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Druids Glen - Winter Opens

  • 22-11-2019 7:07pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭ davegilly


    Played Carton House Montgomerie today and the course was in incredible condition considering the amount of recent rain. Greens and fairways were bone dry. Today was qualifying and the told me in the clubhouse after that they hope to continue with qualifying every friday until wnd of March!

    Anyway, I digress! Anyone have any idea what condition Druids Glen is in this time of the year? They also have an open competition on a Friday at the moment. It's €50 though so wouldn't be too happy paying that if the place is wet. Anyone play it recently?

    Edit: Mt Juliet also have an open on a friday for €40. Same as above, anyone play it recently and what kind of condition is it in?


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,992 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    Played Juliet after bad rain at end of September, was watery under foot but no real muck balls, was a weird feeling. Greens were like glass, still firm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭ gypsy79


    I played it last Friday.

    Was non qualifying and placing everywhere. In great condition though

    I was down to play Carton yesterday but how wet it was on Wednesday talked me out of it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭ davegilly


    gypsy79 wrote: »
    I played it last Friday.

    Was non qualifying and placing everywhere. In great condition though

    I was down to play Carton yesterday but how wet it was on Wednesday talked me out of it!
    No plugged balls?

    No need to talk yourself out of Carton anymore - most of the fairways and greens were summer dry. Few small patches of wet areas, in dips usually but none in landing areas. I couldn't get over how dry it was, some drainage system they must have there. They must be the only non links course with qualifying throughout the winter?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭ gypsy79


    Not one plugged ball. Could easily have been qualifying

    Back to work Monday, so no Carton for me.

    Must have been a beast if there was no run??


  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭ davegilly


    gypsy79 wrote: »
    Not one plugged ball. Could easily have been qualifying

    Back to work Monday, so no Carton for me.

    Must have been a beast if there was no run??
    Not really, tees were quite a bit forward so it wasnt overly long.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ Young_gunner


    gypsy79 wrote: »
    Not one plugged ball. Could easily have been qualifying

    Back to work Monday, so no Carton for me.

    Must have been a beast if there was no run??

    sorry for the stupid Q but when you say a round is 'qualifying' what does that mean?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,992 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    Handicap adjusting comp e.g. you score 40pts then you should expect your handicap to be cut, you score 28pts you should expect a 0.1 increase to your handicap


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,378 ✭✭✭ HighLine


    Anyone hear about Druids Glen supposedly closing for a full year in 2021 for a big renovation?


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