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 Post subject: USA humiliated
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:56 pm 
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Across the 50 States millions will be in mourning today following the humiliation of the US players in the Ryder Cup in Paris. Beaten 17.5 to 11.5 despite being favourites this was a real thrashing for the US, made even better by the absence of any French players in the Europe team.

Three days of great entertainment, the Ryder Cup is truly one of sports great events, enhanced by fiercely enthusiastic supporters, vast numbers from the UK . Long gone are the days when the US won repeatedly, it is also interesting to see how the European team regularly seem to bond far better than the US.

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 Post subject: Re: USA humiliated
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The loss of a sporting fixture is hardly a humiliation.

Some would not even regard it as a news story!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:45 am 
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I take it you don't belong to a golf club or even own a set of clubs.

For the millions that do, the Ryder Cup is a major event and a matter of national pride, as evidenced by the raucous patriotic support for both sides in Paris.

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Fully agree with Laurie. Just a sport and loadsa balls.

Nobody is - humiliated - Win some. Lose some.


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Anya wrote:
Fully agree with Laurie. Just a sport and loadsa balls.

Nobody is - humiliated - Win some. Lose some.



And some get rained out.

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Nine pages in today’s Times shows how important golf is to many people.

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 Post subject: Re: USA humiliated
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Must admit it has always been a mystery to me why it is so popular.

Was a rich mans sport years ago and when I was a teenager I did the occasional caddying turn at the local course. Mean old sods most of them were, so I went back to working on the cattle market!

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 Post subject: Re: USA humiliated
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Me too. It's a total bore. I agree with, who was it, Mark Twain? A good walk spoiled!

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a matter of national pride, as evidenced by the raucous patriotic support for both sides in Paris.


It is a poor day if raucous patriotic support is a measure of events of national importance!

i have nothing against golf, when I worked in St Andrews it provided some of my income, but I just don't see it as a matter of international humiliation, or not, as the case may be.

Bay of Pigs was a humiliation. So was Vietnam, Iraq 2 and Afghanistan, but not a game of golf!


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I quite like watching the golf, Peter Alliss makes it for me. Didn't a young lady spectator get walloped by a landing ball and has lost the sight in an eye, whether this is long-term or short-term I don't know but she is suing someone over it.


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And apparently. Another woman has been hit on the head, by a golf ball. Wonder if wearing hard hat's Will become mandatory before too long. Or maybe, just standing behind the ball. Wouldn't mind playing golf. But not watching. But with the financial outlay. "Crazy Golf" looks like the only option. :sorry: :sorry:


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I can understand someone wanting to play golf but I certainly can't get excited watching others play.

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Always fancied the original game. Played on the side of a hill. Where the "Pin" could be 30 feet above or below. Three dimensional golf. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: USA humiliated
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I certainly can't get excited watching others play.

You could say the same about football or tennis.

Watching a skilled person display their talents will always be popular, whether it be moving a ball about, penning sheep or watching someone carve an owl from a tree stump.


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Some people love particular sports. Others are indifferent.

MUCH MORE important things happening.


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