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Old 09-02-2012, 09:20 AM
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What do you say to someone as they go off to play golf?

I work at a hotel that is near a golf course.
We often have guests who visit specifically to golf, but I work the graveyard shift so I rarely see them on their way to or returning from the course.

I had a guy call last night to ask for a 5:30am wake-up call, specifically saying that the wake-up call was very important to him because he had scheduled a 6:00am tee time ("tee time" is what it's called, right?). So, just now, he came down with his clubs got some coffee and stopped to chat. Then he was on his way.

I said to him as he left "Have a good . . . day".

"Day" seemed safe. It had never occurred to me that I don't know what to say to someone who is about to play golf, much like I don't know what to say to someone who is about to read Walden.

Had he announced that he was going to go play basketball, I'd have said "Have a good game". Going to breakfast, I'd say "Have a nice breakfast". To perform in a play, "Break a leg". To go to church, "Tell God he still owes me $5".

But I didn't know what to say for golf. "Have a good game" didn't sound right as I stopped it reaching my lips. Should it have been "have a good game"? Not sure why I didn't think it sounded right.


If at least one person can give a serious answer, I'll appreciate it.
Beyond that, the OP places no other restrictions on snark, sarcasm, insults, or condescension.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:28 AM
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Keep it in the fairway.

Stay out of the bunkers.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:28 AM
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In normal households, "Have a good game" would be fine. Or "Have a good round", since 18 holes of golf constitutes a round.

In the Swords household, the standard saying is "Have a Grapo Gator!" That was apparently how I said "Have a great golf game!" when I was 3, and it stuck ever since.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:30 AM
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Good luck!
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:32 AM
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Thanks. Don't know why "Good game" sounded weird to me. I like Oakminster's suggestions too.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:37 AM
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"Enjoy your round"
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:12 AM
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"Fairways and greens."

Or use what I always tell members of the school golf teams when they head off for a match: "Uphold the honor of the school. Return with your clubs or on them."

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Old 09-02-2012, 06:34 PM
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Fairways and Greens
Keep it in the short stuff
Play well
Have good game
Informational (especially for females): The bathrooms are after the 5th and 14th
Tips (if you know for certain): always take one more club on the 7th

The worst that has ever been said to me:
"The water never really comes into play."
(of course, a USJGA champion said it to me.)
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:37 PM
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Have you cleaned your balls?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:37 PM
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"Have a good round" or "Enjoy your round" would be my choice.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:03 PM
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I like a lot of these.

I would just say, play ON!
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:06 PM
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For those about to duff, we salute you!
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:33 PM
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How about, "Don't get killed"? I say that in a lot of situations.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:00 PM
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"Have a good round" or "Enjoy your round" would be my choice.
This.

When talking golf, use the term 'round' anywhere you might otherwise use 'game' for other sports.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:04 PM
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"Yip-pee!"
When they say "I appreciate the call", you should say "Shanks!"
"Would you like lots of chips and some chili-dip when you get back?"
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:03 PM
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Tips (if you know for certain): always take one more club on the 7th
Best golf tip I ever got was "the cart girl is slow here, buy extras when she comes around". Saved the day.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:25 AM
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"Have a good round" or "Enjoy your round" would be my choice.
Another vote for this. You can't go wrong with these sentiments.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:10 AM
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Keep it straight and don't get stuck on the 19th.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:48 PM
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"Gunga la-gunga"

"Be the ball sir, be the ball."
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:53 PM
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"...and STAY out!"
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:22 PM
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"Hit 'em straight!"

Or as others have said, "Have a good round."
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:39 PM
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What's wrong with just "Good luck"?
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:26 PM
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What's wrong with just "Good luck"?
Nothing. OP was looking for something more sport specific, that's all.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:42 PM
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Almost any quote from Caddyshack will get you on their good side.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:12 AM
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I usually use "Bye! Have fun storming the castle!" as my all-purpose wishing someone off remark, but the intersection between golfers and Princess Bride fans is probably not all that big.

I'm actually more interested in what you'd say to someone heading off to read Walden.. somehow 'storming the castle' doesn't fit, here.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:24 PM
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I'd probably just say "Have fun!"
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:39 PM
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As others have said, "round," not "game."
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:41 PM
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Almost any quote from Caddyshack will get you on their good side.
Nooooonan.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:46 PM
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Almost any quote from Caddyshack will get you on their good side.
"Cinderella boy!"

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Old 09-04-2012, 01:59 PM
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"Oh Mrs. Crane, you're a little monkey woman. Yeah, you're lean, mean, and I bet you're not too far in between are ya. How'd you like to wrap your spikes around my... "
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:03 PM
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Strangers in the night... exchanging clothing....
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:17 PM
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"Hit them Long and Straight"

"Play Well"

From Caddyshack

"Your honor, your honor"


"FORE!....I should have yelled TWO"
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