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Benjamin Lee

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Chinese
Three men are playing golf.
B: oh.. I missed that one
A: unlucky.. keep hold of her
B: it's about an eight to the..
A: too much mate.. too much
C: no it ain't.. no it ain't.. no..Tony.. hit an eight it's definitely an eight
A: no that's too much club Ken
C: eight, hit an eight
A: no.. no.. give us a nine mate nine, I think that's about right
C: if you hit a nine, hit it to the right

What do eight and nine mean in this dialogue? And what is club Ken?
 
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  • Giordano Bruno

    Senior Member
    English, England
    8 and 9 are degrees of loft in a golf club. The nine will lift the ball higher. The expression should be "too much club, Ken". Here "too much club" seems to be saying that 9 is too high. I haven't heard the expression, but it seems quite clear.
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I'm afraid Giordano's answer is not correct. It's true that a 9 iron has more loft than an 8 iron, but an 8 iron will also hit the ball farther when the same amount of effort is applied. That is what is meant by "too much club." You are using a club that will hit the ball too far. It's the 8 (iron) that is "too much club" in this conversation between Tony and Ken.
     

    Benjamin Lee

    New Member
    Chinese
    I googled "iron loft" and finally got it. Thanks for your correction. In China I never got a chance to play golf, cause it's too expensive.
     
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