Solheim Cup 2021

BiMGuy

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Coverage has been awful. They made it look like a complete anticlimax. Which I suppose it was for the USA.

Whoever this Dotty woman is should never be allowed to speak about golf on TV again. She makes Paul McGinley look good.
 

BiMGuy

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That was my thinking as well. Not sure if it's just because it's match play rather than the standard 72 hole stroke play but have really enjoyed the last three days. Up to now I thought that Lexi Thomson was just an attractive girl who was pretty good at golf. Didn't realise just what a good golfer she was.

One question, from watching men's golf they seem to spin the ball more than I've seen in the last three days from the women. Is this simply because the greens are harder this week, that the women are hitting in with longer clubs and generating less spin or for another reason?
The ladies generally don't spin the ball like the men do.
 

ColchesterFC

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The ladies generally don't spin the ball like the men do.
Why is that? As a not very good golfer I assume that spin is generated when the club strikes the ball. There doesn't seem to be any physiological difference between men and women that would account for that. Does club speed have any effect and with men generally being stronger and swinging faster that makes a difference?
 

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Dottie Pepper with the icing on her cake, saying they should play foursomes first, as it’s more familiar… pretty sure you mean four-ball’s Dottie.
 
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Why is that? As a not very good golfer I assume that spin is generated when the club strikes the ball. There doesn't seem to be any physiological difference between men and women that would account for that. Does club speed have any effect and with men generally being stronger and swinging faster that makes a difference?
All else being equal, greater clubhead speed gives greater spin.
 

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Nice that Pedersen gets the point to make it a win rather than just retain. By all accounts here 17 debut set her back a bit in her golf career.
 
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There is no warmth to the Americans at the end of each game. Whether they win or lose there is just nothing from them... Its staid, stiff, congratulations... No warmth to a hug, barely an air kiss, no real acknowledgement of the battle they've been through or the achievement of their opponent.

Yes it's tough when you lose but show a bit of humanity.
 

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The team in the studio would be much more excited but they must be having their dinner or something. Finally the message has got through that it’s a guaranteed 14.5 points.
 
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