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If you are lucky enough to get an invite to Merion in the next month (Actually, it has been in force since the fall), you will be told to carry one of these...

...and use it to place your ball if you are in the fairway.

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Ummm ... spill the beans!  Did you get to play there??  More pics??

That's fascinating, and I guess means that the course will be PRISTINE come next month!

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad

Ummm ... spill the beans!  Did you get to play there??  More pics??

That's fascinating, and I guess means that the course will be PRISTINE come next month!

No, my cousin played there last week. We all knew it was going on (mats in the fairways) but he confirmed it.

I'll have some pictures from the practice rounds, but no cameras or phones after that. I'm hoping that my level of participation in working at the Open might get me an invite to play after the tournament.

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Why not just close the course?  You can do just as much damage to the course by not repairing a pitch mark on the green.  I could see the tees, but fairways?  Meh.  Seems a little overkill.

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Originally Posted by phan52

No, my cousin played there last week. We all knew it was going on (mats in the fairways) but he confirmed it.

I'll have some pictures from the practice rounds, but no cameras or phones after that. I'm hoping that my level of participation in working at the Open might get me an invite to play after the tournament.

Cool!  What are you doing?  Are you going to be a marshal?  (Don't get roped into being the walking rules official for Tiger's group, that can only end badly ;))

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Originally Posted by minitour

Why not just close the course?  You can do just as much damage to the course by not repairing a pitch mark on the green.  I could see the tees, but fairways?  Meh.  Seems a little overkill.

Well, they DO have a membership. And they are generally not too happy that the USGA has pretty much owned their property for some time now. The thing is, they have reciprocal agreements with most of the private clubs in the area and they could go on tour if they wish, but they are such snobs that they don't believe that other tracks are worthy.

Originally Posted by Golfingdad

Cool!  What are you doing?  Are you going to be a marshal?  (Don't get roped into being the walking rules official for Tiger's group, that can only end badly ;))

Yes, I am a marshal captain. I will be the captain of a particular hole.

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Nice! Thanks for sharing!!

It got me thinking... I play some pretty shitty muni's here in Socal.  And it is not uncommon to find myself in the middle of the fairway, but the ball laying in an unrepaired divot.  Maybe I should start carryingone of these around, and when I find myself in a crater... Just drop down the mat and place my ball?  I'm sure my playing partners won't care!

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Originally Posted by Beachcomber

Nice! Thanks for sharing!!

It got me thinking... I play some pretty shitty muni's here in Socal.  And it is not uncommon to find myself in the middle of the fairway, but the ball laying in an unrepaired divot.  Maybe I should start carryingone of these around, and when I find myself in a crater... Just drop down the mat and place my ball?  I'm sure my playing partners won't care!

another option would be to just tee it up!

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Quite from a friend who coincidently played there yesterday (I must have missed my invite. He was able to bring a foursome to a sponsors outing):

Mats on fairways and par 3 tees if you were hitting an iron. Not real golf....actually a bit easier because No Fat Shots!!!

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Originally Posted by phan52

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Originally Posted by minitour

Why not just close the course?  You can do just as much damage to the course by not repairing a pitch mark on the green.  I could see the tees, but fairways?  Meh.  Seems a little overkill.

Well, they DO have a membership. And they are generally not too happy that the USGA has pretty much owned their property for some time now. The thing is, they have reciprocal agreements with most of the private clubs in the area and they could go on tour if they wish, but they are such snobs that they don't believe that other tracks are worthy.

Then maybe they shouldn't have invited the USGA to hold the national championship on their course.

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Incredible, thanks for sharing. Though there's days I reckon that wouldn't be big enough to protect the fairway from my mishits!

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