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    Journeyman Pro maxfli65's Avatar
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    Unfortunate names wrt golf

    Silly post I admit but I was in surgery yesterday morning for my knackered shoulders and now I have a few days off to recuperate and time to kill.
    Anyway the orthopaedic surgeon who operated on me is an asian gentleman by the name of Mr H Shanker. Very nice fellow but I kept thinking what if he was a golfer! The clubhouse jokes would never stop.

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    Re: Unfortunate names wrt golf

    A friend of mine in American was named Michael Putt and he was trying to get his daughter to play golf. Then she would have been "Miss Putt".

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    Re: Unfortunate names wrt golf

    There was/is a decent Wiltshire golfer called Shanker.
    Quite a few Duff's in Scotland.

    Hooker/Slicer, quite common.

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    Re: Unfortunate names wrt golf

    Reversing the situation, there's quite a few famous/notorious people who have the honour of having golf shots named after them. There's loads of them, but a couple of my favourites are:

    Sally Gunnell - Not pretty, but runs a long way
    Anna Kournikova - Looked good, but no result
    Calista Flockhart - Thin, but looked OK
    Dennis Wise - Nasty little five footer

    There's plenty more.

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    Re: Unfortunate names wrt golf

    The Simon Cowell - Just needed hitting.
    @DanManley2501 on Twitter

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    Re: Unfortunate names wrt golf

    The Douglas Bader = Just didn't have the legs
    Arthur Scargill = Great strike but poor result
    Tony Blair = Too much spin
    H4H - HC Challenge

    Khamelion 20.3 -> 20 (19.5)

    Bazzatron 20 -> ???

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    Re: Unfortunate names wrt golf

    Jeremy Corbyn = OOB Left
    2016: Started Playing->23.0
    2017: 22.7->14.4

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    Re: Unfortunate names wrt golf

    A Maggie Thatcher putt, not for turning .
    handicap 15.5 sadly now 16.5

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    Re: Unfortunate names wrt golf

    Adolf Hitler, 2 shots in a bunker

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    Re: Unfortunate names wrt golf

    My OP has been hijacked, I guess as it had no mileage in it.

    Going with the flow does anyone actually use those comic shot description names listed when out on the course?
    Only one I've ever used myself and heard used is 'Gerry' for a provisional ball (no explanation required) but going back a few decades, not these days though.

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