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    Today, 12:11
    I think flow of a course is very important. Another I would put on my bad list is Dougalston in Milngavie, north of Glasgow. Absolutely loads...
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    Today, 11:48
    Donald is injured. Monty is a better bet anyway. Still never lost a Ryder Cup singles in 8 matches! Albeit Payne Stewart halved the match with...
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    Today, 09:48
    Grant85 replied to a thread Flexible Membership in The Lounge
    https://www.nationalclubgolfer.com/news/golf-participation-statistics/ Interesting article that certainly confirms suspicions that Golf is not...
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    Today, 09:25
    Grant85 replied to a thread Flexible Membership in The Lounge
    Both factors are relative to each other. If you have the time, 1000 to 1500 for unlimited golf is great. If you are playing every other...
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    Today, 08:56
    Also good to see Stenson playing in the Wyndam. This is very much prioritising Ryder Cup over Fed Ex Cup. As he will probably end up not playing in...
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    Today, 08:54
    I wouldn't be adverse to much of that. But I think Pieters has a chance, purely because of his record in the last RC winning 4 points and playing...
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    Today, 08:05
    Never played Muirfield, or even attended for an Open. But could be a big difference in tees the Pro's play compared with the members. I was...
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    Today, 08:01
    I don't think there's anything wrong with stating your worst course and giving reasons. I wouldn't say that falls under bad mouthing. Although...
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    Today, 07:45
    I actually found this site via a google search last night... http://www.popeofslope.com/scotland/courseratings.html Which appears to list USGA...
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    Today, 07:38
    Grant85 replied to a thread fairway bunkers ... in The Lounge
    Definitely one area where Pro's have a massive advantage and many are happy to take on a fairway bunker knowing they will almost certainly still have...
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    Today, 07:28
    I think worst course is obviously relative as well. There will be places that you expect to be rubbish or in average condition. Cheap pay and...
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    Yesterday, 21:56
    Interesting on the course rating. I'd imagine the guys who do this will be busy over the next year as this will become a crucial point of the new...
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    Yesterday, 21:47
    I remember playing this hole at Clober GC that was up a steep hill off the tee to a blind hogs back fairway. There was a marker post at the top...
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    Yesterday, 21:40
    Fair enough but I did grow up on the West Coast of Scotland, in hillier surrounds.
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    Yesterday, 21:19
    Without choosing your home course, what is the best and worse course you have played and why? Best course - Nairn. An out and back links (with...
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    Yesterday, 21:03
    Grant85 replied to a thread Overdone it in The Lounge
    That's not daft at all. in reality, the practice hours of handicap golfers (those that do practice) are spent battering balls on a range rather...
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    Yesterday, 20:50
    I understand what they are and why they are in place. Also that it is important to have an even distribution of SI's throughout a round. Ideally...
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    Yesterday, 20:33
    Grant85 replied to a thread Yellow Pro V1 in The Lounge
    It's actually a bit strange how much everyone confirms to playing white balls. Surely makes sense for the most visible colour to be used. And...
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    Yesterday, 20:26
    Grant85 replied to a thread Overdone it in The Lounge
    I have no idea how you could hit so many balls. I have just been to hit 100 and found it really hard to focus. After hitting 2 or 3 good shots with a...
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    Yesterday, 14:53
    Grant85 replied to a thread Flexible Membership in The Lounge
    I appreciate there may not be a lot of loyalty about, but that's life. If your organisation / business / club is overly reliant on loyalty, then it...
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    Yesterday, 13:34
    Grant85 replied to a thread Flexible Membership in The Lounge
    I'm pretty sure that has not been the case for the past few decades with golf members and regular players steadily declining. Maybe it's not that...
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    Yesterday, 13:19
    Grant85 replied to a thread Flexible Membership in The Lounge
    I don't disagree with much of that and fully accept it would be a big change for a club who was well established and doing ok on the membership...
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    Yesterday, 13:04
    You know what they say about the early bird...
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    Yesterday, 11:05
    Grant85 replied to a thread Flexible Membership in The Lounge
    I agree that it is definitely a risk, but as I said, the solution is to increase golf participation. Too many clubs have gotten by on squeezing...
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    Yesterday, 09:56
    Surely you would need some competitions and some information to rate them, so the club would have to at least run competitions from different tees...
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    Yesterday, 09:53
    Obviously the Billy Horschel case is why they changed the process. But for the most part, there will not be a Billy Horschel making a run like that....
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    Yesterday, 08:36
    Fair enough. I guess it comes down to personal preference of that club or competition. And seems likely a lot of clubs have simply not rated their...
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    Yesterday, 08:32
    Probably I would not complete that hole, but I would definitely continue the rest of the round and hole out on all other holes and submit my card for...
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    Yesterday, 08:29
    Sorry I don't know the area, but I would recommend giving priority to the following; 1. How much you enjoy playing the course 2. The feeling /...
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    Yesterday, 08:21
    The American's have given themselves some problems with their selection process. 1st up, there's no need to select the top 8 so early. I guess...
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