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Offline Arsenal

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O.P. « 2018-Oct-02, 07:50 PM »
ONE BALL SAM HERE’S something to chew on next time you hesitantly open your wallet for a dozen new golf balls. When Sam Snead won the 1945 LA Open he used one golf ball for the entire tournament. That’s right, one golf ball for all four rounds. “You couldn’t get a ball then,” Snead said of the rubber shortage. “I was paying $100 a dozen.” Bing Crosby (American singer and actor) gave me a ball, a Spalding Dot, and I played it throughout the tournament. “The cover was loose, but it kept going.

Quite incredible that Sam Snead could go 72 holes using a Spalding Hot Dot ......they're still around but are generally regarded as "rocks"


http://www.insidegolf.com.au/read-inside-golf-online/inside-golf-october-2018-issue-online/


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Offline wily ole dog

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« 2018-Oct-02, 09:43 PM Reply #1 »
What’s considered the best ball?

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« 2018-Oct-03, 07:34 PM Reply #2 »
Titleist is marketed as the number 1# ball and is favoured by most of the pros....Tiger uses Bridgestone ...Phil Callaway ...many pros are paid to use the sponsor's product ....for hackers like me the low compression balls are best Srixon soft feel.... Callaway supersoft or chrome are very good  most balls these days are pretty good...even those I find in the creek scrub up pretty well. :thumbsup:

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« 2018-Oct-03, 09:12 PM Reply #3 »
Titleist is marketed as the number 1# ball and is favoured by most of the pros....Tiger uses Bridgestone ...Phil Callaway ...many pros are paid to use the sponsor's product ....for hackers like me the low compression balls are best Srixon soft feel.... Callaway supersoft or chrome are very good  most balls these days are pretty good...even those I find in the creek scrub up pretty well. :thumbsup:

I've only hit Z Stars, but they are like rocks, I hate them.  Partial to Prov 1x's or TP5.  I saw some SEED balls in the Golf Clearance Outlet and they have some pretty good reviews on them.  Might be my next ball once I run out of the ones in my bag now.

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« 2018-Oct-03, 09:47 PM Reply #4 »
bit of a hacker myself , but I like Callaway chrome soft
2nd hand from Golf warehouse
4 doz for $68 free post
I also got 100 B quality Titleist Prov 1x for $134
not so good , most went in the bush or the water  lol
( all jokes aside the quality wasn't the same , as expected )

overall for a hacker like me , the 2nd hand CCS  are very good value when you play a course like mine
front 9 all bush , 2nd 9 all water

hope this helps 

google my course if you wish ?

Pacific Dunes Medowie / Port Stephens 
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« 2018-Oct-03, 09:59 PM Reply #5 »
www.pacificdunes.com.au

hopefully this works    lol

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« 2018-Oct-03, 10:43 PM Reply #7 »
let me know Arsenal ?

thanks mate 

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« 2018-Oct-04, 09:28 AM Reply #8 »
Rats, I tried to get on recently but they were booked out. Ended up playing at Nelson Bay
Very enjoyable course especially with all the Roos lounging around.
It was in great nick :thumbsup:

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« 2018-Oct-04, 12:58 PM Reply #9 »
www.pacificdunes.com.au

hopefully this works    lol

Wouldn't mind living there but perhaps a bit in the boonies.

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« 2018-Oct-04, 05:43 PM Reply #10 »
An ugly scene on Friday morning at the Ryder Cup, when a woman in the gallery at Le Golf National was hit in the face with a tee shot from Brooks Koepka, has taken a grim turn. Corine Remande, a 49-year-old from Egypt, told Agence France-Presse that she has lost sight in her right eye as a result of the accident.

“It happened so fast, I didn’t feel any pain when I was hit,” Remande told the press agency. “I didn’t feel like the ball had struck my eye and then I felt the blood start to pour.”
The result, she said, was a fracture in the right eye-socket and damage directly to the eye, which doctors, according to Remande, could not repair.

Remande was in the gallery on the par-4 sixth hole during the morning four-ball session, when Koepka, paired with Tony Finau in the first match, pulled his drive. Koepka and others on the tee yelled to alert spectators of the errant shot, but with the massive galleries in attendance (an estimated 50,000 spectators on Friday), the warning cries may well have been for naught.

RELATED: Brooks Koepka still shaken after hitting spectator at Ryder Cup

Koepka at first was unaware that anyone was hit until he got closer to his ball. Once there, he saw volunteers attending to Remande, covering her face to contain the bleeding. Koepka was visibly shaken by what happened, apologizing to Remande and signing a golf glove for her as he tried to check on her condition.

“You feel terrible for them,” Koepka said later on Friday. “You know exactly how they are feeling, especially when you’ve got to go over there and apologize, because they are in pain, usually bleeding, and then to hit her in the face is not—you don’t want to hit anybody in the face, especially not a woman, and it’s not a good feeling.”

Remande said that she is considering taking legal action against tournament organizers to help cover her medical costs. In the AFP story, she criticized officials for not making contact with her after the incident and claimed there was no warning from officials that an ball was coming toward the gallery.

On Tuesday, the tournament released a statement: “It is distressing to hear that someone might suffer long term consequences from a ball strike.

“The spectator hit by a ball at the sixth hole during Friday’s play was treated by first responders immediately and taken to hospital. We have been in communication with the family involved, starting with the immediate on-course treatment and thereafter to provide support, helping with the logistics of repatriation, including providing a transfer for the family from Paris to Lyon. We will continue to offer support for as long as necessary.

“Ball strikes are an occasional hazard for spectators but this kind of incident is extremely rare. We can confirm that ‘fore’ was shouted several times but also appreciate how hard it can be to know when and where every ball is struck if you are in the crowd. We are hugely sympathetic and will do everything we can to support the spectator, insofar as that is possible under very difficult circumstances.”

UPDATE, Tues., 10/2, 3:15 p.m.
Upon learning about Remande's worsened condition, Koepka commented about the accident on his Instagram account: ENDS

This will be settled on a confidential basis insurance should cover her claim it  would have to be substantial settlement to compensate her for losing the sight of one eye...very dangerous the way galleries crowd the fairways these pro golfers hit very hard .....some years ago in separate incidents  two  Pacific Golf Club Members suffered loss of vision in an eye after being hit by  a ball...... one was unlucky in that HIH the Insurer went belly up and he had to wait until the Federal guvment stepped in and paid him out ..the other guy who caddied on the Tour received his payout fairly quickly....I'm not aware of how much either received .... but the most tragic case was the one at Magnetic Island where the player suffered catastrophic injuries but wasn't covered by any insurance.

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« 2018-Oct-04, 08:59 PM Reply #11 »
Rats, I tried to get on recently but they were booked out. Ended up playing at Nelson Bay
Very enjoyable course especially with all the Roos lounging around.
It was in great nick :thumbsup:

I was a member there years ago , nice course
PM me if you ever make it back , I will organize a round for you . (Pacific Dunes)

cheers Ray

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« 2018-Oct-04, 09:00 PM Reply #12 »
Wouldn't mind living there but perhaps a bit in the boonies.

30 minutes from Newcastle and 90 minutes to Sydney
boonies  lol

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« 2018-Oct-05, 07:13 AM Reply #13 »
By Ben Alberstadt (ben.alberstadt@golfwrx.com)

October 4, 2018
 
Good Thursday morning, golf fans. The shortest off season in professional sports is over. 
 
1. Likely little legal recourse for spectator hit by Koepka

USA Today's Steve DiMeglio reports on what's likely to be the unfortunate reality for Corine Remande.
•   "The reason it is so hard to even get this in front of a jury is because in most states, there's an assumption of risk defense in these types of cases," said Marc Diller, a Boston-based lawyer who sued the Boston Red Sox on behalf of a fan injured by a foul ball. "Any patron who goes to a golf match or a baseball game assumes the risks of those hazards. Those known risks, for baseball, would be foul balls. At a professional golf tournament, it's errant golf balls."
•   "Legal experts told USA TODAY Sports had such an incident happened in the U.S., Remande would be hard pressed to even get the case to trial -- let alone win a verdict. Each state has its own laws that govern personal injury and in some jurisdictions merely warning fans of danger - including in the small print on tickets - is enough to thwart litigation." 
•   "In the U.S., the law is pretty clear," Chicago-based attorney Robert Clifford said. "Being on a golf course - either as a player or spectator - there's an obvious danger."
Any legal experts on the French justice system care to weigh in? I assume the guillotine is no longer in vogue?  ENDS

This wouldn't be the case in Australia exception being the Magnetic Island incident where the unfortunate victim Mr Ollier was brain damaged by an errant golf ball and although awarded $2.6M damages the defendant Mr Shanahan did not own a home and didn't have home owners' personal liability cover 
Quite amazing that the US legal opinions are that it's every man or woman for themselves......whether France where the incident happened is the same is unknown....but you would think there would be  public liability insurance to compensate the unfortunate victim Ms Corine Remande for losing the sight in her eye perhaps Brooks Kopeka will have some sympathy and make an effort to   compensate Ms Remande who looks very nice even with a plaster over her eye.

Ollier's case decision upheld on appeal $2.6M award.

https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2004/QCA04-137.pdf

Koepka says that he reached out to Remande on Tuesday event “to see how things were going” but had not yet heard back from her. “I look forward to speaking with her today, or over the next few days, whatever it might be,” he said. “I just want to have a conversation with her. No one feels worse about this than I do. It’s a tragic accident. I’m heartbroken, and all messed up inside. It’s sad, and I really am torn up about it. She’s not going to be able to see out of her eye ever again. All because I hit a golf ball. This is definitely the one shot in my career that I am going to regret.”

Show her some green Brookes you've got plenty.


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« 2018-Oct-15, 06:20 PM Reply #15 »
All the way win to Eddie Pepperell in the British Masters at Walton Heath a miserable day weather wise and it looks an ordinary course ......he got home by 2 strokes from Swede Bjork.....  great to see Eddie win  I've followed him for the past two years....he played some wonderful shots and nice little earn about $960K AUD during the second or third round after he holed out one person in the gallery clapped so he gave him his lob wedge how good is that. :no1:

 http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2018/tournamentid=2018082/news/newsid=359346.html

https://www.golfchannel.com/video/pepperell-hangs-win-sky-sports-british-masters/

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2018/tournamentid=2018082/leaderboard/index.html#/results


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« 2018-Nov-01, 08:25 AM Reply #16 »
Subject: NEW GOLF RULES 2019 | The 20 Most Important CHANGES

https://youtu.be/chPOtfLUHC0


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« 2018-Nov-01, 07:20 PM Reply #17 »
Had a game at the wonderful Stonecutters Ridge yesterday. Lovely course  :thumbsup:

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« 2018-Nov-02, 07:41 AM Reply #18 »
Living in Melbourne, the sport's capital of Australia, I am off to the World Cup of Golf at Metropolitan later this month, then the Presidents Cup in December at Royal Melbourne .

What with Cup Week, the Boxing Day test, the Australian Open tennis in January what more could a sports fan want over spring / summer ?

Sorry, I forgot, the start of the Sydney-Hobart boat race . :)

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« 2018-Nov-02, 08:49 AM Reply #19 »
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Living in Melbourne, the sport's capital of Australia, I am off to the World Cup of Golf at Metropolitan later this month, then the Presidents Cup in December at Royal Melbourne .

What with Cup Week, the Boxing Day test, the Australian Open tennis in January what more could a sports fan want over spring / summer ?

Sorry, I forgot, the start of the Sydney-Hobart boat race . :)

Queensland weather is the only thing missing beautiful one day perfect the next.  :no1:

Shouldn't forget Melbourne's African gangs.

Giddy Up :beer:
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« 2018-Nov-02, 07:32 PM Reply #20 »
Great video

If grounding a club in a hazard (penalty area) will be permitted under the 2019 rule changes it makes no sense to penalise same in a bunker especially as you can now remove 'stuff' from bunkers and penalty areas.  I am not sure why you can't use a chain saw when convenient to do so.

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« 2018-Nov-03, 03:02 PM Reply #21 »
Yep great video

I note they still haven't legalized the tree iron.

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« 2018-Nov-03, 03:07 PM Reply #22 »
It is in Irish jwh

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« 2018-Nov-03, 07:42 PM Reply #23 »
I think the looking for a ball reduced from 5 minutes to 3 will be an issue I've never seen anyone time the current 5 minute prescription.

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« 2018-Nov-07, 07:30 AM Reply #24 »


The LPGA Tour has had its fair share of drama in recent years when it comes to rules infractions, and on Saturday at the LPGA Q-Series at Pinehurst Resort, a truly curious incident occurred, which resulted in a disqualification.

Doris Chen, the 2014 NCAA individual champion at USC, and the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion, was the player in question. She was deemed to have breached rule 15-3b after she played a ball that had gone out of bounds and then was moved back in bounds by “an outside agency.” The incident occurred on the 17th hole during Friday’s seventh round at the No. 7 course.

 According to reports from Golf Channel and Golfweek, it was Chen’s mother, Yuh-Guey Lin, who moved the ball back in bounds. :o

Speaking with GolfDigest.com on Sunday morning, Chen stated that she was unaware that the ball had been out of bounds, believing that the ball had been kicked from a bad lie to a good lie. Thinking that she was allowed to play the ball as it lies, Chen claimed that after her round she was then informed that the ball had been out of bounds.

“My caddie and I didn’t see anything happen. We were looking for the ball. I didn’t see the ball move. It was just what the homeowner said, In my mind, I thought I was just supposed to play the ball as it lied. … I realize now I should have called for a rules official to investigate.”

When asked if she had spoken to her mother after the round and whether or not it had been her that moved the ball, Chen stated that if it was indeed her, then it was an accident, before taking responsibility for the incident.

“She (Chen’s mother) told me that she didn’t and she doesn’t know. And if she did, it may be by accident and she wasn’t aware. What I would like to say is that it was a misunderstanding. It was a stressful week and not my intention for any of it to happen. I was not directly involved in any way, but I take the responsibility and accept the ruling. I was not trying to cheat and I am not a cheater.”

Regarding the decision to disqualify Chen, the LPGA released a statement clarifying just what Chen had done wrong, stating:  “Ms Chen and her caddie were made aware that the ball had been moved. Doris elected to play the ball, which was a wrong ball by definition, from its altered lie. Ms. Chen did not correct her error before teeing off on the next hole, thus resulting in the DQ penalty.”

At the time of her disqualification, Chen was placed T74 at 14-over par and six strokes out of 45th place. The top 45 finishers and ties at the end of the eight-round event earned LPGA Tour cards for 2019

Reached for comment on Sunday morning, Chen told GolfDigest.com she was searching for her ball farther up the hole when somebody in the gallery spotted it. Chen said that someone told her that a person had kicked the ball. Chen says that at the time the person did not say the ball had been moved from being out of bounds to in bounds, only that the ball had gone from a good lie to a bad lie. Chen says she thought she could play the ball as it lies, and so she continued on and finished the hole, along with the 18th. It was then, she said, that rules officials talked with her about the situation, informing her at that time that the ball was out of bounds.

“My caddie and I didn’t see anything happen. We were looking for the ball. I didn’t see the ball move,” Chen said. “It was just what the homeowner said. … In my mind, I thought I was just supposed to play the ball as it lied. … I realize now I should have called for a rules official to investigate.” laid not lied (sic)

When asked if she spoke with her mother about whether she had moved the ball, Chen said: “She told me that she didn’t and she doesn’t know. And if she did, it may be by accident and she wasn’t aware.”

Chen added: “What I would like to say is that it was a misunderstanding. It was a stressful week and not my intention for any of it to happen. I was not directly involved in any way, but I take the responsibility and accept the ruling.

“I was not trying to cheat and I am not a cheater.”

Chen, 25, had been tied for 74th in the 102-player field after the sixth round at 14 over par, six strokes out of 45th place. The top 45 finishers and ties at the conclusion of the inaugural eight-round event earned LPGA Tour cards for 2019.

Since turning pro in 2015, Chen has played three seasons on the Symetra Tour, having earned $12,050. In 2018, she made only one cut in 12 events, earning $643. She reached Q-Series after finishing T-24 at Stage II of qualifying in Venice, Fla.

UPDATE: Chen's caddie for the event, Alex Valer, has disputed his player's story. Valer told GolfChannel.com that it was Chen's mom who found the ball, not a spectator. He also said the homeowner immediately identified Chen's mom as the person who had moved the ball.

Valer, a caddie on the LPGA and Symetra Tours, added that he told Chen to consult with a rules official and warned her that if she didn't, she might be disqualified. Instead, he says Chen didn't listen and even told him to "keep quiet about the details of what happened," but he didn't when questioned by LPGA officials.

“It’s a mess,” Valer said. “Doris did the wrong thing. I’m just trying to do the right thing, to be fair to all those players at Q-Series who have worked so hard for a whole year.”


Caddy didn't keep MUM neither should Chan .


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