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Is there anyone else like me that prefers the US Open at "non-links" style courses?

 

Congressional, Merion, Winged Foot, Pinehurst, Oak Hill, just to name a few. Don't get me wrong, I'll enjoy watching, but I guess I'm used to golf courses with trees.

I hate looking at a US Open course that is brown and burnt out. Chamber's Bay was awful. Give me a links course and look for the British. Give me high, lush rough and fast green greens.

 

 

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I'd like it to be tough, but not “tricked-up”. Long rough, narrow fairways, fair but fast greens. No 18 stimp or anything like that.

 

 

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Interesting read on the traffic issues especially travel time from the hotels that USGA booked to the course. They'll be a lot of early risers for those that can't afford a yacht (Tiger) to sleep on or rent nearby homes.

 

 

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Oh no... don't tell me Phil is going to wear that ridiculous dress shirt again...

That plus Joe Buck might be enough to put me over the edge...

 

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I am usually not excited for the US Open, but the links style course will get me into it slightly.

 

It's no Oakmont, but I have a feeling it will be more entertaining than last year.

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I do prefer the old school parkland style courses for opens.

Agreed. The two courses that I grew up on were both designed by George Cobb (think Quail Hollow at last year's PGA) so I know that's affecting my preference.

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Would you hate me if I told you I played Friar's, National, Atlantic, Maidstone, Sebonac, Southampton and Long Island National all in a ten day period.

 

If so it never happened....

You're my hero - you should hook up with my buddy Bob - he manages to get himself on those courses.

 

 

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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I would like to test the TaylorMade irons, where do I enter?

In the Yeti hunter thread.

 

 

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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You're my hero - you should hook up with my buddy Bob - he manages to get himself on those courses.

 

 

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Nearly a third of the field, 47 players are playing the US Open for the first time.  Last player to win the US Open in his first appearance... Francis Ouimet in 1913.

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Wake up, wake up.!! It's US Open morning!

Fore Please:. Now Driving, Jhonathan Vegas!

 

 

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I am usually not excited for the US Open, but the links style course will get me into it slightly.

 

It's no Oakmont, but I have a feeling it will be more entertaining than last year.

It's my favorite Major.

 

 

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I love this! The first Major that I attended was the ‘86 US Open at Shinnecock. It was crazy getting there. We had to drive, take a train and then a bus - took two hours and I bet that I lived 40 miles from the course as the crow flies - little matter of Long Island Sound and NYC that had to be transversed.

 

At any rate we got on the course well before the field had made the turn - no split tees then. I remember standing on the 18th tee and thinking - “this can't be a par 4!” Remember this was still persimmon/balata golf - metal woods were just starting to crash the party.

 

The first shot I saw was Andy North in the rough right of the green on 5 - he hit a shank.

 

Should have used the sickle!

 

 

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Sounds like USGA is going to get the weather conditions it is hoping for to help make the course difficult.  Potential wind gusts of up to 30mph should make it fun.

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Bubba is barking already and just made it to the 4th tee.

 

#prayfortedscott

 

 

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Sounds like USGA is going to get the weather conditions it is hoping for to help make the course difficult. Potential wind gusts of up to 30mph should make it fun.

Welcome to golf on Long Island.

 

 

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