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Post by sirbenson on Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:49 pm

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Post by raycastleunited on Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:53 pm

I don't see many BK's these days, what happened to them all? Would much rather have a whopper than a big mac or quarter pounder

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Post by super_realist on Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:40 pm

You probably have more sophisticated tastes Ray, so it's outside of your subconscious vision.

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Post by pedro on Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:06 pm

But it’s true. BK seem to be a tad higher quality than McD, but it’s not reflected in the popularity.

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Post by dynamark on Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:19 am

Burger King were always a bit better than McD but the branding is not great. McD are branded as a 'resturant' whereas BK is the place for a whopping great unhealthy burger.Luvly
Little Chefs were good but you needed about 1 1//2 hours to spare and few folk want to make that sort of pause in their journey doomed to fail.

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Post by beninho on Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:04 am

I'm a fan of the occasional five guys. Really cannot recall the last time I had a Burger King, though there is one in the area I work.

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Post by raycastleunited on Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:26 am

I've been to five guys a few times. I'm not sure it's any better than BK, but it is considerably more expensive.

five guys seems to be driven by marketing hype, I don't think it's a patch on Byron or GBK but it's in the same price range.

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Post by beninho on Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:55 am

GBK, always my favourite! I remember when we had free time and money, that was always the favourite for a burger. I did Byron a couple of times, but GBK was the winner.

Oh the days before life was dictated by a child, and just as he is at the age, he is eating bit better we do it all again!

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Post by raycastleunited on Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:43 pm

Congratulations Ben!

It's hard work though. No more eating out for me either... I have less disposable income than I did 10 years ago, even though my salary has doubled. In fact I had more cash 15 years ago, and my salary has tripled since then. Where does it all go?

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Post by beninho on Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:50 pm

The wife had a year off last time, i dont think we will get away with that this time! Kids just eat money.

Anyway, due date is tomorrow, ive got the option of a 7.30 tee time, probably my last round of golf for a long time, do I go for it, and keep my phone on very loud setting just in case? Kids arent born on the actual due date, are they?

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Post by Shotrock on Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:59 pm

My very opinionated two teenage boys prefer "Shake Shack" in these United States as the burger chain of choice. Also not cheap, however!

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Post by McLaren on Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:23 pm

Shotrock

I think there are some shake shaks in the UK now. I haven't been to one since there were only two shops (probably nearly ten years ago). It was pretty good then but becoming a chain has probably ruined them.
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Post by Shotrock on Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:54 pm

This is the group I'm referring to Mac, does look like they made a recent UK landing ....https://www.shakeshack.com/location/london-covent-garden/

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Post by Diggers on Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:55 pm

Congrats Ben (which is code for "you poor sod, your life is over.")

I always find burgers a bit disappointing, never quite as good as I'm hoping they'll be.

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Post by super_realist on Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am

I'm a bit like that with steak Diggers, incredibly over-rated.

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Post by McLaren on Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:26 am

Super

Where have you been going for steak?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:04 pm

Shotrock wrote:My very opinionated two teenage boys prefer "Shake Shack" in these United States as the burger chain of choice. Also not cheap, however!


You got any BareBurgers in Philly Shotrock? Might change their mind.

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Post by LadyPutt on Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:03 pm

Shotrock wrote:This is the group I'm referring to Mac, does look like they made a recent UK landing ....https://www.shakeshack.com/location/london-covent-garden/
Not exactly recent - I was working in CG when we agreed to them coming in (after I'd been to New York to look them over). Must have been about four or five years ago, given that I retired last year. Not bad burgers if you don't mind spending an arm and a leg!
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Post by super_realist on Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:07 pm

McLaren wrote:Super

Where have you been going for steak?


Just in general Mac, all the steak I've had over the years, I think it's a grossly over-rated and over-priced meat/meal.

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Post by Shotrock on Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:31 pm

Kwin - Never heard of them ... but will certainly keep an eye out.

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Post by McLaren on Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:35 pm

What sort of food do you like super?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:23 pm

Very interesting blog with Ryan Fox here:

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2017/tournamentid=2017090/news/newsid=335648.html?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

I love the throwaway that he's the third generation of his family to represent his country in three different sports. Very cool.

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Post by pedro on Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:03 am

Just got my hands on a ticket for the Ryder Cup Thursday (practice day/opening ceremony). Couldn't get for the other days - but we'll always have Paris my dear.
I need to upload my picture to the RC website to validate the ticket - and the explanation of how to do it correctly shows that the ET actually have some humor..



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Post by McLaren on Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:07 am

You look a lot like Thomas Bjorn.
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Post by raycastleunited on Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:24 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:Very interesting blog with Ryan Fox here:

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2017/tournamentid=2017090/news/newsid=335648.html?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

I love the throwaway that he's the third generation of his family to represent his country in three different sports. Very cool.

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading that.

He's very lucky that he had the family support to go on tour in Australia and then Euro Challenge tour. Quite an expensive lifestyle when home is NZ. I liked the analogy between golf and goal kicking in rugby.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:59 pm

I can see the headlines now: Turkish Delight for Rolex Rosey . . . . . . .

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Post by pedro on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:18 am

kwinigolfer wrote:I can see the headlines now: Turkish Delight for Rolex Rosey . . . . . . .
I think the ET website must have seen your post and/or found yet another use of the Turkish Delight analogy too embarrasing. But ‘Rose on the Rise’ is corny enough.

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Post by GPB on Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:55 pm

Stenson pulls out of Nedbank after injuring his rib in the promo stunt at HSBC.

He was part of the "Peter Pan" promo that had him harness and levitated with Dustin Johnson.

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Post by raycastleunited on Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:31 pm

I really enjoyed watching the Turkish Open on Sunday afternoon. First time I've been able to sit and watch golf on the telly for ages, and I was in luck with tense finish and quality of golf on display.

Well done Justin Rose. Really impressive finish to go and win the event under pressure from his playing partner Colsearts. The 18th was classic matchplay.

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Post by super_realist on Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:36 pm

GPB wrote:Stenson pulls out of Nedbank after injuring his rib in the promo stunt at HSBC.

He was part of the "Peter Pan" promo that had him harness and levitated with Dustin Johnson.

Why are so many of these guys made of glass?

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Post by raycastleunited on Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:44 pm

One thing I didn't enjoy on Sunday afternoon was watching Harrington standing around debating shots and his dozens of practice swings. God he was slow. Especially when he addressed the ball and you finally thought he was going to hit it, and then stepped back for a few more practice swings. Painful.

I understand sometimes for an unusual or challenging shot the player needs to go through a "process" with the caddie, so it was perfectly acceptable for him to take an age preparing to slice a hybrid from the trees over water to the green. It was worth the wait when he pulled it off. But every shot? His playing partners must have been going nuts, especially as Lowry and Aphibarnrat looked pretty quick to me.

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Post by raycastleunited on Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:46 pm

super_realist wrote:
GPB wrote:Stenson pulls out of Nedbank after injuring his rib in the promo stunt at HSBC.

He was part of the "Peter Pan" promo that had him harness and levitated with Dustin Johnson.

Why are so many of these guys made of glass?

I'm sure that half the time they are not genuine injuries, just an excuse to skip the event. Footballers do this all the time.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:12 pm

raycastleunited wrote: God he was slow.
Wasn't Harrington out in the last group? I seem to remember that Rose's group had putted out before Harrington got to the tee.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:42 pm

I'm never wrong wrote:
raycastleunited wrote: God he was slow.
Wasn't Harrington out in the last group? I seem to remember that Rose's group had putted out before Harrington got to the tee.


I greatly respect Harrington for his golf skills, but am convinced that sometimes him playing slow is a form of gamesmanship especially when with someone like Lowry who plays quickly.

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Post by NedB-H on Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:06 pm

Article here on ISM losing Westwood, Willett from their pro roster:
https://www.golfdigest.com/story/lee-westwood-and-chubby-chandler-once-close-friends-formally-part-ways-as-client-agent

Pretty routine stuff, but worth reading for the passing mention of a potential Challenge Tour event next year, which sounds like the worst tournament “innovation” yet suggested.

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Post by pedro on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:12 pm

raycastleunited wrote:Lowry and Aphibarnrat looked pretty quick to me.
The oxymoron defining Harrington.

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Post by pedro on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:15 pm

I'm never wrong wrote:
raycastleunited wrote: God he was slow.
Wasn't Harrington out in the last group? I seem to remember that Rose's group had putted out before Harrington got to the tee.
Yes Harrington was in the last group. He had the chance of a playoff if he finished birdie birdie or holed his second shot on 18 (he already holed out from the fairway earlier in the round). Fair enough to give it extra focus down the stretch.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:17 pm

Chubby's getting on a bit these days, hardly surprising that guys like Fox & Willett would be generationally different. (Says he from experience - the key is to understand that.)
Who knows with lw1, but wouldn't doubt that the (arguably) failed PGA Tour venture didn't help.

Thanks for the link thumbsup

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Post by pedro on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:28 pm

Chandler would be a typecast for The Sopranos.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:42 pm

GPB wrote:Stenson pulls out of Nedbank after injuring his rib in the promo stunt at HSBC.

He was part of the "Peter Pan" promo that had him harness and levitated with Dustin Johnson.

Sounds like he's withdrawn from Dubai also.

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Post by GPB on Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:46 am

kwinigolfer wrote:
GPB wrote:Stenson pulls out of Nedbank after injuring his rib in the promo stunt at HSBC.

He was part of the "Peter Pan" promo that had him harness and levitated with Dustin Johnson.

Sounds like he's withdrawn from Dubai also.

But one of the replacements for for Day/Leishman after they WDed from the HWC.

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Post by raycastleunited on Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:56 am

pedro wrote:
I'm never wrong wrote:
raycastleunited wrote: God he was slow.
Wasn't Harrington out in the last group? I seem to remember that Rose's group had putted out before Harrington got to the tee.
Yes Harrington was in the last group. He had the chance of a playoff if he finished birdie birdie or holed his second shot on 18 (he already holed out from the fairway earlier in the round). Fair enough to give it extra focus down the stretch.

Agreed. But I'm talking about the whole round, not just the last few holes.

As Kwini mentioned, possibly it could have been gamesmanship, but certainly it was taking the p1ss.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:25 pm

It's a good story so I hope it's true!

Alvaro Quiros caddying for Gonzo at ET Q-School.

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Post by NedB-H on Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:05 pm

First day of Q-School today. Anders Hansen among those teeing it up; two years ago he announced he was retiring from the tour. He only played 5 events last year; this year he’d played two before the end of September, then he played the last 5 full-field events on the spin. Not sure what the deal is there.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:27 pm

Ned,
Is it possible there's another Anders Hansen? The original is also 27th on the Career Money List.

EDIT: Probably not unless the ET.com's got the wrong bio.

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Post by NedB-H on Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:28 pm

Funny you should say that Kwini, because there did used to be another one, although he’s not been sighted for a while either:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Schmidt_Hansen

I wouldn’t put it past the tour website to have got confused, and it’s probably a common enough name that there could conceivably be a third Anders out there.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:42 pm

Not a good week for Liam Ainsworth . . . . . . . .

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Post by pedro on Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:51 pm

It is THE Anders Hansen. He lost motivation a few years ago but got it back. After a few good results this autumn he decided to give it a go on the Q-School and try a comeback.

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Post by pedro on Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:15 pm

ET website headline prediction: Amazing Grace.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:24 pm

If the headline writer was a Killers fan it could be: Branden Flowers . . . . . . . Run

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Post by pedro on Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:15 pm

pedro wrote:ET website headline prediction: Amazing Grace.
And so it was... Doh

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