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  • in reply to: World am prizes #51694
    Bruce Friend
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    You may not like my comments but you asked.

    I don’t see how it is the staff of the World Am fault for the inflation this country has been in for the past 2 years. In fact, I would commend them in their attempt to keep costs that they do control from rising at the same pace that is affecting other costs that all of us attending are having to pay. So, you finding the costs to travel to the US is high and unmanageable, that is a shame but there are plenty living in the US that is having similar issues.

    In terms of the prizes, you mention they won’t ship a specific putter. You can still use the gift card to buy other merchandise? So your problem is a “you” issue. Spend the money on other items. Don’t want to give PGA Superstore your business, then don’t. The World Am staff isn’t making anything unfair to non-US players with your complaint.

    in reply to: Ride Share #51650
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    Robin, I will respond as no one else has and I have made arrangements with others in car shares. Unfortunately, there might be a difference with men attending versus women as there are a lot more men and not many women post on this board. Don’t mean to make a sexist comment but that is just a fact.

    Look to stay in Central MB and Breakers, Carribean and The Strand are all great options on the website in accomodations. Being in Central, it is easier for others to possibly pass your area 3 of the 4 days.
    After flights have been announced post on here your specifics need in hope other women are reading at that time. If you are on Facebook (I’m not), post on the WAM site as well. During your first round, be very friendly and we have been successful in finding rides with playing partners and I have given rides to others that are looking.

    Good luck

    in reply to: Guest pass wanted #51632
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    Hi Aaron – I have 3. $20 or the PGA gift card per each is standard rate. Text me at 404-432-4155 or email me at bruce.friend@gmail.com and we can set up the specifics.

    in reply to: Blackmoor #51558
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    For those that played on courses that were “unplayable” due to mother nature and there wasn’t much that could have been done to improve things (and I too played on courses in that situation) and are upset to the point you are not coming back, what would you have liked as an alternative to playing? I wouldn’t want a rain check. I played in the slop and scored badly while others scored better. If the course is negligent not doing the best they could which again happened in my flight with Caledonia being cart path only but made us play the ball down, yes that is a problem with the course. But again, not enough to not play for the day and/or get a rain check. It was unfortunate that we had so much wet weather but still a very enjoyable week in my perspective.

    I’m not criticizing just trying to understand the perspective in what you would like to have seen different.

    in reply to: Congratulations To Our New Champion #51523
    Bruce Friend
    Participant
    in reply to: World Am App #51438
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    Oh, I now see Mr. White gave the same advice earlier. My apologies for a repeat.

    in reply to: World Am App #51437
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    Not Scott but want to ask when you put in your username, did you prefix it with a ‘wa-‘ meaning it should be wa-3040. If you just put it the four digit userID without the qualification of wa-, you will get a login error.

    in reply to: World Am App #51431
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    Appears the app is up and running

    in reply to: All Flights Skins Games #51410
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    Show up at your course at least an hour ahead of time and there should be someone out by the carts yelling “Skins” or in the clubhouse. Also ask fellow competitors where to find the skins guy. Usually isn’t hard to find the person but keep in mind, the guy is also a participant and they like to warm up before the round also so be early Day 1.

    in reply to: Number of players per flight #51370
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    Each day at each course, there are two flights of approximately 52 golfers in each flight or 104 golfers on the course. So it sounds like the JFF is comparable to everyone else. And yes, it is a minimum of 5 hours for everyone and I think the “par” for the time to play is actually 5 1/2 hours. Hope you enjoy the week with your son and it would be my dream to play with my son for 4 days and I wouldn’t care one second about how long it would take.

    in reply to: Anyone else driving from Boston? #51268
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    I’m all about car pooling but the issue is getting to the courses once in Myrtle. I’m only coming from Atlanta and we always have more people than cars and doing the logistics of getting golfers to their courses since we are all in different flights is a challenge. I’m very fortunate to have made good friends with one of the posters on this board and every year meet up with him and he and I ride to the courses together as we are usually in the same flight. Plus, I always enjoy the conversations to and from the course and it is part of the overall wonderful experience. Keep it in mind when you are car pooling from long distances. Or not, your decision.

    in reply to: Anyone playing True Blue or Sea Trail Jones on Sunday #51250
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    Sea Trail Jones is pretty straight forward design. A couple of holes have water off the fairway in the treeline which you can’t see but there isn’t really anything tricky to any shot. The greens are pretty “normal” as well. With any course, you have no idea the speed during tournament week. Never have played True Blue but if you have a choice, go play your practice round there from what I have heard in the past from many.

    in reply to: Who Drives the cart #51113
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    I’m sorry to say it is a real thing. I’m always early to the courses and have been told a few times I didn’t put the bag on the right side. And I know and have witnessed others discussing “proper” seating arrangements in the carts before the round. I will say if the course have individuals unloading trunks and putting the bags on the carts, they will typically follow the protocol of first name is the driver and second name is the passenger.

    I just try and go with the flow with anything and everything including who drives the carts, how the scorecards are exchanged, whether to remove the flag or not on the greens. Only thing I try to encourage is Ready-Play golf in order to keep the foursome moving and keeping up with the foursome ahead. But even there, some people insist on only hit when it is their turn. Stupid. You are playing the course and the field, it isn’t match play. Do your part to not waste time and slow down the foursome.

    in reply to: Course Rotation #51076
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    I always play the ball down but if my opponent gives me a putt, i’ll take it. Need to worry about the present and my wallet at that time. But I agree with Harry. Those that are loose with the rules will suffer when one plays without those lenient stroke savers.

    in reply to: All Flights Skins Games #51028
    Bruce Friend
    Participant

    I am one that knows for a fact there are many stupid questions but that isn’t one. Go to the past results on the web page and possibly look at last year results. Link below. Starts with Flight 1 which is the youngest age group Gross Division. Then it gets split up by approximately 52 golfer per flight as the index gets higher and higher until the highest index for that age group. Then it starts with the Seniors Gross and does the same thing. It should make sense if you look at it for a few minutes.

    https://worldamclassic.golfnet.com/results

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