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  • in reply to: Another Increase #52527
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    My first year was 1988. Hopefully this will be my 37th CONSECUTIVE year. Have not missed a year since I started. Heart issues will be the only reason if I do miss this year. You cannot divide the cost by 4 (number of rounds) to compare the cost to what you can play if not in tournament. This event is much more than just 4 rounds of golf. If that is all you come for, you are missing out on a lot more. At this tournament, if you let yourself, you can make lifelong friends from all over the world. You look forward every year to seeing them again. 4 rounds of golf with your buddies does not have the same competitive nature of this tournament. As Ron Hubert said above, this is a social event. Come, take it all in, enjoy it, let yourself have fun. It is worth every dollar I spend every year.

    in reply to: Golf Ball Roll back #52515
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Bob, I hear you on the yardage loss. No, Q School is not in the plans. Have MRI scheduled for next Monday so they can take a better look at my heart issues. The results of my Echogram were not as good as was expected. Hopefully after MRI I will get a better idea what the plan is to address the leaking heart valve.
    If you are playing Q School, play well.

    in reply to: Tee Times #52487
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Well, I am glad the Committee is “thrilled”. I am not. I agree with all that has been said above. Finally we go back to shotgun starts and it was great. Now we are taking a huge step backwards yet again.

    in reply to: Poll: How A lot Do You Earn From Google? #52471
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Let me preface this by saying that this time of year, I only read the board once or twice a month.

    Ok, ok, this post has been up now for a little over a month. So I ask you, bulletin board participants, fellow World Am players…has it provided any insight into the Myrtle Beach World Amateur? Has it helped you in your quest to be a better golfer?

    Not to take away anything from the OP, who obviously is a WA participant, but I don’t understand his purpose of posting such on this board. Maybe I am misinterpreting his post. Maybe those of you who have read it have shaved at least 2 strokes off your game. Maybe it will appeal to “more intellectual” players to sign up for the WA. How would I know? But I really did graduate from the 3rd grade in Alabama public school system. Thus, I do question the actual title of this post as being grammatically correct.

    in reply to: Golf Ball Roll back #52467
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    I am not on WA Committee but for next year…no affect what so ever.
    Remember we are not considered “elite players” no matter how good one may think they are and the WA is not an elite player event.
    Existing balls approved as conforming in 2027 will be eligible for use by recreational golfers until January 2030, creating two years of bifurcated rules, and providing manufacturers and retailers sufficient time to adjust.

    I find it interesting we are being told we need to play forward since most amateurs don’t hit it far enough from the tees they play and in next breath we are told we hit it too far.

    in reply to: Longest Straightest Drive Is a Joke #52444
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Mark, I too would be interested in knowing what happens to the 2nd place flight guy. Not surprised at the DQ at all.

    in reply to: Will buy Rain Check Vouchers #52442
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    I have a rain check for International Club. If anyone is interested let me know. r_kimbrell1@comcast.net
    BTW that is an underscore between the r and k. Comcast set it up and still cannot get them to change it.
    🙁

    in reply to: Thank you World Am staff #52441
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Bob, sorry did not catch up with you. I hope I am in better shape next year too. I think next year I will play in the just for fun group. At 78, I cannot compete with the early 70s guys playing in whatever flight I will be in. Take care of yourself and hope to see you next year.

    in reply to: Longest Straightest Drive Is a Joke #52421
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Why does there have to be a mark on or near the line for it to be legit? I played with a guy who came close and he hit a big looping hit the probably rolled 10 to 15 yards left. Never landed near the line initially.

    in reply to: 30 + years #52208
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Jim Cachat, if you mean Rick Kimbrell (not Kimberly)..you are correct. His game is always questionable. He never knows if he is going to play like Ray Floyd or Ray Charles. Look forward to seeing you again this year.

    in reply to: 30 + years #51879
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Bob Newman, I guess best way to describe how I am…alive. Been a hell of a year. I lost all the way down to 127#. Managed to get back to 145# but this latest fiasco back down to 134#. Weak as a new born kitten. My game is terrible. Can’t hit the ball out of my own shadow. I have numerous health issues I am dealing with but I really want to come this year. Just hope I can play just good enough to not finish DFL in my flight. Look forward to seeing you.

    in reply to: Is it common to shoot much higher than hdcp at Am? #51842
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Lots of excellent comments. Another factor in higher scores I find has to do with approach shots into greens. Lots of folks play courses where the ability to hit bump and run shots up into the green is common place. I find more often that courses in MB require you to fly the ball into greens. You have to hit over bunkers more often. This can easily add 1 or more strokes to your score on any hole you fail to hit the green.
    Welcome to WA. Come enjoy all that the WA is about.

    in reply to: 30 + years #51823
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    This will be my 36th consecutive year to play, hopefully. Just got out of hospital so have some recovering to go but think I will make it. I have won my flight 2 times with several top 10 and now top 5 finishes.
    It is great fun. In the past I have run several pre-tournament skins games and also ran skins with my flight. Doing so is a lot of work but also a lot of fun getting to actually meet lots of folks.
    Coming back each year and getting to see guys I only get to see in MB every year makes it all worth it.
    Hope to see everyone in August.

    in reply to: Final Round Pairings #51781
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Totally agree. Cannot be that hard. It was done pre-COVID so why not now. Afterall, in today’s world software can do this very simply.

    in reply to: World am prizes #51754
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Michael, if you don’t come back, it has been a pleasure seeing you thru the years. And, yes, the prize situation sucks.

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