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Fri, Nov 20 2020 2:36 PM (186 replies)
  • Doublemochaman
    2,009 Posts
    Sun, Mar 18 2012 2:52 PM

    I think WGT is done with new links courses for awhile... too many already.  Next links course = Chambers Bay in 2015.

     

  • giraffedog
    144 Posts
    Sun, Mar 18 2012 3:52 PM

    Changing??....work your clubs, yes, YOURS..........it's friggin golf, fer chrissakes.

    Didn't win the lotto last night either...but poor me.............grow a set.

  • bblackh1
    159 Posts
    Sun, Mar 18 2012 4:25 PM

    The greens on Whistler finally started to make sense to me.

    I needed to look at the real scorecard, and then it became

    more obvious that all the greens slope away from the mountains

    towards Lost Lake. 

     

    bblackh1

  • CMcCartney727
    1,417 Posts
    Mon, Mar 19 2012 10:48 PM

    Got a taste of Whistler with Championship greens, and, as expected, it was not pretty... like putting on the hood of your car... 3  3-putts in the first 4 holes and a WD for me.  

  • mrenn29
    380 Posts
    Tue, Mar 20 2012 11:56 AM

    CMcCartney727:

    Got a taste of Whistler with Championship greens, and, as expected, it was not pretty... like putting on the hood of your car... 3  3-putts in the first 4 holes and a WD for me.  

     

    How did you play Champ greens on Whistler?

  • genorb
    1,252 Posts
    Tue, Mar 20 2012 11:58 AM

    mrenn29:

    How did you play Champ greens on Whistler?

    You played it once here

    http://www.wgt.com/tournaments/leaderboard.aspx?ID=496020d2-0d88-4a36-b114-a0130081e08a

    Don't know if this is what he meant...

    Regards

     

  • mrenn29
    380 Posts
    Tue, Mar 20 2012 3:24 PM

    Hmm weird,guess I thought it was tour when I played lol.Played it first day so can't remember.

  • Wotherspiniesta
    5 Posts
    Tue, Mar 20 2012 3:52 PM

    You're right the greens are not pretty at all. The course as a whole is great, but if you're not zoning those irons and wedges into a couple of yards, you won't make many putts. My first attempt was a withdrawl after a par at number one and taking the out of bounds on at number 2 (won't be doing that again) My second effort  I was a little frustrated on the front 9, not taking advantage of the par 5's and only -2, however my wedge play was top notch on the back 9 and I ended up 7 birdies on the trot from 12-18, finishing at -9. Last 2 attempts have been very frustrating, withdrawing both times due to the silly indulating greens. I'm not asking for a change in the green slopes, but sometimes they are far too harsh. The 2nd shot to 12 tipping me over the edge is only a 85 yard shot, yet you can get to within a yard of the pin.. yet  if you catch that slope it can fall back another 9 yards. The uphill putt you almost have to double the legnth of, even in championship speed. You'll have to be an excellent putter, or have the short game to stuff those wedges into a couple of feet.

  • CMcCartney727
    1,417 Posts
    Tue, Mar 20 2012 8:25 PM

    genorb:

    mrenn29:

    How did you play Champ greens on Whistler?

    You played it once here

    http://www.wgt.com/tournaments/leaderboard.aspx?ID=496020d2-0d88-4a36-b114-a0130081e08a

    Don't know if this is what he meant...

    Regards

     

    genorb:

     

    mrenn29:

    How did you play Champ greens on Whistler?

    You played it once here

    http://www.wgt.com/tournaments/leaderboard.aspx?ID=496020d2-0d88-4a36-b114-a0130081e08a

    Don't know if this is what he meant...

    Yep, it's the 18 hole single play (Free) tourney

  • CMcCartney727
    1,417 Posts
    Tue, Mar 20 2012 9:06 PM

    If it's not obvious already, the best advise for this course is not to use any backspin on your approaches.  I have always played full spin (particularly on longer shots), but on this course it is death.  No spin (or minimal) has made a big difference to me.  

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