sfointern
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Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Tue Aug 14, 2001 9:50 pm

At risk of sounding like a yup, who here loves golf as much as I do?

WHen I can get out and play, it's very relaxing. I mean, I suck ass, but I have a blast every time I go out!

Sometimes the only thing I don't like about golf is the people... many of them are stuck up, but a lot of them are awesome conversationalists too.

SFOintern
 
JetService
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Wed Aug 15, 2001 4:34 am

SFO, I'm like you. I suck, but love the game. I actually started improving this year, but then the wheels fell off and I sucked WORSE! I shoot usually in the mid-90s. My first round of the year was a personal record of 82!!!! Then I started sucking bad, broke my rib and didn't golf for 5 weeks now. I'll really suck when I get back. But there is nothing more fun than playing a round with 3 friends on a Sunday afternoon drinking beer, busting each others' chops and having a good time.
"Shaddap you!"
 
sfointern
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JetService

Wed Aug 15, 2001 9:37 am

JetService, 82... not bad!!!

Hey, it was hard for me to suck being on the championship golf team. I was second worst (7th/8th)... at least I wasn't 8th! =)

You're right about playing with friends on a sunny (or Sunday if you prefer hehe) afternoon. 'Cept we only bust each others chops. Being under 21, inebriation is for the nighttime when it's hard for the pigs to find us.  Big thumbs up
 
DELL_dude
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Wed Aug 15, 2001 9:58 am

I golf quite often with my mother's older Jewish friends.
 
SSTjumbo
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Wed Aug 15, 2001 12:54 pm

Thanks for the warning. Why can't you say more? HAA HAA HAA
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Twotterwrench
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Wed Aug 15, 2001 1:23 pm

The best job of my life was the 3 years I spent as a greens keeper at a golf course. At work at 4am... cut cups.. mow greens..mow fairways.. gas some gophers.. off at 1 pm and golf til dark. If I could've paid the bills with it I would do it til I die!
 
VgnAtl747
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Thu Aug 16, 2001 2:14 am

Those who can golf, golf...
...Those who can't, golf anyway.
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EIPremier
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Thu Aug 16, 2001 4:23 am

As far as my game is concerned, I'm really pretty good from about 110 yards in. But, putting, chipping and pitching, while important, can't erase the extra storkes caused by my frequently errant tee-shots! Earlier this summer, I hooked a ball off of the 6th tee at my local Palo Alto Golf Course. The only trouble is...the tarmac of the municipal airport is directly to the left. The ball went over the low fence and landed on the tarmac and took a huge bounce in the trajectory of a taxiing Cessna. From my vantage point, it sure looked as though the ball was going to smack right into one of the windows of the plane. Fortunately, the ball appeared to stop well short, meaning that I successfully avoided shooting a "hole in one" that day! Embarrassment And of course, I blocked my re-hit out into the trees on the right.


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Naturally, I was out playing with members of my school's golf team that day. The next day, I came back to "work on my game" and the pro shop couldn't find a threesome to put me in, so I went out alone. And of course, I shot my best round ever...a 79. Gotta love the perverse nature of the game!
 
Soku39
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Thu Aug 16, 2001 4:59 am

I shoot in the 60s-70s and I'm only 14 man how often do you guys play. I usually go out about 2-3 times a week thou.
The Ohio Player
 
JetService
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Thu Aug 16, 2001 5:07 am

Soku, we're talking about 18 holes not 9.  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud

I usually play once every 2 weeks. Sometimes much more or much less.
"Shaddap you!"
 
EGGD
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Yeah I Do

Thu Aug 16, 2001 5:11 am

Hey guys, yeah i do play golf. I kinda suck, but i play at our club's Par 3 course which is alot more fun! I can drive about 130yds with a 7 iron, caus thats the only club we are given. I normally get a score of around 70-75, and a couple of times i got a birdie!!!

Regards

Dan
 
blink182
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Thu Aug 16, 2001 11:28 am

I suck @$$ at golf. I think it is fun though. Here you either play early in the morning or at night so you can avoid the heat.
rgds,
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JetService
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Thu Aug 16, 2001 1:03 pm

OK guys, get a load of this. Remember I said I haven't played in 5 weeks? Well I played today and things were going pretty bad. Then on hole #4 Par 3 165 yards, I take out a 6 iron. I push it right, and it lands dead center on the #3 green and rolls across to the back fringe. So now I'm about 90 yards out from MY green. I hit a wedge off the #3 fringe and shank it right AGAIN! This time, it streaks across the #6 green hot as hell, nails the pin and goes in the #$@#$@#$#$@#$@#$@%@#%@ hole!!!!
My after my partner finally stops pissing his pants from laughing so hard, he tells me that that is a free drop. So I pull it out of the #6 hole, drop it, chip on and 2-putt for a double-bogey. So I shot a 5 and hit 3 greens! How many can say that put on THAT display!!! LMAO!!!! When's bowling season start!?!?!?!!
"Shaddap you!"
 
Soku39
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Sat Aug 18, 2001 2:36 am

lol
The Ohio Player
 
AC_A340
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Sat Aug 18, 2001 3:11 am

I like to golf but I suck at it. I think the part I enjoy about it is going out, having a couple of drinks and doing stuff with friends.
 
airlinelover
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Sat Aug 18, 2001 3:38 am

To quote Happy Gilmore: "Golf requires goofy pants and a fat ass. You should talk to my neighbor, the accountant.. Probably a great golfer.. Huge Ass.."

ROFLMAO!!

Chris
Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
 
fritzi
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Golf Is Life

Sat Aug 18, 2001 4:06 am

I love playing golf. Even though I'm not the best golfer (hcp 16), I enjoy it. I am a member at a country club here in Austria and trust me, its a real snob sport here compared with back home in Sweden where its cheap to play. The parking lot is filled with the most amazing cars. Mercedes CL, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Morgan, Jaguar, ...
Everybody buys the most expensive clubs just becuase they think that they will help their horrifying swings!

Regards
Fritzi
 
sfointern
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JetService

Sat Aug 18, 2001 9:00 am

Last Wednesday, I played Crystal Springs, a beautiful 18-hole course nestled right along the valley of the Coastal Range just west of the Bay Area.

Two friends witnessed this.

On a 410 yd Par 4 hole, I was on the green in 2... had the chance for bogie. Plus, I was, like, 5 feet from the whole when I hit on.

Guess how many putts?

FOUR from 5 ft out.

THat's really embarassing!
 
high_flyr69
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No Way!

Sat Aug 18, 2001 10:03 am

when someone tells me golf is relaxing i laugh in their face when ur 15 and a hak like me who shoots 125 for 18 at a crappy old public course its far from relaxing
cheers high_flyr69
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JetService
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Sat Aug 18, 2001 10:59 am

SFO, LOL! Been there done that! Once I had a 10 footer for my first ever eagle and I bogied the sombitch. That's a 4 putt. 500+ yards in 2 strokes and it took 4 strokes for the last 10 feet. That's how putters end up in ponds.
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Metwrench
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Sat Aug 18, 2001 2:15 pm

SoKu39, if I ever end up in foursome with you, remind me to take out your right knee cap with my Big Bertha!!!

Just kidding, the games a blast, enjoy it. I do, even though I don't get out hardly at all any more.

On a good day I shoot in the 90's, and am damn proud of it!!!
 
sfointern
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JetService

Sat Aug 18, 2001 4:38 pm

Whoops, I meant I had the chance for BIRDIE. Yeesh.

JetService, we need to get out and play a match. Maybe both our bad luck will equalise!

SFO
 
Soku39
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Sun Aug 19, 2001 7:39 am

Gawd such violence. One mistake and people are out to take out your right knee cap with your Big Bertha!!!
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Metwrench
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Sun Aug 19, 2001 3:21 pm

All right, I'll contain myself, just don't snicker when my tee shot doesn't clear the ladie's tee box.
 
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Sun Aug 19, 2001 3:29 pm

I'm not really a golf fan, but I was good at it when I tried it for the first time. I wish I could suck at golf so I could do better at the sports I do like!

SFOintern,

Golf is relaxing to you?  Yeah sure When I play it it's a tension producer. You should see me play, it's hilarious.
 
N400QX
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Sun Aug 19, 2001 7:50 pm

I just got in from the airport!! Woohoo... nothin like a redeye when you can't keep your dinner down. More on that in the Trip Reports forum tomorrow after I've slept a bit. If this is a bit unintelligible, its because I've been up for nearly 24 hours without coffee.

Golf is awesome-- I try to get out at least twice a month, twice a weekend is always great! Big grin It is quite relaxing, even though I'm not great (about a 20 handicap-- blech!).

Speaking of embaressing times on the course, a few months ago I was on the par-3 third when my tee shot veered left, hit a huge oak tree and bounced right onto the green about 5 feet from the pin. Easy birdie, right? Um, well I three-putted it. I'm still kicking myself over that one.

My trip reports gonna be awesome, better check it out Sunday-- something relating to a brand new airplane.
 
airlinelover
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RE: N400QX

Mon Aug 20, 2001 12:08 pm

I hear ya on the 24 hours part.. I did a one-day trip to FLA- DTW-MEM-TPA-DTW on Wednesday, and I totalled about 40 hours no sleep.. W/caffiene, though..

Look forward to your report!

Chris
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N400QX
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RE: Life Is Simple. Play Golf.

Mon Aug 20, 2001 1:44 pm

Thanks, Chris...

Well, caffeine is a vital element of air travel, yet the airlines have failed to provide an adequate supply (the coffee is way too weak). And McCarren was no help in not having a Starbucks branch. Oh well. I made it.  Smile

Hopefully I can squeeze a few more rounds of golf in before school starts in September, but I have had my eye on a watch at Ben Bridge and that would mean no golf for a couple months. Hmmm...

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