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MCDavis

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I wouldn't mind checking it out, but it would have to be available to stream from somewhere when I have time.

I'll have to look it up and see when/where I can watch it. I don't have cable or broadcast television so I have a hard time getting some stuff.
Like lucky, laid, hard...
 

Libre

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The camera work is - sorry - but terrible. Why don't they use any long camera shots? Instead we get a shot of the player swinging, then a close up of a golf ball flying through the air and then landing somewhere. Then they zoom in even closer on the ball on the ground. I know what a golf ball looks like. I can't get a feel for the shape of the shot. This is how they used to broadcast PGA events until they developed the accu-tracker or whatever you call it, with the split screen. But what I would like is a good long camera shot from behind the golfer. Show me what I'd be seeing if I were standing there. I mean, move the camera around but the main thing I want to see is the ball in relation to the course - not a ball with clouds behind it.
That's my rant.
 

Libre

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I've been watching it and it's better than I described above - about the same as PGA events. I still dislike the close ups of the ball in flight but after all it's most enjoyable, especially without all the product endorsements all over their hats and shirts.
 

Louie_T07

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First I’m going to say, both the Korda sisters are pretty friggin awesome!! But only one now has a gold medal 🥇

I’m a little upset at the coverage the golf (both for the men and women) got here in Canada. I realize where the games were held, so the time difference was expected. I found it very difficult to find on tv, not on at a silly time!!

From what I did see, the course was pretty cool, design wise and the terrain was damn neat. The different grasses played havoc with those unfamiliar with them, which is a neat little idiosyncrasy of this game. Grasses are different all around the world! It was also quite cool to see a lot of new faces, players I’ve never heard of or seen before. Made it more fun to watch, the very little I did see.
 

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