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Post by elwedgopitcho on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 3:40 pm

First topic message reminder :

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 Thu 21 Jul 2016, 4:12 pm

What makes you think that he might be deceased?

I have taken threads to areas of poor taste but leaving fellow posters unsure if someone who was a "friend", at least in the online community sense, is alive or dead takes it to a new level.
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Post by elwedgopitcho on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 4:23 pm

"Flying Without Wings" for Chili from Carnoustie

[Shane:]
Everybody's looking for that something
One thing that makes it all complete
You'll find it in the strangest places
Places you never knew it could be

Some find it in the face of their children
Some find it in their lover's eyes
Who can deny the joy it brings
When you've found that special thing
You're flying without wings

[Mark:]
Some find it sharing every morning
Some in their solitary nights
You'll find it in the words of others
A simple line can make you laugh or cry

You'll find it in the deepest friendship
The kind you cherish all your life
And when you know how much that means
You've found that special thing
You're flying without wings

So impossible as they may seem
You've got to fight for every dream
‘Cause who's to know which one you let go
Would have made you complete

[Shane:]
Well, for me it's waking up beside you
To watch the sunrise on your face
To know that I can say I love you
At any given time or place

[Mark:]
It's little things that only I know
Those are the things that make you mine
And it's like flying without wings
‘Cause you're my special thing
I'm flying without wings

[Shane:]
And you're the place my life begins
And you'll be where it ends

[Mark:]
I'm flying without wings
And that's the joy you bring
I'm flying without wings

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Re: Original Gang - BBC 606 Forum

Post by Yadsendew on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 4:29 pm

kwinigolfer wrote: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 . . . . . . !

Thanks for that kwini - I do recall now.

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Post by McLaren on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 4:41 pm

This is bizarre, anyone else got any news on chili?
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Post by JAS on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 8:35 pm

Hi Wedgo, welcome back, I was on the old forum toward the end, I think I was JAS964 at the time, but I dropped the 964 when I came on here, mainly because I had also dropped the Porsche (the 964 part of the moniker)

I'm still in touch with D4S and meet up a few times a year for a game, he posts and is a course reviewer for Golf Monthly these days. Of the others I played Woodall Spa today with NoShankingTonite (remember him). Also FB friends with the the guy previously know as LondonJohnno (as well as a few others here).

The guy who was in love with Silloth was Shabino. A couple of times we tried to arrange a game but he pulled out last minute.

Doon does indeed live in Ayrshire though not Troon, have played a couple of games on the better Ayrshire munis with him too. Before he moved back North he was the complex Manager at my home course (before I was a member and before I met him on here), his daughter had been lady champion at ours about 10 times, still plays for Ayrshire at county level. Doon's actually a nice guy and to be fair we did give Gael a hard time from time to time (understandable though she did post some complete nonsense at times in between the sensible posts).


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Post by MustPuttBetter on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 9:35 am

Tarka was the lad with tales of unimaginable incontinence. That guy posted some hilarious comments in fairness.

I miss Diggers!

No one's mentioned Maverick (I think), what a shambles that turned out to be!
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Post by McLaren on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 9:46 am

Mustputt

It was a shame that Maverick/Fader couldn't just accept he was caught out and continue to post without making stuff up. Other than the humiliation of getting exposed was there really any reason for him to leave? I am sure we would all have been ok with him continuing to post as long as he could accept a bit of mockery.
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Post by beninho on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 10:38 am

Diggers is the only guy from these boards I've had a game with. Was a nice bloke. Always keen if anyone else wants a game though??!

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Post by Eyetoldyouso on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 10:42 am

I seem to recollect also being on the old BBC site. Didn't contribute often but was an avid reader. Spent more time on the horse racing board.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 11:32 am

Diggers was a Sunderland man, wonder what he thinks about having his manager nicked. Turned his life upside down three years ago and trained to be a teacher, in the Brighton area I think.

I would have been on the horse-racing board thirty-odd years ago Eye, but next to no racing coverage here. Miss it almost more than anything.

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Post by MontysMerkin on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 1:14 pm

Squibo von something or other?
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Re: Original Gang - BBC 606 Forum

Post by raycastleunited on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 2:14 pm

Ned BH seems to have disappeared of late, as has Barragan.

Other posters I can think of who transitioned from 606 to here but then faded away are:
Rossa
Doc
Mercurio
Oldshanker
Laird
Redrage

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Re: Original Gang - BBC 606 Forum

Post by McLaren on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 2:24 pm

A more recent poster that has disappeared is myst, wonder where he is?

Others missing in action are;

TWW
NedB-H (although had a look at his stats and he has only been gone since April)
subpar
goldwolf
redrage
GJ aussie
The guy that was part of the new board post dog gate (mercu..?)
Keizo? or something like that?
Simba (Not Jordan) - Chatted to him on twitter once. Strange guy.
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Re: Original Gang - BBC 606 Forum

Post by McLaren on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 2:25 pm

Ray

Some doubles, posted at the same time.


I have said this before but one of the admins should send out PM's or emails to absent posters who still have accounts on here to see if they would consider a return.
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Post by McLaren on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 2:27 pm

Really liked Rossa, I assume he had one of the putters. He was really into improving his game and used to give pretty good updates about where he was at.
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Post by McLaren on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 2:36 pm

Would also like to see robo posting more often again. He contributed some of the highest quality posts on this forum.
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Post by MustPuttBetter on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 2:55 pm

Mercurio was a member at Cranleigh, not far from me. Tried to set up a game once but couldn't make it happen. Wonder what happened to him
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Post by Yadsendew on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 3:37 pm

You may also recall:

Gungla, TWWB, Digbert, Mr.Gulbis, Subpar, Straeh, Ocham, Vulture, Philiptheboy, KATO, Mike’TP, Great Wedge, Pingfan, Parcel, Newport2, Underground, Bigkev76, Gladiator, Dewsweeper and holeinone. Not sure if I've got all the names in full or correct.

Chillidipper was on the BBC606 board for years but, if I recall correctly, stopped posting a while before the board actually finished. Chilli was a mine of information, and up there with the best.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 3:48 pm

Digbert was "Diggers" on here.
And Dewsweeper briefly looked in, only to exit in flames with a diatribe about some of the non-golf discourse. Redrage and Lairdy pop in very occasionally and goldwolf is now "gw", also an occasional poster and one-time teammate of Gary Boyd.

Keizo was truly certifiable.

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Post by dynamark on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 4:14 pm

Hello im here.
Diggers was part time street boxer.
I used to sit at my desk in tears (laughter)at time
Spanish Nick had to do a runner from Spain when the VAT man caught up with him
Bertie Beef Jeff Carnage and Vince brutal all St Andrews uni lads -funny guys.
who could forget Boa the original Mr Angry -nice fella in truth.
remember when we were all trying to be the last post on 606 .
Another older guy who had a bad car accident and his daughter posted about his health.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 4:37 pm

MontysMerkin wrote:Squibo von something or other?
Squebo von Sqebonstein?

Montysmerkin - were you not MontyTheGreat?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 4:44 pm

He might have been Benicetomonty . . . . . . . .

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Post by Yadsendew on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 10:25 pm

MustPuttBetter wrote:Tarka was the lad with tales of unimaginable incontinence. That guy posted some hilarious comments in fairness.

I miss Diggers!

No one's mentioned Maverick (I think), what a shambles that turned out to be!

I remember Maverick, he came across as a very good golfer with a wide knowledge of the game. A prolific poster; what happened to him?

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Post by pedro on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 11:18 pm

I remember one or two posters posting farewell letters, slamming the door telling how childish and low this forum has become. Can't remember whom though.

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Post by MustPuttBetter on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 12:15 am

Yads, re Maverick, he did come across that way but the whole thing ended up being a lie. If I recall his handicap wasn't the 2 or scratch or whatever he said it was and he wasn't a paratrooper and his daughter wasn't the next Charley Hull.
It was basically all lies. Mac sussed him and will no doubt give you the proper story
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Post by McLaren on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 10:12 am

MustPuttBetter wrote:Mac sussed him and will no doubt give you the proper story

I actually can't remember what stopped mav/fader posting here as Mav? did he defect to the bat s**t site?  Mav had spent years claiming to be single figure, rich, perfect family, daughter destined for the pro game etc etc...

Anyway, some time after Mav left the forum a poster called Fader joined up and almost immediately I recognized the writing style as Mav's and made the point to fader that I thought he was a phony.  Fader claimed a very different life story from Mav, and one that was probably much closer to the truth.  Fader was a divorcee, high handicapper, struggling with cash and prevented from seeing his kids.

On one of the first threads this new version of Mav posted on I made comments that I thought he was talking Love sacks but was given stick from all angles.

Not sure at what point he picked up that Fader was Mav but I know Hibbz also had his suspicions about Fader being Mav.  At one point on a thread about what people on here might look like Hibbz said he imagined Fader looked like Tom Cruise (Maverick) in Top Gun.  

The end for Fader came when he posted a video of his swing which showed the same person that was in a video posted years ago that Mav claimed to be.  The reason I remembered the video Mav posted was because it confirmed at the time that he was talking BS about being a 2 handicap because the swing was just so bad, like 18 handicapper at best.

I had a quick look to see if the outing of Fader thread still exists but couldn't see one around the time he made his last post.  I can't even remember how we exposed him? Did the mods remove the threads/posts that contained his dishonorable discharge?  I can't even remember if I just informed a mod or challenged him in the open.  Whatever the case he left and did not want to confront his fraud.

Someone also pointed out to me once that there is a Fader on the golf monthly forum which is probably the same guy.
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Post by super_realist on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 10:47 am

Simba got banned after a torrent of abuse towards me.

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Post by Yadsendew on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 11:14 am

MPB, Mac,

Thanks for that. Interesting stuff, must remember not to expose myself Shocked

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Post by McLaren on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 4:02 pm

super_realist wrote:Simba got banned after a torrent of abuse towards me.

I don't think anyone could say anything on here that would offend me to the point where I would get them banned. Thought you had thicker skin than that super.
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Post by super_realist on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 8:36 pm

It wasn't my doing Mac, I would never complain. Some over officious Moderator pulled the trapdoor.

Whatever happened to dear old Diggers? A couple of years back he went away to do teacher training. Not been heard of since.

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 4:33 pm

I was part of 606, posted mostly on the tennis forum and golf forum on it!

Whatever happened to the avid Lee Westwood fan who used to post her constantly!

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 4:48 pm

. . . . that Lee Westwood fan was Lee Westwood . . . . . .

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 5:05 pm

Haha his username began with an M!

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Post by McLaren on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 8:40 pm

Do you mean mysti?
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Post by raycastleunited on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 12:07 am

Didn't Fader initially deny being Maverick after Mac and a couple of others sussed him out, but then the mods confirmed that both "characters" posted from the same IP address? I think he was so ashamed he decided to retire. Fader was his second attempt after all, he must have been a terribly insecure guy, so staying would have been too humiliating for him.

Maverick had a lot of people fooled, especially Londonjonnyo, and he kept it going for years. Diggers never believed him, he smelt the bull from the start. Hibbz was sceptical too, and called him out. I remember Mav posting something about driving the green on 2 par 4s in one round and Hibbz was able to point out several inconsistencies.

The turning point for me was after I posted about scoring an albatross at Littlestone, which Mav claimed to be his home course, and he didn't comment on it even though it was a thread he was commenting on at the time. It just seemed unusual to me. I kept it to myself, but after that I was more sceptical of his posts, and once you change your mindset it was easy to spot the holes and realise how ridiculous were those posts about his 8 year old daughter going from beginner to 11 handicapper in no time laughing laughing

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Post by Roderick Slyme on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 12:58 am

I used to post on there quite a bit. I could often be found talking about betting with the Irish fellows, subpar and a crazy guy called Donny. Failing that, I'd be discussing obscure PGA Tour pros with Kwini. Good times. Smile

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 1:02 am

Where's Donny??!!??
Very "crazy guy"!

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Post by Roderick Slyme on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 1:21 am

kwinigolfer wrote:Where's Donny??!!??
Very "crazy guy"!

Ha ha, yes he was. Could start a fight in an empty room that lad, I recall him having something of a blood feud with GJtheaussiestud and a few fellows from the snooker boards. Mad as a March Hare, but he knew his stuff!

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 1:23 am

He used to go on a weekly rant about Robert Allenby. Before that became fashionable!

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Post by Roderick Slyme on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 1:27 am

He did indeed, and what a trend setter he was, for we all like a chat about Robert Allenby down our way! Although, I think he had a similar fixation with Bubba Watson before he became a dual Masters winner and noted God-botherer!

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Post by Roderick Slyme on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 1:33 am

I've had another Donny memory, Kwini. Wasn't he obsessed with finding out how old you were? I seem to recall him getting increasing annoyed as you kept giving him somewhat cryptic answers to his incessant pestering! Smile

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 1:48 am

Quite possibly, tho' I'd forgotten about that.

I DO remember he decided to have a punt on a Senior event in North Carolina and I told him to go RW Eaks e.w. and he'd never heard of him (probably thought Eaks and I were about the same vintage). He won at about 33's and I didn't hear much from him after that - but he used to get banned so frequently and beg himself back in, you'd never know why he disappeared for good (bad).
Quite the character.

Always amusing . . . . . . .

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Post by McLaren on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 2:53 pm

So was this just a wind up by someone using a fake account to start a rumour about an ex posters death?

Pretty odd really. Wonder if the mods know more, given that the poster was so short lived?
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Post by raycastleunited on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 3:48 pm

Quite possibly Mac.

Unless you are wedgo too? laughing

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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 4:31 pm

Oh well,
Fun thread, and hopefully one or two old boys/girls who came out of the woodwork, in the nicest possible way, will stick around.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 10:04 am

raycastleunited wrote:Quite possibly Mac.

Unless you are wedgo too? laughing

Laugh

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Post by MontysMerkin on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 10:06 am

More like wedgy...
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Post by drive4show on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 4:54 pm

Hi all Very Happy

Anyone remember me? I don't post on here anymore, completely forgot about the site to be honest until I met up with Ladyputt in St Andrews a couple of weeks ago.

Glad to see it is still going strong and many of the original crowd are still here OK

I'm a regular poster on the Golf Monthly forum these days. Now I don't want to start a riot but you guys should pop over and have a look. Loads going on over there and lots of stuff contributed by the magazine such as days out, equipment etc etc.
NO REASON at all why you can't be on both forums!

Anyway, glad to see life goes on kiss

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 5:27 pm

You are missed over here d4s,

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Post by super_realist on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 5:30 pm

What ever became of Mysti?

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