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  • Experiences with Female golfers.

    I had a friend who use to invent the most far fetched story's.One was about women golfers.This one that I still have in letter form,that he sent me when he was in North of England on a golf holiday.

    Dear Patrick.I played on my own yesterday,I was following two women golfers.they put their tee shots into the woods and vanished after them.
    "Women golfers" I sneered, only to strike a more feeble shot into the same woods.
    When I went in there to search for the ball I found the women on their knees gathering flowers and chirping to each other like birds.
    'You always get such lovely primroses here' one of them told me,but I think the bluebells in the woods by the seventeenth are much nicer.
    Its so boring being on the fairway, dont you agree?.
    Half the time they only picked a club because they liked the colour of the grip.
    By now I had joined up with them.On the next par three (a 150 yard carry),the older lady said to the younger one.'Not that big one take the club with that nice blue handle,it goes with your dress'.I miss him.

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    Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

    Originally posted by ilang
    I had a friend who use to invent the most far fetched story's.One was about women golfers.This one that I still have in letter form,that he sent me when he was in North of England on a golf holiday.

    Dear Patrick.I played on my own yesterday,I was following two women golfers.they put their tee shots into the woods and vanished after them.
    "Women golfers" I sneered, only to strike a more feeble shot into the same woods.
    When I went in there to search for the ball I found the women on their knees gathering flowers and chirping to each other like birds.
    'You always get such lovely primroses here' one of them told me,but I think the bluebells in the woods by the seventeenth are much nicer.
    Its so boring being on the fairway, dont you agree?.
    Half the time they only picked a club because they liked the colour of the grip.
    By now I had joined up with them.On the next par three (a 150 yard carry),the older lady said to the younger one.'Not that big one take the club with that nice blue handle,it goes with your dress'.I miss him.
    hi ilang
    thanks for the laugh mate
    cheered up a dreary day in manchester.
    watch out or you will have nicole(vp27519) after you! ha ha

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    • #3
      Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

      I was quite intrigued by the Title of this - hmmm, how dissapointed I was upon reading it.

      I got quite a laugh - thank you.

      Slats if I get that way - shoot me please!!!!!

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      • #4
        Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

        Not many people know that GOLF is an ancient Scottish acronym for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.

        Of course I totally disagree with that but it is a historical fact. FYI.

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        • #5
          Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

          http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/golf.asp

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          • #6
            Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

            Recall reading something somewhere that mentioned that ladies were not permitted as members of the R&A @ St Andrews until "much later"...

            And upon their inclusion, they were referred to as "associates"...

            In some clubs, they still are...

            Very prehistoric if you ask me...

            That said, my current club has no female members at all, whilst my previous one had only 10 or 12 of a total list of approx 150...

            Personally, I see no need for the separate identification. Regardless of gender, you are a member and this is your handicap...

            Cheers

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            • #7
              Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

              hi
              mary stuart (queen of the scots) allegedly played the old couse musselburgh in 1557, it was a charge that the earl of moray made to the westminster commissioners as mary's husband had died only two days before and moray said she did not show repect when she played gouf with mary seaton.
              also the word golf was not used in scotland it was gouf only changed in the late 1700 to golf.
              also the first recorded womans competition was held at the royal musselburgh in 1811.
              bill
              Last edited by bill reed; 01-22-2007, 11:18 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

                I sure wouldn't mind a foursome with some of the LPGAs such as sorenstam, ochoa, gulbis, wie and park to name a few... could learn a lot from them!

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                • #9
                  Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

                  cyc,

                  I would chose Laura Davies as one because she loves a punt and a pint. It would be a real fun day. I would learn how to enjoy golf again.

                  My other two selections would be Annika and Karrie.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

                    Picture the scene. A warm sunny evening in August and 6 women golfers are sitting outside the clubhouse on the balcony. The balcony overlooks the 18th green which is occupied by 2 male golfers. One of the golfers misses a short putt and immediately swears, the women hear the comments and are disgusted. They send a letter to the committee informing them of the goings-on and how upset they are to have heard such language. The next week the committee post a letter on the notice board - WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT WOMEN ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO SIT ON THE BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE 18TH GREEN.


                    This is a true story of a golf club in the north east of England.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

                      CYC wrote,
                      Not many people know that GOLF is an ancient Scottish acronym for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.
                      Of course I totally disagree with that but it is a historical fact. FYI.


                      My comment really doesn't concern the content as the
                      historical validity. The origin of the term has been a subject
                      for debate for a long time. Would you mind citing the proof?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

                        hi edshaw
                        the name was gouf and only changed to golf in the late 1700 and early 1800 and the name gouf is to club or to strike in scottish. so no truth in that its gentlemen only etc
                        bill

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                          Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

                          You guys are just too smart for me... I should have known better..
                          Ahhhh, the power of the internet... you probably visited this website below...



                          http://golf.about.com/cs/historyofgo...t_golfword.htm
                          Does it Stand for "Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden"?

                          Did the word "golf" originate as an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden"? That's a common old wives' tale. Or, in this case, more likely an old husband's tale.
                          No, "golf" is not an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden." If you've ever heard that, forget it immediately. Better yet, find the person who told you and let them know it's not true.
                          Like most modern words, the word "golf" derives from older languages and dialects. In this case, the languages in question are medieval Dutch and old Scots.
                          The medieval Dutch word "kolf" or "kolve" meant "club." It is believed that word passed to the Scots, whose old Scots dialect transformed the word into "golve," "gowl" or "gouf."
                          By the 16th Century, the word "golf" had emerged. Sources: British Golf Museum, USGA Library

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                          • #14
                            Re: Experiences with Female golfers.

                            Just got my female friend. She always play golf and she always win against me. I hate when that happens.

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