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Originally Posted by Fourputt

It's simple.  If they aren't playing by the Rules of Golf, but what they are playing looks like golf, then they are playing a variant of golf.  Just as a scramble is a variant of golf, since it's not a recognized format under the rules.  I don't see why that's such a problem for some people.

Yeah I know...you say this over and over. I'm explained myself plenty of times and I'm not getting into it again.

Bottom line, that is a poor way to express yourself and displays an arrogance that is counter to genuine discussion.

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I vote this thread be moved to the 19th hole forum.  Isn't that where we discuss other sports?

Sure hold a dance for the world and give everyone some bacon and eggs and pancakes.  We'll call it a Breakfast Ball.

I realize that this thread is kind of winding down and I haven't really been part of the discussion, so apologies if I'm speaking out of line here, but these comments above struck a nerve with me.

Originally Posted by Lash

Yeah I know...you say this over and over. I'm explained myself plenty of times and I'm not getting into it again.

Bottom line, that is a poor way to express yourself and displays an arrogance that is counter to genuine discussion.

If you "explain yourself plenty of times", it's discussion, but if Fourputt does so it's tiresome and "displays an arrogance that is counter to genuine discussion"?    Huh......

Regardless though, I'm struggling to understand the dislike for the term "variant of golf".  It seems accurate to me.  A game of half-court 3-on-3 hoops isn't basketball, but it's certainly a variant of the game.  By calling it that, I don't think anyone is disrespecting those who play that particular game.  Why the animosity directed towards someone who calls something like a scramble a variant of golf, which, it seems to me, it is......?

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Originally Posted by David in FL

If you "explain yourself plenty of times", it's discussion, but if Fourputt does so it's tiresome and "displays an arrogance that is counter to genuine discussion"?    Huh......

Regardless though, I'm struggling to understand the dislike for the term "variant of golf".  It seems accurate to me.  A game of half-court 3-on-3 hoops isn't basketball, but it's certainly a variant of the game.  By calling it that, I don't think anyone is disrespecting those who play that particular game.  Why the animosity directed towards someone who calls something like a scramble a variant of golf, which, it seems to me, it is......?

If you really want to understand...go back through this thread. It's been covered multiple times. I'm not getting into it again, posting the same things that have been posted over and over.

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nope, if I play 3 on 3 or 1 on 1, I tell people I am playing basketball. Commisioner Stern has never had a problem with me saying so. If people must use the term variant of golf than I expect people also to tell everyone they are playing handicap golf not real golf when they don't complete a hole or otherwise modify their score due to ESC. Real golf doesn't allow ESC, only real handicap golf.
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Originally Posted by saltman

nope, if I play 3 on 3 or 1 on 1, I tell people I am playing basketball. Commisioner Stern has never had a problem with me saying so. If people must use the term variant of golf than I expect people also to tell everyone they are playing handicap golf not real golf when they don't complete a hole or otherwise modify their score due to ESC. Real golf doesn't allow ESC, only real handicap golf.

You only apply ESC if returning the score for handicap.  When competing, your score is your score, it's the number of stroke, plus penalties, that you actually took while on the golf course.   You are really reaching now to try to justify your position.

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Originally Posted by Fourputt

All of that said. a "breakfast ball" isn't a variant of golf, it's a variant of a mulligan.

Absolutely agree here.

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Originally Posted by saltman

nope, if I play 3 on 3 or 1 on 1, I tell people I am playing basketball. Commisioner Stern has never had a problem with me saying so. If people must use the term variant of golf than I expect people also to tell everyone they are playing handicap golf not real golf when they don't complete a hole or otherwise modify their score due to ESC. Real golf doesn't allow ESC, only real handicap golf.

Huh?  ESC has nothing to do with your score in a round of golf.

You can tell people anything you like.  No skin off my nose, but that doesn't make it so.  And FWIW, if you look on page one of this thread, you'll note that in my happy little group, we let those that want to hit a breakfast ball do so.  If they want to play OB as a lateral, they go ahead.  Pick up that 3-foot 5th putt, Hell yeah!  Hell, I encourage it all, especially if it helps with the pace of play.  In those cases, they're playing a variant of golf......and having fun doing so.  More power to 'em!

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Originally Posted by turtleback

Sure hold a dance for the world and give everyone some bacon and eggs and pancakes.  We'll call it a Breakfast Ball.

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Originally Posted by Lash

Yeah I know...you say this over and over. I'm explained myself plenty of times and I'm not getting into it again.

Bottom line, that is a poor way to express yourself and displays an arrogance that is counter to genuine discussion.

I couldn't disagree more.  Nothing he said is unreasonable, and it is actually very pragmatic.

Do you not see a scramble as a variant?  How is it arrogant to say that?

Originally Posted by saltman

nope, if I play 3 on 3 or 1 on 1, I tell people I am playing basketball. Commisioner Stern has never had a problem with me saying so. If people must use the term variant of golf than I expect people also to tell everyone they are playing handicap golf not real golf when they don't complete a hole or otherwise modify their score due to ESC. Real golf doesn't allow ESC, only real handicap golf.

Do you violate the rules of basketball?

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Yeah, I'm admittedly trolling now. But if a buddy calls and asks if you want to play golf with him? You know he takes a mulli here and there, plays OB as lateral and so on and so forth, but you enjoy playing with him. In your response to his question, do you say no, but I will play golf while you play a variant? When you hear him tell someone else he enjoys playing golf, do you chime in and correct him and say you mean you enjoy playing a variant of golf? Do you compliment people on their nice round of variant golf, when they tell you they had a personal best? I seriously doubt you do, but that's how you guys sound here.
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Originally Posted by saltman

Yeah, I'm admittedly trolling now. But if a buddy calls and asks if you want to play golf with him? You know he takes a mulli here and there, plays OB as lateral and so on and so forth, but you enjoy playing with him. In your response to his question, do you say no, but I will play golf while you play a variant? When you hear him tell someone else he enjoys playing golf, do you chime in and correct him and say you mean you enjoy playing a variant of golf? Do you compliment people on their nice round of variant golf, when they tell you they had a personal best? I seriously doubt you do, but that's how you guys sound here.

No, I would very much still go play with him.  But if I knew he posted an official handicap I would not consider it accurate nor put much stock in it.

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Originally Posted by saltman

Yeah, I'm admittedly trolling now. But if a buddy calls and asks if you want to play golf with him? You know he takes a mulli here and there, plays OB as lateral and so on and so forth, but you enjoy playing with him. In your response to his question, do you say no, but I will play golf while you play a variant? When you hear him tell someone else he enjoys playing golf, do you chime in and correct him and say you mean you enjoy playing a variant of golf? Do you compliment people on their nice round of variant golf, when they tell you they had a personal best? I seriously doubt you do, but that's how you guys sound here.

If he did it playing a variant of golf (re:outside the rules) then I would discount it. But then again, the people I know who play golf would never claim a personal best unless they played the round inside the rules of golf.

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Fair enough, you all sound like good dudes I would play with and I will concede the point. Now who lives near Chicago and wants to play? No breakfast balls allowed, but I'll give you a putt here and there. I'd like to play with FourPutt just to learn a few things. David and I are long overdue for a round, but I never go to Florida.
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Originally Posted by saltman

Yeah, I'm admittedly trolling now. But if a buddy calls and asks if you want to play golf with him? You know he takes a mulli here and there, plays OB as lateral and so on and so forth, but you enjoy playing with him. In your response to his question, do you say no, but I will play golf while you play a variant? When you hear him tell someone else he enjoys playing golf, do you chime in and correct him and say you mean you enjoy playing a variant of golf? Do you compliment people on their nice round of variant golf, when they tell you they had a personal best? I seriously doubt you do, but that's how you guys sound here.

lol, that's actually a fantastic response.  That is, if you like dry, sarcastic humor.

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lol....right after I wrote it I decided I was going to say it to a buddy of mine next time we play. He and I are huge smack talkers. We both run marathons, his PR is about 15 minutes faster than mine. Last time I told him I was going to run, he said "you mean fast walk."
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Originally Posted by saltman

lol....right after I wrote it I decided I was going to say it to a buddy of mine next time we play. He and I are huge smack talkers. We both run marathons, his PR is about 15 minutes faster than mine. Last time I told him I was going to run, he said "you mean fast walk."

Does it still count as running a marathon if you take a cab or ride a bike for 13 miles?

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