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Poll: Are you a golfer? (58 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you golf?

  1. Never (8 votes [13.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.79%

  2. Once or Twice a year (8 votes [13.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.79%

  3. Once or twice a month (20 votes [34.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.48%

  4. Voted All the time! (22 votes [37.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.93%

If so, what is your handicap (average strokes over par)?

  1. Scratch (5 votes [8.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.62%

  2. 0-10 (10 votes [17.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

  3. Voted 11-18 (13 votes [22.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.41%

  4. 18-25 (13 votes [22.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.41%

  5. 26+ (4 votes [6.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  6. My golf swing (13 votes [22.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.41%

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#211 pimpcurtly

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

Furyk with a share of the lead going into Sunday!!
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

Not trying to troll, but golfing is the most massive waste of land and resources I can think of. Large tracts of land wasted to knock a little white ball in fewer strokes than another person. Add to all the water used to keep the grounds maintained. Waste!

Play tennis, soccer, go for a hike, a bike ride, tai chi, roller blade. My Dad was an avid golfer, never found the attraction.




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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:02 PM

I understand where you are coming from, ghosts. And I guess you are right. But just look at, for instance, Wimbledon....19 tournament courts, 22 practice courts(all with grass) among other facilities...huge! Look at a lot of the soccer stadiums around the world....acres and acres of land used up for grandstands and parking. Bottom line is people are going to buy land and do what they want with it.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:12 PM

Not trying to troll, but golfing is the most massive waste of land and resources I can think of. Large tracts of land wasted to knock a little white ball in fewer strokes than another person. Add to all the water used to keep the grounds maintained. Waste!

Play tennis, soccer, go for a hike, a bike ride, tai chi, roller blade. My Dad was an avid golfer, never found the attraction.

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Except for the hundreds of courses (including my own) that are active parts of the Audubon society. I can speak from experience when I say that many golf courses are conscientious of the delicate ecosystems they are occupying and are doing everything they can to preserve it.

http://www.audubon.org/

What's worse, a golf course that still provides green space as well as treed areas, bushes, ponds and creeks ect. for deer, rabbits, ducks, geese, fish and many smaller animals to live in, or a shopping mall? Condo development?

There are a hundred less Eco-friendly uses for land than a golf course.

To your other point, golf is not for everyone. I personally never enjoyed playing tennis. Good workout, sure, but never found it much fun to play. That's my preference. Judging by the multi-billion dollar industry golf is many people do enjoy it. I love it that not only are you competing against someone, you can compete against just yourself (can you play a solo tennis match?) and you are always playing against the elements.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:18 PM

Except for the hundreds of courses (including my own) that are active parts of the Audubon society. I can speak from experience when I say that many golf courses are conscientious of the delicate ecosystems they are occupying and are doing everything they can to preserve it.

http://www.audubon.org/

What's worse, a golf course that still provides green space as well as treed areas, bushes, ponds and creeks ect. for deer, rabbits, ducks, geese, fish and many smaller animals to live in, or a shopping mall? Condo development?

There are a hundred less Eco-friendly uses for land than a golf course.

To your other point, golf is not for everyone. I personally never enjoyed playing tennis. Good workout, sure, but never found it much fun to play. That's my preference. Judging by the multi-billion dollar industry golf is many people do enjoy it. I love it that not only are you competing against someone, you can compete against just yourself (can you play a solo tennis match?) and you are always playing against the elements.


Very solid point.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:50 PM

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Next time I hear or read "Tiger is BACK" story I might go postal..getting beyond laughable isn't it..back to what exactly? #enoughalready

Couldn't agree more.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:22 AM

JAY JANOWER@DOUBLEJGLOBALBC
Next time I hear or read "Tiger is BACK" story I might go postal..getting beyond laughable isn't it..back to what exactly? #enoughalready

Couldn't agree more.

I was thinking the same last night after the 3rd round.Golf analysts keep making fools of themselves saying this and that about Tigers big return to the winning circle at a major.
There still is 1 round left but he would have to do something miraculous and the leaders would have to choke big time for him to win this weekend.
Furyk is looking good though,he had many clutch par saving puts yesterday.McDowell had a solid round as well.The Big Easy had a descent round as well.It's gonna be pretty hard to predict a winner.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:14 AM

Except for the hundreds of courses (including my own) that are active parts of the Audubon society. I can speak from experience when I say that many golf courses are conscientious of the delicate ecosystems they are occupying and are doing everything they can to preserve it.

http://www.audubon.org/

What's worse, a golf course that still provides green space as well as treed areas, bushes, ponds and creeks ect. for deer, rabbits, ducks, geese, fish and many smaller animals to live in, or a shopping mall? Condo development?

There are a hundred less Eco-friendly uses for land than a golf course.

To your other point, golf is not for everyone. I personally never enjoyed playing tennis. Good workout, sure, but never found it much fun to play. That's my preference. Judging by the multi-billion dollar industry golf is many people do enjoy it. I love it that not only are you competing against someone, you can compete against just yourself (can you play a solo tennis match?) and you are always playing against the elements.


Perfect answer. Those that dont play golf or visit courses have no idea what the course is all about.Thank you for saying what I wanted to say, better and calmer than I was going to :lol:

As for the US Open, 23.10 the last group go out here, UK time. What a joke the USGA are, they have royally f**ked this one up.

Anyway, I fancy GMac to claim major number 2. He has looked totally in control so far this week plus, it has been a long time since Furyk won and I think he might just crumble, I hope not, he is one of few American golfers I quite like. Im still rooting for Westwood though, great 67 yesterday, same again today and that will do me thinks!!!
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

It's a shame that GMac misread the last putt so badly. Don't know a lot about Webb Simpson, but seems like a sincere guy. I didn't have a favorite in the hunt (McIlroy, Sergio, or any Canadian) but I also liked pretty much all the guys on the leader board. Was hoping for a playoff though.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:40 PM

OMG THIS SUCKS!!


Before the US Open started I was thinking of putting money down on some guy with not very good odds to win. I was looking at anyone around 50/1-100/1. I seriously looked at Webb Simpson and thought I should put down $10 on him. If I remember correctly he was 66/1. I debated it for a bit, but I chickened out.

Only because I am on a cold streak on my betting and haven't won since the end of the NHL regular season.

Kicking myself now though.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:00 PM

Crappy end for Furyk. He had it but it sure got away from him at the end. Congrats Webb!
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

Its a long time since Furyk has played under any real contending pressure so it was no surprise to see the way he finished. Was very surprised GMac missed that putt on the last, was certain he would roll it in but wow diid he misread that. He said he hit that putt in practice and it moved right to left then back to the right at the end......never mind, great effort.

Congrats to Webb Simpson, seems like a really decent bloke and a fine player. Much better than that yahoo that won the masters.......
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:40 PM

Tiger in the hunt after two rounds at the British Open!

What a bunker shot on the 18th.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

Ernie Els wins the British Open Championship!
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

Just wanna cry for Adam Scott.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:45 PM

Can you guess who the two punks below are?

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

^^^total guess....John Daly and Phil Mickelson.

And watch out Champions of Nothing.....we are going to be tearing up the fairways at fairwinds this weekend. ;)
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:29 AM

^^^total guess....John Daly and Phil Mickelson.


close :)

You got Phil right. The features on the other player are more distinct in my opinion.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:07 PM

close :)

You got Phil right. The features on the other player are more distinct in my opinion.


Ernie Els???
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

Ernie Els???


That has to be Ernie Els.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:02 PM

Ernie Els???


Yup
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:38 PM

^^^total guess....John Daly and Phil Mickelson.

And watch out Champions of Nothing.....we are going to be tearing up the fairways at fairwinds this weekend. ;)

Oh really? What day/time did you play?
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:41 PM

Oh really? What day/time did you play?


My mistake....we did Morningstar this weekend. I think we are doing Fairwinds on the 23 of Sept. Got to get all our trail card rounds in before the weather turns.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Congradulation to Tiger Woods for winning the "Farmers Insurance Open" today with a score of -14.
It's now his 75th tour victory,only 7 wins to tie the record held by Sam Snead.

I wonder if this is the start of some Tiger domination on the tour this season?
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Oh god I hope not.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Phil Mickelson had a round of 60 today at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, coming one shot short of beating the course record. His last putt spun around the hole or he would have succeeded.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

Poor Phil. The guy seemed crushed that his final putt didn't go, and I don't blame him. If I ever shot a 59 on a regular course I'd probably quit golfing cause you aren't going to have a better day then that.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

Poor Phil. The guy seemed crushed that his final putt didn't go, and I don't blame him. If I ever shot a 59 on a regular course I'd probably quit golfing cause you aren't going to have a better day then that.


I shot a 59 once!








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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:51 AM

Congradulation to Tiger Woods for winning the "Farmers Insurance Open" today with a score of -14.
It's now his 75th tour victory,only 7 wins to tie the record held by Sam Snead.

I wonder if this is the start of some Tiger domination on the tour this season?


I hope so
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