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“Fore” – or fore! -Why?

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The question came up on the course this morning and nobody knew where it came from:

“Fore” – actually, fore! – is a word of warning yelled out by a golfer who has hit an errant shot. If your shot is in danger of hitting or landing very close to another player or group of players on the golf course (for instance, if you slice a ball into an adjoining fairway), you should yell “fore!” to warn players to watch out.

Yelling “fore!” is considered good etiquette, but it’s not just a courtesy to other golfers, it can serve to prevent injury. After all, a golf ball striking a person can do serious damage.

Perhaps the most common usage of fore is when golfers hit the ball farther than expected, or when they play their stroke without realizing that there is a golfer up ahead who might be in danger. Next would be with hooks and slices on tight golf courses, where holes are close together and a curving shot might fly into or run into an adjoining fairway.

At professional tournaments, where holes are tightly lined by fans, it’s common to hear tour pros yell “fore right” or “fore left,” letting the fans known which direction the ball is traveling. That way, the fans on the left side or right side of the hole know to take cover.

From where?

“Fore” is another word for “ahead” (think of a ship’s fore and aft). Yelling “fore” is simply a shorter way to yell “watch out ahead” (or “watch out before”). It allows golfers to be forewarned, in other words.

The British Golf Museum cites an 1881 reference to “fore” in a golf book, establishing that the term was already in use at that early date (the USGA suggests the term may have been in use as early as the 1700s). The museum also surmises that the term evolved from “forecaddie.”

A forecaddie is a person who accompanies a group around the golf course, often going forward to be in a position to pinpoint the locations of the groups’ shots. If a member of the group hit an errant shot, the thinking goes, they may have alerted the forecaddie by yelling out the term. It was eventually shorted to just “fore.”

A popular theory is that the term has a military origin. In warfare of the 17th and 18th century (a time period when golf was really taking hold in Britain), infantry advanced in formation while artillery batteries fired from behind, over their heads. An artilleryman about to fire would yell “beware before,” alerting nearby infantrymen to drop to the ground to avoid the shells screaming overhead.

So when golfers misfired and send their missiles – golf balls – screaming off target, “beware before” became shortened to “fore.”

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Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2012

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2012 -1st May 2012 – June 30th 2012

Waiting for final confirmation of all courses participating.

Inthanon are already doing 800 + caddy fee

Gold Canyon are 800 inclusive of caddy fee

Alpine will be participating

Green Valley will be participating

Santiburi Currently 800 + caddy fee.

Lanna

Stardome

:THANK-YOU:

Royal Chiang Mai will NOT be taking part in the golf festival.

Highland -will NOT be participating

Gassan Lake City – who cares!

:Sad:

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Finally- the answer to the burning!

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Played at Gold Canyon this morning and the air was thick and breathing was a little laboured despite the rain a couple of days earlier.Fairways are in good nick but they are currently coring the greens and it was almost impossible to putt with any accuracy but guess it will be OK in a week or two and for 800baht inclusive best value around.

On the way back just south of Lamphun we saw this:

Not sure why it is in English as well as Thai,perhaps to show the foreign media the Thai’s are doing something?

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Low season prices – April.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Alpine – with effect from 3rd April until the end of the month the green fee for Thai residents will be just 1000฿ + caddy fee of 250฿.

Highland
– Green fee 1000฿ caddy fee 300฿

Green fee + caddy fee _ car 1700฿

Gassan Lake City green fee 800฿ + 250฿ caddy fee. (Not too many people will go here unless we see around 500฿ again)

Mae Jo (One to avoid) Green fee 1600 caddy fee 250

Inthanon– 2200฿ gets a shared cart for 2 persons and includes caddy fee x 2

Single walking- 800฿ +250฿ caddy fee.

Single player 1500฿ for cart caddy fee and green fee.

Gold Canyon – Green inclusive caddy fee 800฿

Royal Chiangmai (lost the plot?) 2400฿ green fee/cart/caddy fee.

Walking 2050฿!

Lanna -Sports day (Monday & Friday) prices have actually gone up from 500฿ inc to 700฿. Seeing the prices for some of the top courses I did not bother to ask what the rest of the week rate is!

Stardome
TBA

In our opinion best value : Gold Canyon :Congratulations:

With Inthanon a fair second.

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