Golf can make you deaf

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Golf can make you deaf

Post by Antony D » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:16 pm

Yes it's offical - those men in white coats now suggest us keen golfers should wear hearing protection when hitting the new drives due to the sonic boom - my driving normally consists of - did you sent where the ball went? - thats out of bounders - a number of well know Anglo Saxon sayings or all 3

You have been warned!

More info at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7811143.stm :smt013
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by Kinoulton » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:37 pm

Yes I heard that on this morning's news.

I don't think my pathetic swing would affect the hearing of a tiny bug hiding under the ball. Probably wouldn't even wake it up, in fact.
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by IsraeliTiger » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:51 pm

Its not that golf makes you deaf, they just found that most golf players have hearing problems so assumed that, in fact its just that golf players are all 70+ and have hearing problems. Typical logical fallacy, and an easy mistake to make :)
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by cornish tigress » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:12 pm

My husband plays golf, sadly. This Christmas I bought him a great T shirt which says "It takes a lot of balls to play golf like I do" and ANOTHER bumper box of Titleist Pro. Not deaf yet, just :censored:.
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by Angelica » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:56 pm

One of my ex boyfriends played a lot of golf, it didn't make him deaf, but it did make him a cheating git cos he two timed me with a woman from the golf club bar.
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by Kinoulton » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:02 pm

Angelica, my advice is to leave golfers alone and go out with anglers or bird watchers.

I see lots of them whilst I'm out in the countryside, and I think there's VERY little chance of them cheating with anyone.

Unless you lasses go all quivery at the site of a bobble hat and a tin of maggots.
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by Angelica » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:56 pm

it's all right, current boyfriend does kick boxing as a hobby.
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by Kinoulton » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:00 pm

Angelica wrote:it's all right, current boyfriend does kick boxing as a hobby.
Kick boxing? Puff's game.
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by Dave W » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:42 pm

cornish tigress wrote:My husband plays golf, sadly. This Christmas I bought him a great T shirt which says "It takes a lot of balls to play golf like I do" and ANOTHER bumper box of Titleist Pro. Not deaf yet, just :censored:.
He must be good if he's playing Pro V1's (or thinks he's very good....)
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by cornish tigress » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:03 pm

It's neither! He has to look as though he may once have been quite good. He's doing a golf management degree at Uni, and then he's going to be teaching the course next year. Luckily his ability to whack a ball and then find it again is not a prerequisite. Though I am girly proud that he does loose them a very long way. What a hero.
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by DCat » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:31 pm

cornish tigress wrote:It's neither! He has to look as though he may once have been quite good. He's doing a golf management degree at Uni, and then he's going to be teaching the course next year. Luckily his ability to whack a ball and then find it again is not a prerequisite. Though I am girly proud that he does loose them a very long way. What a hero.
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by cornish tigress » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:35 am

But everyone laughs when he tells them...
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Re: Golf can make you deaf

Post by Capricorn » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:35 pm

Well, at Plymouth University they substituted a "Surf Science "course for a much more useful and practical"Fisheries Studies "course.
No doubt you have to provide your own surf board!
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