Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Orlando Tournament

We might as well use this space to announce other golf outings.

Duc & E-Flo's buddy (Jamie) puts on a 2-man scramble every year.  I've attended the last two years, and it's awesome.  This year will once again be held at the Reunion Resort outside of Orlando on August 5th, 6th and 7th.  You'll need to take off Friday, August 5th.

There are three courses at the resort, all of which are immaculate.  Day one we play the Tom Watson course.  Day two the Jack Nicklaus course (hardest I've ever personally played with a 147 slope).  Day three we'll finish on the Arnold Palmer course.  At night, we'll be staying in resort villas.

Palmer Course

Cost? $300 for the whole thing.

There are prizes for the top 3 teams, and daily skins games.  It appears me/Justin and Reid/Geoff are teaming up this year.  Duc, E-Flo and Neil should be attending, although there is another tournament that Duc helps with that weekend.  Hell... even my dad is making this year his 2nd trip.

Email or comment if you want more information.  Deposit is due 5/20/2011.

Teams Finalized

"Registration" is now closed.   Everyone who responded with the required information is listed below. 

1) Geoff / Reid
2) Justin / Chandler
3) Frank / Cousin Steve
4) Bito / Gomez
5) E-Flo / Neil
6) Robb / Buchanan

Let's talk about the schedule.

I got a drunken call from E-Flo last weekend, who stressed to me we should push the start date back a week since his team (and Frank) wouldn't be able to make it.  He also thought playing once a week was too frequent, and that people would get "burnt out."

However, we feel playing once a week is the entire point.  Geoff and I began searching for a league because we wanted to get out more and actually improve our game.  Running the league ourselves gives us great flexibility, but there has to be some structure or we'll never finish a season.  And while we hope every team can make each week, it's just not a realistic goal.  Thankfully, the league fee is $10 per person... so you shouldn't be breaking the bank.  And with $120 collected, we'll buy a keg for the group or something for the winners.  Send us your suggestions.

We're going to push the first week back to May 15th, with early tee times.  Most of us (I think) are going to Ginnie Springs the following weekend so the next match will be May 29th, which is Memorial Weekend (start yelling at us now if you won't be there).

After that... we're going weekly in June.  Since it's summer, we'll be fighting rain so the more games we can get in the better.

Playoffs
Tournament is tentatively scheduled for July 23rd/July 24th.  Tell us if you are booked that weekend.  If not... keep it open.  Our initial idea is to rent a couple of villas up at World Woods, and play both days on their courses. But obviously we got time to debate all options.

Rules
Have been posted.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Teams

We need to start forming teams this week.  Here's what we have so far:

1) Geoff / Reid
2) Justin / Chandler
3) Frank / Cousin Steve
4) Bito / Gomez
5) E-Flo / Neil
6) Robb / Buchanan

Others who want to join league:

Matt P.
Ruben

Comment who you're teaming up with and we'll start the handicap process.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Registration

As of this morning, interested founding members are:

Geoff
Reid
Justin
E-Flo
Ruben
Matt P.
Frank
Steve (Frank's cousin).

Our first week will be Sunday, May 8th at The Eagles (tentatively).  There's still time to sign up, and we need to start picking teams soon.