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spurs mental

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Phil is full of shite. The game has passed him by now. He's shorter than the young guys and he can't keep it in play Any more.

I personally hope we see more set ups like we did at the The Ryder Cup because the emphasis was on the skill set of the player rather than pumping it long and finding it and hacking it onto the green with a wedge.
 

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Phil is full of shite. The game has passed him by now. He's shorter than the young guys and he can't keep it in play Any more.

I personally hope we see more set ups like we did at the The Ryder Cup because the emphasis was on the skill set of the player rather than pumping it long and finding it and hacking it onto the green with a wedge.
Yep, far more interesting than the majority of the current USPGA courses encouraging a booming drive, wedge and putt every single hole. Accuracy and course management should always be part of a good golfer's skillset. Courses that don't require this almost just end up being a putting competition between the big hitters.

The worry for me is that if the next few Ryder Cup's are set up like the most recent two then the home advantage may just become too much to make it an interesting spectacle.
 

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Yep, far more interesting than the majority of the current USPGA courses encouraging a booming drive, wedge and putt every single hole. Accuracy and course management should always be part of a good golfer's skillset. Courses that don't require this almost just end up being a putting competition between the big hitters.

The worry for me is that if the next few Ryder Cup's are set up like the most recent two then the home advantage may just become too much to make it an interesting spectacle.
Think the Europeans are far more adaptable to different types of courses. Just disappointing that they haven't done it in the majors lately.

Fleetwood, Molinari, McIlory, Rose all have it in them to win more majors so hopefully we see them kick on next season
 

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If Tripps isn't going to take the RB competition seriously then WTF is Poch supposed to do? No time for golf Kieran!


The likeness is uncanny.
 

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Was at Walton Heath today and saw Eddie Pepperells hole in one on the 9th

My first live hole in one, absolutely brilliant especially as it smashed into the pin, dropped about 2 feet from the hole and then span back in all in the space of a nanosecond

Never had one myself. Hit the hole/pin twice and been very close on a few other occasions but the ball has never dropped

At least I got to see one in the flesh now so there is still hope...
 

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My first live hole in one, absolutely brilliant especially as it smashed into the pin, dropped about 2 feet from the hole and then span back in all in the space of a nanosecond
Watching a re-broadcast right now. Brilliant shot. Took me a couple replays to see what actually happened.

Never had one myself. Hit the hole/pin twice and been very close on a few other occasions but the ball has never dropped
Hacker! Just kidding as I have never even been close. I envy your ballstriking as my iron game is as rubbish as Sissoko's finishing. My driving is very good and my short game/putting can get me up and down out of a garbage can...if only my iron game stopped putting me in the garbage can.

By any chance have you ever watched anything from this guy?
For some he might be a bit too much (he talks a lot) but they make me laugh and I get to see pretty awesome course played by regular guys. Here they do the whole 18 at Le Golf National a year before the RC. You really get a perspective of the actual difficulty of the course as well as its beauty. Wish I had watched before the RC.
 

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Watching a re-broadcast right now. Brilliant shot. Took me a couple replays to see what actually happened.


Hacker! Just kidding as I have never even been close. I envy your ballstriking as my iron game is as rubbish as Sissoko's finishing. My driving is very good and my short game/putting can get me up and down out of a garbage can...if only my iron game stopped putting me in the garbage can.

By any chance have you ever watched anything from this guy?
For some he might be a bit too much (he talks a lot) but they make me laugh and I get to see pretty awesome course played by regular guys. Here they do the whole 18 at Le Golf National a year before the RC. You really get a perspective of the actual difficulty of the course as well as its beauty. Wish I had watched before the RC.
I watched those vids before the Ryder Cup. You're right he does tall an awful amount of shit but largely is entertaining and its really interesting seeing the course like that. I haven't watched any of the others yet.
 

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Watching a re-broadcast right now. Brilliant shot. Took me a couple replays to see what actually happened.


Hacker! Just kidding as I have never even been close. I envy your ballstriking as my iron game is as rubbish as Sissoko's finishing. My driving is very good and my short game/putting can get me up and down out of a garbage can...if only my iron game stopped putting me in the garbage can.

By any chance have you ever watched anything from this guy?
For some he might be a bit too much (he talks a lot) but they make me laugh and I get to see pretty awesome course played by regular guys. Here they do the whole 18 at Le Golf National a year before the RC. You really get a perspective of the actual difficulty of the course as well as its beauty. Wish I had watched before the RC.
Yeah been watching him for a few years. Some good stuff. Reminds me a bit of Chris Evans, which isnt a particularly good thing but he has his moments and can be quite entertaining with some good bits of instruction (mainly in his other off course vlogs)

You get a good look and feel of the courses you just have to pick out the good and let the rubbish go in one ear and out the other!
 

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I watched those vids before the Ryder Cup. You're right he does tall an awful amount of shit but largely is entertaining and its really interesting seeing the course like that. I haven't watched any of the others yet.
They do one at the Belfry from Christy O'Connors spot. That's the only other one I've watched. If he talked less id be more inclined to watch more
 

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I watched those vids before the Ryder Cup. You're right he does tall an awful amount of shit but largely is entertaining and its really interesting seeing the course like that. I haven't watched any of the others yet.
Yeah, I've been watching him for some time now but he has gotten a lot bigger (eg Titleist sponsorship). Wasn't he on a tv show (golf juice?) over there with Jimmy Bullard a few years ago? I typically only watch the course vlogs or things with the other guys in it. I especially enjoy Mark losing as he grates when he is winning.
 
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