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Nice..

You must be new to the internet. Sarcasm is indicated by a ':P' emote. That is translated to

here. This has been a standard for a long time in this interconnected world. It's sort of universally known and it is expected from others using this tool to understand the vernacular. l2emote, n00b.
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I thought your sarcasm was funny and I think the OP took it the right way.

To the OP. It does feel good to have your game complimented...it should be a blast hanging with the low handicaps for the day.
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Enjoy the round.

It is nice to have your game noticed.

Get plenty of practice with both your driver and putter. You could really contribute to the scramble a great deal.

These events really do come down to driving and putting.

Don't let the negative comments posted prior bother you. I'm sure the guy understands your scoring ability. He's not asked you to come onboard and carry the team.....but to enhance it. There is a lot of ebb and flow to these things.

Enjoy yourself and drop some bombs.
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No worries guys, I'm not the type to stress about anything, especially a little razzing on an internet board.

That's the perfect attitude, IMO. It enables you to play well, and not have a lot of pressure riding on you. I played a scramble just recently. Played horrendously with my irons. Team did not use a single iron shot of mine, including any of my wedge shots(which are normally stellar as well). Was just having difficulties with new irons, and it affected my whole game. But.. I did spank out a couple really solid drives that the team used because of accuracy over distance(our big hitter won the long drive), and my putting was on fire! So regardless of how frustrated I was overall with my game, those few really good shots enabled me to go home with my head held high.
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I was approached today in a restaurant by a club member asking me to play in a scramble with him. I've never spoken to the guy, just seen him around the course and around town. I know from the posted handicaps that he's around a 4, as is the rest of the team. He introduced himself, and asked me if I was the guy playing on tuesday,wearing a black shirt. I verified that I was, and he then told me he'd like to have me on the team for my driver and putter. I made sure he knew that my iron play left alot to be desired, and was told not to worry about that, the rest of the team are excellent at the midgame.

That's great, whetstone! Awesome.

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No worries guys, I'm not the type to stress about anything, especially a little razzing on an internet board.

My thoughts exactly. If these guys are playing off four, I'm sure their drivers and putters aren't too shabby. It says a lot that they would want you on their team, not only about your game, but also about what type of person and competitor they perceive you to be. There's nothing like having the respect of your peers. If anything, you should be even more relaxed playing on a good team that's likely to score well, and I'm sure you will be able to contribute. Good luck and have fun.
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Don't be fooled these guys want you for your driving, putting and HANDICAP. You sound like the perfect scramble player, if you drive and putt like 8 capper and still have an 18 cap, you'll make the perfect ringer.

Very cool to plucked out of obscurity to join a scramble team!
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Don't be fooled these guys want you for your driving, putting and

Nothing wrong with that - did the same with a 36hcper a couple days ago. When i screwed up she cleaned up with bogey/double bogey - combine that with a couple birdies and you go and hit that thing out of the park

. Our combined 26 hcp shot a 9 over - LOL... So go out there and have fun, and dont be too nervous about it...
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I used to be a professional Captain's choice player. I got asked to play in a lot of tournaments for the very same reason. Helped me ruin my game. It used to take me several rounds to get my game back afterwards. Usually because I'm out there swinging for the fences and charging putts. I learned my lesson.
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I hear you. I HAVE to play in aroun 15 of these a year for work. I hate it as it screws with your game. When ever I can, we get a good bunch of players together for a charity scramble (that all need to play in) and just play our own ball and bet against each other and turn in a DQ'd score card.
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