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Post by elwedgopitcho on Wed 20 Jul - 15:40

Afternoon all,

Great day FORE it!

I have just discovered this forum and I used to be very active on the original 606 golf forum and I was keen to find out if any of the old guys / gals were still around?

Peace and Love.

EWP

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Post by McLaren on Wed 20 Jul - 15:41

Hi, nice to have you back. OK

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Wed 20 Jul - 15:42

Thanks McLaren!

I dont recall your username, were you active back in the day?

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Post by McLaren on Wed 20 Jul - 15:49

I posted for a year or so at the end of the bbc 606 days.

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Post by golfermartin on Wed 20 Jul - 16:00

Hi EWP, I was in at the end of the old BBC 606 golf forum. Only made occasional contributions though.

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Post by raycastleunited on Wed 20 Jul - 16:07

Hello Wedgo. I remember you, didn't you change your name to golden bear or something like that after you embarrassed yourself with some silly comments?

All water under the bridge. Welcome back.

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Wed 20 Jul - 16:09

Hi Ray,

I flew under the name of Goldenbear11 for a short while however I always felt my comments were more misunderstood than silly?

The old forum was cracking banter, still think the beeb missed a trick by pulling it!

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Wed 20 Jul - 16:11

I remember once suggesting that Darren Clarke would win a major and was widely ridiculed...particularly by an Old Par Win?

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Post by McLaren on Wed 20 Jul - 16:11

Way to make the new guy feel welcome ray, you have embarrass yourself all the time on here and haven't changed your name. ;)

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Wed 20 Jul - 16:16

Thanks McLaren - I can see that we are going to get on :-)

Ray, can you remind me of what some of my silly comments were??

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Post by Davie on Wed 20 Jul - 16:22

There's still plenty of the old crowd here - kwini seems to have the best memory for usernames old and new I'm sure he'll fill you in!

I can't even remember the name I used on there but I was active for the last couple of years

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Post by Yadsendew on Wed 20 Jul - 18:34

Hi Elwedgopitcho, I was on the original BBC 606 for a number of years with the same user name as now. I often used to embarrass myself and still do! Welcome to the board.

I've found that the folks on here generally know their stuff and the rhetoric can be very entertaining. I also recall Oldparwin, bit of a star when he got going.

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Post by Davie on Wed 20 Jul - 19:54

Wasn't oldparwin a bit of a cohort with Gaelgowfer? Not such a great recommendation if so.....

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Wed 20 Jul - 23:17

Not sure about that Davie. Since v2 and GC it was Doon that seemed to align with Gael. OldParWin disappeared after Venice had difficulty getting Fantasy League results out.

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Post by Yadsendew on Wed 20 Jul - 23:40

Oldparwin was an old school type poster, a senior of the old 606 board if you like. He was a bit serious and often the light hearted humour of the posters passed him by. He always stood up for the ladies and could get a bit grumpy at times. I recall that he did have a go at Darren Clarke's lifestyle suggesting that he wouldn't win a major; many sessions and loads of cigars later he was proved to be wrong.

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Post by raycastleunited on Wed 20 Jul - 23:48


Wedgo I have absolutely no recollection of your silly comments, in fact I try to forget silly comments as it's usually me making them.

I just remember you signed up under a different name and then started asking about el wedgo, when it was obvious to me who you were

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Post by raycastleunited on Wed 20 Jul - 23:57

Can't believe I can remember such useless stuff! Fair play at least you came clean.

Mac can provide you with the cautionary tale of someone else who tried to live a double life on here

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 11:11

Haha, it is all flooding back to me now.

Long story short, I love golf...and I have a lot of time for banter!

:-)

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 11:13

Do you remember the guy who was called Ian Beale who kept saying he was bealing about everything?

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Post by wiretapper on Thu 21 Jul - 11:29

I was on the old Beeb forum went by the name Bud Fox and prior to that Cochese.

I remember Kwini and also someone who had Venice or Venice Beach in their name.

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Post by Davie on Thu 21 Jul - 11:40

Yeah Venice used to run the fantasy golf leagues and was a regular poster - I even had him on Yahoo messenger at one point - but he sadly vanished without trace

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Post by LadyPutt on Thu 21 Jul - 11:41

I was on the old 606 towards the end but then fell foul of the mods/admins and got banned, together with a few others! There was a breakaway forum for a while and then this one was started up and we were eventually allowed back Hug  I think there are quite a few originals like Kwini but a fair few never returned which is a pity. Apart from Plunky who only posts occasionally I think I am the only female of the species Wink

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 11:43

I vaguely remember you LadyPutt - there was an Enzio as well if I recall?

I can only assume that Venice sadly passed away.

RIP Venice (if he did of course) and God speed.

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Post by wiretapper on Thu 21 Jul - 11:45

Shame about Venice

Ian Beale went to not606 and occasionally appeared on JA606 (where I've been for the past 5 years) before he got banned from there. Turns out he was bealing about everything

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Post by Davie on Thu 21 Jul - 12:22

LadyPutt wrote:I was on the old 606 towards the end but then fell foul of the mods/admins and got banned, together with a few others! There was a breakaway forum for a while and then this one was started up and we were eventually allowed back Hug  I think there are quite a few originals like Kwini but a fair few never returned which is a pity. Apart from Plunky who only posts occasionally I think I am the only female of the species Wink

Not quite the way it happened LP .. we all came here after the BBC 606 closed down, and it was after some time here on 606v2 that there was the "night of the long knives" and the breakaway forum was formed. Some were never invited back though which was a shame.

Mary is still a member here I think and although she doesn't visit often did make a brief reappearance recently when her lad was mentioned as doing quite well in a EuroPro (?) tour event

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 21 Jul - 12:26

Interesting about Venice; I think he went over to the other side for a while (Davie?), but he was a reasonably young man, certainly an active bloke, mad keen on cycling for instance; can't imagine he would have just died. Think he worked in the entertainment industry in SoCal. But his family came from CNY.

Really enjoyed "conversations" with him. Come back venice!

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Post by LadyPutt on Thu 21 Jul - 12:33

Your memory's better than mine Kwini - and I thought we were about the same generation judging by your memories of HCCC so I can't blame the age thing! I think I was briefly on the original 606 too.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 21 Jul - 12:46

Think I'm older LP, the age where I can remember clearly events of xx years ago, but not what I just went upstairs for.

Some names not previously mentioned that I recall include:
Haystongolfer and Kirkiegolfer from the Glasgow are - remember we helped sponsor Kirkie in the London marathon?
LondonJonny
RoderickSlyme
NedB-H who used to post here occasionally.
150ydstothepin - Irish, probably got banned from every forum around. Imagine he's destitute and homeless.
Another Irish poster was JohnMBE (or something like that); used to be a pro snooker player.
LimeyAtTheBeach - who hated Brian Davis (knew him from amateur golf - never re=posted after a tirade including "Davis is a tool, once a tool, always a tool" (or words to that effect) and, apparently, Iain Carter in equal measure.
Diggers
BenicetoMonty
Who was the BMW guy?
Doon the water? From Troon I think - believe he got involved in a Wee weeing contest with someone.
OldShanker
And there was another shanker wasn't there?
Chili, from Carnoustie - must have been a fatty, perhaps never escaped super's wrath.


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Post by Davie on Thu 21 Jul - 13:00

Doon left because he unfailingly supported Gael, and one one memborable occasion when it was pretty unanimous Gael was being ridiculous, he went off in a huff

More names .. the other LondonJohnny (LondonJohnno?) and Drive4Show of course!

Diggers still comes back occasionally doesn't he?

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 21 Jul - 13:11

Got on the BBC 606 not long before the end (therefore its demise must have been my fault) but not a huge amount of posting (or quality).

Now I do some posting but am probably consistent with the low level of quality.

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Post by pedro on Thu 21 Jul - 13:12

What was the story about simba? was that macs alter ego?

And I guess we won't see lw1 and midgetmac again..

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 21 Jul - 13:56

simba was a perfect idiot. One or two others from these (dis)united States also.

Davie,
You're still in touch w/D4S aren't you?

There was also the lad from Cornwall with unimaginable tales of incontinence, and the bloke that was in love with Silloth (as I guiess most are).

I miss gaelgowler and Doon.

Zane Scotland used to post occasionally, plus an alleged European Tour caddie who wouldn't reveal who he was working for.

And we all know where princedracula is.


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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 14:15

Joking aside, I have it on good authority that Chili, from Carnoustie is now deceased.

Diggers put in many a good post if memory serves me correct.

My crowning moment was having a post put onto the golf page of the BBC website. I think that went to my head and then I subsequently went on a self-destruct mission. A bit like when Alan Partridge drove to Dundee in his bear feet.

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 14:17

*bare feet

What was I thinking?!!?


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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 14:27

What is everyone's favourite things about Golf...in this format;

G - Greg Norman
O - 'Ole in One
L - Lady Memberships Hot Potato
F - Forum 606v2.com

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 21 Jul - 14:28

Maybe you ARE "Chili from Carnoustie", faking your own demise?

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Post by MontysMerkin on Thu 21 Jul - 14:33

Don't forget Boa and that ol geezer from oz, can't quite remember his name...

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Post by Yadsendew on Thu 21 Jul - 14:37

kwinigolfer wrote:simba was a perfect idiot. One or two others from these (dis)united States also.

Davie,
You're still in touch w/D4S aren't you?

There was also the lad from Cornwall with unimaginable tales of incontinence, and the bloke that was in love with Silloth (as I guiess most are).

I miss gaelgowler and Doon.

Zane Scotland used to post occasionally, plus an alleged European Tour caddie who wouldn't reveal who he was working for.

And we all know where princedracula is.


Sorry, I missed that Kwini. where is he?

I also remember Lee Westwood posting and then confirming by either laying down on the green or something similar during a tour event.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 21 Jul - 14:39

G - Gear. Love a bit of shiny shiny new stuff
O - Outrageous shots. Those 1 in a 10/100/1000 shots that you shouldn't try but are phenomenal when they do come off.
L - Luscious courses. Those beautiful bits of thwacking paradise you have the pleasure to play
F - Fun. Remembering it's your hobby and your choice of leisure time activity. Very difficult some days, but worth taking a step back and reminding yourself about.


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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 14:44

You will never know kwini, you will never know :-)

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 14:45

G - Gimme some'a that lovin
O - One two three four get with the wicked
L - Love me if thats what you wanna do
F - Flava, tell me whats your flava

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Post by Davie on Thu 21 Jul - 14:49

I was in touch with D4S but not for a while now

Still miss Simba (and Maverick)

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 21 Jul - 15:14

I was on the old 606 forum and then went to GolfObserver for a while. Don't know on which forum it was but I remember a hilarious story by one poster of some sort of drama in the desert somewhere in the US and involvement of one or two heavies. If only I could remember the detail.

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 15:17

There were some absolutely hilarious pieces written in the past.

Either unbelievable characters or wild imaginations....or a combination of both!

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 15:26

There was this man O'Doole
who had little red spots on his tool,
his Doctor a cynic said get out of my clinic
and wipe off that lipstick you fool.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 21 Jul - 15:52

Yads,
Google vc606 and you'll find the acknowledged (albiet amateur) authority on the World Golf Rankings - amazing the number of times his work is retweeted in the Golf Media over here. That's princedrac . . . . . . !

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Post by McLaren on Thu 21 Jul - 16:00

elwedgopitcho wrote:Joking aside, I have it on good authority that Chili, from Carnoustie is now deceased.

Are you kidding? I really hope this is a wind up.


He was a pretty young guy, I think about 35 or so, and seemed like a nice guy. Pretty horrible outcome if true.

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 16:02

McLaren.

Sadly I cannot say 100% that he is alive.

By the same token I cannot say 100% that he is deceased.

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Post by McLaren on Thu 21 Jul - 16:05

elwedgopitcho wrote:McLaren.

Sadly I cannot say 100% that he is alive.

By the same token I cannot say 100% that he is deceased.

WTF does that mean?

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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul - 16:07

McLaren wrote:
elwedgopitcho wrote:McLaren.

Sadly I cannot say 100% that he is alive.

By the same token I cannot say 100% that he is deceased.

WTF does that mean?

angel angel angel angel

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