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On 7/5/2024 at 1:14 AM, Sean30114 said:

We just completed the golf portion of our trip which included playing the following: Royal Dornoch, Old Course, Carnoustie and North Berwick

 

Royal Dornoch: My new favorite. Great course design and incredible views. 

 

Old Course: Put my name in lottery at 3pm on Sunday and received and offer to join the 630am slot the next day which I accepted. Feel extremely fortunate for the opportunity. Walking up 18 and making a 8 foot par put is a memory I will never forget.

 

Carnoustie: Best condition of the four courses that I played. Views are not as good as the other courses but it's one of the best pure golf setups you will find. It's tough but fair, keep it in the fairway and avoid the bunkers and you can score.

 

North Berwick: Played this in gusts up to 50 miles an hour so it somewhat tainted the rounds. Fun golf holes with nice views. Back 9 was really fun but I thought the front 9 was a little lacking.

 

Course Rankings.

 

1. Dornoch. Best all around course.

2. Old Course. Great history, holes 1, 17 and 18 are tremendous but I found holes 2-16 kinda run together.

3. Carnoustie. Great pure golf but limited views and gun shots constantly going off in the distance. Course was in fabulous shape.

4. North Berwick. Fun back 9 but the first 9 is just kinda average.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped with me questions ahead of this trip. Can't wait to come back to play the courses on the west side.

 

 

What a GREAT trip!

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Just flew home yesterday from our Scotland trip. Like you, we played North Berwick. And also like you, we experienced 50 mph gusts at times. I still liked the course though, I refuse to let the weather affect my judgment of it. It just made some shots a lot more difficult. Like the 125 yard par 3 where the 7-iron I thought I hit very well ended up 5 yards short of the green. Those winds were great when at our backs though, I felt like a true WRXer hitting 310 yard drives. 

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19 minutes ago, Roody said:

Just flew home yesterday from our Scotland trip. Like you, we played North Berwick. And also like you, we experienced 50 mph gusts at times. I still liked the course though, I refuse to let the weather affect my judgment of it. It just made some shots a lot more difficult. Like the 125 yard par 3 where the 7-iron I thought I hit very well ended up 5 yards short of the green. Those winds were great when at our backs though, I felt like a true WRXer hitting 310 yard drives. 


into a 50mph wind you did amazing hitting a 7 iron 120 yards. I have hit 4 irons that length this year.  

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16 hours ago, scott_Donald said:


into a 50mph wind you did amazing hitting a 7 iron 120 yards. I have hit 4 irons that length this year.  

 

Thanks. It was a solid strike that I managed to flight a little low, and would normally go 160. My buddy laughed and said "your ball left the clubface, got smaller in the air, and then got bigger as it came back". It just hit a wind wall. 

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5 hours ago, Roody said:

 

Thanks. It was a solid strike that I managed to flight a little low, and would normally go 160. My buddy laughed and said "your ball left the clubface, got smaller in the air, and then got bigger as it came back". It just hit a wind wall. 

 

haha - so you thinned it. there is no pictures on a scorecard!

 

I have this on my phone to remind me when it Is windy(trackman findings).... you were double this -

 

WINDANDBALL.jpeg.c9e6f795409a54131dffdca29e74a46f.jpeg

 

Also temp is a huge factor, today was warm and the ball was flying but it was a cold wind straight off the sea from the North East and it knocked the ball down.

 

 

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7 hours ago, scott_Donald said:

 

haha - so you thinned it. there is no pictures on a scorecard!

 

I have this on my phone to remind me when it Is windy(trackman findings).... you were double this -

 

WINDANDBALL.jpeg.c9e6f795409a54131dffdca29e74a46f.jpeg

 

Also temp is a huge factor, today was warm and the ball was flying but it was a cold wind straight off the sea from the North East and it knocked the ball down.

 

 

That is awesome for the distances. Did you just add in the wind speed and hit some balls?

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6 hours ago, sheppick.dan said:

That is awesome for the distances. Did you just add in the wind speed and hit some balls?

 

wasn't me, it was officially done by trackman.

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17 hours ago, scott_Donald said:

 

haha - so you thinned it. there is no pictures on a scorecard!

 

I have this on my phone to remind me when it Is windy(trackman findings).... you were double this -

 

WINDANDBALL.jpeg.c9e6f795409a54131dffdca29e74a46f.jpeg

 

Also temp is a huge factor, today was warm and the ball was flying but it was a cold wind straight off the sea from the North East and it knocked the ball down.

 

 


I love how the gain you get when the wind is behind you is much smaller than the penalty you get for the same amount of wind being against you. I probably kinda knew that in the back of my mind, but was never really sure until your graphic confirmed it. It figures, another FU from the golf gods. 

 

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On 7/10/2024 at 7:20 AM, Roody said:


I love how the gain you get when the wind is behind you is much smaller than the penalty you get for the same amount of wind being against you. I probably kinda knew that in the back of my mind, but was never really sure until your graphic confirmed it. It figures, another FU from the golf gods. 

 

 

It really is sick, and what's frustrating is I see it in my other hobbies as well: when cycling a headwind is much more detrimental to my speed than a tailwind is beneficial to my speed and in running the negative impact gravity has on me running uphill isn't returned when I run downhill. 

 

 

On 7/5/2024 at 1:14 AM, Sean30114 said:

2. Old Course. Great history, holes 1, 17 and 18 are tremendous but I found holes 2-16 kinda run together.

 

 

I'm glad you had a good time but this is a tough thing for me to read. The holes you have listed are consensus the three most famous on the course, but there's so much more to St. Andrews than just playing into the town. I can see a couple holes blending together early in the front nine, but once you hit the loop that's where things get good.

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