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On 12/01/2021 at 09:03, Honest_Man#1 said:

It’s a shame as the course is one of the best in the rota, and has undoubtedly been improved since Trump took over, but definitely the right decision. Hopefully he doesn’t last much longer and ownership is transferred to someone else to get it back on.

Hope he keeps kicking for a while Carnoustie is benefiting from this imo. I doubt they'd remove it from the rota but it helps increase the frequency of getting it. Thought once every ten years is enough tbf, it makes some mess and takes about three years to recover fully.

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Justin Thomas dropped by Ralph Lauren.   It's be interesting to see which Fantasy golf participants drop him at the first window and which forum members are just big homophobes.  

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Justin Thomas dropped by Ralph Lauren.   It's be interesting to see which Fantasy golf participants drop him at the first window and which forum members are just big homophobes.  
It's a bullshit statement though, basically says they will have him back when it all blows over.

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I was talking to my mate the other day about that handicap thing... he just plays random courses and is terrific reckon he’d be about 5 and that’s on any course I’ve been out with him on, our other mate has played for 15 years and is off 14 great at our home club but you take him somewhere else and he’s pish.... again I know I’ve just started golf but I love the slope rating as it adjust it to the level of course and just because you’re not tied to a club I think you should be able to hold a handicap as it’s a judgement of your ability as a golfer not because you’ve played the same course for 15 years and know it like the back of your hand!!

I shot a 78 today in very hard conditions, forward tees I know but I’m absolutely delighted, closest I’ve been to a hole in one too. I was about 3ft to the pin

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Madness imo, means there is no real incentive to join a club.

Yeah that’s probably they main point I missed and why it wouldn’t be a good thing as many many clubs would lose members

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**Fantasy Golf Week 2**

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"Oooh Na Na Na"

Kevin Na wins in Hawaii, his 5th career title and moves up to 23rd in the OWGR. Well done pal. It was a 2nd successive runners up spot for Joaquin Niemann (so hot right now) and fantasy league picks Morikawa, Simpson and Matsuyama all picked up points amongst the lesser lights and PGA dross in the top 20. A pretty quiet week tbh, even if the Saturday produced the lowest PGA scoring average since 2003. Birdie fests can be boring sometimes.

@J_Stewart @die hard doonhamer @Honest_Man#1 are all in Kevin heaven this week as they had the main man in their side. With 3 teams drawing blanks this week, the standings are much changed.

Standings

112 (54)⬆️ @J_Stewart

 90 (58)⬆️ @die hard doonhamer

 78 (00) ⬇️ @Henderson to deliver .....

 74 (58) ⬆️ @Honest_Man#1

 60 (08) ⬇️ @Erih Shtrep

 44 (12) ⬇️ @Tartan Dave

 36 (12) ↔️ @peasy23 

 28 (20) ⬆️ @Distant Doonhamer 

24 (04) ⬇️ @Ro Sham Bo

 24 (00) ⬇️ @lichtie23 

 20 (00) ⬇️ @alta-pete

The competition really gets going this week. The PGA circus rolls into the Californian desert for the American Express at PGA West. They play 2 courses here including the Pete Dye designed Stadium course. A typical Dye design from the heroic/penal school of architecture, plenty of sand and water to keep them occupied. With $1.2m and a Masters invite up for grabs it's attracted a decent field. Koepka, Finau and previous winners Reed and Rahm all involved. Go low or go home, last years winning total was -26.

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This is eclipsed by the Abu Dhabi Championship however. The fantasy league's first extra point event. All of Europe's brightest and best are chasing Ryder Cup points here at what will no doubt be a stiffer test than PGA West, especially if the wind blows. 2 time winner Fleetwood, 3 time winner Kaymer and 4 time runner up McIlroy, with a supporting cast of Westwood, Rose, Hatton and Justin Thomas, who will have to pop into Sports Direct on the way to the desert for a couple of Dunlop polos after being cancelled by Ralph Lauren.

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9 hours ago, lichtie23 said:

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An update from Tiger

It would probably be quicker if Tiger just put out updates to tell us when he's not just had back surgery. 

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An update from Tiger
Bit strange that I've seen it described as "minor" surgery. I wouldn't have thought any surgery to your spine could ever be described as minor, but especially in Tiger's case with his history of back problems and surgeries.

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Hi, I’m looking for a bit of info, recently moved to Milngavie and looking for a course to join. I’m keeping my membership at my home course but needing somewhere to play here, and there’s quite a few to choose from (Milngavie, Clober, Dougalston, Douglas Park, Windyhills, Bearsden to name a few). Has anyone got any recommendations for the best course or value etc? I haven’t played any of them. Thanks in advance.

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6 minutes ago, Mr_Magoo said:

Hi, I’m looking for a bit of info, recently moved to Milngavie and looking for a course to join. I’m keeping my membership at my home course but needing somewhere to play here, and there’s quite a few to choose from (Milngavie, Clober, Dougalston, Douglas Park, Windyhills, Bearsden to name a few). Has anyone got any recommendations for the best course or value etc? I haven’t played any of them. Thanks in advance.

Balmore is also decent.  Hilton Park has two decent moorland tracks.  Buchanan Castle if you have a car ain't too far out of town.  Cawder is also fairly close with 36 holes.    Bishopbriggs is also fairly decent.  

Glasgow always seems to be very expensive (relatively) for golf compared to most of Scotland with higher subs than the course standard deserves.   The economics of supply and demand.  

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Googling courses near Milngavie and looking at Loch Lomond again.   What a track.   I still rate it as Scotland's finest course.    

I first played it in the Nick Faldo junior series in the 90's.    Entry fee used to be £90 and you'd get all your food play 2 x rounds at Loch Lomond, 2 x The Roxburgh, 2 x Royal Dornoch.    

Loch Lomond Golf Club | Evalu18 | Best Inland Golf Course in Scotland

 

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2 minutes ago, Erih Shtrep said:

Googling courses near Milngavie and looking at Loch Lomond again.   What a track.   I still rate it as Scotland's finest course.    

I first played it in the Nick Faldo junior series in the 90's.    Entry fee used to be £90 and you'd get all your food play 2 x rounds at Loch Lomond, 2 x The Roxburgh, 2 x Royal Dornoch.    

Loch Lomond Golf Club | Evalu18 | Best Inland Golf Course in Scotland

 

Played it once, as a birthday present. My uncle was an overseas member there, he took my dad and me round it a while back, 2000 i think. A truly stunning golf course. 

We'd all been on the piss the night before and I had to drive, so the three of us piled into my 205GTI and headed across, eventually a somewhat perplexed gatekeeper chap on the drive waves us through when he recognises my uncle. Parked this french rustbucket outside Rossdhu house, another boy comes across and takes all our gear away - cracking coffee and bacon roll then off to the first where our clubs had been cleaned for us. Plenty of time to saunter up to the range to hit a few balls (all Titleist Professionals) before teeing off. I played shite, with the sole highlight being driving the 14th green (and eventually holing a 10 footer for 4 😂). We came off the course to find all our shoes had been polished - including my black Adidas Sambas. Class. 

A year or two later my old man dropped him a few hints for another game, only to discover he'd sacked Loch Lomond after a mental increase in fees and joined Scotscraig instead. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Day of the Lords said:

Played it once, as a birthday present. My uncle was an overseas member there, he took my dad and me round it a while back, 2000 i think. A truly stunning golf course. 

We'd all been on the piss the night before and I had to drive, so the three of us piled into my 205GTI and headed across, eventually a somewhat perplexed gatekeeper chap on the drive waves us through when he recognises my uncle. Parked this french rustbucket outside Rossdhu house, another boy comes across and takes all our gear away - cracking coffee and bacon roll then off to the first where our clubs had been cleaned for us. Plenty of time to saunter up to the range to hit a few balls (all Titleist Professionals) before teeing off. I played shite, with the sole highlight being driving the 14th green (and eventually holing a 10 footer for 4 😂). We came off the course to find all our shoes had been polished - including my black Adidas Sambas. Class. 

A year or two later my old man dropped him a few hints for another game, only to discover he'd sacked Loch Lomond after a mental increase in fees and joined Scotscraig instead. 

 

 

I've played some - but not all - of the better courses in the world.   There's two in particular I want to bag and that's Sunningdale (old and new) and Grand Parcours Morfontaine (27).  

The first is easy to do the 2nd a wee bit trickier.   

I've played Pinehurst (number 2), Augusta National, and Oakmont but Loch Lomond is better than any of the above.   

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