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#1 Harrisonford

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:42 AM

I wanted to set up a new topic for the up and coming Australia Open at the Lakes GC. Adam Scott is currently favourite to win this years event with Justin Rose and John Sendon close 2nd and 3rd favourites with bookies. Could Adam Scott do the double and follow in the footsteps of Robert Allenby in 2005? Look forward to all your responses!!!!

#2 bustedbunny

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:28 AM

Most definitely, probably the best driver of the golf ball in the world at the moment & putted nicely in the Masters. Is it on FTA Thurs & Friday so I can tune in at work?..

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:47 AM

I was out there today walking inside the ropes following Scott and Watson. Watson still hits it damn good, awesome driver of the golf ball. My money was on Scott before today, but after seeing what he is putting with, it's had to imagine that he'll get it done this week. He is striping it though! My tip is either Greg Chalmers to go back to back or Justin Rose.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:30 AM

Geez Gooner, what a top day out.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:55 AM

Channel 7, midday on Thurs.

#6 Harrisonford

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:08 AM

What's Adam Scott putting with?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:18 AM

he's not using the broomstick ^ he's putting with some sort of adjustable scotty cameron belly putter that's not anchored to his body, claw grip on the bottom hand see this thread from another site that ain't going to help his chances...

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:21 AM

Scotty's new putter

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

Channel 7 is broadcasting live midday to 1700 each of the four days of the tournament. I'm volunteering as a walking scorer, so will be there all four days. Can't wait for the awesomeness.

#10 Harrisonford

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

FuzzyJuzzy, I'm very jealous! I drove past the golf course today and its looks mint. Im very excited about getting out there and watching it live. That's very interesting about the change of putter. I would like to ask what peoples thoughts are regarding this new rule change with the broom handle putter? I myself think its a terrible rule Now, here are the best 5 putters from 2004-11 based on strokes gained-putting. The numbers indicate strokes gained per round (minimum 250 rounds): 1. Brad Faxon .714 2. Greg Chalmers .668 3. Jesper Parnevik .630 4. Aaron Baddeley .612 5. Ben Crane .606 None of these players use one so is it really effecting the game????

#11 Ignoramus

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

Hijacking your own thread, Harrison - that's different?

#12 Harrisonford

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

Thanks Razaar, I'm expecting this thread to get busy when the tournament gets going. So until then I thought what the hell go for it! What's your thoughts on the ban? Just to be clear I don't use one and never have, I did try one once at a tournament on the practice putting green and to be honest not for me.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

See the guns are off the tenth early before the wind.Gives them a bunch of easy par5s.Very dodgy.Clayton (designer)must be happy these guys are scared to play holes 2 & 3 straight up.

#14 Harrisonford

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

The opening hole is a very daunting experience too, water all down the left and bunkers and rubbish up the right. I know it's a short hole with a somewhat large target to hit from the tee, but first tee swings are still challenging, the green is also a tricky endeavour. But I have to agree with you TeamAllinbee the 2nd and 3rd are a different monster altogether!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

See the guns are off the tenth early before the wind.Gives them a bunch of easy par5s.Very dodgy.Clayton (designer)must be happy these guys are scared to play holes 2 & 3 straight up.

Team Bowditch next year

Definitely a huge advantage teeing off early from the 10th. I played there last weekend and played the back 9 first. I found the water twice, didn't hit the ball real well and finished with 20 points. Although, the front 9 took its toll as I came home with 13 points.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

Can't wait. I am glad it's on FTA. Can't see Scotty using that thing in the event. As was mentioned elsewhere on the net it's actually a Scotty Cameron fitting tool for the long putter as such cant be used in competition. He's obviously getting ahead of the curve and seeing what's out there and what will work for him. He is one of the guys that will be least effected by the change I think. His stats from the last 2 years compared to before aren't earth shatteringly better. Confidence thing I suspect. I hope he wins and wins well. Agree the course is looking immaculate.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

I must admit being an Englishman I would love to see Rose win but I would also love to see Scotty win. To see him do the double would be such a lift for Australian golf.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

Hi Thread, I'm so excited about seeing the tour players play at the Lakes as I missed it last year. I have played the course once previously and found it very tough indeed. Hoping for Adam Scott to win!!!!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

Does anyone have the best idea to get the ticket? The official website says buying a ticket on the spot will incur a 5 buck fee. Try to get it from Ticketek, but asking for extra (8 bucks: Ticket Delivery & Credit card fee). Have used Ticketek several times. Always feel bad to pay that extra. Why are they asking for the delivery fee when it is on-line one PDF file? I'm thinking this is totally unacceptable.. Any thoughts? Jay

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

Anything to squeeze an extra few cents out of the average punter. It's criminal charging (anything) for a download. Puts me in mind of the fees the banks hit you up for when you use some-one else's ATM. B*stards. BH




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