Fess up RJ golfers: let's come out of the closet

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    Jul 18, 2009 8:18 AM GMT
    Noticing that a recent entry to my embarrassingly large hot list was a golfer, I was reminded of the looks I get from so many gay guys when I mention that I golf, and... heaven forbid, even own my own clubs. The look on these guys' faces makes me think I had one of my frequent psychotic breaks and confessed that I often grind up kittens in a blender to pass the time.

    So in the tradition of Harvey Milk, I'm calling on all you gay golfers out there in RJ land: stand up and be proud! Only when we're all out of the closet will all gay guys know that every one of them knows a friend... a lover... a hair dresser... even a flight attendant, who is a golfer and who is proud of it.

    I'm saying, right here, right now, that I'm a gay golfer and I'm proud.

    And that I own my own golf clubs. Yeah, that's right -- I have golf clubs in my closet! Callaways even. And I'm not afraid to say it!

    Who's next?
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    Jul 18, 2009 1:03 PM GMT
    I do! I just bought my first set of clubs and am actively practicing my swing and technique at a driving range. It's great fun and I don't understand why more guys don't try it.

    Perhaps it's the sports associations with "elitism" and "classism" that make gays so averse to it. Who knows. I think it's awesome though.
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    Jul 18, 2009 6:42 PM GMT
    Yeah, the elitism thing was a big reason, but Tiger changed a lot of that years ago, bless his amazingly talented (and hot, and cute, and smart, and uh... superhuman) soul.

    It's also sometimes the price. In some locations (here in Northern Cali), the greens fees, even at municipal courses, can be pretty steep.

    My fav thing about it is it makes at least 75% of the people who play it become absolutely mental! Half the fun, for me, is watching other golfers go thru 4 or 5 emotional breakdowns during over the course of 18 holes.
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:02 PM GMT
    <-- Gay Golfer and proud too. I <3 golf on TV too.
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
    i don't think it has anything to do with elitism at all. For me- I just don't think it's a sport.

    It's a game that only old men and lazy people play from what I can see.
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:36 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you saidIt's a game that only old men and lazy people play from what I can see.

    You should see an eye doctor then or turn on your TV and see who is actually playing.
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you saidI just don't think it's a sport.


    Ugh. I was hoping this thread wouldn't get sidetracked into this dead horse. Silly me. I said the magic word: "golf."

    Can anyone who wants to bitch on this (* cough *) "topic" please use one of the previous threads on it? For example: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/366734/

    Kthanx.

    Back to the topic at hand: a positive thread for gay golfers to come out -- yay!

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    PS Pinny, Tronik: Yay! .... Yay!
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    Yay Jeff!

    PS I confess I'm with you on the watching it on TV thing tho. But it's not too bad if you're stoned out of your mind.
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    Watching golf on TV, though----deadly.
    It isn't like watching grass grow: It IS watching grass grow. Literally.

    It was the biggest rush watching Tiger on the last three holes yesterday almost make the cut. I was screaming and then got really angry on 18.
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:49 PM GMT
    I use to Golf when i was 11icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    Pinny saidIt was the biggest rush watching Tiger on the last three holes yesterday almost make the cut. I was screaming and then got really angry on 18.


    Don't talk about it. Too painful.

    * tears up *

    PS Flava: Yay! (For you, I'll even give credit for putt-putt, so long as you enjoyed it).
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:57 PM GMT
    Golfer here icon_smile.gif Two-three times a week in the summer and the golf dome in the winter.
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    Nyflava saidI use to Golf when i was 11icon_wink.gif

    put put doesn't count.

    iguanaSFDon't talk about it. Too painful.

    He single-handedly ruined a shit ton of Americans weekends. Like watching Watson is fun? I have a two cases of beer that I refuse to drink because Tiger isn't in the Open. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    Pinny said
    Blackguy4you saidIt's a game that only old men and lazy people play from what I can see.

    You should see an eye doctor then or turn on your TV and see who is actually playing.


    eh, arnold palmer -90 years or not too far from
    vijay singh - i know they say he's born in 63, but he looks as though it's 2 decades prior
    ballesteros - isn't he like 70 years now

    the only young ones tiger woods and that guy from spain. And tiger woods is the only one in shape. the others are all fat and out of shape. as chukles would say they are all lard asses... or would he say fat asses

    no can do. unless you can rump around it in and drop sweat like you are in a sauna, it's not a sport. doesn't work for me.

    but you are right - to each his own
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    putt putt does so count! (even though i was terrible at it)
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    Catlll: Oh shit, you're serious! Yay!

    Jack: Yay! Skill and score are immaterial. Putt and be proud!

    Blackguy: I'm so sorry. I'm no longer able see or hear anything you have to say in the forums. * wonders if RJ gives a prize for the largest ignore list *
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    Been golfing for about 20 years. Worked at a golf course for three summers during college. It was nice because we could play for 25 cents when we weren't working.

    Watched quite a bit of golf too during college. My favorite golfer will always be Freddie Couples.

    Tom Watson's run is great. This is the first time I am watching golf in years.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that despite playing for many years, I still suck at golf.
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:18 PM GMT
    iguanaSF saidCatlll: Oh shit, you're serious! Yay!

    Jack: Yay! Skill and score are immaterial. Putt and be proud!

    Blackguy: I'm so sorry. I'm no longer able see or hear anything you have to say in the forums. * wonders if RJ gives a prize for the largest ignore list *


    Oh wow I'm here trembling in my boots. that's the sort of stuff that someone who plays golf would do. So from what I can see true to form. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    Pinny said
    Nyflava saidI use to Golf when i was 11icon_wink.gif

    put put doesn't count.



    Sorry, I'm the OP. I control the vertical. I control the horizontal. I declare putt putt as a valid form of golf for the purposes of this coming out thread.

    Signed,

    All-Knowing All-Seeing Master of Time Space and Dimension
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    Madtown: Yay!
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    Jul 18, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    Golfer here and proud of it. I love it! At times very serene and peaceful, other time frustrating as hell. What I like about it is I don't have to rely an anyone else. It's just me and the course and what stands in the way of shooting a great score is me.

    For anyone who says it is not a sport I dare them to throw 50+lbs on your back and walk 5 miles, not always on flat terrain. Depending on the weather, you'll be sweating your ass off and huffing and puffing too boot. I know because I do it every week.

    And for those who only mention Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros, I'm sorry but you are really showing your age. Camilo Villegas was named "the most ripped player on Tour" by Golf Digest and People magazine voted him one of the hottest bachelors.

    Granted, most of the average joe public is definitely old and lazy but the guys on the PGA Tour is a totally different story. Most of them have the same dedication like any other athlete. Anyone who says it's just a bunch of old lazy guys needs to really turn on the TV before making such a ridiculous statement.
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    Jul 18, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    28th: Yay!
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    Jul 18, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    I can play golf, gotten a few birdies and shit even got a hole in one on a par 3 which caused everyone including people I didn't know to go completely bonkers about it.. I even got free drinks back at the club house... I thought the best part of the game was the free drinks back at the club house, I just wish we didn't have to finish a dozen more holes before we could go get those free drinks..

    I then had to listen to them go on and on and on about that hole in one on a par fucking three..

    I've never been make.. bloody irritating..
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    Jul 18, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    Does miniature golf count?
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    Jul 18, 2009 11:42 PM GMT
    Chaaxwvn saidDoes miniature golf count?

    I believe it does, putting is the hardest skill to master in golf..