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Post by McLaren Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:30 pm

First topic message reminder :

I am sure the exists somewhere already but the idea is that you post quiz questions for the rest of us to tackle.


To get us going I will go for a gentle question from yesterdays pointless.

The concept of pointless is that the question is given to 100 people before the show, and each correct answer is accompanied by the number of people in the 100 test group who gave that answer.

The more obscure answer score lower points and are therefore better.


The question was,

Name any UK golfer who has represented Europe in the Ryder cup since 1979? Can anyone get a pointless answer. I will restrict this to one name per poster.


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Post by I'm never wrong Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:54 pm

I'll stop doing questions now. Shocked

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Post by kwinigolfer Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:23 pm

Ah well, I'd never have thought of that!
Nice one!!

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Post by raycastleunited Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:58 am

I'm never wrong wrote:I think I better explain. Before Louis it was the only par 5 not to have been albatrossed. It then completed the best possible eclectic score (or ringer round as some Americans say) for the course.  All par 3's had been aced. All par 4's had been eagled, and 3/4 par 5's albatrossed. (That is, until someone aces a par 4.)

That's not right at all. I'm pretty sure Kim Jong Il had at least 2 hole in one's on the par 5s in his round of 21.

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Post by I'm never wrong Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:21 pm

Apologies Ray. That one slipped through the net.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:28 pm

INW was using professional golfers as the basis Ray as opposed to Kim Jong Il who got bored because it was too easy.

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Post by kwinigolfer Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:36 pm

Along the lines, Grumps, of The Most Interesting Man In The World.
Did you see Dos Equis is retiring him? Stay thirsty my friend.

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Post by kwinigolfer Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:34 pm

I've already chalked up 9 x Top 25 finishes this season, 8 x Top 18's. Who am I?

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Post by SetupDeterminesTheMotion Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:08 am

There are the only 3 times you can pick up your ball (without penalty) & you're not allowed to clean it. Can you tell me the circumstances ?
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Post by I'm never wrong Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:07 am

I think one would be where your ball is so close to another players ball - who is away - that if they were to hit theirs, it would collide with yours. (Or interfere in some way).

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Post by super_realist Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:10 am

If you need a drop in a bunker?

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Post by McLaren Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:31 am

Not sure if they count but sometimes local rules surrounding preferred lies allow lift clean and place on the fairway and lift (no clean) and drop from plugged lies in the first cut of rough.
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Post by raycastleunited Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:16 pm

SetupDeterminesTheMotion wrote:There are the only 3 times you can pick up your ball (without penalty) & you're not allowed to clean it. Can you tell me the circumstances ?

My guesses:
1. To identify it (if necessary you're allowed to clean a bit of the ball to enable you to identify it)
2. If you believe it may be damaged
3. If it interferes with another players shot (e.g. balls touching, interfering with stance or swing)

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Post by super_realist Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:46 pm

Isn't the question where you CAN'T clean it?

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Post by SetupDeterminesTheMotion Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:47 pm

raycastleunited wrote:
SetupDeterminesTheMotion wrote:There are the only 3 times you can pick up your ball (without penalty) & you're not allowed to clean it. Can you tell me the circumstances ?

My guesses:
1. To identify it (if necessary you're allowed to clean a bit of the ball to enable you to identify it)
2. If you believe it may be damaged
3. If it interferes with another players shot (e.g. balls touching, interfering with stance or swing)

Correct clap
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Post by raycastleunited Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:32 pm

That was off the top of my head so I'm feeling a bit more confident in my rules knowledge.

I always struggle to remember when you can drop within 2 clubs length and when it's 1.

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Post by I'm never wrong Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:59 pm

raycastleunited wrote:I always struggle to remember when you can drop within 2 clubs length and when it's 1.
Don't quote me on this, but isn't always a good rule of thumb, to drop within 2 clubs for a penalty and one club for a free drop?

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Post by kwinigolfer Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:51 am

If Rory wins his match against Jason Day, he will be up to 24 x WGC MatchPlay victories, behind only TW and tied with this man. Who????

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Post by I'm never wrong Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:23 pm

Saw this on the TV last night. David Toms.

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Post by I'm never wrong Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:29 pm

Ok. A non golf question. Pop music. What was the popular misconception about Elton Johns "Song for Guy"?

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Post by McLaren Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:30 pm

Kwini

Sky showed Mcilroy this stat when he was being interviewed at the Skycart™ , but my mind has gone blank. Someone with a better memory must be able to get this.

If I had to guess would go for David Toms.
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Post by McLaren Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:31 pm

sorry crossed post.
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Post by kwinigolfer Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:33 pm

Ground Control to David Toms clap clap clap clap Ale

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Post by pedro Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:59 pm

with the new round robin format guarateeing the player min. 3 matches I'm sure Tigers record will be beaten soon.

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Post by Davie Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:59 pm

I'm never wrong wrote:Ok. A non golf question. Pop music. What was the popular misconception about Elton Johns "Song for Guy"?

That it was about Guy the Gorilla when in fact it was about a motorcycle dispatch rider .. or vice versa?

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Post by I'm never wrong Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:05 pm

Thank you Davie. Correct with the first part of your statement. A dispatch rider or member of staff.

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Post by George1507 Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:39 am

I'm never wrong wrote:
raycastleunited wrote:I always struggle to remember when you can drop within 2 clubs length and when it's 1.
Don't quote me on this, but isn't always a good rule of thumb, to drop within 2 clubs for a penalty and one club for a free drop?

That's a good way to remember it.

I saw an interesting RoG question the other day. In what circumstance can you drop closer to the hole than your ball is lying?


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Post by raycastleunited Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:11 am

If you hit the ball further from the hole then where it lay you can always take stroke and distance. Eg if you miss a 4 foot putt and it rolls down a slope 30 yards off the green you can go back to the 4 foot putt

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Post by I'm never wrong Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:22 am

If you need to take relief, and the only place to take it is nearer the hole?

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Post by hend085 Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:53 am

drop zone?

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Post by George1507 Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:00 am

Yes, Raycastle basically has it. You can declare your ball unplayable any time and take the shot again. So, in his example, if it rolled off the green into trouble then you could add a penalty shot and take the putt again.

The more common example is when you hit a tree trunk and the ball hurtles backwards into a bush. You could mess around trying to find a place to drop behind or at the side of the bush, or just take the shot again from where you were.

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Post by raycastleunited Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:40 am

What if you hit the ball into the back of the green keeper's tractor and it drives off? You must be able to drop it closer!

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Post by McLaren Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:12 am

You should be asked to leave the course for being so inconsiderate. People hitting anywhere near greenkeepers is one of the few things in golf I would be willing to label a disgrace.
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Post by George1507 Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:05 pm

raycastleunited wrote:What if you hit the ball into the back of the green keeper's tractor and it drives off? You must be able to drop it closer!

Haha

For those of you who have played at Crieff, I remember seeing a guy slice one over the wall on the first (before it was 27 holes) and the ball bounced on the road, and then into a car through the open rear window. The passenger then chucked it back out over the wall near the tee, leaving everyone wondering what to do next. I think he played three off the tee with the same ball, which was the first time I'd ever seen that happen.

On the same hole I saw a guy hit his trolley with his drive, and it ricochetted over the wall and OB. He refused to believe his next shot was playing four....

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Post by raycastleunited Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:15 am

A long time ago I was playing at a course which had winter tee mats next to the ladies tee on every hole Friend of mine topped his drive and it caught the raised edge of the tee mat about 30 yards ahead of us, soared high into the air, over our heads and disappeared into the trees behind us. So he played 3 off the tee about 50 yeards ahead of where his orignal ball was.

I once suffered a similar, less disasterous, but more embarrassing fate. There's a hole on the back 9 at North Berwick (16th?) where you drive over a stone wall. I was trying to hit a low stinger under the wind, flushed it but it just caught the top of the wall, flew miles into the air and came down behind us on the previous hole (par 3 Redan?). Had to do the walk of shame, but the ball was lying ok and I'm prettty sure I walked off with bogey. laughing

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Post by George1507 Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:54 am

I've hit the walls at NB quite a few times, but never on the 16th. Getting a five from where you were was excellent!

I hit a long drive on the third once, and it rolled for miles and came to rest about two feet short of the gap in the wall. It wasn't in line with the green though, so I was trying to hit a cutty one through the gap and back towards the green. I couldn't have been aiming properly though, because it caught the inside of the gap and then rolled about 80 yards to the middle of the green. In the same round on the 13th I managed to land my second shot on top of the wall, and it flew miles upwards and onto the bank at the back left of the green, from where it bounced, rolled and trickled its way back to about 10 feet from the pin.

No luck at all, me. Whistle

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Post by McLaren Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:48 am

Have to say the wall on 16 has never really entered my thoughts when hitting a shot. But on 3 I have been stuck behind the wall after superb drives on dry wind assisted days and after 2nd and 3rd shots on days when ball striking is an issue.


George

Did you hole the birdie putt on 13?

Where of course I have had many issues with the wall and blocked shots.
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Post by George1507 Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:10 pm

Mac,

No I don't think I holed it.

I think it's a great hole, that 13th. Especially downwind - which it usually is - it's tempting to try to overpower it. Drive level with the green, chip over the wall and an easy birdie. But no, because the fairway tilts towards the wall and the ball ends up right next to the wall. So chip away from the wall, another over the wall, and the easy birdie is now a tough par. Or a bogey in all probability.

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Post by kwinigolfer Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:05 am

I am an American golfer with terrific individual records in Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup.

In losing causes I played five Ryder Cup matches, won 4, lost 1, including wins in both my singles.

In Presidents Cup play, I played nine matches, won 6, lost 2, halved 1.

Who am I?

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Post by Bob_the_Job Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:53 am

Do you carry an Eppy Pen?
Have you a passing resemblance to Matt Damon?
Are you Scott Verplank?
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Post by golfermartin Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:09 am

If that's right, I'd've never got it!

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Post by kwinigolfer Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:17 am

Well done Bob, SCOTT VERPLANK it is! clap clap clap Ale Ale Ale

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Post by Bob_the_Job Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:27 am

Always liked watching Verplank play - something very calm and down to earth about him - always seemed quite humble.  I remember his hole in one in the RC too
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Post by McLaren Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:44 am

Bob, now your turn to post a question.
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Post by Bob_the_Job Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:12 pm

Ok - I like the whoami type of question, although this is probably too easy...

I've never made the cut in the PGA .... but I've played in the world cup twice.

I've only made the cut in the US Open once... but I jointly hold a significant record at the Open

Bonus hint to make it really easy:
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Post by I'm never wrong Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:39 pm

Paul Lawrie?

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Post by McLaren Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:41 pm

i thought Lawrie skipped playing in us open?
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Post by kwinigolfer Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:44 pm

Wrong Paul?
Broadhurst??
Mr 63???

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Post by Bob_the_Job Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:32 pm

Bingo - well done Kwini Whisky - thought it might be too easy with the last clue
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Post by kwinigolfer Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:48 pm

No, it was the guess of Paul Lawrie that triggered it, and the tied Open record.
Watched Broadhurst in his RC effort - if Langer had held on and Europe retained the cup, Broadhurst would have been as much a factor as anyone. Hope he enjoys a successful Senior career, seems a good man. thumbsup

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Post by kwinigolfer Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:52 am

Jim Herman won in Houston Sunday to earn a last gasp Masters invitation:

Who is the last British golfer to earn his trip to Augusta in similar fashion?

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