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  1. Plus Peel designed by James Braid, and Castletown was originally an Old Tom Morris design, so the island hasn't wanted for big name architects in golf.
  2. 15 years now since I left, and at the time it was scruffy, F-L had just arrived, and I believe he did eventually spend quite a bit on the course, and the new bar above the pro-shop, so my opinion may be somewhat dated. Also note I did them a disservice, they're 65th in the top 100 UK courses
  3. It really isn't Derek. It's an OK course, but that's it. On the back of Ferguson-Lacey's money it got into <cough> the top 100 in the UK for a few years, right near the bottom, but totally unjustified, and I speak as a former member.
  4. She's like exactly what you've now seen. Arrogant, tin eared, nae too smart, and basically a Tory as was shown by her refusal to work with Corbyn even temporarily to get her own party's policy of a delay in Brexit through, but at no time ruled out working with Bojo if he won. She's learned nothing from her previous time in coalition.
  5. I understood those in England not knowing Swinson, and mistakenly thinking she'd be a decent leader, but surely the membership should have known what she was like? We did in Scotland, she was always going to be horrific, i was shocked when Davy lost to her. What's also really funny is their subsequent bawling at Sturgeon's reaction to Amy Callaghan winning the seat off her, buried in all this was the delay to the result was a massive tantrum Swinson threw because the returning officer refused her a recount, toys out the pram, threatening legal action. FAF.
  6. Goodbye UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw29NhJQYJg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3kaR8u7jNqM-dqrjlH56NEpOAnP7xhspH8LyjWMRmU6xVeJBH2GS03Ziw
  7. Good to see this is finally back on the rails and opening again. Had the basics of a very good golf course, with the maintenance of a grazing field, should be better this time around. Good luck to them.
  8. I assume I'm being nosey, but who are you? If you're a former TTer who had a big one, Milky?
  9. He's now clarified, seems I understood and you didn't chum. No apology necessary though
  10. Think you need to read that again chum, he says the opposite. The "everest" argument is rather valid this year isn't it? Can you imagine if there were the same number of casualties at a TT?
  11. Just seen on Facers that The driving range is away to open again, good luck to them, was a natural setting for a golf course.
  12. Many football games close roads in vicinity, some golf tournaments require roads in area closed, parks commandeered for parking etc. I could go on, but those two are the sports I know most about so will stick on solid ground. Yes the TT is fairly unique (apart from rallying, running, cycling) in that it closes roads for actual event use, rather than ancilliary use, but being against it because it closes roads is no argument at all. As a one time comeover, I found the whole TT week fantastic, closed roads and all. But if you don't like it, let out your house for the week/fortnight, you'll more than pay for your foreign holiday. What's not to like.
  13. Deary me. Everything can kill you, many with a higher chance than motorbike racing. If you don't like it, there's a boa.........oh wait, boats can capsize. Hmmm, well there's always air.....oh ffs
  14. 504 pages later, and we're back to my initial prediction "So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem"
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