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I joined WRX around 2013 and it was great. I met many good folks and played some rounds with WRXers from my area. But, the mods became more and more censoring, especially with 'political' or 'religious' statements. They cowtoe to their sponsors too much and that leads to suppression of their members. I once posted a thread about 'we should never forget 9/11', and got banned temporarily. Everyone there is pretty gunshy of saying something even slightly provoking or controversial.

 

 

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On 9/7/2021 at 6:08 PM, Thug the Bunny said:

I joined WRX around 2013 and it was great. I met many good folks and played some rounds with WRXers from my area. But, the mods became more and more censoring, especially with 'political' or 'religious' statements. They cowtoe to their sponsors too much and that leads to suppression of their members. I once posted a thread about 'we should never forget 9/11', and got banned temporarily. Everyone there is pretty gunshy of saying something even slightly provoking or controversial.

 

 

Hey Old Buddy glad to hear from you over here----- It is a lot different than WRX for sure--- I think you will be a great addition over here. Trust me guys this fellow is Funny funny and he is like me calls it like he sees it

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1 hour ago, NC Golfer said:

Besides, Tiger, you also have to worship Monte. Nothing wrong with him. Good guy with fresh ideas. But, the obsession is a little weird.

I don’t think there’s any obsession with Monte as you infer. Monte happens to be a great teacher with great and easy to understand content. He also participates a lot on the forum and helps people for free by doing it as well as sharing information. Dan Carraher aka iteach is another example of someone who used to participate and help a lot. 
 

The membership there just shows the gratitude for their participation on the forum and for the amount of members they both helped. 
 

in case you hadn’t noticed there’s several on here including myself who reference Monte and his teaching. So it’s not just a wrx thing 
 

 

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2 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

in case you hadn’t noticed there’s several on here including myself who reference Monte and his teaching. So it’s not just a wrx thing 

Yup. Monte has a huge following on YouTube and now Instagram, yes he posts a lot a WRX but like you noted, he offers a lot of free help and tips. Hard to complain about that. I'm very happy I found Monte through WRX when I was on there years ago - a lot of what he recommends lines up with what my former pro had me working on. Now that he's no longer teaching (got out of the golf industry entirely) I have all of Monte's videos that help reinforce a lot of things I was working on in person.

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16 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Hey Old Buddy glad to hear from you over here----- It is a lot different than WRX for sure--- I think you will be a great addition over here. Trust me guys this fellow is Funny funny and he is like me calls it like he sees it

Stu! Great to see ya! Yup, I got banned from wrx. Guess why? In some thread I said something like, 'I was about to say something, but I won't because I don't want to get banned', and they banned me for that comment.

I picked up my clubs for the first time in  3 yrs recently and went to the range a couple times and to my amazement I hit the ball really well. Flushing 4 irons of grass!?!? I think it's that well known re-honeymoon phase after not playing for a while.

Anyways, I figured I would get on a forum if I'm gonna be playing again. Good to be here!

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On 9/7/2021 at 6:08 PM, Thug the Bunny said:

I joined WRX around 2013 and it was great. I met many good folks and played some rounds with WRXers from my area. But, the mods became more and more censoring, especially with 'political' or 'religious' statements. They cowtoe to their sponsors too much and that leads to suppression of their members. I once posted a thread about 'we should never forget 9/11', and got banned temporarily. Everyone there is pretty gunshy of saying something even slightly provoking or controversial.

 

 

Hackers' Paradise is at least as bad for the very same reasons.

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7 hours ago, Thug the Bunny said:

Stu! Great to see ya! Yup, I got banned from wrx. Guess why? In some thread I said something like, 'I was about to say something, but I won't because I don't want to get banned', and they banned me for that comment.

I picked up my clubs for the first time in  3 yrs recently and went to the range a couple times and to my amazement I hit the ball really well. Flushing 4 irons of grass!?!? I think it's that well known re-honeymoon phase after not playing for a while.

Anyways, I figured I would get on a forum if I'm gonna be playing again. Good to be here!

Reminds me of the Jim Valvano story.   
 

Coach V to ref: “Tommy can you T me up for what I’m thinking”

ref Tommy: “No Jim, I can’t.”
 

Valvano: “Good, I think that was a horse Sh$&@ call”

Ref—calls T

VAlvano: “I knew couldn’t trust you” 

😂😂

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On 9/11/2021 at 1:37 PM, BostonSal said:

Hackers' Paradise is at least as bad for the very same reasons.

So was the GEA and I got banned over there---- I used to do some course reviews for a local site here. I played a course on the North end and I did a fair but unfavorable review. Well one of GEAs mods was local here and friends of the owner. Basically I said something not political or anything racial etc. but got banned. But the GEA folded some time ago Good Riddence as far as I am concerned. In fact that Mod is on WRX now but not a Mod. Know who he is now and I saw him a while back he darn near broke his back trying to avoid me

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On 9/11/2021 at 1:23 PM, Thug the Bunny said:

Stu! Great to see ya! Yup, I got banned from wrx. Guess why? In some thread I said something like, 'I was about to say something, but I won't because I don't want to get banned', and they banned me for that comment.

I picked up my clubs for the first time in  3 yrs recently and went to the range a couple times and to my amazement I hit the ball really well. Flushing 4 irons of grass!?!? I think it's that well known re-honeymoon phase after not playing for a while.

Anyways, I figured I would get on a forum if I'm gonna be playing again. Good to be here!

Glad ( again) you are here. As you brouse you will recognize some folks from the old WRX days on here. Actually I was a member here before I was on WRX---

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On 9/11/2021 at 2:39 PM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Reminds me of the Jim Valvano story.   
 

Coach V to ref: “Tommy can you T me up for what I’m thinking”

ref Tommy: “No Jim, I can’t.”
 

Valvano: “Good, I think that was a horse Sh$&@ call”

Ref—calls T

VAlvano: “I knew couldn’t trust you” 

😂😂

Knight did the same thing! I did it too after reading about Knight, but I said, “I think you’re the worst ref in the State!”

Its a guaranteed T and it can be done mildly to get the fans and players up in arms, never hearing what was said.

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19 minutes ago, BIG STU said:

Basically I said something not political or anything racial etc. but got banned. But the GEA folded some time ago Good Riddence as far as I am concerned.

 

... Amen brother! You might remember I got banned for reviewing a set of "custom made" muscle back iron for Blade Golf. Turns out not custom made at all, just ordered blank from a catalog and had a grind house do the grinding and plating. "Blade Golf" was basically a computer in a house. Irons had an amazing amount of mistakes and when I reported it the forum owner banned me. What was worse is he posted several lies that the owner off Blade golf told him and without ever asking me he just posted them as facts. The very worst being I paid PUD for the irons and tRichard from Blade reported I said I would change my review and give him a good review if he gave me the irons for free. Just made that up out of nowhere. Good riddance indeed. 

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11 minutes ago, bens197 said:

the biggest self-licking ice cream cone

stealing this, thanks. 

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41 minutes ago, bens197 said:

These stories make me wonder if anyone here ever lived through BombSquadGolf.  

 

I have been on most of the golf forums that have existed including BombSquad. 

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7 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... Amen brother! You might remember I got banned for reviewing a set of "custom made" muscle back iron for Blade Golf. Turns out not custom made at all, just ordered blank from a catalog and had a grind house do the grinding and plating. "Blade Golf" was basically a computer in a house. Irons had an amazing amount of mistakes and when I reported it the forum owner banned me. What was worse is he posted several lies that the owner off Blade golf told him and without ever asking me he just posted them as facts. The very worst being I paid PUD for the irons and tRichard from Blade reported I said I would change my review and give him a good review if he gave me the irons for free. Just made that up out of nowhere. Good riddance indeed. 

Well at least I am in good company---- There is another guy I know on WRX he is mostly like me posts in the Classic Threads ( I think he may be here too) he got banned from GEA--- I chalk it up with an experience 30 years ago. We did not live at the beach yet but were visiting. Got thrown out of the NASCAR Speedpark here. I was about half lit and got to racing Go Karts with a group of Shriners out of Tennessee. We got to beating and banging too much and got thrown out, I told them I had been thrown out of better places with worse people. Come to find out that group was staying at the same motel as we were and the party rolled on in the pool area and parking lot to the crack of dawn. Yep one of my biggest honors Getting thrown out of a theme park with the Shriners-- Yeah the GEA ranks right up there with that

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13 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... Amen brother! You might remember I got banned for reviewing a set of "custom made" muscle back iron for Blade Golf. Turns out not custom made at all, just ordered blank from a catalog and had a grind house do the grinding and plating. "Blade Golf" was basically a computer in a house. Irons had an amazing amount of mistakes and when I reported it the forum owner banned me. What was worse is he posted several lies that the owner off Blade golf told him and without ever asking me he just posted them as facts. The very worst being I paid PUD for the irons and tRichard from Blade reported I said I would change my review and give him a good review if he gave me the irons for free. Just made that up out of nowhere. Good riddance indeed. 

I remember that scheiststurm...  man, I'm old.  LOL

After your dragging through the mud, I don't remember there being any sign that things were possibly different than they were initially presented, other than you being reinstated on the forum. 

Yeah, he could have handled that better.  🙄

Unrelated comment... came home from golf over weekend, turned on the TV.  Oh look, it's The Dark Knight.  And look, there's Brother Chisag on the screen!

Timing  😁

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what a relevant thread, because i just got a 7 day suspension from WRX

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6 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

what a relevant thread, because i just got a 7 day suspension from WRX

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LOL, what did you do?

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4 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

LOL, what did you do?

some guy was claiming that KT tape came out with the newest and greatest pain relieving cure.

i told him it was snake oil and if he believed it worked then i had a bridge to sell him. 

i thought i did it respectfully, and even posted studies, but apparently they didn’t agree. 

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i went on to tell him that the FDA also approved quaaludes and flame retardant in soft drinks. maybe that was it. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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