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  1. Think I've said this before on here. But all of the talk about drivers, technology and distance. They can talk all they want about rollsbacks etc but by far the biggest advance in golf since the prov1, is trackman/GCQuad. It's possibly even more important as even with older balls fitters could change shafts etc to optimise players launch conditions and dispersion patters. Also, fitzpatricks comments overnight are pretty ridiculous and seems the headlines hurt him today.
  2. What a stupid game this is. 11 over front nine, level par back 9 for an 82-11 71 0.2 cut. Very, very close to playing good golf. Mentally miles, and miles away from putting full 18 together. triple, double, triple 6, 7, 8 with a complete heads gone. Awful game.
  3. Played the Buddon and Burnside and they're both great 2nd and 3rd courses - although the buddon has had a compulsory purchase order actioned for by a wind farm company, so looks like it'll be closing. I've been listening to the No Laying Up podcast on a Monday morning the last few weeks and it's a decent listen. Any other golf related podcasts anyone knows of?
  4. Don't think so, well I know so. It's a combination of the editorial guys loving it and some paid advertising from Drumbarnie. I was supposed to be playing this month but can't find a time that suits, so will likely be the end of next month or even into September - it looks and sounds like it's going to become a top 15 course in the country by most accounts. Also supposed to be playing, I found out this weekend, on the old course as guest before the end of the summer. Will be sure to post a shot by shot account of both if/when it happens.
  5. Should be so easy, they always make a mess of these TV instigated penalties. IMO it’s an unfair penalty in that only really the leader is ever likely to have those close ups that late in a round. Imagine with rough that thick that balls “move” like that all the time. You either have close ups of every shot reviewed and penalised as the round goes on, or don’t have any at all.
  6. I know it didn’t affect the end result but this had the potential to be another rules farce by the PGA tour. Finding out he got a 2 shot penalty on a TV interview. Dominant performance, great win in possibly the hardest condition they’ll play on tour.
  7. Don’t know if anyone has seen Ernie Els reply to Jack about speed/course difficulty. In the replies there are people, quite a few of them, suggesting that the ball should be developed to punish players with fast swing speeds by spinning more and generating less speed... while spinning less and generating proportionally more speed at slower swing speeds. That’s right, let’s deincentivse people from becoming more athletic and incentivise slower/weaker hitters. Never seen anything like it.
  8. Why did he just keep reloading [emoji23]
  9. 63 yards of bounce and rollout, but equipment is the problem...They’ve dried the course out to the max to make it hard and fast, which I think is a challenge to the players - they were call saying how hard it was - but the rock hard fairways contributed to 15% of the total distance of that drive. Can’t have it both ways complaining about distance while assisting it with course setup. Edited to add I actually agree with it, it’s a great test for them, especially with the wind. Field was a combined 250-over yesterday, which is virtually unheard of on the PGA tour. Course setup > tech rollbacks please. Hopefully your back sorts itself out. I’ve had similar issues in the past and it’s awful, lying in the middle of the fairway while it spasms being the highlight. Feel that pain big time!
  10. He’s number 1 on tour strokes gained approach to the green this season. Suggesting his iron play is statistically the best on tour. Interestingly, he’s also suffering from not having played the required 25 events in the official world rankings. Adjusted back to the time he came on tour he’s the second ranked player in the world behind mcilroy. Has the potential to be a genuine superstar.
  11. Nope, R&A chief exec says they’re actively going to be finding ways to stop people hitting it further. Interesting to note how much time Morikawa seems to spend in the gym. From watching a couple of things about him and following him on socials he’s apparently a bit of a gym rat. Obviously not to the level of Bryson. I’ve not looked a lot at the “lower” end of the driving distance stats but imagine there’s a bit of a log jam around 295 where 1-2 yards difference (negligible in terms of strokes gained) would probably jump you up around 20-30 places in the rankings. Golf confuses me sometimes, I can’t get my head around FIFA, for example, suggesting rolling back players boots to the 1980s to slow players down because they run faster than they used to.
  12. Cowardly from the pga tour refusing to pair Bryson and brooks this weekend. Calling each other out the last 2 weeks, prime tournament, could be fireworks. Any sort of potential for controversy and the PGA tour run like the wind I played in tonight.
  13. Thomas with 3 wood wide right 3 times in 3 play off holes will hurt. Thought he’d have got driver out on the second go at 18. Morikawa could be a star. Iron play is sublime.
  14. This is a great shout. Might give this a look, was aiming on bagging a few top 50 courses this summer so reduces fees are welcome. Not quite in the top 50, as it’s just opened but will be playing Drumbarnie at the end of the month. By all accounts sounds like it’ll be a top 20 course in the country before long. 50% off for Scottish Residents in year one.
  15. Internal OB was actually what I was thinking about last night on this, just don’t know how it would work practically. On the courses I’ve played in the states, they’re all far better manicured in general than courses here when it comes to the rough. You can be pretty wild and not be punished by much more than some trees to navigate. Where as I hit a drive about 6 yards wide of the fairway on Saturday and was wading through waist high rough hoping to stand on my ball [emoji23] Don’t strictly agree that it makes a “mockery” of the sport. Mcilroy is considered one of the “best” drivers in modern golf and his accuracy % is only 57% this season, 60% last season. Bryson this week was 59% and is 61% for the season. Not sure Rorys wins are met with claims of him making a mockery of the game. The 8 iron everyone’s talking about was only a few yards off the edge of the fairway, hardly wild.
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