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You guys are spot on. The player DQ’d in the finals was a 10 handicapper and shot a 74. He’s won his flight multiple times, so the fix is obviously on. Congratulations to the WA staff for making the correct decision. I hope that the 2nd place player(s) in that guy’s flight got moved up to 1st place and will receive the 1st place money. It is unfortunate that they didn’t get to play in the finals.
Rick & Mike: I agree with your comments and don’t know why someone assumes cheating without knowing any facts. That’s very pessimistic and I prefer to believe the best in people and the ability of the playing partners to protect the Field.
Mike: I’ve noticed that the final winner usually shoots around 67 or 68 so that lines up with your comments. I can’t speak about the ability of low handicappers not being able to win, but I believe the WA has had some low handicappers as winners in the past. I also noticed that a 10 handicapper shot a 74 in the finals and was DQ’d, which is embarrassing. I hope the 2nd place winners in that flight got moved up to first place.
Great tournament & Great Staff!
I’m with George. How do you know the ball didn’t finish on the line? In my ten years of playing in the WA, I know the other players wouldn’t have allowed that kind of cheating.
Thank you so much for finding it and getting it posted.
Scott & WA Team: Thank you so much for your hard work and for running a great tournament. You’re appreciated!
Scott: I think you missed Andreas Mealey for flights 35-36.
I agree. The course lengths for the mid-Seniors were definitely long and played even longer in the wet conditions. I consistently hit driver and then a fairway wood or rescue club on all par fours. It wasn’t a lot of fun and completely different from previous years.
book a tee time along with the two of us. Glad to have you.
James: I saw the 139 slope and really can’t believe it. That says it’s a pretty tough course. I don’t believe that I have ever played a WA Course with a Slope greater than 130 as they are usually in the 125 range.
Scott: Is this really the WA’s intention?
Rick: Good luck to you this year. I read here that you’re having some back issues. If you don’t remember, we played a practice round together at Grand Dunes I think two years ago.
Grind it out!
Scott: You’re killing us. Please give us the names of the schmoes who haven’t turned in their handicaps and we’ll find them.
Billy: I use to walk and carry my bag before knee replacement (have push cart now) and I attempted to walk during my first World Am in 2012. That lasted about four holes, not because of the heat, but because of the tremendous slow play. With 104 players on the course in a Shotgun, there are 8 “B” Teams, so the round is a slog from the beginning.
There is really nothing that a Ranger can do with 96 players and a shotgun start. At 96 players, that 24 foursomes, so there are 18 “A” Teams and 6 “B” Teams with 3 being on each side. Waiting on the three “B” teams to start play automatically causes a huge delay and that is only worsened by the inevitable Easter Egg hunts that occur and take time.
With Tee Times, having a ranger or marshal makes sense, but it’s a lost cause with shotgun starts.
Scott: Have you given any thought to lowering the amount of players in each Flight to 36? That way, we could have 18 “A” teams on each course.