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Offline Villa Lew

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Golf 2017
« on: March 02, 2017, 07:52:26 PM »
I thought I would be the first to begin Golf 2017.

News so far, R&A are proposing rule changes. Some of them for club golfers are, you can only spend 3 mins looking for your balls instead of 5, you will be able to putt out on the green with the flag in the new hole, there will be no penalty for moving loose impediments in a hazard and players will be able to ground their club everywhere except in the bunker, when having a free/penalty drop you can drop the ball one inch from the ground rather than from shoulder height and there is no penalty if you accidentally move your ball.

Other news Tiger has still not completed 4 rounds of golf in competitive plan and Rory has played a round with President Trump.

Finally one more rule I didn't tell you about is you can now only clean your balls once during a round!


Offline Comrade Blitz

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 12:06:08 PM »
"Lexi Thompson's major bid ruined after four-stroke penalty reported by TV viewer"

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/02/lexi-thompson-four-stroke-penalty-tv-viewer

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 12:46:20 PM »
By all means have an onsite TV umpire/referee to review reports from players/on-course officials but reports from the public should not be acted upon

Offline usav

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 05:29:08 PM »
By all means have an onsite TV umpire/referee to review reports from players/on-course officials but reports from the public should not be acted upon
Agreed.  And your mates Kornheiser and Wilbon made the very good point yesterday that the only reason this was even spotted by a TV viewer was because she was the focus of the cameras all weekend because of who she is.   99% of the other players didn't get nearly the air time she did.

Offline Rotterdam

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 07:22:21 AM »
Masters week!
Spieth is my main bet along with Lefty. A couple of quid on Bill Haas and Gary Woodland.

Offline l_mckay

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 07:05:09 PM »
Put and each way bet on Justin Rose.

Offline Villa Lew

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 01:24:13 PM »
7 Brits in the top 20, including local boy Andy Sullivan, not bad, at end of round 1.

Offline Rotterdam

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2017, 08:32:58 AM »
Moving day. Plenty are still in this.

Offline beness

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2017, 08:21:49 PM »
Would love to see Garcia win this. He has never won a major.
 I love his spirit, especialy in the Ryder Cup.

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 10:26:20 PM »
Rose is making a move.

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2017, 07:48:30 AM »
Anyone at -2 or less is still got a shout; I'm still unconvinced that Garcia has got the minerals to finish the job.
Rose on the other hand is very levelheaded and calm...Spieth ominous.

Offline Villa Lew

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2017, 09:37:37 AM »
Final round should be great, love Justin to win, but I reckon Spieth will be the champion.

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2017, 08:22:58 PM »
Spieth is blowing it, Ricky Fowler looking ominous.

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2017, 08:47:10 PM »
Ricky Fowler looking ominous.

Or maybe not!

Offline four fornicholl

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Re: Golf 2017
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2017, 10:42:35 PM »
I feel for Sergio.