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Bravo

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Glad you are here....we need more from the Euro side of the pond.

We are getting up a Ryder Cup style virtual tourney with the US vs the Rest of The World (ROTW).

We yanks are gluttons for punishment...why not sign up??
 
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Corbo

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Hi guys,

Thanks for the pre-emptive welcome Bravo.

I've just had a look around and nice to see some familiar names and attitudes. What does a "Ryder Cup style virtual tourney" involve and how many shots are we giving them?

Corbo

 
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Corbo

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Thanks Master me old mucker. I have joined the ROTW team but I don't have a sliding scale number (or what ever it is) for my course. Do such things exist in the UK?

I have a score from Saturday to post if you like. What's the procedure here bdcrowe?

 
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Corbo:

The golf handicapping system in the UK is called CONGU.

http://www.handicapmaster.org/handicaps/home.php3

FWIW - a handicap is used for your participation in tournaments anywhere in the world. For example, we are traveling from the US to Scotland in June to play - and have been asked by the Secretary at Muirfield for our handicap indexes as an indicator of golfers of reasonable skill. (They require an index of 20ish or lower) As long as you get an index from a sanctioned body - such as CONGU in the UK or the USGA in the US - then you are set to enter anywhere...
 
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Corbo

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Hi Bravo, Silver,

Sorry if I was unclear I did indeed mean 'course index' - I have a current handicap.

Muirfield is often rated as the best course in Britain have you been before? I am in the process of organising a 3-4 day trip to Scotland around June time to include Muirfield, St Andrews and two others hopefully.

Corbo

 

IrishGolfer

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Corbo said:
Hi Bravo, Silver,

Sorry if I was unclear I did indeed mean 'course index' - I have a current handicap.

Muirfield is often rated as the best course in Britain have you been before? I am in the process of organising a 3-4 day trip to Scotland around June time to include Muirfield, St Andrews and two others hopefully.

Corbo


Corbo

Try Gullane (1 or 2), North Berwick West or Luffness while in East Lothian.

Carnoustie is only up the road from St. A, but if that fails try Dukes (a parkland track owned by Old Course Hotel), Lunden Links or Elie. There's a real feast of golf round there. If interested in going slightly more inland try Blairgowrie (fantastic heathland 36 hole layout) just north of Perth. Or Letham Grange (the Augusta of Scotland) which is close to Carnoustie.

If you don't get to play the Old Cousre, the New and the Jubilee are just as good (arguably better) although they don't have the history attached. The Old Course is all about the greens. You can hit 16 GIR and still walk off with an 86, with 40 yard putts common.

Anyway enjoy.
 
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Corbo said:
Hi Bravo, Silver,

Muirfield is often rated as the best course in Britain have you been before? I am in the process of organising a 3-4 day trip to Scotland around June time to include Muirfield, St Andrews and two others hopefully.

Corbo


I have not been to Scotland before so I am very excited. We play Turnberry Ailsa, Muirfield, North Berwick West, Ballot for st. Andrews old (fingers crossed), Kingsbarns and finish with Carnoustie...

Our trip is the ironic result of communication I had last Fall with DaveIreland and IG who very graciously offered to organize a trip to Ireland. When I brought up the subject to my 'traveling group" - they finally got off the dime (after 20 years of talking about it) and said they would go to Scotland.

The only thing I know at this point, is that we had the devil of a time getting it organized in October-November of last year. Everything was booking up fast...tee times, hotels etc.

Our trip starts when we arrive in Glasgow on June 11...

I also suggest you contact Richard at Golfinginscotland.com. He has a nice site and can help you.
 
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Corbo

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Thanks Bravo and IG, for your advice. I will contact Richard at Golfinginscotland.com and enquire about the courses you mention. I'll let you know how I get on.

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