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Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by polishshooter, Apr 8, 2011.

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How do I spend my bonus...GOLF or GUNS

  1. You LOVE golfing with your wife but you HATE to lose, buy the Callaways, and buy guns LATER.

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  2. Screw it, learn to hit the damm clubs you have now, buy GUNS, D!psh!t!!!

    29 vote(s)
    64.4%
  3. Find a decent set of USED clubs for half the price and spend the REST of it on GUNS!

    9 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. polishshooter

    polishshooter Active Member

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    And as far as my wife shooting, she enjoys it when occasionally we go out back and shoot pistols, but she was never really "into" it like I have been in my life. When I competed in IPSC she went to a few matches with me and was bored out of her MIND, and never wanted to shoot in matches.

    She lets me do all I want with it, and "puts up" with my obsession, but it's not for her. She used to hunt with her Grandfather when she was a girl, but it was mainly to spend time with the old guy she loved so much, she was never really into it and never shot anything. Right after we got married she hunted with me and him a couple of times, but I tried to get her interested in hunting with me after he died but being outside at Oh-dark-30 AM in cold and wet weather is NOT for her any more, LOL....

    I have tried to get her to go to the range with me, but she always passes.

    I'm content that she allows me my passion, and knows enough how to use her .38 and a couple of the shotguns so she can protect herself when I am away, but that's as far as she will ever go with it I'm afraid.

    Years ago we bowled together in mixed leagues and enjoyed that, but it kind of died after 10 years or so...

    We also used to do a lot of tent camping when the kids were small, and then started going just ourselves when they grew up, and we enjoyed that time together. We ALMOST got into primitive camping and were going to do the full blown rendesvous at Friendship, but it never got that far. We DID have all the cooking irons and a rotisserie made for us by a blacksmith and she loves cooking over a campfire and got good at it, but we were getting a little old and stiff to sleep on an air mattress any more and we didn't see the point in getting an RV since that isn't REALLY camping, so when my son and I got her into golf a few years ago, golf then replaced our camping as our "time together" thing.

    On the other hand she is OBSESSED with Golf as much as me with guns and hunting, me I just LIKE it a lot but it's the main thing we enjoy doing together, and I probably enjoy it more just to be with HER and see her do well when we are playing. I play maybe 4 or 5 times a year with guys from work, and it's fun as far as it goes as long as I can keep up and don't embarrass myself with the REAL golfers, but I actually would rather just play with her! :D The funny thing is we play in tournaments at the club, and the OTHER guys would rather have HER on the team than ME! LOL Around the club I am known as "Terrie's Husband" LOL They have it figured out that on a couple of the long holes, if she booms a drive down the middle like she usually does from the ladies tees which are sometimes 100 yds CLOSER to the hole than the "pro" tees we men have to use, their team's SECOND shot is then better than with any of THEIR drives....The first tournament she wouldn't play UNLESS she was on my team, now it's "Let's make sure we are on DIFFERENT teams so we have a better chance to win MONEY." Which make sense except I always get stuck on a team with one scratch golfer and 4 other losers like me and we struggle to not finish LAST. The GOOD news is she splits her winnings with me;):)

    Except of course for the GLOATING thing when she beats me, so I have to play well enough to keep her HONEST at least...:cool::p:p:p

    It's so bad with her that "The Golf Channel" is on in my house like BACKGROUND music just about any time she is up and she isn't watching the two or three other shows she watches each week! ...LOL
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  2. polishshooter

    polishshooter Active Member

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    Well, we finished 36 holes today, and, well, she kicked my @ss:mad:

    The BAD thing is Iplayed so badly I could have scored as well with my OLD set, heck maybe even the OLD OLD set I had first....:mad::mad::mad:

    But that made me think it wasn't the clubs....I would chunk or blade it as badly with a $!000 set of clubs if I don't keep my damm head down or keep from dipping that shoulder....:mad:

    Funny thing, it's just like buying a new gun....


    It doesn't matter at ALL how much money you spent on it or how newfangled it is if you still jerk the damm trigger:mad:
  3. gun-nut

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    I look at it this way who worked for the money her or you. My ex did not like it whin i said that! it was ok for me to put my extra money in the bill pot but when she got her extra O NO ITS MINE. Sorry i just got the devorce final on friday, had to vent
  4. polishshooter

    polishshooter Active Member

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    Yeah, I have friends that do not tell their wives about the bonus, some actively intercept the check, and specifically do NOT use direct deposit so they never know even exactly what they make.

    But that is just one reason maybe why we have been happily married for 30 years last year, going on 31.

    No secrets, everything shared, we scrimp together, and we share the bounty together.

    I DO wish however she would have taken my advice to SHOOT me if I ever sold my Garand, but I put my foot down when she considered hocking her diamond and wedding band to buy me a set of tires for the stock car when we had a big race weekend coming up back in 1991...although it was more that I don't think she would have gotten enough for a whole SET:p

    She occasionally gets a quarterly bonus, which she shares with me too, basically any bonus is 1/3 in the bank, 1/3 for me. 1/3 for her, but it is amazing how many times part of "our" share gets spent for something for the other as well;):D

    Heck, one of us hits a $100 or so at a casino we treat each other to a nice dinner and even split what's left then too....

    Of course it MAY have something to do with me tricking her into saying the wrong vows at our wedding ;)

    She REFUSED to say the "traditional" ones with the word "Obey" in it, and we picked out a more modern set, but when the priest shoved the book inmy face, he had all kinds of notes for his sermon in red in the margin with words circled, so I kind of panicked and read the next one down....which was the traditional one.:)

    My "Not so blushing bride" gave me a DIRTY look right at the altar. then like a trooper read the same ones....although when I remind her she actually SAID "Obey" she says she had her fingers crossed....LOL;)

    Screwed up the Priest's sermon though LOL
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  5. jbmid1

    jbmid1 Well-Known Member

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    Buy the clubs for you, and a gun for her. Then you can do both activities together.
  6. Brisk44

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    When looking for that used lever gun don't over look the Marlins they make an excellent lever gun.
  7. JLA

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    buy guns to shoot at the golf balls with...
  8. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

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    Polish dont let them rib you too bad..you did GOOD!! its obvious you enjoy time with her and she you..cherish those moments...the love ant consiteration you put into the marrage is not wasted..it is returned many times over to you.. voice of experience here...married now for 36 yrs..some of what you revieled reminded me of my wife..
  9. Bubblehead

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    Unless you're a scratch golfer, more practice will improve your game much more than new equipment. The best game of golf I ever shot was with a borrowed set of rusty Wilson Staffs. This was back in the 80's so you know how basic those clubs were. No perimeter weighting, no graphite shafts, no anything. I don't know much about a custom fit but I do know that I've shortened shafts and re-gripped them myself. Not a big deal.

    It's kind of like firearms. Most of us own guns that are far more accurate than we will ever be. So get some practice, maybe a "new" set of nice used clubs, and spend the rest on your other hobby.

    John
  10. Sandman

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    Well I voted for guns first, then read your story. Once I read your situation, I have to say, buy the clubs. Getting beat by a chick is not cool:D Your manhood depends upon you redeeming yourself. Otherwise, hand over the man card.:eek:
  11. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Tell me where you work, so I can apply. I would love to get a $4K bonus check.

    Take the money pay it against your mortgage or pay off a credit card or two.
  12. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

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    I voted for buying the clubs but gdmoody has the best answer yet. In times like this paying off debt is the best thing to do. Why pay a bank all of that interest. Pay it down and buy what ever you like... with cash!!!
  13. steve666

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    Some quotes about GOOF:
    Give me the fresh air, a beautiful partner, and a nice round of golf, and you can keep the fresh air and the round of golf. ~Jack Benny
    Golf is a good walk spoiled. ~Mark Twain
    Golf seems to me an arduous way to go for a walk. I prefer to take the dogs out. ~Princess Anne of Great Britain
    If you want to take long walks, take long walks. If you want to hit things with sticks, hit things with sticks. But there's no excuse for combining the two and putting the results on TV. Golf is not so much a sport as an insult to lawns. ~National Lampoon, 1979
    Golf is a lot of walking, broken up by disappointment and bad arithmetic.
    Golf is essentially an exercise in masochism conducted out-of-doors. ~Paul O'Neil
    Golf is an open exhibition of overweening ambition, courage deflated by stupidity, skill scoured by a whiff of arrogance. ~Alistair Cooke
    No game designed to be played with the aid of personal servants by right-handed men who can't even bring along their dogs can be entirely good for the soul. ~Bruce McCall, "The Case Against Golf," Esquire
    You can't call it a sport. You don't run, jump, you don't shoot, you don't pass. All you have to do is buy some clothes that don't match. ~Steve Sax
    Golf is a game where white men can dress up as black pimps and get away with it. ~Robin Williams, 1986
    There is one thing in this world that is dumber than playing golf. That is watching someone else playing golf. What do you actually get to see? Thirty-seven guys in polyester slacks squinting at the sun. Doesn't that set your blood racing? ~Peter Andrews
  14. al45lc

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    Wanna shoot really well? Take lessons from an expert. Wanna Golf really well?........... According to experts, shooting isn't really all that natural, neither is Golf.
    To the Golf naysayers, it's not about the game, it's about the challange of it.
  15. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

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    I live next to a golf course.....
    I can hear them folks yelling......" I got four " !!
    I guess if you're gonna shoot golfs, you would
    need to get at least four with a shot, especially
    if you are gonna eat them, 'cause they are really small.
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