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11 minutes ago, Armageddon said:

 

Haha I did see a visitor Stuart off just after 5! Glad you enjoyed it!

Aye it was me mate haha! I thought I booked for Thursday then checked emails at work and seen it was Wed had to get the Mrs to drive over with my golf gear wasn't  too chuffed . 

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5 hours ago, Bleedsmaroon said:

Played Carnoustie for the second time on Tuesday, it was about as benign as you can get it there but man are those bunkers well placed. Didn't lose a ball and respectable 33 points off the whites despite blobbing the last.

 

As course design goes it's as close to perfect as it gets.

 

I was in a bunker on 6 of the first 7 par 4s, and every time the shot was down the middle :lol:

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1 hour ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

As course design goes it's as close to perfect as it gets.

 

I was in a bunker on 6 of the first 7 par 4s, and every time the shot was down the middle :lol:

Exactly, they're bang on the money for yardages, I was very similar, didn't hit a bad drive but they feed their way in!!!

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22 minutes ago, Bleedsmaroon said:

Exactly, they're bang on the money for yardages, I was very similar, didn't hit a bad drive but they feed their way in!!!

 

Pretty much every time it was the classic ripped down the middle don't even need to watch the ball routine. Only for my playing partners to say "unlucky, it's rolled into the bunker".

 

You can't even get mad!

 

Just a superb course. Best I've ever played.

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20 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

Rules eh. This putt went in the hole.

 

 

 

 

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New USA chant

If we cant beat em we cheat em ra ra ra

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4 hours ago, merrymac said:

New USA chant

If we cant beat em we cheat em ra ra ra

There is always drama in this always see a small group of the team around an official . Remember last time they were all crying and getting upset I can’t remember what it was I’ll find it tomorrow but so much drama 🙄

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Armageddon

What spoils golf for me is the folk that get involved when they just shouldn’t.

Parents, folk from other groups watching on, rules officials (unless stopping blatant cheating), fans phoning in from watching tv coverage - and did I say parents? 🤣

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2 minutes ago, Stu_HMFC said:

There is always drama in this always see a small group of the team around an official . Remember last time they were all crying and getting upset I can’t remember what it was I’ll find it tomorrow but so much drama 🙄


Didn't they go to Doctors to grab pint after it all? 🤣

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7 hours ago, Stu_HMFC said:

There is always drama in this always see a small group of the team around an official . Remember last time they were all crying and getting upset I can’t remember what it was I’ll find it tomorrow but so much drama 🙄

Charley Hull and Suzanne Pettersen match from a few years ago? American girl picked up the ball presuming it was given but Pettersen told her it had not been conceded. Drama, arguing and tears followed. Think it was from around 2015 or 2017. 

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Played Grangemouth yesterday. Nice enough course - could do with touching up a few greens and fairways tho.

 

Tell you what though I found every load of trees with my drives. Couldn't not hit it right :(

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Had a round at Dullutar in Cumbernauld, my legs are still feeling it yet, what a hike!

 

Cracking layout though, some really interesting holes and despite length some reachable par 4's due to the massive elevation changes. Condition needs a wee bit TLC but enjoyable round all the same.

 

4 3 putts though :seething:

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3 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Charley Hull and Suzanne Pettersen match from a few years ago? American girl picked up the ball presuming it was given but Pettersen told her it had not been conceded. Drama, arguing and tears followed. Think it was from around 2015 or 2017. 

Yeah that rings a bell mate. that Charley Hull 😍

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12 hours ago, Stu_HMFC said:

There is always drama in this always see a small group of the team around an official . Remember last time they were all crying and getting upset I can’t remember what it was I’ll find it tomorrow but so much drama 🙄

What got me was the referee making a decision from what appeared to be off the green, how the hell could she see from there?

Then they send it to TV who are always going to back the referee decision. I am sure the European player would not have touched the ball if she thought it was going to move.

The Yanks are famous for it, also Annika Sorrenstam a good few years ago,pitched in from off the green, and the Yanks complained she had played out of turn, and she had to replay the shot.

Revenge for what happened in 2015?

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5 hours ago, merrymac said:

What got me was the referee making a decision from what appeared to be off the green, how the hell could she see from there?

Then they send it to TV who are always going to back the referee decision. I am sure the European player would not have touched the ball if she thought it was going to move.

The Yanks are famous for it, also Annika Sorrenstam a good few years ago,pitched in from off the green, and the Yanks complained she had played out of turn, and she had to replay the shot.

Revenge for what happened in 2015?

I get the feeling the ruling was introduced to protect the player playing the shot.

In this case, the US player had no intention of farting about hoping it would fall.  She happily accepted the concession from her opponent and never said she was wrong in picking it up.

The referee just involved herself and ruined the integrity of the match.

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16 hours ago, Tommy Brown said:

I get the feeling the ruling was introduced to protect the player playing the shot.

In this case, the US player had no intention of farting about hoping it would fall.  She happily accepted the concession from her opponent and never said she was wrong in picking it up.

The referee just involved herself and ruined the integrity of the match.

Spot on Tommy👍

The rule is basically designed for stroke play, as it stopped players hanging about endlessly to see if it would drop.

She could still be standing there now and the ball would still be there.

Pleased for Sagstrom that it did not effect the result

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My first round for 9 years tomorrow. :robboyas:

 

Cochrane Castle. I've never had the pleasure. And it's :sunny:

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16 hours ago, ri Alban said:

My first round for 9 years tomorrow. :robboyas:

 

Cochrane Castle. I've never had the pleasure. And it's :sunny:

Could be thundery tomorrow.

 

Sorry to piss on your chips.. 🥺

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1 hour ago, Tommy Brown said:

Could be thundery tomorrow.

 

Sorry to piss on your chips.. 🥺

Just finished. We sneaked a draw. My round was shocking 🤣. Alright for such a long time out.

Next year I'll be out every week .

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Anyone played/is a member at Baberton? Never played it before, looks a decent track.

 

Heading over next Sunday for the scramble.

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1 hour ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

Anyone played/is a member at Baberton? Never played it before, looks a decent track.

 

Heading over next Sunday for the scramble.

Not played it since 17th May 1998. The date is etched in my mind as I had a team match there and missed the cup parade! 😢🙈

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I was -4 today with 3 to play and shot level par 😭. Weather turned wild on the 13th and I finished bogey, bogey, double. 3 stab on the last green too . 

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1 hour ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

Anyone played/is a member at Baberton? Never played it before, looks a decent track.

 

Heading over next Sunday for the scramble.


My dad is a member there. Good course. Greens are really good now after years of turmoil. The first has been greatly reduced in length due to a dispute with a neighbour. You’re not allowed to hit a club that would get you past the first bunkers. Normally hit a mid to high iron or the tee. 

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2 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

Anyone played/is a member at Baberton? Never played it before, looks a decent track.

 

Heading over next Sunday for the scramble.

Very typical Edinburgh parkland course. Had terrible problems with the greens for many years now sorted thankfully.

Decent par 3's if I remember.

First hole you are only allowed to hit an iron off the tee

I am sure you will enjoy it.

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Samuel Camazzola

Garcia, Lowry and Poulter confirmed as captain's picks. 

 

Cracking team Europe have and their were others who could have stepped in to show the depth we have. 

 

Great US individuals but think Europe will deliver again. 

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53 minutes ago, Armageddon said:

Garcia - hmmmm I’d have gone with Rose all day long 

Either player would have been a strong pick. Similar questions were raised about Garcia's inclusion for Paris but he turned out to be exceptional over the three days. 

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Think rose playing and performing well deserved a pick over Garcia or poulter. Makes me think Garcia was probably already given the nod from Harrington before this event. 
 

 

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32 minutes ago, Irufushi said:

Think rose playing and performing well deserved a pick over Garcia or poulter. Makes me think Garcia was probably already given the nod from Harrington before this event. 
 

 

Happy with Shane being a pick no keen on Garcia would of liked seeing Boab in but there was no chance he was getting a captain pick or even being considered with Garcia Rose Poulter not in the team . 

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I would say Garcia has been consistently better than rose all season. Neither have been sparkling but Garcia edged it for me. 

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4 hours ago, Furious Styles said:

I would say Garcia has been consistently better than rose all season. Neither have been sparkling but Garcia edged it for me. 

This is the main problem. Too many of the European team are not in the best of form at the moment,which is a big worry.

Very strong US team who all seem to be in decent form.

Sincerely hope not, but can see a comfortable US victory

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I doubt that any recent tournament play form will count for much.  As we know strokeplay and matchplay golf can be remarkably different.  Especially for the 4somes and 4balls.  It will be more important as to which players get themselves dialled into matchplay conditions and which players form the optimum combinations for both pairs disciplines.  The dynamics of teamplay and the format will suit some players more than others.  

 

Europe for me unless they have a poor first day and the USA build a lead to protect.  Even first day and Europe will win imo.

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On 11/09/2021 at 18:50, hmfc_liam06 said:

Anyone played/is a member at Baberton? Never played it before, looks a decent track.

 

Heading over next Sunday for the scramble.

 

Yep. The course is in good condition, nice greens, lots of interesting holes. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

 

No driver off the first due to lots of balls ending up in neighbours gardens. :lol:  

A 6 iron will put you in a decent spot.

 

Recommend hitting an iron off the 4th too unless you are confident of not going even slightly left - a short, downhill par 4 where you're hitting blind off the tee. Reachable with a driver but I'd be in the trees 9 times out of 10. :lol: 

 

Hole 5 is an absolute **** of a par 3 back up the hill. Again I'd be in the trees in the left 9 times out of 10 with a 3 wood, so I just play it as a par 4 and lay an iron up short of the green.

 

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I'll be glad to see the back of this season after 2 more comps in 3 weeks time.  The second half of the season has been bloody awful.  So many doubles and worse are limiting my cards to fairly crap,  at best.  My scoring was always based on consistency and eliminating doubles to near nothing.  If I'm destined to have 2, 3, 4 per round then the B Section beckons before much longer.

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3 hours ago, Ray Gin said:

 

Yep. The course is in good condition, nice greens, lots of interesting holes. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

 

No driver off the first due to lots of balls ending up in neighbours gardens. :lol:  

A 6 iron will put you in a decent spot.

 

Recommend hitting an iron off the 4th too unless you are confident of not going even slightly left - a short, downhill par 4 where you're hitting blind off the tee. Reachable with a driver but I'd be in the trees 9 times out of 10. :lol: 

 

Hole 5 is an absolute **** of a par 3 back up the hill. Again I'd be in the trees in the left 9 times out of 10 with a 3 wood, so I just play it as a par 4 and lay an iron up short of the green.

 

 

Cheers mate. Looks a really nice track from looking at the hole by hole guide.

 

Left is never an issue for me 🤣🤣🤣

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41 minutes ago, Jeff said:

Anyone played Uphall before?

 

Playing there on Saturday

Wear a crash helmet😳😂

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1 hour ago, Jeff said:

Anyone played Uphall before?

 

Playing there on Saturday

Just hollow tined and top dressed.

As told by a workmate who played on Sunday.

 

Can be hairy scary when busy.

1st tee, you can hit the 18th green and joint 2nd/15th green, 16th tee.

Quite a sight to see.

Beware walking up 6th fairway as balls from 8th tee are being hit towards you and vice versa.

 

But a good course, not long and always in good condition.

 

Edit:

No clubhouse just now, burnt down early this year.

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Summary to date, of Stableford points since being back in Scotland playing at St. Fillans. Over 9 holes.

 

Monday: 11.

 

Wednesday: 22.

 

Today: 17.

 

Off to The Old Course, tomorrow. Not playing, but...if they give me permission, I'll be flying my drone over the 1st & 18th fairways.

 

Funnily, RAF Leuchars & Police Scotland were the simplest to deal with. Just waiting on an email from St. Andrews.

 

Might just be the old phone photos. Might play the Himalayas though!

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Tommy Brown said:

Just hollow tined and top dressed.

As told by a workmate who played on Sunday.

 

Can be hairy scary when busy.

1st tee, you can hit the 18th green and joint 2nd/15th green, 16th tee.

Quite a sight to see.

Beware walking up 6th fairway as balls from 8th tee are being hit towards you and vice versa.

 

But a good course, not long and always in good condition.

 

Edit:

No clubhouse just now, burnt down early this year.

Wonder if their ex Pumphy member, lottery multi millionaire will contribute to the re- build:whistling:

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Just now, merrymac said:

Wonder if their ex Pumphy member, lottery multi millionaire will contribute to the re- build:whistling:

I'm hoping hes going to contribute to our drinks kitty.

Good lad Drakey

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1 minute ago, Tommy Brown said:

I'm hoping hes going to contribute to our drinks kitty.

Good lad Drakey

He is indeed

I was a member a good number of years ago and played in the team with him.

Top player, could have been a pro with a bit more commitment I reckon

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52 minutes ago, Barack said:

Summary to date, of Stableford points since being back in Scotland playing at St. Fillans. Over 9 holes.

 

Monday: 11.

 

Wednesday: 22.

 

Today: 17.

 

Off to The Old Course, tomorrow. Not playing, but...if they give me permission, I'll be flying my drone over the 1st & 18th fairways.

 

Funnily, RAF Leuchars & Police Scotland were the simplest to deal with. Just waiting on an email from St. Andrews.

 

Might just be the old phone photos. Might play the Himalayas though!

Will you post results if successful  👍

 

Not your score on the Himalayas, I mean the drone videos.:lol:

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6 minutes ago, Tommy Brown said:

Will you post results if successful  👍

 

Not your score on the Himalayas, I mean the drone videos.:lol:

I'll try. Not sure if file size will upload. Hoping they'll get back to me by the time I get there about 11am.

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16 hours ago, Barack said:

Summary to date, of Stableford points since being back in Scotland playing at St. Fillans. Over 9 holes.

 

Monday: 11.

 

Wednesday: 22.

 

Today: 17.

 

Off to The Old Course, tomorrow. Not playing, but...if they give me permission, I'll be flying my drone over the 1st & 18th fairways.

 

Funnily, RAF Leuchars & Police Scotland were the simplest to deal with. Just waiting on an email from St. Andrews.

 

Might just be the old phone photos. Might play the Himalayas though!

 

 

 

 

 

I'd just do it, it's public land is it not? And if you've had approval from RAF & PS then I'd say you're all good.

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