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28 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would You Rather…? #11

Would you rather shoot a 67 the 1st day of Spring 2020 or win a $1000 lottery the same day while shooting a 95?

Well, being as my current best score is 76. I'd take the 67. Get the season off to a great start. The 1000 bucks would be nice, but if I consider it the cost of getting my game to the point where I can shot in the 60's. That seems cheap. 

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20 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would You Rather…? #11

Would you rather shoot a 67 the 1st day of Spring 2020 or win a $1000 lottery the same day while shooting a 95?

 

I'll take the money.

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45 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would You Rather…? #11

Would you rather shoot a 67 the 1st day of Spring 2020 or win a $1000 lottery the same day while shooting a 95?

At first I was thinking money, but then I realized I’d rather shoot 67. My norm is around 92, so for me, that would definitely be a round to remember. $1000 would probably only last me a year or two, but shooting a 67 would be something I remember for the rest of my life. 

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41 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would You Rather…? #11

Would you rather shoot a 67 the 1st day of Spring 2020 or win a $1000 lottery the same day while shooting a 95?

Easy.  The experience of having a new career low is easily worth $1000.  Hell, I'd take a 69 over the money

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13 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I'm going to invoke my favorite "acid test" here.  You're on your deathbed... would you rather tell all your (golfing) grandchildren about the 67 you once shot or the extra $1000 you accrued in your life?  😐☺️

It's kind of a lame test. Assuming I'll have grandchildren, they golf, and that they'd actually care about some random score I shot when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the better story would still be how I won $1,000 in the lottery without even playing.

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21 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I'm going to invoke my favorite "acid test" here.  You're on your deathbed... would you rather tell all your (golfing) grandchildren about the 67 you once shot or the extra $1000 you accrued in your life?  😐☺️

I reject that too, like Bill.

For that thousand bucks you could easily create a pretty great memory too. Like playing Pebble if you’re into that, or a spontaneous driving distance vacation, etc.

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Would You Rather…? #11

Would you rather shoot a 67 the 1st day of Spring 2020 or win a $1000 lottery the same day while shooting a 95?

Give me the money.  I can invest it in lessons to help me reach 67 on my own which would give me a lot more satisfaction than getting a 67 once and probably never again.

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6 minutes ago, IowaGreg said:

Would You Rather…? #11

Would you rather shoot a 67 the 1st day of Spring 2020 or win a $1000 lottery the same day while shooting a 95?

Give me the money.  I can invest it in lessons to help me reach 67 on my own which would give me a lot more satisfaction than getting a 67 once and probably never again.

Good answer.  And HJJ003 had a very valid answer, as well.  Actually, I guess all answers are valid.  ☺️

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22 minutes ago, billchao said:

It's kind of a lame test. Assuming I'll have grandchildren, they golf, and that they'd actually care about some random score I shot when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the better story would still be how I won $1,000 in the lottery without even playing.

Yeah, but if I got the $1000, I'd either buy beer with it, or I'd waste it.  I buy enough beer already.

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1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would You Rather…? #11

Would you rather shoot a 67 the 1st day of Spring 2020 or win a $1000 lottery the same day while shooting a 95?

I'll take the cash, I can wait to shoot 67 until the second day of spring.

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Would you rather shoot a 67 the 1st day of Spring 2020 or win a $1000 lottery the same day while shooting a 95?

As much as I'd love to shoot a 67, I'd take the money. Reason is that I assume the 67 is a one off, and immediately after I'd go back to my 90 +/- 3 scoring range. One of the things I love about golf is the challenge and reward of continuous improvement.

I'd probably take the $1000 and put it right back into my golf game somehow.

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1 hour ago, billchao said:

It's kind of a lame test. Assuming I'll have grandchildren, they golf, and that they'd actually care about some random score I shot when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the better story would still be how I won $1,000 in the lottery without even playing.

So on your deathbed you'll tell your Grandchildren (if you have any) how you won $1000 in the lottery without even playing.  Of course, they'll ask you if that money is in your will.  😀

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3 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

So on your deathbed you'll tell your Grandchildren (if you have any) how you won $1000 in the lottery without even playing.  Of course, they'll ask you if that money is in your will.  😀

What I do on my deathbed is irrelevant. The point is there are many more worthwhile things I could do with $1,000 than to have one sub-70 round of golf.

This is the Pebble Beach discussion all over again.

Bill

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2 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would You Rather…? #11

Would you rather shoot a 67 the 1st day of Spring 2020 or win a $1000 lottery the same day while shooting a 95?

Take the $1000 and immediately book a round at Pebble Beach. I would be covered for the 19th hole too. That would be a good deathbed story.. 

 

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6 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

Take the $1000 and immediately book a round at Pebble Beach. I would be covered for the 19th hole too. That would be a good deathbed story.. 

 

Let me know when you book.  I'll meet you in the bar after your round...

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2 hours ago, IowaGreg said:

Would You Rather…? #11

Would you rather shoot a 67 the 1st day of Spring 2020 or win a $1000 lottery the same day while shooting a 95?

Give me the money.  I can invest it in lessons to help me reach 67 on my own which would give me a lot more satisfaction than getting a 67 once and probably never again.

This is a good question for debate. I’ve seen great answers from both sides, and this is definitely one of them. 

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