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amateur hour

A result, activity, task, or situation characterized by unprofessional, talentless, or careless performance(s). The term likely originates from or refers to The Original Amateur Hour, a radio and television talent program in the US that ran from the 1930s through the 1970s. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I expected a better performance from our team today. Was it amateur hour today, or what? The actors were all dreadful in that production. It was a total amateur hour.
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Teams are chosen by a selection committee based on a list of criteria that includes performance in national and international events together with reference to the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Notable amongst the amateurs participating in the championship are Afzaal Ahmed, (Margalla) Tariq Mahmood (Margalla), Ralfie Aslam Raja (Rawalpindi), Khalid Mahmood (Rawalpindi), Raja Mohammad Israr (Garden City), Mohammad Rehman (Royal Palm), Zunair Aleem Khan (Raya), Fakhar Imam (Raya), Murad A.
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson thinks it's a ridiculous idea, not only because he's afraid that pros might eat amateurs alive, but also because of the strong possibility that amateurs might embarrass pros.
This is the strongest amateur team that I have seen in the Dubai Trophy," he said.
Amateur is open to amateur golfers with a handicap no higher than 2.
The new agreement guarantees a sum for training - which from 2014 will be administered by the BHA's industry training strategy - and for the International Racing Grant, which helps with the cost of amateur riders racing abroad.
8220;Here at Amateur Radio Supplies, we want them to experience the joy that has propelled us in this hobby for many decades.
The society maintained links with the Herbert after donating an amateur radio used by a late member during the Second World War.
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R&A Director Mike Tate said: "The Open entry criteria has been designed to ensure that we have the world's best professional and amateur players competing at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
It was after finishing 20th in the field that Porteous effectively clinched his place for the European event in Sweden Last week Garrick competed, along other Northumberland players, in the Tillman Trophy at Hunstanton, where he finished runner-up Currently, he is 123rd in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and this weekend travels to Woburn to prepare for next week's English Amateur Strokeplay Championship.
Spaniard got the better of the Scot, but both players believe that playing in such pressurised high-profile events during their amateur days have stood them in good stead for a long and successful professional career.
Sullivan, 21, has won the Berkhamsted Trophy and topped the rankings in the Midland qualifying at Chesterfield, while he was denied a place in the Amateur Championship final when he was beaten by Tommy Fleetwood.
But going the amateur route is not a sure thing, according to Jonathan Taplin, who produced "To Die For" and "Mean Streets.
The competition is for amateur golfers who have reached the grand old age of 35.