Rose out to discover missing links

Basingstoke Gazette: Justin Rose Justin Rose

Justin Rose believes he is well suited to the test of links golf that he will receive this week at the Open Championship.

The Hampshire ace this afternoon begins his bid for a second major title of his career, as he tees it up at Royal Liverpool.

Rose has not had much luck in the Open, since finishing tied-fourth as an amateur in 1998, but he has plenty of experience of links golf, having grown up on these shores.

The world number three and bookies’ favourite, who won the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen last week – his second victory in succession – reckons he is, therefore, in good shape for Hoylake.

“I played a lot of links golf growing up,” said Rose, the 2013 US Open champion. “Virtually every major, amateur championship or tournament (in Britain) is played on links golf.

“We don’t have a lot of fairway watering. Even some parkland golf courses can play like links courses through the middle of the summer.

“So I really felt like growing up I was very accustomed to it, really enjoyed it, embraced it and did very well on it.

“Sometimes as a pro we do soften, we play in such great conditions most of the time, and when you do get that really nasty day, you’re not as prepared or as ready for it as maybe an amateur potentially would be.”

Rose added: “I’ve had to just relearn a few of my old tricks, I suppose.”

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8:03am Thu 17 Jul 14

legh_langston says...

Good to get a golf story for a change. Rose is a good striker of the ball, pity the ball is the wrong size!
Good to get a golf story for a change. Rose is a good striker of the ball, pity the ball is the wrong size! legh_langston
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8:42am Thu 17 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

legh_langston wrote:
Good to get a golf story for a change. Rose is a good striker of the ball, pity the ball is the wrong size!
Well it is in Liverpool, perhaps they bid for him to join their squad?
[quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: Good to get a golf story for a change. Rose is a good striker of the ball, pity the ball is the wrong size![/p][/quote]Well it is in Liverpool, perhaps they bid for him to join their squad? OSPREYSAINT
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5:21pm Sat 19 Jul 14

one in the crowd says...

The weather here in Hoylake on Friday has been sweltering and the atmosphere amongst the crowds has been superb. We had a lot of rain, thunder and lightning overnight but Friday has remained reasonably mild and rain free.

Looks like the British Open attendance record set here in Hoylake in 2006 ( 230,000 ) is going to be broken yet again.

Liverpool hosts two of the world's most luxurious cruise ships during weekend heatwave

Passengers on five star Prinsendam and Celebrity Infinity get chance to visit Golf Open at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake.

Liverpool will host two of the world’s most luxurious cruise liners this weekend giving passengers the chance to visit the Golf Open for the first time.
Holland America Line’s five star MS Prinsendam, 39,000 gross tons, with 740 cosseted passengers was due to arrive at Liverpool Cruise Terminal today at 7am on her annual round - UK cruise (originating) in the Netherlands and will leave at 4pm.
MS Celebrity Infinity, also on a round - UK cruise (but from Harwich), will make the second of her four summer calls at the Cruise Terminal, arriving at 7am, with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool greeting passengers at 9am.
For the first time the 91,000 gross ton liner will stay overnight, departing on Sunday at 5pm. Before that there will be a seven minute fireworks display tomorrow night at 10.45pm.
The overnight stay is specifically so that Infinity’s 2,170 passengers can enjoy a prolonged visit to the Golf Open at Royal Liverpool Club, Hoylake.
The Cruise Terminal is pushing out the boat on Princes Parade with a “pop-up 19th hole” of fake grass, flag and giant golfers, as actors put on a street theatre show to get passengers and spectators in the mood, at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4.30pm.
On Sunday, the comedy waiters’ street theatre will take to this temporary waterfront green to provide further amusement at the same times.
The astonishing water jet powered surfer Jay St John “Jet Pack Jay” will perform off Princes Parade at noon, 2pm, and 5.30pm; and on Sunday at noon, 2pm and 4pm.
The weather here in Hoylake on Friday has been sweltering and the atmosphere amongst the crowds has been superb. We had a lot of rain, thunder and lightning overnight but Friday has remained reasonably mild and rain free. Looks like the British Open attendance record set here in Hoylake in 2006 ( 230,000 ) is going to be broken yet again. Liverpool hosts two of the world's most luxurious cruise ships during weekend heatwave Passengers on five star Prinsendam and Celebrity Infinity get chance to visit Golf Open at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake. Liverpool will host two of the world’s most luxurious cruise liners this weekend giving passengers the chance to visit the Golf Open for the first time. Holland America Line’s five star MS Prinsendam, 39,000 gross tons, with 740 cosseted passengers was due to arrive at Liverpool Cruise Terminal today at 7am on her annual round - UK cruise (originating) in the Netherlands and will leave at 4pm. MS Celebrity Infinity, also on a round - UK cruise (but from Harwich), will make the second of her four summer calls at the Cruise Terminal, arriving at 7am, with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool greeting passengers at 9am. For the first time the 91,000 gross ton liner will stay overnight, departing on Sunday at 5pm. Before that there will be a seven minute fireworks display tomorrow night at 10.45pm. The overnight stay is specifically so that Infinity’s 2,170 passengers can enjoy a prolonged visit to the Golf Open at Royal Liverpool Club, Hoylake. The Cruise Terminal is pushing out the boat on Princes Parade with a “pop-up 19th hole” of fake grass, flag and giant golfers, as actors put on a street theatre show to get passengers and spectators in the mood, at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. On Sunday, the comedy waiters’ street theatre will take to this temporary waterfront green to provide further amusement at the same times. The astonishing water jet powered surfer Jay St John “Jet Pack Jay” will perform off Princes Parade at noon, 2pm, and 5.30pm; and on Sunday at noon, 2pm and 4pm. one in the crowd
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