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Jaydog wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 8:46 am So hard to get tickets to big golf events now Chilli.
The Open is balloted now. Tried for next years Masters & failed. Got a quote for a company for 4 days tickets, accommodation & flights - 15k each 😱
My brother went the year Zach Johnson won for about 2k all in. How times have changed.
Friend went to the Masters last year
Said it was ridiculous - to any of the top players - especially on the weekend - you're always standing in a crowd that is 20 deep.

He said he ended up just basically walking the course. He's a 6 handicap, so decent golfer and wanted to try to simulate playing it - said the TV doesn't do justice to the elevation change on most holes.
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White Riot wrote: Sun Oct 01, 2023 5:35 pm He did Jay, our team was well prepared.

Yanks had a go today though.
Funny thing happened.... about a 1/2 hour after the result, I get an email from Golf Digest (I get regular emails from them), with the title:
"Why the Ryder Cup is broken".
Went on at length about how home team always wins (not true) blah, blah.
You could almost hear the sour grapes dripping off the page.
Wonder if he'd have written that if the US had won? (Somehow I doubt it).
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GreennWhite wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 6:13 pm Can just see it now, both of them in a Father Ted type caravan, Y-Fronts hanging out the windows and empty Buckie bottles all over the ground :lol: :lol:
Jeez, gonna have nightmares later.
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Jaydog wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 6:40 pm Like Ernie Els I like quality wine so I reckon I’ll give Buckie a miss 😆
Oh god it’s fortified wine with added caffeine. Sounds like an Aldi wine.
Young ones swear by it as a warm up before heading out, made at Buckfast Abbey by monks so must be good for you 🙄
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malcolmw wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 6:53 pm Friend went to the Masters last year
Said it was ridiculous - to any of the top players - especially on the weekend - you're always standing in a crowd that is 20 deep.

He said he ended up just basically walking the course. He's a 6 handicap, so decent golfer and wanted to try to simulate playing it - said the TV doesn't do justice to the elevation change on most holes.
Yeah my brother said it’s unbelievably different from tv. Would love to walk round there. Wonder if Augusta have upped the crowds a bit as I think it’s generally considered the best viewing major. You get to place your seat don’t you. That’s pretty unique.
But elite sport is becoming the domain of the rich as you generally need to be buying on the secondary market at massively inflated prices.
I used to always get tickets in the Wimbledon ballot. Haven’t been successful in a while. Simple maths isn’t it, way more people entering the ballot = less chance
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Jaydog wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 7:05 pm Yeah my brother said it’s unbelievably different from tv. Would love to walk round there. Wonder if Augusta have upped the crowds a bit as I think it’s generally considered the best viewing major. You get to place your seat don’t you. That’s pretty unique.
But elite sport is becoming the domain of the rich as you generally need to be buying on the secondary market at massively inflated prices.
I used to always get tickets in the Wimbledon ballot. Haven’t been successful in a while. Simple maths isn’t it, way more people entering the ballot = less chance
Pretty sad isn't it
I'm hoping to go to a game at the next World Cup here in North America. But I'm not paying $300+ to go and see Canada or the US play Jamaica or New Zealand!!
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Jaydog wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 7:05 pm Yeah my brother said it’s unbelievably different from tv. Would love to walk round there. Wonder if Augusta have upped the crowds a bit as I think it’s generally considered the best viewing major. You get to place your seat don’t you. That’s pretty unique.
But elite sport is becoming the domain of the rich as you generally need to be buying on the secondary market at massively inflated prices.
I used to always get tickets in the Wimbledon ballot. Haven’t been successful in a while. Simple maths isn’t it, way more people entering the ballot = less chance
As a matter of interest what do you pay to go to a Leeds game?
How much are season tickets and can you get them?

(Not that I'm looking - would be a slightly long commute). :roflmao:
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malcolmw wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 7:25 pm As a matter of interest what do you pay to go to a Leeds game?
How much are season tickets and can you get them?

(Not that I'm looking - would be a slightly long commute). :roflmao:
Probably asking the wrong person. Never had a season ticket and not been to many home games (geographical issues) actually been to a lot of away games including Ipswich recently which was about £30 I think.
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Matt Wallace back nine at the DP Championship.
Bet you’ve done that a few times Chilli 😂
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Jaydog wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 11:33 am IMG_8046.jpeg

Matt Wallace back nine at the DP Championship.
Bet you’ve done that a few times Chilli 😂
Ha Ha if only Jaydog.
Pretty sure I've done 60 for nine holes though....... :lol:
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Ryder cup still going!!?
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Jaydog wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 11:33 am IMG_8046.jpeg

Matt Wallace back nine at the DP Championship.
Bet you’ve done that a few times Chilli 😂
Double Penetration Championship?
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The Subhuman wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 12:30 pm Double Penetration Championship?
😁 we know what you look at on the internet now
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The Subhuman wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 12:29 pm Ryder cup still going!!?
Yeah. The Americans won’t give up till they’ve won.
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The Subhuman wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 12:30 pm Double Penetration Championship?
Don’t bend over too long studying a putt is my advice.
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lol
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Chilli D wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 12:28 pm Ha Ha if only Jaydog.
Pretty sure I've done 60 for nine holes though....... :lol:
:roflmao: Oh yeah, many times unfortunately.
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Jaydog wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 12:31 pm 😁 we know what you look at on the internet now
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Here it is. Needs changing to The Masters though.
Could a mod do that for me. Thanks
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Can’t wait for the Masters. Any early predictions ?? A group of mates do a competition where you take the odds off Bet 365 & you have to pick 3 players with combined odds of over 100/1, winner is the player with the lowest combined score of the 3 players, penalty for any players missing the cut. £10 each, tends to go right to the wire.
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