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Grand Day Out at Royal County Down Golf Club

Discussion in 'Golf Pictures' started by IrishGolfer, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    Had a great day today playing at RCDGC. Shot a 77 (+6) with 2 birds and 8 bogies. Greens were great. Conditions were perfect.

    Playing 6,800 off the whites.

    Played with my brother, 2 of his clients and yours truly on the right.
    RCDGC 003. RCDGC 005. RCDGC 007. RCDGC 009.
     
  2. Sandpiper3

    Sandpiper3 Golf Course Designer

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    Wow that course looks beautiful. damn i wana play true links golf so bad:(.
     
  3. Adam Pettman

    Adam Pettman Well-Known Member

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    I've said it soo many times, thats real golf.
     
  4. Sandpiper3

    Sandpiper3 Golf Course Designer

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    Agreed. 100%.

    Im still trying to figure out whats going on with the guy in the 4th pic.... Is he facing his targe? Is his swing really that awkward? Whats going on there?
     
  5. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    Yeah, he had a funny swing. He totally spun round to the left. Actually he hit it a fair trip and played off 14, not bad really.

    btw he's me on the signature hole #4

    195 yards Par 3, hit a 4 iron about 10 yards from the flag off the green to the right. Almost impossible to chip it close, I made a bogey.:(

    YouTube - IG on 4 at RCDGC
     
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    Fantastic photos....Is this course a possibility for The OPen Championship at some point???
     
  7. Sandpiper3

    Sandpiper3 Golf Course Designer

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    Don't worry Bravo, ill take lots of pics at Turnberry in '09!!!!

    And of Royal Troon, and Prestwick, and another Open venue I cant remember at the moment:laugh:

    (although im dead serious:D:D:D)


    Nice swing there! That hole looks sweet. I wish you had a vid of that other guy's swing! lmao.
     
  8. BStone

    BStone PGA Class A Professional Supporting Member

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    RCD is my favorite course in the world, played it a couple of times while travelling in Ireland and Scotland, I enjoyed it more than Carnoustie, St. Andrews, and Dornoch. Just wish the dollar wasn't so weak, I would love to go back again.
     
  9. Eracer

    Eracer No more triple bogies!!

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    Ireland is definitely next. I just pray that the USD can recover.
     
  10. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    Here's me again, this time ont he 16th. This hole was lengthend to 320 (from 270 yards) a few years ago. It's a crazy shot with a driver unless you can hard a low hard fade.

    I found the bunker on the right about 270 out. FRom that bunker, I hit the greenside bunker and then got up and down for par. Easy 4! :)

    YouTube - IG on 16 at RCDGC

    I think my alignment is screwed. Looks like I was aiming directly for that bunker.
     
  11. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    The Open is decided on more than the course. Facilities, parking, hotels, infrastructure etc all add up to RCDGC being on the B list. Pity as the course is fantAstic.
     
  12. 5iron

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    Nice driver swing there, and that last 4iron video sounded so flushhhh :laugh:. Cool looking course there, can you distinctly know where the fairway and the greens are ? And great 77 there with the 2 birdies.
     
  13. Dave Ireland

    Dave Ireland I'm sizzlin tonite

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    Great pics IG - I missed out on the pilgrimmage to RCD this year with the young lad in hospital ... ahem ... what did the locals make of ya turning up in yer St. Patrick's Day outfit ?? :biglol:
     
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    I can remember driving through that green and onto the 17th tee box when I was 16 year old ! Thought the finishing 3 holes were poor enough for such an otherwise great course. The last is a good enough hole, although not quite so sure about a par-5 finishing hole.

    Steady enough scoring there though, Marko. I take it you were playing the 9th as a par-4 ? I played it as a 5 when I played to make a 72.
    Barry McGrotty had a '2' there in the Nick Faldo Junior Series the year after me - 2 drivers into the hole. Pretty bloody good that, eh !!? :D
     
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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    The last is easy if you hit the fairway with your drive, the fairway with your lay-up and hit the green in 3. Otherwise it has something like 32 bunkers, a crap load of rough and the green itself is fairly trecherous. :)

    Pretty impressive from young McGrotty. The 9th played 430 on Friday. Into the breeze for me it was a blocked drive and a hybrid to 20ft for a relatively easy par. I was happy with that.
     
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    M:

    I've got a lot of friends who have played in Ireland/Norn' and absolutely raved about RCDGC...I had no idea however if it had the hotels and infrastructure to support TOC....too bad because from a TV viewership standpoint, with those hills in the background, it would likely be the most scenic OC course....
     
  17. WildCatGolfer17

    WildCatGolfer17 Well-Known Member

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    I dont think thats real golf in a way. I mean sure its golf but "real" Real to me is lots of hazards, Trees Elevation changes narrow fairways.. Not wild grass 2 feet tall with pot bunkers here and there in 40 yard wide fairways... please...
     
  18. The master

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    Each to their own. I see that as target golf. RCDGC is all about playing the right type of shot at the right time, given the conditions. You have to manufacture shots, and you will use every shot in your bag around that golf course. I can't wait for the day I get to play this track again. I just need to find someone who is a member so I can get on for £15.
     
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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    Well done Grasshopper! You learn well. 2 years ago would have seen possibly different response, no? Kudos! And A+ for grammar and spelling. :)
     
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    Agreed...Adam good job - you are coming along well....

    But what ever happened to the turkey???

    sincerely,

    bravo:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     

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