I heard he told Bradley his favorite number is 112016.
The guy is very funny.
Funny guy ... hope he gets off the snuff before he's 50.
Work in OK occasionally ... first meeting almost 3 years ago, about 15 people, 6-7 guys were dipping.
They had some health people come in eventually ... of the 6-7, only 2 are now dipping, and one of those works out of Dallas. lol.
I hated throwing anything in the trash. If you didn't set it in the trash, the dip might splash up on you....
disgusting... to me ... but it's a way for guys to relax, and to others, it's just habit...
I've dipped for years and I've never been able to "gut" it without any type of discomfort. It just didn't bother you?
I gave it up but I used to dip (Skoal, long cut straight was my favorite) and never spit. Leaf tobacco was another story altogether though. That stuff would make me sick even if I spat.
I never could manage a dip while eating but I could leave a dip in while drinking without issues at all. Hell, on occasion I even left it in while sleeping.
What prompted me to quit was seeing a guy with half his jaw missing because of the stuff. That's when I decided to quit, I did it "cold turkey" and after a day or so, it wasn't too bad.
Never smoked or used any tobacco products. I have had crew members that smoked. I quickly made a rule no smoking in the Wheelhouse. Go outside if you have to smoke. I had a guy who decided to start chewing. The stench of that was just as bad as smelling the smoke. So new rule no smoking or chewing in the wheelhouse.
Could never understand why a non-smoking woman would want to go out with smoker or chewer. Dufner's wife probably smokes I would guess.
I was at the Masters Tournament for the Thursday round this year, and Dufner spit on the tee box of #12 in Amen Corner. The crowd collectively groaned because it seemed that a.) he was spitting on almost holy ground and b.) the tee boxes and fairways are like perfectly vacuumed carpet, and it left a giant brown spot that ruined the aesthetics. I'm a big Dufner fan, but dipping at Augusta National just ain't right.
You always hear about stupid rules in golf and I agree there are a lot of them. But I would suggest that spitting on either a tee box or a green should invoke a 2 stroke penalty. There is no reason why a golfer should have to pick up a ball that has rolled through a blob of flem. It is unhealthy.
So, could the affects of tobacco use on the course be likened to using a beta blocker? I know they are not the same medically, but most people that use tobacco would state that it helps calm them in stressful situations. I wonder if tobacco has a measurable affect on users or if it's just a feeling. Beta Blockers have a measurable affect on blood pressure. Probably off topic.