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When you play real golf....you play, you post your score...end of story. When you play make believe golf. You play you post your score figure out your net based on handicap. And tell your story about how you won the net division....A real golfer has no interest in competing in net anything. Ya gotta love golf where really bad players pat themselves on the back and pronounce their winning. You see Monday to Friday I shoot 90...But come Saturday miraculously I shoot 80......Hey I won the tennis championship at my club as my opponent only got one serve and had to cover the doubles line said no tennis player ever.….Ya gotta love golf. Ha   

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What you mean with "think"? They do compete.

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2 hours ago, FLOG4 said:

When you play real golf....you play, you post your score...end of story. When you play make believe golf. You play you post your score figure out your net based on handicap. And tell your story about how you won the net division....A real golfer has no interest in competing in net anything. Ya gotta love golf where really bad players pat themselves on the back and pronounce their winning. You see Monday to Friday I shoot 90...But come Saturday miraculously I shoot 80......Hey I won the tennis championship at my club as my opponent only got one serve and had to cover the doubles line said no tennis player ever.….Ya gotta love golf. Ha   

Pretty arrogant.

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3 hours ago, FLOG4 said:

When you play real golf....you play, you post your score...end of story. When you play make believe golf. You play you post your score figure out your net based on handicap. And tell your story about how you won the net division....A real golfer has no interest in competing in net anything. Ya gotta love golf where really bad players pat themselves on the back and pronounce their winning. You see Monday to Friday I shoot 90...But come Saturday miraculously I shoot 80......Hey I won the tennis championship at my club as my opponent only got one serve and had to cover the doubles line said no tennis player ever.….Ya gotta love golf. Ha   

Sounds a bit like sour grapes to me.  One thing I know, I'm not able to compete with the best players at my club on a straight-up basis, I'll lose 98% of the time.  I know I'll beat my wife 98% of the time, even though she's a pretty decent player.  If I want a fair match, I have something like a dozen players at my club that I can play against.  But with handicaps, I can have an enjoyable and competitive match with pretty much everyone.

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3 hours ago, FLOG4 said:

When you play real golf....you play, you post your score...end of story. When you play make believe golf. You play you post your score figure out your net based on handicap. And tell your story about how you won the net division....A real golfer has no interest in competing in net anything. Ya gotta love golf where really bad players pat themselves on the back and pronounce their winning. You see Monday to Friday I shoot 90...But come Saturday miraculously I shoot 80......Hey I won the tennis championship at my club as my opponent only got one serve and had to cover the doubles line said no tennis player ever.….Ya gotta love golf. Ha   

Ok,  ‘Fess up. What did you lose?

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Please explain your title. The whole point of handicaps is so people can compete, not for you to beat an 11 year old week after week.

"Ya gotta love golf. Ha"  

Sounds like you're jealous because someone at work had 90 nett 68 and you had 85 nett 76 and want your work colleagues to know you're better than the other guy. Gotta love frustrated golfers who think they're better than they are who don't want others to enjoy it.

 

 

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4 hours ago, FLOG4 said:

When you play real golf....you play, you post your score...end of story. When you play make believe golf. You play you post your score figure out your net based on handicap. And tell your story about how you won the net division....A real golfer has no interest in competing in net anything. Ya gotta love golf where really bad players pat themselves on the back and pronounce their winning. You see Monday to Friday I shoot 90...But come Saturday miraculously I shoot 80......Hey I won the tennis championship at my club as my opponent only got one serve and had to cover the doubles line said no tennis player ever.….Ya gotta love golf. Ha   

Why do you even care what someone else's handicap is?  Just play your game and play against par.  Problem solved.  A "real golfer" shouldn't be concerning themselves with such pointless bitching and whining.

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4 hours ago, FLOG4 said:

When you play real golf....you play, you post your score...end of story. When you play make believe golf. You play you post your score figure out your net based on handicap. And tell your story about how you won the net division....A real golfer has no interest in competing in net anything. Ya gotta love golf where really bad players pat themselves on the back and pronounce their winning. You see Monday to Friday I shoot 90...But come Saturday miraculously I shoot 80......Hey I won the tennis championship at my club as my opponent only got one serve and had to cover the doubles line said no tennis player ever.….Ya gotta love golf. Ha   

What about those geezers hobbling up 80 to 100 yards ahead of you to the seniors tees and placing a 150 yard drive in the middle of the fairway and being even with your drive? Doesn’t that tick you off? LOL 

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16 minutes ago, Carl3 said:

What about those geezers hobbling up 80 to 100 yards ahead of you to the seniors tees and placing a 150 yard drive in the middle of the fairway and being even with your drive? Doesn’t that tick you off? LOL 

To the point where I'd see a psychiatrist if I believed they were "even" with me. Are you suggesting that seniors should not be allowed to play golf? Or should be forced to play off tees with 180 yard forced carries? You've got issues, my friend. No wonder so many people think golfers are dickheads.

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3 minutes ago, Carl3 said:

It is called sarcasm, my friend. I added the LOL for the slower members of the forum.

:-) In my haste I though you were the OP. 

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3 minutes ago, leftybutnotPM said:

:-) In my haste I though you were the OP. 

Gotcha 😊

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1 hour ago, Carl3 said:

What about those geezers hobbling up 80 to 100 yards ahead of you to the seniors tees and placing a 150 yard drive in the middle of the fairway and being even with your drive? Doesn’t that tick you off? LOL 

I have no problem with others using the forward tees.  But just don't look over at me with a wry smile and point to your ball to indicate that you outdrove me.  And don't tell everybody at the bar about outdriving me and your score in a tournament without alluding to it being net, not gross.  Is that what you're trying to say there Carl?

Oh, and the case where your buddy drives it 210 yards through the trees (without hitting a single branch) on a hard dogleg left and you hit it 270 down the right side.  It's an optical illusion.  He's closer to the hole and saying he outdrove you.

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6 hours ago, FLOG4 said:

When you play real golf....you play, you post your score...end of story. When you play make believe golf. You play you post your score figure out your net based on handicap. And tell your story about how you won the net division....A real golfer has no interest in competing in net anything. Ya gotta love golf where really bad players pat themselves on the back and pronounce their winning. You see Monday to Friday I shoot 90...But come Saturday miraculously I shoot 80......Hey I won the tennis championship at my club as my opponent only got one serve and had to cover the doubles line said no tennis player ever.….Ya gotta love golf. Ha   

Let me guess.

You got your ass handed to you by someone to whom you had to give strokes...?  

There are plenty of mini tour events, or even FSGA amateur scratch events around Florida where you and your 8 handicap game would be plenty welcome!  

Just sayin’...  ;-)

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This is the attitude that has guys who cannot hit a drive over 180 playing from the back tees.  Really? Sounds like you just want to take someones money.  

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My post ended with Ha...Go figure...So played a member guest and my partner and I are about same caps...So we live in no mans land..Can't really win gross best ball....and net...forgetaboutit….So we both played well and hammed and egged well...We posted a 70 better ball. And a 63 net...Sitting at table afterwards and guy at table bitching about how bad he played...Yada  Yada Yada....He shot 83....So they make announcements of scores/winners...Our 70 was good for 4th place gross....63 not in the payout slots net....They announce the winning net team and the bitcher and partner stand up....He comes back and we congratulate him and partner. Someone asks him his handicap.....He says 25....I say to him you shot 83 with 25 handicap....net 58 on his own ball....He laughs and says he gave game up and just getting back in and his first rounds were not too good. At least his partner kicked in a couple as they shot 56. 

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