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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb - 12:30

First topic message reminder :

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 super_realist on Tue 8 Mar - 11:30

Not correct Bob or Mac.

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Post by JAS on Tue 8 Mar - 11:35

Re the dual international sports star, is bob sleighing one of the sports?

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Post by McLaren on Tue 8 Mar - 11:37

Hale Irwin?
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Post by Roller_Coaster on Tue 8 Mar - 11:38

Michael Campbell?

Had horrible original shirts that he had a hand in designing so presumably couldn't get a hat to suitably complement

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Tue 8 Mar - 11:41

Not that golfists are famous for sartorial elegance

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Post by JAS on Tue 8 Mar - 11:41

super_realist wrote:Who was the last player to win a Major without a hat?

Webb Simpson?

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Post by super_realist on Tue 8 Mar - 11:42

Kwini has it right with Faldo. Olazabal didn't wear a hat in 93, but did in 99. Hamilton wore a hat. Daly was before Faldo.

I was going to ask who the last player to win a major with a moustache, but I haven't a clue, Stadler perhaps.


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Post by JAS on Tue 8 Mar - 11:44

Seve?? Surely there's been a more recent hatless one? Faldo? Woosnam?

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Post by JAS on Tue 8 Mar - 11:45

super_realist wrote:Kwini has it right with Faldo. Olazabal didn't wear a hat in 93, but did in 99. Hamilton wore a hat. Daly was before Faldo.

I was going to ask who the last player to win a major with a moustache, but I haven't a clue.

I can think of one with a moustache

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Post by super_realist on Tue 8 Mar - 11:46

JAS wrote:Seve?? Surely there's been a more recent hatless one? Faldo? Woosnam?

Faldo won US Masters in 1996. Woosnam wsa 92.

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Post by JAS on Tue 8 Mar - 11:49

So the moustached one then, could be tricky as there may be ones with a moustache now that never had one when they won.

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Post by McLaren on Tue 8 Mar - 11:54

Corey Pavin?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 8 Mar - 12:07

JAS,
The multi-sport feller was MJK Smith (cricket & rugby union).

And, before Pavin, Stadler.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 8 Mar - 16:30

Still trying to figure out the answer to Eyetoldyouso's hat-trick question. Stumped right now.

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Post by Bob_the_Job on Tue 8 Mar - 16:32

JAS wrote:
super_realist wrote:Kwini has it right with Faldo. Olazabal didn't wear a hat in 93, but did in 99. Hamilton wore a hat. Daly was before Faldo.

I was going to ask who the last player to win a major with a moustache, but I haven't a clue.

I can think of one with a moustache

Is it Laura Davies? You cruel man.
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Post by I'm never wrong on Tue 8 Mar - 16:58

kwinigolfer wrote:Still trying to figure out the answer to Eyetoldyouso's hat-trick question. Stumped right now.
I can't remember the person, but didn't one goalkeeper got sent off, the next got injured and the third was an outfield player? Peter Beardsley as the goalkeeper rings a bell.

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Post by McLaren on Tue 8 Mar - 20:49

Rio mentioned ton the coverage the other day that he played in goal against portsmouth once for Man utd.
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Post by Eyetoldyouso on Wed 9 Mar - 8:58

INW
Nearly right. 1st goalie injured as was 2nd and Peter Beardsley was the 3rd. Scorer was a centre half. Who is it?

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Wed 9 Mar - 11:02

Was it someone like Chris Sutton who was a centre half first I think, but then moved to play up front?

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Post by Eyetoldyouso on Wed 9 Mar - 12:35

No, not Chris Sutton

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Post by BlueCoverman on Wed 9 Mar - 12:55

What no West Ham fans on here?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed 9 Mar - 13:07

Ah, well, Thanks Blue - guessed it in one with that clue. Shame Corporal Humblebucket doesn't visit the golf board as he'd've nailed it.

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Post by McLaren on Wed 9 Mar - 14:00

John Hartson?
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Post by Bob_the_Job on Wed 9 Mar - 14:14

Alvin Martin Hammers v Newcastle
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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed 9 Mar - 16:24

Easily googleable, but one US geographic trivia puzzler is:

Which is the only US State Capital City where no letter in its name is repeated in the name of the State.

(As in Paris has the a and the r also in France.)

Good for pub quizzes perhaps, but not so tricky on line!

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Post by Bob_the_Job on Wed 9 Mar - 16:59

I got this one without googling... Pierre, South Dakota.

Only reason I know this - I was sitting next to a guy from Pierre on a flight recently and we got chatting. Not that he pointed out the no letter repeat - but he told me it was the state capital otherwise I'd never heard of it.
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Post by I'm never wrong on Wed 9 Mar - 17:43

This might be obvious to our US members, but which US States are the most northern, western, southern and eastern? Including all 50

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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed 9 Mar - 17:49

Bob thumbsup clap Ale guinness

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Post by raycastleunited on Wed 9 Mar - 21:26

I'm never wrong wrote:This might be obvious to our US members, but which US States are the most northern, western, southern and eastern? Including all 50

Based on the earlier question about proximity to Africa, then Maine has to be the most easterly. Alaska the most northern and western. And Florida most southern.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Wed 9 Mar - 21:29

Ray - two out of four

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Post by SmithersJones on Wed 9 Mar - 23:08

Surely Hawaii is the most southerly and westerly?
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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 10 Mar - 4:21

Hawaii is the most southern. Alaska (apparently) is also the other 3 as it crosses the 180 meridian.

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Post by George1507 on Thu 10 Mar - 8:43

Hmm, I think that's a bit suspect. Hawaii is 157W and Alaska comes up as 150W. Whether that's the most westerly point, I don't know. I can't see how it could be furthest east because the Aleutian Isles are in the eastern hemisphere. That's like saying Japan is west of London because you can get there by flying westwards.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 10 Mar - 10:21

Have you considered the Aleutians?
World Atlas answer

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Post by raycastleunited on Thu 10 Mar - 12:17

Agree with George that is bollox

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Post by McLaren on Thu 10 Mar - 14:09

If it is true that a piece of American territory crosses the "180°" line then I guess it would technically be correct.
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Post by raycastleunited on Thu 10 Mar - 15:04

It's all about perspective. If you look at a map of the US, the Aleutians will be on the left hand side to the west of Alaska and the rest of the US.

If you look at a map of the world with Greenwich in the middle, then the Aleutians are on the right hand side so are "east" of Greenwich. Still doesn't mean its the most eastern part of the US.


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Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 10 Mar - 15:41

Bloody "round" earth.

Ruined this quiz thread I tells ya, ruined it!

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 10 Mar - 15:49

I shall hold off on asking another question then.....

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 10 Mar - 15:53

Only jesting INW - ask away - before someone points out the earth is an oblate spheroid rather than round Whistle

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 10 Mar - 16:00

Got it Roller. No worries. Here is a straight forward golf question. Apart from the obvious from the players perspective, what was significant about Louis Oosthuizen's albatross at the 2012 Masters?

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Post by SetupDeterminesTheMotion on Thu 10 Mar - 16:06

It was a beauty.
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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 10 Mar - 16:07

Bonus point Set Up

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Post by SetupDeterminesTheMotion on Thu 10 Mar - 16:14

Is it not called a "Double Eagle" by our American cousins ?

What a terrible description. Run
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Post by super_realist on Thu 10 Mar - 16:20

Indeed, Setup, a really non sensical description given that double ought to mean twice as good as an eagle, hence -4 and  that would mean a Hole in one on a Par 5. They should refer to it as 1.5 eagle if we are being pedants, which we are.

Wasn't Louis albatross the first televised at Augusta?

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 10 Mar - 16:24

Could have been Super, but not the answer I was looking for.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 10 Mar - 17:14

First on #2?

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 10 Mar - 17:36

Yes Kwini. But it meant in the whole scheme of things.....?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 10 Mar - 17:46

He took the lead with it . . . .

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 10 Mar - 17:53

I think I better explain. Before Louis it was the only par 5 not to have been albatrossed. It then completed the best possible eclectic score (or ringer round as some Americans say) for the course.  All par 3's had been aced. All par 4's had been eagled, and 3/4 par 5's albatrossed. (That is, until someone aces a par 4.)


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