remember complainers about my worm burners catching up to better players ..
if you never have played a true links course- brown & bouncy-wind and the smell of the sea you have never played golf in a better setting than this
I played in Ireland June 15-23 certainly didn’t wear shorts never saw the sun at Old Head
The superb links at Great Yarmouth and Caister are burned yellow . Just watch the ATR coverage of horse racing . Bouncy sometimes favourable sometimes not . The greens are magnificent and we are loving it. A bit of rain would be most welcome though.
Can’t agree more with the overwatering and under cutting of greens because they may stress a little
I will be there starting Friday for two weeks... having a devil of a time packing!!! Did take out the mittens though... used them twice the last time I was there in August!!! Suggestions???
I'm here now. I typically barely look at the weather and instead pack for all scenarios. Doubt I'll use my wool hat though! Ground is firm, you'll need comfy shoes!
There is nothing wrong, what so ever, with brown courses. Here in the states, we are spoiled with green is good, better than brown... when it comes to courses. Courses seem to like the motto "Looks good from the road", so they completely overwater to make it a nice shade of green. People drive by those courses and you can almost hear them "Wow, look how nice that course is, and how green". Then there are the players who play there regularly, who deals with mud balls on a weekly basis, super soft tee boxes, no run on tee shots, bumpy greens, all due to overwatering. But... "It looks nice from the road!"# brownisbeautiful
Spent June in Ireland, mostly in the north. Played Sandy Hills at the Rosapenna Estate, Glashedy Links at Ballyliffin (had to take a little mat around) and also played Portstewart Strand course. The day at Portstewart was the only day that the weather wasn’t sunshine and calm.
We grew up playing these conditions on the municipal courses in South Texas.
looks like chambers bay as done by the usga...