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Just saw on Geoff Shackleford’s Quadrlateral that daily tickets are sold out for next year‘s U.S. Open. When I went on the USGA site recently it only listed weekly tickets at $880. I registered to be updated when daily tickets were available and was never notified. The only tickets available are $1500 for the Trophy Club package. It would appear that USGA members bought the tickets. I never recall a U.S. Open selling out so quickly.
Can someone expain where the range will be?
I always love the Open there. The first one I remember is 1963 and Boros' playoff win over Palmer and Jackie Cupit.
hopefully this is the last one at TCC, it's like Frankenstein.americana gone bad
Quote from: William_G on July 02, 2021, 08:53:31 AMhopefully this is the last one at TCC, it's like Frankenstein.americana gone badWhat the hell are you talking about?
A few comments/questions based on reading the thread and looking at the Open Routing, as well as Google Earth and Bing:1) There was a comment on logistics, and looks like they could use the gate between 1 and 2 as a spectator entrance, assuming they will already be bused in anyways. Given 2 will be a par 3, they should have a decent size area for a few entrance tents and such.2) Am I seeing it right that 2 and 3 of the 9 holer will be combined into one long par 4 (13 on the Open layout)?3) Given that new back tee on 3 is right off the 5th fairway(open routing), which is a short 4, seems like they'll need a portable fence or something for protection from tee balls on 5. 3 should also be interesting for the big bombers as that pinch point will be about 300-320 yards out. But I guess BDC will still fly it over everything.4) Using that new back tee on 14(Open Routing), looks like it's just over 500 yards to reach that upper fairway which Google Earth puts about 40 feet higher than the lower fairway. Miss the fairway and it'll be a short lay up followed by a blind/uphill 3rd. Perhaps a real par 5 even for these guys. P.S. I wonder how many people got plunked before they built that giant net to protect the pool.
I played the championship course at The Country Club with “Sunday pins” in late July. I thought I’d post a few thoughts after some reflection.
I played the championship course at The Country Club with “Sunday pins” in late July. I thought I’d post a few thoughts after some reflection.First and foremost, I am EXTREMELY excited for the Open. The course is spectacular. This is not just a museum course where the primary interest is the rich history. The course is compelling, varied, and challenging. It fits its rocky, New England topography beautifully, and the greens are interesting and highly sloped. Getting crowds in and out of the property will be a logistical nightmare, but otherwise the Open should be a smashing success.
such a different gig than say Shinnecock where you could almost have the US Open there anyday of the week without any massive changes.hopefully this is the last one at TCC, it's like Frankenstein.americana gone bad
Do they still have curling at TCC? Curling used to be very popular at clubs in Canada, but in recent years clubs have been closing curling rinks, at least in Toronto. In the last five years St Georges, Weston and Scarboro have all closed curling. In some instances they use the space to put in simulators for indoor lessons and play during the winter.
Of the courses I played for the first time during that period, it's easily the one that exceeded my expectations the most.
Quote from: Carl Nichols on September 09, 2021, 01:20:02 PMOf the courses I played for the first time during that period, it's easily the one that exceeded my expectations the most. I had the same experience the first time I played there. Given its notoriety after the Ryder Cup, I assumed the hype probably exceeded the reality. Plus, it didn't seem all that spectacular on TV. I did not expect it to be as beautiful as it is. I did not expect the huge elevation changes and how well integrated into the design the rock outcroppings are. I guess I didn't really expect it to be as fun as it is.