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Old 09 May 2012, 07:10 PM
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Military Origins of golf

Comment: I have heard the story that the game of golf originated for
military purposes, whereby soldiers would use a club to launch rounded
pebbles or rocks into an approaching enemy.
This I know to be not true, and though historians may argue a point as to
when it was first invented, there is evidence of a similar game being
played in Roman times. In short it has always been a game and never for
military purposes.
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Old 10 May 2012, 02:11 PM
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If the Japanese commander had just yelled, "FORE!!!!"... the marines at Iwo Jima may have scattered.
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Old 10 May 2012, 03:24 PM
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Well, with my southpaw slice, I'm sure the enemy to the front would be safe.

But, put me in a sand bunker and I could get that enfilade fire from a defilade position I'm told I keep failing to do.
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Old 10 May 2012, 03:32 PM
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I'd heard that it was bored Scottish shepherds competitively knocking stones into rabbit burrows with the curved end of their crooks.
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Old 10 May 2012, 10:55 PM
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I've heard that the origins of cricket were bored Saxon Sussex shepherds hitting stones with the crooked end of the crooks. Well early cricket bats were curved and the word cricket may come from the word crooked, so who knows?

Do shepherds have nothing better to do other than to invent sports?
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I guess it is better than the other alternative.
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Old 11 May 2012, 02:12 AM
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Flossie?

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Old 11 May 2012, 05:20 PM
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I'm surprised.

Six replies and not one reference to The Hobbit.
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Old 11 May 2012, 05:28 PM
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I thought it was invented by a failing clothing designer as a way to improve business and avoid otherwise certain bankruptcy.
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