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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:56 pm 
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Ours is in magnificent condition finally proper linksy. Had the Amateur week before and saw Els’s nephew picking up the trophy beating some Irish lad in the final.


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We need some rain
The course is like a links at the moment.
Fairways are running like a sailors cock

driver and sand Iron to a hole thats normally a 6 iron in


Frost on my course this morning. I'm supposed to be off at 10am but there'll likely be a delay.


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I've my Captain's Day tomorrow. It's going to be good fun with the heat, the hard ground and some of my more interesting choices of pin positions. Middle of the green, two putts and walk on will put get the job done.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:33 am 
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Yorkshire Tour

40 points around the Alwoodley yesterday

Moortown Today

Ganton tomorrow


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Yorkshire Tour

40 points around the Alwoodley yesterday

Moortown Today

Ganton tomorrow

I can't speak for Alwoodley or Moortown but the rest of the courses in Leeds are really suffering with the lack of rain.

Edit: played Thorpeness last week when I was in Suffolk, it is struggling too, 40-50 yard run on drives meaning that if laying up on a dogleg that is 240 to the bend you need to take a 6 Iron maybe as anything else will just bounce through into the heath.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:00 pm 
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Ours is in magnificent condition finally proper linksy. Had the Amateur week before and saw Els’s nephew picking up the trophy beating some Irish lad in the final.


Ours is a perfect shade of beige, and the rough is crispy. If someone drops a cigarette butt the whole place could go up. Purest links golf. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Lenny wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Ours is in magnificent condition finally proper linksy. Had the Amateur week before and saw Els’s nephew picking up the trophy beating some Irish lad in the final.


Ours is a perfect shade of beige, and the rough is crispy. If someone drops a cigarette butt the whole place could go up. Purest links golf. :)


Unfortunately some little Neds have been setting our gorse alight :x

Course is in cracking nick though.

Got a chance of maybe playing Kingsbarns this weekend as i have a mate who is a pro and he is trying to wangle us on, if not i am going to head up to Royal Dornoch, either way should get to play a cracking course.


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Lorthern Nights wrote:
Lenny wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Ours is in magnificent condition finally proper linksy. Had the Amateur week before and saw Els’s nephew picking up the trophy beating some Irish lad in the final.


Ours is a perfect shade of beige, and the rough is crispy. If someone drops a cigarette butt the whole place could go up. Purest links golf. :)


Unfortunately some little Neds have been setting our gorse alight :x

Course is in cracking nick though.

Got a chance of maybe playing Kingsbarns this weekend as i have a mate who is a pro and he is trying to wangle us on, if not i am going to head up to Royal Dornoch, either way should get to play a cracking course.


Our fairways are rock hard, and I played with a 4 handicapper last week who, with a breeze behind, drove it into a green side bunker on our 430 yard 16th. Insane stuff. :lol:


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Ganton was great - although I found too many bunkers


Moortown we had a good laugh in a not serious game.
I renamed my opponent Colditz as he escaped from absolutely everywhere

Great course and top bunch of guys


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DeShambles golf and behaviour was a disgrace in Germany today including barely acknowledging McEvoys win. He could be a car crash at the Ryder Cup, him and Bubba together....


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In Toronto atm and just got a text from one of my fourball partners to say that he had 47 points this morning. He was quite rightly playing off 22 a couple of months ago and had got down to 18 with a few 2nd and 3rd place finishes, but lost 5 shots today (presumably on observation as well as css). He’s going to attribute his fabulous score in the fact that the other 3 of his regular fourball were away. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Hole in one

1st hole JH Taylor course @ RMS

my second ever 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Gareth1960 wrote:
Hole in one

1st hole JH Taylor course @ RMS

my second ever 8)

210 yards
3 wood


Congrats. In 35 years playing the game I've never had a hole in one. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Lenny wrote:
Gareth1960 wrote:
Hole in one

1st hole JH Taylor course @ RMS

my second ever 8)

210 yards
3 wood


Congrats. In 35 years playing the game I've never had a hole in one. :(


I left one on the lip playing a quick nine on own last year. Would it have counted?


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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no joy with my golf insurance though.
Has to be a competition

I got off lightly though at around £100


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Had final round of our captains prize on Sat. 3 days qualifying then top 150 go out like a major with worst qualifier out earliest with leaders in last group. Everyone comes up to watch leader finish on 18th with Par 4 downhill, second shot over stream to green which is elevated. Trees both sides and if you go to right have to go over trees but even pitching down you don't have a flat stance.

I was very dramatic, one lad (off 21) in last group had birdied 17 so had 4 shot lead playing last. He played it sensibly didn’t go for it in 2 – he laid up well left with about 90m clear pitch to the green over stream, he did not have to go over the trees, he even had a good lie flat, he was at least 30ms right of trees. Big crowd around the green everyone watching, he shanks first ball hard into trees out of bounds. He drops another ball, shanks it through the trees over the bridge and just rolls out of bounds! Drops a 3rd ball shanks it again out of bounds, drops 4th ball hits on the 3rd tee box well left of green, duffs next chip, chips next about 15ft above hole, he then holes that putt for a 12!!! It was hard to watch it was like watching Jean Van de Velde times 100!!! Ended up 6th and worst thing was had to hang around for a few hours for dinner/prizes, poor lad it made hard watching.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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played Royal St Georges on Sunday

Great condition
Lovely day
Great company
Superb lunch

shame I played like an absolute plum! x(


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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I did get up and down from Thomas Bjorn's bunker though!


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Gareth1960 wrote:
Hole in one

1st hole JH Taylor course @ RMS

my second ever 8)

210 yards
3 wood


Congratulations. A hole in one with a 3 wood is a hell of a shot. We have a similar closing hole at home and just getting on the green with a 3 wood is a feat in itself.

I've also had two. One with a 7 iron approx 140m and the second on our third hole with a 4 iron approx 170m. Got off lightly both times. Just had to shout my playing partners as there wasn't a club event on at the time. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Any thoughts Gents, on Furyk picking Tiger & Phil as two of his wildcards ?

I have the feeling, he wanted to pick one, & to avoid criticism, he almost had to pick to other.

Personally; I'd put it down as a point on the board for Europe.


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Any thoughts Gents, on Furyk picking Tiger & Phil as two of his wildcards ?

I have the feeling, he wanted to pick one, & to avoid criticism, he almost had to pick to other.

Personally; I'd put it down as a point on the board for Europe.


These two were never great in the Ryder Cup even in their prime so I agree. Maybe Tiger is slightly more of a 'team man' now after all he's been through. Maybe.


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booji boy wrote:
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Any thoughts Gents, on Furyk picking Tiger & Phil as two of his wildcards ?

I have the feeling, he wanted to pick one, & to avoid criticism, he almost had to pick to other.

Personally; I'd put it down as a point on the board for Europe.


These two were never great in the Ryder Cup even in their prime so I agree. Maybe Tiger is slightly more of a 'team man' now after all he's been through. Maybe.


Tiger deserves it, Phil not so much his form has been poor lately but as another pundit asked who do you pick if not Tiger? He is there on merit imho.


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Lorthern Nights wrote:
booji boy wrote:
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Any thoughts Gents, on Furyk picking Tiger & Phil as two of his wildcards ?

I have the feeling, he wanted to pick one, & to avoid criticism, he almost had to pick to other.

Personally; I'd put it down as a point on the board for Europe.


These two were never great in the Ryder Cup even in their prime so I agree. Maybe Tiger is slightly more of a 'team man' now after all he's been through. Maybe.


Tiger deserves it, Phil not so much his form has been poor lately but as another pundit asked who do you pick if not Tiger? He is there on merit imho.

He's one of the form golfers in the world this year.

Big calls for Bjorn to make. Poulter is an easy pick imo, and I think Pieters is an easy pick.

RCB also an option.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Casey
Garcia
Poulter
Stenson


Plenty of experience
Form - not so good for G and S

but then 5 rookies so maybe didnt want more


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Gareth1960 wrote:
Casey
Garcia
Poulter
Stenson


Plenty of experience
Form - not so good for G and S

but then 5 rookies so maybe didnt want more


Garcia becomes the first ever Ryder Cup pick to have missed the cut in all 4 majors.


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Casey is a grade A knob by all accounts, surprised he's in.

Picking on reputation rather than form did not pay off last time out and we're up against an incredibly strong US team.


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Casey is a grade A knob by all accounts, surprised he's in.

Picking on reputation rather than form did not pay off last time out and we're up against an incredibly strong US team.


Yep, i've got first hand experience that he's a knob.

Poulter is the obvious pick, form not too bad and he just loves the RC, the rest meh but Europe has slim pickings at the moment tbh.


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Lorthern Nights wrote:
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Casey is a grade A knob by all accounts, surprised he's in.

Picking on reputation rather than form did not pay off last time out and we're up against an incredibly strong US team.


Yep, i've got first hand experience that he's a knob.

Poulter is the obvious pick, form not too bad and he just loves the RC, the rest meh but Europe has slim pickings at the moment tbh.

The story I've heard about 2006 when players were asked to write down 3 guys they'd like to be partnered with and no one put Casey down and he didn't put anyone down sounds a bit far fetched but speaking to a few guys who have been involved with professional golf in different roles they said he's a bellend.

I'd have gone with Pieters and RCB over Sergio (who is in awful form as much as I love him and has a poor RC record over the past 10 years) and Casey.

Poulter a lock once he showed a bit of form (and he's shown a hell of a lot of form this year).


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earl the beaver wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
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Casey is a grade A knob by all accounts, surprised he's in.

Picking on reputation rather than form did not pay off last time out and we're up against an incredibly strong US team.


Yep, i've got first hand experience that he's a knob.

Poulter is the obvious pick, form not too bad and he just loves the RC, the rest meh but Europe has slim pickings at the moment tbh.

The story I've heard about 2006 when players were asked to write down 3 guys they'd like to be partnered with and no one put Casey down and he didn't put anyone down sounds a bit far fetched but speaking to a few guys who have been involved with professional golf in different roles they said he's a bellend.

I'd have gone with Pieters and RCB over Sergio (who is in awful form as much as I love him and has a poor RC record over the past 10 years) and Casey.

Poulter a lock once he showed a bit of form (and he's shown a hell of a lot of form this year).


Pieters is miles off imho, RCB yes would then maybe go with Fitzpatrick and my thistle tinted specs Knox but Knox form has fallen away last few months, was playing well before that both are rookies though so can see why they didnt get picked.


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The US team is extraordinarily strong. Best side they have fielded since Walton Heath in '81, in my opinion.


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earl the beaver wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
Casey is a grade A knob by all accounts, surprised he's in.

Picking on reputation rather than form did not pay off last time out and we're up against an incredibly strong US team.


Yep, i've got first hand experience that he's a knob.

Poulter is the obvious pick, form not too bad and he just loves the RC, the rest meh but Europe has slim pickings at the moment tbh.

The story I've heard about 2006 when players were asked to write down 3 guys they'd like to be partnered with and no one put Casey down and he didn't put anyone down sounds a bit far fetched but speaking to a few guys who have been involved with professional golf in different roles they said he's a bellend.

I'd have gone with Pieters and RCB over Sergio (who is in awful form as much as I love him and has a poor RC record over the past 10 years) and Casey.

Poulter a lock once he showed a bit of form (and he's shown a hell of a lot of form this year).


I was at a Q&A before the last Ryder Cup and this story was put to McGinley, with the additional bit about a few of the replies saying anyone but Casey, and I think everyone was a bit shocked that McGinley had a bit of a chuckle but didn't deny it. In fact he made a good job of avoiding answering the question.

The strange thing is that imo Casey always comes across as OK in post round interviews, but, as others have said, he is a right prick in real life from all accounts.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Those picks seem pretty stale. Relying on a lot of guys to pull some form out of their ass from nowhere. Not a great option imo.


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Really agree with many of the posts on picks
- 2016 proved that picking on experience doesn’t necessarily work today, Westwood and Kaymer were poor, the US have a young team and accepting Big Cat and dancing Phil add experience the appointment of Kuchar and ZJ as vice-captains indicate a further younger/rookie pick
- Casey as popular as a fart in a spacesuit, no close friendships in euro team
- Sergio has been pish since Masters victory
- RCB very hard done by and Matt Wallace, 3 wins on tour clearly count for less doesn’t say much for supporting European tour ahead of pga...


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This is a very strong US team.

The only hope is that the notoriously difficult Le Golf National course will level it a bit and the European guys have played it more often.

The European widlcards speak volumes of the mentality of Bjorn who cannot be told anything by anyone. He is a classic egotistical zealot. After his historic reactions to not getting the captaincy before, I am surprised he was ever considered again.


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TB didnt like not being picked by Woosie

A phone call to tell him might have been nice ,


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Tiger with a phenomenal start. -7 after 10...


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McIlroy tearing it up now.... -9 after 14
Tiger finished at -8


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To Portugal tomorrow

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Came second in our Club Champs on Sunday. Windy and Greens at 12 on stimp plus sadistic pins. Great second round after quite a bit of battle-juice at lunchtime..... the clear signs of a functioning golf alcoholic 😂


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Im looking forward to the Ryder Cup

I predict Tyrell Hatton disintegrates and blames everybody but himself


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