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Golf last Saturday afternoon

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The top one was with my new camera and the other two were with my K800i as a sort of comparison.

The weather was cold, but I hadn't played for months so it was just fun to be out there :)

JokerXL says:

"Fore" or is it "Four"?
Why do they shout that?
I know why they shout something, but why "4"?

14th Nov 2006, 11:37

540air says:

I have absolutely no idea. Maybe you get four shots knocked off your score as a kind of bonus, if you actually knock someone out :)

14th Nov 2006, 12:23

540air says:

Just went and googled it and this is the result:

"Why do golfers shout FORE?

As is often the situation with questions about the origins of golfing terms, there really isn't a definite answer. It seems that the term fore has some relation to the forecaddie. The forecaddie was a person employed to go ahead of players to mark the lie of balls in play. It may be that, over time, the word forecaddie was shortened when yelled as a warning to this person and the word has remained in use since. In 1881, Robert Forgan in his book, The Golfer's Handbook, makes the following reference "...shouts "Fore!" to give the alarm to anyone in his way." indicating that the term has been used for a long time."

Got it from the British Golf Museum

14th Nov 2006, 12:26

a good walk, ruined.

14th Nov 2006, 17:37

540air says:

So true :)

14th Nov 2006, 18:06

JokerXL says:

So now we know, sort of,
;-/

16th Nov 2006, 12:54

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