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Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2016-Sep-29, 07:58 PM Reply #250 »
I was always more a Palmer fan than a Nicklaus one.

Although Nicklaus kinda grew on me as the years went by.



Offline Bubbasmith

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« 2016-Nov-25, 05:31 PM Reply #251 »
Just spent the last two days at Kingston Heath at the World Cup, could not believe before tournament that bookies served up $4.00 about Australia winning, after two days should be 100/1.After watching first two days, I have tickets for next two, I reckon the players who have most to gain by winning are the Chinese.

Going by Li Na, the woman who won Australian Tennis Open, and is now a multi millionaire ,they also will become multi millionaires back in China if they win.Companies will seek them to endorse products.

To give you an idea of the impact Li Na has in China Blackmores an a company listed on the ASX used her in China to promote their health products, she has since had a child and no longer promotes those products and their sales have plummeted.

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« 2017-Feb-01, 09:13 AM Reply #252 »
Some observations from a couple of golfing websites on their attendance at the PGA Golf Show in Orlando FL....there was one held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre a few years ago which I liked but nothing in Qld since possibly the PGA may run them in the south but if so they don't make the news that I've seen. :tears:


https://www.mygolfspy.com/trends-and-observations-from-the-2017-pga-show/

http://www.golf.com/equipment/2017/01/24/live-blog-pga-merchandise-show

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« 2017-Feb-20, 06:16 PM Reply #253 »
Cracked the bank and purchased a 2017 M2 Driver last Thursday.  Was a bit skeptical about the measurements in Drummond, but took it out on course on Saturday and smashed it.  Loving the club, need to buy it's little brother - the 3 wood.

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« 2017-Apr-03, 04:22 PM Reply #254 »
Foxtel is giving us  a dedicated Golf Channel  507 leading up to The Masters.

Meanwhile on the other side of the river a lady golfer is tilting at the windmills claiming unlawful discrimination because she isn't permitter to play in the Mens' comp on Wednesdays.

My money is on the golf club. :thumbsup:


TOP CLUB TEES OFF FIGHT

Lady golfer demands right to play every day

 

VANDA CARSON
 
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BIRDIE: The Courier-Mail’s coverage of the issue.


THE state’s premier golf club has hit back at a female member who claims she was discriminated against because of her sex and has asked that her lawsuit be “dismissed”.

In its defence filed in the Brisbane registry of the Federal Circuit Court on March 1, The Royal Queensland Golf Club has also denied a claim by a former vice-president of the Ladies Committee that her photograph had been removed from the club website because of “this proceeding”.

Barbara Barnett launched her suit on December 19, claiming the venerable club discriminated against her by banning women from the golf course on Wednesdays until 3.15pm.

Ms Barnett wants an apology from the club and permission to tee off for 18 holes seven days a week.

The club argues that “it provides fair and reasonable and equivalent access over a sevenday period to male and female full members. It is not practicable for the (club) to run male-only competitions or female-only competitions concurrently with each other or gender-neutral playing times.”

On December 23 the club told its members it had altered its weekly playing timetable for 2017, introducing 3pm tee off for women on Wednesdays and 3pm tee off on Tuesdays for men.

“The 2016 weekly playing timetable and the 2017 weekly playing timetable entitled all male and female members to a fair and reasonable proportion of the use and enjoyment of the benefit,” the club says.

Mrs Barnett has claimed the club cannot treat women members less favourably than men under the Sex Discrimination Act.

The club’s membership list is a who’s who of Brisbane’s medical, legal and old-money fraternities.

The case is set to go to mediation in a bid to settle the dispute before returning to court on May 15.
 
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« 2017-Apr-03, 10:33 PM Reply #255 »
Rules are rules but TV viewers complaining about an insignificant placing of the ball is taking things too far IMO.

It was an unintentional error and not for the purpose of gaining any advantage 2 strokes penalty for that and another 2 strokes for signing an incorrect card.

http://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/golf/lexi-thompson-gets-4-stroke-penalty-loses-late-major-lead/ar-BBzeMO8?li=AAgg0Zv&OCID=ansmsnnews11


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« 2017-Apr-07, 06:49 PM Reply #256 »
Arsenal, You might be wrong about a TV viewer alerting the authorities of that incorrect ball placing. A golf commentator on Melbourne radio said it was probably a golf official from either the men's PGA tour or the women's tour who picked it up, not some insignificant home viewer , he added that cheating in this manner was endemic on the woman's tour and about time it was eradicated.

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« 2017-Apr-07, 07:09 PM Reply #257 »
It wasn't cheating.  She took no unfair advantage. She replaced the ball about an inch to one side of the coin for godsake..

One question.

I saw the lady official explaining to her about her error. It appeared they were both walking down a fairway.  If that was so she must have signed the card knowing there was a claim she made the mistake.

If that's so she's bloody stupid.

Did anyone else see the coverage of the official explain here blue? and confirm or otherwise?

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« 2017-Apr-07, 07:10 PM Reply #258 »
Be a good idea to delete the "2016" from the header and just leave "Golf"

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« 2017-Apr-07, 08:05 PM Reply #259 »
It wasn't cheating.  She took no unfair advantage. She replaced the ball about an inch to one side of the coin for godsake..

One question.

I saw the lady official explaining to her about her error. It appeared they were both walking down a fairway.  If that was so she must have signed the card knowing there was a claim she made the mistake.

If that's so she's bloody stupid.

Did anyone else see the coverage of the official explain here blue? and confirm or otherwise?

The explanation from the official you saw JWH was the day after the "incident".

Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2017-Apr-07, 08:27 PM Reply #260 »
So they made the decision to penalise her while she was playing the next round and sent an official out to explain the news.

Sheesh

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« 2017-Apr-07, 09:09 PM Reply #261 »
Which is why I thought the penalty for signing a wrong score was particularly harsh as
she signed for the score which was correct at that time.

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« 2017-Apr-11, 05:54 PM Reply #262 »
Which is why I thought the penalty for signing a wrong score was particularly harsh as
she signed for the score which was correct at that time.
Harsh? Up until recently the penalty was disqualification.

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« 2017-Apr-11, 09:32 PM Reply #263 »
Foxtel is giving us  a dedicated Golf Channel  507 leading up to The Masters.

Meanwhile on the other side of the river a lady golfer is tilting at the windmills claiming unlawful discrimination because she isn't permitter to play in the Mens' comp on Wednesdays.

My money is on the golf club. :thumbsup:


TOP CLUB TEES OFF FIGHT

Lady golfer demands right to play every day

 
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I wonder if she pays the same freight as the men?  :chin: My money would say she doesn't  :no:

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« 2017-May-04, 07:33 PM Reply #264 »
China gets tough on golf as the report goes courses are being closed hand over fist.

https://iseekgolf.com/news/happell-china-gets-tougher-on-golf

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Offline Arsenal

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« 2017-Jul-16, 02:51 PM Reply #265 »
It was back in the 70's and a soon-to-be prominent golfer was playing at Augusta in his first Masters.
 
Back then the players could not bring their own caddies.

They had to use one of the locals.
 
The golfer told the Caddy Master he wanted a big fellow who could handle his bag,
 
but who also would keep quiet, no advice needed.
 
The caddy who was assigned Floyd said, "Hello Mr. Floyd."
 
Floyd said "Hello." And followed with:
 
"That's the last I want to hear from you unless I ask you a question."
 
Everything went well until the 10th hole when Floyd pushed his drive
 
into the right trees on the par 4. After surveying the scene,
 
he said out loud, "I'm going to hit a low fade out through
 
that opening to carry and land mid green and then roll over the crest down near the hole."
 
Surprisingly he pulled it off exactly and turned to his caddy and said, "How's that?"
 
The caddy spoke for the first time and said, "That wasn't your ball."
 
… You gotta love it!

 


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