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As a big fan of both tee times, and rearranging play on the last day for the top of the flight, have you guys considered setting up times for round 4 based on the scores through 2 rounds?
With scores posted and printed, you could give out round 4 tee times on Tuesday night at the 19th hole, in addition to telling folks on Wednesday.
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As someone who completed their 2020 World Am by shuffling around Lion’s Paw on Thursday, I know the staff tried their best during this week to combat the course and make it presentable. That being said, the course is an abysmal catastrophe, that should have probably never been selected for World Am play.
The untouched bunkers filled with weeds, rough that was more thick crabgrass than Bermuda, and fairways so fluffy you could sleep on them made for the least enjoyable round of golf this week, and probably my World Am career. In fact, upon completion of the round, I asked one of my fellow golfers “this or Crown’s Park?” as we recently played CP in the last 4 years.
I must say, in discussion with one of the cart wranglers, he confessed to us that the course is in the shape it is in due to the Big Cat courses currently sharing 8 maintenance workers between the courses. Most people know you need 8-10 per course to keep a course in playable shape, so this explains a great deal how the courses got into the condition they are currently. It also paints a grim picture for the future of the big cats courses, so perhaps this might be the last time we get to complain about them. Hopefully they take the advice suggested earlier by Mike Sterner and consolidate their operations into playable courses.
Hello Justin’s Lawyer/Uncle,
As an esquire, you might be unaware of how golf handicaps work, as I don’t believe they are a required part of passing the bar in any state. Although they might want to add that in FL, SC, and MI. That said, you must have a firm understanding of logic and reasoning.
A golf handicap of 21.6 indicate a golfer, who at their very BEST, is capable of shooting somewhere between 95-100. Golf handicaps ignore the highest scores, taking the lowest 8 differentials of the golfers last 20 rounds, and averaging them. They might have some 25 or 28’s differentials, but those are ignored for the Justin’s best scores, which according to him before the tournament, put him at a 21.6.
Justin’s 87 at Diamondback was on a course and at a teebox the USGA has rated a 71.2 and sloped at 133. That score differential is a 13.4, or 8.2 better than his handicap. The USGA recommends any scores over 7 differentials better than a players handicap bs thrown out, as the odds of them occurring are astronomical. So tell your client Justin to either buy a lotto ticket this week, or stop bullshitting his handicap.
Cheers, and we’ll see you next year!
Tee times have been wonderful. I know it makes it harder on the skins guy to run the show, but with some help/cooperation from other players, it can work fine. Would love for the World Am to keep this as a long term change.
Having played all 3 Big Cat courses in both previous World Ams and the Father Son tournament, I knew my Thursday draw on Lion’s Paw would be the bane of my week.
So I’d like to suggest to the Big Cat course operators: buy about 100 goats to live on property. They can eat down the fairway rough, make fertilizer for the greens, and run a petting zoo for the kids. That way when people draw “Big Baaaah”, “Wooly Way”, and “Bleating Bay” in the tournament, they can call themselves a goat track honorably.
Raymond, it doesn’t seen like you have a complete grasp on how handicaps work. The system is designed to judge players based on their BEST potential scores, which is why it takes use of the lowest 10 differentials from the last 20 scores. It is not meant as a direct “an x handicap gets x number of strokes”. Playing on those same course and tees in Flight 7, it wasn’t too hard to look up the slope and ratings we played on.
Long Bay white tees are a rating 137, which means as a 28.6 handicap, your son was granted 35 strokes. This means his 102-35 was a 67, or 5 strokes net under par. His differential ((((102-70.6)×113)/136) for that round is a 25.9, almost 3 less than your son-in-law’s handicap.
Combined with his scores at Sea Trails Jones, with a lower rating of 125, good for only 32 strokes, he should probably not shoot another 99-32 net 67, again a differential of 25.3, or more than 3 less again.
The probability of him doing so, is so mathematically improbable that theres no doubt that his handicap is incorrect at a 28.6
What I do have a problem with is the tournament DQ’ing sandbaggers. Yes, I appreciate the effort put into by Scott and the to make sure Flights are won fairly, but people still spend a fair amount of money to come down and play to be banned from playing all 4 rounds. I think a heavier hand of adjustment to a finish outside of the top 10 would be perfectly fine.