Three players with lockdown frustrations
15/02/2021 | sport | golf | 86
European Tour player Matthew Jordan, two-time LET winner Meghan MacLaren and two-time senior major winner Roger Chapman speak about their Covid-19 lockdown experiences.
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15/02/2021 18:48:01 2 9
bbc
European Senior Tour barely exists
ALL the good players are on Champions Tour in USA

Apart from Arabian Swing with its appearance money European Tour has few events in a normal year with the sort of prize money the stars demandgoing to college
Young golfers might be better off joining the pgatour
Reserves ( Korn Ferry)

It is sad but there is no long term future for a stand alone Europeantour
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16/02/2021 07:23:12 4 1
bbc
Thanks for that uplifting message. Good lad. You just be very proud
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15/02/2021 20:34:12 0 10
bbc
A good walk spoiled.
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15/02/2021 20:38:29 6 0
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Bot ??
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15/02/2021 20:38:54 3 0
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Good lad. Happy now?
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16/02/2021 14:46:18 2 0
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A good quote flogged to death. Presumably no original thoughts to offer.
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15/02/2021 20:34:12 0 10
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A good walk spoiled.
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15/02/2021 20:38:29 6 0
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Bot ??
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15/02/2021 20:34:12 0 10
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A good walk spoiled.
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15/02/2021 20:38:54 3 0
bbc
Good lad. Happy now?
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15/02/2021 20:41:45 4 0
bbc
He can’t contain himself when he sees a golf hys
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15/02/2021 20:38:54 3 0
bbc
Good lad. Happy now?
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15/02/2021 20:41:45 4 0
bbc
He can’t contain himself when he sees a golf hys
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15/02/2021 20:47:43 11 2
bbc
I am happy to play golf alone and not go within 100 yards of another person. But no its too much risk. Discuss!!!!!
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15/02/2021 21:15:32 3 5
bbc
When we had previous lock downs when restricted golf was allowed, I played alone but it didn’t stop my peers getting into my 2 metre space at the club house, and on some of the holes where there was crazily slow pace.. I wore a mask, but they didn’t
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16/02/2021 08:32:56 2 0
bbc
When I play golf, most of my fellow competitors are at least 100 yards in front of me so no real risk. Don't get the see the greens much either.
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16/02/2021 08:41:31 2 2
bbc
Being very pedantic with you but IMHO golf is a sport requiring playing partners not a solitary ‘spoiled walk’. Stick to walking/hiking if you can’t bear a bit of SD company.
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Si
16/02/2021 12:27:02 1 0
bbc
Ip lay in a 4 ball of mates. We are ALWAYS 100 yards apart lol
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15/02/2021 21:05:55 4 12
bbc
I’m not sorry golfers are unable to play as fully as they would like.

This is a world pandemic.

I love golf, love watching the players, which I have been been doing for the last few weeks on live TV.

But, every few seconds of watching them play, I can’t help but complain at their behaviour, and the spectators, whom are mostly not wearing masks.

Yet the rest of us have to wear masks...
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16/02/2021 07:14:36 8 1
bbc
Might be time to move on and find a sport that you enjoy.
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15/02/2021 21:09:30 2 3
bbc
Professional golfers have mixed together and caught Covid.. see here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/56002806
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16/02/2021 07:21:34 2 4
bbc
Where does it say that Harrington caught Covid from other golfers?

Are you sure you’re not a different one if the 7 dwarves? Grumpy, perhaps?
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15/02/2021 20:47:43 11 2
bbc
I am happy to play golf alone and not go within 100 yards of another person. But no its too much risk. Discuss!!!!!
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15/02/2021 21:15:32 3 5
bbc
When we had previous lock downs when restricted golf was allowed, I played alone but it didn’t stop my peers getting into my 2 metre space at the club house, and on some of the holes where there was crazily slow pace.. I wore a mask, but they didn’t
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16/02/2021 07:16:31 8 2
bbc
You wore a mask while playing alone?

How did other players end up coming within 2m of you when you were playing in your own? That makes no sense.
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JSP
16/02/2021 07:24:40 6 1
bbc
It’s comments like this that give ministers the tiny excuse they need to keep courses closed. Thanks.
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16/02/2021 14:35:40 1 0
bbc
I'm not sure your club house should have been open during the first lockdown. They opened over the summer, along with all the other venues, but if you were in the club house during the first lockdown then I think you need to take a look at how your club was being run.
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15/02/2021 21:57:32 6 3
bbc
@Happy 2021. Most elite sportsman around the world are probably one of the least likely of groups to spread the virus amongst the wider community due to the strictest of testing procedures.
Don't forget the vaccines won't 'cure' this virus and at some point in the not too distant future we are all going to have to live with this. Adopting a bunker mentality (pun intended) won't work.
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16/02/2021 08:16:20 1 2
bbc
You’re right there is testing. Problem is a positive result can take 10 days to show.

In terms of causation, it is two-fold, the first is poor distancing and the second is PGA CDC is less strict than the UK.

Your point about we’ll soon be mixing more and the vaccines are not being fully protective is spot on.

The protection from the vaccines will still necessitate good, sensible distancing.
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15/02/2021 22:38:03 1 0
bbc
You seem a tad jealous, Doc! Can you walk?
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16/02/2021 07:26:03 2 1
bbc
He has been posting the same shocking news on every hys for the past few months. I suspect that it is due to the rain, snow, ice, flooding, mud etc they we have all been experiencing, but better days lie ahead. Spring isn’t far away and he will be able to have a nice walk.
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16/02/2021 07:27:54 3 0
bbc
Hang on ... Doc and Happy are posting on here? What about Sleepy, Sneezy and the rest of the lads? Or maybe they follow different sports?
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15/02/2021 21:05:55 4 12
bbc
I’m not sorry golfers are unable to play as fully as they would like.

This is a world pandemic.

I love golf, love watching the players, which I have been been doing for the last few weeks on live TV.

But, every few seconds of watching them play, I can’t help but complain at their behaviour, and the spectators, whom are mostly not wearing masks.

Yet the rest of us have to wear masks...
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16/02/2021 07:14:36 8 1
bbc
Might be time to move on and find a sport that you enjoy.
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16/02/2021 07:56:51 1 5
bbc
Lol..got a chipping area in my back garden, and a tennis trainer that I made. Golf and tennis are both outdoor sports, was playing both 3 times a week. Not playing isn’t great. But as I said I’m not worried about my compliance. It is the donks who ignore the rules. First chance I get I’ll be teeing off at 0730.
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15/02/2021 21:15:32 3 5
bbc
When we had previous lock downs when restricted golf was allowed, I played alone but it didn’t stop my peers getting into my 2 metre space at the club house, and on some of the holes where there was crazily slow pace.. I wore a mask, but they didn’t
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16/02/2021 07:16:31 8 2
bbc
You wore a mask while playing alone?

How did other players end up coming within 2m of you when you were playing in your own? That makes no sense.
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16/02/2021 09:36:32 1 4
bbc
It makes no sense you said. My statement Alice states where the rules are breached..but to repeat..the club house and on holes where I am waiting for slow players...
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15/02/2021 21:09:30 2 3
bbc
Professional golfers have mixed together and caught Covid.. see here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/56002806
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16/02/2021 07:21:34 2 4
bbc
Where does it say that Harrington caught Covid from other golfers?

Are you sure you’re not a different one if the 7 dwarves? Grumpy, perhaps?
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15/02/2021 18:48:01 2 9
bbc
European Senior Tour barely exists
ALL the good players are on Champions Tour in USA

Apart from Arabian Swing with its appearance money European Tour has few events in a normal year with the sort of prize money the stars demandgoing to college
Young golfers might be better off joining the pgatour
Reserves ( Korn Ferry)

It is sad but there is no long term future for a stand alone Europeantour
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16/02/2021 07:23:12 4 1
bbc
Thanks for that uplifting message. Good lad. You just be very proud
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16/02/2021 12:23:52 2 0
bbc
Truth be told, players follow the money, not just golf but in every sport. As for pandemic, it has put brakes on millions of young careers let alone a few golfers.
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15/02/2021 21:15:32 3 5
bbc
When we had previous lock downs when restricted golf was allowed, I played alone but it didn’t stop my peers getting into my 2 metre space at the club house, and on some of the holes where there was crazily slow pace.. I wore a mask, but they didn’t
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JSP
16/02/2021 07:24:40 6 1
bbc
It’s comments like this that give ministers the tiny excuse they need to keep courses closed. Thanks.
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15/02/2021 22:38:03 1 0
bbc
You seem a tad jealous, Doc! Can you walk?
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16/02/2021 07:26:03 2 1
bbc
He has been posting the same shocking news on every hys for the past few months. I suspect that it is due to the rain, snow, ice, flooding, mud etc they we have all been experiencing, but better days lie ahead. Spring isn’t far away and he will be able to have a nice walk.
11
15/02/2021 22:38:03 1 0
bbc
You seem a tad jealous, Doc! Can you walk?
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16/02/2021 07:27:54 3 0
bbc
Hang on ... Doc and Happy are posting on here? What about Sleepy, Sneezy and the rest of the lads? Or maybe they follow different sports?
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16/02/2021 17:44:37 2 0
bbc
We have a thing called Steve D on the cricket pages. You think Doc is repetitive and boring. You should follow that thing.
I hear he used to work over here in Norway and I have a feeling we did not treat him very well LOL
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16/02/2021 07:32:50 5 6
bbc
Personally I believe they should be playing without caddies in the current climate.
Any sort of handshake or fist bump should result in a penalty of one stroke.
They're very lucky to be allowed to play at all but they still can't help themselves from moaning.
Pathetic.
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16/02/2021 07:42:37 6 2
bbc
If moaning is pathetic, where does that leave you? Chief moaner
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16/02/2021 08:18:46 4 0
bbc
And for cricket, football and rugby, should they just field one player per team? Would definitely save on wages, could furlough them in rotation. Or just give them a points reduction if they have to call on a physio or have any contact with another player. Where will it end if it was applied to all pro sports?
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16/02/2021 08:43:20 2 0
bbc
The caddies get tested as well though and are part of the same bubble.
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16/02/2021 07:32:50 5 6
bbc
Personally I believe they should be playing without caddies in the current climate.
Any sort of handshake or fist bump should result in a penalty of one stroke.
They're very lucky to be allowed to play at all but they still can't help themselves from moaning.
Pathetic.
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16/02/2021 07:42:37 6 2
bbc
If moaning is pathetic, where does that leave you? Chief moaner
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16/02/2021 07:43:53 6 1
bbc
Arfur is going to be delighted, there’s some pictures of women.
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16/02/2021 12:31:37 0 1
bbc
Nothing wrong with women jimmy
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16/02/2021 07:14:36 8 1
bbc
Might be time to move on and find a sport that you enjoy.
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16/02/2021 07:56:51 1 5
bbc
Lol..got a chipping area in my back garden, and a tennis trainer that I made. Golf and tennis are both outdoor sports, was playing both 3 times a week. Not playing isn’t great. But as I said I’m not worried about my compliance. It is the donks who ignore the rules. First chance I get I’ll be teeing off at 0730.
10
15/02/2021 21:57:32 6 3
bbc
@Happy 2021. Most elite sportsman around the world are probably one of the least likely of groups to spread the virus amongst the wider community due to the strictest of testing procedures.
Don't forget the vaccines won't 'cure' this virus and at some point in the not too distant future we are all going to have to live with this. Adopting a bunker mentality (pun intended) won't work.
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16/02/2021 08:16:20 1 2
bbc
You’re right there is testing. Problem is a positive result can take 10 days to show.

In terms of causation, it is two-fold, the first is poor distancing and the second is PGA CDC is less strict than the UK.

Your point about we’ll soon be mixing more and the vaccines are not being fully protective is spot on.

The protection from the vaccines will still necessitate good, sensible distancing.
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16/02/2021 11:15:10 2 1
bbc
The extremely limited number of positives tests on the ET and PGA tour show that whatever protocols are in place is working.
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16/02/2021 07:32:50 5 6
bbc
Personally I believe they should be playing without caddies in the current climate.
Any sort of handshake or fist bump should result in a penalty of one stroke.
They're very lucky to be allowed to play at all but they still can't help themselves from moaning.
Pathetic.
24
16/02/2021 08:18:46 4 0
bbc
And for cricket, football and rugby, should they just field one player per team? Would definitely save on wages, could furlough them in rotation. Or just give them a points reduction if they have to call on a physio or have any contact with another player. Where will it end if it was applied to all pro sports?
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16/02/2021 09:39:10 2 4
bbc
None of these sports should be taking place at all.
6
15/02/2021 20:47:43 11 2
bbc
I am happy to play golf alone and not go within 100 yards of another person. But no its too much risk. Discuss!!!!!
25
16/02/2021 08:32:56 2 0
bbc
When I play golf, most of my fellow competitors are at least 100 yards in front of me so no real risk. Don't get the see the greens much either.
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16/02/2021 09:37:49 1 2
bbc
1st tee, club house entrance and when I have caught up with slow groups...
6
15/02/2021 20:47:43 11 2
bbc
I am happy to play golf alone and not go within 100 yards of another person. But no its too much risk. Discuss!!!!!
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16/02/2021 08:41:31 2 2
bbc
Being very pedantic with you but IMHO golf is a sport requiring playing partners not a solitary ‘spoiled walk’. Stick to walking/hiking if you can’t bear a bit of SD company.
19
16/02/2021 07:32:50 5 6
bbc
Personally I believe they should be playing without caddies in the current climate.
Any sort of handshake or fist bump should result in a penalty of one stroke.
They're very lucky to be allowed to play at all but they still can't help themselves from moaning.
Pathetic.
27
16/02/2021 08:43:20 2 0
bbc
The caddies get tested as well though and are part of the same bubble.
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16/02/2021 08:54:02 3 2
bbc
It is tough one, this. We all want to see golf but something for me feels a little off that only elite and, let’s be honest, wealthy golfers get to ply their trade. How about the next few tournaments be contested by “tier 2” golfers at half prize money? It may be interesting too to see players having to grind rather than take a course apart. Something we amateurs can relate to as well.
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16/02/2021 09:07:03 8 6
bbc
I have to be honest I am not in the least bit concerned about these pampered professionals and when they may or may not play again, what I want is for us rank and file amateurs to return to our courses to play the game we love.
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16/02/2021 09:15:56 4 0
bbc
I quite enjoy watching golf, even during times when I can’t play. Reminds me of better times and that better times lie ahead, hopefully not too far in the future.
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16/02/2021 09:18:23 2 0
bbc
Unfortunately golf at the moment is within the catch all "essential journey" . Personally I am amazed at all the essential journeys that are happening it seems given the levels of road traffic.
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16/02/2021 09:07:03 8 6
bbc
I have to be honest I am not in the least bit concerned about these pampered professionals and when they may or may not play again, what I want is for us rank and file amateurs to return to our courses to play the game we love.
30
16/02/2021 09:15:56 4 0
bbc
I quite enjoy watching golf, even during times when I can’t play. Reminds me of better times and that better times lie ahead, hopefully not too far in the future.
29
16/02/2021 09:07:03 8 6
bbc
I have to be honest I am not in the least bit concerned about these pampered professionals and when they may or may not play again, what I want is for us rank and file amateurs to return to our courses to play the game we love.
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16/02/2021 09:18:23 2 0
bbc
Unfortunately golf at the moment is within the catch all "essential journey" . Personally I am amazed at all the essential journeys that are happening it seems given the levels of road traffic.
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16/02/2021 12:45:58 0 2
bbc
Why should it be essential
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16/02/2021 09:33:23 3 1
bbc
Life is tough for all us sporting men. I miss my golf big time and would have been more than happy to play alone at my local club if allowed. My daughter bought me a Callaway Big Bertha B21 Driver but I have not had the chance to test it properly. Slowly but surely we are going to come out of lockdown so I can measure what my handicap is.
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16/02/2021 11:42:32 5 2
bbc
And sporting women. I've taken delivery of a new set of Taylormade irons, member of two golf clubs, missed a golf trip to Tenerife this month, but I accept it's a consequence of keeping us safe for a period of time.
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16/02/2021 12:53:10 1 0
bbc
Enjoy the new driver when you get a chance! How old was the driver it is replacing?

Might test drive some new drivers myself when we get a chance. I get on ok with the current one, but it is 8 years old now. I'm not expecting massive gains on good hits, but hoping to God that 8 years of technology helps with forgiveness.
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16/02/2021 07:16:31 8 2
bbc
You wore a mask while playing alone?

How did other players end up coming within 2m of you when you were playing in your own? That makes no sense.
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16/02/2021 09:36:32 1 4
bbc
It makes no sense you said. My statement Alice states where the rules are breached..but to repeat..the club house and on holes where I am waiting for slow players...
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16/02/2021 18:18:10 1 1
bbc
That still makes no sense. You are waiting for slow players and they end up within 2m of you? You’re making this up as you go along. I doubt if you play golf at all.
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16/02/2021 08:32:56 2 0
bbc
When I play golf, most of my fellow competitors are at least 100 yards in front of me so no real risk. Don't get the see the greens much either.
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16/02/2021 09:37:49 1 2
bbc
1st tee, club house entrance and when I have caught up with slow groups...
24
16/02/2021 08:18:46 4 0
bbc
And for cricket, football and rugby, should they just field one player per team? Would definitely save on wages, could furlough them in rotation. Or just give them a points reduction if they have to call on a physio or have any contact with another player. Where will it end if it was applied to all pro sports?
35
16/02/2021 09:39:10 2 4
bbc
None of these sports should be taking place at all.
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16/02/2021 12:45:00 2 2
bbc
Steady on difference of opinion warning...from the elite brigade
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16/02/2021 08:16:20 1 2
bbc
You’re right there is testing. Problem is a positive result can take 10 days to show.

In terms of causation, it is two-fold, the first is poor distancing and the second is PGA CDC is less strict than the UK.

Your point about we’ll soon be mixing more and the vaccines are not being fully protective is spot on.

The protection from the vaccines will still necessitate good, sensible distancing.
36
16/02/2021 11:15:10 2 1
bbc
The extremely limited number of positives tests on the ET and PGA tour show that whatever protocols are in place is working.
32
16/02/2021 09:33:23 3 1
bbc
Life is tough for all us sporting men. I miss my golf big time and would have been more than happy to play alone at my local club if allowed. My daughter bought me a Callaway Big Bertha B21 Driver but I have not had the chance to test it properly. Slowly but surely we are going to come out of lockdown so I can measure what my handicap is.
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16/02/2021 11:42:32 5 2
bbc
And sporting women. I've taken delivery of a new set of Taylormade irons, member of two golf clubs, missed a golf trip to Tenerife this month, but I accept it's a consequence of keeping us safe for a period of time.
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16/02/2021 14:38:19 2 0
bbc
Las Americas. Love the place and enjoy the 7 Irish Pubs they have there.
Never played golf on holiday. My wife gets full attention when we leave these Norwegian shores, but not much here. A lot of golf can you say.
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16/02/2021 12:15:52 2 0
bbc
Two golf club bars & a cricket club barman really need my ££££
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16/02/2021 07:23:12 4 1
bbc
Thanks for that uplifting message. Good lad. You just be very proud
39
16/02/2021 12:23:52 2 0
bbc
Truth be told, players follow the money, not just golf but in every sport. As for pandemic, it has put brakes on millions of young careers let alone a few golfers.
6
15/02/2021 20:47:43 11 2
bbc
I am happy to play golf alone and not go within 100 yards of another person. But no its too much risk. Discuss!!!!!
40
Si
16/02/2021 12:27:02 1 0
bbc
Ip lay in a 4 ball of mates. We are ALWAYS 100 yards apart lol
21
16/02/2021 07:43:53 6 1
bbc
Arfur is going to be delighted, there’s some pictures of women.
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16/02/2021 12:31:37 0 1
bbc
Nothing wrong with women jimmy
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16/02/2021 14:39:06 2 1
bbc
Good afternoon you two.
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16/02/2021 17:31:57 1 1
bbc
Never said there was. I watch a lot of women’s golf and have been to many tour events, here and in the US.

I just don’t see women golfers as some sort of publicity stunt to be thrown into men’s events “to brighten things up” like you do. I don’t think that helps anyone.
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16/02/2021 09:39:10 2 4
bbc
None of these sports should be taking place at all.
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16/02/2021 12:45:00 2 2
bbc
Steady on difference of opinion warning...from the elite brigade
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16/02/2021 17:40:41 0 0
bbc
“Elite brigade”? Please explain. I have no idea what you mean. And yesterday, when you were banging on about elitism, it turned out that you didn’t know what you were on about either
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16/02/2021 09:18:23 2 0
bbc
Unfortunately golf at the moment is within the catch all "essential journey" . Personally I am amazed at all the essential journeys that are happening it seems given the levels of road traffic.
43
16/02/2021 12:45:58 0 2
bbc
Why should it be essential
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16/02/2021 17:24:16 1 0
bbc
Nobody said it is. Try to keep up, arfur! And look, some pictures of women golfers to brighten things up, you must be delighted!
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16/02/2021 09:33:23 3 1
bbc
Life is tough for all us sporting men. I miss my golf big time and would have been more than happy to play alone at my local club if allowed. My daughter bought me a Callaway Big Bertha B21 Driver but I have not had the chance to test it properly. Slowly but surely we are going to come out of lockdown so I can measure what my handicap is.
44
16/02/2021 12:53:10 1 0
bbc
Enjoy the new driver when you get a chance! How old was the driver it is replacing?

Might test drive some new drivers myself when we get a chance. I get on ok with the current one, but it is 8 years old now. I'm not expecting massive gains on good hits, but hoping to God that 8 years of technology helps with forgiveness.
45
16/02/2021 12:54:16 2 1
bbc
GPS. Hand-held or watch? Anyone strongly prefer one over the other?
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16/02/2021 14:25:00 1 3
bbc
Neither! Use your nogging and trust your swing... ????????
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16/02/2021 14:38:22 3 1
bbc
Introducing them in the professional game may improve the pace of play dramatically?
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16/02/2021 14:42:04 1 0
bbc
Bushnell Tour V4 for accurate reading of pins, hazards and the likes. Garmin GPS for visual of the course and layout, especially when I've never played it before, plus handy as I play abroad a lot.
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16/02/2021 07:21:34 2 4
bbc
Where does it say that Harrington caught Covid from other golfers?

Are you sure you’re not a different one if the 7 dwarves? Grumpy, perhaps?
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16/02/2021 12:54:16 2 1
bbc
GPS. Hand-held or watch? Anyone strongly prefer one over the other?
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16/02/2021 14:25:00 1 3
bbc
Neither! Use your nogging and trust your swing... ????????
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16/02/2021 14:35:50 3 0
bbc
I use a knackered old G1 Garmin watch Jimmy which shows front centre and rear yardage or in my case metres. Helps my game enormously on a new course.
No faffing around and as you walk to your ball a quick glance of your wrist tells you all you need to know. A quick whack of the ball thereafter and it's "FORE".
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16/02/2021 17:20:22 1 0
bbc
Not a golfer then, I’m guessing. Pretty helpful to know how far it is to carry a lake or bunker, or where the hell a hole goes when you’re hitting over a blind hill. I’m just asking which decide people prefer, hand held gps or a watch.
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16/02/2021 14:26:53 2 0
bbc
Got a new custom fit putter for Christmas. Not yet hit a single putt in anger. Which is good, because now when it does absolutely nothing to improve my putting I can blame it on the long lay off, rather than accepting that new equipment will not fix my game!!
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16/02/2021 17:21:54 2 0
bbc
Hitting putts in anger isn’t a good idea anyway. Ask that clown Lashley.
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15/02/2021 21:15:32 3 5
bbc
When we had previous lock downs when restricted golf was allowed, I played alone but it didn’t stop my peers getting into my 2 metre space at the club house, and on some of the holes where there was crazily slow pace.. I wore a mask, but they didn’t
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16/02/2021 14:35:40 1 0
bbc
I'm not sure your club house should have been open during the first lockdown. They opened over the summer, along with all the other venues, but if you were in the club house during the first lockdown then I think you need to take a look at how your club was being run.
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16/02/2021 14:25:00 1 3
bbc
Neither! Use your nogging and trust your swing... ????????
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16/02/2021 14:35:50 3 0
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I use a knackered old G1 Garmin watch Jimmy which shows front centre and rear yardage or in my case metres. Helps my game enormously on a new course.
No faffing around and as you walk to your ball a quick glance of your wrist tells you all you need to know. A quick whack of the ball thereafter and it's "FORE".
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And sporting women. I've taken delivery of a new set of Taylormade irons, member of two golf clubs, missed a golf trip to Tenerife this month, but I accept it's a consequence of keeping us safe for a period of time.
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Las Americas. Love the place and enjoy the 7 Irish Pubs they have there.
Never played golf on holiday. My wife gets full attention when we leave these Norwegian shores, but not much here. A lot of golf can you say.
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GPS. Hand-held or watch? Anyone strongly prefer one over the other?
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16/02/2021 14:38:22 3 1
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Introducing them in the professional game may improve the pace of play dramatically?
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16/02/2021 14:44:58 2 0
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Doubt it, they'd have different variants of them and will need to take a read from them all just to triple check their accuracy.
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16/02/2021 17:55:07 1 0
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If pace of play was a serious issue, then giving them carts would speed things up massively. Would still take spieth forever to choose a club though.
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16/02/2021 12:31:37 0 1
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Nothing wrong with women jimmy
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16/02/2021 14:39:06 2 1
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Good afternoon you two.
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Hi, hope all is well
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16/02/2021 12:54:16 2 1
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GPS. Hand-held or watch? Anyone strongly prefer one over the other?
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Bushnell Tour V4 for accurate reading of pins, hazards and the likes. Garmin GPS for visual of the course and layout, especially when I've never played it before, plus handy as I play abroad a lot.
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16/02/2021 14:38:22 3 1
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Introducing them in the professional game may improve the pace of play dramatically?
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16/02/2021 14:44:58 2 0
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Doubt it, they'd have different variants of them and will need to take a read from them all just to triple check their accuracy.
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16/02/2021 14:56:51 1 0
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Reading your post above that sounds like you ????
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A good walk spoiled.
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16/02/2021 14:46:18 2 0
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A good quote flogged to death. Presumably no original thoughts to offer.
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16/02/2021 14:44:58 2 0
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Doubt it, they'd have different variants of them and will need to take a read from them all just to triple check their accuracy.
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16/02/2021 14:56:51 1 0
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Reading your post above that sounds like you ????
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16/02/2021 15:15:47 1 0
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How so?
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16/02/2021 14:56:51 1 0
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Reading your post above that sounds like you ????
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16/02/2021 15:15:47 1 0
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How so?
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16/02/2021 16:44:16 1 0
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You mentioned using more than one device yourself when out on the course.

Seriously though why not allow the use of technology if it speeds up play in the pro game. Pace of play is an issue.
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Good afternoon you two.
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16/02/2021 15:16:09 1 1
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Hi, hope all is well
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16/02/2021 15:15:47 1 0
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How so?
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16/02/2021 16:44:16 1 0
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You mentioned using more than one device yourself when out on the course.

Seriously though why not allow the use of technology if it speeds up play in the pro game. Pace of play is an issue.
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16/02/2021 17:16:00 2 0
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Unfortunately, Annette might be onto something, that in the wrong hands some pros might end up looking at the course guide, the laser, the gps, and have a look at the green book before hitting into the green, so might actually slow them down.
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I see, they both provide different benefits, I don't use them together, it's one or the other. Guess they could only trial it, I think they would go with their yardage books and also the gadget, then it brings in use of slope readings. For me it's the long discussions with caddy, walking round the green numerous times and club changes when they're ready to pull the trigger, that slows the game.
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16/02/2021 16:44:16 1 0
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You mentioned using more than one device yourself when out on the course.

Seriously though why not allow the use of technology if it speeds up play in the pro game. Pace of play is an issue.
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16/02/2021 17:16:00 2 0
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Unfortunately, Annette might be onto something, that in the wrong hands some pros might end up looking at the course guide, the laser, the gps, and have a look at the green book before hitting into the green, so might actually slow them down.
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16/02/2021 16:44:16 1 0
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You mentioned using more than one device yourself when out on the course.

Seriously though why not allow the use of technology if it speeds up play in the pro game. Pace of play is an issue.
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16/02/2021 17:16:00 2 0
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I see, they both provide different benefits, I don't use them together, it's one or the other. Guess they could only trial it, I think they would go with their yardage books and also the gadget, then it brings in use of slope readings. For me it's the long discussions with caddy, walking round the green numerous times and club changes when they're ready to pull the trigger, that slows the game.
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16/02/2021 14:25:00 1 3
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Neither! Use your nogging and trust your swing... ????????
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16/02/2021 17:20:22 1 0
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Not a golfer then, I’m guessing. Pretty helpful to know how far it is to carry a lake or bunker, or where the hell a hole goes when you’re hitting over a blind hill. I’m just asking which decide people prefer, hand held gps or a watch.
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16/02/2021 14:26:53 2 0
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Got a new custom fit putter for Christmas. Not yet hit a single putt in anger. Which is good, because now when it does absolutely nothing to improve my putting I can blame it on the long lay off, rather than accepting that new equipment will not fix my game!!
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16/02/2021 17:21:54 2 0
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Hitting putts in anger isn’t a good idea anyway. Ask that clown Lashley.
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16/02/2021 12:45:58 0 2
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Why should it be essential
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16/02/2021 17:24:16 1 0
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Nobody said it is. Try to keep up, arfur! And look, some pictures of women golfers to brighten things up, you must be delighted!
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16/02/2021 22:14:50 0 0
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for sure, good for ratings, only joking calm down
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16/02/2021 12:31:37 0 1
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Nothing wrong with women jimmy
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16/02/2021 17:31:57 1 1
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Never said there was. I watch a lot of women’s golf and have been to many tour events, here and in the US.

I just don’t see women golfers as some sort of publicity stunt to be thrown into men’s events “to brighten things up” like you do. I don’t think that helps anyone.
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16/02/2021 22:15:35 0 0
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i meant it would have to be done properly somehow, not a token
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16/02/2021 12:45:00 2 2
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Steady on difference of opinion warning...from the elite brigade
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16/02/2021 17:40:41 0 0
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“Elite brigade”? Please explain. I have no idea what you mean. And yesterday, when you were banging on about elitism, it turned out that you didn’t know what you were on about either
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16/02/2021 07:27:54 3 0
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Hang on ... Doc and Happy are posting on here? What about Sleepy, Sneezy and the rest of the lads? Or maybe they follow different sports?
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16/02/2021 17:44:37 2 0
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We have a thing called Steve D on the cricket pages. You think Doc is repetitive and boring. You should follow that thing.
I hear he used to work over here in Norway and I have a feeling we did not treat him very well LOL
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16/02/2021 18:06:20 2 0
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Ah yes, steved ... he gets a regular pasting on the rugby chats.
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Introducing them in the professional game may improve the pace of play dramatically?
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16/02/2021 17:55:07 1 0
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If pace of play was a serious issue, then giving them carts would speed things up massively. Would still take spieth forever to choose a club though.
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16/02/2021 17:44:37 2 0
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We have a thing called Steve D on the cricket pages. You think Doc is repetitive and boring. You should follow that thing.
I hear he used to work over here in Norway and I have a feeling we did not treat him very well LOL
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16/02/2021 18:06:20 2 0
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Ah yes, steved ... he gets a regular pasting on the rugby chats.
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16/02/2021 18:30:33 1 0
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he he I have seen that over the past couple of weeks LOL
He pops on here every now and then to let us know how pathetic we golfers are.
Never understood the point of that.
He is taking a pasting on the Rugby pages as we speak hehe
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16/02/2021 09:36:32 1 4
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It makes no sense you said. My statement Alice states where the rules are breached..but to repeat..the club house and on holes where I am waiting for slow players...
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16/02/2021 18:18:10 1 1
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That still makes no sense. You are waiting for slow players and they end up within 2m of you? You’re making this up as you go along. I doubt if you play golf at all.
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16/02/2021 20:26:09 0 0
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Have you never walked up to a tee, and found a 4 ball group waiting or hovering waiting for a 4 ball group in front of them...I was playing on my own...it really isn’t difficult to fathom if that a singleton plays quicker...????
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If pace of play was a serious issue, then giving them carts would speed things up massively. Would still take spieth forever to choose a club though.
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16/02/2021 18:06:20 2 0
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Ah yes, steved ... he gets a regular pasting on the rugby chats.
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16/02/2021 18:30:33 1 0
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he he I have seen that over the past couple of weeks LOL
He pops on here every now and then to let us know how pathetic we golfers are.
Never understood the point of that.
He is taking a pasting on the Rugby pages as we speak hehe
I didn't know Bugs Bunny played golf! Removed
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16/02/2021 20:17:57 2 3
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It’s tough for many professional, semi-professional and amateur golfers. We all want play.

Some professional golfers have done ok. Many haven’t earned much money, so are struggling.

All sportsmen and women need to be doing there thing.

The fact is the whole country is struggling mentally, emotionally, and financially.

Covid kills, that’s why we have lockdown.
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16/02/2021 18:18:10 1 1
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That still makes no sense. You are waiting for slow players and they end up within 2m of you? You’re making this up as you go along. I doubt if you play golf at all.
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16/02/2021 20:26:09 0 0
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Have you never walked up to a tee, and found a 4 ball group waiting or hovering waiting for a 4 ball group in front of them...I was playing on my own...it really isn’t difficult to fathom if that a singleton plays quicker...????
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16/02/2021 20:26:14 2 0
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So, the end of the WC swing this week brings us to Riviera - another great track.
I think Rory will do well this week.
That said, DJ is the obvious favourite.
Victor and Homa as my E/W bets.
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16/02/2021 20:42:40 1 1
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It's Viktor mate. He is Norwegian.

By the way, have you heard Jack Nicklaus talking to Tiger Woods in Norwegian?
They don't sound very Norwegian and I can not understand a word they are saying. Viktor however...............

I can not see Rory playing well at that place. He is totally out of form with regards to playing 4 great rounds. The level of golf is phenomenal these days. 62s everywhere.
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16/02/2021 20:26:14 2 0
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So, the end of the WC swing this week brings us to Riviera - another great track.
I think Rory will do well this week.
That said, DJ is the obvious favourite.
Victor and Homa as my E/W bets.
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16/02/2021 20:42:40 1 1
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It's Viktor mate. He is Norwegian.

By the way, have you heard Jack Nicklaus talking to Tiger Woods in Norwegian?
They don't sound very Norwegian and I can not understand a word they are saying. Viktor however...............

I can not see Rory playing well at that place. He is totally out of form with regards to playing 4 great rounds. The level of golf is phenomenal these days. 62s everywhere.
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16/02/2021 20:52:41 2 0
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I do that just for you, Maksi.??
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16/02/2021 20:54:32 2 1
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BTW, where do you stay in Las Americas, Maksi?
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16/02/2021 20:42:40 1 1
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It's Viktor mate. He is Norwegian.

By the way, have you heard Jack Nicklaus talking to Tiger Woods in Norwegian?
They don't sound very Norwegian and I can not understand a word they are saying. Viktor however...............

I can not see Rory playing well at that place. He is totally out of form with regards to playing 4 great rounds. The level of golf is phenomenal these days. 62s everywhere.
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16/02/2021 20:52:41 2 0
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I do that just for you, Maksi.??
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16/02/2021 20:42:40 1 1
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It's Viktor mate. He is Norwegian.

By the way, have you heard Jack Nicklaus talking to Tiger Woods in Norwegian?
They don't sound very Norwegian and I can not understand a word they are saying. Viktor however...............

I can not see Rory playing well at that place. He is totally out of form with regards to playing 4 great rounds. The level of golf is phenomenal these days. 62s everywhere.
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16/02/2021 20:54:32 2 1
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BTW, where do you stay in Las Americas, Maksi?
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16/02/2021 21:29:24 0 0
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Hotel Parque La Paz mate.
When you are lying by the pool there is a strip of Irish pubs practically under you, obviously on the other side of the hotel wall and below.

We love that place mate but looks like we won't be going anywhere for a while.
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BTW, where do you stay in Las Americas, Maksi?
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16/02/2021 21:29:24 0 0
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Hotel Parque La Paz mate.
When you are lying by the pool there is a strip of Irish pubs practically under you, obviously on the other side of the hotel wall and below.

We love that place mate but looks like we won't be going anywhere for a while.
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Love the Canaries and two years ago we stayed in the Parque Santiago 4, superb hotel.
Got Lanzarote all booked and paid for in June - like that’s gonna happen! One can hope....
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Hotel Parque La Paz mate.
When you are lying by the pool there is a strip of Irish pubs practically under you, obviously on the other side of the hotel wall and below.

We love that place mate but looks like we won't be going anywhere for a while.
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Love the Canaries and two years ago we stayed in the Parque Santiago 4, superb hotel.
Got Lanzarote all booked and paid for in June - like that’s gonna happen! One can hope....
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16/02/2021 22:04:58 0 0
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Do you visit the Irish pubs when you are in the Canaries mate?

I love the music and the atmosphere. Puerto Rico has several too, both up the mountain and down in the centre.

Have you been to Lanzarote before? I gave it 2 tries and won't be going back. Beautiful island but that wind never stops blowing and it's freezing.

Do you play golf when you are at these places? I'm not allowed lol
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Love the Canaries and two years ago we stayed in the Parque Santiago 4, superb hotel.
Got Lanzarote all booked and paid for in June - like that’s gonna happen! One can hope....
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16/02/2021 22:04:58 0 0
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Do you visit the Irish pubs when you are in the Canaries mate?

I love the music and the atmosphere. Puerto Rico has several too, both up the mountain and down in the centre.

Have you been to Lanzarote before? I gave it 2 tries and won't be going back. Beautiful island but that wind never stops blowing and it's freezing.

Do you play golf when you are at these places? I'm not allowed lol
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16/02/2021 22:45:21 0 0
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PR - in Gran Canaria?
Been a few times.
This’ll be our 4th visit to Lanzarote if we’re allowed to go!
All the Canaries are windy!
It’s quite refreshing when it is mid-30s.
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16/02/2021 17:24:16 1 0
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Nobody said it is. Try to keep up, arfur! And look, some pictures of women golfers to brighten things up, you must be delighted!
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16/02/2021 22:14:50 0 0
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for sure, good for ratings, only joking calm down
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16/02/2021 17:31:57 1 1
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Never said there was. I watch a lot of women’s golf and have been to many tour events, here and in the US.

I just don’t see women golfers as some sort of publicity stunt to be thrown into men’s events “to brighten things up” like you do. I don’t think that helps anyone.
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16/02/2021 22:15:35 0 0
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i meant it would have to be done properly somehow, not a token
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16/02/2021 22:04:58 0 0
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Do you visit the Irish pubs when you are in the Canaries mate?

I love the music and the atmosphere. Puerto Rico has several too, both up the mountain and down in the centre.

Have you been to Lanzarote before? I gave it 2 tries and won't be going back. Beautiful island but that wind never stops blowing and it's freezing.

Do you play golf when you are at these places? I'm not allowed lol
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16/02/2021 22:45:21 0 0
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PR - in Gran Canaria?
Been a few times.
This’ll be our 4th visit to Lanzarote if we’re allowed to go!
All the Canaries are windy!
It’s quite refreshing when it is mid-30s.