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Bryan Cooper
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Hole #1 -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles

Rules:
#1) Go to the WikiPedia Main Page and click the Random button; the page it takes you to is your Tee Box, from here all shots count as one.
#2) Navigate to the hole in as few clicks as possible. Post your Tee Box and each shot (click) with a count.
#3) Each click counts, so if you click on a link and navigate back to try a different path, that is two strokes.
#4) Valid strokes must be from the article page; using the navigation panel on the left is 'out of bounds'.

Reply with your score, you are on your honor.

If this works for one hole, I might set up a full 9 hole course.
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bcooperok wrote:

Tee Box -- Charmes, Aisne
France
Cannes Film Festival
Palme d'Or
Orson Welles

4 strokes
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Hole #2 -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Ramis
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Tee Box:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohd_Hafiz_Kamal


Shots:

1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Living_people
2.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Cent
3.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_De_Niro
4.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Godfather
5.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Kane
6.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles


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Hole #1

Tee Box: Maria Elisabetta Carlotta of Savoy
Louis XV of France
John Barrymore
Hollywood Walk of Fame
List of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Orson Welles

5 Strokes
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Tee Box: Megamix.
Samantha Fox
Touch me
(back to Samantha Fox)
Bollywood
(back to Samantha Fox)
Pin-up Girl
Loni Anderson
WKRP in Cincinnati
Less Nessman
Bailey Quarters
Janet Cooke
Marion Barry
US Virgin Islands
Arawaks
Christopher Columbus
Norse
Ship Burial

...

...what was I looking for again?

Ya know, I think I'll just pick up my ball and head back to the bar.
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Tee: Fred W. Lister
1. England
2. Popular Music
3. Sound Film
4. Cinema of the United States
5. Orson Welles
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Tee Box: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Townsend

Shots:

1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young
2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Canadian_film_directors
3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Film_directors_from_North_America
4 https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:American_film_directors&from=W
5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles
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Tee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristian_Bakken
Stroke 1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamar
Stroke 2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Baasmo_Christiansen
Stroke 3: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor
Stroke 4: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_the_United_States
Stroke 5: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles
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Hole #1

Tee Box: Emperor Seiwa
1) List of Emperors of Japan
2) 1926 (year)
3) Radio Drama (an unrelated radio drama, but nonetheless I was hopeful...)
4) Performimg Arts (Radio Drama itself was a bust, but they gave me a chance: http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_drama
5) Performimg Arts (page 2) (a dribbler shot; I could have done the next shot one page back)
6) Actor Stubs
7) Actor Stubs next 200 (D- K)
8) Actor Stubs next 200 (K- P; oh, this is such great fun!)
9) Actor Stubs next 200 (P- W)
Crap! All of these are non-dead actors!

I broke my putter and went back into the clubhouse for a beer.
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I'd say that Hole #1 is a par 5, by the look of things.

I'll give Harold Ramis/ unofficial Hole #2 a go, maybe.

Edit: Better luck here.

Tee Shot Box: Hilary Benn (a British P.M.)
1) Births 1953
2) Births 1954- no luck on '53 but Ron Howard is on '54, and he directed Splash!
3) Ron Howard
4) Splash!
5) Eugene Levy
6) SCTV
7) Harold Ramis
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Tee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mika_Kaurism%C3%A4ki
Shot 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_director#Notable_film_dire...
Shot 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles

I saw "Finnish film director" and couldn't believe my luck!

ETA: Would that count as three as I clicked the in-page link at the top of the Film Director page, as opposed to scrolling down?
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Tee Box: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_in_Gabon
1)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_by_country
2)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_the_United_States
3)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_California
4)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_in_California_%2...
5)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood,_California
6)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame
7)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stars_on_the_Hollywood_...
8)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles
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MABBY wrote:
I'd say that Hole #1 is a par 5, by the look of things.


Dang, bogie already.
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Tee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peach_Lake,_New_York

Shots:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Census_Bureau (lucky stroke)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States (actually, clicking on "American" from the previous page took me here)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles

3 Strokes (I assume the info box at right is out of bounds as well or else I could have saved a stroke by going straight to "United States".)
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Hole one:

Tee: Observer-Dispatch
1: Newspaper
2: Hearst_Corporation
3: William_Randolph_Hearst
4: Orson_Welles

Was hopeful I could get it in 2 or 3. Still happy

Hole two:
Tee: Television/A_Challenge_to_the_Psychoanalytic_Establishment
1: Psychoanalysis
2: Cultures
3: Film_theory
4: Film
5: Comedy_film
6: Ghostbusters
7: Harold_Ramis

ouch.
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Hole #1
Tee: Kumbarkoppa
Shot 1 - India
Shot 2 - Cinema of India
Shot 3 - Warner Brothers
Shot 4 - William Randolf Hearst
Shot 5 - Orson Welles

Par
. Oh hey, the tee box counts? I guess hole in ones will indeed be rare. One over par, then!
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Hole #1

Tee Box: The Princess of Temple Street
Michael Tse
Actor
Cinema of the United States
Orson Welles

4 Strokes

edit: I can't count

second edit: since the tee box doesn't count, only a 4. Also this was a really lucky tee - a movie, even if not a US one.
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HOLE 2

Tee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernobius (Bugger!)
Shot 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palearctic (Apparently not the North American continent. However it does include...)
Shot 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan
Shot 3: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo (The setting of...)
Shot 4: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_in_Translation_(film)
Shot 5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Murray
Shot 6: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters
Shot 7: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Ramis

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Hole #2

Tee Box:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congregation_Beth_Israel-Judea

Strokes.

1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros.
2.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Warner_Bros._films
3.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caddyshack
4.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Ramis
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Hole #2
Tee: Weishan, Xinhua (ouch)
Shot 1 - China
Shot 2 - Peking Opera
Shot 3 - Tsui Hark
Shot 4 - A Chinese Ghost Story
Shot 5 - 1980's Fantasy Films
Shot 6 - Ghostbusters
Shot 7 - Harold Ramis

Score sheet
1 - 6
2 - 8
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Hole one:

Tee: Orangeburg,_New_York
1: Zita Johann
2: Orson Welles

That was easy lucky!


Hole two:

Tee: Helmut Wagner (athlete)
1: Mexico City
2: IMAX
3: Film
4: List of years in film
5: Groundhog Day (film)
6: Harold Ramis

Edit: Ooooh, I only now see you are allowed to use the categories at the bottom instead of just the text proper. Then there's a much quicker 1945 births - 1944 births - "R" - Harold Ramis chain.
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Hole #1: Orson Welles

Tee Box:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legyi,_Myinmu
(a village in Burma... am I even on the right golf course? hello? Is anyone here?)

Shots:
#1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
#2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_in_popular_culture
#3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_films
NOW we are getting somewhere! Lookie, 1943: Journey Into Fear which stars Welles, but I can skip that link because he's listed in the director column (as uncredited)...
#4) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles

4 strokes all the way from Burma!

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Hole #2

Tee Shot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Disney_Resort

1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_World
2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Studios_Florida
3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters
4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Ramis
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matt_k wrote:
Tee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mika_Kaurism%C3%A4ki
Shot 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_director#Notable_film_dire...
Shot 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles

I saw "Finnish film director" and couldn't believe my luck!

ETA: Would that count as three as I clicked the in-page link at the top of the Film Director page, as opposed to scrolling down?


I think that is triple Eagle with 2 strokes on a par 5.
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