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#1 NoTalentLefty

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:00 PM

I didn’t like it.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:06 PM

Even though van de Velde was part of it, I am annoyed with GC for doing this. Really shameless attempt at sensationalizing a sad moment in golf.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:07 PM

Ha! Just saw it.

Thought it was excellent.

Never knew about how killer Lawries round was. Started the day 10 shots back. His 2nd on 18 landed short of the burn and bounced over it. He lives an hour away and stayed at. home that week. Iron approach on the 4th playoff hole was money.


You guys prolly knew this all but the show was well done.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:13 PM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 09 July 2018 - 09:06 PM, said:

Even though van de Velde was part of it, I am annoyed with GC for doing this. Really shameless attempt at sensationalizing a sad moment in golf.

?? ... sports is filled with these moments ... it's part of what draws us to it ... i assume you are trolling ...

i've played that hole twice and remember sitting on the couch watching it unfold ... it's the single biggest catastrophe in golf, other than maybe snead's triple bogey ... and it's been long enough ... it was very well done, imo ...

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:15 PM

It's okay, enjoyed seeing and listening to the caddie, JVDV has always been a good sport about it - just seems a little anti-climactic because GC has been hyping it so much and I've heard and seen it too many times over the years.

Doug Sanders has to be happy he just missed a short putt, lol.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:24 PM

I enjoyed it.  Typical Frenchman, c'est l;a vie.

Edited by BMC, 09 July 2018 - 09:25 PM.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:25 PM

View Posttiderider, on 09 July 2018 - 09:13 PM, said:

View PostMadGolfer76, on 09 July 2018 - 09:06 PM, said:

Even though van de Velde was part of it, I am annoyed with GC for doing this. Really shameless attempt at sensationalizing a sad moment in golf.

?? ... sports is filled with these moments ... it's part of what draws us to it ... i assume you are trolling ...

i've played that hole twice and remember sitting on the couch watching it unfold ... it's the single biggest catastrophe in golf, other than maybe snead's triple bogey ... and it's been long enough ... it was very well done, imo ...

No, my trolling is pretty epic. You'd know. ;)

And while failure might draw the masses, it holds no interest for me. That event got old real fast even when it happened, and GC making a whole show about it almost 20 years later is no better than the vulture media hanging over the burn for pictures in '99. Has nothing to do with whether it was well made or not. It's a tired subject and I turned it off.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:07 PM

I missed it.  Sure hope the GC replays it...
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:27 PM

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 09 July 2018 - 10:07 PM, said:

I missed it.  Sure hope the GC replays it...

They don’t do that.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:48 AM

View Postbscinstnct, on 09 July 2018 - 09:07 PM, said:

Ha! Just saw it.

Thought it was excellent.

Never knew about how killer Lawries round was. Started the day 10 shots back. His 2nd on 18 landed short of the burn and bounced over it. He lives an hour away and stayed at. home that week. Iron approach on the 4th playoff hole was money.


You guys prolly knew this all but the show was well done.

He caught the early good weather and was basically done by the time the bad stuff came in. he played a great round no doubt.I thought Leonard played really well  and deserved to win just as much as Lawrie. i still cant believe that Van de velde did not lay up on 18 after that tee shot. i think he tried to hit a 2 or 3 iron which is insanity considering over the green is out of bounds!!!.Faldo hits 8 iron, wedge 2 putts and kisses the claret jug.Course and situational management is so underrated...

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:54 AM

he plays the 18th with his putter and on his third try makes a double



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 04:49 AM

View PostBMC, on 09 July 2018 - 09:24 PM, said:

I enjoyed it.  Typical Frenchman, c'est l;a vie.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:18 AM

Watching people crumble in an ultra high pressure situation is a wonderful and fascinating thing to watch. In the end, this is not a Roman Coliseum battle to the death.  It's a game. They are trying to put a stupid ball in a stupid hole.  I feel sorry for those who can't allow themselves to enjoy this spectacular moment in Golf history.  JVDV has handled the entire episode like a champion.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:27 AM

I love how VandeVelde simply states that Carnousite was only 1-week of his life.  Golf media would have you believe that he was the original Uncle Rico.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:05 AM

Other than the bar scenes, I thought it was great.  

Hell, I had forgotten the playoff!  lol

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:51 AM

First time I had seen the actual mark where his ball hit the bleachers - all time worst break.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:56 AM

I thought this was a thread about the Golf channels last ditch attempt to remain relevant before being yanked off the air by NBC.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:09 AM

From the promos I didnt think I would like it but i enjoyed it.  I thought it would be just piling up on Van de Velde.  But it brought a lot of things to light for me about that tournament.  I thought Lawrie was some scrub that backed into that win, but after they detailed how good his round was I though differently.  Also, it showed how bad the lie was on his third shot.  I always thought he just decelerated through and quit on it but they talked about how bad the lie actually was.  Forgot how bad the playoff was.  It looked like Leonard was so shook up he practically gave the playoff away.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:20 AM

Content and interviews were great. The whole bar thing was annoying. I would've rather just had a straight documentary. Regardless, it was a good watch.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:17 AM

Bar scenes were product placement for the sponsor.  Jean seems like a good guy who took it in stride.

More famous than if he had won.  He'd then be the subject of "worst golfer to win a major" on GolfWRX.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:30 AM

I recorded it, cant wait to put the kids to bed tonight grab a drink and watch.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:30 AM

View PostBMC, on 10 July 2018 - 09:17 AM, said:

Bar scenes were product placement for the sponsor.  Jean seems like a good guy who took it in stride.

More famous than if he had won.  He'd then be the subject of "worst golfer to win a major" on GolfWRX.

looking at you, Immelman....  LOL
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:36 AM

He seems like a great dude BUT, that was the dumbest decision in golf history.  Yes he got a bad break, but it should t have happened at all because of his decision

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:36 PM

View PostFerguson, on 10 July 2018 - 04:49 AM, said:

View PostBMC, on 09 July 2018 - 09:24 PM, said:

I enjoyed it.  Typical Frenchman, c'est l;a vie.



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How did Phil's arthritis get into this? ;-)

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:38 PM

View PostBMC, on 10 July 2018 - 09:17 AM, said:

Bar scenes were product placement for the sponsor.  Jean seems like a good guy who took it in stride.

More famous than if he had won.  He'd then be the subject of "worst golfer to win a major" on GolfWRX.

Lawrie and Montgomerie are the new ambassadors for Loch Lomond scotch!

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:58 PM

View Postbogeypro, on 10 July 2018 - 07:05 AM, said:

Other than the bar scenes, I thought it was great.  

Hell, I had forgotten the playoff!  lol

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:42 PM

Espn 30 for 30 would've done a  better job but its one of the most compelling sports stories to ever come from golf. Van de Velde and his caddy seem at peace with what happened which was good to see. In many ways Van de Velde will be remembered a lot more than many major winners. That 99 open was one of the most epic moments in golf history.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:53 PM

Enjoyed it.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:33 PM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 09 July 2018 - 09:06 PM, said:

Even though van de Velde was part of it, I am annoyed with GC for doing this. Really shameless attempt at sensationalizing a sad moment in golf.

I agree. I had no interest in watching it.
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