Golf and High notes

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by coolerdave, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Solar Bell

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    Golf is to trumpet as Tiger Woods is to lead players!
     
  2. turtlejimmy

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    Golf is also a great sport to hone your survival skills. It takes concentration to hit a wide variety of targets (see my post on the previous page) without getting hit by all the little round projectiles flying around. It keeps you on your toes. I hit a tree that was about 15 feet in front of me once and had to hit the dirt when it bounced back at me. It's not easy to lose ground on a golf shot ... I've found many clever ways to do it (you get more shots that way:cool:).

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  3. gmonady

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    ...you made a VERY GOOD POINT, and I love you for this man BECAUSE the secret to having fun on the golf course [a metaphor for moving through life's roughs, water hazards, so as to also enjoy beautiful turf and pristine greens] is to forget all... AND that includes the dents on the house! GREAT POST!
     
  4. gmonady

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    Dude, I'm a lead player, monogomous (proud of it-have a fabulous mate) AND therefore certainly am NOT a PLAYER so I am not sure this analogy quite works for me.
     
  5. gmonady

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    And again, you get my higest respect for getting the most value out of your green fees.
     
  6. turtlejimmy

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    Thanks, Gmonady .... it's not often I get recognized for something I do on the golf course (in a positive way).:lol:

    I should probably point out that I'm not AIMING at these, what do you want to call them, "non golf-related" things (like cars and houses). It's just that, like a lot of golfers, I don't play much (once every few years) and don't have a lot of control, especially on those long drve shots. Sometimes they slice, sometimes they pull, and once in a while shock all of us by going straight. It's pretty random. I'm not the only golfer like that. And people that build houses on golf courses SHOULD KNOW THAT.:dontknow:

    A better way to set up golf, especially for the weekend player IMHO, would be to toss out the scoring system and have each foursome take along a "judge" .... Who would, like on American Idol, give you a rating on the shot, based on artistic merit, difficulty, cleverness, humor, disruption to the environment, etc. Just imagine how much less stressul that would be .... :thumbsup:

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  7. tobylou8

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    Turtle, I don't play golf, but my side is aching from laughing so hard. Your perspective is great. ROFLROFL:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  8. Solar Bell

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    Yeah, me too......sigh........
     
  9. coolerdave

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    I just knew this was going to be a fun thread .. LMAO
     
  10. turtlejimmy

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    Okay, I'll admit that once I was aiming at a car with a golf ball .... but it wasn't on a golf course. It was on a driving range and the car was a Volkswagen Bug that had been reinforced to withstand the impact of golf balls and spent its day driving around in a random pattern, pulling a contraption that was picking up golf balls.

    Somebody had painted big bullseyes on either side of the Volkswagen and I took it to mean "Open Season." :lol:

    Every time you hit the guy's bug, he'd stop and glare at you. It was awesome. I wasted a lot of money a few summers like that when I was a lot younger and now, oddly, I'm terrible at hitting anything that doesn't move and just sits there (like greens and pins).

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