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Post by kwinigolfer Mon 17 Nov - 22:43

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Sr,
1).Correct. Wonderful is right. Though in the American order of things behind the NFL, College Football, High School Football, NBA, College B'ball.
2).Not much of a market: 21,000 per home game.
3).But no other nations pay their players a fraction of this sort of bounty. He'll probably end up using PED's, just like his predecessor as highest paid.
Ridiculous money!

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Post by westisbest Sun 30 Nov - 21:02

An umpire was killed when a cricket ball hit him in the jaw.

couple of days ago.

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Post by super_realist Mon 1 Dec - 6:50

On occasion, the wearing of helmets can actually lead to greater injury, giving the wearer a sense of invulnerability trying stuff they wouldn't normally do. It might not lead to more head injuries by wearing a helmet, but injuries to other parts of the body.


This cricket injury is tragic, but mercifully rare. I hope the parents of Hughes have excused the bowler. He must feel wretched right now.

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Post by JAS Mon 1 Dec - 21:20

super_realist wrote:On occasion, the wearing of helmets can actually lead to greater injury, giving the wearer a sense of invulnerability trying stuff they wouldn't normally do. It might not lead to more head injuries by wearing a helmet, but injuries to other parts of the body.


This cricket injury is tragic, but mercifully rare. I hope the parents of Hughes have excused the bowler. He must feel wretched right now.


I can certainly vouch for that theory Soops, in my karate day's we'd mostly spar without any protection and it'd be "reasonably" controlled but occasionally we'd don shin pads & mitts and go for it, inevitably there'd be more rib injuries, black eyes, bust noses etc.

I'd agree on the unfortunate bowler as well, that'll be a tough mental scar

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Post by navyblueshorts Wed 3 Dec - 8:44

As if the Brits couldn't get any worse:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30297101
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Post by super_realist Wed 3 Dec - 8:51

Interesting survey on golfing ability.

http://www.mygolfspy.com/study-overall-golfer-performance-by-handicap/

Easy to see why companies target the "do you want to hit it longer" crowd

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Post by MustPuttBetter Wed 3 Dec - 9:37

That is an interesting read, especially the 'birdies, pars and bogies' chart.
Have to say, I don't believe for a second that only 3% of scratch golfers keep a record of their scores, or even just 9% of 1-5s

I didn't realise that less than 50% of players ever break 90.

I saw a guy in a comp at our place score 137 the other day. Tasty


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Post by MustPuttBetter Wed 3 Dec - 9:37

Any reason why it's so quiet on here of late? Everyone gone away for Christmas??
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Post by super_realist Wed 3 Dec - 9:42

Diggers seems to have disappeared, usually stimulated a bit of debate, whereas Mac has just become a pantomime joke.

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Post by SmithersJones Wed 3 Dec - 9:44

Oh no he hasn't. Run
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Post by MustPuttBetter Wed 3 Dec - 9:48

Digs has completely disappeared, for quite some time now. Shame.
Maybe he'll make an appearance if Sunderland beat Man City tonight....
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Post by super_realist Wed 3 Dec - 9:50

Digs is doing Teacher Training, so will be busy with that. MIght be back in the holidays, because we all know teachers get great holidays. Laugh

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Post by incontinentia Wed 3 Dec - 10:26

I miss Mysti Crying or Very sad

but i have seen him post recently on other parts of the board.

COME BACK MYSTI!! kiss
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Post by super_realist Wed 3 Dec - 10:30

Gael seems to have exploded too. Perhaps too much Trump exposure.

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Post by McLaren Wed 3 Dec - 10:48

There is no way 10% of golfers are regularly breaking 80. Maybe if bounce games were counted and few mulligans thrown in.
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Post by super_realist Wed 3 Dec - 10:50

Why not Mac? Breaking 80 isn't that hard. I can't think the last time I DIDN'T break 80.

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Post by MustPuttBetter Wed 3 Dec - 11:07

Worth bearing in mind that it's 10% of golfers who record their stats break 80.
I would hazard a guess (and will no doubt offend someone) that the average scoring of people recording their stats is lower than the average scoring overall. At the very least we're talking about more attentive / obsessed players
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Post by McLaren Wed 3 Dec - 11:15

You must be an excellent player. Well done.



If anyone can check their clubs handicap site, do the numbers reflect 10% of people breaking 80?
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Post by super_realist Wed 3 Dec - 11:27

I just looked at the last medal to be played of the season.

71 Players, 12 break 80. So 16% breaking 80.

Thought that might be an anomaly so checked the one before.

108 players, 20 breaking 80. So 18.5 %

10% would appear a rather low return.

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Post by pedro Wed 3 Dec - 11:42

navyblueshorts wrote:As if the Brits couldn't get any worse:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30297101
The award is almost as ugly as its creator.

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Post by pedro Wed 3 Dec - 11:48

super_realist wrote:I just looked at the last medal to be played of the season.

71 Players, 12 break 80. So 16% breaking 80.

Thought that might be an anomaly so checked the one before.

108 players, 20 breaking 80. So 18.5 %

10% would appear a rather low return.
Think the more casual golfer (and hence higher handicapped) wouldn't be inclined to play medals as much as more obsessed or lower handicap golfers.

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Post by MustPuttBetter Wed 3 Dec - 11:48

Hmm, just checked our last two medals and November is 2 from 37 breaking 80, and October 5 from 52.
5% and 10%

Super, you get 108 players in your medals? That's incredible, how do they fit them all in tee times wise? All go as fourballs spread over 4 hours or so? The course must be a nightmare on medal days
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Post by MustPuttBetter Wed 3 Dec - 11:50

Just checked my old clubs last two comps and breaking 80 there is 17% and 32%!
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Post by Mad for Chelsea Wed 3 Dec - 11:56

but these are comps... I suspect casual golfers may form a much lower percentage of those who play in comps than those participating in the survey, which would explain the disparity.

I found the survey interesting in any case. It tallies with my personal experience: my dad, a VERY causal golfer, usually scores OK on the par 3's, but struggles badly on par 5's...

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Post by MustPuttBetter Wed 3 Dec - 12:20

Would very casual golfers who aren't playing any comps also be the type to be recording their stats though?
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Post by super_realist Wed 3 Dec - 12:51

MustPuttBetter wrote:Hmm, just checked our last two medals and November is 2 from 37 breaking 80, and October 5 from 52.
5% and 10%

Super, you get 108 players in your medals? That's incredible, how do they fit them all in tee times wise? All go as fourballs spread over 4 hours or so? The course must be a nightmare on medal days

That's nothing MPB, sometimes we have 140 in medals.
Tee times from 7am to 4pm. Plenty times, even space for non competition players to get a space in the middle too.

ALso, Pedro, given that your average golfer is between 8-20 there are a lot of higher handicappers in the medal too.

I don't think 10% of competitors in a medal breaking 80 is all that remarkable.

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Post by pedro Thu 4 Dec - 22:54

Must be nominee for the Darwin Award.
http://www.golfchannel.com/news/associated-press/crocodile-kills-man-retrieving-golf-balls/

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Post by super_realist Fri 5 Dec - 8:48

Hard to feel any sympathy really isn't it? Waist deep in water. What would he expect

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Post by incontinentia Fri 5 Dec - 9:10

Indeed pedro, however this caught my eye whilst reading that story http://www.golfchannel.com/news/grill-room/dufners-are-another-glorious-vacation/

Looks amazing  Yikes

Amanda is smokin' Drool


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Post by Roller_Coaster Fri 5 Dec - 9:10

We are all prone to errors in judgement when forced to make snap decisions...

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Post by westisbest Fri 5 Dec - 9:17

Very Happy

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Post by westisbest Fri 5 Dec - 9:22

Anybody wath The Fall?

Not seen it, but heard it is good. On the second series.

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Post by super_realist Fri 5 Dec - 9:31

westisbest wrote:Anybody wath The Fall?

Not seen it, but heard it is good. On the second series.

Is Mark E Smith in it? Run

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Post by Bob_the_Job Fri 5 Dec - 10:28

westisbest wrote:Anybody wath The Fall?

Not seen it, but heard it is good. On the second series.

I'm watching it. It's good, but a little slow paced. Given it's set in Belfast and uses some locations I know quite well, it's interesting for me on a different level. I've also met the lead male actor a few times and know his dad. Plus..you know.. Gillian Anderson.. "for the Dads" as Dara would say.
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Post by SmithersJones Fri 5 Dec - 10:39

I came to it late but watched the first series on catch up and am about 3 weeks behind in this series. Can't put my finger on what makes it so good but it is. And it's not just Gillian Anderson, even though I'm definitely one of Dara's "Dads"!
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Post by GunsGerms Fri 5 Dec - 10:49

Bob_the_Job wrote:
westisbest wrote:Anybody wath The Fall?

Not seen it, but heard it is good. On the second series.

I'm watching it.  It's good, but a little slow paced.  Given it's set in Belfast and uses some locations I know quite well, it's interesting for me on a different level. I've also met the lead male actor a few times and know his dad.  Plus..you know.. Gillian Anderson.. "for the Dads" as Dara would say.

I have been watching it from the start. It is very good. Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) is a good actor as is John Lynch (in the name of the father, Sliding doors) and Gillian Anderson is excellent. Features lots of other local Irish actors.

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Post by westisbest Fri 5 Dec - 11:01

Must try and watch the first series.

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Post by McLaren Fri 5 Dec - 11:43

I really like the fall, it has a sort of Irish Scandi noir thing going on. It also seems to have the hollyoaks cast of a few years ago, but they are all very good.

It is a shame that Dornan will be in 50 shades as he is clearly a very good actor and deserves better roles than that. I hope 50 shades doesn't put an end to him appearing in better TV/Movies.
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Post by beninho Fri 5 Dec - 12:00

I have no been watching the fall, though it seems like something i would enjoy, same with the Missing on BBC, which i havent watched. I did like a bit of scandi noir, The Killing was good. With regards to Dornan playing in 50 Shades, all actors need to make some money, so go into the big films. Doesnt usually impact their career, if they are good that is. Clooney did Batman, and he has made some great films since.

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Post by McLaren Fri 5 Dec - 12:24

clooney is fecking awful.
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Post by beninho Fri 5 Dec - 12:49

nope, Clooney has been good in some brilliant films. Syriana and Michale Clyton, are great films. Depends what you like i suppose. He was also good in Dusk till Dawn.

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Post by super_realist Fri 5 Dec - 13:15

Compared to most "superstars" I don't mind Clooney all that much.

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Post by GunsGerms Fri 5 Dec - 13:24

super_realist wrote:Compared to most "superstars" I don't mind Clooney all that much.

Wow Super doesnt mind something!!! Thats almost the same as actually liking something.

Who are the actors from Hollyoaks? Didnt think there were any or many English actors in the fall.

A few of the actors from the new season are from a restaurant based drama called "Raw" set in Dublin. That wasnt too bad either.

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Post by pedro Fri 5 Dec - 13:53

super_realist wrote:Hard to feel any sympathy really isn't it? Waist deep in water. What would he expect
Maybe he was wearing Lacoste.

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Post by kwinigolfer Fri 5 Dec - 14:01

!!!!
I wonder how he actually died - the reports suggested his body wasn't mutilated. Asphyxiation? Bit of a final insult being swallowed up for lunch and dying in the knowledge you're not good enough to eat.

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Post by super_realist Fri 5 Dec - 14:07

Well, he was a saffa, probably a bit bitter tasting.

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Post by MustPuttBetter Fri 5 Dec - 15:46

Redeeming story on Woods or decent publicity stunt?

https://youtu.be/mQvEoihC4MQ
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Post by McLaren Fri 5 Dec - 16:03

Gungerms

Brendan, Cheryl and Lindsay form Hollyoaks are definitely in the fall. I think a few other norn irish hollyoaks characters make brief appearances as well.
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Post by super_realist Fri 5 Dec - 16:40

Says a lot about you if you can identify people from a show like that.

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Post by McLaren Fri 5 Dec - 17:06

super_realist wrote:Says a lot about you if you can identify people from a show like that.

Thanks. I haven't watched it in a while so was glad to see I could still remember the faces. Are there any decent story lines at the moment?
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Post by westisbest Fri 5 Dec - 19:55

Off out for a few pints.

The other half has Corrie on, but that Kym Marsh is pretty hot.

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