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Shinnecock Hills GC - front nine


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:25 AM

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:53 AM

Awesome!! I can't wait.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:02 AM

Appreciate the great photos. Not strictly a criticism, but would it be problematic to move that GWRX watermark to an offset position? It takes away from so many of these great photos, particularly the approach shot angles.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:24 AM

5 was always a great hole (among a lot of great holes); a reachable Par 5 now lengthened in the Pro V era.   What will that new tee do with the pace of play, as players (a) march backwards to get to the new tee and (b) play back across the line of the 18th hole?  Any experience with it yet?

btw; although the day was overcast, these photos are a really nice job.  Very representative of the place.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:34 AM

thanks for sharing

Brings back fond memories of my road trip in 1995 ... played Bethpage Black on early Saturday a.m., a course called St. George's Saturday afternoon, 4th round at Shinnecock on Sunday.

I can actually still remember some incredible shots from that day  .. from Ray Floyd, Jumbo Ozaki, Brett Ogle, Jacobsen, Norman, Elkington, Pavin.  My buddy had Norman's divot in his freezer for a looooong time

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:51 PM

can't wait. going there on Fri. any WRX meetup?
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:00 PM

The tees look lovely but the greens are already browns.  I hope they don't go over the top.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:07 PM

I know why the corporate tents are needed. I get that. But, my God, in some of those pictures it looks like they're playing in the middle of a small city.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 03:17 PM

View Postgvogel, on 11 June 2018 - 02:00 PM, said:

The tees look lovely but the greens are already browns.  I hope they don't go over the top.

Greens are pure and not anywhere near stressed.  Different strains of grass and there's a lot of salt/moisture in the air.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 03:37 PM

I would literally have to hit DRIVER on Hole 2. EEK.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 03:45 PM

I would LOVE to play this course but not at 7400yrds that's for sure. Watching the coverage on GC now and it looks like heaven. BB
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