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Mucky Oct 1st, 2010 12:55 AM

There are thousands of visitors to Wales for the RYDER CUP golf tournament..
Are you following it?

Alec Oct 1st, 2010 01:00 AM

Match suspended because of waterlogged course!

Mucky Oct 1st, 2010 01:05 AM

Yeah it's a shame, but the course drains well.

It has rained heavily for 24hrs solid. I reckon the course is actually coping quite well with it.

It's be fine late today and tomorrow.

I think this is actually the worst days rain we have had in months. The whole of the UK is getting a good wetting, it's not just here.

Mucky Oct 1st, 2010 01:05 AM

oops that should be 12 hrs solid....

colduphere Oct 1st, 2010 02:31 AM

I got up at 2:30 our time to watch. Then back to bed at 4:45. Now up again. This reminds me of having a screaming baby around.

flanneruk Oct 1st, 2010 03:46 AM

"The whole of the UK is getting a good wetting, it's not just here."

True as far as it goes...

But it does rain more in Wales than in most of Britain. And it rains more in Britain round the equinoxes than other times of the year.

So with the whole of Europe, and 365 days of the year, to choose from who on earth decided to have a weather-dependent event there and now?

Nothing against Newport, mind, or whatever you call it in your funny local dialect. But no-one'd have a ski competition in Aviemore in July.

Mucky Oct 1st, 2010 06:38 AM

"But it does rain more in Wales than in most of Britain."

Probably explains why Wales is more Lush and beautiful than most other parts of Britain.

"So with the whole of Europe, and 365 days of the year, to choose from who on earth decided to have a weather-dependent event there and now?"

Apparently it should be in September which is usually quite a dry time here in Wales, but apparently the FEDEX cup in USA couldn't be moved so here we are.......

Anyway, it has now stopped raining ......let play commence.

flanneruk Oct 1st, 2010 06:49 AM

"the FEDEX cup in USA couldn't be moved "

I thought moving things is what Fedex is there for.

Mucky Oct 1st, 2010 06:56 AM

Hell Flanner.......did you develop a sense of humour for a Friday?
Well done !!

alanRow Oct 1st, 2010 12:07 PM

Now that is embarrassing - all the hi tech, specially designed raingear the Yanks brought with them can't cope with a drop of rain, so the team had to buy new ones from a shop on site at £200 a set.

Even the golf bags were flooded

colduphere Oct 1st, 2010 12:17 PM

This has been a major story on US television. It is hard to believe the players only received the outfit this week. And then to dismiss the complaints of the players and caddies until it was too late??

Tiger didn't even wear his on the first hole.

Mucky Oct 1st, 2010 12:22 PM

"Tiger didn't even wear his on the first hole."

Well he damn well should have, you can get them for £1 in the machine in the loo.


alanRow Oct 1st, 2010 12:31 PM

"Tiger didn't even wear his on the first hole."

18 holes - sounds like an average night

colduphere Oct 1st, 2010 12:41 PM

The wetsuits were made by Sun Mountain in the US. I imagine they are not happy with the publicity.

alanRow Oct 2nd, 2010 11:21 PM

More rain, no play for at least the next four hours. It's been reported Rebecca Adlington is using the course for practice

Mucky Oct 3rd, 2010 02:12 AM

Could use her beak to suck up the excess water......

Rained heavily all night, stopped early this morning. Course looks dry now (brilliant drainage) forecast is dodgy for the rest of today but beautiful for tomorrow.

It's weird, rainfall since May has been way down on average we went for weeks and weeks with none at all.

Then October came lol.

sheila Oct 3rd, 2010 02:21 AM

A great piece of publicity for the Welsh Tourist Board, no?

Mucky Oct 3rd, 2010 04:06 AM

Your probably right sheila today, but the whole of the UK is swimming, it's not just here.

Take the positives from it, the golfing infrastructure is now superb and will serve golfers for years to come. Road links to the Capital have been improved and no one can say they never heard of Wales. So hopefully tourists can look beyond this bad spell of UK weather and see what Wales has to offer.

Frankly October is probably not the best time of year to be playing golf.

In the future, the weather over these couple of days will be forgotten and the lush beautiful countryside, fantastic towns, villages and cities. Castles, coastlines, beaches and National Parks, culture, language and friendliness of the Welsh people will come through and tourists will come.

I think the Welsh Tourist board will be rubbing their hands with glee.

Good forecast tomorrow. Hot and sunny !!


sheila Oct 3rd, 2010 05:12 AM

Ummm- we're not.

It was tipping down on Friday; and we've had a couple of showers today, but yesterday was lovely and I spent the whole time in the garden and am heading back there now.

But there is that west coast east coast thing. Just can't deny it!

colduphere Oct 3rd, 2010 11:53 PM

I haven't been up in the middle of the night four nights in a row since my honeymoon. As my new wife said back then, this better be good.

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