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posted on Aug, 20 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy



I've never played a proper golf course but there are a few decent 9 hole pitch n putt places near which a few of us go play,


If I was to play a round for the first time I'd have to go to the range or something a few times before hand.

Golf is great.
But it can become an all consuming passion....and then you become an incredible bore.



more for a social event to be honest, beers, smoke, and a few laughs.


When I first started playing the 19th hole was always the most important hole.
And I frequently had a few nips during the round,
And the craic was always good.

Then I started taking it 'serious', entering competitions etc.
Spoilt it a bit.



I really enjoy it and get excited if I get a par!


Imagine what it's like on a real golf course....and your first birdie, well, you can imagine.



.......we'd be blackballed if we tried to join any local golf clubs


Could tell you many a story....but T&C.


ETA

You could always play pub golf.....only played a couple of times, but I was very good at it!
edit on 20/8/18 by Freeborn because: Add ETA




posted on Aug, 20 2018 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: Freeborn
Haha, pub golf is a favourite down here as well, we've got a cool 9 'hole' course with par being 'X' shots or pints in a one or whatever.
Totally irresponsible but I can keep up with my son and his 20 something mates...usually!



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy


Pub golf - never played but it sounds like a good way of using up your weekly recommended units of alcohol. Which is what I tend to refer to as "lunch", but there you go.



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: oldcarpy
Haha, unfortunately medical advice disagrees with saving up your weekly units of alcohol for a crazy night of pub golf!
I am currently 'saving my units up' until next week when one of my brothers is coming to stay. He's only really funny when I'm drunk as well so I'm kinda forced into it if I want a good few nights with him.
...won't do pub golf though, he can drink me under the table the auld boozer he is.



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 11:21 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: oldcarpy
Haha, unfortunately medical advice disagrees with saving up your weekly units of alcohol for a crazy night of pub golf!
I am currently 'saving my units up' until next week when one of my brothers is coming to stay. He's only really funny when I'm drunk as well so I'm kinda forced into it if I want a good few nights with him.
...won't do pub golf though, he can drink me under the table the auld boozer he is.


"Saving up units of alcohol" first time I hear of that ha ha, are these weekly or monthly savings to later spend on a single night? Lmao

It does sound like a dangerous night lol



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 04:38 AM
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a reply to: WarriorMH

The UK Chief Medical chap has published recommended weekly units:

Alcohol Units


14 units a week. Like I say, I call that "lunch".

You are Russian, I believe? Do you have this sort of nonsense over there?



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 05:52 AM
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a reply to: WarriorMH
The UK government recommends no more than 14 'units' of alcohol per week spread out over 3 or more days.
This is roughly 6 pints of average strength beer, so 2 pints a night for 3 nights.

I totally understand the government being worried about the health risks etc, but in reality I'd say the majority of people I know regularly exceed that on a weekend.
When my brother visits next week I know he will expect me to match him drink for drink, and I will, but my secret weapon is shots of spirits like Sambuca, he can't handle it the same as regular beer so I should manage to still beat him at pool and walk in a reasonably straight line lol.

The 'units' counting thing is good in theory, but if you enjoy the feeling of being drunk then 2 pints on a night is not going to do it, you may as well eat wine gum sweets/candy for all that is going to do.
...I do have another secret to keep up with my brother though, if it is my turn at the bar I sometimes buy regular Coke but in a glass so it looks like I've got say Vodka and Coke haha, I've cheated like this for years because he'll just bore me calling me a girl for not keeping up with him.
I love him to bits, but he's the classic big brother and I sometimes feel he thinks I'm like 14 years old still.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 05:52 AM
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I wouldn't dare put into units the amount of alcohol I drink during a normal week.
No where near as much as I used to though.

Both health and wealth wise I wish I drank less, but I don't.

Thing is though, I'm a drinker, not a drunkard and it is a very, very rare thing to see me even a bit drunk.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 05:55 AM
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Haha, I love the feeling of being drunk!
Not so drunk I slur my words or can't walk straight, just that drunk buzz of intoxication.
I play better at pool after my 3rd pint for sure as well!

EDIT
Sensible advice in this old UK government safety advert kids...ask a woman instead lol...


edit on 22-8-2018 by CornishCeltGuy because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:54 AM
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I got into looking at youtubes of scary UK government safety adverts from the 70's and found this lol, anyone remember these?
The scariest part of this one is actually at 1 minute 38 seconds...you'll understand why...



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:58 AM
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Sure, I get a bit of a head change, but very rarely drunk.

I love talking #e when I've had a drink, thing is most of my mates talk even more #e than I do.

Pretty much gave up playing pool a few years ago.
I realised that I'm crap and I'm even worse after a few bevvies.

Used to be quite good at darts - needed a few before playing in leagues - but advancing years and lack of practice has resulted in me being crap at this as well.

5's and 3's bores the tits off me.

Used to like playing cards in the pub but no-one seems to want to bother nowadays.

So I'm reduced to doing what I'm good at; drinking beer, talking absolute bollocks and taking the piss.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 07:06 AM
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originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
So I'm reduced to doing what I'm good at; drinking beer, talking absolute bollocks and taking the piss.

Haha same here. I love pool though, winner stays on is a right laugh, get to chat to allsorts, and if you win say 3 in a row it becomes a pub thing where everyone wants to get you off the table.
It's still 50p a game here as well.
I'm crap at darts and only really play it with my son at his house. We print off a picture of say a famous person and pin it on the board, 10 points for the eyes, 5 for the cheeks etc, childish but gives a new twist to the game.
Winner gets a shot of whatever so over the night it evens out when the drinks kick in and skills start deteriorating.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: WarriorMH

The UK Chief Medical chap has published recommended weekly units:

Alcohol Units


14 units a week. Like I say, I call that "lunch".

You are Russian, I believe? Do you have this sort of nonsense over there?


I'm not aware of any metric like that, but I also been out of home for more than 6 years now so it is possible there is something like that now. I don't think people would care anyway lol



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: WarriorMH
The UK government recommends no more than 14 'units' of alcohol per week spread out over 3 or more days.
This is roughly 6 pints of average strength beer, so 2 pints a night for 3 nights.

I totally understand the government being worried about the health risks etc, but in reality I'd say the majority of people I know regularly exceed that on a weekend.
When my brother visits next week I know he will expect me to match him drink for drink, and I will, but my secret weapon is shots of spirits like Sambuca, he can't handle it the same as regular beer so I should manage to still beat him at pool and walk in a reasonably straight line lol.

The 'units' counting thing is good in theory, but if you enjoy the feeling of being drunk then 2 pints on a night is not going to do it, you may as well eat wine gum sweets/candy for all that is going to do.
...I do have another secret to keep up with my brother though, if it is my turn at the bar I sometimes buy regular Coke but in a glass so it looks like I've got say Vodka and Coke haha, I've cheated like this for years because he'll just bore me calling me a girl for not keeping up with him.
I love him to bits, but he's the classic big brother and I sometimes feel he thinks I'm like 14 years old still.



I thought it was kind of a joke, very surprised there is something like that lol but most people I know thst drink would drink 6 to 8 in a single night and party from Friday to Sunday so that metric would be useless here even if the gov tried to enforce it somehow

And that's beer, don't know about vodka or whiskey but is have seen 4 friends finish up three whiskey bottles in a single night so they must be critically alcoholic now by those metrics lol

Big brothers always have to be like that lmao, I feel like I could be 80 and will still be bullied the same



posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 09:13 AM
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I just had a look on wiki and interestingly the top ten nations for alcohol drinking are all Eastern Europe/Eurasia, and Britain comes only 25th. That surprised me seeing how everyone in Britain seems to be pissed up at the weekend!
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posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 10:03 AM
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Come on Britain! We can do better than that.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 05:45 AM
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originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Come on Britain! We can do better than that.

Well when it comes to cider consumption...

Britain drinks more cider than the rest of the world combined.
MSM link


EDIT
Couldn't help myself...

edit on 24-8-2018 by CornishCeltGuy because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:58 AM
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I'm doing my best. Still got a 5l keg of Friels to consume. I have seen the Wurzels - they are good. They played in a nearby field and had 2 combine harvesters either side of the stage. That was in 2008 - still got the tee shirt.

Ran out of cider before they came on. Disaster.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 08:05 AM
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Ran out of cider at a Wurzels gig?! That's a schoolboy error!
I saw them at a local festival in the naughties and they were a proper laugh, really down to earth, got chatting to them at a bar tent...and yep we were all drinking cider.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:14 AM
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Absolute legends. We were a very thirsty lot, mind.



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