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    Tommy Briggs

    My opinion is the WA has a difficult decision to make.

    The USGA frowns upon Lift, Clean and Place in competitions.

    Players do not like to play in soggy conditions and constantly play mud balls.

    I do not know the break down between low and high handicappers, I know there are adjustments you can make to play in wet conditions. As long as we all play the same conditions I think whatever decision is made is fair. I do think higher handicappers are not going to have as much fun if they have to make adjustments they may not be familiar with or are comfortable playing with. I think they are going to want L,C&P, lower handicappers I don’t think care as much although we all prefer dry normal course conditions.

    There are players who like to “put their hands on the ball” whether it is L,C&P or just rolling the ball around in the fairway. Personally I try to avoid putting my hands on the ball unless it is really bad. I do think because of the pairs competition the WA should require all courses to play the same rules, if it’s L,C&P, then play L,C&P on all courses.

    Bob Newman

    Scott, I really think that you and your staff do a great job with the tournament. You catch a lot of grief on the DQ’s because golfers do not understand the USGA system and how the computer picks the ones shooting career rounds. If the home courses would do a better job insuring the members had tru handicaps, it would help y’all. As far as the courses, I have said for several years that your associations pro do not treat y’all fairly in reporting the condition of their courses. You do not have enough staff to verify each course nor should it be your obligation. It should be some system that cost the clubs some money when they present themselves to be playable and then you get feedback that they are not. I enjoy this tournament but no one should’ve been on the cats and they should be ashamed of themselves for presenting their courses as playable. I will never play them again even if it is for free.

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