Fun...Or Self Torture??

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  1. FullClip

    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Man...I've never claimed to be good at golf, but yesterday morning I was plain terrible...pushing everything hard right until the 7th hole. I was really bumming out and think it was just getting a bad grip and letting the club open up on the down swing...something I should have had down 30 years ago.

    Today, the lake was like glass, and I had cleaned up the neglected canoe and refinished all the woodwork on it last week, So I dug out the big fly rod and went fishing. Caught a couple small bass and a decent pickerel (all shook loose so I didn't have to even bring them in the boat) Then I started missing a lot of hits. After a while I found my little popper had fowled, and I had wrapped the line around the hook, so it was actually backwards, and the hook pointing away from me. Plus I accidently invented about 10 new knots in my leader while casting that will never be able to be un-done by any man Again, a big idjit move.

    But, I had fun in both cases. Why do we enjoy doing things that are so hard and have very little reward??

    What is your favorite fun thing to do that you can hate at the same time when things don't go right??
     
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  2. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    Confucius say...Sucking at things is okay as long as you like sucking.
     

  3. catman71

    catman71 Spewer of TROOF

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    By that logic, I’m wondering why I had kids.....
     
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    John W in SC

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    A waste of a perfectly good rifle range.

    ;-)

    John W in SC
     
  5. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    Scuba Diving.
    If you ears clog up and won't clear, you're done. Have to sit the boat ride out. Older people, muscle cramps, back pain, or rough seas can shut them down.

    Backpacking.
    Never enough time, until you retire. Then there's a 50/50 chance that you're not fit enough to do it.
     
  6. FullClip

    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Sure wish there ws a big berm behind the green for when I skull my easy little chip shots....
     
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  7. Wyoming

    Wyoming

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    Yard work. When we built this house twenty years ago I said either all grass or no grass. Wife chose no grass. Used to enjoy it. Don't miss it.

    Horse back riding. "Vehicle" as last resort.

    Back packing. RV as last resort.

    Sleeping on the ground not as much fun.

    The closest thing I can come to your game of golf is I like to shoot five station sporting clays and trap. I can crush a bird with a 28 gauge then miss the next couple like there is no birdshot in my shells. :faint:
     
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    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    Sometimes, it’s just a bad day. I’m playing 36 at the Air Force Academy tomorrow. I’ll be a tired, but happy, mofo.
     
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    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    Inyo Tim Senior Moment

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    I was golfing alone on an almost empty course and about to tee off on the 6th hole. There was some deep grass next to the tee mound so I thought I'd practice my flop shot. Open the blade just a bit on a lob wedge, hit under the ball hard with a full swing and the ball goes high and lands with little roll. Skulled the ball right through a window of the club house. Marie the bar tender came running out and pointed at me and said "You did it, it was you". I couldn't weasel out of it and was out about $500.
     
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  11. FullClip

    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Hope you spank those little white balls very goodly tomorrow. Have fun.

    36 is a long walk....I ain't done that in a while.
     
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    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Come on, I tossed you a slow ball, and that's the best you can do??? I may have to report this to the good Mods. I'm very disappointed in your response.
     
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    I shoot competitive sporting clays. I love it and hate it sometimes. I was at one time a single digit handicap golfer. The two games are VERY similar.
     
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    It's amazing how much distance I can get with a lob wedge when it doesn't actually "lob".
     
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    That golf ball just had more fun than I've had in years...
     
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    Working on cars is probably it for me. Sometimes it is enjoyable but lately a lot of PITA.
     
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  18. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    I believe it was Winston Churchill who described golf as a good walk, spoiled.

    I think though, Robin Williams described it best. Go on YouTube, and search Robin Williams golf, it's hilarious. I would post it, but the language would get me hit with the ban hammer, hard.
     
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  19. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Liberals 'R Bad!!!!

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    I hate it when my little popper does that.

    I'd put some balls there for her!
     
  20. G19Tony

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    I have a dozen yellows I’m going to try. I’ll be riding. Walking a GC at 6000msl is liable to kill me. :outtahere:

    Got rained out this morning, so I’m going to play the course I didn’t get to play today.
     
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