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Zeke
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1799 posts since 13/7/06

4 Aug 2010 15:27
74, 2 over par. Did take one mulligan at the time (start of the round or I would have done it properly and taken three off the tee), so stick another 2/3 onto it to be fair. Played the four par threes in 3 under. Reasonable course too, used to hold pro tournaments in the 70s.

Was off 16/17 at the time. Complete fluke of a round. Still got the scorecard somewhere, shall have to hunt it out for memories sake, and the scorecard when I got a hole in one (only on pitch and putt though Sad )
stoney
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17349 posts since 22/1/05

4 Aug 2010 16:20
never had a hole in one, dont play now either, well maybe twice a year, so doublt ill get one Sad
Zeke
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1799 posts since 13/7/06

4 Aug 2010 16:38
It sounds a lot better than the reality of the occasion. It was a complete thin, never went more than 15ft in the air, just rolled and rolled, eventually onto the green. Saw it stop… or at least I thought it had, turned away to pick up my clubs, turned back and it'd dropped in Sad

I'm lucky to play twice a year now. Something I definitely want to get back into when I get a bit more time, do miss it. Played at St. Andrews a few times, just not the Old Course. Got a compliment from a coach there when I went on holiday, on cloud nine for days after that. Coach was teaching someone else and just randomly came over to me and said I had a good swing. Cool story etc etc
kid unknown
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5316 posts since 8/12/01

20 Aug 2010 08:46
What does the “jacket and tie” dress code mean exactly?

I won one of the comps and need to go the prize presentation observing the “jacket and tie” dress code.

Would a navy business suit, shirt and tie combo be acceptable or does this mean some kind of navy blazer with gold buttons teamed with action slacks and club tie?

Please advise.
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

20 Aug 2010 09:24
Doesn't need to be a suit, I'd imagine most of the old boys will be in blazers and chinos.
kid unknown
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5316 posts since 8/12/01

20 Aug 2010 16:23
MrPlatinum wrote: Doesn't need to be a suit, I'd imagine most of the old boys will be in blazers and chinos.

i want it to be a suit as i don't have a blazer or suitable chinos but just wondered if that would appear odd or not the done thing.

hate all this old fogey rules
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

20 Aug 2010 16:26
Suit will be fine.
Dee
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11094 posts since 22/11/07

31 Aug 2010 11:21
the gong shot Cool

http://everyshotimaginable.com/
andymakesglasses
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20146 posts since 26/1/06

1 Oct 2010 11:21
Carnoustie's tea hut up for sale on eBay.


The Scotsman wrote: An iconic tea hut that has served many of the word's top golfers has been put up for sale on eBay - with a starting price of one penny.

The small wooden building has stood behind the tenth hole at Carnoustie Golf Course for more than 60 years and has provided refreshment for Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson and star golfers Ernie Els, Gary Player and Sam Torrance.

Bill Wharton, who has run the hut for the past 17 years, said yesterday: "The Americans love this place; so do the golfers. We've got a guest book here that is filled with top names from golf, including the last winner here, Padraig Harrington, as well as Els, Gary Player and Torrance.

"Samuel L Jackson comes here every time he plays the Dunhill, and he re-signs his signature on the wall to freshen it up."

The green-painted pinewood hut has been decorated over the years with hundreds of bag tags used by golfers and celebrities from around the world, but it is now being replaced with a more modern building.

Whoever buys the piece of golfing heritage, seen by millions on television coverage of Open Championships, will have to remove it from the famous course.

Mr Wharton wrote on the eBay auction website that he was sad Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee had voted to replace the building.

He wrote: "Situated behind the tenth green of the championship course is a modest wooden building which has made its own mark over the years - through the door of which countless golfing greats, sporting icons, and celebrities, have passed.

"A little bit of character, and quirkiness, will be lost to Carnoustie for all time; a detail that does not escape the notice of many local, and visiting, golfers. However, the course's loss can be your gain as the opportunity exists here to bid for this unique piece of golfing history and heritage."

The listing on the site adds that the green tea hut has a metal roof and "manages to keep the worst Carnoustie weather at bay".

It measures just 16 feet by eight feet, with its walls set on a concrete plinth. Its pine horizontal boards are supported at each corner with metal angle-iron posts.

The winning bidder must be able to collect the hut by Friday 22 October.

Earlier this year, golf's governing body, the Royal & Ancient (R&A), labelled current provision at Carnoustie "inadequate" and warned it could lose its right to host the Open Championship unless it improves its facilities.

Mr Wharton added: "The hut is an institution in the golfing fraternity everyone knows about it. It will be sad to see it go, but I just hope it goes to a good home."

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/news/Carnoustie39s-iconic-snack-hut-put.6559806.jp
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

6 Apr 2011 09:38
Masters starts tomorrow Smiling

anyone got any bets on?

I've took Donald (1.26), McDowell(1.46) and Els (1.76) all EW.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

6 Apr 2011 12:53
I'm gonna stick some cash on westwood i reckon
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

6 Apr 2011 13:00
He's had some big problems with his putting lately. He spent two hours on the green with his dad last week trying to correct it, plus his plane nearly crashed on the way to Augusta this week.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

7 Apr 2011 12:43
Yeah. His putting game has been pretty awful since the last masters. But a good outside bet i reckon as he is bound to win a masters.

I also have a few quid on Kaymar to be leading scorer after the first round.
Jimmy326
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4552 posts since 22/9/07

7 Apr 2011 12:47
I'm on Sean O'Hair and Brandt Snedecker for Top 10 finishes, and had a few quid on Tiger at 12's (regardless of form, he loves that course).
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

7 Apr 2011 13:18
eent wrote: I also have a few quid on Kaymar to be leading scorer after the first round.

Just before you place that bet, Kaymer hasn't made the cut at Augusta for the past six years Eye-wink Saying that i think he will this year. I've also put a fiver on Tiger to finish in the top 10 at pretty much evens.
DuffMan
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14249 posts since 21/2/07

8 Apr 2011 15:30
Why don't sky show any of the golf during the day?
themistake
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10498 posts since 20/2/06

8 Apr 2011 15:38
Red button
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

9 Apr 2011 11:16
I also stuck on some cash on McIroy at the start of the first round for round winner. He came in, but Quiros matched him so halved my winnings.

Westwood moving up the field, and woods looking good.

Watch out for the Koreans too.

Kaymar is shit
kid unknown
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5316 posts since 8/12/01

9 Apr 2011 11:31
That hoch putt from back in the day tho…
stoney
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17349 posts since 22/1/05

9 Apr 2011 19:27
going to stay in for this tonight, who has the best coverage, sky or the beeb ?