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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby commavegarage on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:20 am

Bryn Mawr Eagle wrote:I was just invited to Sunday at Merion. I've never been to a golf tournament. Any tips on how best to view the proceedings? Stay in one spot or follow one of the lead groups?


ive got extensive experience but not at an open...i have heard theyre keeping attendence low for this one which is great for you...how i normally do it is this:

look at the pairings the night before and find someone in the am session that you really like who struggled through three rounds and is thus going of early and follow them for at least nine...then either continue with that group or hang out at a later hole 7-8-9-10 till another player you like whos struggling comes through and follow them for the back.

i really like that pattern because you get to see the whole course and then figure out which seating area you like best for when the later groups come through

for example:

2-3 years ago at TPC Boston (i go to this regularly but also have been to barclays and other ones): rory was one of the first off the tee (he was like +2 and the leaders were like -8) - followed him for 9 holes with a gallery of 10-15 people...he was chatting with the crowd, you really got to see how he and his caddy approched shots. it was really cool.

same deal with phil 1-2 years ago...followed him on the back 9 with a gallery of like 50 people and was 8 feet from him when he holed one from the rough on i want to say 12 from 150 out. it was awesome.

then keep in mind by the time you get back the top groups are usually teeing off or 2-3 holes into their round


then i just posted up at the cool par 3 on the back nine and let the top groups go through.

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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:33 am

Bryn Mawr Eagle wrote:I Stay in one spot or follow one of the lead groups?


yes

it's up to you, actually. if you're a rascal riding powder bonesed tubby, you likely want to stay in one place - especially if you can secure two seats for your rotundness. if not, i'd suggest walking the course a little to get a feel for the place and maybe stick with leaders for a hole or two then follow some "less popular" folks to get a better view and feel for the game (without the masses of great unwashed shouting GET IN THE HOLE and other stupid shit).

lastly, i'll see if i can loosen some internet dollars from murt if you're able to meatbomb the proceedings at any point
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby twballgame9 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:39 am

Bryn Mawr Eagle wrote:I was just invited to Sunday at Merion. I've never been to a golf tournament. Any tips on how best to view the proceedings? Stay in one spot or follow one of the lead groups?


Get there early, follow a group with a player you like that will finish before the leaders tee off. Then follow the leader group you like the best so long as it doesn't contain Woods, Tiger.

We did this at Bethpage - followed Faxon and Norman in the morning and picked up Mickelson on the 2nd. At Shinnecock, we sat at the ridiculous par three with the dome green in the morning and then walked essentially between Goosen's group and Mickelson's group for the 18. I found sitting at a hole for 3 hours tremendously boring, and watching the players between shots for 18 to be really interesting.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:47 am

do people drink at these things?

also, how do rain saturated courses affect scores?
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:57 am

DavidGordonsFoot wrote:do people drink at these things?

also, how do rain saturated courses affect scores?


yes

as this is a shorter course, the rain will help the players as they don't need the roll as much as they need the ability to stop the ball like a butterfly with sore feet. look for LOW scores thurs and fri and attempts by the usga to homicide the players sat and sun when it (hopefully) dries out
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby vegasEagle on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:17 pm

TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
DavidGordonsFoot wrote:do people drink at these things?

also, how do rain saturated courses affect scores?


yes

as this is a shorter course, the rain will help the players as they don't need the roll as much as they need the ability to stop the ball like a butterfly with sore feet. look for LOW scores thurs and fri and attempts by the usga to homicide the players sat and sun when it (hopefully) dries out


less roll also will keep balls off the tee on the fairway instead of rolling into the rough
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby commavegarage on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:20 pm

DavidGordonsFoot wrote:do people drink at these things?

also, how do rain saturated courses affect scores?


havent been to the open, but other events people get hammered
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby pick6pedro on Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:10 pm

DavidGordonsFoot wrote:do people drink at these things?


yes
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby flyingelvii on Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:16 pm

At least when my dad used to regularly go about 10 years ago, it was cheaper at Augusta to get a beer on the course than in the clubhouse. Fun fact which has no relation to anything outside of beer.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby HustlinOwl on Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:17 pm

Never been to a PGA tour event, but I've been to a couple Nationwide events. They're lame. Know where the beer/cocktails are being served and don't venture too far from there.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby twballgame9 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:54 pm

HustlinOwl wrote:Never been to a PGA tour event, but I've been to a couple Nationwide events. They're lame. Know where the beer/cocktails are being served and don't venture too far from there.


The US Open is not a PGA Tour event. Just saying.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:22 pm

twballgame9 wrote:
HustlinOwl wrote:Never been to a PGA tour event, but I've been to a couple Nationwide events. They're lame. Know where the beer/cocktails are being served and don't venture too far from there.


The US Open is not a PGA Tour event. Just saying.

it's also not as lame as a nationwide event. also sayin
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:07 pm

TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:
HustlinOwl wrote:Never been to a PGA tour event, but I've been to a couple Nationwide events. They're lame. Know where the beer/cocktails are being served and don't venture too far from there.


The US Open is not a PGA Tour event. Just saying.

it's also not as lame as a nationwide event. also sayin


I thought Nationwide events were those car races in WalMart-y parts of the country.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:47 pm

DavidGordonsFoot wrote:
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:
HustlinOwl wrote:Never been to a PGA tour event, but I've been to a couple Nationwide events. They're lame. Know where the beer/cocktails are being served and don't venture too far from there.


The US Open is not a PGA Tour event. Just saying.

it's also not as lame as a nationwide event. also sayin


I thought Nationwide events were those car races in WalMart-y parts of the country.


you're correct - nationwide took their money out of golf in the tre/walmarty parts of the country to put it into the minor league nascar circuit. those races are typcially at the same track as the big boy races (and therefore BOTH nascars compete in the tre/walmarty part of the country).

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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby b0mberMan on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:17 am

what's with the weird flags?
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:11 am

b0mberMan wrote:what's with the weird flags?


Haven't seen 'em. Do they have hole sponsors this year? Which hole did MPC Computers get?
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby twballgame9 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:15 am

They aren't flags. They look like wicker beehives. Image
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby Bryn Mawr Eagle on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:34 am

They are wicker "baskets," thank you very much. It is a Merion tradition. Plebians.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby 2001Eagle on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:37 am

Bryn Mawr Eagle wrote:They are wicker "baskets," thank you very much. It is a Merion tradition. Plebians.


Even my butler knows what they are. C'mon.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby b0mberMan on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:41 am

Bryn Mawr Eagle wrote:They are wicker "baskets," thank you very much. It is a Merion tradition. Plebians.

So you can also play frisbee golf on the course?
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby twballgame9 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:46 am

b0mberMan wrote:
Bryn Mawr Eagle wrote:They are wicker "baskets," thank you very much. It is a Merion tradition. Plebians.

So you can also play frisbee golf on the course?


I believe that you are supposed to keep your brooms inside of them.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby Bryn Mawr Eagle on Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:32 am

From my house I could hear the gallery cheering this morning before they suspended play. Pretty cool.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby twballgame9 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:47 am

That happens to me with Red Sox games. Leave the window open, watch something else, wait for the roar of the crowd, flip over and see it happen before the 7 second delay. Makes 4 hour games tolerable.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby HustlinOwl on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:41 pm

twballgame9 wrote:
HustlinOwl wrote:Never been to a PGA tour event, but I've been to a couple Nationwide events. They're lame. Know where the beer/cocktails are being served and don't venture too far from there.


The US Open is not a PGA Tour event. Just saying.


Never said it was.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby twballgame9 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:43 pm

HustlinOwl wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:
HustlinOwl wrote:Never been to a PGA tour event, but I've been to a couple Nationwide events. They're lame. Know where the beer/cocktails are being served and don't venture too far from there.


The US Open is not a PGA Tour event. Just saying.


Never said it was.


Good for you.

The rest of us were talking about the Open, so why the PGA disclaimer?


Bryn Mawr - "Headed to a World Cup game, thoughts?"

Owl - "Never been to an EPL game, but I have been to MLS games, and they don't have many fans so you should be able to sit where you want"
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:56 pm

twballgame9 wrote:Bryn Mawr - "Headed to a World Cup game, thoughts?"

Owl - "Never been to an EPL game, but I have been to MLS games, and they don't have many fans so you should be able to sit where you want"


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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:11 pm

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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby commavegarage on Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:55 pm

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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby commavegarage on Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:56 pm

commavegarage wrote:Going to be in Saratoga Labor Day weekend (This is why we shouldn't have Labor Day home games :oldman )...First time and wont be back for a while - Spa it is.

Also really wanted to get to Whistling but logistics make it such that I'll probably return to Pinehurst (which isn't the worst news)



for those who care (me), change of plans again. Going to whistling in august. cant wait.
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Re: 2013 golf thread

Postby HustlinOwl on Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:21 pm

twballgame9 wrote:
HustlinOwl wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:
HustlinOwl wrote:Never been to a PGA tour event, but I've been to a couple Nationwide events. They're lame. Know where the beer/cocktails are being served and don't venture too far from there.


The US Open is not a PGA Tour event. Just saying.


Never said it was.


Good for you.

The rest of us were talking about the Open, so why the PGA disclaimer?


Bryn Mawr - "Headed to a World Cup game, thoughts?"

Owl - "Never been to an EPL game, but I have been to MLS games, and they don't have many fans so you should be able to sit where you want"


Kind of hypocritical. I bring up tourneys that have all the same players and rules, but you need to make a point of correcting me on it. If you feel the need to make the correction then I'll just say I never said that.
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