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Looking for a ride for flight 5/6 courses for my son. We are staying at the Legends. Happy to pay for gas!
I agree with Keith. The tee times did not seem to speed up the rounds this year and it takes away from the comradery of having the entire flight together at the start and end of the round. That was a big appeal for me the first several years at the World Am. The past few years have not been the same…
The group I’m with will have 3-4 guest passes available for trade for the PGA Superstore gift card or equivalent. Anyone interested can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID/social distancing led to the implementation of tee times last year. You should get your times when you check in. It will also be on the World Am app.
The World Am committee makes no secret about how they come to these conclusions. They have emailed out information in the past about how they calculate things. It’s all based on statistics. There really is no other way to use a handicap system and keep things fair. Your handicap is generated based on calculations… scores, slope, rating… it is not an exact science. Unfortunately, if your score falls outside of the realm of probability, especially over multiple days, then how else should the committee make those decisions without making exceptions and appearing to show favoritism? Every year I have played (8) I have seen or heard of many people getting disqualified. It sucks for anyone who is legitimately posting scores and keeping a valid handicap but unfortunately that seems to be the price for trying to ensure people aren’t getting more shots than they should.
It sucks to see someone get disqualified when they are simply trying to do their best and there is no mal-intent. That being said, keeping a handicapped tournament fair has to be one of the greatest challenges in this game. Fairness is dependent on accurate handicaps and if your playing history doesn’t allow you to have a truly accurate handicap then maybe the Just for Fun or Gross flights are a better option.
I think the deadline for handicap submissions is way too long as it it is. You know way in advance that the 15th is the deadline. If you can’t have it in by the 15rh then you play scratch. Unless you are turning in the round of the year in the 15th then your low for the year isn’t changing. Why does this have to take several days for people to submit? I’d like to hear a legitimate excuse…
Carlos, the double-bogey net only affects the score that is logged against your handicap. It doesn’t lower your actual score.
Let’s say with your handicap you get two strokes on every hole… and (worst case) you maxed out by making a 9 on every hole. Your total score would be–(9×18=162)
162 would be your gross World Am Tournament score. (That would have to be a record! 🙂
The score you would enter in the handicap system would be based on a net double bogey max so you could only take a 7 on par threes, an 8 on par 4s, and the par 5s would remain at 9.
Assuming a standard course with 4 par threes and 10 par 4s you would adjust the score on those holes before entering the total score into the handicap system. 8 strokes total for the par threes and 10 strokes for the par 4s.
162 minus 18 strokes = 144. This is the score that would count toward your handicap.August 24, 2019 at 2:16 pm in reply to: 4SALE- Moorland vouchers (2) – $35 ea – includes Breakfast or lunch & 2 beers! #46988
These are still available. I have turned on email notifications so I don’t miss replies!August 22, 2019 at 9:34 pm in reply to: 4SALE- Moorland vouchers (2) – $35 ea – includes Breakfast or lunch & 2 beers! #46964
Correction: They expire on 4 September. Here is a link to a description of the deal if anyone is interested. https://www.groupgolfer.com/deals.php?id=1012888
They have a scoresheet for the pairs competition every day just like for the flights. You used to have to go to a booth to pick them up but the past few years they have been in the same area where you get the flight scores.
Sounds unanimous! 😉 I never understood why the deadline was more than one business day anyway… I’d be interested to see the reasons given for not getting this done on time.
I have at least one guest pass (maybe more) in my group that we won’t need. Will trade for PGA Superstore gift card or equivalent. email@example.com