Things to do before you're dead

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  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Not a golfer myself, but I've always wondered how difficult it would be to get a tee time at Augusta. Is it just a matter of who you know because I would imagine that club membership is next to impossible unless you're either filthy rich or very well connected.

    -Jeff


    It's all about knowing the right people. I don't know any members but I know several people who know members.
     


  2. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    On that same note, I'd like to see the *peaceful* unification of Ireland.

    I'll second that one, a chara. My great-grandma constantly said the same thing...although in her final year or two, she conceeded that it wouldn't happen before she passed.

    In terms of clothing-related goals...a grey bespoke three-piece with DB vest from Henry Poole is probably top of the list. I'd also like to:

    Purchase a vacation home in Ireland
    Visit Alaska before it's ruined
    Learn French, maybe Italian as well
    Finish learning Irish

    I'll add more later.
     


  3. gmac

    gmac Senior member

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    The only "do before I die" list I've made is for golf courses.

    1. Augusta National
    2. Augusta National Par 3 course
    3. Pine Valley
    4. St. Andrews Old Course
    5. Pebble Beach
    6. Cypress Point
    7. Riviera
    8. Winged Foot (Both)
    9. Seminole
    10. Baltusrol (Both)


    Not the most imaginative list of courses that one might have come up with.......
     


  4. Kent Wang

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    Eat at:

    El Bulli
    The French Laundry
    The Fat Duck

    Drink at The Pegu Club.
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Eat at:

    El Bulli
    The French Laundry
    The Fat Duck

    Drink at The Pegu Club.

    How about having your masterpiece greenlighted, "Cats on a Plane"?
     


  6. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Everyone would be smothered by their furriness. A good way to go.
     


  7. hopkins_student

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    Not the most imaginative list of courses that one might have come up with.......
    I'm sorry that I don't dream of playing your local par 3 course.
     


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    I'm sorry that I don't dream of playing your local par 3 course.
    Sounds like you don't dream of any golf courses unless they are on the US open rotation or are called St Andrews. To me that demonstrates an extremely shallow and parochial knowledge of the great golf courses of the world.

    I grew up on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, the greatest strip of golfing country in the world, rivalled only by the north shore of the Firth of Forth round the east Neuk to St Andrews.

    I'm sure this is a foriegn language to you but you should be sorry that you don't dream of playing the local courses of East Lothian and Fife. If you had ever heard of them that is.
     


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    Sounds like you don't dream of any golf courses unless they are on the US open rotation or are called St Andrews. To me that demonstrates an extremely shallow and parochial knowledge of the great golf courses of the world.

    I grew up on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, the greatest strip of golfing country in the world, rivalled only by the north shore of the Firth of Forth round the east Neuk to St Andrews.

    I'm sure this is a foriegn language to you but you should be sorry that you don't dream of playing the local courses of East Lothian and Fife. If you had ever heard of them that is.


    Wow. You really are a prick, aren't you? Don't you ever have anything positive to say? Must every post you make be either demeaning or insulting?

    Jon.
     


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    I'd like to shoot a man in Reno.
     


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    Sounds like you don't dream of any golf courses unless they are on the US open rotation or are called St Andrews. To me that demonstrates an extremely shallow and parochial knowledge of the great golf courses of the world.

    I grew up on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, the greatest strip of golfing country in the world, rivalled only by the north shore of the Firth of Forth round the east Neuk to St Andrews.

    I'm sure this is a foriegn language to you but you should be sorry that you don't dream of playing the local courses of East Lothian and Fife. If you had ever heard of them that is.


    Dude, you're AWESOME.
     


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    Dude, you're AWESOME.

    Quoted for truth. Your knowledge of golf courses impresses everyone.
     


  13. gmac

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    Quoted for truth. Your knowledge of golf courses impresses everyone.
    As it should boys, as it should.

    Any fool can reel off a list of courses they saw Tiger win on in a major. Takes a bit of actual knowledge to get really into it. His list was like only having Armani and Boss in your wardrobe. Nice, but overhyped and overpriced and the quality does not always match the reputation.

    My top 10 might have a little of the Armani types but would also have some Kiton and Oxxford, long standing classics that most people have never heard of, plus a couple of bespoke courses that your average Golf Channel jerk will never hear of. Too busy spending $600 on a new driver each year when he really ought to take a putting lesson.
     


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    Great job keeping the thread positive.
     


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    Complete an Ironman triathlon, but I'm trying to do that one before 30.
    Hike Machu Picchu
    Tour eastern Europe
    Win a race (any)
    Live somewhere outside of California
    Live somewhere outside of the USA
    Two chicks. At the same time. /someonehadtosayit
     


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