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Bruce
6th October 2009, 06:22 PM
1 Month 1 Week and 1 Day to go.

Surely it is time to start this shit fight.

Who are the nominees?

I've only come in 2 shots this year so it can't be me.

Hux
6th October 2009, 06:39 PM
Hmmm been up and down but gone nowhere since I got my AGU in April...I am going for a late surge courtesy of the longer days in summer so I can maybe hit a few balls after work.
I have a long way to fall.

markTHEblake
6th October 2009, 06:41 PM
easy, go back to the traditional method. nominate yourself or someone else, and outline the reasons why (not limited to handicap reductions).

Person who donates the trophy decides the winner.

The law of first mention applies, Good onya Bruce for taking it on.

Grunt
6th October 2009, 06:45 PM
Wont be me, only improvement I have had this year has nothing to do with golf.

Bruce
6th October 2009, 06:57 PM
So we are OK with me taking on the arbitrary decision? Or shall with put it back with the traditional AndyP call?

Nominate with a reason and away we go.

ParMaster
6th October 2009, 07:03 PM
Has anyone actually improved this year??

Minor_Threat
6th October 2009, 07:04 PM
I have improved, but my handicap doesnt show it.. :D

Bruce
6th October 2009, 07:10 PM
MT is our first nominee. He hasn't presented a very strong case though.

just
6th October 2009, 07:13 PM
My vote is for AndyP to decide as per usual.

Minor_Threat
6th October 2009, 07:15 PM
MT is our first nominee. He hasn't presented a very strong case though.

Hahaha..

Im not nominating mate!

Ferrins
6th October 2009, 07:22 PM
7/7/08 hcap 13.2 7/7/09 hcap 5.9

Got to be in the running. However I'd be lucky to play off 24 whenever I play with other ozgolfers.

PeteyD
6th October 2009, 07:25 PM
18.0 - 17.9 Yippee!!

henno
6th October 2009, 07:25 PM
If this thing went a little longer I'd go alright. Just like MT, handicap doesn't show the improvements (started on 20, still on 20), but the differences in the "played to" column in my golflink over the last couple of months is somewhat encouraging. In fact, just did the sums and my average round over the last two months is almost 7 shots less than the average of the three months before it.

ParMaster
6th October 2009, 07:34 PM
I nominate muddarfaarker. :mrgreen:

Seriously though I think zac has improved quite a bit. Just like henno I believe is this went on another couple of months then zac would take the cake. He's been playing great golf lately and his results show that.

:smt038

AndyP
6th October 2009, 08:05 PM
My vote is for AndyP to decide as per usual.
No thanks. I'd prefer to sit back and snipe.

sms316
6th October 2009, 08:50 PM
I nominate Jarro since his performance in the Qld Matchplay was an improvement on recent years.

PeteyD
6th October 2009, 08:52 PM
SMS moved to QLD from Canberra. Pretty hard to beat that for improvement!

just
6th October 2009, 09:04 PM
SMS moved to QLD from Canberra. Pretty hard to beat that for improvement!
For him maybe, not for the rest us though.

Ferrins
6th October 2009, 09:08 PM
Porno's are cheaper in Canberra

just
6th October 2009, 09:19 PM
No thanks. I'd prefer to sit back and snipe.
So, is this the official thread, Mr Official?

Dotty
6th October 2009, 09:21 PM
Mrs Henno. Dropped from 45 to 2







... cm of hair length. ;)

henno
6th October 2009, 09:23 PM
Improved my ass. She had one decent chop down to scratch but has been going out 0.1 ever since.

Grunt
7th October 2009, 06:15 AM
If haircuts count I have gone to scratch and held it now for almost a month.

AndyP
2nd November 2009, 05:51 PM
To me, it looks like this is canned for 2009. I need to know if it is, because I'm about to make the Champs medal order.

PeteyD
2nd November 2009, 05:55 PM
I am most improved. Ball striking is far better. Operation has improved my swing out of sight. I had some great scores, including 3rd in the Wynnum cup! All this from a choppy 27 marker 3 years ago :D

Moe Norman
2nd November 2009, 06:00 PM
7/7/08 hcap 13.2 7/7/09 hcap 5.9

Got to be in the running. However I'd be lucky to play off 24 whenever I play with other ozgolfers.
hard to compete with this

razaar
2nd November 2009, 06:58 PM
Haven't been able to score at all for sometime but hit the ball great. Found out recently I have an astigmatism and haven't been able to see a straight line. A new set of distance and reading glasses has made the word of difference. Last two rounds with the specs have been 73's. It is good to hear the ball fall into the cup, earlier.
http://www.golflink.com.au/HandicapHistory.aspx?golflink_no=4132704649

Hux
2nd November 2009, 07:05 PM
Well hope you can repeat it with a 73 at Bribie tomorrow Raz.

I'm just hoping to get off the tee well for a change - haven't played for 9 days!!!

sms316
2nd November 2009, 07:21 PM
If haircuts count I have gone to scratch and held it now for almost a month.
After seeing your noggin in Golf Australia magazine yesterday Grunt, I have you say that you have a very ordinary head.

:wink:

just
2nd November 2009, 07:24 PM
I have never nominated before, and I don't know if my is monumental enough to count, however my handicap has improved so that every year at the champs I have been lower:
2006:26
2007:25
2008:24
Present:21

AndyP
2nd November 2009, 07:45 PM
In that case, do you still want the following, ****?

My vote is for AndyP to decide as per usual.

just
2nd November 2009, 07:46 PM
You betcha, you are fair and impartial.

markTHEblake
2nd November 2009, 07:55 PM
I have never nominated before, and I don't know if my is monumental enough to count, however my handicap has improved so that every year at the champs I have been lower:
2006:26
2007:25
2008:24
Present:21

thats pretty steady, you will be on the same handicap as me in about 2025 - assuming that I dont improve of course.

BrisVegas
3rd November 2009, 06:33 AM
ferrins has dropped a heap. I didn't know him (other than his tennis exploits) a year ago, but halving the handicap in a year is impressive stuff.

peter_rs
3rd November 2009, 06:44 AM
Doesn't Most improved run the same time as Poty (champs to champs)

if so ferrins has gone from to 12.4 to 6.8 which is still good.

just
3rd November 2009, 07:06 AM
thats pretty steady, you will be on the same handicap as me in about 2025 - assuming that I dont improve of course.
You'll go out Blakey, and we will meet in the middle in about 2017 and play matchplay off the stick.

poidda
3rd November 2009, 07:20 AM
I've gone out at a slower rate than previous years. I gotta be a chance.

markTHEblake
3rd November 2009, 04:45 PM
AndyP, buy the medal. Deciding most improved is easy. Go back to 'tradition', ask for nominations ( I see we have a few already) and either run a poll or get the champs match commitee to vote, as we did on the very first one.



You'll go out Blakey, and we will meet in the middle in about 2017 and play matchplay off the stick.

I havent gone out in 26 years, why would I start now?

AndyP
3rd November 2009, 04:50 PM
OK, I'll buy the medal, but that's all I'm doing.

henno
3rd November 2009, 05:23 PM
I nominate Hux.

Fooking burgler that one.

BrisWesty
3rd November 2009, 08:43 PM
Save Ferrins!

(I'd be going for least improved. Haven't played enough to be consistent.)

Ned
3rd November 2009, 08:50 PM
I nominate Hux.

Fooking burgler that one.

Ill second that!!!!!!!!!:smt045

Hux
3rd November 2009, 08:54 PM
Ill second that!!!!!!!!!:smt045

You actually have to improve to be nominated don't you?

This is my first champs and haven't held my AGU for much more than 7 months.

Besides apparently there are far bigger sandbaggers around these places!

Ned
3rd November 2009, 08:57 PM
You actually have to improve to be nominated don't you?

This is my first champs and haven't held my AGU for much more than 7 months.

Besides apparently there are far bigger sandbaggers around these places!

Apparently!:roll:

Theres a lots of "other" people around these places as well.............roll on 31/12/2009.:twisted:

Hux
3rd November 2009, 09:11 PM
Apparently!:roll:

Theres a lots of "other" people around these places as well.............roll on 31/12/2009.:twisted:


True not everyone is a sandbagger. Probably easy to get that reputation though...heck have 46pts in a social club comp. Fortunately 2 out of the 3 others in the groups saw my usual self destruct game today :-)

Ned
3rd November 2009, 09:16 PM
True not everyone is a sandbagger. Probably easy to get that reputation though...heck have 46pts in a social club comp. Fortunately 2 out of the 3 others in the groups saw my usual self destruct game today :-)


http://www.autographsmovieposters.com/Sinatra_Anchors_AweighLC.jpg

AndyP
10th November 2009, 08:19 PM
Did I win this too?

ParMaster
30th November 2009, 07:05 PM
And the winner is who?

AndyP
30th November 2009, 08:05 PM
I haven't got around to sorting it out yet. As far as I was concerned the award was abandoned, but I have been told otherwise.

Yossarian
30th November 2009, 08:06 PM
And the winner is who?


Yossarian!

Eag's
30th November 2009, 08:11 PM
I haven't got around to sorting it out yet. As far as I was concerned the award was abandoned, but I have been told otherwise.

It should be because nobody can ever agree on who should receive the award each year.

Dotty
30th November 2009, 08:33 PM
I nominate ZacDullard.

Only been playing a couple of years and recently won his club's B grade matchplay championship.

He is also polite to his elders, and likes narwhals.

grandmasterb
30th November 2009, 08:48 PM
I dropped 8 shots if that counts???

peter_rs
1st December 2009, 07:08 AM
I hear Julie has a story to tell

ParMaster
1st December 2009, 07:24 AM
I agree Dotty. Maybe we should have a poll of nominations and then see what happens..

just
1st December 2009, 07:41 AM
Maybe we should have a poll of nominations of those who nominated before the Ozgolf Champs, where it should have been awarded, instead of retrospectively adding names.

Complete farce, abandon it.

AndyP
1st December 2009, 08:12 AM
I'm wearing the medal right now.

just
1st December 2009, 08:21 AM
It looks good on you!

Ned
1st December 2009, 10:59 AM
Kick it to me, kick it to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:smt045

mike
1st December 2009, 12:59 PM
I hear Julie has a story to tell
Hey yeah I forgot about russell.

Down to 12 from 18 or 19.

I nominate Russell.

Ferrins
1st December 2009, 02:04 PM
I dropped 8 shots if that counts???
Only mainlanders qualify.

haysey
1st December 2009, 02:05 PM
I'd nominate Julie. She's gone from 27ish to 18ish over the past year:smt038

Grunt
1st December 2009, 03:30 PM
Have heard good reports about Julie for my Nomination.

Courty
1st December 2009, 06:20 PM
+1 for Julie, but I may be a bit biased. 8)

mike
1st December 2009, 09:59 PM
I didn't realise Julie's handicap drop was so great. I withdraw my nomination of Russell (sorry bud)

If there was an award for most improved married couple you guys would be hard to beat.

Jarro
2nd December 2009, 03:26 AM
I'd nominate Julie. She's gone from 27ish to 18ish over the past year:smt038

Nice work Julie :smt038

solarman
2nd December 2009, 08:54 AM
I nominate Julie and she is the best looking of our bunch as well.
On top of that she has to listen to all the smutty stuff the other blokes dish out !!

just
2nd December 2009, 08:56 AM
If Julie wins, we will need pic of her with the prizes. Preferably nude.

Lucasto23
2nd December 2009, 09:19 AM
Seems like Julie is the run away favourite at the moment.
She gets my vote

markTHEblake
17th January 2010, 10:56 PM
Time to knock this over, no more mucking around, there is a blank spot on the honour board.

The nominations are (though it seems some are just making up the numbers):
Julie
Grandmasterb
zacdullard
Hux
Ferrins (though he seems to be stretching it well in to 2008)
Peteyd
Just
Minor threart
any more?

My suggestion to decide, is one that reflects improvement in scoring potential, taking a leaf out of the USGA handbook.

To take the average best 10 scores handicap 'played to' of 2008 (miss out on Jan, big deal) , and compare to 2009 calendar year.

biggest improvement wins, totally transparent!

if no 2 years record in Golflink, you cant have improved then so stiff you miss out.
if you dont understand what i am saying, dont worry about it.
only an improvement since that date of joining the forum counts.

Unless of course someone has a better idea, please go ahead and organise it.

TheNuclearOne
17th January 2010, 11:38 PM
27/12/2008 - 15.2
19/12/2009 - 10.8

At least 3 others have me totally flogged tho, not to mention i didn't play the Champs. Even a best case high and low for the year only gains me 1.0 difference. Some very impressive drops, well done guys n' gals.

TheNuclearOne
17th January 2010, 11:46 PM
To take the average best 10 scores handicap 'played to' of 2008 (miss out on Jan, big deal) , and compare to 2009 calendar year.

biggest improvement wins, totally transparent!


Interesting idea. 17.7 to 9.4 if i worked it out correctly.

TheNuclearOne
17th January 2010, 11:57 PM
Well done Julie, fantastic year!

just
18th January 2010, 05:45 AM
I thought we had already decided to abandon it because it was a complete shambles, plus you can't go changing the rules after the fact MTB ( I know you always like to think you can). You seem to want to hand out an award just because you want to fill a blank. It wasn't handed out by the champs, forget it and start again for next year.

Eag's
18th January 2010, 06:42 AM
I agree with Just, everybody I have spoken to about this seems to think the same.

markTHEblake
18th January 2010, 07:26 AM
plus you can't go changing the rules after the fact MTB ( I know you always like to think you can).

there were no rules and there is a medal to be handed out.

there is no good reason not to do this. it was only a shambles because nobody got off their arse to organise it.

just
18th January 2010, 07:34 AM
Whatever Blakey. I'm not going to argue, I've said my piece. Hand it out to whoever you like and I'll ignore it for the farce it is.

AndyP
18th January 2010, 03:51 PM
The only thing that kept it interesting was tracking handicaps throughout the year. The simpletons couldn't accept that this wasn't the decider for who won most improved. So when the handicaps stopped getting tracked, noone seemed to care about the award either.

markTHEblake
18th January 2010, 04:59 PM
The winner cares.

AndyP
18th January 2010, 05:00 PM
And you, assuming that they are mutually exclusive.

Eag's
18th January 2010, 05:24 PM
This canned yet?