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Online taylorsworkrate

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Golf 2020
« on: February 05, 2020, 05:05:20 PM »
Both the R+A and USGA agree that distances players are hitting the ball nowadays are becoming detrimental to the game and plan future guidelines on technology.

Will be interesting to see if its limitations on future tech, or a full review of current equipment.

Its a catch 22 in my opinion. It has become ridiculous some of the distances. 480 yard par 4s that some players leave themselves half a wedge into is often a show of brute force over skill. On the other hand, golf needs to attract younger players and seeing the likes of Rory, Koepka, DJ etc crushing the ball is exciting.

My own personal game probably won't suffer too much with my 250 yard drives!!

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 01:23:39 PM »
Sky Sports breaking news Royal Troon to host the Open in 2023, it's in my diary :)

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2020, 12:35:39 PM »
Next week's Kenya open postponed by their government amid coronavirus fears.

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 10:14:23 PM »
Well done Tyrrell Hatton on winning The Arnold Palmer International by one shot, his first win on the PGA tour.

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 08:32:22 AM »
Well done Tyrrell Hatton on winning The Arnold Palmer International by one shot, his first win on the PGA tour.

Great to see. I love how angry Tyrrell gets with himself as I can relate to the frustration playing the game (albeit at an astronomically worse level than he!!!)

Also great to see a tournament won at 4 under par. Makes a welcome change from the birdie fests seen on the PGA tour.

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 06:08:15 PM »
After today no fans will be allowed into The Players Championship in Florida.

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 09:44:43 AM »
Now cancelled

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2020, 03:57:27 PM »
The Masters has just been called off

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2020, 04:06:46 PM »
Yeah but postponed not cancelled.

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2020, 03:25:13 PM »
The Open, Britain's greatest annual summer sporting event, sadly cancelled not postponed, the R & A have been unable to fit it in at another date. Next year's Open will still be played at St George's, meaning the R&A can keep the 150th Open at St Andrews in 2022.

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2020, 03:47:34 PM »
Can someone who knows golf better than me explain why they only play The Open at the seaside? Why isn't The Belfry allowed to bid? Seems very unfair.

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2020, 03:50:29 PM »
Can someone who knows golf better than me explain why they only play The Open at the seaside? Why isn't The Belfry allowed to bid? Seems very unfair.
It a links tournament.

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2020, 03:59:21 PM »
Tradition I guess.
The first Open was at Prestwick GC a links course, so I imagine it's just stayed the same. The golf authorities have a rota and those on the rota host the event every ten years or so. St Andrews has it every 5 if I remember. Links courses are very open in nature, very little trees or indeed none, and the weather can play a huge part.
Links golf itself does bring luck into the game a bit, the draw can influence how easy or hard the conditions are for a player. The last Open at St Andrews being an example. The wind on Saturday meant play was halted, but those that had been out found it really tough and posted high scores.
Links golf is meant to be how the game 'showed be played', one for the purists. I can take it or leave it myself. Having played the Old Course at St Andrews, it was fun but aside from 1st, 17th and 18th it was pretty average.

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2020, 05:15:33 PM »
USGA postpones US Open Championship to 17-20 September.

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Re: Golf 2020
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2020, 05:22:21 PM »
The PGA of America announces PGA Championship now schedule to take place on 6-9 August.