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Golf - not me

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:36 pm

Rob P wrote:Sad to read
Really disappointed to see this forum go down a route that I thought it was above, clearly times are a changing :roll:



very sure, you like I understand some of the golden rules.
I do doubt the rules apply to everyone, and some have time to voice negativity (lengthy or not).

we must take others birth marks with a grain of salt.

I grew up beside a (public) golf course, the rule was, hit 4 balls and only carry 3 clubs (#2 also works as a putter, #9, and #2-driver.) of course we had to wait for people to pass sometimes. the beauty was, early or late in the day. hop the fence, and have some fun. we had memberships, but didn't respect the sign up all the time.
so if you take golf as fitness, chasing balls is in fact excellent exercise (jogging after 4 balls not just 1). like everything in life, its what you put into it.

I will add that now, I use my clubs for live target practice. Many squirrels in the area, though I have probably never hit one. they get the idea-(those are my nuts)

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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:39 pm

Spyder fan wrote:I have a Golf and it's a great car for a runaround do everything workhorse.


You obviously haven't kept one for more than five or six years. Great cars when they're young but at about the five or six year point they rapidly turn into decrepit POSes. I had two MkIVs, a GTI and a GLS. NEVER AGAIN.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:01 pm

I enjoy my mk1 gti, and mk2 awd

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:12 pm

The Veg wrote:
Spyder fan wrote:I have a Golf and it's a great car for a runaround do everything workhorse.


You obviously haven't kept one for more than five or six years. Great cars when they're young but at about the five or six year point they rapidly turn into decrepit POSes. I had two MkIVs, a GTI and a GLS. NEVER AGAIN.


Maybe mine’s a delayed reaction due to low use during COVID lockdown. MK7 GT 2.0 diesel 2014 model. 7 years totally trouble free motoring and it does more miles per gallon than the ones you get in the US :mrgreen:

I should explain that a US gallon is smaller than a UK gallon along with a few other weights and measures, it’s a point that seemed to escape a few people who complained in the US a few years back.

I’m waiting for Elon to produce an electric car that does 500 miles on a charge and has a Frunk big enough for my clubs before I trade up. Back in 2016 he said it was coming before 2020 and would drive itself, I was all teed up for it happening.

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PostPost by: TBG » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:31 pm

Veg - loved your post - you cracked it in one! Is that par for the course?
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PostPost by: miked » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:10 pm

Back to my original question of; can a serious petrol head be a golfer too?
Looks like they can. :D
All our hobbies/leisure activities have stereotype jokes.
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PostPost by: Mike+2 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:32 pm

The Veg wrote:I once heard a comedian opine that golf isn't a sport, golf is men in bad trousers walking. My addition to that is that it definitely isn't a sport, because the traditional definition of 'sport' is a recreational activity in which the participant stands a reasonable chance of being killed while doing said activity.


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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:35 pm

I rarely play golf. I find the weapons completely ineffective.
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PostPost by: reb53 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:46 am

Interestingly we have an informal "Petrolheads" group in my area that meets once a week out at a local golf club !
Mainly because they have heaps of room for us all to park up, and a good cafe attached.

The cafe seating area is surrounded by all the beautifully sign written boards listing all the Champions over the years.
Still get a kick out of looking up and seeing my Dad's name as "Club Champion"....
Didn't make me a player though.
Caddying for him put me right off, though, as a kid, I did learn some new words..

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PostPost by: promotor » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:12 am

I'll put my head above the parapet - I'm a golfer and a petrol head.

Do your worst - roast me! :D :lol:
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PostPost by: miked » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:06 am

Well I never. :D
No denying you are a proper petrol head. Interesting. :D
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PostPost by: promotor » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:01 am

miked wrote:Well I never. :D
No denying you are a proper petrol head. Interesting. :D


I'm a little bit disappointed - I thought you'd give me a little bit of a hard time! :lol:
I'm not a member of a club and don't buy into all that - I just like to play at a few different clubs to keep it interesting.

By the way, there's a few famous petrol head / golfers :

Sir Jackie Stewart,
Sir Damon Hill
Alice Cooper.

Perhaps the question should be "are you actually a serious petrol head if you DON'T golf?" ! :D
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:29 am

h20hamelan wrote:chasing balls is in fact excellent exercise


Personally speaking I’m not into chasing balls of any description - for those that do however that’s ok!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:08 am

promotor wrote:
miked wrote:Well I never. :D
No denying you are a proper petrol head. Interesting. :D


I'm a little bit disappointed - I thought you'd give me a little bit of a hard time! :lol:
I'm not a member of a club and don't buy into all that - I just like to play at a few different clubs to keep it interesting.

By the way, there's a few famous petrol head / golfers :

Sir Jackie Stewart,
Sir Damon Hill
Alice Cooper.

Perhaps the question should be "are you actually a serious petrol head if you DON'T golf?" ! :D


Don't forget Nigel Mansell...

But then again being a driver is different than restoring / maintaining cars; the issue here is both take a lot of time & therefore tend to be mutually exclusive if you have a family.
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PostPost by: promotor » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:27 am

pharriso wrote:
promotor wrote:
miked wrote:Well I never. :D
No denying you are a proper petrol head. Interesting. :D


I'm a little bit disappointed - I thought you'd give me a little bit of a hard time! :lol:
I'm not a member of a club and don't buy into all that - I just like to play at a few different clubs to keep it interesting.

By the way, there's a few famous petrol head / golfers :

Sir Jackie Stewart,
Sir Damon Hill
Alice Cooper.

Perhaps the question should be "are you actually a serious petrol head if you DON'T golf?" ! :D


Don't forget Nigel Mansell...


Ah yes, thanks pharriso, forgot him for some reason even though he drove a Lotus, and on that note it is also worth throwing Graham Hill into the mix!
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