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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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"It's easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other," said David Isgur, communications manager for the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio.
The Amateur Four-Ball Championship consists of 128 two-player teams, each playing their own ball throughout the round.
He said besides himself, a number of other leading amateur players had been invited from countries like the USA and India, where the top 40 or so are expected to make the second round cut to finally go for the three slots.
Vet Lab won the club category having contributed the most amateur golfers in the KAGC throughout 2018.
There is also an event for the Senior Amateurs. Age eligibility for Senior Amateurs is 55 years and above and having handicap of 14 and below.
On the first day senior professionals, senior amateurs, junior amateurs, junior professionals and lady amateurs played over 18 holes on a pleasant sunny day.
Amateur Category Handi Cap 7-12 and Below: Muhammad Adnan (WWGC, -9, Over All Winner Net); Ehtisham Abbasi (even par, Runner up Net); Muhammad Arsalan (Pannu Aqil, +24, Winner Gross); Adeel Shafqat (MGGC, +27, Runner up Gross).
Amateurs give up at the first sign of trouble and assume they're failures.
The GB&I team was chosen in the customary way as adopted by Walker Cups and other amateur international matches.
We're looking forward to welcoming all the amateur golfers who will be coming from abroad, specially to compete in this event, and showing them what a great golfing destination Oman is." The Open, which is a two-day stroke play competition, sees 120 golfers compete for the prestigious title in men's, women's and junior categories.
Lomachenko, a double Olympic and World gold medallist across three weight divisions, fought 398 times as an amateur losing only once.
"With the amateur game at a higher level year-on-year, it's going to be another fantastic two days of heated competition," said captain of the professionals David Gray.
WELSH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Nearly 100 of Wales' top golfers will take part in the Welsh Amateur Championship at Southerndown golf club later this month, the first time it has been played there since 2009.
This year, boxing, the last amateur holdout of the major Olympic sports, surrendered; it opened its competition to pros, unable to resist the prospect of marquee names like Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather slugging it out for three rounds in the welterweight or light welterweight final in Rio.
PESHAWAR -- Coloner Azmat Habib clinched the title of Corps Commander Amateur Golf Cup 2016 played here at Peshawar Golf Course while Kabir Khan was runner up.