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Post by JDandfries on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:32 pm

As we are a new forum, and we really don't know each other, lets all introduce ourselves.

Name – JD
Age – 32
Where am I? – North East England
Where am I from – Edinburgh
Sports played – Golf, Football, Rugby
Sports followed – Golf, Football, Rugby, Boxing, well, anything really
Handicap – 1.5
Driver – In between clubs, looking for a new model – currently using Ping ISI
Fairway Woods/Hybrids – None at the moment in the bag, but have Titleist 909 F3 3 Wood
Irons – Taylor Made 300 forged 2 – P
Wedges – Cleveland Tour Action black 52, 56, 60
Putter – Ping Pal 2
Favourite Course I have played – Woodhall Spa
Favourite Player – Sergio Garcia
Favourite Golfing moment - Watching all four days live at St Andrew when Big John won!
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Post by Davie on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:42 pm

Over the years at BBC and then the Dark Side I don't think I've ever completed one of these!

This is me...

Name – Dave (Davie is purely an internet name apart from a couple of Scot friends who call me that)
Age – 51
Where am I? – Thames Valley
Where am I from originally – Barrow-in-Furness
Current home course - Sand Martins Wokingham
Sports played – Golf
Sports followed – Golf, Football, Rugby and probably most other sports unless it involves horses
Handicap – 22
Driver – King Cobra
Fairway Woods – Mizuno T-Zoid 3 and 5-wood
Irons – Nicklaus N1 Linear Dynamics
Putter – John Letters
Favourite Courses I have played – Hindhead, Hawkstone Park, Oxfordshire
Favourite Player – Luke Donald
Favourite Golfing moment - Lee Westwood playing a great recovery shot at Wentworth this year from almost right in front of me
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Post by Doc on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:58 pm

Well I'm Doc and live in Cheshire and a keen sportsman, although I only play golf these days. Played football at a high standard, but the knees have now given up.

Play off 18 but can play much better than that, just don't get the time to practice.
Driver Cleveland
3-wood Cleveland
20 and 24* Utility clubs from Adams
Irons Miura CB 501
Bettinardi BB25 putter

Favourite courses played: The Old Course Vilamoura, Marbella Golf & Country Club
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Post by MustPuttBetter on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:01 pm

Name – MPB
Age – 31
Where am I? – Surrey
Where am I from – Surrey
Current home course - Bramley
Sports played – Football, Badminton,.......... Golf (in order of ability!)
Sports followed – Golf, Football
Handicap – 16.9
Driver – Nike Sasquatch Sumo 10.5 degrees - will be changing before the new season
Fairway Woods/Hybrids – Callaway FT 5 wood, 3 & 4 Mizuno MX FliHi hybrids
Irons – Wilson CI9s 6-PW
Wedges – Titlelist Vokeys 52 and 60 degrees
Putter – Odyssee White Hot
Favourite Course I have played – Burnham & Berrow (i've not played many prestige courses)
Favourite Player at the mo – Rory or Ryo Ishikawa
Favourite Golfing moment - being at Hoylake for the final day in 06. First Open i'd been to. Turned up at about 7am not really knowing what you're meant to do at a golf tournament. I'm wandering around and a golf ball lands next to me. Down the fairway trots Jose Maria Olazabal. He says "good morning" and then hits a 4 iron into the green from about 6 feet in front of me. Just me, his caddy and him, no one else in sight. Brilliant!

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Post by JDandfries on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:02 pm

You have some great gear there Doc - Love the Adams Hybrid, I am on the look out for idealy some pro blacks or pro golds for next season) and the Muira Irons!!! ilu
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Post by MustPuttBetter on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:03 pm

Who did you play football for Doc?

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Post by Mercurio on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:12 pm

Name – Mercurio (a name that was an amalgam of two completely different words and means absolutely nothing – I just like the sound of it)
Age – Nearly 36
Where am I? – West Sussex
Where am I from originally – County Durham
Current home course - Cranleigh
Sports played – Golf, Cricket, Football, Darts, Snooker
Sports followed – As I’m now finding myself even watching American Football it’s now got to the point where I’ll have to say everything.
Handicap – 13.3
Driver – Callaway Hyper X
Fairway Woods – Don’t use them
Irons – Callaway X Forged (2007 version)
Putter – Odyssey Two-Ball
Favourite Courses I have played – Saunton (East) – and I shot 104!
Favourite Players – Luke Donald, Simon Dyson, Sergio Garcia, Thomas Levet, Phil Mickelson, Frankie Molinari and Oliver Wilson
Favourite Golfing moment – Tiger Woods chipping in at the 16th at Augusta on the final day
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Post by Maverick on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:27 pm

Name – Mav (though the wife uses another name)
Age – 31
Where am I? – South East England (Kent to be exact)
Where am I from – Kent
Sports played – Golf is the only one now, used to Box, play footie and partake in MMA
Sports followed – Golf, Football, Boxing, MMA(UFC), Huge NFL & Baseball fanwell, anything really as long as it doesn't involve horses or womans footie!
Handicap – +1
Driver – Adams F11 Speedline
Fairway Woods/Hybrids – 3 Wood Adams Speedline F11 - Hybrid: Cobra Baffler
Irons – Cobra Pro-MB
Wedges – Adams Puglielli black 52, 56
Putter – Benross Doral White -
Favourite Course I have played – Shinnecock Hills
Favourite Player – Luke Donald/Steve Stricker
Favourite Golfing moment - Being there at the 95 Ryder Cup when Europe won on US Soil
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Post by Doc on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:38 pm

MustPuttBetter wrote:Who did you play football for Doc?

Spent my early years playing for schools, local clubs, and had trials at a few clubs, but packed it in to join the forces when I was 17. Soon got selected for my squadron team, then regimental team, and then posted to Hong Kong so that I could play for the far East Land Forces. The UK summer saw plenty of top UK clubs go on pre season tours, so I played against Man Utd, Rangers, Huddersfield Town, Sheff Utd (Brilliant playing against players like Tony Curry and Frank Worthington) Scored twice against Man Utd when Gary Bailey was in the nets. Played in Germany for Bilefeld in Bundesliege 3, and must have had the longest hair in the army, as I was always in tracksuit, (Mullet) and then after the forces played in the Yorkshire League.
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Post by Del_Boy on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:51 pm

Name – Del Boy
Age – 38
Where am I? – Kent (moved when I was 10)
Where am I from – Harrow
Current home course - West Malling
Sports played – Golf
Sports followed – most
Handicap – 13
Driver – Nike Sasquatch Sumo Sq 10.5 degrees
Fairway Woods/Hybrids – Nike Dymo
Irons – Nike Pro-Combo
Wedges – Nike
Putter – Nike (recently changed after having the Scottie Tryliuum for 13 years).
Favourite Course I have played – Pebble, RSG
Favourite Player at the mo – Tiger
Favourite Golfing moment - Birdie on the 7th at Pebble
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Post by drive4show on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:54 pm

Doc

Nice one! Bet you must have some great memories from some of those games. I never got past being watched by scouts at school. I think the problem was I went to boarding school in the south of England but lived in Scotland so made it a bit difficult to sign schoolboy forms.

Hey ho...another of life's great opportunities passes me by..........

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Post by Maverick on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:58 pm

Doc you played for Bielefield! Snap!

When I was based in Hameln I played 2 seasons with them, became a bit of a tracksuit soldier due to that, got lots of time of to train as a result. Highlight was playing part of a pre-season tour series againt Bayern, 1860 and Hannover and scoring in all 2 games! Even got to play against Hargreaves in the centre of the park the boy was a total athlete depsite his more recent injuries.

Had to stop when got posted away to 59 squadron so boxing took over as they were an always active unit so no time for football
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Post by MustPuttBetter on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:58 pm

Doc wrote:
MustPuttBetter wrote:Who did you play football for Doc?

Spent my early years playing for schools, local clubs, and had trials at a few clubs, but packed it in to join the forces when I was 17. Soon got selected for my squadron team, then regimental team, and then posted to Hong Kong so that I could play for the far East Land Forces. The UK summer saw plenty of top UK clubs go on pre season tours, so I played against Man Utd, Rangers, Huddersfield Town, Sheff Utd (Brilliant playing against players like Tony Curry and Frank Worthington) Scored twice against Man Utd when Gary Bailey was in the nets. Played in Germany for Bilefeld in Bundesliege 3, and must have had the longest hair in the army, as I was always in tracksuit, (Mullet) and then after the forces played in the Yorkshire League.

Good man, sounds like a great time. My old man was a keeper in the army (a while before you!) and got moved from Berlin to Gibraltar to play football. I always thought if i was ever going to be in the forces i'd try and take that same route!!
Scoring against Gary Bailey is a right claim to fame. Nice one (why is there no thumbs up smilie?)

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Post by drive4show on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:59 pm

Del

Have you got the latest VR Pro Combo set? If so, whats the verdict? I'm very tempted to get them ilu

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Post by Noshankingtonite on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:04 pm

Name - Noshankingtonite (picked that name because I say it to myself in the hope that I won't hit one during the course of the round)

Age 46
Where am I - Nam (Cheltenham) - originally from Glosterrr!
Support Birmingham City and Glosterrr (Rugby) and Glosterrrshure (cricket)
Current Home Course - Naunton Downs (North Cotswolds)
Handicap - 18

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Driver - TM Superfast Burner
3-wood - TM Burner
2-hybrid - TM Superfast Burner 2.0
Cobra Baffler 26deg
Irons - Ping G15
Putter - Ping Karsten

Favourite Course played: Broadstone (with my buddy D4S Hug )
St Enedoc (with my Wing Man JAS Cool

Favourite Players: Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia

Favourite Golfing Moment: The long iron Faldo hit into the par-5 at Augusta (might have been 13th) to put pressure on Norman and win his sixth major.
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Post by Del_Boy on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:08 pm

drive4show wrote:Del

Have you got the latest VR Pro Combo set? If so, whats the verdict? I'm very tempted to get them ilu

Nahh - Had these for about 5 years. Fairly please with them though.
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Post by LondonJonnyO on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:18 pm


Name – It is I! Le LJ!
Age – 35
Where am I? – Theydon Bois
Where am I from – Many many places.
Current home course - North Weald
Sports played – Golf, Scuba Diving, Drinking, Nursechase
Sports followed – Golf (sort of),
Handicap – 4.7
Driver – Titleist 910D3
Fairway Woods - Titleist 906F2
Irons – Mizunp MP FliHi 2 iron. Nike Forged Blade 3 - PW
Wedges – Titleist Vokey 54, Miura C-Grind 57
Putter – Scotty Newport Beach
Favourite Course I have played – Faldo at the Cornelia
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Post by Doc on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:20 pm

Mav, D4S yes fantastic times and Mav will know what goes on when the boys are away playing. Laughing Obviously a good few years older than you Mav but I'll always remember half time in a round robin tournament in Hong Kong, where we were playing a local side Hong Kong Rangers that was full of top players from around the world who were guesting, Man Utd and Huddersfield. Me and Frank Worthington were sat in centre circle smoking and having a bottle of San Miguel, brilliant, no oranges for us, and no way you would have got away with it when you were in Cool He wanted to know which were the best flesh pots that were not on the tourist route, so ended up taking him to a place where he almost fell for a ladyboy .... hillarious but he took it in good fun. The Man Utd players were a bit more professional, and kept to their hotel rooms
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Post by LadyPutt on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:21 pm

Name – LadyPutt
Age – 60 (feel 35)
Where am I? – South East London/Kent border
Where am I from – Bournemouth
Sports played – Golf is the only one now, used to play hockey, tennis, squash
Sports followed – Golf, rugby union, motorsport, cricket (anything but football or that involves water)
Hobbies outside golf: Singing (light opera/musicals), cooking, good food & wine, theatre.
Handicap – 20 (I stopped playing 18 months or so ago to have 2 new hips and that was my handicap then)
Driver – TaylorMade
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade 3 & 5
Hybrids: Cobra Baffler 3, 4 & 6
Irons – Lynz Black Cat (generally only use 7-SW or 4 for long shots under trees)
Wedges – Lynx Black Cat PW & SW and a couple of odds and sods - 56 and 60 degrees.
Putter – Odyssey 2-ball
Ball: Srixon Lady
Favourite Course I have played – San Lorenzo (abroad), Ferndown (UK)
Favourite Player – Luke Donald/Alvaro Quiros/MA Jimenez
Favourite Golfing moment - any time we beat the Yanks in the Ryder Cup!
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Post by Jethro on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:29 pm

Namre - Jethro (not my real name, think 1970's prog rock ...)
Age - 46
Where am I? - Nottinghamshire
Home course - Sherwood Forest, Mansfield
Sports played - only golf now, cricket, rugby and football in the past
Sports followed - Rugby League (St Helens), football (Leicester City), cricket (Lancs)
Handicap - 15 and rising
Driver - Ping G15
Irons - TM Burner
Wedges - TM 52, 56, 60
Putter - Oddessy 2-ball
Favourite player - Lee Westwood
Favourite golfing moment playing - Wife and I winning the individual Club Championships at our previous club on the same day.
Favourite golfing moment watching - Sam Torrence holing the put to win the '85 Ryder Cup

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Post by ChrisGG on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:45 pm

Name – ChrisGG
Age – 18
Where am I – Swansea
Sports played – Golf (used to play football and cricket)
Sports followed – Most sports really (except wrestling Evil or Very Mad )
Handicap – 5.5
Driver – Titleist 909D3
Fairway - Titleist 909F2, Ping G10 3i hybrid
Irons – Titleist AP2 4-PW
Wedges – Titleist Vokey 52, 56
Putter – Yes! Emma
Favourite Players – Westwood, Kaymer, Couples
Favourite Golfing moment - Tiger chip in at the masters
Favourite films - Goodfellas, Bourne Trilogy, In Bruges
Favourite books - The Millenium Trilogy, The Snowman
Favourite bands - Radiohead, RHCP, U2, Nirvana, Muse
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Post by drive4show on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:59 pm

Jethro is my new best friend, always fancied playing Sherwood Forest. Heard nothing but good things about it and the greens are supposed to be super quick?

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Post by Jethro on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:14 pm

Hi D4S

I am sure we can fix something up if you fancy a game sometime. Probably best to wait until May/June though when the greens do take on glass-like qualities. Where are you based?

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Post by drive4show on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:34 pm

Jethro

I play out of Broadstone down in Dorset, very similar type of heathland course to yours. (play out of....makes me sound like some sort of poncy tour pro!!)

I'm always up for a meet up and happy to travel, obviously the invitation is reciprocated down at my place bounce

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Post by Gareth_NI on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:16 am

Name – Gareth
Age – 26
Where am I? – Dunfermline
Where am I from – Northern Ireland
Current home course - Silverknowes or Craigintinny (Edinburgh Muni's)
Sports played – Golf
Sports followed – Golf, Football, Rugby Union, Boxing, MMA
Handicap – Not a member of a club so not official, around 16 (New Years resolution to attain an HP)

Driver – Either Yonex Nanospeed i 12* or Ping G5 10.5* (depending on conditions/confidence)
Fairway Woods - Mizuno MX700 3, 5 Woods
Hybrid - TaylorMade Rescue Dual #3 20*
Irons – Callaway X-14 5 - 9 (3,4,PW,SW in garage)
Wedges – MD Golf Norman Drew 48, 52, 60
Putter – Odyssey White Hot #2
Favourite Course I have played – Royal County Down
Favourite Course I want to play - either TOC, Kingsbarns (both on my doorstep) or Royal Portrush

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Post by Jethro on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:23 am

D4S

Sounds good, we are down your way to watch the Olympic sailing so I was hoping to sneak in a bit of golf

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Post by Davie on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:25 am

Jethro - don't forget your aqualung Wink
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Post by drive4show on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:40 am

Davie wrote:Jethro - don't forget your aqualung Wink

Quality Davie and very appropriate with this piggin weather right now Smile

Jethro...bring your bats mate! All the heather will be in full bloom then at my track, you'll love it.

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Post by Jethro on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:50 am

Will do, an aqualung would have come in handy these last few days.

They've just cut our heather back for the winter - I dread to think how many balls they found. Our first has a fair carry so there will have been plenty that were only hit once.

Now what was it I tell my daughter about not meeting up with people she chats to on-line ...


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Post by Puligny on Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:03 am

Name: Puligny
Where: Hampshire/Dorset
Where from: Cheshire
Age: 59 (only realised that when I had to type it!!!!)
Handicap: 5.1
Other sports: only started golf when too cracked for anything else. Played football and squash to reasonable standard. Started golf mid 40s after several surgeries - knees back etc - and joined a club and got handicap as 50th birthday present to self! Now hooked to point of obsession!!
Driver: Ping G15
Fairway: Taylor made v steel
Rescue: TM 19dg
Irons: Titleist AP2
Wedges: Vokey 52 and 58
Putter: Yes Victoria2
Best course played: Kingston Heath
Best UK course played: Woburn Marquess
Most spectacular course played: Cape Kidnappers
Course I want to play: Carnoustie
Players: Seve Faldo Westwood Garcia Jimenez Donald Trevino

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Post by LadyPutt on Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:00 pm

Hi Puligny - where in Hampshire/Dorset and where do you play? I used to live in Bournemouth and D4S plays at Broadstone so you are not alone. I also started playing golf in my early 40s so I'd have a sport to play in my old age!
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Post by Puligny on Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:50 pm

LP hi. Yes I know D4s and we have a couple of rounds together each year. In Dorset I play at Remedy Oak though I live near Winchester and play in Hampshire also. I know people at Ferndown, Parkstone and Broadstone so I don't have a favourite!!!!!
It's funny, I always knew I would play golf sometime (when older) but just had never got round to it/had the time etc etc until forced by injuries which stopped me doing any of my other sports. Now find myself one of a legion of golfers who "wish I'd started sooner!"

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Post by hend085 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:54 pm

Name – Hend085 (amalgamation of surname and DOB)
Age – 26
Where am I? – Dublin
Where am I from –Dublin
Current home course - Malahide GC
Sports played – Golf, soccer, swimming to a decent level. few other to a not so decent level!
Sports followed – all bar the US ones
Handicap – 5
Driver – CLevland Hibore XLS stiff shaft 10.5
Fairway Woods/Hybrids – burner 3 wood and 22 degree rescue
Irons – TM R7 TP 4-PW
Wedges – 50 and 56 Degree RAC and a 60degree vokey
Putter – Oddssey #9
Favourite Course I have played – Royal County Down
Favourite Player at the mo – Luuuuuke and Gonzo/Sergio
Favourite Golfing moment - playing last 3 holes in 5 under earlier this year! to save my .1 by a shot!

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Post by oldshanker on Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:38 am

Oh go on then

Name - Oldshanker
Age - 59
Where am I - Peterborough
Where am I from - originally Stockton on Tees
Home course - Thorpe Wood
Handicap - 16
Driver - Lynx Prowler draw bias stiff shaft 10.5 degrees
Fairway woods - Cobra SS hypersteel 5 wood, looking for its big brother the 3 as well
Irons - presently Maruman conductor
Wedge - Tour Issue 12 iron
Putter - presently bastardised wilson with lots of extra weight cut down
Favourite course played - HCEG or Gullane.........HCEG or Gullane.........HCEG or Gullane...........HCEG it is then.
Favourite golfing moment - playing with Jacklin in the '60's in a bounce game when he was really relaxed and hitting the ball so sweetly it was easy to see he would go places (at least that is what my Dad said).
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Post by Merlin on Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:12 am

Name - Merlin
Age - 49 (ouch)
Where am I - Lincoln
Where am I from - York
Handicap - 16.9
Other Sports Played - None now but used to play a lot of football and cricket when i was in the forces.
Sports followed - Rugby League(Leeds Rhino's), Football (Leeds United), Cricket (Yorkshire & England)
Driver - Titleist 910D2
Fairway Wood - Titleist 910f 4 Wood
Hybrid - Titleist 909h
Irons - Mizuno MP57
Wedges - Mizuno MPT-10
Putter - Ping Redwood Zing
Favourite Players - Simon Dyson, Lee Westwood, Miguel Angel Jiminez
Favourite Course Played - Fulford
Goal for 2012 - to get my handicap down to 12 or 13
A little bit about myself - Married with 2 grown up children, spent 23 years in the forces and have been a prison officer for the last 9 years.
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Post by Mary_S on Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:46 pm

Just realised that I hadn't posted in here!

Name - Mary
Age - Innocent
Where am I - Wiltshire
Where am I from - Bath
Home course - Cumberwell Park
Handicap - 28
Driver - Ping Rhapsody
Fairway woods - Callaway Haweye VFT (have flirted with Taylormade and Ping, but always come back to these)
Irons - Callaway Hawkeye VFT
Hybrids - Cobra Baffler
Putter - Odyssey two-ball
Course I want to play - Turnberry
Favourite players - David Howell and Steve Surry
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Post by BlueCoverman on Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:33 pm

Mary...surely favourite players should read Steve Surry first followed by David Howell?... Wink
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Post by Matelot golfer on Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:26 am

Name – Pippaloni,
Age – 41
Where am I? – cornwall
Where am I from – Ipswich
Current home course - Mullion
Sports played- golf, football till 31 and then got into golf following a serious knee injury
Sports followed – Golf, Football
Handicap – 7
Driver – Calloway ft3 ( quality club that I still have not found any better than despite wanting to tinker always!
Fairway Woods/Hybrids – original taylormade burner 3 wood, taylormade tp 4 hybrid
Irons – Wilson FG tours( love 'em!)
Wedges – Titlelist Vokeys 50and 60 degrees
Putter – Odyssey White Hot no5 mallet centre shafted
Favourite Course I have played – many great ones around the world due to being in the forces, although would have to plump for Abu Dhabi if being pushed!
Favourite Player at the mo – Luke Donald, see below for why and Pablo larrazabal, good attitude to the game.
Favourite Golfing moment - being Marshall at the Ryder Cup in Wales last year and ended up getting some free top quality waterproofs. Also my mate is good friends with John McLaren, Luke Donald's caddy and we got to walk a few holes and chat with them on the practice days for the Ryder Cup.- top blokes, both John and Luke.

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Post by BlueCoverman on Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:31 am

Name - BlueCoverman
Where am I - Essex
Sports played - Golf, Squash, Football till 30
Sports followed - Golf, Col U FC Season Ticket Holder
Handicap - 6
Driver - Ping i15
Fairway Woods/Hybrids - Ping G20, Ping i15
Irons - Ping i15
Wedges - Ping Tour 52, 56, 60
Putter - Scotty Cameron California
Favourite Course I have played - Ballybunion, Ireland
Favourite Players - Seve RIP for his flair and enthusiasm, and currently Poulter for his determination and self-belief.
Favourite golfing moment - Having sex with mixed doubles partner late one summers evening in a very quiet corner of the course...sorry but at least I'm honest!

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:17 am

I'm 1GrumpyGolfer purely because I don't get to play enough golf. Living in Pennsylvania means I don't get to enjoy year round golf.

I play at Country Club of the Poconos and hold a USGA handicap of 10 meaning I get to play off 12 because the course is pretty tough. I have a mixed bag of clubs; Taylormade driver, Titleist woods, Cobra hybrid, Wishon irons, Callaway and Taylormade wedges and an Odyssey putter.

Favourite course would probably be The Presidio in San Franscisco, CA. Had a reasonable game there, can't remember the course too much but came off wishing I could go back out there.

I also have the dubious pleasure and honour of running the winter eclectic competition. It started way back in the days of yore of graphite shafts and massive putters of 2010. The idea was to keep the golf boards from going quiet by encouraging everyone to play 8 rounds of golf over the winter. From those eight rounds your best score for each hole is cherry picked to give you the best ever round of golf. Your handicap is then added into the equation and some other jiggery pokery (patent pending) is included in the mix and I decide (judge's decision is final and all that) what your final score is.

After playing each round you're invited to regale us with tales of golfing brilliance and how you also managed to scupper a great round by losing a ball, 4 putting or playing carp on the "Tell us about your eclectic today" thread. Being technically challenged, or seeing as we have my brother Del Boy playing in it now, a Rodney I can't or won't link it. Golfing brilliance generally earns a bandito smiley (admins take note, purlease) next to your name and maybe a handicap revision (see judge's decision above)

A weekly (ish) leaderboard is updated by our good friend Davie. Currently scores show those who are under par and there are a few reasons why you might not appear at first:

You haven't started yet Sleep
You didn't submit your scores confused
You haven't played enough to get into negative numbers affraid







Or
Your golfing inepitude means you're not really troubling the leaders tongue

After all this joyful information you're either bored or can't wait to join in the fun. So how do you do this. PM or email the details of your course. I need:

Par for each hole
SI for each hole
SSS for tee boxes you will play
Handicap

Armed with this information I add you into the complicated whirly gig spreadsheet and post your scores.

If you want to a round to count, email, PM or post to Eclectic thread your intentions. This is to prevent "forgetting" to submit a bad round and retroactively adding in a great round. After said round email or PM your scores to me and then join in the tales of joy and woe. As you can see much joy and fun is had by all. cheers





















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Post by LadyPutt on Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:58 am

1GrumpyGolfer wrote:I'm 1GrumpyGolfer purely because I don't get to play enough golf. Living in Pennsylvania means I don't get to enjoy year round golf.

I live in South-East London and the weather here means I don't get to enjoy year-round golf either. It's currently bloody cold, Rain Cloud down with rain and as black as night. Roll on spring sunny
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Post by raycastleunited on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:01 am

BlueCoverman wrote:

Favourite golfing moment - Having sex with mixed doubles partner late one summers evening in a very quiet corner of the course...sorry but at least I'm honest!


Good work fella. Maybe you can provide us with a bit more background to this story... sounds intriguing!

Cue gags about gripping your shaft, hole in one, birdie's etc
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Post by BlueCoverman on Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:00 am

Maybe Ray...but both of us are married now and not to each other, so probably enough already said!
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Post by Mary_S on Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:27 am

BCM - LOL. Now I know why so many men put their name down for the mixed events! Smile

Re. my fav player - Steve knows exactly where he fits in the pecking order! Innocent
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Post by Davie on Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:18 am

We've had a few new members since the last post on this thread - c'mon folks, tell us all about yourself!
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