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Old 03-25-2009, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DGtourist View Post
I recently played 20 courses in the great state of Oklahoma and I can attest that EVERY single person I met was great.
Here’s an odd bird… Reviewer Guy

While you’re warming up you see this guy stapling laminated DGCR posters to trees. He’s achingly slow, because he’s constantly measuring things, noting wildlife, making incessant notes on his special review score card… foursomes often pass him when he’s playing single. He’s constantly measuring things like forced layups or foliage density. He’s even been known to carry a clipboard to the course! Lots of times you don’t know where he wandered to, or why, but you’ll find him doing weird things like stretching his arms out to measure the pinch point between 2 trees on the fairway. Sometimes you have to wait around for him to pace out the entire hole length. On uphill slopes he whips out a hand level sighting gizmo that measures elevation changes, he takes a sighting, moves forward to a spot about 6 ft. higher, and repeats this until he gets to the top. You should see him reverse the process on downhill holes! If you lose your disc in the shule this guy usually can’t help you because he was too busy examining something else. He can be one of the least social guys you’ll meet on the course. He doesn’t talk a whole lot, but is constantly looking around, making notes, and seems to have lots on his mind. His most common remarks are a lackluster “uh huh” and “yup”. Ask him his opinion about something and he’s liable to reply “Uh huh” with a faraway look down the fairway. Most topics about anything other than the course are liable to just fall flat. When he does talk, though, Reviewer guy been known to go off on long discourses filled with arcane acronyms like the ATG (Around The Green) shots, CF (Challenge Factors), SPD (Scratch Player Difficulty), and especially Gold CR (Close Range) Par. Don’t you dare get him started talking about par! More than likely he’ll tell you how the course would be improved by using his par system. More than 2 hours later, as you finally finish, and you’ve used up way more time than you ever thought a round could take, before you leave he hands you a DGCR business card with his name on it… Olorin
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