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  • in reply to: Tee Times #52548
    Glenn Foster
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    Hello all players. I’m personally a fan of the tee times, since 1st implemented during C-19 protocols! I know the ride share thing is an issue, but anyone can request to play in same flight together to eliminate that problem? I’m not sure if that effects handicap ranges a lot because of number of contestants in a flight. I don’t know how people get so mad because of skins either, because there’s issues every year from something/somebody, somewhere. So, this isn’t going to go over very well, since they aren’t run or sanctioned by the committee, they could be eliminated to stop the need for this complaint to exist. It’s become a big thing for some players to ” pay for the trip if I win some skins.” I’ve done them, don’t get me wrong, but these aren’t necessary to run/play this event.
    I’ve had the earliest & latest tee times those weeks and still had 5 hr. rounds and the earlier tee time was 3rd off at Love course that morning, ( we started on 10), and we still waited on 1st tee at the turn for groups to leave #1 ( the other flight on the course) before playing so automatic slow up built in after front/1st nine holes.
    I favor the less crowded range, clubhouse & putting green aspect, as well as getting some more course options that will get us to experience the Tidewater or other additional premium assignments!
    The year we had 3 somes and everyone had their own carts were awesome, during Covid. So much faster and every group played better and relaxed moving faster. We commented on this several days while playing. Straight to your shot, figure out your mileage/shot and wait for area to clear…but those days won’t happen again anytime soon.
    Give this a chance, work with your buddies about playing together by playing up or down in handicap(s), plan an hour to meet up at Convention Center afterwards, get a table and enjoy the time together. Pretend you don’t know the tournament ever worked in another format? You wouldn’t tell yourself ” if it isn’t shotgun start, I’m never gonna try to play it” before your 1st time?
    I’ve played in this 27+ times and let’s look for solutions to the schedule, not be obstinate. This might be something you like if you have a 1 1/2+ hr. drive to Wedgefield Plantation and have to leave before 6:00 am for a shotgun start because of normal traffic, or a 10 min. trip to course with a 9:10 tee time, leave at 8:00 am and sleep late, or have breakfast with the family?

    in reply to: QSCHOOL #52546
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Hello Bob, I played in it last year for 1st time. I live in Calabash area full time now and thought I’d try playing tournament golf other than WA in August.
    It is ran very similar to the WA, except no Con. Center at night and meals, and prize stuff, are at the course after round(s). The groups I played in daily were different folks, and we had multiple tees used in every group and men & women in same 4 somes. I personally felt that was a little more time consuming each day. The round at Sandpiper Bay all 4 of us were on different tees, or used 3 tees? It took some getting used to stopping and waiting on each tee set sometimes, but it is what it is and about every 4 some had the similar issues so we all understand it’s gonna be a wait for groups to leave fairway/green after shots completed.
    Courses were out about 10-14 days before tournament +/-, so similar also in WA that the best I can remember. It was cold last year, but I got some great courses! Caledonia the last day was 34 degrees that am at 8:00/am and windy so very little frost, but it was cold all day, everyday with cold am’s and 50 degree highs. I didn’t really mind it after it warmed some, but they/golfers didn’t get the 60-70 deg. days we got the week or so before the tournament.
    It’s basically a “crapshoot” with weather anyway with a cold rain to me is worse that a cool day. hope this helps, but don’t be worried about the planning & management it was very well done and food is burgers, sub sandwiches, spaghetti… not small appetizers or charcuterie stuff, it’s a little more substantial, but dependent on course offerings.

    in reply to: Will buy Rain Check Vouchers #52446
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Hello Mr. Gray. Do you still have Thistle and if so, a price? Email me your terms to see if we can work out something; fgf1957@msn.com if still available?
    Thanks, Glenn Foster

    in reply to: Will buy Rain Check Vouchers #52445
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Hello Mr. Kimbrell. No sir I’m not interested in that one, unless you’re giving it away.(lol)
    Thanks Again,
    Glenn Foster

    in reply to: Will buy Rain Check Vouchers #52438
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Hello Mark. Do you have a number in mind? I’ll offer $20 for it.

    in reply to: Prizes #52433
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    M & R, not everyone knows who you’re talking about so…I’m guessing overall winner or a flight winner?

    in reply to: Prizes #52429
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    I like the revamp idea!! Maybe pay top 10, and increase top 5 payout as well. We have to use it at the sponsors’ store/site so they are still recouping 50%+ from the purchase of goods with the card value.
    Maybe giving something else away besides gift cards there as well. Entertainment venues and Restaurants should be getting in on some gifts to give families here to try new places.
    Dupont use to give away a Toyota car/truck to a winner in a drawing. Everyone that paid the entry fee, got a chance. (I know that company was humongous sponsor…) Why not try a local dealer for some community love? This tournament is way to big to not let other sponsors feel included for the weekend before it , and after. Is their some proprietary thing where PGA Superstore can be the only one?
    Revamping the the prize scale is way overdue, like I said, you can’t spend it anywhere else, and the actual “prize money”, with PGA Superstore making back more than they award. A top ten finish should still be rewarded from 6th-10th. It is a good enough finish for something, especially since they have probably played to their truer handicap anyway.

    in reply to: Raincheck vouchers #52423
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Same here. If you have courses you don’t want fgf1957@msn.com.

    in reply to: Will buy Rain Check Vouchers #52422
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Hello Mr. Martin. 1st of all, let me apologize for not responding earlier. We had family in and my office was a temporary bedroom, and I couldn’t sign into BB on phone app.
    I personally have no interest in anything except Thistle. River Club is a cool course but just too far down for a trip from Carolina Shores.
    If the Thistle is still available fgf1957@msn.com for private communication for $35 each?
    Oyster Bay is on my local card for $39 so I’m not interested in it, and I apologize again for not responding to whomever had that raincheck.
    If anyone else has a raincheck they’re absolutely want gone, use the email above for your offers.
    I do appreciate the responses from each of you. Until next year…

    in reply to: Will buy Rain Check Vouchers #52397
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Thank you Mr. Herman. Anybody else got passes on the North Side of M.B., I would like to get them, if you feel it’s not one you will want by next years’ trip.
    Willing to give a little “something” for the upper echelon in the area.
    Appreciate it everyone.

    in reply to: Will buy Rain Check Vouchers #52378
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Mr. Herman, if offer still available, mail it to me?

    in reply to: Rain Rain Go AWAY!!! #52285
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Looks like the “golf gods” developed a tropical storm for us for mid-week rounds? Just saw extended forecast(s) and it could be an extremely wet Wednesday-Thursday! (I hope the prognosticators miss it and it goes a different track.)
    Take your waterproofs, plenty of golf gloves and some dry clothes ( and a towel) to change into after your round, especially if you have a long drive.
    I haven’t had many rained out rounds over the years, but 3-4 over 100+ rnds, but 1-2 should have! I played last day at Diamondback once, it rained all day (TS Edwardo?), and hurricane Dennis 1 yr cancelled all rounds on Monday in the early 2000’s.
    Keep your spirits up, and maybe we can get it in on Thursday?

    in reply to: COURSE HANDICAPS #52283
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    I don’t see the strokes your given on the hyperlink either. Everything else is there: tees, yardage, slope… but not strokes given per day/course? It doesn’t matter in the scheme of things, but I liked having that given to us upon check-in. It is just nice to know ahead of time?

    in reply to: World Am App #52246
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    SUCCESS!! Opened the app today & Boom! Everything worked like it was supposed to be; I guess I was impatient wanting it to work, and maybe have Wedgefield Plantation not be on there. Oh well, gotta do what we gotta do for Tuesday, the ” golf wizards” aren’t going to do any magic on that assignment.
    Good luck to everybody, do the best you can with what you got and don’t hit em too many times and ENJOY the competition Folks!!

    in reply to: Rain Rain Go AWAY!!! #52245
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    T-storms mostly in the forecast, mostly heat of the day stuff. Pretty typical down here every day.

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