Pinehurst #2

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  1. agrostis

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  2. jlrvt

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    “Personally, I think this is the coolest thing ever,” said Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, the president of the LPGA player directors. She won the U.S. Women’s Amateur winner in 1989 when it was held at No. 2.


    If she believes this course will be in ok shape for the women, I'm standing behind her. The scrutiny on the course from the mass media will be in force 110%. I feel many women's groups of viewing this as putting the women behind the men because they are 'less than'. As a woman in this industry I do not feel that way at all. As we know, this is generating more buzz for the LPGA than anything in recent memory.

    Time will tell, until then, there will be loads of speculation.
     
  3. agrostis

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    I just can't see the USGA setting it up so that ball's are landing in the previous week's landing area's. But they do want the men and the women to use roughly the same iron's for their second shot. Personally, i think the golf course will be fine.

    Did you know that Pinehurst is going to do away with all their bentgrass green's and go to ultra-dwarf bermuda? Now if Augusta would do that, that would change the way a lot of thing's are done, but that's probably wishful thinking.
     
  4. jlrvt

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    I have to agree with the landing. And that would be a very easy fix to prevent that from happening.
     
  5. larryinalabama

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    Im sure the greens will be well watered ad mowed a lot higher for the women, when Payne Stewart won a lot of men had a hard time even finishing 18 holes.
     
  6. agrostis

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    You know what ...? Those green's aren't that difficult. They are pretty big and fairly flat in the cuppable area's. Their main claim is that they roll off on the edge's. I remember Daly having a hard time but if he's having a bad week it wouldn't matter if they were pool table's. Really, that golf course is tough because of the sum total of all it's part's. You would have to see it in person to appreciate that though, TV doesn't do it justice.
     
  7. dcfas

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    This is one of my bucket list destinations. Top of the list is Augusta, which I can only hope to visit as a patron. I had the pleasure of attending the PGA at Oak Hill in 2003. I couldn't believe how perfect the turf was, I mean perfect.

    DC
     
  8. larryinalabama

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    Stewart one it with a -1 score, Id have to say its tough. I don't think Daly had a good time that week.

    Of all the Tournments Ive been too Rivera in LA is the toughest layout.

    I also would like too go see the Masters one time before I croak.

    I was at Shoal Creek this past weekend for the Seniors event. Beautiful place, but I was surprised how wide open the fairways are.
     
  9. agrostis

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  10. dcfas

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    What is the word on speed of greens and weather?
     

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