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    Quote Originally Posted by golfinnut View Post
    So what are you OCD about when it comes to golf? I'm sure we have had threads on this one before but.

    I'll start ...



    • Keep 3 tees in my right pocket, 1 of each length, along with two ball markers ... a dime (for marks in someone's line) & a large THP Coin (manhole cover) or something similar (just makes it easier to find & see on the green)
    • Glove goes in the back left pocket
    • Clean clubs all the time, after every shot. Absolutely no dirt left in the grooves for optimal spin rates
    • Clean the clubs & grips thoroughly with warm soap & water after about 3 rounds
    • Apparel has to match ... hat & shirt & shoes especially. The old "look good, play good" adage, right? Just ask Mrs. Nut, she says I'm as bad as a woman when it comes to picking out what I'm wearing to play golf.
    • Will only wear a Titleist or THP hat
    • Will only play with a #1 ball (Titleist ... especially if I've bought the balls myself) especially in tournaments or THP events
    • Ball is marked with 2 black dots & line down the side stamp. Sometimes I'll change it up & mark the dots with 1 black & 1 red. Even then some people are still trying to hit my ball. :)
    • Will only use a broken tee found on the tee box on par 3's
    • Clubs have to be in descending order in the 14-divider bag. Driver & woods at the top, then irons down to the wedges with the putter in the middle of the wedges.
    • Carry 3 towels .... 2 for sweat & 1 for the clubs. Sometimes a few more on days I know it's going to be hot.
    • Carry my rain pants & extra gloves in the bag at all times. You never know when a passing shower will come by. Plus I go thru about 2 - 3 gloves a round when it's really hot out.
    • Replace worn grips at least once a year, sometimes more depending on how often I am playing.


    There are probably more but we will start with those.

    So THP'ers .... what are you OCD about? Let's hear it
    Thats.... Quite the list there sir. Agree on the clean clubs. I carry two tees. One long THP tee and a regular one for par3s & short par 4s. I will absolutely always use a broken tee first if I can find one in those situations. Also change out my grips yearly. Otherwise, one ball in each pocket and every club goes in its spot in the bag whether I'm using a 5 way or a 14 way divider bag. Hate it when I have to look for something.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tadashi70 View Post
    Where do I begin,

    I must carry three coins in my pocket
    I tee my ball with the alignment line to the right
    I carry to stubby tees for par 3s
    I have to have two towels
    I get my own yardage
    These for me as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by CobraX51 View Post
    Looks cool.

    I just like writing down my score and putting in where I wound up on the specific hole. It's an extra 5 minutes after the round to key all of that in on my app and I'm good to go.

    SkyCaddie, GC Quad, Foresight, GolfBuddy, GolfCaddy 5000, etc. Not for me.
    GPS watch does all of this rather unobtrusively, but I'm with you Steve. With all the tech, I still prefer to write it all down on the card and review it when I'm done.
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    Use Blockhead tees for driver.
    Brush the crud out of the grooves after every shot
    Except the 64 wedge if I hit a bunker shot. Then I leave the sand on it for the extra grit and spin on the next shot I take with it.
    Three practice swings.... they're not really practice swings as much as they are swinging the club back and forth to feel the tempo and the club head before stepping in and making the shot. Done as fast as most people make one practice swing and step in.
    The ground under my feet on the tee has to be flat. I will move around until I find a flat spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheRough View Post
    Use Blockhead tees for driver.
    Brush the crud out of the grooves after every shot
    Except the 64 wedge if I hit a bunker shot. Then I leave the sand on it for the extra grit and spin on the next shot I take with it.
    Three practice swings.... they're not really practice swings as much as they are swinging the club back and forth to feel the tempo and the club head before stepping in and making the shot. Done as fast as most people make one practice swing and step in.
    The ground under my feet on the tee has to be flat. I will move around until I find a flat spot.
    I'm with you on the flat spot.
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    This is a fun thread. For me:

    - Always have to have tees in the cart in the little holes provided, and if they're aren't then in the cup holder. I don't like getting tees out of my bag. Just want to grab one from the cart and go.
    - Refuse to use a new tee on a par 3. If I can't find a broken one, then I'll let a playing partner hit and then snag their broken tee, or will break a new one in half.
    - Head cover always has to be on the driver when in the bag. 3 wood and hybrid, it's ok to toss the head cover in the basket. But driver always has to be covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUWU11 View Post
    This is a fun thread. For me:

    - Always have to have tees in the cart in the little holes provided, and if they're aren't then in the cup holder. I don't like getting tees out of my bag. Just want to grab one from the cart and go.
    - Refuse to use a new tee on a par 3. If I can't find a broken one, then I'll let a playing partner hit and then snag their broken tee, or will break a new one in half.
    - Head cover always has to be on the driver when in the bag. 3 wood and hybrid, it's ok to toss the head cover in the basket. But driver always has to be covered.
    Haha yes it is fun to hear how weird we all are lol!
    Yes on the headcovers!! Except I HAVE to cover all of them (after wiping) every shot - D, 3w, 3, 4, 5, hybrids.
    I have ridden with people that throw their driver in w no cover and it bangs against the cart canopy the whole time!!
    It KILLS ME! I usually end up saying something (even though I try hard not to)
    I have never purchased tees in my golf life and am working hard to force myself to quit picking them up as I have enough for the next 20 years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by -CJ- View Post
    I keep different sized tee's in separate ziplock bags. And that's about it.

    I need to be more OCD when it comes to pre-shot routine.
    Hmm, I should do that. I'm always searching for my small tees
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    On the golf course, I take my keys out of my right pocket and put 3 balls, a couple of short tees, a couple of long tees, and my divot fixer with attached ball marker in there.
    I couldn't do it in a tournament, but one of those balls is for putting. I play random balls I found up to the green but always putt with the same type of ball.
    I have a wet towel to wipe my clubs off after every shot.
    I have a brush on my bag when the dirt gets really impacted in the groves.

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    I am particular about having two extra balls in my left front pocket. I don't know why, but I feel weird if I don't.
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    Clubs left to right and can’t share a space unless I designate it, otherwise it throws me off.

    Ball mark, divot tool and provisional ball in left pocket.

    Tees in right pocket.

    Car keys in front pocket of golf bag.

    Driver cover stays off until end of round.

    Repairing every substantial ball mark I find on the green.


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    I am not remotely either "obsessive" or "compulsive" about anything in life, much less golf. I wonder how many people throw around that term "OCD" to mean they are either "really picky" or "superstitious", not realizing how amazingly difficult life if for a mentally ill person with an actual obsessive-compulsive *disorder*.

    Rant over.

    The only thing I am really picky about in golf is my hands and the club grips need to be fairly clean. Meaning no sweat or sunscreen on my hands and the grips don't turn my hands gray or black every time I pick them up. It's hard for me to believe how many people I play with who play a dozen or more rounds without even wiping down their grips with a wet towel and whose golf gloves look like they've been worn to tear down an engine.

    Now I'm not talking about a Jordan Spieth habit of asking for a towel before every shot. Just cleaning my grips after each round and wiping my hands off on a damp towel if they get dirty while I'm playing.

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    Nah....I have too much fun playing golf to be superstitious or picky about anything.
    Besides, I've got way too many swing thoughts constantly going on in my head.
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    Only thing that drives me nuts is people not repairing their ball marks on the green. I literally cannot walk by one without fixing it. Other than that not much.
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    Right front pocket - 1 long and 1 short THP tee, divot tool and ball marker.
    Left front pocket - the ball I'm playing and an extra. The extra isn't marked until it is put in play.
    Clean clubs
    To help remind me to move it back, I flip my ball marker if I have to move my ball out of someone's line.
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    Clubs need to stay in the same spot

    Phone in left pocket

    Ball/markers/divot tool/ tees right pocket

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    Scorecard back right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman View Post
    Not much.
    Me too. If I have 14 clubs in my bag and a ball, I'm good.
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