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PostSubject: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:04 am

does giving strokes help one to boost one's ego? or is it the other way round?
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:10 am

I HATE GIVING STROKES!
Especially to those who play well but refuse to admit it. Buay tahan ah...
I can give examples, but i shall hold my peace...
But playing for fun or drinks is ok.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:12 am

The "giving" will stop when the "taking" stops....
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:16 am

The one who take must be fair to the one who give...
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:30 am

Giving and taking strokes to play on level ground is fine... it will then be up to individual's current performance...

if taking strokes just to make sure one wins, then no point
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:56 am

ppl give me lots of stokes, just to make me think i got a chance...so far never win Sad but a few times very close, so its a confidence booster and motivation for the weaker player to train harder.

also when ppl give u less and less strokes, its a sign u are playing better..another confidence booster for the weaker player.
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:18 pm

tronos wrote:
ppl give me lots of stokes, just to make me think i got a chance...so far never win Sad but a few times very close, so its a confidence booster and motivation for the weaker player to train harder.

also when ppl give u less and less strokes, its a sign u are playing better..another confidence booster for the weaker player.

See Wilkang... now u know why we need to play level? What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:21 pm

Alvin promise to give me 2-2 when we play next round. Uppers...
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:22 pm

ChrisD wrote:
Alvin promise to give me 2-2 when we play next round. Uppers...

Which Alvin?? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:33 pm

Its bcoz people bet one on one so strokes are needed to make level playing field.

Hence i like sixes best, more camarederie for social golfers enjoying a day out in the sun.

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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:41 pm

Duval_S wrote:
does giving strokes help one to boost one's ego? or is it the other way round?

Giving strokes means "I am good and you are a sucker who will buy me beers?
Taking strokes means "I am not good, but at least I make you sweat to earn your beers"

That said, this makes "actual" counting of the score and play as it lies promising.
Overall, with a good kaki, you will enjoy the game and appreciate the golf rules?

Example.
I hit the ball on the tee and it lands on a crocodile head. It moves. So how?

Another one.
I hit the ball on the Tee and it lands in-between the branches on top of a tree, how?


ps. for me. I run away if I see a crocodile.. lol tongue tongue
ps. I have the answer la, just that sometimes its just an added fun when there are strange scenario.
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:49 pm

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Duval_S wrote:
does giving strokes help one to boost one's ego? or is it the other way round?

Giving strokes means "I am good and you are a sucker who will buy me beers?
Taking strokes means "I am not good, but at least I make you sweat to earn your beers"



hey bro, you will soon have the Hall of Famer fm the Buayee Clan calling on you soon.....stay tune.
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:59 pm

So both sides have arguments whether should give or entitled to receive... A question then:
Is it fair that a person who score 84 only gives 3-3 to the person who scored 106?
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:02 pm

bro, you kena conned by who?
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:03 pm

alvin7379 wrote:
tronos wrote:
ppl give me lots of stokes, just to make me think i got a chance...so far never win Sad but a few times very close, so its a confidence booster and motivation for the weaker player to train harder.

also when ppl give u less and less strokes, its a sign u are playing better..another confidence booster for the weaker player.

See Wilkang... now u know why we need to play level? What a Face

nbzzz..hdcp 11 play level with hdcp 22???

Your maths fail ah?? lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:06 pm

wilkang wrote:
alvin7379 wrote:
tronos wrote:
ppl give me lots of stokes, just to make me think i got a chance...so far never win Sad but a few times very close, so its a confidence booster and motivation for the weaker player to train harder.

also when ppl give u less and less strokes, its a sign u are playing better..another confidence booster for the weaker player.

See Wilkang... now u know why we need to play level? What a Face

nbzzz..hdcp 11 play level with hdcp 22???

Your maths fail ah?? lol! lol!

bro, I 20 hcp leh, give you 1-1 k?
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:09 pm

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So both sides have arguments whether should give or entitled to receive... A question then:
Is it fair that a person who score 84 only gives 3-3 to the person who scored 106?

It depends. if you know the person, i reckon 24 strokes. this adds pressure to both and its a real challenge for both. I suppose the person taking the 24 strokes will give his all to measure to the fact that it is a fair deal. winning at this point is a group hug.

If the person is new, give only after last 9 holes as challenge.

Well that's me. beers win or lose. Only no kaki to play enuff. lol


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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:10 pm

Ivan..we can play level..but not with Alvin the cannibal!! Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:11 pm

alvin7379 wrote:
tronos wrote:
ppl give me lots of stokes, just to make me think i got a chance...so far never win Sad but a few times very close, so its a confidence booster and motivation for the weaker player to train harder.

also when ppl give u less and less strokes, its a sign u are playing better..another confidence booster for the weaker player.

See Wilkang... now u know why we need to play level? What a Face

alvin7379 you give me 9-9? Can lah Face Hug

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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:12 pm

at least you're talking like a man, we take 4-4 each from Alvin in the next game
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:12 pm

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zhenxua wrote:

bro, I 20 hcp leh, give you 1-1 k?


hah 20HCP !!!! like tat ah


siao liao.....have to play off white somemore......die liao...1 drive 1 chip....for you....
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:13 pm

watermyforrest wrote:
So both sides have arguments whether should give or entitled to receive... A question then:
Is it fair that a person who score 84 only gives 3-3 to the person who scored 106?

It depends on how the person normally shoot 106.

Does he double n triple every other hole or is just prone to the occasional big number?

Giving strokes is a way meant to level the competition. If u r taking it just to get into a comfort zone, will u feel shiok winning from the guy who gave u?

Unless one has no wish to improve one's game even after playing for a period of time, one shd always take less to challenge himself. Asking for the same ridiculous high number day in day out serves no purpose but to just stagnate one's game.

That's why playing w ppl like Mowen is fun. From giving him 4-4 to 3-3 n now level, he has shown vast improvement n which ever way the money goes, it's sure to be a fun clean exciting game.

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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:14 pm

mloy wrote:

alvin7379 you give me 9-9? Can lah Face Hug

See what happens when I am too nice to others... Evil or Very Mad

and bro Wil... I din know H'cap 22 can play 80+ ??? scratch Which country's handicapping system?
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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:16 pm

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and bro Wil... I din know H'cap 22 can play 80+ ??? scratch Which country's handicapping system?

That only happens twice at MBGC..other courses definitely mid 90s.

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PostSubject: Re: Giving strokes   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:16 pm

idol, well said

But it kinda sound fishy, bait for big fish? lol!
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