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#1 the seanna

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Well maybe I"m crazy but all the more reason week in and week out I"d rather watch the European tour. I"ve been watching this event from day one and yes maybe with the rain it was a bit much, but after waiting all day today to see the pampered prince"s complain about wind..COME ON GIVE ME A BREAK !!!!!! its totally fair since they all will have to deal with it>>> Roger Maltbie.. When I lived back in South Florida we played the day before hurricane Andrew and had the most fun I"ve had on the course in years.........The only reason in my opinion they stopped play is they dont want us to see them shoot 90....big deal then we"d watch and say wow I would have shot 150...BIG DEAL.....It seems like on the European tour they play in almost any conditions and dont complain at all...since they know its fair that they all have to deal with it. I just dont know maybe I"m crazy, but they live the lives of kings and yes its well deserved I"m not jealous of that but if the stars are in perfect harmony and the greens aren't a 12 on the stimp, fairways cut super short and ruff not to high they complain..venting sorry


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

balls were getting blown uphill on the greens...

These threads happen every time a tournament gets postponed or cancelled. If there was a 9.0 earthquake during a round someone on this site would complain that the players are babies for not being able to hit wedges over the cracks in the ground.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

PGA tour players are pampered...but how are you supposed to play golf if the ball won't stay still?? I'm not sure that has anything to do with being pampered...just sounds more like the course isn't playable...

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

Yea the balls on the greens were being blown around.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

I like seeing them play in the toughest conditions. If the wind slows down enough so that the balls stop rolling on the greens let them play. I like to see who the mentally tough players are and how they get through the course when its tough conditions. For me personally, I would rather watch them play in the wind and shoot +3 for the week than see everybody 14-22 under par. Just my opinion


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

What is a joke is that people think that playing in these conditions is "fair" just so they can see the best in the world get beat up.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

They're not being pampered, and i'm sure they weren't worrying about showing pro's shooting over par.  Just the shear number of rulings they would have to get is reason enough to stop play.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

I don't think anyone would enjoy golfing when they can't get the ball to stop on the green. That wouldn't be very entertaining to watch either.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

When a flat 3 foot birdie putt turns into a 25 foot chip from the rough, there is a serious problem.  Anyone that thinks that they should be playing instead of postponing is just plain stupid.  It doesn't matter how much they're getting paid or whatever, if the conditions are unplayable then it is what it is.  Get over it.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

The course was unplayable.  Mr. OP, I and my friends used to ride rubber rafts in the Gulf during the
Hurricane, but that doesn't mean professional surfers should hold a championship that day.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

View PostMtlJeff, on 06 January 2013 - 06:03 PM, said:

balls were getting blown uphill on the greens...

These threads happen every time a tournament gets postponed or cancelled. If there was a 9.0 earthquake during a round someone on this site would complain that the players are babies for not being able to hit wedges over the cracks in the ground.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Lol they couldn't even keep balls on the tees.... Balls were being marked and then when replaced were rolling off the greens..... I'm sorry, actually no I'm not sorry, you are a freaking idiot.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Matt Kuchar's ball wouldn't stay on a TEE.   You're completely insane for posting this thread.   Totally insane.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

View PostSilverBullets, on 06 January 2013 - 07:50 PM, said:

Lol they couldn't even keep balls on the tees.... Balls were being marked and then when replaced were rolling off the greens..... I'm sorry, actually no I'm not sorry, you are a freaking idiot.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

Pretty funny you'd rather watch the European Tour when the biggest cry baby out there today was Poulter......he was ridiculous, just hit the ball already.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

I'm pretty sure that those pro would've played on without doubt if the ball will stay where it rests on the greens or on the tees. I've played on that course and the stated wind speeds feels stronger because the course is exposed and the wind really whips down those hills.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

They aren't canceling rounds because they WON'T play, they're canceling rounds because they CAN'T play.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

In 2004 I played here in Florida the day before Hurricane Jeanne came onshore. The winds were gusting up to around 40 at the time with a nice steady 20 to 25 swirling. Sure it was fun when the wind was behind because suddenly 300 yard drives were as simple as making decent contact. But going against that wind was brutal - and no fun. And I can attest to the frustration of having balls roll on the green from being wind driven.

But that wasn't what made us leave early.

In those winds was debris. And when some palm limbs blew by at around 40 MPH, no matter how much I love the game, I figured it might be a good time to pack it in. Looking back I am amazed that the course was even open. I had to go in that night for duty (mandatory call in for the duration of the storm) and was out to try to relax a little beforehand - sort of the "calm before the storm" so to speak. But it wasn't relaxing seeing stuff being blown by us. Twice flags had been blown out of their holes and we had to drive up to replace them before hitting onto the green. And I haven't even mentioned how bad it was if you ended up in the sand that day.

So to the OP, no they aren't babies. I would not want to play in that wind ever again and I would not want to watch them try either. Sustained winds of that force are a safety issue beyond anything else and it simply isn't worth anyone getting hurt.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

View PostMedic, on 06 January 2013 - 08:45 PM, said:

In 2004 I played here in Florida the day before Hurricane Jeanne came onshore. The winds were gusting up to around 40 at the time with a nice steady 20 to 25 swirling. Sure it was fun when the wind was behind because suddenly 300 yard drives were as simple as making decent contact. But going against that wind was brutal - and no fun. And I can attest to the frustration of having balls roll on the green from being wind driven.

But that wasn't what made us leave early.

In those winds was debris. And when some palm limbs blew by at around 40 MPH, no matter how much I love the game, I figured it might be a good time to pack it in. Looking back I am amazed that the course was even open. I had to go in that night for duty (mandatory call in for the duration of the storm) and was out to try to relax a little beforehand - sort of the "calm before the storm" so to speak. But it wasn't relaxing seeing stuff being blown by us. Twice flags had been blown out of their holes and we had to drive up to replace them before hitting onto the green. And I haven't even mentioned how bad it was if you ended up in the sand that day.

So to the OP, no they aren't babies. I would not want to play in that wind ever again and I would not want to watch them try either. Sustained winds of that force are a safety issue beyond anything else and it simply isn't worth anyone getting hurt.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

Being that I live in Hawaii I have played golf a couple time in winds like this.  You can't keep your ballance.  Its hard to keep the club on plain.  And when you mark your ball and it blows off the green, get out of here.  Heck this past Friday it was blowing around a constant 25 to 30 with gust from 40 to 50 and raining off and on.  Those numbers came from club house, not what Benny thought it is blowing.  Only military guys would play in that type of weather and not get paid to do so.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

Oh one more thing have you even been hit by wet sand or gravel with the wind is blowing that hard. Doesn't feel good, feels like needles nonstop.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

4i from 138 yards...

Finishes 10 yards short of the green...

Hit by a Euro.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

View Postthe seanna, on 06 January 2013 - 06:00 PM, said:

Well maybe I"m crazy but all the more reason week in and week out I"d rather watch the European tour. I"ve been watching this event from day one and yes maybe with the rain it was a bit much, but after waiting all day today to see the pampered prince"s complain about wind..COME ON GIVE ME A BREAK !!!!!!

Talk about pampered, when these guys were growing up they had NINE planets.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:43 AM



Ridiculous conditions...

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:48 AM

View PostiBanesto, on 07 January 2013 - 12:43 AM, said:



Ridiculous conditions...

Actually that was a poor shot by him - hit what like 6" behind the ball, wasn't his best swing.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:17 AM

Not fair/playable when the ball is being blown off the green. Hopefully the wind will die down enough tomorrow to at least allow them to properly putt.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:24 AM

Our course is right on the edge of the Ocean here and we often get brutal winds and I just love it. Crosswinds hammering your ball, downwind going forever and a smacked 6 iron going 100 yds into the wind. Its good fun and nothing wrong with it, its an outdoor sport so expect four seasons in one day and golf your ball.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:00 AM

You cant play golf when the ball gets blown around on the greens.
If they haven't done it already, I would question why the organizers didn't let the greens grow out a little.  There would obviously still have been massive delays, but at least the course stays playable for longer streches when the greens aren't running at 11-12 on the stimp.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:00 AM

View PostBuzzkill, on 07 January 2013 - 12:48 AM, said:

View PostiBanesto, on 07 January 2013 - 12:43 AM, said:



Ridiculous conditions...

Actually that was a poor shot by him - hit what like 6" behind the ball, wasn't his best swing.

Funny.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:31 AM

Pathetic prima donnas. I thought Poulter was going to start crying on the 10th tee last night. If I was Hyundai I'd drop this event and spend my money on more robust sportsmen.


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