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Mark Pearce

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Re: CRAIL GS: Balcomie Links
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2018, 05:34:34 PM »
The beach is in play off the 12th tee at Elie.

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David Davis

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Re: CRAIL GS: Balcomie Links
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2018, 06:06:27 PM »
I don't love the beach being OB either. I would think the water, deep rough and sand would be enough of a penalty.


Any way with the new rules can't you just drop up approaximately where it went in anyway and play from there?


That way if it's just speed of play they are trying to enhance that is dealt with. Rather it was just play it as it lies.
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Re: CRAIL GS: Balcomie Links
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2018, 12:48:00 AM »
I enjoyed the course, but many on my trip did not.  It was the windiest day of our trip and I don't think that I've ever played a round of golf where I hear fore as often as I did that day.  It is really tight quarters in many spots. 


Playing it with hickories would have been nice. 

Mark Pearce

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Re: CRAIL GS: Balcomie Links
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2018, 02:24:16 AM »
I enjoyed the course, but many on my trip did not.  It was the windiest day of our trip and I don't think that I've ever played a round of golf where I hear fore as often as I did that day.  It is really tight quarters in many spots. 
You can't have played Leven Links, then!


It is fair to say that 2 and 12, 5 and 6, 9 and 10 and 15, 17 and 18 do give plenty of opportunities for shouts of fore.
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Sean_A

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Re: CRAIL GS: Balcomie Links
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2018, 03:22:59 AM »
I enjoyed the course, but many on my trip did not.  It was the windiest day of our trip and I don't think that I've ever played a round of golf where I hear fore as often as I did that day.  It is really tight quarters in many spots. 
You can't have played Leven Links, then!


It is fair to say that 2 and 12, 5 and 6, 9 and 10 and 15, 17 and 18 do give plenty of opportunities for shouts of fore.


Sure, there are dangerous areas which in all likelihood would mean a course such as Crail wouldn't be built today.  Is golf better with or without its Crails? 


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Scott Warren

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Re: CRAIL GS: Balcomie Links
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2018, 07:31:12 AM »
Sure, there are dangerous areas which in all likelihood would mean a course such as Crail wouldn't be built today.  Is golf better with or without its Crails? 


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Iíd answer that by saying that from a trip eight years ago on which I played Alwoodley, Renaissance, Crail (Balcomie), Dornoch, Golspie & Brora, the two I still reminisce about the most when my mind starts to wander are the Balcomie & Golspie.

Mark Pearce

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Re: CRAIL GS: Balcomie Links
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2018, 05:16:33 PM »
Sure, there are dangerous areas which in all likelihood would mean a course such as Crail wouldn't be built today.  Is golf better with or without its Crails? 


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Iíd answer that by saying that from a trip eight years ago on which I played Alwoodley, Renaissance, Crail (Balcomie), Dornoch, Golspie & Brora, the two I still reminisce about the most when my mind starts to wander are the Balcomie & Golspie.
And that three putt?
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Scott Warren

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Re: CRAIL GS: Balcomie Links
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2018, 10:09:54 AM »
Thatís basically my go-to swing thought any time I have a downhill six-footer...

Mark Pearce

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Re: CRAIL GS: Balcomie Links
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2018, 05:15:40 AM »
Thatís basically my go-to swing thought any time I have a downhill six-footer...
You may want to work on that.
In June I will be riding the first three stages of this year's Tour de France route for charity.  630km (394 miles) in three days, with 7800m (25,600 feet) of climbing for the William Wates Memorial Trust (https://rideleloop.org/the-charity/) which supports underprivileged young people.

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