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Discussion: Curling

in: OutdoorsMama; OutdoorsMama > 2016-12-09

Dec 11, 2016 1:46 AM # 
Until the end of university, curling and golf were my only sports! I've been away from it for so long now that I'm sure some rules have changed. Enjoy!
Dec 11, 2016 3:25 PM # 
Both are sports steeped in tradition and formalities. Fortunately I found what looks like a fun group that hopefully won't exile me if/when I do some sort of faux pas, like chatting with my fellow sweeper while the skip is getting ready to throw.
Dec 11, 2016 3:51 PM # 
The best tradition is that the winners buy drinks for the losers. At least, I hope that tradition still exists! We tried to be silent from the time someone from either team sat down in the hack until the moment they let go. If they miss their shot, you never want to be implicated as a factor! After that, you can chat - and even yell, if it's your team's rock - to your heart's content. Although you can't react with joy if the other team misses; you have to be poker-faced. But I'm sure you've been coached in most of the etiquette by now. :) Golf is similar - silence while someone prepares to hit the ball. Adventure racing is much easier - and louder!
Dec 11, 2016 11:46 PM # 
Yup, the winner still buys the loser a drink!
Dec 16, 2016 1:38 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
This is as incomprehensible as the climbing chats.
Dec 16, 2016 2:20 PM # 
Dec 17, 2016 4:27 PM # 
Well, attackpoints, handrails and reentrants are a language of their own too.

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