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  • in reply to: World Am App #51442
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Wouldn’t let me even delete that part of the entry so to answer your question; yes.

    in reply to: World Am App #51436
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Hello Scott. Having World Am app issues. What’s this years’ secret? I had all of the last years information saved to use it after reinstall. Used member # 3040 and email was correct and the password from March/22 registration and still no luck. Tried to change my password and still no success.
    Any suggestions for success on it?
    Thanks, Glenn Foster

    in reply to: Who Drives the cart #51093
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Never heard a “rule” for driving the cart! Never personally heard of an argument about the pilots’ seat.
    1st one there gets the option, is usually how it goes. I’ve seen plenty of folks that don’t want to drive.
    If this is really an issue, I’ve never heard of something that adults can’t work out. My only complaint is having to ride with an inconsiderate cigar smoker.

    in reply to: Max of 9 score #50936
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Hi William. I like it as well. The “hard 9” isn’t the fairest way to do it, or speed up play. I think there might be a change in this eventually, but not for a while. Great comment Sir!

    in reply to: Does anyone walk? #50934
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Billy, welcome the tourney!! You really don’t want to walk down here, the heat indexes have been 100-110 almost all Summer and even IF they would let you, you may start on 14, could be a the furthest from the clubhouse, 1 mile away… and have to start with that hike and end with that hike after #13 on top of the distances between greens to tees. This heat index is no joke this year for sure!
    I’ve seen you’re asking for tips;
    1.)Do Not Forget Raingear!!! We’ve been lucky last couple of yrs. to not get much rain during the week.
    2.)FootJoy rain gloves; just in case. Buy them before you get here because if it’s rainy the week before, they disappear from all the stores when players get in their practice rnds.
    3.) When in doubt, club up due to the sea level. One more club, when in doubt, will usually be a better result.
    4.)Don’t be afraid to hit a provisional ball, but announce that’s your intentions to your partners.
    5.) Listen to the rules/ speech in the mornings, local rules can be your friend. Know the quirks.
    May The Force Be With You Sir. You will ALWAYS remember this tournament, good or bad results.
    I hope you get a great draw, a good set of guys to play with every day and have fun, no matter how mad you get.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Glenn Foster.
    in reply to: “Un”official Poll: Tee Times vs Shotgun for 2022 #50868
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Rick, In your opinion they made the “right” decision.
    I personally hate the committee feels the need to keep it shotgun, but it really doesn’t matter enough for me after all these years, I’ve set aside this week in my life to compete regardless how they change or not.
    I know they want all golfers in by?? Time to get scores in and recorded with less stress, get WA golfers off the course so the courses can sell late afternoon tee times also. If they want 100 golfers vying for range space, then they should have the facility for that, or tee times to manage the flow.
    Way to much for most clubhouses to have 100+,( 50 per flight and 2 flights a course), golfers getting stuff, lines at rest rooms… before they head out, and 60-70 golfers coming in for food & refreshments afterwards at some facilities.
    All points for tee times being more clubhouse/Driving range friendly. The same amount of time on the course regardless of the starting procedures and, God forbid, golfers don’t play the skins games each day?

    in reply to: “Un”official Poll: Tee Times vs Shotgun for 2022 #50794
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Tee Times: YES!! I loved them.
    They’re never coming back without another catastrophic catalyst. I loved not having to be at a course 1 1/2 hrs. before teeing off just to get 15 min on the range to really get a feel for the day, everybody waiting around the clubhouse to get a drink, milling around the carts, hearing ‘Skins here” every 6.2 minutes…you know the drill.
    I don’t think the tee times were meant as a way to speed up rounds, only to separate the crowds each day.
    I know it was harder for ride sharing, meeting at the Convention Center at the same relative time with friends…but that wasn’t impossible and I had the latest tee time 2x and was still off the course by 2:15-ish. No faster or slower, just had a 3 some both days following hoards of 4 somes so a lot of wait time regardless.
    Love the Tee Times; did I mention that? (lol) 🙂

    in reply to: Max of 9 score #50793
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    You Know, I don’t have a problem with the max 9 rule really. I don’t establish a handicap that way and I think that’s a little on the unfair side in handicap submissions, but rarely do I take that number nowadays. (I had a 12 on The Hummingbird Course my 1st year, 1st hole in 1995, and I think that was my highest ever? Had my shares of 10’s earlier on when a 15+ handicapper)
    I think it should just be a +3 on a hole then move on though. A par 3 can be a killer if people can’t carry all water to greens that are surrounded by water and over is also penal, if they overclub to carry?
    Just think if the maximum handicap in the tournament is 36 in this ( and it could be less) this triple bogey option instead of 9, could be viable as an alternative.
    I’m like all us “double digit handicappers”, I can par 4-5 holes on a side, then throw in a big number of +3 or +4, a +2 here or there and then I’m back to bogey golfer. Maybe if we looked at per hole over par instead of hard 9 always, it could REALLY make the rounds faster. People want to “make my 9” instead of giving/taking the 9 and sitting down. Just a thought.

    in reply to: “Un”official Poll: Tee Times vs Shotgun for 2022 #50648
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Tom, I agree with you. This issue is as old as this tournament. In 1995 I never had a sub-5 1/2 hr round. This is on the list of complaints that show up always. Between the chairs flipped up to ” save a seat for people” that are gone for an hr while people hit a shin on the chair legs all night at tables!
    With tee times it is better, much better. Pace of play didn’t have so many groups at tee boxes, but still will happen at the intervals being so close between them, to get us on and off the course asap. Tournament rounds will always be longer because of the stress of mistakes & rules/rulings.
    The facilities at course aren’t meant for volume in the am, with exception of the multi course facilities, and some people want to hit 3 bags of balls for a warm-up. Clubhouse/Grills would be less crowded, have better service. So without tee times, 100+ people trying to “hit some” are in line at each station waiting in 80 deg heat/ 75% humidity, fighting bugs watching others struggle to ” find something”…,( but in all honesty, golf is a fairly selfish sport.)
    Keep the tee times, stop the skins stuff being hawked everyday and catch up at the C.Center with folks.

    in reply to: River Club Course & New Courses #50193
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Thanks Dale. It’s our Tuesday course, so maybe it’ll dry a smidgen?:-) I hear it’s always a point of contention for it, regardless of rainfall in area. I’ve never played it. Hope you do well Sir.
    I enjoyed the Love Course today. Quite long though, for us Seniors from the whites anyway.

    in reply to: River Club Course & New Courses #50148
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Bernie, sounds like an awesome lineup for you sir! Prestwick is a sweet draw for sure! Have fun, don’t hit em too often and keep it in the short grass.

    in reply to: No dirving range #50068
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Fellas, I’ve done the same thing in the past, to warm up at another course…just need to be aware. This ain’t 3 years ago. We might not be able to access a range/course without a name on the list before a round, since tee times will allow better control of ranges or bag drop areas? I’m not saying it’s true, just saying we need to be aware and respectful of the C-19 protocols of the tournament and at each course?
    Not everybody likes to even hit balls anyway, I know. Just trying to be conscious and respectful that all backs aren’t created equal! 🙂 🙂

    in reply to: THANK YOU WAM #49967
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Yes Sir; Every year!

    in reply to: No dirving range #49966
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    River Club is without one as well. Some of these courses, with the C-19 stuff, might not let you on the range if not a contestant? Might want to be sure before you show up at one? Just a thought.

    in reply to: Carolina national or Grande dunes #49718
    Glenn Foster
    Participant

    Carolina National a good 1+ hr drive from downtown MB, but has some great holes. Grande Dunes has so many sweet holes to play, and could get you a warm up for Fridays finals? Neither is normally a poor choice!

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