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    Re: I played today and...(Rolling thread)

    Fantastic day's golf at Gleneagles courtesy of a lucky raffle win by my non-golf playing niece ... if Carlsberg made nieces..

    I got to invite 3 mates and we played the King's course in pretty...
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    Re: New courses this year?

    Gleneagles Kings course tomorrow which I've been looking forward to for 6 months now. :whoo:

    Had a lovely 18 holes at the 9 hole gem of Comrie in Perthshire last week. Great condition, welcoming...
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    Re: Best courses you've played?

    and once you get Muirfield ticked off you'll be even more spoilt for choice at the top ! :thup:
  4. Thread: Excited much?

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    Re: Excited much?

    Good innit? - nowhere quite like it.
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    Re: Why aren't exact handicaps used?

    Agreed, I see only upsides in adopting this. For most club competitions it could be automated no problem, for opens you'd need to write your exact handicap on the card but that would be worth it to...
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    Re: Best courses you've played?

    Not best, but three I'd be happiest to play again. In no particular order

    Muirfield
    Dornoch
    Old Course
  7. Thread: Practice

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    Re: Practice

    My wife signed up to 'Get intoGolf' at our club this year and now has a small circle of ladies who traipse off to the practice ground and have some group lessons together. This Friday night is the...
  8. Thread: Solheim Cup

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    Re: Solheim Cup

    Excellent win from Catriona :-) Tough as nails.
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    Re: Soft skills to lower your playing handicap

    As mcbroon said 'attitude', but this time to tough weather. If the wind is up or the rain is heavy and you can stay positive, you've already beat 50% of the field.
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    Re: North Berwick 2nd September anyone ?

    OK, Mr Quaker and the Captain it is then.

    cheers
    Ian
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    Re: USPGA Championship on BBC

    Change of tune... anyone else fed up seeing all these hugely talented players flubbing/chunking green side chips out of this silly rough? What has that got to do with identifying a champion?...
  12. Re: Pitching/chipping expectations & managing them

    I play a related but different game in practice. Take your 12 chips and then try and hole the putts. Keep track of how often you get up and down and have that as your target to improve. It has the...
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    North Berwick 2nd September anyone ?

    Makaveli and I are playing the West Links at 15.00 on Saturday the 2nd of September as part of his dash around Scotland. That means there are 2 more guest slots available if anyone would care to join...
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    Re: How far do I need to be able to hit it?

    I'd bet Jordan Spieth could get round most of the courses we play on using a 9 iron and a putter in just a few over par.
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    Re: Is there a way for SSS to be assessed?

    Until this year our SSS was 72 and CSS very often rose to 73. This season, after a re-rating SSS rose to 73 and in most comps this year CSS has (unsurprisingly) remained at 73. In very benign...
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    Re: What goes in what pocket

    tees, ball marker, pitchmark repairer in right hand pocket.
    Scorecard & pencil in back right pocket or on trolley.
    when putting, glove in left hand front or back pocket or on the trolley...
  17. Re: F/S Nike Vapor Pro Driver Diamana S+ 60 stiff shaft

    bump
  18. Thread: Wtb. Driver????

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    Re: Wtb. Driver????

    Nike vapor pro stiff Diamana stiff shaft.

    Titleist 907 also stiff shafted.
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    Re: East Renfrewshire - new course photos

    Very nice :-)
  20. Thread: Weather forecasts

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    Re: Weather forecasts

    I mainly look at the BBC forecast online and find pretty consistently that is errs on the poor weather side a few days out. The forecast often improves (in the sense that there is more sunshine and...
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    Re: Against the spirit of the game?

    Young Miss Moon won't make that mistake again.
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    Re: I played today and...(Rolling thread)

    More a post about NOT playing today grr. Stuck overnight in Exeter as my flight home yesterday was cancelled after 5 hours waiting in the airport. Bussed to hotel and up at 4.30 but still won't make...
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    Re: How often do you make eagle?

    Just two in 5 years since starting playing regularly again and both within about 6 weeks of each other. First one was a chip-in 2 over the wall at 'The Pit' (13th) , and the second a long range putt...
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    Re: I played today and...(Rolling thread)

    Hi Karen,

    The rough is mid-way up, many places are certain death and even just off the second cut can be pretty ball-swallowing. Not as bad as Muirfield though. You straight-hitting, low...
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    Re: I played today and...(Rolling thread)

    Played last night in the 3rd round of the Gullane 'Ladies' Cup and managed to squeak home on the 18th. First time in a while I haven't got soaked playing golf.

    The Ladies Cup is a straight...
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