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« 2019-Mar-10, 11:12 AM Reply #75 »
Just got back from playing both the Lost Farm & the Dunes @ Barnbougle.
2 cracking good courses :thumbsup:

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« 2019-Mar-26, 05:23 PM Reply #77 »
One of my golfing mates sent me this email a new style of putter S7K a mallet style graphite shaft mid size grip stands upright behind the ball very long winded commercial cut to the cost $129USD about $181AUD plus GST and freight worth a look if you believe the spiel.

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« 2019-Mar-27, 07:14 PM Reply #78 »
What a load of rubbish - having said that a friend of mine might love the putter because he lines up the putter head and then stands behind it to check the direction before taking his final stance. Another friend who has a had several strokes (of the medical kind) has one of the best putting strokes I have seen from a hacker - just so smooth through the swing. 

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« 2019-Apr-01, 08:39 AM Reply #79 »

Golf Digest recounts some of the late Dan Jenkins stories on some of the great golf matches he witnessed during his long the Jack Nicklaus v Bobby Jones match he wrote” Jack conceded the 16th after he inadvertently caused his ball to move in the rough while picking away a leaf just behind it. No one else saw it happen. “That was sporting of you, Jack,” Jones said on the way to the 17th tee. Replied Jack: “Bob, it’s like you said—you might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank.”

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« 2019-Apr-15, 10:26 AM Reply #80 »
Tiger is the GOAT

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« 2019-Apr-15, 07:53 PM Reply #81 »
Mmm, not sure about that but he was certainly given a leg up by the others today.

He was very smart with his shot selection on the back nine

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« 2019-Jun-09, 08:02 PM Reply #82 »
BRISBANE’S Victoria Park golf course will be closed down to make way for the city’s biggest public park in over half a century.

The Sunday Mail can reveal Brisbane City Council will transform the inner-city golf course into a 45ha green sanctuary, complete with water features, woodlands and gardens.

The new park, dubbed the Victoria Park Vision, will be the second biggest in Brisbane when completed, behind the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, and will be more than double the size of the City Botanic Gardens.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said council would consider a range of ¬opportunities for the new mega-park, including pop-up cinemas, markets and “revolutionary” play areas for all ages.

“Council will involve the community in every step of this planning process and will hold forums and public consultation as well as engage experts to create the best design for this green space,” he said.

 Brisbane’s Victoria Park golf course will be transformed.

“The Victoria Park Vision will double the size of the existing park and deliver a green link that boosts the connectivity of the city fringe, including Kelvin Grove, Herston, Bowen Hills and the Brisbane showgrounds.”

Cr Schrinner also pointed to other examples of inner-city parklands, such as Central Park in New York City and Hyde Park in London, which are home to free attractions and hundreds of trees.

The council will allocate $1 million to the park in their upcoming budget and will begin work on the project in 2021, when the existing golf course will be permanently closed.

The golf course site is entirely owned by the council and patronage numbers have decreased by about 16 per cent over the past eight years.

 Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has shared the Victoria Park Vision. Pictu Jamie Hanson

Cr Schrinner said council would work with the current tenants to ensure the popular driving range, putt-putt course, wedding venue and function centre are part of the new parkland.

“People love and value the existing putt putt course and driving range, with more than 180,000 people using these facilities in the past financial year,” he said.

The council said work was already under way to improve access to the park, where car parking is available.

“Both lines of the high-frequency Brisbane Metro will transport passengers directly to the parkland via the Herston and Kelvin Grove stations in the future,” Cr Schrinner told The Sunday Mail.


Another golf course gone Council owns St Lucia golf course and is developing a new one out Carina way Minnippi Parklands I believe it's called. North Lakes a privately owned course in the outer suburbs closer to Redcliffe than Brisbane is also being sold for housing residents who purchased property in the suburb to be close to the golf course are trying to fight the sale but IMO have the job in front of them which is a pity .......recently some members of PGC resigned to buy property and join Gainsborough Greens golf course down the Pacific Motorway where tradffic is a nightmare ......this may turn out  to be a risky move if the course owners decide there's more money in land sales than operating a golf club.

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« 2019-Jun-09, 08:43 PM Reply #83 »
As usual some half wit who has been the Mayor for three weeks tries to expunge decades of history. Given that most of South Eastern Queenslands' local Government Councils have been found corrupt it beggars belief if the CMC are not all over this nonsense. At the very least the Local Government Minister (and we know who he is ) should intervene and tell this imbecile to but out , until at the very least someone votes for him.

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« 2019-Jun-09, 08:57 PM Reply #84 »
Unfortunately with some of the new housing estates having courses built in, some councils are moving away from public or green fees getting higher and higher.

As kids who used to play a few sports, we would play some of the public courses in Sydney with our second hand clubs.

Nowadays, most councils realise upkeep is expensive and land can be used for other purposes which benefits all communities.

No winners either way and a lot of tradition or culture is removed. I fear most public golf courses will go the way of the bowling clubs in the next 20 year’s especially in Sydney and Melbourne.

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« 2019-Jun-10, 06:23 PM Reply #85 »
The problem with some public courses in Melbourne is the demographic - no teenagers - just grey heads and the like. 

Yarra Bend has a younger demographic than Waverley or Morack and now has a car park with heaps of German branded cars.  I reckon the working class players of  years ago would turn in their graves if they visited the Yarra Bend car park.   The car parks at Waverley and Morack also have  a good number of German branded cars - too much money in Melbourne!. 

My guess is Freeway (ex Camberwell  even though it was never in that suburb) will probably end up as 9 holes once the north south link freeway is built unless the neighbouring council tips in some land to keep it at 18 holes.  Freeway has much better fairways and greens than Yarra Bend. 


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« 2019-Jun-17, 05:02 PM Reply #86 »
Pay Day At Pebble Beach.....Gary Woodland all the way.
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U.S. Open 2019: Here's the prize money payout for each golfer at Pebble Beach
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PEBBLE BEACH — A month ago the USGA announced that it was increasing the prize money payout for the U.S. Open to $12.5 million overall, with winner Gary Woodland receiving $2.25 million for his effort. This matches the purse at the Players Championship as the most lucrative tournament on the PGA Tour, and keeps the USGA’s marquee event ahead of the other three majors in terms of big-money paydays. (Masters, $11.5 million; PGA Championship, $11 million; Open Championship $10.5 million)

It’s not, however, until you break down the amount of money doled out for all the spots in the field that the largesse comes into full focus. Simply consider how much some notable past U.S. Open champions made when they won their titles and then look at what the players will be taking in this week, and the disparity is striking.

When Horace Rawlins won the inaugural championship in 1895, he claimed $150. Last place on Sunday will earn, $21,229, or 141 times what Rawlins made.

Since World War II, here’s how much some of the notable winners have earned for their victories:

1950: Ben Hogan at Merion, $4,000
1960: Arnold Palmer at Cherry Hills, $14,400
1962: Jack Nicklaus at Oakmont, $15,000
1973: Johnny Miller at Oakmont, $35,000
1982: Tom Watson at Pebble Beach,$60,000
1992: Tom Kite at Pebble Beach, $275,000
2000: Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach, $800,000
2010: Graeme McDowell at Pebble Beach, $1.35 million
And consider the career U.S. Open earnings of some of the game’s all-time greats. Jack Nicklaus, in 44 U.S. Open starts, made $363,955, slightly more than the player who finishes in eighth place will earn just this week. Arnold Palmer, in 32 U.S. Open starts, made $112,119.50. Finish 23rd on Sunday, and you’ve made more. Ben Hogan’s career U.S. Open earnings ($32,651.66) get beat by the 47th-place finisher.

Long story short: They played for a lot of loot this weekend. And here is how much everybody who made the cut earned:

Win: Gary Woodland, -13, $2,250,000
2: Brooks Koepka, -10, $1,350,000
T-3: Xander Schauffele, -7, $581,872
T-3: Jon Rahm, -7, $581,872
T-3: Chez Reavie, -7, $581,872
T-3: Justin Rose, -7, $581,872
T-7: Adam Scott, -6, $367,387
T-7: Louis Oosthuizen, -6, $367,387
T-9: Henrik Stenson, -5, $288,715
T-9: Chesson Hadley, -5, $288,715
T-9: Rory McIlroy, -5, $288,715
T-12: Viktor Hovland, -4, Amateur
T-12: Matt Fitzpatrick, -4, $226,609
T-12: Matt Wallace, -4, $226,609
T-12: Danny Willett, -4, $226,609
RELATED: The biggest story at Pebble Beach was the one that didn't happen

T-16: Webb Simpson, -3, $172,455
T-16: Francesco Molinari, -3, $172,455
T-16: Byeong Hun An, -3, $172,455
T-16: Graeme McDowell, -3, $172,455
T-16: Matt Kuchar, -3, $172,455
T-21: Paul Casey, -2, $117,598
T-21: Alex Prugh, -2, $117,598
T-21: Tiger Woods, -2, $117,598
T-21: Jason Day, -2, $117,598
T-21: Tyrrell Hatton, -2, $117,598
T-21: Hideki Matsuyama, -2, $117,598
T-21: Patrick Cantlay, -2, $117,598
RELATED: The Sunday-at-Pebble-Beach Diary: Gary Woodland and the Magical Scrambles

T-28: Sepp Straka, -1, $86,071
T-28: Shane Lowry, -1, $86,071
T-28: Jim Furyk, -1, $86,071
T-28: Nate Lashley, -1, $86,071
T-32: Marcus Kinhult, E, $72,928
T-32: Patrick Reed, E, $72,928
T-32: Billy Horschel, E, $72,928
T-35: Aaron Wise, +1, $57,853
T-35: Bryson DeChambeau, +1, $57,853
T-35: Collin Morikawa, +1, $57,853
T-35: Martin Kaymer, +1, $57,853
T-35: Jason Dufner, +1, $57,853
T-35: Marc Leishman, +1, $57,853
T-35: Dustin Johnson, +1, $57,853
T-35: Brandon Wu, +1, Amateur
T-43: Andrew Putnam, +2, $41,500
T-43: Rory Sabbatini, +2, $41,500
T-43: Erik Van Rooyen, +2, $41,500
T-43: Tom Hoge, +2, $41,500
T-43: Rickie Fowler, +2, $41,500
T-43: Nick Taylor, +2, $41,500
RELATED: The clubs that Gary Woodland used to win at Pebble Beach

T-49: Kevin Kisner, +3, $31,385
T-49: Daniel Berger, +3, $31,385
T-49: Abraham Ancer, +3, $31,385
T-52: Phil Mickelson, +4, $27,181
T-52: Charles Howell III, +4, $27,181
T-52: Carlos Ortiz, +4, $27,181
T-52: Sergio Garcia, +4, $27,181
T-52: Haotong Li, +4, $27,181
T-52: Scott Piercy, +4, $27,181
T-58: Charlie Danielson, +5, $25,350
T-58: Zach Johnson, +5, $25,350
T-58: Andy Pope, +5, $25,350
T-58: Adri Arnaus, +5, $25,350
T-58: Harris English, +5, $25,350
T-58: Emiliano Grillo, +5, $25,350
T-58: Chandler Eaton, +5, Amateur
T-65: Justin Walters, +6, $23,851
T-65: Kyle Stanley, +6, $23,851
T-65: Brian Stuard, +6, $23,851
T-65: Rafa Cabrera Bello, +6, $23,851
T-65: Tommy Fleetwood, +6, $23,851
T-65: Jordan Spieth, +6, $23,851
71: Rhys Enoch, +7, $22,977
T-72: Cameron Smith, +8, $22,353
T-72: Luke Donald, +8, $22,353
T-72: Clement Sordet, +8, $22,353
T-72: Billy Hurley III, +8, $22,353
76: Bernd Wiesberger, +10, $21,728
77: Brandt Snedeker, +11, $21,478
78: Chip McDaniel, +13, $21,224
79: Michael Thorbjornsen, +20, Amateur
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« 2019-Jun-17, 05:27 PM Reply #87 »
Exceptional performance from Woodland. Thought Brooks was a tad unlucky in that he shaved the hole on quite a few birdie putts

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« 2019-Jun-17, 06:13 PM Reply #88 »
Quite interesting how some of the golfers that people were thinking could win a few have not won a major or two in a year.

Spieth and Mcilroy have won 3 and 4 majors but none at least for a couple of years.

Reed, Walker, Day, Duffner, Johnson, Scott, Rose etc have yet to add to their tally.

Again emphasises how hard it is to play consistently over 4 rounds to win a major without the pressure.

Kopeka has done remarkably well over the past few years to win 4.

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« 2019-Jun-17, 06:40 PM Reply #89 »

Kopeka has done remarkably well over the past few years to win 4.

Hasn't he ever.

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« 2019-Jun-17, 07:54 PM Reply #90 »
Quite interesting how some of the golfers that people were thinking could win a few have not won a major or two in a year.

Spieth and Mcilroy have won 3 and 4 majors but none at least for a couple of years.

Golfs got a lot of instances of that happening. In the past  the likes of Woosnam, Lyle, Nick Price, Curtis Strange & a few others looked like they had the majors by the scruff of the neck but didn’t.

It takes massive talent to lead the world rankings for more than a twinkling and combine majors with it.

Faldo managed it

Personally I never fell for the hype around Rory, & Speith
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« 2019-Jun-17, 09:26 PM Reply #91 »
I think Golf is the best leveller in sport. One mistake over 270-290 swings could be the difference between a win and an also ran.

The concentration, the physical expectations to hit the targets, slope of the green, wind factor etc makes it one of the toughest mental tests  in sport.

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« 2019-Jul-04, 10:36 AM Reply #92 »
It takes a village: How to improve at golf
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FRom the Movie TIN CUP


Roy: I’m catching it on the hosel, right?
Romeo: Yeah right, right, right.
Roy: Moving my head?
Romeo: Yeah
Roy: I’m laying it off?
Romeo: Well that too.
Roy: I’m pronating.
Romeo: Well you’re not supinating.
Roy: I’m clearin too early, I’m clearin too late. My God, my swing feels like an unfoldin lawn chair!
Romeo: All right…take all your change and put it in your left-hand pocket. Go on, do it Roy.
Roy: All right
Romeo: Alright now, tie your…left shoe in a double knot.
Roy: Tie my left shoe?
Romeo: Right now Roy, do it! Turn the hat around backwards. Turn your hat around. Do it, Roy! Now take this tee and stick it …[pause] …behind your left ear.
Roy: Stick it…I look like a fool!
Romeo: Well what the hell you think you look like shootin them chili peppers up Lee Janzen’s ass? And you do it right now or I swear to God I’m gonna quit. I swear to God I’ll quit.
Roy: All right
Romeo: All Right, good. Now, Take this little ball, and hit it the hell up the fairway. You’re ready…[sigh]
[Roy hits the ball straight]
Roy: How’d I do that?
Romeo: Because you’re not thinking about shankin, you’re not thinkin about the Doctor Lady. You’re not thinking period. You’re just looking like a FOOL!, and you’re hitting the ball pure and simple…
Roy: That’s it?
Romeo: Yeah, That’s it. Your BRAIN was getting in the way.

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« 2019-Jul-10, 04:08 PM Reply #93 »
This is the first year when the British Open is the last major.

I can see the benefits of it but takes a bit of time to get used to.

I think in the long run, the British Open will be even better for it.

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« 2019-Jul-11, 09:42 AM Reply #94 »

Eddie Pepperell hits par 3 green with a putter, then snaps putter in half during 14 Club Challenge
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In case you haven't heard, the European Tour is really good at the whole content thing. Case in point, the tour's latest "14 Club Challenge" video featuring New Zealand's Ryan Fox and England's Eddie Pepperell, who can make just about any situation more entertaining with his presence.
But rather than pranking fellow countryman Matt Wallace or leading a "Content Committee" meeting, in this latest video we got to actually see Pepperrell hit some golf shots. Turns out he's almost as good of a player as he is a comedian.
RELATED: This Eddie Pepperell hole-in-one is almost too impossible to believe
If you haven't watched any past installments of the "14 Club Challenge" (Ho Sung Choi vs. Erik Van Rooyen is one we'd recommend), the rules are simple: each player alternates hitting tee shots on a par 3 and once one club is used it cannot be used again by either player. Whoever hits the green the most times after all 14 clubs are used is the winner. The stage for the latest edition of the challenge was the par-3 eighth at Lahinch, site of this week's Irish Open. Take it away, Eddie and Ryan:

Gotta luv Eddie one of my favourite golfers.