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Celtic Manor- Twenty Ten

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Hi guys

I'm really excited about this coming Monday. A very good friend of mine has paid for a winter deal for us to play the Ryder Cup venue.

Fortunately Gareth Edwards has a course review on youtube featuring every hole. I am likely not to play a course of such caliber again for sometime do I want to do well.

I play off a 16 so I'm guessing if I shoot a sub 90 on the twenty ten that would be awesome. We are also playing Roman Road the next day which looks a much easier prospect.

I'll let you know how I get on next week
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Make sure not to focus so much on playing well that it ruins your experience. Enjoy the course. Have fun!

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Make sure not to focus so much on playing well that it ruins your experience. Enjoy the course. Have fun!

 

This is GREAT advice.  A lot of us get so wrapped up in wanting to play well on a once-in-a-lifetime course that we don't take the time to really enjoy and appreciate the experience.

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This is GREAT advice.  A lot of us get so wrapped up in wanting to play well on a once-in-a-lifetime course that we don't take the time to really enjoy and appreciate the experience.

It's not me that I'm worried about. I am under no illusions about my own golf. This course will play much longer this time of year we have had so much rain especially in Wales.

It's my mate that worries me. He's talking big and this has happened before. He's one of those guys who plays golf swing at the course. Obsessive nature gotta love him but he can get frustrated.

However Celtic Manor has plenty to do as well as golf so should enjoy it as a whole.
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It's not me that I'm worried about. I am under no illusions about my own golf. This course will play much longer this time of year we have had so much rain especially in Wales.

It's my mate that worries me. He's talking big and this has happened before. He's one of those guys who plays golf swing at the course. Obsessive nature gotta love him but he can get frustrated.

However Celtic Manor has plenty to do as well as golf so should enjoy it as a whole.

 

Be sure to take some pics for those of us who can only play it vicariously!

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Hi guys

Would love to put up some pictures but they are not good on my mobile phone. Weather was brutal. Roman Road course was tough and spectacular design but wind was very strong and due to all the rain it was very muddy. Somehow shot a 98 after not playing much this winter. Not bad for a championship course.

Onto the 2010. Wow what a picturesque setting. Actually the conditions were soft and muddy probably worse than the previous day. Wind got strong as the day went on. Some holes were very long and daunting. Hole 8 a 575 yard monster 666 for the pro's. Lots of carries over water. Hole 15 was just visually overwhelming. I was expecting the route down the left to be easier but heading to right seemed less of a risk. I didn't hit the green but took an 8 iron after my first shot.
17th remembering where Mahan duffed his chip and the 18th coming down the fairway gave me goosebumps.

All the staff were terrific and I got Davis Love 111's locker for the day my friend got Tom Lehman. Of course we got to see all the locker room. They gave us an engraved bag tag to commemorate the day nice touch. We were driven down to the course in a blacked out Mercedes people carrier. Electric sliding doors too. Beautiful scenery in the Usk valley too. First hole are like a british links the middle holes very american looking before back section is like a parkland layout.

Great trip fantastic hotel lovely food and staff would go again with more benign conditions. Oh yeah scored 108 on the 2010 combination of tough course terrible conditions and not being in good form. I reckon I could score in the low 90's given another chance.
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