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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5400 on: March 20, 2019, 11:52:17 AM »
This thread is an embarrassment.

What's your handicap?

Don't know yet, second year being a member and need to get three rounds in next few weeks. Time is a killer but getting there. Why you ask?

And my point regarding the embarrassment is that every time Rory McIlroy is mentioned it turns into a debate over his "Irishness". He is one of the greatest sportsmen ever to come from this Island and what he has achieved at 29 is unreal. He gets a lot of stick for not finishing out tournaments, but anyone who knows golf knows how hard it is to win a golf tournament and he is in contention more often than most. Did I see a stat yesterday that Jack Nicklaus finished 2nd in majors 19 times or something like that?
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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5401 on: March 20, 2019, 02:15:51 PM »
Fair enough. But nobody is telling Rory what he should think or do. And itís only natural that this topic should arise given his pedigree. You wouldnít want to suppress free speech would you?
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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5402 on: March 20, 2019, 04:45:19 PM »
I used to think it was just superprods.. you know the stereotype, supports Linfield, rangers and had all of Wet Wet Wet albums!

Now weíre all expected to love Celtic GAA and know all the republican songs!


Here f**k sake don't criticise Celtic whatever you do. You're nothing but a troll if you do that.

No doubt the prevailing view on the Celtic thread would be that the Wolfe Tones song played at the boxing in New York, written about Celtic FC and including the line Up the Ra, was not sectarian.

Did you run to your MP after watching the last episode of Alan Partridge?
Do you seriously think the Partiridge episode and boxing incident are like for like?

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5403 on: March 20, 2019, 04:53:40 PM »
I used to think it was just superprods.. you know the stereotype, supports Linfield, rangers and had all of Wet Wet Wet albums!

Now weíre all expected to love Celtic GAA and know all the republican songs!


Here f**k sake don't criticise Celtic whatever you do. You're nothing but a troll if you do that.

No doubt the prevailing view on the Celtic thread would be that the Wolfe Tones song played at the boxing in New York, written about Celtic FC and including the line Up the Ra, was not sectarian.

Did you run to your MP after watching the last episode of Alan Partridge?
Do you seriously think the Partiridge episode and boxing incident are like for like?

No they're not. But some people in the occupied six like to get upset.
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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5404 on: March 20, 2019, 05:21:41 PM »
I used to think it was just superprods.. you know the stereotype, supports Linfield, rangers and had all of Wet Wet Wet albums!

Now weíre all expected to love Celtic GAA and know all the republican songs!


Here f**k sake don't criticise Celtic whatever you do. You're nothing but a troll if you do that.

No doubt the prevailing view on the Celtic thread would be that the Wolfe Tones song played at the boxing in New York, written about Celtic FC and including the line Up the Ra, was not sectarian.

Did you run to your MP after watching the last episode of Alan Partridge?
Do you seriously think the Partiridge episode and boxing incident are like for like?

No they're not. But some people in the occupied six like to get upset.
Sometimes with just cause.

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5405 on: March 20, 2019, 05:49:05 PM »
First of all, Roryís entitled to do what he wants. Given the attitude of some ďpatriotsĒ on this forum and elsewhere, itís no wonder he finds it difficult wrapping himself in the tricolour. Heís been no.1in the world in a major (individual) sport , and Iím very proud of the fact that heís from Ireland . Iíve never met him Personally but know people close to him and Iím aware of his personal attributes and charitable support. Though I donít share his national affinity, I come from a different background with different influences and these are the things that mould us. North Down is not South Armagh. Itís an affluent area which was mainly untouched by the troubles, and most people during the troubles Catholic and Protestant enjoyed a great quality of life in that area. I imagine his parents , despite a GAA background and family sectarian loss, made a decision to embrace North Down/Northern ireland , Exemplified by going to Sullivan Upper as opposed to a catholic grammar . As a top sportsman , he was probably a popular student and he was afforded opportunities at school and in the golf club , and the influences of that upbringing moulded him throughout his childhood.
Despite this upbringing some expect him to be wrapping himself in a tricolour and being overtly politically Irish . Knowing many catholicís from that neck of the woods , most tend to keep their head down politically and accept the many positives That  part of NI has to offer. McIlroy likes NI soccer team, Ulster Rugby and Carl Frampton. Thatís his affinity and much as I would like him to be a James McClean, his influences are different. I respect that , and delight in his success. Anybody that feels any antagonism towards him should explore his charitable impact, his down to earth personality, and delight in the fact that weíve a superstar in our midst. PS I presume the comparison with mcgregor is tongue in cheek?

Exactly, Rory can do what he wants and so can we. We donít have to like him just because he is irish/northern irish/british. I donít particularly like him but I couldnít tell you why, itís just Iíve never warmed to him. Itís like with conor mcgregor also. I would never support him because heís a total pr**k. Just because someone is irish or a team is irish doesnít mean we canít form our own judgment on whether we want to support them.

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5406 on: March 20, 2019, 07:02:52 PM »
Like clampits cheering on the Irish ladies hockey team!
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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5407 on: March 20, 2019, 08:30:45 PM »
Like clampits cheering on the Irish ladies hockey team!

Har har.
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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5408 on: March 25, 2019, 01:52:25 AM »
three players in golf's history have won 15 pga events and 4 majors by the time they were 30.
Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods
Rory McIlroy
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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5409 on: March 29, 2019, 07:45:41 PM »
Tiger vs Rory in the Match play tomorrow

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5410 on: March 30, 2019, 10:13:19 PM »
McIlroy beaten by Old Man Woods, kinda tells a tale.

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« Reply #5411 on: March 30, 2019, 10:25:43 PM »
McIlroy beaten by Old Man Woods, kinda tells a tale.

Explain? Brilliant player beats another brilliant player! Hmmm you are well into your golf
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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5412 on: March 31, 2019, 02:30:39 AM »
McIlroy beaten by Old Man Woods, kinda tells a tale.

Explain? Brilliant player beats another brilliant player! Hmmm you are well into your golf

Twice Tiger has now schooled McIlroy in a head to head, imagine he hadn't missed 10 years of his career, rory prob wouldn't have any majors  ;)

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5413 on: March 31, 2019, 09:30:36 AM »
McIlroy beaten by Old Man Woods, kinda tells a tale.

Explain? Brilliant player beats another brilliant player! Hmmm you are well into your golf

Twice Tiger has now schooled McIlroy in a head to head, imagine he hadn't missed 10 years of his career, rory prob wouldn't have any majors  ;)

Ah that old chestnut, if your granny had balls

Or Harrington for that matter
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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5414 on: March 31, 2019, 09:59:16 AM »
Ah sure Lucas Bjerregaard beat Tiger, imagine how many majors he's gonna win  ;)