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Poll Results: Is golf cool?

 
  • 75% (41)
    Yes
  • 24% (13)
    No
54 Total Votes  
post #109 of 125
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Originally Posted by bkuehn1952 View Post
 

Anything that 60+ year olds play can't be cool.  Cool is the province of youth.  Right now few under the age of 25 think golf is cool.  So what is cool?  Darned if I know since I am part of the 60+ crew.  Do I care that golf is not cool?  Nope.

 

Gave a lesson today to an 87-year old golfer.

 

May have been one of the coolest guys I've ever taught.

post #110 of 125
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Originally Posted by bkuehn1952 View Post

Anything that 60+ year olds play can't be cool.  Cool is the province of youth.  Right now few under the age of 25 think golf is cool.  So what is cool?  Darned if I know since I am part of the 60+ crew.  Do I care that golf is not cool?  Nope.

Lol ... As long as the grandkids still think I am cool ... Then I am good!
post #111 of 125
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Originally Posted by Moxie Dawn View Post
 

What a crazy thread. Where to even start?

 

Golf is cool.

I wear polos all the time, and I'm a girl. Cotton, not sweaty synthetics. Eww.

That video with Ricky Fowler and Bubba Watson and the other two guys was cool. But none of them were dressed appropriately for the golf course. Didn't they take the quiz?

Also, Ricky Fowler's stupid little flat-billed caps are stupid little flat-billed caps. 

The only women who wear skorts are golfers and tennis players. 

D&D used to be cool, back in the day when you had to give a damn and learn to calculate Thac0. If you know what that means, you're cool. If not, stick with the new D&D which is nothing but a panty-waist board game. Chutes and Ladders is cooler than the new D&D. 

Sports jerseys are for game day. Only. Otherwise, go put on a polo and look like a grown man, you schmuck.

Holy sh*t moxie, I think you actually read all the threads and followed on point with your comments. As for D&D I personally never played either version so I don't know what thac0 means..didn't even know there was multiple versions. The other 2 golfers are Hunter Mahan and Ben Crane. Welcome to the chaos lol

 

Back to topic I will say the stadium seating (at tpc arizona I think but probably wrong) is awesome Love seeing fans go crazy! I'm originally from Winnipeg and we have some of the loudest fans in hockey. Games are so noisy that opposing teams coach once complained that he thought we filtered in noise to distract their team. I don't think the stuffy attitude that I see in many club houses warrants a level of elitism. The golf clap should never take place and Tiger fist pump is way better (was never a fan of Tiger). I love seeing on the lpga when they jump in the water can't stand seeing golfers get pissed of at the slightest noise yet you play outdoors with birds chirping galleries clapping near by but a single click with no flash from a camera will ruin your shot??? As keeeeeshawn would say C'moooon maaaan!!! Athletes train all the time with simulated noise Golfers should do the same.

post #112 of 125
I take my 4 year old grandson to chip and putt. That kid is going to be a STUD! I'll have to ask him if I'm cool. Probably does know what it means either. a1_smile.gif
post #113 of 125
Golf is not cool. IMHO. I still play and have no interest in anyone's else's opinion. Other golfers will talk all day about courses, clubs, etc. Its the coolest thing for a golfer. But,people who don't golf don't care.

On a semi-related topic, I wear shimmery polos to play golf. They are the most temperature appropriate shirts I have to play in. I also get complements on them all the time. I also wear golf shorts because the pockets hold a pencil, tee, ball marker, divot tool, and a golf ball more comfortably than regular shorts. Add my white golf shoes and I'm so f'en cool its a wonder that I don't freeze the pond when I donate a ball to the ball diver's retirement fund.
post #114 of 125

I always thought that worrying about whether something was cool was the first sign that you were not cool.  Cool people just are - they do not worry about whether they or what they are doing is cool.

post #115 of 125
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Originally Posted by turtleback View Post
 

I always thought that worrying about whether something was cool was the first sign that you were not cool.  Cool people just are - they do not worry about whether they or what they are doing is cool.

 

 

I doubt that. I am sure there are plenty of people who put on the facade of being cool, and are probably good enough to act cool, when they probably are not in person. A lot of people can hide aspects of their lives that some would deem uncool. There are a lot of stories of actors who are douche bags off set, but to many they "look" cool because of the persona they take on in front of a camera. Those people people who know how to put on that fake disarming smile, wrack up the charm. 

 

Really, people are only cool because other people deem them cool. They are not "Just" cool, it is a judgement by society, not an actually character trait. Since societies opinions can turn on a dime, being cool isn't something substantial. 

post #116 of 125
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

 

I doubt that. I am sure there are plenty of people who put on the facade of being cool, and are probably good enough to act cool, when they probably are not in person. A lot of people can hide aspects of their lives that some would deem uncool. There are a lot of stories of actors who are douche bags off set, but to many they "look" cool because of the persona they take on in front of a camera. Those people people who know how to put on that fake disarming smile, wrack up the charm. 

 

Really, people are only cool because other people deem them cool. They are not "Just" cool, it is a judgement by society, not an actually character trait. Since societies opinions can turn on a dime, being cool isn't something substantial. 

Only for people who define themselves by other people's opinions.  

post #117 of 125
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Originally Posted by turtleback View Post
 

Only for people who define themselves by other people's opinions.  

 

Isn't being cool being defined by someone else's opinion. 

post #118 of 125
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

Isn't being cool being defined by someone else's opinion. 

Only if you let it be.  

post #119 of 125
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Originally Posted by turtleback View Post
 

Only if you let it be.  

 

 

Well no, the underlying definition of being cool is based solely on opinion and judgement. If there is non, then there is no being cool or not being cool, there is just being who you are. So, it doesn't matter if you let be cool or not. you can think it uncool, but if society thinks it is cool, then that is what it is. Look at smoking. The act use to be cool, not it isn't. It changed solely based on societal opinion. some still might think it looks cool to smoke, but it isn't because majority of society doesn't think it is cool anymore. 

post #120 of 125
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

 

Well no, the underlying definition of being cool is based solely on opinion and judgement. If there is non, then there is no being cool or not being cool, there is just being who you are. So, it doesn't matter if you let be cool or not. you can think it uncool, but if society thinks it is cool, then that is what it is. Look at smoking. The act use to be cool, not it isn't. It changed solely based on societal opinion. some still might think it looks cool to smoke, but it isn't because majority of society doesn't think it is cool anymore. 

Wow, the death knell for independent thinking.

 

Obviously cool is not an objective value - it is entirely subjective.  That being the case it is a matter of opinion.  And WHOSE opinion counts is a personal matter.  Kids in my class think really stupid T-shirts are cool.  I don't   Who is right?  There is no such thing as society's opinion.  

 

When something is based on opinion and judgement (which really is just another word for opinion in this case) then the key issue become WHOSE opinion/judgement.  And personally I choose to be guided by MY opinion, not society's.  And anyone who decides to do or not do something because "society" thinks it is cool or uncool is a little foolish, IMO.

post #121 of 125

Tell this guy golf ain't cool!

 

post #122 of 125
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

Gave a lesson today to an 87-year old golfer.

 

May have been one of the coolest guys I've ever taught.


I just played with two pretty cool 60+s this morning. One was a retired local TV reporter.

post #123 of 125
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Originally Posted by turtleback View Post
 

Wow, the death knell for independent thinking.

 

Obviously cool is not an objective value - it is entirely subjective.  That being the case it is a matter of opinion.  And WHOSE opinion counts is a personal matter.  Kids in my class think really stupid T-shirts are cool.  I don't   Who is right?  There is no such thing as society's opinion.  

 

When something is based on opinion and judgement (which really is just another word for opinion in this case) then the key issue become WHOSE opinion/judgement.  And personally I choose to be guided by MY opinion, not society's.  And anyone who decides to do or not do something because "society" thinks it is cool or uncool is a little foolish, IMO.

 

Not really, I just think in terms of being cool, it has always been defined by public opinion. 

 

Well I rather not be narcissistic, so I wouldn't base me being cool on what I thought of it :whistle: 

post #124 of 125
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by turtleback View Post
 

Wow, the death knell for independent thinking.

 

Obviously cool is not an objective value - it is entirely subjective.  That being the case it is a matter of opinion.  And WHOSE opinion counts is a personal matter.  Kids in my class think really stupid T-shirts are cool.  I don't   Who is right?  There is no such thing as society's opinion.  

 

When something is based on opinion and judgement (which really is just another word for opinion in this case) then the key issue become WHOSE opinion/judgement.  And personally I choose to be guided by MY opinion, not society's.  And anyone who decides to do or not do something because "society" thinks it is cool or uncool is a little foolish, IMO.

Now we're getting somewhere with this thread. Correct it is in the eye of the beholder. I just wanted to know what people thought. Never was someones opinion of this game going to sway my decision on this game. I do think there are some cool golfers out there today (both pro and just regular hackers) IMO I think Duff, Rickie, Phil, Keegan and even the late retro wearing Payne Stewart to name a few of the pros. I too have also golfed with some people that I was paired up with and some carried a certain level of moxie others didn't. 

post #125 of 125

golf is cool when you are playing well

 

 

when not, it sucks.... :pound:

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