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Malvern

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About Malvern

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  • Birthday 11/30/1963

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    Sydney, Australia

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  • Handicap Index
    9.6
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    Righty
  1. Don't necessarily have an answer for the OP, think most who have played for many years go through some flat periods where you think maybe I could be doing something else. One of the sites in Australia had this comment which I liked (albeit a bit flowery). The Peter Thomson reference is that he is not considered a very good architect (has a fondness for bunkers in the middle of fairways): The fun in golf is to overestimate our ability and then, just occasionally when the stars are aligned, we succeed in playing the shot, or having the round, or winning the tournament of our dreams. Overestimation is essential for the success of golf because it is linked to hope. The same hope that encourages us to turn up again next week, allows us to believe that we will have a better year this year and inspires us to play just one more Peter Thomson course. It is the same hope that links us to Alan Robertson and Old Tom Morris, to Hagen and Hogan and Todd Hamilton. It is the hope that, after years of searching, proved an African American man could be found that was worthy to join Augusta National. It is the hope that makes golf what it is, the true embodiment of greatness for all men, creating in its participants a noble spirit that embiggens the smallest man.
  2. I was talking about this to a mate the other week, it's like deja vu all over again.
  3. In a country with 100 million sheep and 25 million kangaroos, they chase feral cats? Possible I suppose.
  4. At least you are neutral, we go everywhere they go and I still can't get a start.
  5. You must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and aged eighteen (18) or older as of the date of entry. Damn xenophobic competitions, and I know the answer is Adam Scott
  6. Will give you an 8. Mad Max was one of the first movies I saw as a kid. Mel probably had all his marbles when it was made. 30 years in Hollywood doesn't seem to have done the punter much good.
  7. Looking from the 7th tee back over the Par 3 6th. NSW Golf Club, Sydney. View from the tee
  8. If it is all about the money and not winning which is the OPs premise, the money a multi year tour pro earns needs some perspective. You can google up numerous articles on the PGA Tour's pension plan, there was an article indicating that Stuart Appelby (hardly a prolific winner) would retire with $200m after a 20 yr career, not sure on what compounded rates this was based. Regardless, the rich get richer and continue to accumulate wealth, tax free. http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/news?slug=dw-pension090407
  9. We missed the game, didn't really understand when people at the bar were getting so excited at 10-0. Best that someone else had our seats. Love travelling in the States (California only thistime), everything works, easy to get around (apart from SF this afternoon), weather has been great, people are always pleasant, I could easily live here.
  10. Just had a look and the House of Prime Rib is about a goodish forum drive (400 yards) from where we are staying, will get a visit. Cheers. Thanks for the stub hub tip as well, we are going to go on Thursday night. Oh well enough for now, gotta get ready for Riviera today, life's tough.
  11. Massive bump, anyway, we are done on our trip (Go Anthony Summers, Aussie qualifier). Staying somewhere around North Beach in San Fran, we are keen to go to the baseball. To suggest we are clueless would overstate our knowledge. Seems there is an Astros game on Thursday 13th, do we pay for good seats ( 3 of us) or just roll up and take our chances? Objective is to have a few beers and enjoy ourselves.
  12. You say in one post you are a political operative, whatever that means. In other walks of life when you condescendingly say to someone "I deal with your type all the time" do they normally react positively? Post that little gem I doubt whether I would take much notice of what you said. Yu also mentond you iked the discussion yet when someone disagrees you accuse them of getting personal. FWIW I agreed totally with iacas's post and I am a golf fan who lives thousands of miles from the US.
  13. I did a trip with some mates from London when the Euro and the Celtic tiger were roaring so golf at that stage was outrageously expensive in Aussie dollar terms. Given events since then I presume things are more resonanble. My caddie at Lahinch had lived in Australia, we went out for some drinks with them in town and they were taking the piss because I paid as much for one round as they did for a years fees. I think it's about planning where you really want to play and then working around that as a plan. Royal County Down is a must play, so you know you will be driving north from Dublin, do you push on and play Portrush, perhaps County Louth, that sort of thing. The drivng is easy for me however I suspect Americans will have a coronary at the "gas" prices. Make sure you car isnt a manual. Given you are on a budget, I presume an escorted tour thing is off the menu. I played predominately in the southwest, Waterville, Tralee, Lahinch, Ballybunion but as the man with the blog points out these will likely be expensive. Heaven for golfers. You can still fly from Dublin into Shannon for all these. Good luck, it's a fantastic place. Food is shite, stick to the black stuff.
  14. Yeah cause Tiger dominates the high moral ground. Please, those two deserve each other, dumb and dumber.
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