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I spent much of yesterday playing ‘Spot the GCAer’ on the telly.F.
Quote from: Marty Bonnar on September 03, 2023, 05:54:35 AMI spent much of yesterday playing ‘Spot the GCAer’ on the telly.F.Marty - we missed you. It would have been great to have you and Nancy traipsing around with us. Sean, Ward and I had loads of fun. We met up at one time or another with Oliver Baker, David McIntosh, Lynn Shackelford, Bill & Leslie Gayne, Doug Wright, JJ Shanley Michael Christensen and his mate Brian, and John VanderBort… among others. You would have had a great time!
I'm really enjoying all the ground level and close up camera shots that you don't see as much in the pro game. Gives a much better sense of all the undulations and tricky shots around the greens.
…and do this new thing where they rake the bunkers in ways designed to dial in the challenge.
We did consider coming over yesterday, but decided against. The coverage on the R&A website was actually pretty good, so i just vegged out on the couch all day.Hope you visited with Uncle Bill and had a wee dram with him.F.
I was pleasantly surprised at the many times I saw both sides choose long putts over chip/flops and how masterfully they executed those shotsWhitty was trying to recall the source of the aphorism: " The amount of joy produced by a golf shot is directly proportional to the time the ball spends on the ground" when this happeed during our round on Gullane No 3.After watching Sean and Mike lob lofted clubs at the severely downhill 16th par three playing off the dominant ridge there I pulled my putter out, placed ball on tee , and with an only modestly long swing rolled the ball to within 5 feet from 169 yds. At least a 20 second golf shot.
Well with a few caveats for sure.There is certainly no joy watching your thinned 3 iron worm burner roll out 120 yards, ending up in a bunker, instead of on the green.
I was pleasantly surprised at the many times I saw both sides choose long putts over chip/flops and how masterfully they executed those shots