Bumping this thread after the seemingly innocuous range balls thread went off the rails debating petty theft…
I tend to lump my pet peeves into the following buckets. Broad sweeping generalizations about complete strangers inbound:
Earl Woods 2.0 - overbearing parent forcing their child to grind over 2-3 large buckets. They regurgitate every swing thought and tip they’ve ever heard from Chamblee & Gankas to @ClubProGuy . This helicopter parent will hold a club but never hit a shot. It’s questionable if they even enjoy golf. They definitely attempt to network with any junior player with an AJGA bag tag or collegiate bag.
Francis the Trickshot kid - I guess swing impersonations are more en vogue now that trickshots have fallen by the wayside. RIP Colorado Golf Blog on Instagram… 2017 golf social media was a barren hellscape. This person either hogs the entire short game area while skulling flop shots, or mindlessly attempts to recreate the Tiger commercial while 15 people wait for a hitting bay to open up.
Failed Long Drive Guy - He’s got a tour bag full of Krank Golf drivers with 50" shafts. He dispenses knowledge with the authority of a pro, but in reality he splits two part time jobs between GNC and 24 hour fitness. You never actually see him hit anything other than driver and his sick vape rig.
Tour Bag / Rain Hood / Iron Covers - this player generates less club head speed than Mrs. Haverkamp. Do not wait on their bay to open up. A trip to the range is a 4 hour ordeal. Mr. Tour Bag hasn’t completed 18 holes in under 6 hours ever. Don’t mock his practice swings because you will inevitably be stuck behind his group next week. They never let you play through.
Person that brings scissors to cut the rubber range tees to their preferred height - needs no explanation
Listens to music without headphones - especially if it’s Drake, shout out Willy Wilcox
Others receiving votes: unsolicited swing tip guy, asks to borrow some tees/glove “oh you’ve got the new Rogue driver, mind if I try it?” guy, “hey you’re pretty good, could you give me some pointers” guy
Also, it’s 2018. How on earth do all range mats still leave that annoying green film on the soles of my clubs? This is the type of science the Nobel Prize people need to be encouraging.