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On ‎5‎/‎17‎/‎2016 at 11:55 PM, Dave2512 said:

Golf is golf, rules are easy enough to follow with or without a witness.  I don't play any different alone or with others. if you need a babysitter it's time to rethink everything golf isn't your problem. 

Ditto ....

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On 23/05/2016 at 3:49 PM, Golfingdad said:

I relate to this a lot.

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18 hours ago, Groucho Valentine said:

I posted a 9-hole 35 i shot a week ago. 

IT WAS SOLO

Cool. So you willingly violated the rules, and post here to brag about it?

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1 minute ago, iacas said:

Cool. So you willingly violated the rules, and post here to brag about it?

Thats what revolucionarios like me do. Get on the Grocho train and be set free, my friend. Before its too late. 

 

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Solo rounds aren't all that great anyway, you spend a lot of time just waiting. You don't get to talk to other people.

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5 minutes ago, Lihu said:

Solo rounds aren't all that great anyway, you spend a lot of time just waiting. You don't get to talk to other people.

I can play 18 with 3 other people and not "talk to other people".
When playing a solo round I usually hum some jazz to myself and find a state of serenity, tranquility and a bit of zen meditation.

That is until I duff a ball OB, and then I am a solo lunatic screaming at myself in the fairway!!!!!

Serenity now!!!!!! Serenity now!!!!

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15 minutes ago, Lihu said:

Solo rounds aren't all that great anyway, you spend a lot of time just waiting. You don't get to talk to other people.

They're not. But a lot of times when i play after work there are few players out on the course. I tend to rush a bit when i play alone. 

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55 minutes ago, iacas said:

Cool. So you willingly violated the rules, and post here to brag about it?

How else could he get to be a +1 handicap, if he didn't post all those low scores that nobody saw him shoot?

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Just now, Valleygolfer said:

Sounds like you're calling @Groucho Valentinea liar...

@Groucho Valentine has has freely admitted that he's a person who had decided that the rules of the handicap system don't apply to him, yet he chooses to maintain a handicap.  In fact, he's proud of purposely breaking the rules.  I don't need to say anything more.

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

How else could he get to be a +1 handicap, if he didn't post all those low scores that nobody saw him shoot?

Very intriguing indeed. Ive only become a + handicap in the last three months, you know. I wonder how long its going to be until my secret is discovered! 

Just now, DaveP043 said:

@Groucho Valentine has has freely admitted that he's a person who had decided that the rules of the handicap system don't apply to him, yet he chooses to maintain a handicap.  In fact, he's proud of purposely breaking the rules.  I don't need to say anything more.

Damn skippy son! 

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2 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

@Groucho Valentine has has freely admitted that he's a person who had decided that the rules of the handicap system don't apply to him, yet he chooses to maintain a handicap.  In fact, he's proud of purposely breaking the rules.  I don't need to say anything more.

He might break the rules in this case but it doesn't make him a liar. Maybe since he is a liar he made up the story that he shot and posted that round... Hmm the conundrum...

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7 minutes ago, Valleygolfer said:

He might break the rules in this case but it doesn't make him a liar. Maybe since he is a liar he made up the story that he shot and posted that round... Hmm the conundrum...

Wow...thats deep. 

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19 minutes ago, Valleygolfer said:

He might break the rules in this case but it doesn't make him a liar. Maybe since he is a liar he made up the story that he shot and posted that round... Hmm the conundrum...

 

10 minutes ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Wow...thats deep. 

All right you guys are playing way too many solo rounds and there's far too much self reflection. . .start playing with other people. Socialize! :-D

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"All right you guys are playing way too many solo rounds and there's far too much self reflection. . .start playing with other people. Socialize "

 

 

and you'd inflict us on all the unsuspecting people?  sounds harsh

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2 minutes ago, Lihu said:

 

All right you guys are playing way too many solo rounds and there's far too much self reflection. . .start playing with other people. Socialize! :-D

I purposely play alone just so i can stick it to the USGA. 

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before the rule change I posted every score unless I did something that invalidated the round for posting (extra balls or not playing consistent tees).   I typically play most rounds by myself so my handicap hasn't moved much.  

Now with playing by myself I invent different games to make it fun.  There are four sets of tees where I play (back, normal men's tees, forward men's tees and senior tees).    I just got some different colored poker chips and use those to represent the different tee boxes. I pull one out in each hole before I tee off and use the chip corresponding to the tee box to tell me what tee to use.   Makes for some really interesting shots, both long and short. 

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