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You know, this summer I've been so bored, that I've even resorted to watching golf on tv!! and it occurred to me, why are all the golfers blokes? does anyone know if there is a separate female's championship?

ps golf is not as boring as i thought it would be. wow i cant believe i just said that.
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Yep, if you all look on the Weetabix packets at the moment, they've been giving away tickets for the Women's Championship at Royal Lytham St Annes.

Incidentally, that is the next golfing event to the shown on the BBC.

I'll only watch golf; on the final day of play, when the excitement can start.

I'm just waiting for the first edition of Football Focus, these pre season friendlies have got me back in the mood - especially now that Mansfield beat Manchester City 2-1
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oo knowledgable! thanks for the info! i'm the same way with all sports, i only watch the final day/ the final matches, whether its snooker, golf, football (in which case i only watch the world cup / euro cup) tennis ..
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This year's snooker at the crcuible was pretty damn good.
Though I watch many sports, golf and curling are the only sports which I refuse to watch.

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lol phil. as they say in the dr pepper ad, u gotta try it 2 luv it. it helps if u have someone next 2 u who can explain what's going on, otherwise its like watching paint dry!!
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I suppose, but cause I don't play, and no1 ever explained the game to me, I don't see the point/understand it fully, so find it hard to enjoy

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I prefer to watch Matchplay Golf, ie Ryder Cup, Walker Cup.

World Championship Darts at Lakeside, Frimley Green is always an event I enjoy watching.

I confess to watching the Curling final at whatever time it was (midnight?) when the last Winter Olympics were on at SLC 2002.

I enjoy the multi sports events such as the Olympics (Winter/Summer), and Commonwealths, as it gives an insight in to some of the sports I haven't yet seen, or understand at least the basic aims / rules of.

This is one thing I am looking forward to at University, where I hope to get on the union sports press team, having a chance to look at many different sports that I haven't seen anything of.
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I must admit to staying up till past 2am to watch Ice Hockey in the olympics, even though I'd never really watched it before, and didn't have a clue about the rules.

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Is anyone as surprised as I am that Ben Curtis won?

Yeah, the snooker at the crcuible was good. Mark Williams is my favourite player for three reasons he's welsh (like me), he's left handed (like me) and he is a great player (like me - well I can beat most of my mates and my dad!).
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hmmm...that has got me thinking- are there any sports where genders mix? I can't think of any currently but someone will prob find out some obvious example...maybe?
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I learned about Ice Hockey watching the Stanley Cup series - mainly as I pulled an all nighter doing my M2 coursework, and the only thing keeping me awake was the Stanley Cup Finals on Channel 5.

Fast paced sport, shame the Brits aren't that good at it.

Sheffield Steelers (Playing at the Hallamfm Arena) are the best club in Britain at the moment, and have a fierce rivalry with the Nottingham Panthers (playing at the National Ice Centre). I went to the Superleague finals at Nottingham, and learned as I went along !

The fans are pretty passionate about it.
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You gotta love the way the players show how much they care, thogh this often ends in violene, which is kinda part of the show.
I gotta agree that Williams is on of my favourite snooker players, along with Ronnie, Doherty, Davis (fan of his from They think it;s all over) etc.

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I think my last post must ahve done something which has never been done befroe, mention the calm, and respectable game of snooker, and the aggessive sport of icehockey at the same time. can you imagine if you swithced the fans over.

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hmmm...that has got me thinking- are there any sports where genders mix? I can't think of any currently but someone will prob find out some obvious example...maybe?
1. Tennis Mixed Doubles

2. Figure Skating (Torvil and Dean)

3. My school's netball team (boys are actually allowed to play as there are no offical rules againist it)
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Do many boys actually play though?

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No, we have 2 boys and 40 girls (6 teams - 1 per year except sixth form which has only one team)
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hmmm...that has got me thinking- are there any sports where genders mix? I can't think of any currently but someone will prob find out some obvious example...maybe?
horse-riding, both eventing and racing has a mix of female/male competitors, but that's pretty much the only one i can think of.

in marathons they run at the same time, but not against each other.
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