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Not to totally confuse you, Ken, since you seem to be happy at this point, but when I’ve played other courses with three (or more) nines, we’ve made the front nine the ODD numbers (starting with 1) and the back nine the EVEN numbers (starting with 2).
1 is 1
2 is 3
3 is 5
4 is 7, etc.
1 is 2
2 is 4
3 is 6, etc.
It’s another option with the advantage that it’s more equitable (with players getting strokes on the harder holes) and is already built-in to the course scorecard (so you can figure it out ahead of time).
BTW, if you do it the way Sandpiper suggested, wouldn’t mean that MOST of the strokes would fall on the first nine and relatively few on the back?
To repeat the old joke: “I don’t have ANY superstitions. They’re UNLUCKY!”
It worked like a charm, James. THANKS . . . .
Great job, WA committee. EXCEEDING expectations once again !
This has always been the rule and is the same for a lost ball (except when the new Local Rule is in effect). SO when in doubt as to whether a ball might be OB or lost, please hit a provisional ball to avoid having to come back to the original spot. (And be sure to ANNOUNCE that you are hitting a provisional or else the “provisional” becomes the ball in play.)
Oh yes, I remember the earliest days of this bulletin board, when things often got more than “feisty” and all too personal. (For the record, I was just an observer of these “discussions,” not a participant.) I think sometimes the moderator had to step in and “DQ” a particularly offensive poster (just like they have to at some point to players in the four-day tournament). At the same time, it seems that often the most belligerent and offensive posters simply stopped posting, much as many of those very few real asshats who play in the WA simply stopped coming. In both cases, we don’t miss them much !
I find this thread enlightening and am happy to see an agreement and consensus seems to have emerged. I’d like to add two thoughts:
(1) I can see that the new local OB/lost ball rule is not intended for tournaments and I support this. However, I just recently played in a member-guest with my brother where it WAS in effect. I learned that when you play a provisional ball, you LOSE the ability to use the new two-stroke relief rule (when the rule is in effect). Yes, the new rule could or should speed play in casual play by avoiding the “walk of shame” back to the tee in the old stroke-and-distance penalty, but most everybody should know by now that hitting a provisional ball is the smartest thing to do when a ball may be OB or lost.
(2) I love the 9-stroke max rule, which the World Am folks have been using for a year or two now in their other tournaments like the Calabash Cup, Kickoff Classic and Fall Classic. In our casual “friends and family” play for many years we have used this and call it the “Nolo Nine” (as in nolo contendere). It definitely speeds play and tends to take pressure off ALL players, not just the high handicappers. The rule will obviously be invoked more often by higher handicappers, but we are placed in flights based on handicaps in the WA, so the rule shouldn’t be unfair. Another benefit for WA players is that one hole is now less likely to sour your experience in this four-day event. It’s much more likely a player can better recover from a nine (or two) than from one or more 12 or 20. A player can keep on grinding, hoping and having FUN.
Hi, Mark, and welcome to the WA. As others have said, the distribution of courses is typical, which is why lots of folks like to stay near the middle of town, near the Convention Center. But even if you stay far north or south, you’ll be close to one course, have a long drive to your course on the other end of the Strand, and have a reasonable drive to the two courses in central MB. Traffic is not bad at all here this time of year. Our “rush hour” is typically dinner time. Use Hwy. 31 as much as possible. Make sure you have decent directions before setting out. Allow yourself 15 extra minutes of margin. Have fun !
Great job, guys. Guess those magical macros have done it again. THANKS for UNDER promising and OVER delivering.
I’m NOT among those who greatly dislike you. Is it too late to start now ?
I’m glad I’ve gotten to know you and the team you’ve help assemble and direct. You guys know when and how to be serious and, likewise, how to have fun and make your events fun for the golfers.
As well as the new tournaments throughout the year, I’ve noticed the changes and improvements made to the World Am over the past several years — some obvious and others more subtle. Your willingness to survey participants, listen to suggestions, talk among yourselves and try new things in your constant dedication to improving the experience has been working for everybody.
I’m confident that your attitude and abilities will serve you well in your future endeavors. I’m also confident that the World Am and other events will evolve, enlarge and improve under the guidance of Scott, Ryan, Corey and others over the coming years.
THANKS ! !
How does one do this, Bill? I can see only the most recent 20 scores, even when I go to the “Reports” section….
According to the handicap verification email, you must follow the LINK to the verification SITE in order to properly submit your index.
The email reads:
“No confirmations will be accepted via email reply.”
As a resident of MB for the past 13 years — and playing in the World Am long before I moved here — it seems pretty clear that most courses retain their essential character even though ownership and management may change. There are exceptions, of course.
I wouldn’t, therefore, expect any of the recent confusion and controversy to have any effect on the courses to be played in the World Am.
As noted, Steve Mays has been named acting president. Steve was in charge of the World Am for many, many years. He’s a very experienced, trusted and competent fellow.
Thanks, Jon, for posting the relevant and accurate info. As I read it, this means that PRACTICE balls are always OK. X-OUTS are OK unless the competition is playing either the one-ball rule or restricts balls to those on the Conforming list. I know the World Am does NOT play the one-ball rule. I’m not sure if we require balls to be used to be on the Conforming list.