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  • in reply to: Shotgun Starts #51018
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    I think 5-1/2 is what anyone should expect. If it’s shorter, great. If it runs to 6 then you’re not that far from what you were thinking.

    As long as the weather is favorable, the beer is cold and there are no “Robert the Rule Masters”, all will be fine.

    in reply to: Shotgun Starts #50998
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    I really think shotgun is best (IMHO) for reasons that exceed tee time justification. Carpooling is a big one and everyone getting done about the same time.

    Last year we had to be there 2 hours before one guy in our group teed off because another golfer in our group was first off the tee (7:45 & 9:20). And to boot, one day was at Carolina National. Sure, if you’re playing/riding alone and you tee off at 7:45, then you could potentially be done by 12-12:30. This is great for you..

    I was also glad to see 8:30 instead of 8am. The 30 mins will help indeed. And in case you haven’t noticed the furthest drives to a course from central MB are about 45 mins. Not exactly close, but better than 60 mins or more. Heck, one year I had to go to Wedgefield in Georgetown. Almost 70 mins from River Oaks where I was staying.

    in reply to: Missing Courses from this years World AM. #50954
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    Yeah, it’s sad to see those courses go. Especially because they were always in decent shape (the ones mentioned above). Not that I would have it this year (because I did last), but I won’t miss that Carolina National drive… nope…

    Makes you wonder though. With that many “less” courses, about the same amount of people, and no new courses added, how will this affect everything?? Will the amount of people per flight have to change? Pace of play could be different for some.

    I guess a short answer to that is if they get a commitment from some of the courses to add a few days to the tournament (not all courses host the event everyday). This would/could resolve some of that.

    About 21 days for me…..Cheers

    in reply to: Check in #50864
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    I believe there is an option for him. I have heard of people not arriving until late Sunday and then getting their stuff at “Will Call” on Monday night at the CC. If they let the staff know about it, I believe he will have no issues.

    in reply to: Is It the End of the World Am as we know it #50629
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    Well said Scott. My thoughts are almost identical. I have been playing in this event since 2005 and I too feel the same sentiments. A week in MB is always a blast, etc but with the increase in price to where it’s at now, it’s really getting to the point of what you mentioned (not enough bang for your buck).

    I love the competition, love seeing all the friends I have made over the years but I think they have driven this to the breaking point of “decision time”. Is it worth it, or do I set myself up with a different type of golf vacation for a little less?

    I still give credit to the staff for their efforts, as I am sure it’s not easy to put an event of this size together. Personally, I have cherished all the memories I have made for 17 years, but after this year, it may be time to try something else (as I expect another $ increase for 2023).

    I am signed up for 2022 being that I benefited from 3 newbie friends coming in 2021. So let’s see how this year goes and take it from there.

    Cheers everyone!!

    in reply to: Tee times or Shotgun starts…?? #50507
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    Hi Scott,
    I am glad to hear that we will all be starting the same time again. My question to the staff is, will the courses that are furthest from MBCC be 9:30? Like in the past?

    Thanks,

    in reply to: “Un”official Poll: Tee Times vs Shotgun for 2022 #50291
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    Tee times did NOT help pace of play in Flight 6.

    Shotgun start is always best for comradery. If they reduce the amount of people on the course, the slower rounds will be sped up. And yeah, pace of play monitoring by the courses will be extremely helpful.

    in reply to: FLIGHT 5 & 6 SKINS GAME #50070
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    To all who plan on getting into the skins pot for the week:

    I tee off at 8:03am on Monday. Two gentlemen (I use that term loosely) lol, who are teeing off at 9:15am will be collecting for the pot after I tee off. If you get there early enough, please find me so I can mark you down.

    If you arrive after my tee off time, please see either Craig Oby or Ryan DeAscanis. If you don’t make it a point to pay up and confirm your entry prior to teeing off, YOU ARE NOT IN FOR MONDAY!! NO EXCEPTIONS!! You can sign up on Tuesday for the rest of the week, but it’s YOUR responsibility to find one of us!!

    Safe travels to everyone and see you at Crown Park!!

    in reply to: Skins 8.0 area under 49 #49785
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    Hi Mike,
    I am offering just to ensure a game. I too have run them in the past, so I don’t mind. But any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated, especially since we are teeing off separately.

    Thanks

    in reply to: Flight 6 Skins #49784
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    Ken, they are doing tee times this year. I think they range from 7:45 – 10am.
    So until we get those, we won’t know what time we are playing but yes, we will all be on the same courses. Flight 5 will most likely tee of on #1 and Flight 6 on hole 10 (double tee).

    in reply to: Flight 6 Skins #49782
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    Ken, I have mentioned in previous post that I could run this, as long as I can figure out the best way with all the tee times.

    I am working on that now, if I get a plan together, I don’t mind.

    in reply to: Skins Game – 49 & Under – ~9.5 index #49634
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    Hey Ken,
    No, we don’t know yet. We hope to know by this weekend. Once the flights are announced, then someone will usually step up to offer the skins game.

    I have casually offered to run it for my flight and the one that will be paired with it (i.e. 5 & 6), but let’s wait and see what we find out by Monday.

    in reply to: Skins Game – 49 & Under – ~9.5 index #49612
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    Hey Bobby, Good to see you are coming back. All the boys will be there too. I will keep you posted on what transpires with Skins. Either way, we will be having some ice cold beers together. Can’t wait!!

    in reply to: Handicap Email #49607
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    I was told it should be today…

    in reply to: New Player Discount?? #49162
    Ken Delaney
    Participant

    Excellent points made Ken. I wholeheartedly agree and you’re welcome for bringing it up.

    What I really want people to know is that the WA is offering $50 off the early bird pricing of $559 to new players who haven’t signed up yet. And for those new players who have ALREADY signed up, well, I guess you all are just sol….

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