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Question for the gents - win the Open or be at the birth of your first child?

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[helper] 7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Ross Fisher has said he will leave the Open if his wife goes into labour
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/golf/8137977.stm

Imagine you're in the last round of the Open with a good chance of winning and your wife goes into labour.......what would you do?

Finish your round and possibly win the Open or go and be present at the birth?

Me? I'd finish the round everytime.......


(Obviously this question doesn't apply to women as they HAVE to be at the birth! unless of course its a same sex couple and your partner is having a baby)
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[helper] 7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
I wonder what the child would think of you when he grows up.
#2
birth of your first child
#3
rwm24
birth of your first child


+1, no brainer.
[helper]#4
The child would be made for life - dad could be Britsh Open Champion with lots of sponsorship deals etc
banned#5
how long does a round take
[helper]#6
sassie
how long does a round take

About 4 hours - but Fisher has to fly from Ayrshire in Scotland to London.....
#7
The birth - absolute nobrainer
banned#8
gari189
About 4 hours - but Fisher has to fly from Ayrshire in Scotland to London.....


so the chances are he wouldnt make it anyway :?
#9
TheMafia
The birth - absolute nobrainer


wtf, id keep playing the golf n hope for the best lol :p
#10
gari189
The child would be made for life - dad could be Britsh Open Champion with lots of sponsorship deals etc


Guys surely on good money through sponsorship, and would like make that money through selling his story somewhere on how he choose his child over the money and championship, his desicion but a chance at that again will never come round he may well be able to win it again or have the chance too.
#11
he'll still be there next year, he's a good golfer.
#12
Adam2050
Guys surely on good money through sponsorship, and would like make that money through selling his story somewhere on how he choose his child over the money and championship, his desicion but a chance at that again will never come round he may well be able to win it again or have the chance too.


it would be a hard decision i would think about it while finishing the round :thumbsup:
banned#13
Get her to the course in a portable birth hospital.

British Champion isnt something to take lightly. Anyone can be a dad - and several times over.
#14
the birth of your child or you will never be allowed to forget you made the wrong choose
[helper]#15
Adam2050
Guys surely on good money through sponsorship, and would like make that money through selling his story somewhere on how he choose his child over the money and championship, his desicion but a chance at that again will never come round he may well be able to win it again or have the chance too.


But how many people can say they are British Open Champion?

jasonodell
he'll still be there next year, he's a good golfer.

Not necessarily - Colin Montgomerie was the top European golfer for nearly a decade and never won a major.....
#16
gari189
But how many people can say they are British Open Champion?




Yeh but who really cares about Golf. :thumbsup:

I know where your priorities are.:roll:
banned#17
if he is at the game then he should finish it, if his wife and child are that important then theres always another game and he shouldn't be playing
banned#18
Adam2050
Yeh but who really cares about Golf. :thumbsup:

I know where your priorities are.:roll:


Ah ok.... You're only say this 'cos you don't like Golf?

Like Football? Transfer the topic to be at the birth or play in the cup final. (A lesser event of course - but still not missable imho)
#19
guv
Get her to the course in a portable birth hospital.

British Champion isnt something to take lightly. Anyone can be a dad - and several times over.


^^^^

This.
#20
guv
Ah ok.... You're only say this 'cos you don't like Golf?

Like Football? Transfer the topic to be at the birth or play in the cup final. (A lesser event of course - but still not missable imho)


I agree but its a bit different with football but would still take the same stance, as I actually enjoy football but I'd still want to go. Plus who wants to be on recieving end of a wraithful women at Birth, unless you have discussed it before hand.
#21
i'd understand if my OH missed me giving birth for something like that :) ,also im sure i'd get lots of goodies following :lol:
#22
gari189
But how many people can say they are British Open Champion?


Not necessarily - Colin Montgomerie was the top European golfer for nearly a decade and never won a major.....


No but he's had a good 10 years going for it. Golf's a sport where age isnt a bad thing....
#23
Birth of your first child!
banned#24
Adam2050
I agree but its a bit different with football but would still take the same stance, as I actually enjoy football but I'd still want to go. Plus who wants to be on recieving end of a wraithful women at Birth, unless you have discussed it before hand.


Crickey. I just realised. I'd written to be playing in the cup final!!!!!
Good grief....

I meant watching!!!

When I got married, my missus picked the date - which was May 18th..... If Spurs had of been in the cup final on that date, at least she's of had a good party to go to with plenty of food and drink!!! :w00t:
#25
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"]omg[/SIZE][/COLOR] please tell me your not being serious :shock:

im sorry but if you really considerd missing your own child being born there must be something wrong with you- not much of a father!:roll:

I would have killed my husband if he wasnt at my childs birth:w00t:
banned#26
blonde.kezza
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"]omg[/SIZE][/COLOR] please tell me your not being serious :shock:

im sorry but if you r really considering missing your own child being born there must be something wrong with you- not much of a father!:roll:

I would have killed my husband if he wasnt at my childs birth:w00t:


Just have another. Its no big deal really. Did you get it video'd?
banned#27
blonde.kezza
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"]omg[/SIZE][/COLOR] please tell me your not being serious :shock:

im sorry but if you really considerd missing your own child being born there must be something wrong with you- not much of a father!:roll:

I would have killed my husband if he wasnt at my childs birth:w00t:


being a father isnt just about being present at the birth, its a lifetime commitment, not just about imnsemination and being there for one day
#28
guv
Just have another. Its no big deal really. Did you get it video'd?


ok, the least a father could do is to be there to support his partner after all it takes two to begin with!!
how selfish:shock:

and no it wasnt filmed!
banned#29
blonde.kezza
ok, the least a father could do is to be there to support his partner after all it takes two to begin with!!
how selfish:shock:


I was there. But if the cup final was on. I'd have made sure I sent a card and some flowers.

and no it wasnt filmed!


Wow.... now that was selfish! What if he wanted to watch a replay?:p
#30
blonde.kezza
ok, the least a father could do is to be there to support his partner after all it takes two to begin with!!how selfish:shock:

and no it wasnt filmed!


is that not what your sisters are for :? :p

cmon the Open, golf most prestigious tournanent?? i wuld play it and hope to get to hospital in time
#31
sassie
being a father isnt just about being present at the birth, its a lifetime commitment, not just about imnsemination and being there for one day


totally agree:thumbsup: im sorry but i think that not being at your own childs birth is very disrespectful, this a life not a game!;-)
#32
guv



Wow.... now that was selfish! What if he wanted to watch a replay?:p


if theres one thing us men love more than anything else, its a good replay:thumbsup:
#33
guv
I was there. But if the cup final was on. I'd have made sure I sent a card and some flowers.



Wow.... now that was selfish! What if he wanted to watch a replay?:p

hang on it was the other half that was selfish and forgot to film it:p
#34
gari189
About 4 hours - but Fisher has to fly from Ayrshire in Scotland to London.....


wow doing anything for 4 solid hours would bore me, never mind hacking at a little ball with a metal stick :?
#35
blonde.kezza
totally agree:thumbsup: im sorry but i think that not being at your own childs birth is very disrespectful, this a life not a game!;-)


so you agree?? now im confused, it a lifetime commitment yes? so dingy the birth and play int he open :thumbsup:
banned#36
Kid for me any day

Golf is so wrong
#37
I'd rather play my xbox than win the open.

Now if it was real sport like football then the wife would be whistling if it came down to being at her side or playing in the champs league final, league decider, any cup final, international game, league game, cup game or training session.
[helper]#38
The baby isn't going to care one jot whether the father is there at the birth or not but admittedly the mother would (although my oh said she was so out of it she didn't know who was in the room by then).

If you are married to a world class sportsman who had a chance at winning the top tournament in his profession wouldn't you want him to go for it?

At the end of the day this is just a bit of fun as no-one on HUKD (excluding the cloud cuckoos) is likely to be faced with this decision.
#39
Golf,, i don't want to see my loved one's bits stretch in ways they shouldn't
banned#40
blonde.kezza
hang on it was the other half that was selfish and forgot to film it:p


Now you're being silly. Everyone knows the camera is just setup on a tripod.

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