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Jeremie Boop

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  1. This is highly dependent. I can lose as few as 0 or as many as 7, but on the average round it's usually 1-2 these days. Which is a pretty good improvement.
  2. I don't even prefer just 18, I almost always want to play more than 18 but rarely play with anyone who wants to go more than that. This year hasn't been a very golf filled year, but in the past I would take advantage of the "all you can golf after 1" deal that was $25 with a cart. I would regularly get at least 36 holes in if not more.
  3. I said 4-6, which is round dependent for sure. If my timing is on I can strike a lot of very solid feeling shots, but the clubs I use could be masking those off center hits with the forgiveness built into them. I can also mishit pretty horribly those same rounds. If I'm having a really bad round I'd probably struggle to hit 1-3, but I don't know that I go a full round without hitting at least one flush shot. Of course, I could be completely delusional too.
  4. 👍 Thanks for posting that stuff, you are right, I should have referred to those things and then I could have related them to my personal experiences with fellow golfers from league. As I said in my previous post, my general disdain for drug/marijuana use tends to make me a bit less thorough and logical in my responses. Good to know that my personal experiences with the effects of it on people I've golfed hundreds of holes with over the years jive with USADA and WADA findings though.
  5. I never once tried to pass it off as scientific so I don't know why you even mention that. I only related my personal experience related to the discussion of the possible performance enhancement. And no, they were not all people who couldn't break 40, several were single digit handicap guys who regularly finished rounds at 40 or better. These same guys, when unable to partake for some reason would rarely score under 40. Could it be that it was just psychological for them, and that having not THC would have allowed them to play just as good? That's definitely a possibility. I seriously need to avoid these discussions, I know my personal distaste for weed smoking colors my comments so I'll almost always be against allowing it. But in this instance, any chance that it could help the person in a competition just seemed like a no brainer to say it's not a good idea. On that note, once again as happens in these types of discussions, I'll bow out. Especially given the original question was already answered with specific rules.
  6. Rofl, good talk. Thankfully others have posted the actual rules in relation to this discussion.
  7. .... Not sure if you are just trying to be funny or seriously asking, but they would have if I actually wanted. I haven't and won't ever get high. I think it's incredibly stupid and would have really loved to not be around it. That's the one thing that's good about not being in that league, I don't have to put up with it.
  8. You misunderstand, I watched them improve after smoking. I was playing in the same group. It wasn't them saying they played better, it was me witnessing it.
  9. I can only relate back to my several years experience of golfing with guys in my previous league who would suddenly play much better as soon as they started smoking. It was a given, within a hole or 2 of them lighting up their scores would drop. As usual, it's only anecdotal so I fully expect people to immediately disregard it.
  10. I was very clear in how I was meaning performance enhancement. See, he gets it. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I didn't think that golfers were allowed to drink during rounds either.
  11. I can only imagine using something like this during a round would definitely be against the rules. It would be a performance enhancing effect to reduce stress during a competition.
  12. I think I'm about 1/2 and 1/2 on eagles that were chip ins vs putts.
  13. I can understand it. It's probably similar to why I can't stand wearing a long sleeved shirt doing any physical activity. It just feels.... uncomfortable/restrictive. Strangely I never feel that way with a belt and tucked in shirt.
  14. I would posit this, is the game better off catering to those who spend more time/money on the game or those who play a couple times a year? I would find it surprising if any person who have become long term participants would have any issue with the minimal dress codes most courses have. The issue is this, either side is only going to be able to provide anecdotal evidence which will do nothing to convince the other. Honestly though, I still say the dress codes are neither good nor bad for the game. They are really a non-issue, at least here, because there so many courses that only require shirt/shoes/pants* and your own clubs.
  15. Couldn't tell you to be honest, I don't really care enough to look too much into it. The only thing I saw was that proportionally speaking, they actually got paid a higher percentage of profits than the men do, but because the overall men overall bring in more money the men get paid more even though they get a smaller percentage. That may not even be completely accurate, but that's what I recall. Of course, this conversation is OT, but it does tie in to women's professional golf in that neither the women's soccer nor women's golf generate enough revenue to support equal pay. The best they can do is go for equitable pay. Except, going for equitable pay may actually see a cut in payouts......
  16. When people *typically celebrities or social media "influencers"(unbelieveably stupid thing imo)* start complaining about equal or equitable pay it just annoys me. They point at things like women's golf/soccer/basketball pay and claim that there's a problem that can somehow be solved by just paying more money. The pay is driven directly by the interest in those sports. Is it fair that people by and large have less interest in female sports? Maybe not. Funny thing though, I don't see them complaining about how male models get paid way less than female models. As I've mentioned before, either here or somewhere else, people who watch male sports pretty much already know that there are female versions as well. If they were interested in watching, they probably already are. The growth in viewership and event attendance would most likely be very minimally increased, if at all by these type of events.
  17. This has already happened in Australia, but it was the European Tour, LPGA, and the Australian counterparts. LPGA backs pioneering men's and women's Aussie golf tournament LPGA backs pioneering men's and women's Aussie golf tournament I don't know that I see it catching on though, guess we'll just have to wait and see.
  18. If you really think dress code is limiting golf growth I don't know what to tell you. There are very few course that require any sort of strict golf dress anywhere near me. If you have some sort of shirt on, shorts\pants\skirt\etc, and shoes, you can walk on and play. The only hard/fast rule that I've seen is that every person has to have their own clubs if they are playing, and that's just to keep pace of play from getting any slower than it already is. The courses that require specific dress are likely not the courses that those new players are going to be going to by and large. At least here in the US. Just because you can't/won't golf on certain courses because of their dress code doesn't mean you have the right to tell them to not have those rules. It's their course, not yours. If enough people stop going there because of that then they'll either change their rules or they'll have to close.
  19. The fact that they kept playing multiple balls even though they were holding people up would have led me to calling the clubhouse to see if someone could come out and say something. I mean, that's just out and out rude.
  20. Definitely turned out to be a nice day out there too. Wish I hadn't started off so poorly and/or threw away so many strokes on missed putts. I may have ended up getting some money back like you. It was great to meet you @Bonvivant, hopefully you can be a more regular member of golf forays.
  21. Truth be told, you are both correct. It's a mutual privilege.
  22. Pretty much my thoughts. Not every course needs to have strict policies about dress. I mean, they all should have a least "shirt, shoes, etc" type rules, but for nicer courses I think requiring at least standard golf attire is fine. There's no need for restrictions on colors, patterns, or whatever.
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