Monday, March 26, 2012

Masters Challenge

The Masters is easily the greatest golfing event in the world. Even back when I didn't watch a lot of golf, I always sat down to watch The Masters with my dad. I actually get more excited about The Masters than I do March Madness.

And now we can gamble on it!

$10 per person entry fee. You MUST pay me (Chandler) before the tournament starts on April 5th. Because I'm not expecting a ton of people to participate, 2nd place will earn their $10 back while the winner will take the rest of the pot.

Even if you are not a current DPT Golf member, you're more than welcome to gamble with us.

Sign up here:

Group: DPT Golf
Password: donkeynoms

You can read the rules on ESPN, but I'll do my best to summarize it:
  • Before each round (Thursday-Sunday) you select four players. Each player has a dollar amount based on how good they are. Your team can not exceed a $50 salary cap.
  • It's a "best ball" format. So if three of your players get a par, and one gets a birdie... your score for that hole is birdie.
  • Lowest score wins (not counting playoffs).
  • Remember that you can change your roster EVERY DAY. If you forget to do this after Friday, some of your players might not have made the cut and thus will not contribute to your team over the weekend.

Comment if you have any questions. Good luck!

People who have paid:
Matt R.
Fast Fucker Chris
Steve F.
Rob A. (from Alabama! that's right... we're going national)

People who need to pay:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Week 4 Recap

Diamond Hill was a challenging little municipal course. While the greens and fairways weren't perfect, we finally had some nice weather and couple of good scores. The course was rated harder than we anticipated, so handicaps were adjusted before we teed off. The Asians vs. Caucasians dropped to straight-up, while Ginger Brown had to give 4 strokes to Ebony & Ivory.

E-Flo/Cong vs. Robb/Ryan
The match started even, with both teams +1 though four holes. But the Asians fired off six pars over the next seven, taking a three stroke lead after 13. Ryan/Robb stumbled on the par-4 14th, recording the only double-bogey of the day, and pretty much sealing their fate. A birdie on #17 gave E-Flo/Cong another two-stroke cushion, and officially ended the match. Final score: E-Flo/Cong win 76-82 (gross).

Justin/Chandler vs. Geoff/Reid
Justin showed up almost as hungover as he was in the finals last season, so the day was looking bleak once the league realized 4 strokes were given (instead of the initial three). Chandler played horribly off the tee (again), and Geoff/Reid were wondering why they even had to show up. Actually, Ebony & Ivory played lights-out, tying the low round with some consistent drives and clutch putting. Their lone birdie on #17 poured salt in the wounds of Ginger Brown, who find themselves in the cellar without any wins. Final score: Geoff/Reid win 72-80 (net).

Next week the entire league has a bye. Everyone except Robb/Ryan return to the course on March 25th.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Week 3 Recap

This week we took to the course in some very windy conditions, with only one official match.

Gorecki/Gomez vs. Robb/Ryan
Gorecki filled in for Bito, giving Robb/Ryan 4.5 strokes. Both teams agreed to play from the white tees due to the wind, and both teams subsequently played horrible. Robb and Ryan found themselves up 3.5 strokes at the turn (net), needing only to shoot decent on the back to win. But Gorecki and Gomez capitalized on some costly errors, picking up three strokes over the next four holes. The match remained tight through 17, with Robb/Ryan up one half stroke going into the final hole. But momentum was with the G-Men, especially since Gomez is by far the best golfer in the league. Amazingly, in an unprecedented move, both teams agreed to skip #18 due to a few groups in front of them playing slow. The exhibition match (two groups behind) finished in 4 hours and 20 minutes, so I'm not really sure what the problem was. Nevertheless... both teams were given bogeys on #18 as a result. Final score: Robb/Ryan given the match 78.5 - 79 (net).

Exhibition Match
Reid, Geoff and Chandler competed in stroke play (from the blues), with Reid and Chandler giving Geoff eight strokes. All three shot a horrendous 50 on the back, and finished 94, 100 and 92 respectively. The handicaps caused Geoff and Chandler to tie, earning them each $2 from Reid. Big money!

Next week we play Diamond Hill.

Thursday, March 1, 2012