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  • in reply to: Is It the End of the World Am as we know it #50686
    David Baker
    Participant

    I have complained about the course condition during the WA over the years and yes some of them have been beyond terrible. This will be my 25 year I think, and I have come to realize that the true value of the WA to me, is the friendships, I have made and the opportunity to meet and make new friends, something that you can’t put a price on. I actually consider some of the WA staff to be great friends and really nice people. I hope that they are doing the best that they can, and you cannot please everyone no matter how hard you try. Even on a bad course, I think it is a beautiful day outside, I am on a golf course at a great city, I drink a beer and thank the good Lord for a wonderful day and good friends. Afterwards a swim and off to the 19th hole. I wish they hadn’t gotten rid of the karaoke as the place was usually packed and everyone seemed to have a great time. Hopefully many will voice their displeasure and they will bring it back. I look forward to seeing old and new friends. Just my 2 cents worth.

    in reply to: Course Concerns #50685
    David Baker
    Participant

    The WA bills itself has the best of the best yet has people playing on the best of the worst courses knowingly. Yes, we all play the same course, is that an acceptable excuse for a course in terrible condition. When you come to MB to play in a premier event, you expect to at least play a course in reasonable condition. You are paying a premium fee to play 4 courses and to play on two like we did in March is a shame and the WA should be ashamed to bill it has a premier event. I have been playing since 1997 I don’t remember playing one or two courses in bad to terrible condition. The WA people are great and run a first-class event in all but one area, sometimes they utilize subpar courses. Complaining about them seems to do no good, so eventually it will drive people away just as the sandbagging did in the late 90’s.

    in reply to: Ride Share #49939
    David Baker
    Participant

    I am in Flight 36, River Club on Monday. I am on 70 Ave N, just up from the Cain Patch Driving Range off 17 Business. I am looking for someone who might be close who I can catch a ride with. I can get dropped off if reasonably close. Please call me on 757.580.6314 and ask for David Baker.

    Thank you.

    in reply to: How to notify players to show up for skins entry on day 1 #49922
    David Baker
    Participant

    Bob, interesting that you think everyone who runs a skin game is a pain in the a…. There are plenty of people, whether you chose to acknowledge it or not, that enjoy the skin game. You don’t have to play in a skin game, that is your choice. Maybe you should spend less time concerned about the skin game and keep your stupid remarks to your self.

    in reply to: Side Game With Skins Suggestion #49904
    David Baker
    Participant

    Like that Harry.

    in reply to: How to notify players to show up for skins entry on day 1 #49903
    David Baker
    Participant

    Last year, the first with tee times, did present a challenge in running the skin game. And to some extent participation was smaller, maybe covid had something to do with that, but this year we are back to bigger fields. I was able to arrive early and was able to collect from people who wanted to participate. So yes it is more challenging but can be done, it just requires some more time on our part.

    in reply to: Seniors Flights Skins #49768
    David Baker
    Participant

    Correction. Make that Flight 52 and 53, Monday at Oyster Bay. Info above still the same.

    in reply to: Seniors Flights Skins #49767
    David Baker
    Participant

    I will run a skin game for Fl 53-54, Oyster Bay, Meadowlands, Preswick, and Founders Club. I will collect the $100.00, 20-20-20-40 at the course or you can text me or call, 757.580.6314. As in the past I will be in the clubhouse before and after my round. I look forward to seeing everyone again. Good luck to all. E mail address is dbaker7848@aol.com

    David

    in reply to: Pre Am Party #49191
    David Baker
    Participant

    Scott, thanks for the input. That makes sense.

    in reply to: Pre Am Party #49190
    David Baker
    Participant

    Andreas, if asking a legitimate question is BS then I’m sorry you don’t understand or maybe the science, either way you aren’t in any position to tell me I can’t ask a question.

    in reply to: Grande Dunes Skins Game 29 August 2021 #49071
    David Baker
    Participant

    Kevin, have completed registration for me and two others. Thank you and look forward to playing at one of my favorite courses. David

    in reply to: Grande Dunes Skins Game 29 August 2021 #49055
    David Baker
    Participant

    Kevin. I and two of my friends would like to play in your event if you have room.

    in reply to: Pre Am Party #49042
    David Baker
    Participant

    Ron, that doesn’t make much sense, SC is open, restaurants and other businesses. If held outdoors why is it any different than restaurants? They are going to have the 19th hole and I would think that would present a greater risk than a gathering out doors.

    in reply to: How to do skins game this year? #49036
    David Baker
    Participant

    Bill, I agree with Dale. It is more of a challenge to get to everyone. It wasn’t as large as in the past but I was able to get a pretty good turnout. Spent more time at the course, but in order to make it work, was required. Hopefully will get a later tee time and that way I can talk with more people. I went with the $100 for the week, 20-20-20-40. It is really hard to do it day by day with Tee times.

    in reply to: Final Number of Golfers #48037
    David Baker
    Participant

    I was in MB two weeks ago for 6 days. It was refreshing to see some semblance of the way it was before Covid. Restaurants were open, even buffets, with mask and gloves, and crowded. The golf courses were open and have been. Hotels were open and busy as were the beaches. I only witnessed one case, young people congregating in a large group with no masks or social distancing. It appears the the number of Covid case is moderating and SC is not one of the top 5 hot spots currently. So I hope that we all stay healthy and have a great time

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