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David_Tepper

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What would Macbeth say?
« on: August 25, 2011, 02:52:23 PM »
The Cawdor family has announced plans for a residential/leisure development that will include a golf course on their property near Nairn, Scotland.

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/2408862/

JMEvensky

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 02:58:23 PM »
Is this a Doak 8 I see before me?

Dan Kelly

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 03:04:54 PM »
If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well
It were done quickly.
"There's no money in doing less." -- Joe Hancock, 11/25/2010
"Rankings are silly and subjective..." -- Tom Doak, 3/12/2016

Brent Hutto

Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 03:18:25 PM »
"I have bought
Golden opinions from all sorts of people."

SL_Solow

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 04:27:32 PM »
No quote today but I would avoid the Lady's tees.

Dan Kelly

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 04:39:31 PM »
Word has it that they have refused to consider any homegrown architects.

A bunch of them showed up at the Cawdors' place. The butler greeted them rather rudely, saying:

"Out! Out! Damned Scots!"
"There's no money in doing less." -- Joe Hancock, 11/25/2010
"Rankings are silly and subjective..." -- Tom Doak, 3/12/2016

Colin Macqueen

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 04:41:53 PM »
Gentlemen,
Dan has nailed it!

So all I can offer is second best but given the nature of golf course development and architecture these days.......... a bit gloomy and dark but so was Macbeth!

"Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be
What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature."

Cheers Colin

"Golf, thou art a gentle sprite, I owe thee much"
The Hielander

Peter Pallotta

Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 05:48:18 PM »
Thanks, gents - good stuff.

To borrow, and to borrow, and to borrow,
putts creeps at this petty pace from green to green
to the last three-jack of recorded score.

Marty Bonnar

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 06:01:12 PM »
"Heh, Macduff! That makes me one up with two to play. Wanna press?"
 ;D
MacFBD.
The White River runs dark through the heart of the Town,
Washed the people coal-black from the hole in the ground.

David_Tepper

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011, 06:25:48 PM »
If anyone has not seen the movie Scotland, PA (starring Christopher Walken, among others), it is highly recommended. Imagine Macbeth set in a hamburger stand in modern day Pennsylvania. ;)
« Last Edit: August 25, 2011, 09:31:46 PM by David_Tepper »

Bart Bradley

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 07:27:57 PM »
"To tee, or not to tee.  That is the question.  Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous green fees, or to take arms against a sea of financial troubles ......"

and before anyone busts my chops, I know that is Hamlet not Macbeth

Bart
« Last Edit: August 25, 2011, 08:00:15 PM by Bart Bradley »

Melvyn Morrow

Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2011, 09:05:46 PM »


"I am one, my liege,
Whom the vile blows and
buffets of the world
Hath so incensed that I am
reckless what I do
To spite the world
".

Excerpt from the modern anthem of all The Golf Course Designers & Architects since WW2 it seems I noticed this trend upon The Castle Course a few years ago, in fact it seems word for word what The Links Trust were told before proceeding with that course. So why are they surprised about all the changes?

Melvyn
« Last Edit: August 25, 2011, 09:07:27 PM by Melvyn Hunter Morrow »

Colin Macqueen

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2011, 09:22:11 PM »
But, but, but Melvyn,

This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air
Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses.

Nes't ce pas?


Cheers Colin
"Golf, thou art a gentle sprite, I owe thee much"
The Hielander

Melvyn Morrow

Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2011, 07:28:42 AM »
Colin

'Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed,
When not to be receives reproach of being,
And the just pleasure lost, which is so deemed
Not by our feeling, but by others' seeing.
For why should others' false adulterate eyes
Give salutation to my sportive blood?


Although perhaps I feel this maybe a more understandable response to some

"I pray thee cease thy counsel,
Which falls into mine ears as profitless
as water in a sieve".


Or perhaps

"There but for the Grace of God, Go I"

Melvyn
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 07:31:50 AM by Melvyn Hunter Morrow »

Colin Macqueen

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2011, 07:40:25 AM »
Fair enough Melvyn!

My parting shot...."Thrice to thine and thrice to mine"

Cheers Colin
"Golf, thou art a gentle sprite, I owe thee much"
The Hielander

Melvyn Morrow

Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2011, 07:48:01 AM »
But then

"Parting is such sweet sorrow"

But you still left Scotland and Carnoustie for your Horn of Plenty.

So much for sweet sorrow ;)

Melvyn

Dub_ONeill

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2011, 03:55:55 PM »
Angelika, Dowager Countess of Cawdor - now that is a name for the Mrs..  Seems like it should fit into a limerick somehow.

Dan Kelly

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Re: What would Macbeth say?
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2011, 06:14:24 PM »
Angelika, Dowager Countess of Cawdor - now that is a name for the Mrs..  Seems like it should fit into a limerick somehow.

The Dowager Countess of Cawdor
Strolled down to the edge of the water.
"Could we build us a links?"
She said, stroking her minks.
"O, why, yes! Why, o' course! Yes, we oughtter!"
"There's no money in doing less." -- Joe Hancock, 11/25/2010
"Rankings are silly and subjective..." -- Tom Doak, 3/12/2016

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