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PostSubject: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:54 pm

Caught the last hour of so of the tourney.

Its macam playing in some US course or Europe course......seems to see only caucasians watching and walking on the courses...what happen to the locals?

ok..don tell me all of them in the VVVVVVVIP tents?
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:02 pm

this is part of the race to dubai

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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:39 pm

do share any free live streaming sites if you know any.. hehehehe
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:58 am

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this is part of the race to dubai



sorry..my bad for being not clear....

was referring to the fans....all westerners as I can see fm the telly
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:06 am

Duval_S wrote:
Caught the last hour of so of the tourney.

Its macam playing in some US course or Europe course......seems to see only caucasians watching and walking on the courses...what happen to the locals?

ok..don tell me all of them in the VVVVVVVIP tents?

yea i noticed that too but not surprising...

95% of pple living in dubai are foreigners and most of the foreigners (esp those who would/can afford the time to go watch golf as opposed to the construction workers and domestic maids) are westerners/ang mohs.

And as your probably already know, the 5% local emiratis tend to be at the top stratum so yes they may all indeed be in the vvvvvip tents. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:24 am

one of the pro hit the ball from the green using a driver ( think it was westwood )...
that's just sick man.. I'll never be able to pull that one off without destroying the driver and fairway Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:11 pm

dmateo wrote:
one of the pro hit the ball from the green using a driver ( think it was westwood )...
that's just sick man.. I'll never be able to pull that one off without destroying the driver and fairway Smile

i've actually seen some of my friends do that a couple of times, and also attempted it on various occasions.

actually the key to pulling off the trick is just to really come hit down hard on the ball and prepare for a big fade (slice).

but when executed nicely, it's beautiful!!! although its more for fun when we do it
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:14 pm

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dmateo wrote:
one of the pro hit the ball from the green using a driver ( think it was westwood )...
that's just sick man.. I'll never be able to pull that one off without destroying the driver and fairway Smile

i've actually seen some of my friends do that a couple of times, and also attempted it on various occasions.

actually the key to pulling off the trick is just to really come hit down hard on the ball and prepare for a big fade (slice).

but when executed nicely, it's beautiful!!! although its more for fun when we do it

Did one of them broke his shaft in the midst of doing it? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:04 pm

It is achievable if the ball is sitting nicely on the fairway. I've done it a number of times but not with very good result. I think it's better off using 3w.
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:17 pm

There's quite an interesting opinion piece by a British journalist on Dubai.

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:22 pm

Live Streaming :

http://www.sportp2p.eu/live_sports_streaming/864/dubai_world_championship/castamp/grgrthtrh
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:27 pm

grooveballer wrote:
There's quite an interesting opinion piece by a British journalist on Dubai.

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html

oh yeah i read that article before. super super long. best not to read on iphone/bb haha

but it's really quite telling. and on a certain level, the article also describes what singapore could become like if not careful.... banglas, maids, foreign influx, bubble.. etc. except that singapore locals do not enjoy the same status as the local emiratis

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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:45 pm

duffader wrote:
Did one of them broke his shaft in the midst of doing it? Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:47 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
duffader wrote:
Did one of them broke his shaft in the midst of doing it? Razz


how did u manage to capture our friend in such a charming pose?

he usually looks so much worse.
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:21 am

Duval_S wrote:
Caught the last hour of so of the tourney.

Its macam playing in some US course or Europe course......seems to see only caucasians watching and walking on the courses...what happen to the locals?

ok..don tell me all of them in the VVVVVVVIP tents?

Sounds like you have never been to Dubai.

Half of Dubai's population are foreigners - Indians, Pinoys, Chinese, Russians, British etc. Locals usually are seldom seen when you walk in the streets. You hardly see locals playing golf in one of the 5 or 6 beautiful courses.


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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:07 pm

just watched the finishing of the game.
Luke Donald birdie the last 3 hole, and the winner spanniard Quiroz eagle the last hole.

man.. those are some serious level of skill. I think Tiger will have a hard time getting back to number 1 will those this quality.

Congratz to Luke as well on winning the race on both the america and europe top money list on race to Dubai and finishing third on the tournament..
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:22 am

To be up there, one has to remain consistent throughout the season not only for one tournament.
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:35 am

dmateo wrote:
one of the pro hit the ball from the green using a driver ( think it was westwood )...
that's just sick man.. I'll never be able to pull that one off without destroying the driver and fairway Smile

You mean hitting off the deck @ the fairway, izzit? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:45 pm

sorry meant to say hitting the ball on the fairway with a driver Smile
it went to the green side bunker but hell, that was one hell of a shot which i don't think I will ever attempt (driver shaft are expensive to begin with)

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:53 pm

Poor rory got a mild dengue fever on the 3rd day....
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:41 pm

dmateo wrote:
sorry meant to say hitting the ball on the fairway with a driver Smile
it went to the green side bunker but hell, that was one hell of a shot which i don't think I will ever attempt (driver shaft are expensive to begin with)

Cheers,

I have seen Jeff, from Golf House, hit his driver off the mat at the range. 230/240m carry....?No issue at all. Just like hitting a fairway wood to him.
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:05 pm

precisely.. .no issue for him. Big issue for me hahaha.. Smile I guess lack of skill and plus I don't think I have confident with hitting the driver that low on the face...
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:07 pm

on second thought maybe this is the normal game play for you guys in majority and hence was not somethign that needs to be even mentioned.

Me, I'm just a mere mortal in golf who's been playing for 4 years with talent that barely made the cut, so please excuse my ignorant Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dubai Open....abnormal observation   Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:10 pm

i can barely hit the ball on a tee..let alone think about hitting it off the fairway.

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