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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:30 pm

I am sure the exists somewhere already but the idea is that you post quiz questions for the rest of us to tackle.


To get us going I will go for a gentle question from yesterdays pointless.

The concept of pointless is that the question is given to 100 people before the show, and each correct answer is accompanied by the number of people in the 100 test group who gave that answer.

The more obscure answer score lower points and are therefore better.


The question was,

Name any UK golfer who has represented Europe in the Ryder cup since 1979? Can anyone get a pointless answer. I will restrict this to one name per poster.


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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:36 pm

I should confess that I watch pointless pretty much everyday as my way of unwinding after work. So sue me Very Happy

I shall therefore not be participating in this round, but IIRC the requirement was UK Ryder cup golfer from 1979-2012, so 2014 excluded?

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Post by super_realist on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:39 pm

Paul Way is the most obscure I can think of.

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Post by pedro on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:42 pm

Tiger Woods

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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:42 pm

Mad for Chelsea wrote:I should confess that I watch pointless pretty much everyday as my way of unwinding after work

Me too.
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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:43 pm

OK, so 2014 answers don't count.
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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 1:35 pm

Come on, surely someone other than super has an answer?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 1:41 pm

Struggling to see the objective here Mac.
But I'll go with Turnip's Steven Richardson.

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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 1:46 pm

The objective is to give a correct answer with the lowest number of points.

hopefully once this question is dealt with someone else will post a question of any nature they want.

I like your answer. We will have to wait for a few more responses to come in until points are revealed.
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Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 1:55 pm

Howard Clark?

Paul Broadhurst?

I've got no idea but am giving it a go to avoid solving the migrant crisis Wink

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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 1:56 pm

Roller.

Only one answer per person. devil
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Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 1:57 pm

Sorry.

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Post by hend085 on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 1:59 pm

Michael King

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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 2:49 pm

So far we have

Paul Way
(Tiger Woods)
Steven Richardson
Howard Clarke
Paul Broadhurst
Michael King

I will need to get the episode up later on iplayer to get the answers, but from memory there are some pointless answers missing.
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Post by golfermartin on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 3:05 pm

David Gilford?

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Post by EmmDee57 on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 3:06 pm

David Gilford

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Post by EmmDee57 on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 3:08 pm

Goldwolf's favourite - P-U Johnasson Smile

Also I think Peter Baker played in one but not 100% sure.

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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 3:18 pm

Emmdee

We are looking for UK golfers.
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Post by Bob_the_Job on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 3:29 pm

Michael King
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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 3:29 pm

Peter Baker certainly did . . . . . . .

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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 3:30 pm

bob

hendo has already had that answer. Try again.
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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 3:32 pm

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Post by Bob_the_Job on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 3:35 pm

Paul Way

David Ferehty
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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 5:40 pm

Points for those interested.  In spoiler format in case anyone still wants to take a guess.


Spoiler:


The low scoring but not pointless answers

Bernhard Gallagher 3
Mark James 3
Peter Oosterhuis 2
Gream McDowell 1
Brian Barnes 1
Peter Baker 1

Pointless answers were

Andrew Coltart
Barry Lane
David Feherty
David Gillford
Micheal King
Paul Broadhurst
Paul Casey
Ronan Rafferty
Ross Fisher
Brian Waits
David Howell
Gordon Brand jr
Gordon j Brand
Howard Clarke
Oliver Wilson
Paul Way
Philip Price
Steven Richardson

Well done to

Super (paul way)
Golfermartin (David Gilford)
Hendo (Micheal King)

Honorable mention to bob who had way too many goes. (David Ferehty)


One of those with a pointless answer please post a new question (doesn't have to be the pointless format)
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Post by Nay on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 6:51 pm

Ok i guess there has to be no googling

What was the length of the Longest putt ever holed, bonus points for where and by whom.

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Post by super_realist on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 7:18 pm

Think it used to be Terry Wogan at Gleneagles, though I think someone else has beaten that now

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Post by Nay on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 7:43 pm

Yeah, someone has beaten it now.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 7:43 pm

Isn't it some ex American Footballer at St Andrews?

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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 8:25 pm

I think it might be Micheal Phelps at the Dunhill links?
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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 8:35 pm

I think you're right Mac.

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Post by Davie on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 8:48 pm

Everyone going for the bonus points but no one answering the question. No I don't know either but didn't someone hole a putt down the aisle of concorde where the ball travelled about 200 miles from club face to hole?

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Post by Nay on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 9:07 pm

That may have happened, not sure on that Davie.

It was in St Andrews, but not TOC

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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 9:24 pm

What other course could it be in St Andrews?
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Post by super_realist on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 9:45 pm

McLaren wrote:What other course could it be in St Andrews?

I heard about a guy who holed a putt off the tee on the 5th on the Eden. That's about 130 yards, but I'm sure most courses have someone who's done that.

200 miles? Steady on Davie.

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Post by Nay on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 10:11 pm

That was the guy Super

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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 10:19 pm

Sorry, were we meant to answer a question about a st andrews club comp? Erm
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Post by Nay on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 10:30 pm

Its recognised by the Guinness zbook of records as the longest putt recorded at 375 feet

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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 10:32 pm

Nice going by however it was.

I once dented a putters face using it from the tee.
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Post by super_realist on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 11:11 pm

McLaren wrote:Nice going by however it was.

I once dented a putters face using it from the tee.

I used to have a habit of chucking up a ball and smashing it away with a putter, until I put about 20 deg of loft on one.

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Post by raycastleunited on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 12:12 am

Davie it was olazabal who holed the putt on concorde. But if you do the maths it can't have been more than 3 or 4 miles.

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Post by beninho on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 2:41 am

It's 2.30am I'm awake with a sick toddler so able to Google.

http://www.golftoday.co.uk/tours/tours99/ryder/preview4.html

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 9:22 am

raycastleunited wrote:Davie it was olazabal who holed the putt on concorde. But if you do the maths it can't have been more than 3 or 4 miles.

Pfft. Only 3 or 4 miles. Why bother?

It did take him and his caddy 196 miles to line it up though.

Seve wanted to have a go but his drive ended up in the galley and had to hit an outrageous carving 6 iron to get back in play.

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Post by super_realist on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 10:31 am

The Concorde putt is a absurdly stupid claim.

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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 11:47 am

If you use the concorde reasoning all putts are pretty much the same length if you consider the earths passage of travel on its orbit while the putt is in motion.
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Post by super_realist on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 12:59 pm

It's a ridiculous claim. It's like saying you ate a sandwich that was 600 miles long because you ate it over 6 hours on a train journey.
To claim any sort of "record" for something like this is plain stupid.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 1:27 pm

Any way Super, you won: pose a question.
Question for rules master - does it have to be golf related?

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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 1:28 pm

NEW QUESTION


Name as many courses you can that have held only one major championship?
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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 1:30 pm

I'm never wrong wrote:Any way Super, you won: pose a question.
Question for rules master - does it have to be golf related?

Sorry missed this as I posted my question. I started this with golf questions in mind but actually any topic could be fun for us to tackle. So post whatever you want.

If you have something in mind just get it up.
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Post by Roller_Coaster on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 1:36 pm

Augusta - Well it's only held the Masters, granted quite a few times but it's only one Major...

Yours obtusely
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I've no idea without JFGI so stab at Portrush

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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 1:38 pm

Roller

I mean one major championship event. There have been at least 70 masters I think, so very far from one event.
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