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PostSubject: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:31 am

Hmmm .... this is just a thought lah .... not meant to offend anyone ... k

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I don't really follow the tons of threads in the forum, especially when it gets all technical and most often .... talking about who's the buaya and asking for strokes etc.

Many a times, I think to myself, are these people really as BAD (or GOOD) as they portray themselves or others to be?

I guess I would never have be able to see with my own eyes unless I have the chance to watch them play?


Anyway, I'm a newbie; so I guess it doesn't matter much. Just wanna enjoy the game.

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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:38 am

er.....BAD or GOOD is very relative lor...by the word itself.

actually, the upside I see to this is that when conversation moves into this direction, it show that the bonding is on uptrend. ...... If first time playing with stranger, really one will shy away fm talking about strokes lah.

essnetially this is a good sign.

as to whether is it over populated with such, at days, yes...but I think as being a golf ambassador , we should bridge this to the new golfers into the forum thru games and more TCSS.

BTW, I am not into competitive golfing anymore...I only bet minimal amt only...and ideally I will request for strokes.
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:40 am

i thought Duval started this thread. chey.
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:42 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
i thought Duval started this thread. chey.

WAh LAU!!!

You mean only D_S can start this sort of crappy thread ah? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:49 am

Its not that only DS can start this type of thread.

More likely than not, only DS starts such thread
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:54 am

Duval_S wrote:
er.....BAD or GOOD is very relative lor...by the word itself.

actually, the upside I see to this is that when conversation moves into this direction, it show that the bonding is on uptrend. ...... If first time playing with stranger, really one will shy away fm talking about strokes lah.

essnetially this is a good sign.

as to whether is it over populated with such, at days, yes...but I think as being a golf ambassador , we should bridge this to the new golfers into the forum thru games and more TCSS.

BTW, I am not into competitive golfing anymore...I only bet minimal amt only...and ideally I will request for strokes.

Oh btw, by good or bad I wasn't only referring to the 'skill'.
There're some other stuff which I observed.

Actually, why does one need to ask for strokes ... unless betting?
As I thought this is a game which you are forever competing with yourself, your own scores.

Errr... does it sound like a stupid question?
Paiseh lah... very inexperience mah.... just curious lah. clown

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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:56 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
i thought Duval started this thread. chey.

I thought so too...

golfjoy wrote:
You mean only D_S can start this sort of crappy thread ah? Suspect

The right word is "deep", not crappy but deep...
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:58 am

wow, another deep one...

more articles to read already.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:05 am

Yeah a deep thread by GolfJoy... Why does it sound so wrong Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:35 am

Some people enjoy playing golf. Some also enjoy the strokes negotiation part.

Golf to most is more than just "a game which you are forever competing with yourself, your own scores".
If so then these ppl would be happy just going out and playing a round by themselves and shooting a good round.

For many, it's the other stuff around the game that adds to the fun. The asking and negotiation of strokes before the round; the laughter and banter around the drinks and makan after the game.

I don't think you'll meet the real "BAD" buaya's out there unless you have a big ego and are greedy. You can always politely decline to bet if you don't feel comfortable. If you feel pressured to bet and don't like it, then it would be better to find a new group of ppl to golf with and enjoy the game. I've golfed with some of the guys on GR and I don't really bet. If there are bets, they are small and manageable bets which goes towards the makan after the game.

Why the need to ask for strokes if not betting? I don't know.. for some maybe ego; for others maybe a challenge to set for themselves to gauge if they have improved..
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:45 am

Aiyo..... think until so much.....hahaha......
I remember I bet with Kat for just a bottle of water but the negotiation part of giving strokes took us 2 weeks to settle down affraid
Don't wonder, join the dark side. For the start, I am going to give you 9-9, we bet for 1 golf ball (Used or new) Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:51 am

watermyforrest wrote:
Yeah a deep thread by GolfJoy... Why does it sound so wrong Razz

WMF Exclamation Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:52 am

jimmychoo wrote:
Aiyo..... think until so much.....hahaha......
I remember I bet with Kat for just a bottle of water but the negotiation part of giving strokes took us 2 weeks to settle down affraid
Don't wonder, join the dark side. For the start, I am going to give you 9-9, we bet for 1 golf ball (Used or new) Twisted Evil

HEEEEE .... I am a newbie leh.
And won't be touching my clubs till 4months later ... at least!

Wait for me horrrr Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:00 am

jimmychoo wrote:
Aiyo..... think until so much.....hahaha......
I remember I bet with Kat for just a bottle of water but the negotiation part of giving strokes took us 2 weeks to settle down affraid
Don't wonder, join the dark side. For the start, I am going to give you 9-9, we bet for 1 golf ball (Used or new) Twisted Evil


golfjoy, i give u 0-1-2......better than my LC bro JC, same stake, 1 golf ball

just so that i can play with JC..... but it will be more than a golf ball
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:16 am

Bro, want to give, give all mah....1-2-2
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:59 am

slinger wrote:
jimmychoo wrote:
Aiyo..... think until so much.....hahaha......
I remember I bet with Kat for just a bottle of water but the negotiation part of giving strokes took us 2 weeks to settle down affraid
Don't wonder, join the dark side. For the start, I am going to give you 9-9, we bet for 1 golf ball (Used or new) Twisted Evil


golfjoy, i give u 0-1-2......better than my LC bro JC, same stake, 1 golf ball

just so that i can play with JC..... but it will be more than a golf ball

0-1-2 simi lai eh??? Rolling Eyes (that's why I can never follow those threads..kekeke)

Anyway, take 2 balls lah. Must balance.
Ai simi brand?
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:12 pm

[quote="Ssquirrel"]Some people enjoy playing golf. Some also enjoy the strokes negotiation part.

......and I don't really bet. If there are bets, they are small and manageable bets which goes towards the makan after the game.

quote]

wisdom from a GM with elo rating 8000. i'm going to print this and bring over to the tee box when BB plays DSS

anyways G'joy, asking/giving strokes is only when there's a wager. Most folks I know here bet small just for fun so we can have other things to laugh about other than how bad (or good) we played. See bets can lead to other things friends enjoy like makan, liver destroying activities, muscle relaxing activities etc. If golf only then we go home after we play golf Laughing

but I have not seen anyone in GR trying to goad a beginner into a wager he/she cant win. Seasoned beginners yes (e.g. Read the bad boys threads), but not real beginners hahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:16 pm

jimmychoo wrote:
Aiyo..... think until so much.....hahaha......
I remember I bet with Kat for just a bottle of water but the negotiation part of giving strokes took us 2 weeks to settle down affraid
Don't wonder, join the dark side. For the start, I am going to give you 9-9, we bet for 1 golf ball (Used or new) Twisted Evil

Kat is the toughest daughter of a b***h here when negotiating strokes. She beat mloy by a mile. That girl has no shame hahahaha Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:18 pm

pushslice wrote:

anyways G'joy, asking/giving strokes is only when there's a wager. Most folks I know here bet small just for fun so we can have other things to laugh about other than how bad (or good) we played. See bets can lead to other things friends enjoy like makan, liver destroying activities, muscle relaxing activities etc. If golf only then we go home after we play golf Laughing

but I have not seen anyone in GR trying to goad a beginner into a wager he/she cant win. Seasoned beginners yes (e.g. Read the bad boys threads), but not real beginners hahahaha

allo ps, okie ... so it's only when there's wager then, there's stroking lah?
that makes sense.

oh yah, makan and whatever activities after is so much better than going home straight after golf. Razz

remember the last time? i was like "HUH? how come all go home one? no need to eat mehhhh??" silent

ok lunch time ... i m freakin' hungry!

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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:24 pm

Eh, sometimes no need wager, also got stroking one.
Easily upon request.
Just hv to specify where one wants to be stroked.

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PostSubject: Re: Have you ever wondered?    Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:01 pm

asahi wrote:
Eh, sometimes no need wager, also got stroking one.
Easily upon request.
Just hv to specify where one wants to be stroked.

What a Face


All strokes will or can be consumed even before the first hole ... Twisted Evil
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