Golf and the Urban Handshake

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  1. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

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    This type of handshake used to be popular when I was a kid back in the 70's but for some reason golfers seem to use it alot nowadays. I thought it faded away?

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  2. Tomm Williams

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    All that was old is new again. So many kids running around dressed like they were at Woodstock and probably never heard of it.
     
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    I think it’s kind of heartfelt ! Means just a little more to a person than just a cordial greeting shake . But I’m often wrong !
     
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    That's not actually a handshake - they are thumb wrestling.
     
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    It’s a peculiar custom, handshaking. Kinda creeps me out. I’m in business, so I have to do it a lot. Lately, I’ve noticed more people seem to forgo the handshake. Fine with me. I think the Asians have the right idea. There’s no touching.
     
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  6. EsquireOK

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    Wow, so "urban."
     
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    Handshakes with Japanese businessmen are very awkward: no squeeze...
     
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    I really can't say that it ever went out of use. I have seen it (and done myself) especially in some sport settings.
     
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    Reminds me of hippies.
     
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    Impromptu arm wrestling for the golf groupies. Winner takes all?
     
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    No squeeze, no deal <lol>
     
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    Where’s the shoulder bump?
     
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    Referring to that as “urban” is hilarious. If it’s followed up by a one-armed hug, it’s getting closer but still. And keep in mind, this is coming from a suburban white guy.
     
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    It's a weird photo, the guy on the left looks miserable and the guy on the right , based on the position and color of his finger tips, is squeezing very hard.
     
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    It's just Tiger and Sergio. Some great matches over the years, though Sergio's putter has prevented him from winning more tournaments.
     
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    i like the fist bump best...minimum contact and less germs to get transferred
     
  17. Bones

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    no test of strength either. This whole idea of a "firm handshake" meaning anything about a person's character is absurd and then you have the guys who try to one up you on PSI, I want to spend as little time touching other men as possible.
     
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    Then there’s the misconception that, if you turn your palm downward, you maintain this psychological advantage over the person whose palm is face up. What a stupid concept.
     
  19. Teleterr

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    This is the "Hippy" handshake. Part 1 of a 3 part handshake that I think came around in the '70s. I much prefer it to the normal handshake where you get idiots trying to squeeze too hard.
     
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    Lol @ urban.
     
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