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#1 imakaveli

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:51 PM

Another great links week to prepare for Carnoustie!

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#2 MattyO1984

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:03 PM

Proper looking links this week. They could have used a few more bigger names being there but can't complain too much.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:55 PM

Not a fan of how the course is setup and how they are managing the greens.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:12 PM

View Postiteachgolf, on 12 July 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

Not a fan of how the course is setup and how they are managing the greens.

Agreed. The greens seem overwatered compared to the surroundings.
As to the rest of the course, Gullane is not hard for tour players, and the weather means that there is no rough to speak of. At carnoustie I think they've been watering it, but that's just not practical here.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:15 PM

View Postpendodave, on 12 July 2018 - 05:12 PM, said:

View Postiteachgolf, on 12 July 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

Not a fan of how the course is setup and how they are managing the greens.

Agreed. The greens seem overwatered compared to the surroundings.
As to the rest of the course, Gullane is not hard for tour players, and the weather means that there is no rough to speak of. At carnoustie I think they've been watering it, but that's just not practical here.

And they were heavily watering the geeens behind the last group after they finished with a hole.  When I was waking up 18 they had the firehoses out spraying down holes 5 and 6


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:53 PM

Robert Rock = Hair Goals

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:40 AM

What is that in the bunkers at the practice area?

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:54 AM

LOVE that sand. Now THAT is a hazard.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:57 AM

View Postiteachgolf, on 12 July 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

Not a fan of how the course is setup and how they are managing the greens.

Are you on site this week? I didn't get to see any coverage yesterday so what is it about the set up that you don't like? I just turned it on and watch Reid take 3 shots out of a greenside bunker. Very soft sand.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:57 AM

Pread in the pot bunker.... Did well to take double


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:57 AM

View Postbuckeyefl, on 13 July 2018 - 05:54 AM, said:

LOVE that sand. Now THAT is a hazard.

Yeah, no kidding. You get that close to the face of the bunker and your options are...limited.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:00 AM

On another note...Poulter has been playing some good golf. He seems really focused.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:10 AM

View Postbuckeyefl, on 13 July 2018 - 05:57 AM, said:

View Postiteachgolf, on 12 July 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

Not a fan of how the course is setup and how they are managing the greens.

Are you on site this week? I didn't get to see any coverage yesterday so what is it about the set up that you don't like? I just turned it on and watch Reid take 3 shots out of a greenside bunker. Very soft sand.

Greens way too soft and too slow.  With the rough being dry and not penal you canít have it play soft on the green

View PostEBG, on 13 July 2018 - 05:40 AM, said:

What is that in the bunkers at the practice area?

Not the practice area. Putting green by 1st tee so you canít use bunkers. They are trying to keep sand off the green

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:12 AM

View Postiteachgolf, on 13 July 2018 - 06:10 AM, said:

View Postbuckeyefl, on 13 July 2018 - 05:57 AM, said:

View Postiteachgolf, on 12 July 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

Not a fan of how the course is setup and how they are managing the greens.

Are you on site this week? I didn't get to see any coverage yesterday so what is it about the set up that you don't like? I just turned it on and watch Reid take 3 shots out of a greenside bunker. Very soft sand.

Greens way too soft and too slow.  With the rough being dry and not penal you canít have it play soft on the green

View PostEBG, on 13 July 2018 - 05:40 AM, said:

What is that in the bunkers at the practice area?

Not the practice area. Putting green by 1st tee so you canít use bunkers. They are trying to keep sand off the green

Thanks. I should have read farther as you had already talked about it. If that's the case then I couldn't agree more.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:39 AM

I always thought they kept the greens slow as a defense against high winds.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:49 AM

Really like this course so far. And I am using  europeantour.com for the first time. Wow, pgatour needs to learn a few things. This site is so easy to get around in. And I like how they give useful information about the venue. Also the site is not pestering me with popups and trying to manipulate me to using a mobile version. Easy to find what I want too.

Update: omg they trust I can read too. I get easy access to articles and not those stupid lazy videos.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:56 AM

Personally, I think Damon Hack has been pretty terrible as an announcer. The broadcast seems so clunky when he's in there.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:58 AM

Nice to see Trevor posting a good score.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:00 AM

Can we count on Phil to shoot -2 or better to make the cut? Heís got his work cut out for him.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:01 AM

View PostSean2, on 13 July 2018 - 06:58 AM, said:

Nice to see Trevor posting a good score.

Yes I agree. I also like seeing Westwood up there. I really wish he could somehow get a major.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:18 AM

View PostSean2, on 13 July 2018 - 06:39 AM, said:

I always thought they kept the greens slow as a defense against high winds.

There not even close to being fat enough for wind to be a problem. Guys are fixing pitch marks on every green

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:26 AM

View PostSean2, on 13 July 2018 - 06:00 AM, said:

On another note...Poulter has been playing some good golf. He seems really focused.

He generally saves his choking for the weekend. You have no patience.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:28 AM

Reed still using MB1. Come on Callaway!

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:55 AM

Has anybody played Gullane? It seems like a good test of golf, maybe not an unforgettable experience, but a good test.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:59 AM

View Postiteachgolf, on 13 July 2018 - 07:18 AM, said:

View PostSean2, on 13 July 2018 - 06:39 AM, said:

I always thought they kept the greens slow as a defense against high winds.

There not even close to being fat enough for wind to be a problem. Guys are fixing pitch marks on every green


interesting you say that, I am Scottish and in Houston for the summer and wow was shocked how soft the greens are here, repaired my first pitch marks for a while. Can see why everyone just takes outa 60* to pitch.

I don't think I have repaired a proper pitch mark at home since end of April, they were really letting the greens get hard.

I was at an Artisan putting fitting last week and walked on to their green for the fitting and was like dam this is soft and John was laughing as he thought it was hard.

At my course for the Amateur Championship the greens were 10.5 ish and the 45 mph wind day they only cut 4 of the greens over night to slow them down. The last medal day I played in Scotland was about 35mph day and the ball was oscillating slightly.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:20 AM

Greens are soft and green and getting watered because if they just left them like the fairway, they'd become unplayable very quickly and would most likely lose them.
Greens on links courses are never fast. Fortunately links greenkeepers understand weather.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:11 AM

View Postbunter101, on 13 July 2018 - 08:20 AM, said:

Greens are soft and green and getting watered because if they just left them like the fairway, they'd become unplayable very quickly and would most likely lose them.
Greens on links courses are never fast. Fortunately links greenkeepers understand weather.

These are extremely soft and slow, even for links courses.  And is the opinion of everyone Iíve heard in the field.   All the players were commenting on how slow they were, including multiple Open Championship winners.   Last week was a links course and was exponentially firmer and at least 2í faster.  Last years Open Championship was also a ton firmer and faster.  And next week will be much firmer and faster.   They wouldnít lose the greens.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:35 AM

I love this course on tv.   Ricky learning the ways of links golf... playing the bounces.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:56 AM

Nice to see Rock playing well.  Gorgeous swing.  Remember when he beat Tiger in Abu Dhabi?

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:20 AM

View PostLagavulin62, on 13 July 2018 - 07:26 AM, said:

View PostSean2, on 13 July 2018 - 06:00 AM, said:

On another note...Poulter has been playing some good golf. He seems really focused.

He generally saves his choking for the weekend. You have no patience.

The irony of posting this from Texas :D


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