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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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https://www.skysports.com/golf/news...-with-phil-mickelson-to-be-live-on-sky-sports

Tiger Woods' head-to-head showdown with Phil Mickelson in Las Vegas on Friday will be shown live on Sky Sports.
The long-time rivals clash in "The Match" at Shadow Creek, with $9m (£7m) up for grabs in the winner-takes-all contest.

The pair, who have 19 major titles between them, will also play a number of "side-challenges" during the match, with both players and caddies mic'd up as they negotiate the course.

Woods or Mickelson could raise the stakes by challenging the other to a long-drive, closest-to-the-pin or similar competition during a hole, with the side bets coming out of the players' own pockets and benefiting various charitable causes.

The two players both said in their press conference on Tuesday that they believed the showdown would be well received by the viewers and attract new fans to the sport, as well as remaining adamant that the contest - only available on pay-per-view in America - was more about the money than helping to grow the game.
 

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Not exactly like 'A round with Alice' or 'Shells Wonderful World of Golf' but If it's on Sky Sports and I dont have to pay anymore to watch it then I'll be tuning in if I'm around but I wouldn't pay a cent for pay per view

If all the money goes to Charities during the course of the 18 hole shoot out then it could be a great spectacle. Hopefully it's not a bit cringeworthy with The Village Idiot smiling inanely every 5 seconds or Tiger absolutely ripping Phil a new one as he smashes it 50 yards left and right of the fairway every hole!
 

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Not exactly like 'A round with Alice' or 'Shells Wonderful World of Golf' but If it's on Sky Sports and I dont have to pay anymore to watch it then I'll be tuning in if I'm around but I wouldn't pay a cent for pay per view

If all the money goes to Charities during the course of the 18 hole shoot out then it could be a great spectacle. Hopefully it's not a bit cringeworthy with The Village Idiot smiling inanely every 5 seconds or Tiger absolutely ripping Phil a new one as he smashes it 50 yards left and right of the fairway every hole!
I’ve just looked on Sky Sports tomorrow, can’t find it anywhere
 

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I'll be interested to see how well this does on PPV in the states. 20 dollars is a fair price. Im guessing the 9m doesnt go to charity unless the winner gives it.
 

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I'll be interested to see how well this does on PPV in the states. 20 dollars is a fair price. Im guessing the 9m doesnt go to charity unless the winner gives it.
How is 20 dollars a fair price to watch a couple of multi millionaire golfers nowhere near their best or the best in the World anymore play 18 holes of golf for a ridiculous amount of money. All of which in the great scheme of things means absolutely nothing

At least most of these PPV boxing events are for World Title Belts....
 

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How is 20 dollars a fair price to watch a couple of multi millionaire golfers nowhere near their best or the best in the World anymore play 18 holes of golf for a ridiculous amount of money. All of which in the great scheme of things means absolutely nothing

At least most of these PPV boxing events are for World Title Belts....
Yeah it’s a side show and load of bollocks really. Every time Phil misses a fairway he should have to donate half a mill to charity. Should make it interesting :D.
 
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The more I look into this the more crass it gets. Just seen a promo picture of both of them for this in front of a huge pile of cash.

Yeah we know golfers earn an obscene amount of money, but the skill level to produce what they do week in, week out is not easy and you can argue they are worthy of it within the realms of other sports.

Absolutely no need to shove it down the publics throats though.
 

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Played my first round in my new club on Sunday morning. Started with 2 double bogeys. Thought to myself of fuck here we go. Steadied the ship with a couple of pars and bogeys and got to the turn 8 over. Finished 12 over with a birdie on the last. Well pleased considering I haven't been playing competitively for about 4 years. Need to play some non winter rules competitions now to get my handicap again.
 

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Played my first round in my new club on Sunday morning. Started with 2 double bogeys. Thought to myself of fuck here we go. Steadied the ship with a couple of pars and bogeys and got to the turn 8 over. Finished 12 over with a birdie on the last. Well pleased considering I haven't been playing competitively for about 4 years. Need to play some non winter rules competitions now to get my handicap again.
Good stuff. Always found when I hadn't played for a while the first round was really good because your not thinking about too much. Normally after that it gets more challenging again

Couldn't get a ticket for Fulham as the loyalty points have gone nuts!! Played Sunday as well, 6 over front nine, -1 back nine

Do love the new pick n place rules....
 
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