I would like to thank all the people who have called, text, FB me with well wishes and congratulations. Honestly it has been quite overwhelming with my cell phone on constant buzz since this afternoon.
I would like to thank Scott, Ryan and the rest of the WAM staff for the magnificent job they have done this year in trying conditions. With the unknown being a day to day thing I was amazed that they considered all possibilities and contingencies with the tournament being a huge success.
As for the conditions of play and rules, ie, 1 person to a cart and threesomes I thought this was a big factor in the smooth running of each flight at each course. In relation to some of the course conditions, yes there were a few unhappy campers but considering the restrictions that is put on staff and ground keepers it is reasonable to assume that some of the courses may have been below their normal standards but that is something that is out of your control and all players in your flight are playing under the same conditions.
In relationship to handicapping monitoring I think that the system is working fine to protect the integrity of the field. I recall several years back that several of the yearly winning scores of the Championship round ranged between -11 to -7 which was a bit abnormal BUT this year the scores were more realistic with the final winning score ending up with a playoff at only 1 stroke below each players allotted handicap for the final round, so by this it just shows that the system is working perfectly and the staff know what they are doing and do it in a professional way.
once again I feel very blessed, honoured, and very fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of this great tournament and I will do every thing in my power to encourage others to attend in future years in this bucket list of things to do on your golfing resume.
Wishing all participants and family safe travels as you head to you home destinations, hoping to see you all again next year at the 19th hole where the first beer will be on me