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FYI…. Update: Just got my hardware. Monday, October 16th.
That’s an EXCELLENT idea… No doubt they would have one of their biggest crowds there. Especially a early Sunday game and/or 7:30pm. weekday game. That would be AWESOME!!
Great story Louie….
Like you (and many of us) I also worry about “catching lighting in a bottle”. This coming year will the 9th one for me. I will be 59 at Tee Time this year and I thoroughly enjoy the entire week I’m in MB (it’s MY VACATION 4 ME!!!). During the year I play in two different nationwide Amateur Leagues. I have always had at least 20 tournament rounds played before my handicap is due, so my scores are out there and very true. Plus, the scores from the World AM.
I have the capability to shoot a low score here and there…. and that’s what scares me the most when playing in the WA. My goal every time I tee up is the break 80. I have been lucky enough to do it once this year to win a tournament (79 & 80). I am a long hitter (especially for my age, won the longest drive the past 2 years and 5 times out of the past 8 years). The tournaments I play, we play around 6200-6400 yards. At the WA I’m playing 200 – 400 yards less, for me every Par 5 at the WA is basically a long Par 4 (and that’s my advantage). If I can keep that ONE bad round at bay, I think I could win my flight and by 5-6 strokes. I would very upset if I was disqualified for “Playing 4 days to my potential or a bit better”. I’d rather for “The Committee” to adjust my handicap for that day (make it much lower, make me play and concentrate even more). I just think that’s more a fair way ESPECIALLY for those who have been at the WA for several years and their handicap scores are out there for everyone to see.
I just think getting penalized for having a couple of good rounds is just BAD and WRONG. For some people they wouldn’t come back anymore and then they would tell their friends about it (more potential participants lost). And not to mention what would then be posted on Social Media. As much as I love coming the MB and playing in this… I could easily play some EXTREMELY nice courses in FL, AZ, CA or even Hilton Head (for about the same cost I pay for travel and lodging in MB). Hopefully “The Committee” will take some of these responses to heart….
@Louie, you should get a shirt that says “I to DQ’d for being TOO GOOD at the WA” (then post your scores on the back). 😀
When someone leaves a long putt short and it’s still their turn: “Wow, that’s a USGA putt”… (U suck, go again!). 😀
That’s usually me!!!
WOW!!! That is awesome!!! Thanks Tom and Scott.
And I was thinking that number would have been around 3500-4000!!
Does anyone know what’s the record number of participants?
I have to put my two-cents in here….. I am an African American and I am NOT a Trump Supporter. I will be voting for Biden this coming election. I have friends that are Trump supporters and have run across others that are as well. I don’t get it when you dislike/hate someone because they don’t think or act like you. That’s the beauty of being an American (and basically a human being with Free Will). To me a REAL person has pride in what they think and believe but is also intelligent enough to SPEAK on it and LISTEN to the other side. And believe it or not it’s okay to “Agree to Disagree”. No one is making you to talk or be friends with someone if you disagree with their choices. If that was the case then everyone who isn’t a Miami Dolphin fan isn’t worth the time of day!!! 😀
Bob, I agree with you. I play on the Golfweek AM Tour and we went to tee times instead of shotgun. It is better, as you don’t have over 100 players fighting for a spots on the range and the putting green. I don’t feel rushed anymore and I have found myself having a better start to my round.
- This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Charles Mines.
Tommy… great point!!! I forgot about all those extras (plus the early bird prizes and daily prizes)
I agree it’s still a bit pricey without the 19th hole. Think about it, 95% of these courses will cost you between $35-$60 for a WEEKDAY round. And you are really only going to get that one expensive course. So between the 4 Weekday Rounds you it would cost around $200 (and remember range balls are extra with/without the tournament). My guess is the original price is high as they are also accounting for your one “free” guest at the 19th hole. So you could have 3000+ golfers but potentially 6000+ at the 19th hole eating and drinking. Without the 19th hole I’d say $350 would be a very fair price.
Here’s the response from WorldAm:
Currently we are creating different plans with the various scenarios we could be looking at, the issue is we don’t know what scenario will be in play come late August.
Golf courses reverted back here to 2-player carts this week, and assuming everything continues trending the same direction we would still have a shotgun start. A walking round would not be feasible with a shotgun start.
We will know more specifics as we get closer to August, but at this time we can’t say yes or no to your request.
I’d like to know that as well. I’d prefer to walk anyway (even if it means I ride to my Shotgun starting hole, but walk from there). I sent a message to the Worldam about that… If I hear anything before you I will come back and post it here.