Be a Super Looper. Caddies are going the way of orange balls all the more reason to step up and perform a few simple tasks. No, you don't have to carry the bags, but you should...
Keep a pocketful of tees. In two sizes: regular and porn star. If you see someone groping for a peg, toss him one. Same goes for ball markers. (Coins, please, not those little plastic discs with the pokey thing on the bottom.)
Be a bird dog.
Watch every approach shot too.
Know your partners' tendencies. Pinseeker
Park your cart on the side of the green that's nearest the next tee.
Rake the trap.
If someone's pitch mark is near yours, fix them both.
Tend the flag.
Play like Fay. The Rules of Golf in Plain English Partner up... Some call golf a solitary game, a test of Man vs. Himself. Wrong! Golf's about playing well with others. Here's how to make your on-course relationships work:
Ask your partners which tees they prefer.
Arranging bets? Know the comfort level of all players. last
Pick it up!
Play the blame game, then move on.
Know when to play first.
...And be a pal. The best way to be a mashie-wielding mensch is to help the rest of your group have a good round. You needn't burble like a cruise director, but a few nice touches can go a long way:
Take a cheap shot.
If there's a refreshment cart, buy the first round.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em. Davidoff's Double R Churchill The PadrÃ³n 1964 Anniversary Torpedo Dunhill's Unique Turbo Sports
Be the medicine cabinet.
Spread compliments widely and wisely.
Keep your sense of humor.
Know when to bite your lip. ever
Tee up your pals. Neiman Marcus
Pack a pack of cards. Newt's Playing Cards
Give your buddies a hand.
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