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Yanick Champoux
January 14, 2007 07:56
Re: New Golf
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On Saturday 13 January 2007 21:20, Andrew Savige wrote:
> Can anyone else see anything Mr Magoo-like in m.wrenn's or
> `/anick's solutions? Just to rub it in, you see. :-)

	You, my friend, are a very evil, very cruel man. 

> I had toyed with Util's approach during
> the game, but kept floggin' the same old dead horse. :-(
> For some reason, I find it difficult psychologically to let go
> of one approach and switch to a new one.

	I think that being able to Let Go, not to mention knowing when to let go, are 
yet another of those skills that separate the true golfmeisters from mere 
mortals. Personally, I know that early in the game I try a few different 
approaches to get a grip of the challenge (I first come out with a naive but 
working solution, then start again from scratch with a more golfing frame of 
mind). Then, as the game progress, the changes to the solution become less 
revolutionary, and more evolutionary. With the exceptions of when one of 
those evolution steps naturally leads to a revolutionary leap (like the 
prehistoric bat realizing that it doesn't have to climb down trees anymore 
but can go flap-flap-flap instead, so a golfer realizes he really doesn't 
really need that hash anymore). 


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