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Anyone planning on going to watch the US Open at Erin Hills? We should set up a Meeting of the Spies. It's a bit of a drive, but the closest I'll be to a PGA Tour event. I'll be there pending work issues.

 

Who else is going?

 

 

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Was hoping to - but business is taking me to Colorado that week. I know a local guy who dabbles on the forum who will be there

 

 

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I am hoping to make it Monday for the practice round. Need to get my tickets still soon as it is confirmed I can go and get the day off work

 

 

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Was thinking about flying out with my son for a few days of playing golf and watching golf. Could not get him to the Masters with me this year so it would be a nice trip for him.

 

 

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I really would have liked to make this one.  Having gotten to play the course the week it opened, I was blow away by some of those holes, it'll be interesting to see how far they stretch it out.  I read somewhere around that time, Steve Stricker played it from the very back tees (something like 7,900 yards) and barely broke 80.   I'm sure they won't play it all the way back, but I'm very anxious to see it.


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7,900??? That doesn't even sound like fun. I'll take my 6,800 all day. 7,900 yards that's just stupid.

 

I'm sure they'll have it at 7,889.

 

7,900 yards. Is that even golf anymore? Seems more like hiking the Appalachian Trail.

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Ok, So I exaggerated a bit, it's only 7,812...ha   But a rate of 77.9!!  Look at that 3 hole stretch from 5-7, a 507 yard par 4, a 236 yard par 3 and 607 par 5.!!   No. 9 at 165 yard par 3, will be like a pitch and putt compared to the rest...ha

 

 

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Ok, So I exaggerated a bit, it's only 7,812...ha But a rate of 77.9!! Look at that 3 hole stretch from 5-7, a 507 yard par 4, a 236 yard par 3 and 607 par 5.!! No. 9 at 165 yard par 3, will be like a pitch and putt compared to the rest...ha

 

 

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So it's the Pacific Crest trail instead. 7,812 yards is a long day.

 

 

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Ok, So I exaggerated a bit, it's only 7,812...ha   But a rate of 77.9!!  Look at that 3 hole stretch from 5-7, a 507 yard par 4, a 236 yard par 3 and 607 par 5.!!   No. 9 at 165 yard par 3, will be like a pitch and putt compared to the rest...ha

The pros all hit it so far, 7800 isn't that crazy for par 72.  I just looked back at Pinehurst #2, and the scorecard shows that maxes out at almost 7600, and they played to par 70.  You can't hardly find the tees they used for the 2015 US Open, they're on adjacent golf courses.  

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Closing on a 660 yard par 5 is a rough way to finish.  Other than that it looks playable for the tour guys.

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I agree for the Pro's it will be doable.

 

I'd rather see some shorter courses, it's more fun to watch when they are pin seeking from 320 with the driver.

 

I enjoyed watching that short par 4 from Chambers Bay.

 

 

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The pros all hit it so far, 7800 isn't that crazy for par 72. I just looked back at Pinehurst #2, and the scorecard shows that maxes out at almost 7600, and they played to par 70. You can't hardly find the tees they used for the 2015 US Open, they're on adjacent golf courses.

They'll probably make it 8k. Mow some "tee boxes" back a few yards.

 

 

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The pros all hit it so far, 7800 isn't that crazy for par 72.  I just looked back at Pinehurst #2, and the scorecard shows that maxes out at almost 7600, and they played to par 70.  You can't hardly find the tees they used for the 2015 US Open, they're on adjacent golf courses.  

 

 

Was hoping to - but business is taking me to Colorado that week. I know a local guy who dabbles on the forum who will be there

 

 

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Agree with both of you, the length probably isn't a problem, especially on firm fairways which I tend to remember Erin being very firm and lots of undulations.   500 yard par 4's are common place now for the US Open.  I do remember there being some blind tee shots, and that 165 yard par 3, if I recall correctly is completely blind you can't see the green from the tee box, there's a huge hill in front of it.  a very funky hole, but I heard they were planing on changing that.  


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I could see them using multiple tee boxes like they have in the past.  The USGA loves to get in the head of some of these players.  And if there is a lot of rain the week before, yes 7800 will be very long, but if they get normal or dry weather it will not play near that long.

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I could see them using multiple tee boxes like they have in the past.  The USGA loves to get in the head of some of these players.  And if there is a lot of rain the week before, yes 7800 will be very long, but if they get normal or dry weather it will not play near that long.

Yep...No doubt.  Remember what the USGA did at Torrey a couple years ago on the Par 5 in the final found, they moved it up so far Furyk had no idea of what to hit there and snap hooked it.   I can definitely see them moving number 15 up to a driveable distance on Sunday and possibly even move 18 up a bit so everyone has a chance to reach in two.  

 

In any case it's one of my favorite Majors of the year to watch, right behind The Masters.

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Whistling can stretch to around 7600 is normal set up at 7200. They will vary tee boxes based upon course conditions and creating opportunities for risk/reward.

 

 

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Whistling can stretch to around 7600 is normal set up at 7200. They will vary tee boxes based upon course conditions and creating opportunities for risk/reward.

 

 

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I need to get over there and play WS. Always enjoyed watching events played there.

 

 

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I golfed there last year and my caddie said they have the ability to stretch it to 8150 yards at the absolute longest. He said the course would be unplayable at that length and thought it would between 7600-7800 yards.

 

 

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As we get closer I'm bumping this. Anyone headed to Erin Hills this summer?

 

 

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