Never Have I Ever...
By mustang6560 on 12/15/11
Never Have I Ever, like golf, is a game played by gentlemen. And just like golf, Never Have I Ever requires its players to be honest and act with integrity. So now's the time to clean out the skeleton's in your golf closet and answer this week's question.
Never, have I ever, hit into the group in front me and not yelled FORE!
I’ve never hit into another group without at least attempting to yell "FORE". Whether they heard me or not is another story. Two weeks ago, the group ahead of me decided to let my group play through on the par 5 14th. They were already in the fairway so I waited until they cleared the fairway before I hit. Low and behold, I hit my first slice of the day and it was headed right toward one of the guys on the right side of the fairway. I yelled "FORE" as loud as I could because the wind was howling. But, apparently he didn't hear me because he didn't make a move to get out of the way. Luckily, the ball hit his push cart and not him!
It infuriates me to the n’th degree when someone hits into my group and I don’t hear anything. So as a general rule, I yell "FORE" more times than not because I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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Ah yes but how about if you can see the ball and you know it isn`t going to hit anyone, do you shout "Fore" and risk that someone actually puts their hands on their head and runs into the path of the ball ?
A friend of mine had this dilemma, he knew the ball was wide of the group in front waiting to play from the next tee, he didn`t shout deliberately , the ball landed safely some 10 yards away from the nearest person , when he got to his ball one of the group did ask "why no call" my friend apologiesed and explained ,apology and explanation accepted , all was good no harm done ! had he shouted "FORE" Right or left, who knows where these guys would have moved to to gain cover possibly into the path of the ball , so in this instance the "None Shout" was the best option for all .
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