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As a reminder, someone running the skins game can NOT legally retain a “percent of the take” though some try to claim that is their “right” or compensation for running a skins game. To those that want to profit off the skins players, please just DON’T. Leave running the game to one of the guys who will run it in an altruistic fashion. If winners make a personal decision to tip the “game runner” then that is a different and completely acceptable behaviour.
LOL – Interesting approach but you know that won’t work for 2018 as they take your lowest of the year prior. Good plan for 2019 though…LOL
Thanks to Dale and all the “Skin Game Runners”! These events would not be the same without you & hopefully a few of the guys were kind enough to have provided a tip or two for all your good works.
10% cut “off the top” is ILLEGAL and he should be prosecuted IMHO. I actually ran skins a number of years because others were trying to profit off of them. Same thing on the payments. Anyone who WINS a skin gets paid… PERIOD! I also have issues with the skin game runner “claiming” skins were cut without actually SHOWING which of the players actually cut yours because some game runner’s have been known to fib so that they can pocket your coin. I believe that my flight was run honestly but I was only in the running the final day because when you miss 16 of the 18 greens every other day of the competition you don’t have many chances to make birdies.. LOL
Sorry to learn of your long rounds. At least some of this might be flight-specific or perhaps the way the courses placed us on the courses. The rounds in my flight were completed in less than 4 & 1/2 hours. Even the cart path only, 2 hour delay (due to rain) Tuesday round at Heritage was completed in less than 5 hours. Then again, my foursomes never had anyone in front of us for most of the rounds so we could go as fast as we liked and most of my playing partners were fairly quick with one exception. We never had any other foursomes “on our tail” either though so perhaps others in my flight got “stuck” behind some of those slow pokes
Great event as always Jason. Thanks for running it!
Apparently the productivity drain was so significant in the formulation of this post that the ‘o’ was lost in the title of this thread! LOL
Happy to report that there will be no productivity drain at my home as I am Myrtle Beach bound in the morning! Woo Hoo!
U Da Man! See you Monday!
I meant to type that you could “reminisce” on that link, verify if there were 3 or 4 rounds, etc…
I was not there until 1999 but the old Dupont BBS is still archived out on the net & you might find some of the details here…
You should know by now that the first rule about fight club (aka Weather) is that you don’t talk about it!
If you have awoken the gremlins here you are going to have 3,000 players pissed at you! LOL
Mark – It does depend on how far you can still drive the ball but remember that all the courses are are Sea Level. That may not seem like a big deal but if your local elevation above sea level is 1,000 feet then you may need a 1/2 to a full club more when playing at Sea Level.
My friends over 60 are hard-pressed to hit their driver further than 220 yards so if you are still able to hit it out there 250 you will have an advantage in your flights.
You can find summary of the courses on this site and then links to the course websites for more details but in my opinion you got one of the better line ups. Some refer to Heritage as the “poor mans” Caledonia so that gives you an idea that its a great value. Glenn Dornoch is one of my favorites but it can be a bit tough for those not familiar with the layout so plan on playing a practice round there if you can manage it. Pine Lakes is the “Grand Daddy” of Myrtle being one of the original courses but what makes it great is that they re-built a lot of it about 8 years ago and its a great course. I am not a fan of Aberdeen but others like it.
Jeff – Thanks for your efforts these past few years. The event has continued to improve each year under your leadership and we look forward to Scott continuing the trend you have set. Best wishes on your next “adventure”