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I've probablly missed loads, but will guess just the 3 I can think of: Royal and Ancient, Royal St. Georges & Royal Lytham.

 

Mark

 

Just a little off the mark(its well into double figures), I am not asking anyone to name them all just the number.

 

This question did pop up in a pub quiz very recently and was linked to Royal Portush getting a major golf champoinship played at it. (I am not a big golfing fan btw)

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Off topic...possibly.

 

There's a golf club at Wootton Bassett - called Wootton Bassett Golf Club. If it changes it's name to Royal Wootton Bassett Golf Club in line with the town, does that count?

 

It cant just change its name, just like the town couldnt from what I am aware. But very good point.

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I think I know even less, but the name Montgomery sounds quite Scottish. Think that bloke's first name is Colin. I have no idea what he's won though. I think he might have won something important at some stage as I seem to remember some news programmes banging on about him. This would be quite embarrassing actually if its right!

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Thanks - FWIW he's the only famous golfer I could mentally picture with a Scottish accent; hence the guess.

 

Moving from golf (about which I know next to nothing) to cycling. 'Clipless' pedals (so called because they positively locate the foot onto the pedal without needing toe-clips) use cleats mounted on the shoes that engage with sprung bindings of the pedals. You need to give your foot an outward twist to disengage them. Hence they've been responsible for more than one 'timber' moment when the rider has forgotten to give that twist and so been unable to put his or her foot down!

 

'Clipless' pedals are often called 'SPDs', but what do the initials 'SPD' stand for in this context?

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Thanks - FWIW he's the only famous golfer I could mentally picture with a Scottish accent; hence the guess.

 

Moving from golf (about which I know next to nothing) to cycling. 'Clipless' pedals (so called because they positively locate the foot onto the pedal without needing toe-clips) use cleats mounted on the shoes that engage with sprung bindings of the pedals. You need to give your foot an outward twist to disengage them. Hence they've been responsible for more than one 'timber' moment when the rider has forgotten to give that twist and so been unable to put his or her foot down!

 

'Clipless' pedals are often called 'SPDs', but what do the initials 'SPD' stand for in this context?

 

I've got some but can't remember! I know S = Shimano (who invented them) and P = pedals, but the 'D' is eluding me...

(and I've never had a 'timber' moment.....yet....)

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I've got some but can't remember! I know S = Shimano (who invented them) and P = pedals, but the 'D' is eluding me...

(and I've never had a 'timber' moment.....yet....)

 

D=Dynamics.

 

Shimano Pedalling Dynamics

 

And I had my fair share of timber moments when first using them.... :)

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D=Dynamics.

 

Shimano Pedalling Dynamics

 

And I had my fair share of timber moments when first using them.... :)

DING!

 

WRT timber moments, I've had a few close calls but I have multi-release cleats and they've let go during those moments of blind panic when T-I-M-B-E-R seemed inevitable.

 

Over to you...

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I'll go with water dispersant, dilution 40?

 

You can have the ding....close enough.

 

"Water Displacement - 40th attempt" is the official version.

WD-40 stands for "Water Displacement – 40th Attempt". Larsen was attempting to create a formula to prevent corrosion in nuclear missiles, by displacing the standing water that causes it. He claims he arrived at a successful formula on his 40th attempt.
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Thanks Dave.

 

Ok, please tell me the name of the only man from outside the United Kingdom to be the manager at Manchester United, and his nationality and in which decade was he manager?

 

Being an avid Manchester United fan this one is easy for me.. 1971–1972 Frank O'Farrell from the Republic of Ireland.

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Not enough digits on my calculator !! :)

 

I used Windows calculator in scientific mode, there are enough on that!

 

Have I just blown my chance of a 'ding' by revealing that I didn't work it out in my head?

Well that's an interesting one. I didn't post, because I had used the calc on my PC, but a quick check of the original rules, actually say "Rule 1 - No googling!"

 

so technically it doesn't appear to be forbidden, but I think it's the question poser who will probably have the final say! :)

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OK I'll give this one a go.

How much does looking for small plastic containers cost the average cacher in one year?

Great idea for a question, but you kind of have to be the first person to get he previous question right (and be awarded a ding by the question poser) to get the chance to set the next question...

 

Keep watching the thread and I'm sure you'll be up in no time.

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