Fancy some golf in Scotland?

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  1. Woodywizz

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    Just a quick plug for the AVForums Golf Day V on Friday 11th April in Edinburgh.

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    Would be great to see as many members as possible there. The days are really superb and it does not matter if you are crap at golf or not...we always have a good laugh.

    Hope to see you there.

    Matt
     
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    Can the evening festivities be joined without attending the actual playing of the golf?
     
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    Of course! You can be our guide for the evening ..... and as you are a Mod can you get rid of that pointless and slightly annoying post above that is spoiling the plug for our golf day? Thanks .... it is also slightly rude / over the top in some places that make it frankly unfunny ....
     
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    No need i'll delete it myself
     
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    free bump again..

    come on Kendol, play the golf as well, you know you want too :D
     
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    I love golf, but not sure if I can make it. Sussex is miles away :eek:
     
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    There is an Airport at both ends ;) :)
     
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    Yep, we have airports in Scotland now. :D
     
  9. Woodywizz

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    There will be members travelling up from Hampshire (Deanym), London (Pave) and Devon (Shandypants) :thumbsup:
     
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    Course you can mate, and there is another mod - C225, you could both compare notes and take incriminating photos of AVForums members which can then be bandied about in the secret mod forum :thumbsup:
     
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    i might need to come along and assist in moderating the evening activities, although i'm allergic to sports so will have to avoid the golf. i'll dress like andy mcnabb with a balaclava to protect my secret identity ;)

    i saw there were suggestions about venues in george street, i'm not sure what type of places people are interested in hanging out after the golf, certainly i'd suggest the centre of town as the braids is a bit out of the way. george street pubs can be a bit on the pretentious/poser side, which might be fine for those who like to brag about the latest AV gear and post on those "get your toys out for the lads" type threads, but if somewhere a little more down to earth is preferable for those who don't like to bother ironing their jeans, then maybe towards the grassmarket could be another option. there is also rose street which runs parallel to george street, which is a popular pub crawl location, but i can't think of a single bar in particular there that i'd really like to spend any time in, and i'd think after walking around playing golf that the players would perhaps prefer to sit, relax and chat (without the music being too loud for the over 35s :D )

    it's still a while away so plenty of time to agree on night time drinking activities
     
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    Based on previous AVF golf days and nights a choice of night-time activities is always best. We always have a mixture of things going on .... some play pool, some drink beer and have a quiet chat .... others like to get drunk and dance the night away in a club.

    I would say a couple of friendly drinking establishments where we can relive the days activites .... then off to a lap dancing club ... would suit most!
     
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    Moderation? I shall be drinking like an "eight armed Indian god"!!
     
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    I would think it would depend on how rowdy everyone is likely to get. :D

    The problem with the Grassmarket is it is full of stag nights. Oloroso is nice for a quiet drink and not as pretentious as most people think. There is also Baroque or Outhouse on Broughton St. As for George St there is always the Standing Order. Tere are a few options at the Omni (Slug & Lettuce, Lloyds No.1, or Walkabout).

    As unique said, plenty of time to decide :)
     
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    the outhouse, basement bar, pivo, etc. around the broughton street area are pretty good bars. trendy, but not as pretentious and full of idiots. sometimes a bit loud for talking though. standing order isn't pretentious and is pretty big, but on the other extreme it doesn't have any music at all, just people shouting! i've not been in any of the bars in the omni, but i spent a lot of time in the slug and lettuce in the o2 dome and found it pretty cool so if it's anything like that it could be good, as they have a good menu of decent food like a typical chain group. in fact i'll have to check it out sometime to see what it's like, and it's in the same broughton area at the top of leith walk, just 2 mins walk from princess street, which is the main highstreet shopping area slap bang in the city centre (where the castle is). there's a holiday inn opposite it too. it's slightly further away than a hotel at tollcross (as i saw that mentioned), maybe 10 mins longer by bus, mainly as you are going through all the traffic

    i've not been in the grassmarket myself for ages, it's quite a studenty touristy stag and hen night place. i quite like the vodka bar on george iv bridge as they play good proper hip hop, but it's not to everyones taste. poo na na is also good, and just off george street, but again pretty loud as it's more of a bar/club with a dancefloor, but cool laid back tunes from funk/disco/hip hop to garage and house, US style rather than euro cheese and chart crap

    i would have thought somewhere that we can get a good chat and a seat would be a good starting point. i suppose it depends on if people prefer trendy preclub type bars or the more traditional spit and sawdust type (in which case rose street is probably the place to be)
     
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    There is also the Cafe Royal which is quite a nice bar, very nice surroundings.

    But as you say, it will depend on the type of place that people are looking for. i am not really a pre-club trendy bar type person, definately prefer something like the conan doyle or mathers to the george street set.
     
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    i've not been in any of those pubs in years, but cafe royal was nice and i've heard it's attracting a bit of a trendier clientele these days instead of the older types that used to go there (mind, i'm probably heading for the age that most people were the last time i was there :D ). isn't mathers a bit of an old mans pub? an ex smokers paradise? conan doyle was popular but i never saw the attraction myself, it was more of a meetup or stop gap watering hole if i was there

    have you been in cafe royal recently? what's it like now?

    i suppose there is also the rutland which isn't as busy as it used to be and the bouncers aren't as fussy as years of old, but i couldn't really say much good about it really, not that it's that bad. it's ideal for a christmas post office drink. i was in au bar (old dan mackays) before xmas and that wasn't bad either, just along from the rutland

    personally i'd like somewhere that has at least the same number of women in the place as men, which rules out bottoms up and mathers, although you couldn't find two bars more different - well you probably could around broughton street! :D
     
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    Here was me going to take the guys to the Gunner in Granton followed by seconds (whoever is left standing) The Dodger for the final rounds.

    What do you guys think? :D
     
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    :confused::confused::confused:

    Something about haggis....

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    It is a bit, more decor wise, i would say it it is a more mature pub (late 20's to late 30's)

    I usually go there during the day on a sunday and it is usually relatively busy. Nice place with all the marble and the old world feel.

    :D
     
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    Probably Two of the Roughest pubs in Edinburgh

    Matt have you tried Haggis, If not we shall introduce you to the great delicacy! :D
     
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    Absolutely love haggis. On its own or in highland chicken, brilliant!
     
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    That'll be me and Dom then.:D
     
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    Oh my god! I can't wait to share with our Scottish members the stories from Bridlington ..... how you went back out for an extra hour ....... drank blue WKDs and then missed breakfast, was repeatedly sick on the way home and passed out on a layby ...... oh yes, I can't wait :thumbsup:
     
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    Well....Dom on his own really :D
     
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    I have a few times, have been to a good few Burns suppers and had haggis, tatties and neeps....I actually really like it.

    Don't worry about taking me to rough pubs....I lived in Moss Side for 4 years and my girlfriend was a barmaid at one of the local pubs :D
     

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