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During my recent trip to Pinehurst, I watched a group of guys all NOT finish out on the 18th at Pinehurst #2. This got me to thinking, do you finish out on the 18th?
I say no matter how bad it is, you should finish out on 18 for a memorable round.
I have never quit on a round by choice...weather..emergency...darkness. I would consider it poor form.
Depends on the game. In Scotland they play four ball and they pick up once they are out of a hole. Personally I need closure and hear the last one drop, Even in a bad round.
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Pinehurst #2.... are you not finishing out on #18?
MarkWDallasTxI have never quit on a round by choice...weather..emergency...darkness. I would consider it poor form.
You got it right, Mark....finish the hole unless you are playing match play.....or captains choice.....if I am in any other type of match I finish each hole, period....fine'......cz : )
I always finish out. Our regular group is usually within a few shots of each other so the 18th usually includes some bragging,finger pointing, complaining and excuses. No one dares not finish because of the comments that will follow.
Always. Unless in match play your opponent concedes the putt.
Of course you finish out.
I hole out EVERY hole even if my opponent has conceded. I just can't put a number down on the scorecard that I didn't hit.
I really don't understand why someone wouldn't 'hole out' when finishing a round. Why hit the first shot either? Certainly not at a notable course.
On a bad round, not in competition, at your local course, it makes sense. But otherwise, no.
I always finish out , unless the putt is conceded in match play. I don't want to take any chances with that, I have been know to miss a short one.
They for sure run out of balls.
I was shocked when I sat in my rocking chair watching groups come in on #2 not finishing out... I think most people sitting around were shocked of this too!!!!
Best way to play is to finish them all out. That's golf, except in match play. JosephR, if your opponent in a match concedes, you pick up and move on, except for any practice you may have time to take once the hole is completed.