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Rick, that is why I expressed my uncertainty regarding this new rule use. I guess it really depends on which side of the rule you fall. Feel the same way about the local OB use. Great if it benefits you. Not so great otherwise. Probably all works out in the long run. 9’s are normally nothing I ever have to worry about, but I posted an 11 last year on Aberdeen – the 9th hole with a big pond in front. Felt like that hole would never come to an end.
Yep. Check your email from world Am. The webinar was sent out for all the view.
Not sure how I feel about this rule implementation.
More folks signed up this year so the flight numbers might change a bit.
If you want to ensure being in the same flight then absolutely opt. Even a .1 differential can put you in different flights and different courses. I come each year with two buddies and we always opt to play in the same flight just to be on the safe side.
If I never see World Tour again (the course whos name we will no longer mention by name), then I would be happy for the rest of my World Am days!! Would love Caledonia again. What a venue. Carolina National is also a favorite.
I agree. The pace of play is my only complaint. Seems the flag in or flag out will be an individual choice. Cant see mandating it stay in or out if a player wants it the other way. I suspect it could be a slow down measure. I play with groups that some want it in and some want it out for all putts. I’m a get along kind of guy. Leave it in if it is already in, but putt with it out of that is what others want.
Last year, Caladonia had a drop zone on #18 right next to the green for second shots that did’nt make it across the water. Seemed a bit generous even though I was the beneficiary of the ruling.
I’m glad many others feel the same way about the local OB/lost ball rule not being used at the WA. Would somewhat lessen the excitement/feel of the tournament. We play the ball down (hopefully no weather issues to change that) and hole out all putts. No reason to add into it a “speed of play” component that is totally misunderstood and seldom applied correctly.
I hope it is not adopted. Would take a bit of the “tournament” feel away from the event. Nothing like the feeling of standing on the tee you have just returned to after hitting two OB.
Bob, I tend to agree with you that it will not speed up play, at least for this tournament. Too many golfers on the courses. I’ve used the OB rule to my advantage from time to time, but it is an analysis that has to take place on a hole-by-hole basis. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it hurts. I also believe the USGA likely intended this more for recreational golf not tournament golf.
Jay, I could not agree more with what you just wrote.
Yes. Scott did say Tuesday. That’s why I was asking. Now Wednesday and no update. Just hoping there is no glitch.
I agree, the name Possum Trot does not inspire. Looking forward to seeing all my old friends and meeting new friends as well. Should be a great week! Hopefully something resembling a game comes with me.
Hi Chris. I think we played together two years ago at Possum Trot. I played Aberdeen on the friday after that years tournament. Was wet as all get out but seemed to be a good course. I think it was much better than Possum Trot by a long shot, but that’s just me.
Although we only met once and very briefly at that, I want to thank you for all your hard work and wish you the best in your new role.