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Post by raycastleunited on Fri 10 Mar 2017, 11:32 am

What other fora do people participate in (golf and non-golf)?

Golf monthly seems to have quite an active forum. I've browsed through it ocasionally but never posted. I see driveforshow who no longer posts here is a regular on there. Anyone else post on there?

My village has a forum which is interesting to me as a new resident. I've browsed it a couple of times and it really addresses the pressing first world problems of today, like potholes and garden waste collection. On the other hand it was useful to know we are getting FTP broadband and how to get it installed.



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Post by McLaren on Fri 10 Mar 2017, 11:35 am

ray

I checked out the Golf Monthly forum once and hated it. It is way too much like talking to the sort of bores you meet in a golf club.
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Post by puligny on Fri 10 Mar 2017, 1:04 pm

I haven't contributed but there was a very funny article in the Guardian about pie barms in Wigan yesterday. Comments btl represent comedy highlight of 2017 so far. Highly recommended!

This is best sports collection I've come across, and being a sporadic contributor here, haven't found others I've been tempted to get my ink out for.

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Post by dynamark on Fri 10 Mar 2017, 2:14 pm

Mac I'm so pleased you enjoy our company.
I always thought a forum came to a conclusion about something but obviously not.Talking shop?

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Post by super_realist on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 8:51 am

McLaren wrote:ray

I checked out the Golf Monthly forum once and hated it.  It is way too much like talking to the sort of bores you meet in a golf club.

That's the thing about golf though Mac, you meet people you wouldn't want to hang out with particularly, pretty much every sport is the same though, so I don't think golf is a special case.

It's not necessarily a bad thing though Mac, in work you'll always meet people you don't see eye to eye with or disagree with, but that's part of getting on with people.

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Post by puligny on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 10:56 am

I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of people I have played golf with and would refuse to do so again. I know that is slightly different from the point you have both raised, but I do feel there is a self perpetuating myth about golfers, which golfers do nothing to refute.

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Post by super_realist on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 11:18 am

It's not a case of "refusing" Puligny, it's more that many golfers (or participants of other sports) are often not the sort of people you would CHOOSE to play with or socialise with.

Doesn't mean you can't get along though. Some courses are definitely worse than others though. I really don't like The St.Andrews Golf Club, but I need to be a member to hold my links ticket, but I can choose to interact seldomly with the club members.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 11:52 am

I used to play a lot, (a LOT) of cricket, and lesser amounts of footie & rugby before ever thinking it was a good idea to play golf.
Thought, especially w/cricket, the interactions and then friendships were fantastic for learning how to get on with people of other generations, form friendships you probably never would have done otherwise.
Great for teamwork in your job and other aspects of life. Then pretty much thought golf was the same - all great training grounds for life.
To be honest, I see less of that in the US than I did in GB.



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Post by puligny on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 12:17 pm

Kwini - couldn't agree more. I too came to golf late and have been pleasantly surprised as many advertised stereotypes have dissolved in front of my eyes. Lots of interesting people, diverse views, every type of personality and lots of learning. Couple of really unpleasant characters, but they don't think much of me either, and for that I am grateful!
Have to say that based on my last trip to US, and the many very pleasant types we encountered, particularly in and around golf, cannot understand how the current POTUS was elected, but hey ho!

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Post by McLaren on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 12:20 pm

puligny

Any chance you would share the juicy details of your encounter with those two pleasant chaps?
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Post by puligny on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 12:34 pm

Much prefer to reflect on the positive Mac e.g. I've got to know a former captain of R&A, chair of rules ctte, long time rules official including many Opens, and Masters, and in his day a quality golfer. Causes me to have a little smirk anytime I hear people sound off about the quality of R&A officials and similar. Anytime I can get his attention over a cup of coffee, let alone out on the golf course is a real privilege.

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Post by super_realist on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 1:04 pm

McLaren wrote:puligny

Any chance you would share the juicy details of your encounter with those two pleasant chaps?

Aren't you the target of rather a few golfers who wouldn't want to play with you again Mac?

I recall a story of a couple of playing partners who refused to go for a drink with you.

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Post by McLaren on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 1:13 pm

One guy refused to go for a drink after a matchplay match against me.
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Post by super_realist on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 1:18 pm

Had he heard more than he could take about Doak for one day?

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Post by McLaren on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 1:25 pm

No idea what caused it. He still went into the bar but just didn't want to hang out.
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Post by super_realist on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 1:26 pm

Fair enough, I've certainly not gone in for a drink because I didn't want to go into the club with them after.

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Post by raycastleunited on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 1:38 pm

McLaren wrote:No idea what caused it. He still went into the bar but just didn't want to hang out.

Awkward.

So did you both sit on you own in opposite corners of the bar? Or did he have friends to join?

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Post by McLaren on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 2:01 pm

I didn't know anyone else in there so just popped my clubs in the boot and headed home.
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Post by super_realist on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 2:04 pm

Does the bus driver let you do that Mac? I thought you'd have to put them in the luggage rack.

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Post by wiretapper on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 1:44 pm

I am on JA606 for football. I went there when the old beeb site shut as it looks exactly like the old beeb site and a fair few of my fellow fans were going there.

It's a mixed board so our rival's fans are also active on it. Which can occasionaly lead to overexuberance.

Like the old beeb 606 site there is a golf page which I used to contribute towards but it was bit like having a conversation with myself

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