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Post by McLaren on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 12:33 pm

Not the clubs you have but the other stuff you keep in there, especially anything odd.  

I guess firstly the basics like whether you have a jacket, spare towel, extra glove, plasters, how many tees etc.

But then the more odd ball things like are you a loo roll carrier or do you keep a luck charm hidden away?

I have the following

Plasters
Jacket
white wooden tees
balls
pitch mark repairer
a few foreign coin ball markers
range finder battery
sun lotion
Ibuprofen
paracetamol
water

Actually pretty boring but I like to tidy the contents of my bag out quite often so I don't end up finding a rotten sandwich a few weeks down the line or carry extra weight.


EDIT:  Can you also state what sort of bag you have (pencil, tour, full size, lightweight, stand etc) and what type of trolley you have if you use one.


I have a lightweight bag with only 3 pockets and don't often use a trolley unless it is a 36 hole day out.


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Re: In the Bag?

Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 1:08 pm

Nix the Plasters, foreign coin ball markers, range finder battery (or range finder for that matter), sun tan lotion from Mac's list, and add a rule book and you have my bag.
Though I do have every colour tee under the sun, wouldn't like to confuse a lucky tee just because they all looked the same.
EDIT: Plus an umbrella. Though not exactly IN my bag.


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Post by MontysMerkin on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 1:15 pm

Just had a splurge on the direct golf flash sales so have got a new bag. Was amazed at the amount of Poopie I was trundling round the course. Pretty much the same items plus waterproof trousers, cap and brolly.
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Re: In the Bag?

Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 1:36 pm

Spare gloves
Wet gloves (as in gloves for use in the wet as opposed to gloves that are wet!)
Far too many tees
Far too many balls
2/3 groove cleaners (far too many)
2/3 pitch mark repairers (far too many)
Range finder + GPS (had one, won other)
Drink
Waterproofs
Jumper
Rule book
Card holder
Brolly
Change accumulated from one clear out to the next
Spare towel
Some description of food
Car keys
Wallet
Shergar
Lord Lucan
Atlantis

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Re: In the Bag?

Post by McLaren on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 1:43 pm

Roller

I used to have a rule book but lost it and now just have the R and A app. Never actually had to use the app yet so would like to hear if anyone can compare the book vs the app?



Added a little edit to the OP, just thought it would be good to know what sort of bag and trolley people use.
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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 1:46 pm

Sun Mountain carry bag.
Trolleys and carts are for wussies, and Lord Lucan.

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Re: In the Bag?

Post by dynamark on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 1:47 pm

Ibuprofen for the fifth hole when hip and feet hurt.
4 cans of Stella to drink whilst waiting for everyone else to complete after I retire hurt on the 8th.

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Post by McLaren on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 1:51 pm

dyna

Good point, just remembered I usually have some Ibuprofen and paracetamol in the bag.
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Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 1:56 pm

Motocaddy trolley bag and trolley. Bag free with trolly so opted for that over the equivalent Powakaddy.

Kwin - LL is glad I have a trolley, saves his legs apparently, although Shergar could give him a ride I guess, lazy sod.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 1:58 pm

Also have small Cleveland carry bag (but not pencil) for the odd time I get out to have a few holes. In that, couple of balls, tees and a glove.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 2:01 pm

I thought LL was a swimmer?
Shergar is probably an ingredient of "some description of food".

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Post by pedro on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 10:28 pm

Deer antler spray.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 10:33 am

Oh deer [sic]

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Post by McLaren on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 10:40 am

This is all a bit boring so far. I was hoping people would have all sorts of odd ball items in their bags.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 10:58 am

Okay, I'll bite. I have a redneck cart cover. For monetary reasons this year the cart fleet does not have the flip down cover that goes over the top of the bag to keep your clubs dry. To counteract this a couple of us have the redneck cart cover which is made up of a huge trash can / dustbin bag sliced open and three spring clamps to hold it to the top of the cart. It ain't pretty but it's effective.

Think that's the strangest thing I have in the bag.

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Post by raycastleunited on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:52 am

Mac - strange that you carry a ranger finder battery but no range finder. Do you use it as a ball marker?

I carry insect repellant for summer evening rounds - my course has lakes and a stream.

Otherwise I have all the usual boring stuff. I like to carry, but I also like lots of pockets to organise the bits and pieces, so there aren't many bags designed for me. I really want a waterproof bag but they have hardly any pockets.

I once found a tee with "Ray's Tee" written on it - I've been carrying it in my bag for at least a decade, saving it for that special occasion, like when I need a straight drive to par the 18th to win the Open.

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Post by raycastleunited on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:53 am

Anyone use poker chip style ball markers? Why?

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Re: In the Bag?

Post by McLaren on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:59 am

Ray, the rangefinder is technically on a pouch hanging on the towel ring and not in the bag. Cool


You would have to be a bit of ned to us poker chips as markers.


The ray tee is the sort of stuff I was hoping to hear about. Very Happy
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Post by raycastleunited on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 12:04 pm

Quite. Just don't understand why someone would use the poker chip markers - but I increasingly see them on sale in pro shops.

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Post by McLaren on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 12:08 pm

Ray, using ball markers is a bit of golf monthly type guy move. nope
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Post by raycastleunited on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 12:39 pm

haha! I remember golf monthly giving away a poker chip marker as a free gift not too long ago...

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Re: In the Bag?

Post by Roller_Coaster on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 12:45 pm

I use a poker chip. No real reason, I just do. In (very slight and irrelevant) mitigation it is actually a poker chip from the Wynn Las Vegas casino.

I guess I'm a bit of a ned.


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Re: In the Bag?

Post by super_realist on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 12:47 pm

NOt sure I understand the argument against Poker Chips. I presume people object to the size?

If you have to move a poker chip, you'll most likely have to move a 2p piece, 10p piece, Danish 5 Kr or whatever you use, so who cares if you use a poker plate or a Nazi coin? What difference does it make to anyone?

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Post by MontysMerkin on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 12:57 pm

I won a poker chip with the club name on it for a 2 on pro's day and do use that. I find it much easier to get out of my pocket - little markers tend to get lost in the tangle of string attached to the end of my tee.
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Re: In the Bag?

Post by McLaren on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 1:11 pm

Super

"If you have to move a poker chip, you'll most likely have to move a 2p piece, 10p piece, Danish 5 Kr or whatever you use"

White tracksuit bottoms are just as practical as any other trouser but wearing them still makes you a ned.

Just something uncouth about the use of a poker chip as a ball marker.
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Post by super_realist on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 1:40 pm

I'm not a poker chip user Mac, but I don't really see how you could describe it in line in line with tracksuit bottoms.
Surely a 2p or 10p makes you just as much, if not more of a pikey?

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Post by MontysMerkin on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 1:53 pm

You're saying I've got to change my trousers now?
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Re: In the Bag?

Post by McLaren on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 1:59 pm

Super

More importantly what is in your bag?



Monty

Maybe just start with untucking them from your socks.
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Post by super_realist on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 2:08 pm

Nothing unusual in my bag Mac, same as yours probably, except I have car keys and not a bus pass Laugh

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Post by McLaren on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 2:39 pm

Probably? Why not have a think and post what you carry and we will see if we do have the same stuff in the bag.
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Re: In the Bag?

Post by super_realist on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 2:43 pm

Mac: In addition to the normal which are required for golf I have:

Groovefix Ball Line Marker.
Assorted Sharpies.
SEGG Water bottle.
Laser batteries.
Rain glove.
Mitts in winter
Wooly hat for winter
One of those things for getting mud out of your grooves.

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Post by McLaren on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 3:00 pm

Thanks super. Just googled the SEGG bottle and it looks pretty cool.  Might have to get one of those (in fact I will get this one just to unnerve playing partners http://www.savvysassymoms.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/SIGG-Hello-Kitty-Water-Bottles-Halloween1.png ).


"One of those things for getting mud out of your grooves."

You mean one of those brush things.  I have had a few of them and it they pretty handy but I lost about 4 and then gave up getting any more.

My rain glove is an old glove, which I actually forget in my list, that I use in the wet so that my current glove doesn't get damaged.
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Post by super_realist on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 3:02 pm

They're handy bottles because you don't end up with tons of useless plastic hanging around and obviously means you don't have to keep buying water.
Probably paid for itself many times over by now.

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Post by MontysMerkin on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 3:41 pm

Think theres an article somewhere where they tested some dirty irons vs clean ones. Made quite a difference I seem to remember - well worth keeping clean
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Post by MustPuttBetter on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 8:57 pm

The keeping grooves clean, this subject upsets me. Those brush things seem to very quickly become a bit off a mess with the bristles pointing all over the place, and tees quickly become too blunt for the job.
Is there anything else that people use for groove cleaning? A Brillo pad maybe
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Post by McLaren on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:35 pm

Mustputt, mid round I use a towel and a tee. Top tip: put a corner of your towel under a tap on the first tee and cleaning balls and clubs is much easier.

But try and clean my clubs once or twice a week inbetween play. That way the grooves tend not to get clogged up.
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Post by pedro on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:52 pm

Broken tees anyone?

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Post by MustPuttBetter on Sat 10 Sep 2016, 12:33 am

You clean your clubs once or twice a week Mac? I'm impressed. I actually quite enjoy cleaning my clubs but never have time. They get cleaned 3 times a year at best. Is everyone else cleaning their clubs that often too?
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Post by SmithersJones on Sat 10 Sep 2016, 9:50 pm

In my carry bag or attached to it are;

Range finder
Towel
Cap
Sun cream or wooly hat
Brolly
Waterproof jacket
Expandable ball retriever
GPS
Keys
Phone
Tees
Spare pencil, sharpener, ball marker pitch repairer
Balls
Rain glove
Laser battery
Rule book
Hayfever tablets
Plasters
Pain killers
Drink bottle

Always have in my pocket;

Glove
Long tee
Short tee
Pitch repairer
Ball marker
Groove brush

Keep clubs clean as I play with spit,  brush and towel
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Re: In the Bag?

Post by raycastleunited on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 1:20 pm

super_realist wrote:NOt sure I understand the argument against Poker Chips. I presume people object to the size?

If you have to move a poker chip, you'll most likely have to move a 2p piece, 10p piece, Danish 5 Kr or whatever you use, so who cares if you use a poker plate or a Nazi coin? What difference does it make to anyone?

A poker chip is more or less the same size as a ball. You might as well just leave the ball on the green.

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Post by raycastleunited on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 1:21 pm

MustPuttBetter wrote:You clean your clubs once or twice a week Mac? I'm impressed. I actually quite enjoy cleaning my clubs but never have time. They get cleaned 3 times a year at best. Is everyone else cleaning their clubs that often too?

3 times a year, so you clean your clubs about 3 times more per year than I do.

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Post by MontysMerkin on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 2:12 pm

raycastleunited wrote:
super_realist wrote:NOt sure I understand the argument against Poker Chips. I presume people object to the size?

If you have to move a poker chip, you'll most likely have to move a 2p piece, 10p piece, Danish 5 Kr or whatever you use, so who cares if you use a poker plate or a Nazi coin? What difference does it make to anyone?

A poker chip is more or less the same size as a ball. You might as well just leave the ball on the green.
Theres no penalty for hitting a great big feckin marker...
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Post by Roller_Coaster on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 3:46 pm

MontysMerkin wrote:
raycastleunited wrote:
super_realist wrote:NOt sure I understand the argument against Poker Chips. I presume people object to the size?

If you have to move a poker chip, you'll most likely have to move a 2p piece, 10p piece, Danish 5 Kr or whatever you use, so who cares if you use a poker plate or a Nazi coin? What difference does it make to anyone?

A poker chip is more or less the same size as a ball. You might as well just leave the ball on the green.
Theres no penalty for hitting a great big feckin marker...

Unless he's the PGA one assigned to write down your scores when you play on your own!

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Post by MontysMerkin on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 3:58 pm

Laugh
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Post by 4putt on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:07 am

One of the guys I play with has one of those extendable poles with a cup on the end to retrieve balls out of water.
He carries it around but we all use it.

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Post by MontysMerkin on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:50 am

Mines away being regripped.
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Post by raycastleunited on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 3:17 pm

Carrying a ball retriever is up there with keping your tees tied together with a bit of string, or takng a full bag and trolley to the local pitch and putt Laugh

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