The Worst Ways People Cheat in Golf and How to Spot Them!

The Worst Ways People Cheat in Golf and How to Spot Them!

oh it’s a crying shame but believe it or
not people are uh they’re cheating out there and I’m gonna show you some ways
they’re doing it you might not be aware of let’s go might I hit that I might hit
that out and hit a provisional the first one was a – the second one is a one okay and if you liked this video smash that
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so heat the bell so you don’t miss anything let’s go see which of my drives
women were in which was out okay it’s my first one
den check yeah that’s me what’s that one then that was my second
ball yeah that’s a – yeah this is – that’s the one yeah see what just happen
there oldest trick in the book you don’t know
what I hit off the t21 whatever I say whatever I want what what you do what
they do is they tee up the second ball it’s the same exact ball as the first
ball they hit a 1 it’s a 1 it’s a – it’s they’re not you’re not they’re pulling
her out of the park and put it on it’s the same ball so if you find two balls
this oh my bad I guess I hit the same ball right easy out or you find your
second one oh yeah oh no it’s my first one is that I said it’s a 1 that’s a 1
all right it says it – that’s it – yes right I got a mixed up that’s what they
do it’s confusing you don’t remember even what they said back there you like
your name to pay attention to what they’re hitting they just well do their
thing yeah it’s an easy way to get a mulligan is what I’m saying that’s one of those uh those guys don’t
even think they’re cheating they just think uh-huh no big deal just
yeah free shot nobody’ll we all know the
truth boy they’re doing another way to those sneaky ways or getting yeah come
on so if you’re playing with the the one to
guy the guy who or whatever says he’s hitting one ball when you’re just not
sure all you have to do is say hey hey Matt what are you hitting with this time
just want to make sure so when you hit it out we know which is which and it’s
in the fairway you know this guy you know the swing and
you know that guy right back that’s uh that that’s this one oh and in case you’re wondering you have
to hold the ball in your right hand right hip swing through with your left
and then top up with your right that’s how it’s done
of course it’s totally illegal and some of your friends might be doing it had
ever done it honest never done here’s the guy you got to worry about that guy
see that guy is all over the place that guy’s everywhere he rolls up he
sees his ball just not he wants to just give it a little fluff he’ll just do a
little bit he’s just looking over here
boom that’s a little this doesn’t love this just while he’s watching you
keeping his eye on you seeing what you’re doing
he’s got a perfect lie boom now it’s easy easy as can be
oh what a nice shot that is of course with the perfect lie you gotta watch out
for that guy not the guy chucking it out that guy is a nut ball this guy’s just a
little little little move or a little brush the sand behind the ball away kind
of guy all right let me paint this picture for you guys walking up to the
green to mark his ball that’s where the trouble begins well it starts a little
before that this guy uses the biggest mark he could find now these are cool
not everybody who’s the bigger markers or are bending the rules but you got to
watch out for the guy who uses the larger the larger ball markers for his
ball on the green so he’s walking up to the green and he’s looking at the brake
right away now this guy he’ll mark his ball on the side ok if it’s a
left-to-right break he’ll mark it on the right side of his ball okay
then when he replaces his ball he puts his ball on the right
side of the marker thus taking out some of the break now it might not seem like a huge deal
but if these guys are really savvy they’ll uh no accidentally put their
ball down out of turn just so they can do it a second time and so you’ve got to
really pay attention to this guy’s taking out an inch or two inches a break
on a left or right er could make all the difference in the world as you just saw
now technically this one is not cheating but it does it does kind of go against
let’s say the spirit of the game let me see if you cannot pick it up got my
little ball here I’m gonna chip it up through the green just getting a good
visual what I want to do right there one hop stopper right there you see what
I did now there’s some sand outside of the bunker right moisten my club spit on
that sucker and then take a few practice swings making sure the sand gets on my
clubface giving me a little extra grit a little extra bite a little extra grab a
little extra spin on that ball now did I manipulate things a little bit
yeah is it breaking the rules I guess if I
spin on my club and don’t wipe it off you can’t do that but in the morning
when the grass is wet it’s gonna do it itself and it’s gonna get moisture on
the clubface and then you could just get a little sand on that a couple little
practice swings I’m not in the bunker so it’s not so obvious but look at that ooh
crispy little bite on that and then I mean you just put it right next to the
hole easy stuff so if you see that guy in town just say ah hey nice shot I
think now the whole range finder slow not slow
debacle I mean who cares honestly I don’t care I don’t care if the pros use
it I don’t care if everybody uses it I think you should be able to use it it’s
no big deal the pros they they use the slope on their practice round to get all
the slope from every possible square inch of the whole golf course
we don’t it doesn’t matter okay you still gotta hit your shot I don’t care
if I’m playing somebody who’s using it or not but you’re supposed to not have
an on in competition personally I like it when my opponent has it on on
accident because uh I just say oh good oh yes don’t worry about it don’t worry
about it we’ll just um we’ll just deduct the strokes if you beat me that’s what I
usually say then he’s just kind of uneasy just my little way of kind of a
little gamesmanship but honestly I don’t care I would never penalize anybody in a
match play situation I do shut mine off when I play in a tournament or an event
so so I don’t consider that cheat because if you can’t tell if it’s uphill
or downhill do you prompt and you should be able to
if you’re if you played more than six months you should be able to tell hey at
the club two clubs either way you should be able to tell me
rarely is it more than that so come on alright there’s another way
that these grifters are taking advantage of you now this typically will apply to
you you Club players who play in your local club events I’ve seen this happen
I’ve seen this happen and it’s sad okay I know guys who always hit it in one
spot alright maybe you’re one of those I
always hit it in this spot over here I always hid in this spot over here well
I’ve seen guys come out the night before an event they’ll plant a couple balls
where they always hit it around the golf course and then when they hit their
Drive if they can’t find it just go over to their little little secret spot where
they put a ball no I got here is some like this I’ll be alright fine I
hid there all the time I know exactly where that is yep that’s me turn some grass Thanks yeah on the green um yeah I have
seen people do that like your ball was it hit the house it’s I heard it hit a
person by like it’s on the street like now ah it’s right there
and you watched him the whole time like how in the world and then I’ve seen
these guys so then the night before they’re out you know you think they’re
scouting the course looking at pin placement scene where they’re they put
the little mark on the green to put the pin for the next day they’re doing that
but they’re also planting the balls around the course just in case
but it’s cheating and I don’t like it yes there are all kinds of shady
characters out there that we have to watch out for hopefully you know we’re
not playing with any of these people and if you are just give them a little a
little subtle just hint that you know what’s going on and things will uh
fester inside their noggin and hopefully they’ll uh ill shaping up but you never
know these are just some ways people are shaving the rules a little bit out there
and getting the best of you comment below let me know other ways then you
see people being a little shifty out there on the golf course alright
looks fun video today I hope you like it love you guys
see you next time there’s really only one way to low your
scores that’s the practice and work hard and watch my videos okay maybe that’s
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Comments (100)

  1. What kind of people do you play with!!!?

  2. Club face dirty equals more spin? Guys a knucklehead

  3. I once played an experiment round to see if I'd actually shoot better by cheating and I actually played worse because There was no need to hit a good shot when I could re hit or something

  4. “The Fluffer” I played with the guy on Bethpage black that seem to get up and down from everywhere. On one hall his drive was near mine both in the rough, as I walked by I seen him fluff the ball up in the rough and hit his shot on to the green and stuck it real close. Now I call him the Fluffer

  5. Honestly I love playing against cheaters. Nothing better than beating someone even when they are cheating. They may not realize I know they are cheating but they gotta go home and live with the fact that even cheating they weren't good enough. That's more humiliating than just losing straight up haha.

  6. My friends aren't that bright to do most of these things

  7. Love the bunker one!
    😂 wow do people do this

  8. Thanks for the advice so I can improve my golf game.

  9. Haha thanks for the tips can’t wait to try these hahah jk nice vid

  10. You need to play with better people…my buds just heckle.

  11. My brother in law has his prov 1 in his pocket calls it his putting ball and doesn’t think that’s cheating so I showed him the rule added two strokes to each hole well it was a nice 137 for him lol we haven’t played again

  12. score 6, shout 5, write 4

  13. I’m not so sure the sand on the club face is clever. One oversized pebble on the club face is more likely to hurt you than help you.

  14. The hand wedge out of the trap was hilarious!

  15. The marking of ball to take out the break… If you recall what Lexi Thompson did at the ANA a few years back, also knowing how many short putts she's missed, I wonder if she truly didn't know or if she was trying to take out some of the break in her putt.

  16. Too busy worried about others. Worry about your own game.

  17. There are not very many "opportunities" I take an advantage of on the golf course but I will say that I use the bigger chip to mark my ball and find myself marking it off center almost every time. But I do it out in the open and in my mind I'm not cheating I'm just taking advantage of my ball marker. Punchline…I still miss a lot of putts.

  18. I want my money back..holy crap looking back I got swindled a few times…thanks for the eye opener

  19. The guy who rushes up to the green to mark his ball but drops his coin well ahead of where it ended up to give him a shorter putt. Usually gets down behind ball to mark it and flicks coin forward then when it’s his turn puts it on new spot.

  20. Guy at our member guest last year did the ball marking thing. Kept marking it on the side rather than behind. We called him on it and he claimed ignorance and that's how he's done it his whole life.

  21. I’ve been added into some groups of people playing competition at my local course quite often and witnessed cheating. Most of them are older retired men who have time to play regularly and join the club which is facilitated by the course to play socially. They often put themselves down for a par by saying that a putt is a gimme when it’s 3 or 4 feet from the hole. That’s outrageous to me,considering how often putts are missed from these distance’s short as they may be. On top of that there’s a lot of sneaky stuff such as kicking the ball or improving a lie when they think nobody is looking. I’m often told that I should join their little club and play competition with them! I don’t think so you cheating old buggers! I don’t want to play with people who want to win so badly that they resort to dirty tricks to make themselves feel better!

  22. I had a friend of a friend that we used to play with who would always accuse me of cheating because I watch my ball like a hawk. So I had him mark my ball on the first tee and beat him by 15.. How sweet it was

  23. Nice but I catch anyone cheating me especially when some scaroles are on the line they get a sand wedge across the knee.

  24. What course is this?

  25. Youre allowed to hit the same ball and you dont have to declare what ball youre hitting as a provisional

  26. That one about sand on the clubface … personally, I never clean whatever club I've used for a bunker shot. I've always felt that if the next time I need a little more spin with that club, it will help. If I don't need the spin, I'll clean the face for the next shot.

  27. no need to be complicated. I know dudes who just write down how many strokes they want. We all just had fun. LIke my 5par is usually 10 – 15, so what the heck. hehehe

  28. How about the Sean Connery trouser leg drop in the first cut with the original way lost in the elephant grass or beyond?!

  29. Trump wrote the book on golf cheating… oh wait he can’t write

  30. Great vid, some very helpful tips, that’s gonna help shave some shots off my score….

  31. The course I play at is very old and has quite a rich tradition. It's actually a sort of co-operative, so every member owns a share of it. Cheating is an absolute no no.
    I came off the 18th once to find a couple of blokes having a tear up outside the bar because one of them got caught cheating!

  32. Who would play with guys like that? Me, I play for fun not money.

  33. The sand on the club face is a disadvantage. Have at it if you think that helps rather than hinder the shot

  34. Great vid Matt 😂

  35. I used to play with a guy that always had an extra ball in this pocket. If he hit his drive in the long grass or weeds While everybody is looking for it he would slip the other ball out of his pocket and drop it near were his first ball disappeared. That was only one of his tricks. Needless to say I no longer play golf with this jerk.

  36. Finally some tips to lower my score!

  37. This must be an american thing. 😉

  38. If the same ball is played as a provisional and both are found, technically both are lost because you can''t tell the difference. Insist folks mark their balls

  39. Newer played with one.

  40. Cheaters must not believe in Karma, I'm too scared to cheat! I cheated once when I was 12, and I haven't been able to hit a fairway since.

  41. Man, this guy was frustrating to watch. Might be more annoying than the cheaters themselves.

  42. you missed out the old leather wedge 😉

  43. Theres always that lie improver on every other shot when your not looking…

  44. Why are you giving away all my secrets, bro?

  45. Who do you play with? I’ve never heard of some of these tricks but thanks for the tips. Can’t wait to start using them against my brothers. Lol

  46. Why would anyone cheat at golf? .. isn't that kind of contradicting the entire reason to play golf? .. cheating at golf is just cheating against yourself.

  47. Only person you are cheating is yourself! You missed the hole in the pocket golf ball drop.

  48. I’ve seen a few of these, never really felt the need to start a potential altercation BUT, maybe if it was for money. I’m not even good enough to bet on a game so I’ll never know 😂

  49. I always go to YouTube for tips on lowering my score.

  50. I played in a Public/Muni Final at St Andrews! The guy who won it shot 7 over gross off 19! I looked at his playing history on hcp master (no Password) he hadnt broken 100 in the last year! The next year he somehow got a reserve entry and came 2nd off 18 !only 1 shot lower hcp than when he won it!

  51. …how bout' the SOB's that shave the driver faces…

  52. 10:25 Do people really do that? Cheating feckers.

  53. I was playing with someone who put a ball in their waistband and when they couldn’t find the ball they let their waistband go and the ball dropped onto the floor magically without them obviously putting it down. Pretty crafty

  54. See "the golfers dilemma"…do I give the cheatin' bastard back his ball?

  55. Golf is really a game about character. Honesty and integrity are essential to life as well as golf where self regulation is assumed. The fact that there are people who take advantage of the honour system on the golf course reveals that they have no compunctions about cutting corners off the course. Call it what you want, karma, what goes around comes around, you reap what you sow, cheating only shortchanges the cheater even if they don't get caught on the course. The fact that they can sleep at night demonstrates their lack of character. Great video Matt!

  56. I’ve been playing for 25 years, competitively in school…I’ve never heard of any of these. Why do I suddenly feel like I’ve been getting hustled for decades?

  57. I have played with guys who post higher scores that he actually shot to boost his handicap. One week he shot 80 and 83. found out later he posted 88 for both and marked one as a tournament score. It wasn't a tournament. Hopefully the new handicapping system will help weed out those sand baggers.

  58. Okay…. Now you're just picking on me, I'm not perfect ok.

  59. With that bunker trick I honestly think I would be better off hitting a real shot than throwing it on

  60. I would love to see both a what's in the bag and a what's in the garage video. Keep up the great work!

  61. How about the chapstick guy. Put it on to heavy, rub some off with a finger and on the club face it goes.

  62. My course has bunkers that are always wet n hard. I play alone for some physio, I'll rake/fluff the sand and replace when they play like wet-cement.
    Other times my heel/ankle and knee are hurting too bad to even enter the bunker and i'll drag ball out with rake… no score card, no comp… I'm just practicing 'standing up' [play with golfcar].

    PROTIP – Don't break both your legs at the same time… doubly-so if shattering is more your thing. lol

  63. The way a friend of mine likes to cheat is to put down the wrong scores for others or himself and miscount his shots. When we play in a comp together we have two score cards and a couple of times he's added shots to my score or when you ask him what he got, he starts counting up and always misses one or two if it's a bad hole. Does my head in. haha

  64. I play with a guy who always moves his ball up 3 or 4 inches when he spots his ball to putt…It drives me crazy. I finally called him out on it a couple of weeks ago. He doesn’t do it anymore because he knows I’m watching.

  65. Wow, I would never have guessed these or known what was going on if I stumbled onto them. Thanks.

    I’ve seen players intentionally mark balls on the green incorrectly and also searching for their balls in the rough whilst having another spare ball in the palm of their hands to drop.
    Mainly it’s the poor counters. EG you counted them take 6 and they claim 4 or 5. I once saw someone take three ball off the tee and score a 5 for the hole!!

  66. These guys I caddied for told me the best story ever. They where playing a semi blind par 3 and it’s the guy who always finds his ball. So the cheater hit his ball a little right and the green is guarded by little mounds. So they are looking for this guys ball and he says he found it 15 yards from the green was in sprinkler head. The other guy chipped up while the cheater was looking for his ball and noticed the guys ball in the hole and took it out. The ball hit the little mound and kicked in the hole. The guy who cheated and actually got a hole in one never had one in 25 years of golfing. They haven’t told him and it was 5 years ago.

  67. what's that range finder Matt?? looks hot but expensive lol just asking cuz the one in your description is white?

  68. You can be the person (character) you want to be 100% of the time if you are not seduced by some desired outcome. To trade character for result is a tragedy.

  69. Misquoting rules. Making up rules. For example, ball next to the out of bounds chain link fence. You call "free relief!" Take 2 club lengths, or stoke and stance plus on club length. Most guys don't know the rules. If they call you out on the misquoted relief rule, you just say, "Oh! Thanks." Most of the time they learn the rule a year. WE have to know the rules and help our friends play kosher golf.

  70. Hell I'm a cheater, but i never keep score, only play for fun with friends.

  71. I swear if I ever see someone do any of these while playing with me, I will leave immediately and get a rainy day receipt. I don't get all tight about golf but someone who is cheating I'm done, go fuck yourself and I hope you get hit by a worm burner.

  72. The 93 people who disliked are the ones who got exposed for cheating

  73. The last example was just outlandish

  74. I’ve never played golf but I still watched the whole video

  75. Finally a video that will actually help me break 80.

  76. You forgot the guy who always carries a towel with hm on every shot. When in doubt on finding his ball, he hides a replacement in the towel.

  77. If you’re not 100% sure which ball is which, the original ball is deemed lost and you play the other ball as your provisional. Either way, you’re hitting your 4th shot .

  78. great presentation!

  79. Coming out the night before requires a sinister desperate mind….Makes you wonder what else they are capable of

  80. You missed the lamest cheater of all. The guy who is “just checking to make sure it is my ball” and then they improve their lie.

  81. Sounds like you’ve played in too many monday tournaments in your day

  82. People that hit it obviously OB and then walk ahead of everyone and then drop the same exact ball as the one that went out and say “yeahhhh it was barely in bounds, i got lucky!”

  83. Spin happens on shots because of clean and sharp grooves. NOT because some sand is on the face. That would actually fill the grooves, therefore reducing backspin.

  84. As long as you’re not playing with guys from the Houston Astros, you should be okay.

  85. Im an avid cheater and still shoot 130+ so everyone let's me off

  86. if someone hits a drive so bad that they have to hit a provisional then your not going to believe their first ball is in the middle of the fairway

  87. what is the point of cheating?????

  88. I would unknowingly play with a cheat once.
    There would be no second time.

  89. If you know someone is using the slope on their device and you don't call them out on it or report it then you yourself is doing an illegal act… just saying

  90. How about making a video confronting a cheat. One of my playing partner likes to fluff his lie, placing balls away from trees, makes generous penalty drops and such. He gets mad at any accusations and ruins the friendly game that may be going on. In trying to not ruin the fun of the round i kind of let it go on some but it eats me up inside and kind of affects my game for few holes.

  91. Most of these are mild. There are better ways to cheat. Walking up in the green you can flip your marker 10 feet closer to the pin as you are picking up your ball. Looking for your ball 20 yards up from where it went out of bounds and drop a ball through a hole in your pocket onto the ground. The one good one here was the planting of the balls the night before. Now that is some shady shit right there but seems like a lot of trouble.

  92. You can’t move sand away from the ball? What about other debris?

  93. What course is this?

  94. ha, well these are things he must have done at one time or another…

  95. Thanks!!! You taught me how to improve my score! I'll be sure to use these steps next time.

  96. Golf is amazing in that it really mirrors life. Sometimes you do everything right, and it still doesn't work out for you. Other times, you might fall bass ackwards into success.

    If you cheat in any way, you're a complete and utter douchebag.
    If you're not fun or interesting to hang out with on a golf course… oops, probably not in life either.

  97. Terribly dark pictures…..

  98. Putter mark cheating. Seen a player mark his ball then drag the mark closer to the hole with their putter head while walking up to get the pin.

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