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This Week's Golf

Discussion in 'Gambling' started by Paddser, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. edcarroll02

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    Tough rough but huge fairways, it's long but not impossibly so and if you can stay out of trouble the course is more manageable than most US Open courses. I'm going to drop a shameless brag that I last year played Pebble Beach (G Mac 2010 as far as I remember was the last outing it had) and all things considered (wind mainly) I thought it the most difficult course I'd ever played. The greens were impossibly fast to the point of putts from 6 foot could very often result in a 3 putt if you weren't fully concentrating.

    Paul Casey pulled off one of the more remarkable rounds we'll see this weekend, looked to have lost it altogether with a bogey, triple bogey and another bogey in 4 holes but hit 5 birdies and no bogeys on the way home to stay right in contention. Other than Fowler it's a light enough leaderboard and Casey might just have a say in this.

    Also is Bruce Harmon any relation to Butch at all :)
     
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    Just might be. Green fees can't come cheap at Pebble Beach.
     
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    There were, through a twist of fate, completely free thankfully, I couldn't afford to play that place at full rates. They charge somewhere around $500 a round but you must be booked into onsite accommodation too which ranges from $1000 a night per room to unimaginable amounts.

    Monterey peninsula is beatiful but a huge amount of it is privately owned by the golf course and you have to pay them $10 for the priviledge of driving around the coast, it's definitely worth it mind but sad that such an amazing place can be privately owned and controlled but such are the ways of the USA.
     
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    Should Be a cracking final round. 3 of the picks in the hunt, could be a late one
     
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    16 mile drive it's called. Done it myself. It's well worth the 10dollars, I considered that fee would cover the upkeep of the lookout points along the way, so I wasn't too concerned about paying it. Beautiful part of the world down that way.
     
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    Yeah it's completely fine for tourists paying $10 as you'll only do it once or twice, but just a bit trickier for the locals in the area who would love to have the amenity free for public use but yeah the drive probably just pays for itself all things considered. Gorgeous part of the world indeed down there. I was in San Fran a few weeks back and heard that the Big Sur had some collapses from flooding there this winter, only did it last september, it would be a great shame if that was closed off now.
     
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    Never even thought about the locals, you'd think they'd give free entry if you show a California Drivers License or something like that.

    Done it myself last year, didn't hear about the collapses this year, but I think some form of natural disaster is quite frequent in California. We couldn't do Mariposa grove because there was a fire, and a drought at the time so the river was closed too.

    Anyway, back on topic. Great win for Koepke, I was mulling over backing him or Hoffman, of course I went with Hoffman. Had Matsuyama ew, so made a little bit of profit for the weekend. I wasn't overly bowled over with the golf either this weekend, not really sure why. Probably a combination of the weather being nice here, it being my first fathers day, none of the big names doing too well and the course playing very easy. I love watching golf when it's going wrong, I like to see how the best get themselves out of tricky situations.
     
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    Hoffman had that triple bogey and only for that would have been a cert for a place. Always has one brutal hole in a round.

    Met Keopkas brother in Tampa about 18 months ago and started following him closely, backing him in majors.

    The brother is also a brilliant golfer and looking to turn pro soon.
     

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