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Title: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: 3puttwizard on Sep 04, 2018, 22:13:46
So who will be the Captains picks?

Looks like Furyk has just picked 3 tonight - Woods, Mickelson, DeChambeau


US team looks strong
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Stanster on Sep 04, 2018, 22:48:28
Rumours on Twitter that Garcia is going to get a pick  :blink: :scared:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Blofeld on Sep 04, 2018, 23:34:47
I think that we need a player who has the stamina to play 5 rounds over the three days so if Dick In Shorts leaves his mobile on.... :chuckle:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Gareth on Sep 04, 2018, 23:44:35
Rumours on Twitter that Garcia is going to get a pick  :blink: :scared:


Don’t see Sergio getting a pick personally...to play that is....
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Dick in Shorts on Sep 05, 2018, 08:16:40
I think that we need a player who has the stamina to play 5 rounds over the three days so if Dick In Shorts leaves his mobile on.... :chuckle: :clap:

My diary is clear for that week..........

 :clap: :clap:

Although with two or three days of practice rounds I think it might be a bit much to play in all 5 sessions over the 3 days.

Who’d like to caddy for me?
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: YOOFALLMAN on Sep 05, 2018, 08:28:54
My diary is clear for that week..........

 :clap: :clap:

Although with two or three days of practice rounds I think it might be a bit much to play in all 5 sessions over the 3 days.

Who’d like to caddy for me?

You might struggle to get your breakfast  bacon and black pudding roll though Dick..... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Pleasedwith3putts on Sep 05, 2018, 08:38:47
I'd like to see Poults, Casey, Rafa and Wallace

I think he will bottle it and go for Poults, Casey, Stenson (clearly injured but just returning for Fedex end of season payout) and Garcia (how can you possibly pick him on season form...).
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: 3puttwizard on Sep 05, 2018, 09:25:54
I'd like to see Poults, Casey, Rafa and Wallace

I'd probably go with the same. Form is key I think.

The singles could be a bloodbath
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Scotty on Sep 05, 2018, 09:38:49
It's most likely Poulter, Casey, Stenson and Wallace.

I don't like that because I think Rafa or Knox (or even Garcia) should have Stenson's place but picking him makes not picking the other guys easier so I think he's going to cop out with Stenson on the grounds that he's experienced.

I have it on good authority that Finau has already locked up the last US pick (he's had it locked in for a number of weeks). He's also been to the course more than any of the other payers.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Cols_Ears on Sep 05, 2018, 09:44:39
I'd go for Wallace too - he's had a great season winning 3 events two of them in playoffs, clearly good under pressure and he's on form. He's got a good personality and I think could play with anyone on the team, although I think him and Poults would be a great line up.

As much as I love Sergio, think he is brilliant talent and always elevates his game for the RC, he has had a stinker of a year and doesn't deserve his place.
If Stenson says he's fit I'd pick him. He's as cool as his nickname suggests and he and Rose are a known partnership that bring in the points.
Poulter is a lock for me.

Casey probably deserves his place, based on his steady performances and his ranking (on both tables) but his lack of recent wins is a bit worrying - although we all know he's not well liked by his peers (cf Patrick Reed), but seemed to gel well with Tommy in the Asia cup / Seve Trophy thing.

If Stenson isn't fit then other pick I'm torn between Rafa / Matt Fitzpatrick and Pieters. Pieters hasn't really done much since the last Ryder Cup, where I think we all expected him to kick on. Rafa is a big powerful player, but Matt is a brilliant putter, so not a lot to push you one way or the other - might come down to how well they have played at Paris National previously, or their past RC results (and I think Rafa shades that one).

Someone who hasn't been mentioned at all in the press is Russel Knox, he's 9th in the European Points list and 15th in the World list. I wouldn't pick him, but I think if he had won this year he might have been in contention and deserved a place.
Interestingly this time around the World Points list is irrelevant as the same 8 players would have been picked from the European Points list as have been picked by 4 from each list - I guess it shows the increased importance of the WGC events, Majors and perhaps the Rolex series events where a lot of the big players have come back and played in them.

So my 4 picks are:

Henrik Stenson
Paul Casey
Matt (Mike) Wallace
Ian Poulter
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Scotty on Sep 05, 2018, 09:48:23

Someone who hasn't been mentioned at all in the press is Russel Knox, he's 9th in the European Points list and 15th in the World list. I wouldn't pick him, but I think if he had won this year he might have been in contention and deserved a place.

He did win! He won the Irish Open. He was also runner up the week before at the French - the same course this RC is being played on! It's criminal if he doesn't get a pick. Was close last time too.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Cols_Ears on Sep 05, 2018, 10:07:30
He did win! He won the Irish Open. He was also runner up the week before at the French - the same course this RC is being played on! It's criminal if he doesn't get a pick. Was close last time too.
Ah - forgot about that, my excuse is that I was away and never saw it on TV! That would explain why he' so far up the points list then.
Not sure you could say it would be criminal if he didn't get a pick though - you didn't even mention him in your choice either Scott!
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Scotty on Sep 05, 2018, 10:22:52
I did.....

It's most likely Poulter, Casey, Stenson and Wallace.

I don't like that because I think Rafa or Knox (or even Garcia) should have Stenson's place but picking him makes not picking the other guys easier so I think he's going to cop out with Stenson on the grounds that he's experienced.

My picks would be Poults, PC, Wallace and Knox. Both Rafa and Knox have shown more form than Garcia and Stenson but Stenson is the easy cop out, hence why I think he's going to pick Stenson.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Pleasedwith3putts on Sep 05, 2018, 10:54:36
A mate of mine was just told by someone who should know that it's Poulter, Stenson, Garcia and Casey
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: euros on Sep 05, 2018, 11:03:23
don't see how garcia could be picked. It's a toss up for the others.

Would be good to have Wallace in there as 3 wins following his rise over the past couple of years actually does provide merit to get picked.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: david92 on Sep 05, 2018, 11:04:11
A mate of mine was just told by someone who should know that it's Poulter, Stenson, Garcia and Casey

Garcia and Casey dodgy if you ask me Wallace is white hot at the moment...even if he seems to have had a chequered past...rather pick Rafa Cabrera Bello than Casey...
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Scotty on Sep 05, 2018, 11:07:14
It may have been leaked, I've heard the same.

If true, that's an absolute cop out and leverages Wallace's win to justify not picking Rafa, Knox or Pieters. Effectively gives them the message that their form was never going to get any of them in.

Which leads me to suggest what is the point in having increased the picks to 4 to accommodate form if you're not going to pick form players!?

Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Pleasedwith3putts on Sep 05, 2018, 11:08:58
I'd take Casey ahead of Garcia. If you are going to take a punt on someone to be inspired by the Ryder Cup I'd take Pieters and put him with Rory. A lot of the Queenwood caddies rate Pieters as the most talented there, which isn't a bad accolade.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Pleasedwith3putts on Sep 05, 2018, 11:14:13
It may have been leaked, I've heard the same.


Also heard a lot of senior tour officials think Bjorn will be a terrible captain as it does not play to his personal attributes - it's basically a reward for service (just like his picks) and NOT best man for the job
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: david92 on Sep 05, 2018, 11:47:26
Also heard a lot of senior tour officials think Bjorn will be a terrible captain as it does not play to his personal attributes - it's basically a reward for service (just like his picks) and NOT best man for the job

...I just returned from a trip to Ireland where I played courses both in the republic and NI including Portrush, we as a group played 10 courses and everyone in the 10 man group when they asked anyone about Darren Clark not one good word was said about him....and he will probably be in the queue for RC capt fairly soon
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Cols_Ears on Sep 05, 2018, 11:53:13
...I just returned from a trip to Ireland where I played courses both in the republic and NI including Portrush, we as a group played 10 courses and everyone in the 10 man group when they asked anyone about Darren Clark not one good word was said about him....and he will probably be in the queue for RC capt fairly soon
Er David - he did the last one at Hazeltine... :wave:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: freded on Sep 05, 2018, 13:22:40
...I just returned from a trip to Ireland where I played courses both in the republic and NI including Portrush, we as a group played 10 courses and everyone in the 10 man group when they asked anyone about Darren Clark not one good word was said about him....and he will probably be in the queue for RC capt fairly soon

Have only heard bad things about Clarke, especially during the lead-up to his wife's death and immediately after it.

Plenty of rumours around Wallace in the past.

Sergio's not been quite as bad as people think this year and normally plays well in the Ryder Cup.  I suspect Casey, Poulter, Stenson and Sergio will get the nod due to the relative lack of experience in the Euro team.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Cols_Ears on Sep 05, 2018, 13:50:04
What has Wallace supposedly done? I've not seen any bad press about him, and the interviews I've seen he's come across well and quite funny?
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: sharkygolf on Sep 05, 2018, 13:59:58
What has Wallace supposedly done? I've not seen any bad press about him, and the interviews I've seen he's come across well and quite funny?

Rubber on the end of his pencil used to get a fair workout!....

Having played against or around him a few times, I just think he was so unpopular he'll not be a great team man.... Could be wrong and will see in 5mins or so... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: freded on Sep 05, 2018, 14:02:14
Rubber on the end of his pencil used to get a fair workout!....

Having played against or around him a few times, I just think he was so unpopular he'll not be a great team man.... Could be wrong and will see in 5mins or so... :rolleyes:

Heard same stories -had a reputation as a cheat. 
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Stanster on Sep 05, 2018, 14:06:43
Garcia in  :huh:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Cols_Ears on Sep 05, 2018, 14:15:03
How uninspiring - I feel rather deflated...
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: euros on Sep 05, 2018, 14:17:51
How uninspiring - I feel rather deflated...


+1
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: YOOFALLMAN on Sep 05, 2018, 14:31:49
How uninspiring - I feel rather deflated...

USA "only" priced @ 13/8 for a victory > 4 points.
We could be on the end of a sphincter busting Rogering methinks.... :no:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: YOOFALLMAN on Sep 05, 2018, 14:34:32
...I just returned from a trip to Ireland where I played courses both in the republic and NI including Portrush, we as a group played 10 courses and everyone in the 10 man group when they asked anyone about Darren Clark not one good word was said about him....and he will probably be in the queue for RC capt fairly soon

Just ask any member @ Sunningdale....you'll get quite a story.... :blink:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Ritchie on Sep 05, 2018, 14:41:27
Disppointing
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Ritchie on Sep 05, 2018, 14:43:28
Have only heard bad things about Clarke, especially during the lead-up to his wife's death and immediately after it.

Plenty of rumours around Wallace in the past.

Sergio's not been quite as bad as people think this year and normally plays well in the Ryder Cup.  I suspect Casey, Poulter, Stenson and Sergio will get the nod due to the relative lack of experience in the Euro team.

Intrigued!

I've always been a Clarke fan and never heard anything bad about him, maybe I had my head  in the sand!
He was a poor captain though.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Scotty on Sep 05, 2018, 14:44:17
extended to 4 picks to accommodate form players and not one form player selected...

cop out - he's left out all form / borderline automatic players (Knox, Wallace, Rafa and Pieters)

Knox sitting 8th in race to Dubai with fewer events played than anyone else in the top 20, including one win and a runner up on the same course the RC is being played. Unreal not picking him.

Wallace has won 3 times this season including 7 birdies in last 8 holes to win in Denmark when he was told he needed to impress to get in. Still not picked.

Injured Stenson and an off form Garcia with terrible putting stats this year. Not agreeing with that
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: ianbakerfinchrules on Sep 05, 2018, 15:14:23
I certainly see where you are coming from but Wallace is sitting in 17th position in the race to Dubai with 3 wins!! Begs the question where the hell has he been for the other events. If the winning Wallace was to show up happy days if the other one turns up he might run out of balls!
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: 3puttwizard on Sep 05, 2018, 15:21:56
Total bottle job.

So what's Clarke supposedly done then?
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: euros on Sep 05, 2018, 15:40:52
I certainly see where you are coming from but Wallace is sitting in 17th position in the race to Dubai with 3 wins!! Begs the question where the hell has he been for the other events. If the winning Wallace was to show up happy days if the other one turns up he might run out of balls!

On this year's form, having garcia in will more than probably be the latter wallace. at least you have a chance of the good wallace turning up
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Chip_Unsure on Sep 05, 2018, 15:44:24
Total bottle job.

So what's Clarke supposedly done then?

Balls in holes not on the golf club I think......
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: david92 on Sep 05, 2018, 15:56:20
 :roulette:

Me being dumb re Clark RC captaincy....a "senior" moment...but I agree with the sentiment re the very safe selection....even if Wallace has a dodgy past...the way he plays he is like Poulter...as the movie quote says..he definitely doesn't lack the "minerals"!!

Garcia playing rubbish and Stenson patchy and injured...and Casey I think bottles it under the pressure of the last few holes...

Back USA to win by at least 3
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Ritchie on Sep 05, 2018, 15:56:36
Balls in holes not on the golf club I think......

Think I had heard that previously now it's been mentioned.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: freded on Sep 05, 2018, 16:15:03
Think I had heard that previously now it's been mentioned.

Paying for play as well.

 
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Ritchie on Sep 05, 2018, 16:24:41
Paying for play as well.

That's not good, bit disappointed to hear that as well!
All in all a poor day's golfing news!
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: euros on Sep 05, 2018, 16:34:11
Paying for play as well.

hadn't he heard of Monty's wife?
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Gareth on Sep 05, 2018, 19:41:14
Total bottle job.

So what's Clarke supposedly done then?


Not a good idea to share all of the DC stories (most of which are true I'm afraid....) on a public forum Robin  :eyebrow:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Chip_Unsure on Sep 05, 2018, 19:44:15

Not a good idea to share all of the DC stories (most of which are true I'm afraid....) on a public forum Robin  :eyebrow:

Why, what’s his screen name on here and does he often log in?! Part and parcel of being in the public eye and not being squeaky clean IMO.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Gareth on Sep 05, 2018, 20:28:17
Why, what’s his screen name on here and does he often log in?! Part and parcel of being in the public eye and not being squeaky clean IMO.


Have you not heard of libel and forums Rob?!
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: 3puttwizard on Sep 05, 2018, 21:14:09

Not a good idea to share all of the DC stories (most of which are true I'm afraid....) on a public forum Robin  :eyebrow:

Ive not alleged anything Gareth. Notice I used the word supposedly.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Gareth on Sep 05, 2018, 21:27:48
Ive not alleged anything Gareth. Notice I used the word supposedly.


I know you haven’t mate. I was just saying that there a number of DC stories that I (and perhaps others too) know but they can’t be really shared on an open public forum in my humble opinion.....well I’m not!  :roulette:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: 3puttwizard on Sep 05, 2018, 21:31:36
Pm is fine ;)
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: euros on Sep 11, 2018, 14:26:35
If the rumors are true, will Dustin be playing?
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Scotty on Sep 11, 2018, 15:19:53
If the rumors are true, will Dustin be playing?

This story gets more entertaining each day.

I heard a few months back that Dustin supposedly let Brooks Koepka have a go with Paulina as a treat for her birthday  :clap:

If Tiger has been in about I'd suggest the lesson to be learned is clear - the key to success on the PGA Tour is to be getting stuck into Paulina G  :chuckle:

Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: freded on Sep 11, 2018, 15:44:32
Monte told a great story about DJ servicing a Travis Matthews rep on a bridge at a big industry event at a posh LA golf club not realising that everyone at the event had a view from the clubhouse

What’s the latest story on DJ?
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: euros on Sep 11, 2018, 16:02:59
Story was on a WRX email but seemed to have permanently deleted it. Apparently its someone from the GC they are all members at in LA. All DJ pictures been deleted from his wife intsa account, so definitely true  :tongue:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Chip_Unsure on Sep 11, 2018, 16:15:01
So it seems DJ doesn't ready MSG, but Darren Clarke does then?!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: freded on Sep 11, 2018, 16:35:45
Did read an article that DJ had been over friendly with a member at his local country club.  There are pics of her in the article

I’d rate the chances of DC or DJ reading this forum as pretty low :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: 3puttwizard on Sep 11, 2018, 16:37:10
Exactly Rob.


Its like the bloody Daily sport in here....

Where's Gareth when you need him
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: freded on Sep 11, 2018, 16:47:20
Yassie Safai
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Blofeld on Sep 11, 2018, 17:48:23
Yassie Safai

average
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: 3puttwizard on Sep 11, 2018, 18:12:54
Not a great swing either
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: freded on Sep 11, 2018, 19:15:02
average

She’s no Rebekah Brooks   :D
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Gareth on Sep 11, 2018, 19:34:20


Where's Gareth when you need him


Sorry, I was balls deep in Paulina Robin  :wave:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Gareth on Sep 11, 2018, 19:35:26
So it seems DJ doesn't ready MSG, but Darren Clarke does then?!!  :lol:


What happens on Tour, stays on tour.........well, until they get found out that is.................
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: euros on Sep 11, 2018, 21:29:42
thats where i went wrong, it was golf punk

Courtesy of a golf punk email
"Sherwood Country Club at centre of controversy
The woman believed to be at the centre of the apparent split between Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky is California socialite and golfer Yassie Safai.

Revealed the woman at the centre of Paulina and Dustin Johnson split

Safai is a regular visitor to the fancy Sherwood Country Club which DJ and Paulina also frequent

DJ and Safai are said to have struck up a relationship that has infuriated Gretzky, who has been engaged to the 2016 US Open champion for nearly five years.

Paulina sparked rumours of a rift — just a couple of weeks before Johnson is due to play in the Ryder Cup — by deleting every photograph of him from her Instagram page.

Revealed the woman at the centre of Paulina and Dustin Johnson split

Paulina has 728,000 Instagram followers, often posting amusing videos of the couple partying

DJ and Paulina are regular visitors to the exclusive Sherwood Country Club near Los Angeles, where Safai’s partner, Michael Humbarger, is also a member.

Revealed the woman at the centre of Paulina and Dustin Johnson split

One her Instagram page, Safai, 39, describes herself as a “Connector. World Traveler. Golf Lover. Joy Seeker. Fashion Enthusiast. Rescue Momma. Hopelessly In Love”.

DJ and Paulina have two children — Tatum, three, and one-year-old Rivers — and had reportedly been planning to get married next year.

Gretzky’s parents, Canadian ice hockey legend Wayne and wife Janet, own a mansion at Sherwood, and are said to be furious at the way the scandal has erupted.

Revealed the woman at the centre of Paulina and Dustin Johnson split

Another Sherwood member, who did not want his identity revealed, commented: “It is the talk of the club that Yassie is at the centre of the split, and it has caused the Gretzky family a lot of heartache.

“Yassie is very ambitious, and is keen to be seen as the ultimate golf chick — but I’m not sure if being involved in something like this will help or hurt those ambitions.”

Johnson allegedly has previous in this department. Alli Mackenzie, the ex-wife of PGA Tour star Will, was forced to deny rumours of an affair, while another Major championship-winning golfer is said to have confronted Johnson over suggestions he had sex with his wife.

He was also accused of cheating on then-girlfriend Amanda Caulder with LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis."

To be clear, I do not share, hold or corroborate any of the facts/stories stated above. I believe that DJ is a stand up intelligent guy who would never be so dumb as to cheat on his wife; he would never be that dumb!
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: 3puttwizard on Sep 11, 2018, 22:44:14
DJ ain’t married

Paulina > Yassie
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: euros on Sep 12, 2018, 09:33:20
DJ ain’t married

Shit, I'm open for libel! :lol:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: braehead on Sep 24, 2018, 08:38:50
So what are the viewing options for this weekend?  Is it a Sky only event or is it on the BBC too?
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Dick in Shorts on Sep 24, 2018, 09:00:56
Think there might be some highlights on Auntie but only live on Sky
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: braehead on Sep 24, 2018, 09:52:11
Think there might be some highlights on Auntie but only live on Sky
Thanks - NOW TV pass for me then
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Stanster on Sep 24, 2018, 10:18:09
Think there might be some highlights on Auntie but only live on Sky

No highlights on BBC from what I can see
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Chip_Unsure on Sep 24, 2018, 11:35:58
I handed my notice in last week and am currently working out a leaving date.

So my thought is do I watch it on Friday from my iPad in the office knowing it would be uninterrupted coverage, or at home on the big TV which would be better except for the interruptions from wide and baby!
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: SkankyShanky on Sep 24, 2018, 11:39:07
I handed my notice in last week and am currently working out a leaving date.

So my thought is do I watch it on Friday from my iPad in the office knowing it would be uninterrupted coverage, or at home on the big TV which would be better except for the interruptions from wide and baby!

Bit rude  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Chip_Unsure on Sep 24, 2018, 11:43:08
Whoops.  :chuckle:

Thanks for quoting that so I can't cover my tracks!!
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Stanster on Sep 25, 2018, 09:16:57
Away on holiday in Madeira for wedding anniversary so had thought I would miss it all.

Until......

Walked past a bar last night with sky and they are advertising i.

What's my chances of going missing for 3 days ?
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: euros on Sep 26, 2018, 09:15:57
No highlights on BBC from what I can see

Highlights on BBC 2 and BBC iplayer at 2030 each evening
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: david92 on Sep 26, 2018, 12:25:44
Highlights on BBC 2 and BBC iplayer at 2030 each evening

Thats quite early for the BBC...I find it pathetic that they only show highlights of other golf usually around midnight!!...and golf wonders why non golfers are taking no interest in the game...I remember as a kid and non golfer watching golf on the TV at sensible times and that obviously led to longer term interest in finding out more about the game
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Ritchie on Sep 26, 2018, 14:44:53
Thats quite early for the BBC...I find it pathetic that they only show highlights of other golf usually around midnight!!...and golf wonders why non golfers are taking no interest in the game...I remember as a kid and non golfer watching golf on the TV at sensible times and that obviously led to longer term interest in finding out more about the game

1991, as a 12 year old, dressed in my golf gear, in the back room watching Langer miss on an old black and white telly.
I cried my little eyes out.

The good old days of BBC golf.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: 3puttwizard on Sep 27, 2018, 19:37:13
So the pairings....
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Stanster on Sep 28, 2018, 21:57:55
Bolox, can't even watch iPlayer highlights, uk only  :cry
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Post by: Gareth on Sep 30, 2018, 16:15:58
What a day  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: inoculator on Sep 30, 2018, 22:52:12
Just watched the highlights on beeb.

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Hadn't seen much of the course before this as don't have sky but to me it looked like they set it up perfectly. Greens not silly speeds and rough penal enough.

Good shots were rewarded.

All in all thought it was excellent.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Cols_Ears on Oct 01, 2018, 08:44:20
Good event, right result.

American's over confident / arrogant, plus their big players on the whole didn't perform. Europe played well as a group and again showed that team spirit and bonding can overcome world rankings. Furyk seemed to be a bit dull and short on ideas, didn't seem to have a plan as to what to do with his picks and had odd pairings (other than the best mates of JT and Speith who sounded like they said didn't want to play with anyone else, which possibly wasn't the best for the team). Their lack of preparation on the course also seemed very telling, making poor strategy choices on lots of occasions.

Bjorn did well, good plan to move the spectator ropes back to provide more deep rough to punish the US bombers. Course looked great, brilliant for matchplay especially the last few holes (although Mollinari and Fleetwood never saw them!). Mollinari was unbeliveable - I don't ever remember anyone winning 5 points before, especially from a guy who had only ever won half points in the past. The European picks delivered the goods and the US ones didn't. Must have been hard for Bjorn to leave out Thunderbear on Saturday, but he came good yesterday.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: david92 on Oct 01, 2018, 09:46:05
Really would like to play the course
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Ritchie on Oct 01, 2018, 13:51:23
Really would like to play the course

It's good but flipping difficult.
These boys make it look easy - it's one of the hardest courses I've ever played.
3rd tee shot is narrow thin, rough left, water right
4 is thin and 2nd shot massively uphill.
7 tee shot is flipping difficult
9 is a joke - made a good 7 there, probably had 4 chips from around the green.
10 is a lot harder then it looks.
13 you need to hit it to a spot the size of my head to have a shot and then the 2nd is tough as
15 - impossible - just walk to 16.
Made par on 16 - would of beaten Phil there too!
17 - I flushed a driver and nailed a 4 iron and we were 50 yards in front of the pros. These boys are hitting it a different planet to us lot. Rahm flicking a wedge in - beggars belief.
18 - narrow narrow narrow and if you do find the fairway it's a bloody imtidating 2nd. 180 yards say, these boys cruise a 7 iron there no problem. I'm having to nut a 5 iron and hope for the best.

Play it once, tick it off, but jesus, take plenty of balls.

Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: srp973 on Oct 01, 2018, 16:17:53
Looking at trips last night

1 Night B&B, 2 rounds (didn't know there were 2 different courses there) and Eurotunnel started at £249.

Wonder how much this will now become........
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: david92 on Oct 01, 2018, 16:29:20
reckon prices and demand will shoot up
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: euros on Oct 01, 2018, 18:57:56
a story of selfless unity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/45703605  (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/45703605)
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Gareth on Oct 01, 2018, 19:37:42
a story of selfless unity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/45703605  (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/45703605)


He's not the most unpopular guy on Tour for nothing!! Total tool.....
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Ritchie on Oct 02, 2018, 12:06:16

He's not the most unpopular guy on Tour for nothing!! Total tool.....

Now DJ v Brooks

Happy camp
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: SkankyShanky on Oct 02, 2018, 12:19:41
Worse for that woman Koepka hit ... apparently she fractured her eye socket and her eyeball exploded, so she's blind in that eye now.
Title: Re: Ryder Cup 2018
Post by: Blofeld on Oct 02, 2018, 14:13:28
Worse for that woman Koepka hit ... apparently she fractured her eye socket and her eyeball exploded, so she's blind in that eye now.

Yeah but she got given a signed glove...so that should make things allright surely ??   :picard: