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post #37 of 380
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Originally Posted by joekelly View Post

Have read that as an 'outsider' or guest,  playing at Muirfield is among the most difficult courses in the world to get onto.  Not just the cost but the members just don't like other folks messing about on their track. 

I'm expecting most of the really historic courses to be this way, but I shall not be deterred.
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So, Go4Broke, best wishes and we'll be watching here for your photos; probably taken from the gate, looking in!

If that's all I can get, they'll be some awesome pictures from the gate!
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But hey , plenty of single malt available just around the corner. 

I'm already making a "Distilleries to Visit" list. I've quickly figured out that there are more to visit than I'll have time for. Got to prioritize!
post #38 of 380

Just learned on TGC that Carl Petterson - who was one of the guys threatening to sue regarding the anchored putter ruling - has decided to go with a conventional length putter (with a split claw grip) at Muirfield this week.  He also used it on Sunday at the John Deere and recorded 28 putts.  Supposedly he's been "broomstickin' it" since 1998.

 

Good for him, I hope he does well!

post #39 of 380
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Originally Posted by phan52 View Post

Winners at Muirfield:

 

Ernie Els

Nick Faldo (2)

Tom Watson

Lee Trevino

Jack Nicklaus

Gary Player

Henry Cotton

Walter Hagen

Ted Ray

James Braid (2)

Harry Vardon

 

Stannis Baratheon won at Muirfield! Wooo!

 

HE is the rightful heir to the trophy, not the usurper Renly!

 

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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Heard an interesting fact today. The Muirfield membership plays foursome partners alternate shot as their standard game. Only with permission can they play their own ball. On average, a foursome will get around in 2:30 or so.....

 

I wonder if/how the members keep handicaps if they're only allowed to play that way? I guess they either need to play other courses, or there's a special handicap system they use for alternate-shot fourball.

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Originally Posted by sacm3bill View Post

I wonder if/how the members keep handicaps if they're only allowed to play that way? I guess they either need to play other courses, or there's a special handicap system they use for alternate-shot fourball.

 

All of their handicaps are from the 1980s, back when they were young enough to play their own ball.

post #41 of 380

Thoughts on Lefty emphasizing that he will be removing the Driver from his bag and replacing it with another wedge?  With weather conditions looking to be fair (minimal wind and rain) is this the best idea in your opinion?

 

What other players at Muirfield (if any) are choosing to take the Drivers out?  I have heard of many replacing higher flying hybrids with their iron counterparts in an effort to keep the ball down and play to the linksy Muirfield.

 

Thoughts?

post #42 of 380
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

 

All of their handicaps are from the 1980s, back when they were young enough to play their own ball.

Are we sure they don't just have a manservant play for them?

post #43 of 380
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Originally Posted by TJBam View Post

Thoughts on Lefty emphasizing that he will be removing the Driver from his bag and replacing it with another wedge?  With weather conditions looking to be fair (minimal wind and rain) is this the best idea in your opinion?

 

What other players at Muirfield (if any) are choosing to take the Drivers out?  I have heard of many replacing higher flying hybrids with their iron counterparts in an effort to keep the ball down and play to the linksy Muirfield.

 

Thoughts?

 

I like the move by Phil.  Driver can often get him in trouble and Muirfield is not a place where you can easily recover.  That fescue can be nasty.

 

FWIW, Rory said he would be using driver quite a bit.

 

Going to be interesting to watch since these two are paired together.

post #44 of 380
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Are we sure they don't just have a manservant play for them?

 

That's no longer the PC term.  They are now referred to as the "super-caddie."

post #45 of 380
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

Just learned on TGC that Carl Petterson - who was one of the guys threatening to sue regarding the anchored putter ruling - has decided to go with a conventional length putter (with a split claw grip) at Muirfield this week.  He also used it on Sunday at the John Deere and recorded 28 putts.  Supposedly he's been "broomstickin' it" since 1998.

 

Good for him, I hope he does well!

#shawncarlproblems #shawncarlwould3putt #... #... #....

post #46 of 380
DJ, Bubba, and Colsaerts playing in the same pairing... Lol
post #47 of 380
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post

DJ, Bubba, and Colsaerts playing in the same pairing... Lol

 

Wow! Long hitter group. They'll be teeing off with 7 irons.

post #48 of 380
When does the TV coverage start in the US?
post #49 of 380
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Originally Posted by k-troop View Post

When does the TV coverage start in the US?

1am here (Pacific time) on ESPN.

post #50 of 380
4am eastern time. Espn
post #51 of 380
Thread Starter 

I may have set my alarm for 4am. I may also have set my alarm for Tiger's tee time.

 

I'm not telling.

post #52 of 380
Erik do you think tiger will win another major let alone 5?
post #53 of 380

Check the venue, hole by hole, with comments by that 'wannbe winner', almost local boy,  Lee Westwood !!  Nice display of each hole with yardage markers galore.  "only 307 over that nasty bunker, no problem". gimme the 3W...

 

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/theopen/10184932/The-Open-2013-Lee-Westwoods-hole-by-hole-guide-of-Muirfield.html

post #54 of 380

GAME ON!!  After one hole, American Brooks Koepka is 4 over par.  Sounds like me.  He must have found the fescue. 

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