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Good video Solly4u.Fancy hitting the ball 300yrds at 14. Quite a feat really, as i doubt he had use of Titanium in his bag..Funny how his father went into reverse mode with his short game. Pretty advanced way of thinking for 20 years ago. Never knew his Mother was from Thailand...Explains his Buddist "mind over matter" approach to being a winner.
if you have seen the footwear that is involved. from after the first set of 18 rounds is played in high season the course is in tatters. if you want something that is a challenge where the ball doesn't hop and skip about the course further round the coast have a better chance of being a more enjoyable championship. we must find something that will have the open played on better grounds in scotland
the old course should be changed. the nostalgia of the old course has faded. when you see what's around the actual view on course is only passable from the 1st 17th and 18th. there is nothing tricky about the course accept course conditions. nothing picturesque regarding the state of play and scenery. the ware and tare that the old course gets too is absolutely shocking.
105 your slip is showing
That was a very comprehensive report thelmasknees. Thanks.Nice video on Tiger as a 14 yr old...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dHjdiT6wgA
@9 Obviously you're just a jealous Englishman
I agree all courses need freshening up from time to time, even the Old Course. The key is retaining the magic for everyone pro or amateur, as someone else has commented.What private clubs membership criteria has to do with re-designing the old course I am not sure.
Assuming these changes stiffen the test whilst keeping the magic, they are a good thing. More than that, they're essential. The Old Course must develop. If it doesn't it will soon be unsuitable to host the Open. It's only borderline now.
instead of faffing about with the old course, dawson should address 'the men only' policy of the next open venue, muirfield. the honourable company of edinburgh golfers should be told that they can do what they like with their club, but if they want to host the open, they have to change. how the r and a can even contemplate staging a tournament there is beyond belief.
I think Dawson's leadership needs severe scrutiny. There's not been a decent finish to an Open since he took over in 2001. Where are the excitement, birdie-filled Final Rounds with the big guns vying for the Championship? Dawson's favourite Open? 1977? 1984? 1988? 1993? NO! 2000.That should tell you all you need to know: tinkering with the rough, the tees, impossible pin positions...
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