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On 10/02/2019 at 11:05, Tommy Brown said:

@Old Blue Eyes

 

My annoyance of Kilspindie, is that to play in their open, you must have membership of an East Lothian course.

Strange one IMO

Doesn't really sound like an open if that's the case.

 

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merrymac
11 hours ago, Old Blue Eyes said:

 

You'd lose the wager. OK Sherlock fill me in why I'm no golfer due to my posting style?

 

On 07/02/2019 at 20:36, Old Blue Eyes said:

 

Yes, I concede and to the fact I've never played golf in my puff and never will...stupid game.

By your own admission it would seem?

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Samuel Camazzola
5 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Fairmont. Wanted to play Craigielaw but no times available until the afternoon. No good when travelling from Fife.

 

2 over handicap with an 8 at the 6th. Took 4 to get out that greenside bunker :lol:

Good day for it. Was it breezy up at the Bay? Pity you didn't land in a bunker that's currently GUR. 😄

 

Final Open qualifying is going up to the Fairmont on 2nd July. There could be some big names up there. I believe it's going to be a hybrid of the two courses and close to 7000 yards! 

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Old Blue Eyes
9 hours ago, merrymac said:

 

By your own admission it would seem?

 

Touche! Taggart.

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hmfc_liam06
10 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Good day for it. Was it breezy up at the Bay? Pity you didn't land in a bunker that's currently GUR. 😄

 

Final Open qualifying is going up to the Fairmont on 2nd July. There could be some big names up there. I believe it's going to be a hybrid of the two courses and close to 7000 yards! 

 

It was absolutely perfect, not a lick of wind and a bright sunny day.

 

It must have been about one of the only bunkers GUR on the entire course, I couldn't even see the top of the flagstick when addressing my ball. Should have just taken advantage of the new bunker drop rule :lol:

 

The only gripe I have with the Fairmont, and it's not really the courses fault but the amount of pitch marks left unrepaired is staggering. Folk really don't give a shit when they play these resort courses.

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Armageddon
5 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

It was absolutely perfect, not a lick of wind and a bright sunny day.

 

It must have been about one of the only bunkers GUR on the entire course, I couldn't even see the top of the flagstick when addressing my ball. Should have just taken advantage of the new bunker drop rule :lol:

 

The only gripe I have with the Fairmont, and it's not really the courses fault but the amount of pitch marks left unrepaired is staggering. Folk really don't give a shit when they play these resort courses.

 

How much for the Bay?  I used to get on for £25 last off season.

 

I'd love to play a fife coast links course in the Easter holidays, absolutely zero offers though! :(

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hmfc_liam06
24 minutes ago, Armageddon said:

 

How much for the Bay?  I used to get on for £25 last off season.

 

I'd love to play a fife coast links course in the Easter holidays, absolutely zero offers though! :(

 

It was £29. There was barely a soul on the course. Managed to haul in some amount of balls though. between the 3 of us we found about 30 :lol:

 

Cheapest of the Fife courses will be Leven, often find that on teeofftimes.

 

Lundin is £50 in April. Elie is usually around £80. I think Crail is around the £60 mark.

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Armageddon
12 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

It was £29. There was barely a soul on the course. Managed to haul in some amount of balls though. between the 3 of us we found about 30 :lol:

 

Cheapest of the Fife courses will be Leven, often find that on teeofftimes.

 

Lundin is £50 in April. Elie is usually around £80. I think Crail is around the £60 mark.

 

Played Elie years ago ... well, 17 holes as we jumped on at 5:30am and walked off after the 17th green!!!  Decent course but was never paying the £80 for a mid-week tee time!!

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hmfc_liam06
1 minute ago, Armageddon said:

 

Played Elie years ago ... well, 17 holes as we jumped on at 5:30am and walked off after the 17th green!!!  Decent course but was never paying the £80 for a mid-week tee time!!

 

Yeah it's a course I'd like to play but can't justify paying £80 for there.

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Tommy Brown
1 hour ago, Armageddon said:

 

Played Elie years ago ... well, 17 holes as we jumped on at 5:30am and walked off after the 17th green!!!  Decent course but was never paying the £80 for a mid-week tee time!!

 

1 hour ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Yeah it's a course I'd like to play but can't justify paying £80 for there.

 

posted recently, open on Sat 1/6/19, £25.

I'm playing Leven in the 2nd, decided against.

next year for sure.

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John mcCartney
3 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Yeah it's a course I'd like to play but can't justify paying £80 for there.


Earlsferry Thistle open ,first week of June Liam lad ......

Was over at Fairmont meself on Sunday ,Torrance course.
Played very well altho the greens are doing my nut in....They dont look it but are slow and as has been mentioned tons of pitch marks un repaired.....the third hole had had some fecking windup merchants at it as there were 2 deep
marks within 4 ft of the hole itself.Thats @anker material right there

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merrymac
55 minutes ago, John mcCartney said:


Earlsferry Thistle open ,first week of June Liam lad ......

Was over at Fairmont meself on Sunday ,Torrance course.
Played very well altho the greens are doing my nut in....They dont look it but are slow and as has been mentioned tons of pitch marks un repaired.....the third hole had had some fecking windup merchants at it as there were 2 deep
marks within 4 ft of the hole itself.Thats @anker material right there

Maybe Sergio Garcia been up for a game :ermm:

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Samuel Camazzola
21 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

It was absolutely perfect, not a lick of wind and a bright sunny day.

 

It must have been about one of the only bunkers GUR on the entire course, I couldn't even see the top of the flagstick when addressing my ball. Should have just taken advantage of the new bunker drop rule :lol:

 

The only gripe I have with the Fairmont, and it's not really the courses fault but the amount of pitch marks left unrepaired is staggering. Folk really don't give a shit when they play these resort courses.

Sadly the failure to repair pitch marks isn't always down to the holiday makers fancying an annual game. Seasoned golfers attached to clubs are to blame due to their laziness. This extends to them not replacing divots and raking bunkers properly. I see it in most places I play and have pointed it out to a few who claim they 'forgot'. 

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hmfc_liam06
1 hour ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Sadly the failure to repair pitch marks isn't always down to the holiday makers fancying an annual game. Seasoned golfers attached to clubs are to blame due to their laziness. This extends to them not replacing divots and raking bunkers properly. I see it in most places I play and have pointed it out to a few who claim they 'forgot'. 

 

Definitely, it just always seems worse at places like Fairmont, Carrick, Cardrona etc.

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Samuel Camazzola

PGA Championship returning to Sky Sports this year. Great news after suffering BBC and Eleven Sports the last couple of years. 

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Armageddon

Can't believe I've just read through the Kilspindie posts! OBE welcoming potential new players with open arms!! 🤣

 

If you want to feel like you're a member of Muirfield then get yourself down! I'm playing tomorrow... the pie chips and beans are outstanding, the welcoming atmosphere from the second you check in with the pro through to being treated like shite at the bar cannot be described! :)

 

OBE - I know you’re not big G the Pro as he's a MASSIVE Tim, but are you his brother?? ;)

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hmfc_liam06
42 minutes ago, Armageddon said:

Can't believe I've just read through the Kilspindie posts! OBE welcoming potential new players with open arms!! 🤣

 

If you want to feel like you're a member of Muirfield then get yourself down! I'm playing tomorrow... the pie chips and beans are outstanding, the welcoming atmosphere from the second you check in with the pro through to being treated like shite at the bar cannot be described! :)

 

OBE - I know you’re not big G the Pro as he's a MASSIVE Tim, but are you his brother?? ;)

 

You're going to have to sign me on one day so I can sample this wonderful golfing experience!

 

Better make it the summer, I'm often hitting down on the ball...ground first. Wouldn't want to rip up the semi rough :lol:

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Armageddon
2 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

You're going to have to sign me on one day so I can sample this wonderful golfing experience!

 

Better make it the summer, I'm often hitting down on the ball...ground first. Wouldn't want to rip up the semi rough :lol:

 

I would but I need 12 months of solid practice ... at looking at people like they're sh*t and trespassing their space!!

 

The facts are - Kilspindie is immaculate and the views up to Edinburgh walking up the coast are amazing, it's enjoyable as it's anything but a slog, shooting scratch 63's is fun, but if the wind blows those 63's can easily be 103.

 

There's one man there who can drag that club into the 21st Century and that's Chris Stirling, brilliant guy.

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hmfc_liam06
23 minutes ago, Armageddon said:

 

I would but I need 12 months of solid practice ... at looking at people like they're sh*t and trespassing their space!!

 

The facts are - Kilspindie is immaculate and the views up to Edinburgh walking up the coast are amazing, it's enjoyable as it's anything but a slog, shooting scratch 63's is fun, but if the wind blows those 63's can easily be 103.

 

There's one man there who can drag that club into the 21st Century and that's Chris Stirling, brilliant guy.

 

If that's how they treat members...how do they treat visitors?? I'll pass.

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Ray Gin

Baberton tomorrow. Hope it's in decent nick. 

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Old Blue Eyes
5 hours ago, Armageddon said:

Can't believe I've just read through the Kilspindie posts! OBE welcoming potential new players with open arms!! 🤣

 

If you want to feel like you're a member of Muirfield then get yourself down! I'm playing tomorrow... the pie chips and beans are outstanding, the welcoming atmosphere from the second you check in with the pro through to being treated like shite at the bar cannot be described! :)

 

OBE - I know you’re not big G the Pro as he's a MASSIVE Tim, but are you his brother?? ;)

 

A massive tim you say? Ask him when he last paid a visit to Parkhead. His brother? No.

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hmfc_liam06

Got Longniddry and Letham Grange in the books for April.  Erm trying to play Longniddry for ages, looking forward to that one.

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Armageddon
On 15/02/2019 at 13:57, Old Blue Eyes said:

 

A massive tim you say? Ask him when he last paid a visit to Parkhead. His brother? No.

 

Here OBE - my mate at Kilspindie is on their Junior What's App group chat, he messaged to say one of the dad's has posted they were shouted at by some fat Mat Nazi on the par 3 11th yesterday, the young lad was playing a bump and run from 3 yards off the back of the green.  Is wasn't you was it??!!!  He's expecting repercussions as the boy was told to do one!

 

Please don't say it was you! ;)

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Old Blue Eyes
14 minutes ago, Armageddon said:

 

Here OBE - my mate at Kilspindie is on their Junior What's App group chat, he messaged to say one of the dad's has posted they were shouted at by some fat Mat Nazi on the par 3 11th yesterday, the young lad was playing a bump and run from 3 yards off the back of the green.  Is wasn't you was it??!!!  He's expecting repercussions as the boy was told to do one!

 

Please don't say it was you! ;)

 

No, wisnae me!

Highly likely the youngster has been watching you playing from the 1st cut and deemed it to be ok...six years FFS! ;)

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Armageddon
7 minutes ago, Old Blue Eyes said:

 

No, wisnae me!

Highly likely the youngster has been watching you playing from the 1st cut and deemed it to be ok...six years FFS! ;)

 

A ken!  I will say though, the first cut is REALLY short these days - it's great! :)  Joking, we all played off the mats yesterday, early doors so you've made a difference ya big mat nazi!!! :) 

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hmfc_liam06
1 hour ago, Armageddon said:

 

Here OBE - my mate at Kilspindie is on their Junior What's App group chat, he messaged to say one of the dad's has posted they were shouted at by some fat Mat Nazi on the par 3 11th yesterday, the young lad was playing a bump and run from 3 yards off the back of the green.  Is wasn't you was it??!!!  He's expecting repercussions as the boy was told to do one!

 

Please don't say it was you! ;)

 

Should have putted it IMO

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Old Blue Eyes
1 hour ago, Armageddon said:

 

A ken!  I will say though, the first cut is REALLY short these days - it's great! :)  Joking, we all played off the mats yesterday, early doors so you've made a difference ya big mat nazi!!! :) 

 

To be fair, majority of the 1st & 2nd cuts are difficult to define. "Matt Nazi" I love that! :clap:

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