Monday, November 24, 2014

Friday Golf

Who is around this weekend? Need up to two people for golf on Friday morning. Early. Playing Stoneybrook. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Golf - Sunday, November 23rd

I'm playing Eaglebrooke this Sunday at 10am with Darren and Reid. We got one spot open. $35 cash. 

Comment or text me if you want to join. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Spring 2015 Schedule

We're still a couple of months away from our next season, but it's never too early to hammer out the schedule. Fortunately, the league has finally reached a size that makes it difficult to accommodate individual conflicts. So I can pretty much just post the schedule and roll with it. That being said, we'll still shuffle a date here and there if most of the league has an issue.

In 2015 I want to have more options for Ryder Cup dates and locations. So we're going to start the "Spring" season a couple of weeks earlier which allows us to push the "Summer" season up as well.

All that being said... get these dates on your calendars! And start sucking up to your WAGs before breaking the news that you'll soon be back to golfing once a week (if you ever stopped).

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#1 - Sunday, January 18th (Monday is MLK Day)

#2 - Sunday, January 25th

January 31st / Feb 1st - Bye week for Gasparilla & Super Bowl Sunday

#3 - Saturday, February 7th

February 14th/15th - Bye week OR make-up week if any of the first three events are canceled

#4 - Saturday, February 21st

#5 - Saturday, February 28th

#6 - Saturday, March 7th

March 14th/15th - Bye week OR make-up week if any of the previous events are canceled

#7 - Saturday, March 21st

#8 - Saturday, March 28th

April 4th/5th - Bye week for Easter weekend

#9 - Saturday, April 11th

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Golf - Sunday 10/26

I got one spot open for golf at Crescent Oaks this Sunday. 9:45am... $37+ tax.

Comment if you want it.

UPDATE:

Thankfully, Gorecki can no longer make it. So text me if anyone else wants the final spot.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bay Hill Club & Lodge

My 2014 PGA trip took me to Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge, home of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The game's biggest stars play here every year, with Tiger Woods winning eight times (as of 2014). We penciled this course in as a back-up trip due to the close proximity to Tampa.

In 2012 it was ranked 33 of 52 by PGA tour players' "most liked courses on tour." So I guess you could call it "below average" in the eyes of the pros. I'd have to agree with that assessment. While I enjoyed our weekend there, the course was pretty underwhelming.

We're a little underwhelming too.

That being said, the last three holes are amazing. Eighteen is also elevated in stature after having watched Tiger Woods win so many times with long putts on the final green. There's also the par-5 sixth hole that wraps around a huge lake... where John Daly scored an 18 in 1998. And the greens were some of the best I've ever played on. Quick, super smooth, yet soft enough to hold a long iron.

Unfortunately, the rest of the layout looks stale... and it is... having been constructed in 1966. In order to play the course you need to stay at the lodge, which is more of a shrine to Arnold Palmer. It's quite affordable compared to other PGA courses (just make sure Darren doesn't order $16 glasses of wine).

Approach into the 13th green.

Since Bay Hill is basically in our backyard, I'd recommend playing it once in your life. But if you're looking for a more memorable PGA experience... travel further out to find it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Golf on Sunday morning 10/5?

If anyone wants to play Sunday morning let me know.

Vouchers

There are a couple of decent deals today.

Clearwater Country Club - see voucher here - $25 with a hot dog and beer. I've never played the course but my dad has and wanted to go back. So we're each going to get one. Buy one and make a comment if you're interested.

Mystic Dunes - see voucher here - $25 if we buy a 4-some. It's also unlimited golf. I played out there with Darren, Gary and Reid once and it was decent. Anyone want to try to go back out there? I'm wouldn't buy it unless we had 4 confirmed.

Monday, September 29, 2014

2014 DPT Ryder Cup - Recap

The first ever DPT Ryder Cup was a huge success, mainly because nobody died and we actually finished all three rounds of golf. We drove through some of the worst rain I've ever seen on the way down to Sebring, and it felt like a foreshadowing of things to come. During the drive we passed two cars that had skid off the road and into a flooded drainage ditch... one was upside down and the other was almost completely submerged in water. Sure enough, the same thing happened to the Blue Team.

The Blue Team. Prior to derailment.

Saturday morning we played four-ball, with Euro Trash taking two of the three contests. Match 2 and 3 went all the way to the 18th hole, so there was at least some drama at the end. But the Blue Team definitely had the momentum going into round two. In contrast, the Red Team had Tall Mike who was a shanking disaster.

Reluctantly I was talked into allowing modified alternate shot for our second round. Despite an hour monsoon delay, we were able to finish after sunset (PGA Championship style). Dan once again stomped all over Gary's team, easily winning 5&4 and earning Blue their 3rd point of the day. But Gorecki's old man game neutralized Faz, allowing the Communists to pull within one. The only remaining match was Darren/Ben vs. Dave/JW, and that went all the way to 18. Dave made a knee-knocking 2 foot putt to win the match and tie the overall score 3-3.


JW putting for par on 18 in round two.


Finishing in the dark.


Faz and I hammered out the singles pairings on Saturday night, which was our last obligation as captains. On paper, there were some great match-ups along with some that we both felt were gimmies. But golf is the most unforgiving sport in the world, and any handicapped match is almost impossible to predict.

- Dan played lights out once again, pounding Dave 5&4 while shooting a gross 73.

- Gorecki got off to an incredible start, leading Geoff 2up after four holes until his inner-thigh rash engulfed his body. He only won one hole the rest of the day and lost 4&3.

- JW battled Darren in the hangover match, which was probably the most exciting of the day. Apparently JW's putter was red hot and he drained a birdie on the 16th hole to win 3&2.

- Chandler vs. Brendan was the next match to conclude. Brendan struggled around the greens for most of the day, allowing Chandler to win 4 holes in a row to close out 5&3. At this point, the Communist Red Team had secured at least a tie.

- All weekend long Tall Mike was highly criticized for his terrible play, unusual practice methods, head-scratching knuckle grip, and non-doctor prescribed concoction of muscle relaxants and whiskey. Actually, it was just Chandler complaining. But Tall Mike shut up his critic with an excellent performance, carding one birdie, three pars and five bogeys in 16 holes to win 4&2.

- Despite the Red Team winning the Ryder Cup, Faz and Gary finished out their match. Faz clawed his way back by winning 4 out of 5 holes to square the contest through 16. But on the final hole with everything still all square, Faz put his tee shot in the water giving Gary his first point of the weekend.

2014 DPT Ryder Cup Champions.



View the official Ryder Cup scorecard.

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Thanks again to everyone who made it down for the weekend. I had a blast and look forward to the 2015 contest. We will use our "Official Golf Rankings" to determine captains AND eligibility (top 12 guys get first dibs) so play well and play often.

I'll be scheduling off-season outings on this blog so keep checking in if you're interested in playing. Next season will start at the end of January or early February.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hotel Address

3101 Golfview Road Sebring, FL 33870

Hotel should have everyone's names and room pairings. Pay the front desk when you get there, comrades.



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ryder Cup Rough & Lost Balls

A note about the rough at Sun 'N Lake.

There is a decent amount of OB on the Deer Run course. Protecting that OB is a ton of super thick grass that isn't mowed regularly. It's very easy to lose a ball in it. Remember if you hit a shot near OB and can't find it, you have to assume it went OB and take a 2-stroke penalty or re-hit from the previous spot with a one stroke penalty (DPT Rule 8.1).

If everyone in the group agrees it stayed in bounds, and you STILL can't find it... it's a one stroke penalty from the agreed upon landing spot (DPT Rule 8.2).

The only time we've given free drops is when the course is wet and everyone in the group agrees the ball is probably embedded (which is a free drop anyway) or if we think someone picked up the ball (happened to Guest at Cypress Creek).

Neither of those two scenarios will come into play this weekend. So hit a provisional if you blast it wide. And definitely help your opponents hunt for their ball to save time.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ryder Cup Weekend - Checklist

Here are a few items you'll need to pack in order to maximize your Ryder Cup experience:
  • Beer - Bring plenty of it for the hotel room and the golf course.
  • Snacks - For late night snacking. After 11pm, I highly doubt anyone delivers pizza. Or beer. Or anything else. Hospitals probably aren't open at night in Sebring.
  • Soft Cooler - This will hold your beer on the course. There will not be a cart girl. We're pretty much on our own, which is a good thing as long as you bring beer and snacks (see above items).
  • Cards and Poker Chips - For games late at night. After JW's pub crawl.
  • Cash - You'll need money to pay off bets on the course and late night gambling. I wouldn't recommend owing Geoff $3. 
  • Rain Gear - As the weekend approaches, the forecast is slightly improving. But I'd be shocked if we didn't have some rain delays. Perhaps now is a good time to go buy some rain gloves. Or an umbrella.
  • Red/Blue Shirts - Depending on what team you belong to. Alternate colors are yellow for the Euro Trash team, and white for the Communist team. Really... it doesn't matter but I'm sure we'll take a picture. If we can find someone who works there to take one for us.
  • Advil - Or your favorite pain reliever. The Mike's will probably be popping it like candy in order to play three rounds.

Monday, September 22, 2014

DPT Ryder Cup - 2014 Pairings

Here are the pairings for the first two rounds. Number of strokes each person gets is in parenthesis.

Round 1 - Deer Run - Saturday 8:30am

Dan (0) / Gorecki (14) vs. Gary (2) / JW (15)

Darren (8) / Brendan (11) vs. Chandler (0) / Tall Mike (11)

Faz (0) / Ben M. (4) vs. Dave (0) / Geoff (12)


Round 2 - Turtle Run - Saturday 1:30pm

Dan (0) / Brendan (13) vs. Gary (2) / Tall Mike (13)

Ben M. (5) / Darren (8) vs. Dave (0) / JW (13)

Faz (0) / Gorecki (12) vs. Chandler (0) / Geoff (12)


Round 3 singles matches will be back on Deer Run at 9:30am Sunday. We will decide those match-ups on Saturday night.

DPT Ryder Cup 2014 Draft Results

We held our first ever Ryder Cup draft last Friday... and it almost went as expected. We did our best to drag out the suspense, but the only "shock" came from Chandler passing on Ben M in the 4th round. Also somewhat surprising, Faz took Gorecki over Tall Mike in the last round. This marks the first time in Gorecki's life that he wasn't taken by default in the last spot. Millions of uncoordinated and overly fatigued men are rejoicing around the world as we speak.

Gorecki dancing with his caretaker after finding out he was NOT selected last.

The four-ball matches for round one and two are set, but I'll post those up later today. Here are the draft results:

Faz in blue. Chandler in red.

1 - Dan
2 - Dave
3 - Gary
4 - Darren
5 - Brendan
6 - JW
7 - Geoff
8 - Ben M.
9 - Gorecki
10 - Tall Mike

Be sure to bring golf attire that matches your color this weekend.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Golf Vouchers

Darren and I bought golf vouchers for Orange Lake in Orlando at www.groupgolfer.com. It's a pretty nice and challenging course.

We also bought vouchers at Crescent Oaks from www.dealcaddy.com.

If anyone is interested in joining us, buy a voucher and make a comment.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ryder Cup Draft

The Ryder Cup Draft will be held on Saturday, September 20th at 7pm. We're going to give Press Box a shot, and hopefully it isn't too crowded for football (it shouldn't be). The ONLY decent game on that night is FSU vs. Clemson.

Miami also plays Nebraska in the "Early 90s Relevance Bowl."

As mentioned before... you don't need to attend the draft. The actual selection of teams and match-ups will probably take 10 minutes. But if you want to come hang out, comment below. If I don't hear from you I won't save you a seat.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Off Season Golf

Anyone playing? Anyone need a game? What's up?

Don't forget... Ryder Cup Draft is on Saturday the 20th (location TBD). We'll meet up for dinner and drinks. You do NOT need to attend the draft.

You do, however, need to attend the Ryder Cup. We must have 12 people. So nurse your wounds and get your shit taken care of.

Most of us are heading down to Sebring on Friday the 26th after work. I'm not taking the day off, but I'll probably roll out around 4pm. Feel free to get there sooner or later. Our first tee time on the 27th is 8:30am.

Also, if you have any scores you want to report... let me know.

 
**UPDATE**

Guest just bailed on the Ryder Cup, but we were able to replace him with Ben M. who has played with us a few times.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sunday Golf - 9/7/14

Who is up for playing Southern Hills on Sunday?

**Update**

One group booked for myself, Gary, Darren and Faz.  $40 is the guest rate apparently. 10:20am 9:20am tee time at Southern Hills.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summer 2014 Season Award "Winners"

Long Drive Champion
Chandler with 5 but he knows he shouldn't be too proud of this seeing as how he was playing with the cellar dwellers all season.

Greenie Champion
Dave with 12, which led to an impressive par-3 scoring average of 3.571 (3rd best behind Gary and Faz).

Sandie Champion
Chris Faz with just 2.  Looks like we all need to work on our sand game...or maybe we're all just so good that we hardly ever hit into green-side bunkers.

Earnings Champion
Chris Faz with $95.94, which is only $2.98 more than Darren's season total even though he won half as many events.  Here's a little free advice for you...win majors and definitely do not win the Geoff Skins Game.

Rookie of the Year
Chris Guest - He had some rough patches but saved his season by winning the final event/major and finished 6th in the standings.

The Birdie Man
Chandler with 8...probably all set up by his "long drives."

Fear the Bogey Man
Reid made bogey 42.593% of the time.  I'm still not sure if this is good or bad for him.  I think it'd be considered good if he could get his percentage up a little from 26.852% for making par or better and if he could turn more triples into doubles to save a few crucial strokes.

Mr. Thankful (for the double par max rule)
Brendan racked up a solid 19 double pars out of the 126 holes he played this season.  If BD is gonna have a bad hole...he's gonna have a BAD hole and get his money's worth dammit.

Thanks for the Free Beer!
John: +17 (Lexington Oaks) & +10 (River Strand)
Chris G: +10 (Southern Hills) & +13 (Cypress Creek...Sam Summer!)
Chandler: +10 (River Strand)
Geoff: +10 (Lexington Oaks)
Darren: +14 (Cypress Creek)
Mike: +12 (Lexington Oaks)
Dan: +14 (Southern Hills)
Brendan: +13 (Waterlefe)

Monday, August 18, 2014

DPT Masters - Stats & (Un)interesting Facts

From what I've heard, a meaningless tournament (sorry about that ) wasn't without its share of drama.  I was watching the live leader board from VT and was very confused and saddened by the final results.  I'm sorry Guest had to share his first victory with Chandler but congrats nonetheless!

It took a great deal of luck but after 16 events without a victory, Chandler was able to claim the first major of his career.  Even Sergio and my boy Luke Donald have hope now.

Poor Brendan, almost went the entire season without having to buy a pitcher after buying them in two of his three events played last season.  Will this late season performance impact his draft number for the upcoming Ryder Cup?

Geoff was even par on the par-3s for the first time in his entire career, which consists of 45 events played over the course of five seasons.  His previous best par-3 performance was +2.  Nice shootin' Tex!

Chris Guest just needs to shake off those last few holes and enjoy his first career win and major.  The victory, which jumped him from 12th to 6th in the final standings, was a result of his best par-3 (+4) and par-5 (+4) performances of the season.  It was also the first time he broke par with his net score of 71.


I'll be working up some season-ending stats over the next week or so.  For now, like Chandler said, let us know when and where you're playing and start getting excited for the first annual Ryder Cup event.

 

Ping S55 Irons



Guest is selling a brand new set of S55 irons (3 through PW). Never before been hit.

The store price is around $1,000... but any league member can have them for $800. If you happen to be in the market for new irons, let me or Guest know. I believe he's going to eventually put them up on Ebay if he can't sell them locally.

Golf Sunday 8/24?

If anyone wants to play next Sunday let me know.  I can play any time in the morning.

DPT Masters - Summer 2014 Recap

I'm still not sure how this happened... but Guest and Chandler tied on Saturday, resulting in the first Major victories of their careers.

We were hoping to dodge the rain but a monsoon appeared out of nowhere on the 6th hole. After a 30 minute delay, Darren withdrew from the tournament because there was water on his driver and ball. He definitely couldn't play in those conditions, and Brendan refused to tee up the ball for him. The rest of us finished the round (thankfully with no more rain) in soggy conditions.

Guest was on fire all day, carding 12 pars/bogeys to take a commanding lead. Unfortunately, the most used club in the bag is the putter. After the rain-forced reshuffling of groups, Chandler got to #18 first at even par (net)... and down 6 strokes to Guest. A one-putt par gave Chandler the clubhouse lead at -1, but still 5 strokes behind.

The first group didn't even stick around to watch the finish, opting instead to go inside and drink beers. What they didn't know was that Guest had a 5-putt on #17 for a quad... and followed it up with a 4-putt on #18 for a triple. To my knowledge, Guest missed at least 4 putts from about two feet during the round.

The result was our 3rd tied Major in history (Gary/Reid, Faz/Reid, Chan/Guest). And definitely the biggest collapse of any tournament in history.

And we almost had a 3-way tie, as Reid finished one back. He might have notched a record 6th Major title... but he showed up late and didn't get a chance to warm up. The +6 start on the first two holes basically ruined his round.

Geoff was in the mix too, but an insanely ugly 9 on the first hole and double-pars on #13 and #16 took him out of contention.

Gary was +2 on the final 8 holes and still only finished 4 strokes off the lead.

And then there is Brendan... who had a tough day... all day.

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Big John finally qualified for the Official Golf Rankings, joining the list at #10. Faz also ascended to #1 for the first time in his career, despite not playing in the Masters.

Great season everyone. Be sure to report your scores in the off-season... and post anytime you need players or are looking for a game. Most of us still play every week.

Finally... Ryder Cup draft will be held September 20th. You don't need to attend the draft... but you DO need to attend the actual Ryder Cup on September 26, 27 and 28.  Geoff... put it on your calendar.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DPT Ryder Cup - 2014 Information


Here are the details for the first annual DPT Ryder Cup:

Format
This year, two teams of 6 players will compete in two different formats over the course of three rounds.

The first day will be two rounds of Four-Ball (aka: "best ball"). A four-ball match consists of two teams of two players competing directly against each other. Each golfer plays their own ball throughout the round. A team's number of strokes for a given hole is the LOWEST NET individual number of strokes of that team's players on that hole. Every player will receive 80% of their handicap. We will play a morning session, take a quick break for lunch, and then head out for an afternoon session.

The second day will be a morning session of Singles (aka: individual match play). This is no different than what we do in the Fazioli Match Play event every season. Your opponent will be determined in a drunken stupor the night before. Each player gets 80% of their handicap, consistent with our league rules.

In all three rounds, each match won is worth 1 point. Each match that is halved (tied) is worth 1/2 a point. The first team to earn 6.5 overall points will be the winner.

Captains
Starting in 2015, captains will be determined by the Official Golf Rankings, with the top ranked golfer selecting first. We're doing this for many reasons, but mainly to put the top two players of the year on opposite teams. Keep in mind the Official Golf Rankings only look back one year. So everyone's rankings right now will have nothing to do with the 2015 Ryder Cup.

That being said... Faz and Chandler will be captains this year in order to set precedent. Faz will be representing the Euro-Trash Blue team and selecting first (based on rankings). If you are selected to his team you will receive capri pants, paid paternity leave, a 25 hour work week, wine and financial instability. Chandler will represent the Communist Red team. His players will receive half a loaf of bread, one Pinnacle golf ball (don't lose it), a poster of Karl Marx and mandatory work-camp enrollment.

Draft
We will hold a live draft on September 20th (location TBD). You do not need to attend this draft. Faz will select picks #1, 4, 5, 8 and 9. Chandler will select #2, 3, 6, 7 and be stuck with the last pick. After the draft, the teams will create their pairings for the first two Four-Ball sessions and match-ups will be announced.

Golf and Lodging Venue
We'll be staying and playing two nights/days down in Sebring, FL. Arrive any time after work on Friday, September 26th at our hotel: Inn On The Lakes. Our package includes breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning before our rounds. Cost is $190 after tax for lodging, breakfast and three rounds of golf.

Saturday we will be playing the Four-Ball matches at Sun 'N Lake golf club (morning session on Deer Run at 8:30am, afternoon on Turtle Run at 1:30pm). Sunday's Singles matches will be at Highlands Ridge (North Course at 9:30am).

If you have any questions... post them now.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Jamaican Open - Stats & (Un)interesting Facts

How fitting that a few DPT Tour streaks came to an end at the Jamaican Open seeing as how it was the great Jamaican song writer, George Harrison, who first coined the phrase "All things must pass."

Jamaican by association?

Before Saturday, Chandler had played 21 events without making more than one double par in a single round.  Unfortunately, he made two 8s on par-4s and even threw in an additional 8 on a par-5, which ended his other streak of 23 events without having to buy a pitcher.  The one streak still alive for this once great contender is his 16 events played since his last victory.  To ease his pain a little, I'll point out that he made birdie on the par-4 3rd hole, which everybody else but Brendan made double bogey or worse on.  Good luck Team Red!


The typically consistent Irish Dave had played 10 events with making at least one par or better on a par-3 but the streak ended on Saturday with him making bogey on all four par-3s.  I'm not sure what led to his shaky performance but I'd personally love to see him straighten things out and earn his first career victory this weekend.


Historically it hasn't exactly been my style to not have at least one blow up hole per round but somehow this season I played 101 holes without making worse than double bogey.  This streak ended on the 17th hole after a hooked drive into the water followed by the worst wedge shot from 100 yards I've hit in several months.  It was fun while it lasted...


On a positive note, Chris Guest ended his streak of holes played without making a birdie on his 92nd hole of the season.  He also made two pars and eight bogeys on his way to a 3rd place finish, the highest of his short career.


And yes, Darren FINALLY made par on a par-5.  It only took him 23 tries!


DPT Masters - Summer 2014

We will finish the season on Saturday, August 16th down at Waterlefe. First tee time is 9:08am. Waterlefe is located next to River Strand, and in my opinion is the best layout in the area.

See you then.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Jamaican Open - Summer 2014 Recap

Faz finally ran out of gas. He seemed to be headed for a record 5th title of the year, until he made triple bogey on #17. Gary was able to pull away from the field with pars on the final two holes, shooting the only sub-par round (net) of the day.

River Strand was in excellent shape, and had the fastest and best greens we've seen all season. Excellent venue choice by the league commissioners.

Faz's epic season comes to a close since he will miss this week's Major. He finished 1st or 2nd in six of eight tournaments. Faz gets to spend another winter with the DPT Cup, and his name is once again etched in history.

The rest of us losers will play this Saturday at either Lake Jovita or Waterlefe. I'll finalize the location on Monday. We'll tee off around 9am so Brendan and Guest can get to their FSU pub crawl. Check back here for the final announcement.

As of right now we have: Chan, John, Gary, Darren, Geoff, Brendan, Guest, Dave and Reid (on baby watch). Comment if this isn't correct.

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Later this week I'll post up the details on the Ryder Cup, being played in Sebring the weekend of September 27th. PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday Announcements

Look at this flag:


Make sure you wear a shirt on Saturday that is one of those colors. There is a $2 penalty for offending Reid's heritage.

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I need to get a room list submitted for the Ryder Cup. We will have 6 rooms with double occupancy. I'll do an entire in-depth post on the event later... but go ahead and tell me who you want to room with. Do it now!

Monday, August 4, 2014

JW Hangover Invitational - Stats & (Un)interesting Facts

The newly re-branded JW Hangover Invitational may have suffered a little in terms of attendance but the six of us managed to pick up the slack for all the no-shows.  Man, the sights and sounds of this Carrollwood hot spot were not to be missed!  We had Lafawnduh on the stage, mini Sly Stallone (toupee and all) on the dance floor, Big John's cougar friend getting denied by Gary, and Darren even decided to add some much needed "character" to the coveted DPT Cup after being forced to throw down a few penalty shots.

Not surprisingly, the previous night's shenanigans led to some interesting results on the course.  We now have rock solid proof (see chart below) that extremely hungover people run out of gas after 13 holes.  The par-3 13th truly was the peak of our group performance.  It's the only hole this season to have a scoring average of less than par with Chandler making birdie and the other five all making par.

Hungover Golf is Hard
1-13
14-18
 Group Stroke Avg per Hole (over par)
.808
1.967
 Combined Strokes Over Par
63
59
 Combined Triples or Worse
3
9
 Combined Pars or Better
31
3


There were a few individual highlights worth noting.

- JW made his first greenie and his first sandie
- JW went 14 holes before making a max double par (his longest stretch of the season)
- Chandler made two 2s, nobody else has done that this season except Gary at Countryway
- Faz made eagle, only the 2nd one in league history
- John earned his highest career finish (2nd)
- Darren is still without a par on a par-5 (20 attempts)


I leave you with this gem from Friday night...

Off to the Big & Tall store in their Z4

JW Hangover Invitational - Summer 2014 Recap

We should have known the funky, fresh beats that filled O'Briens was a sign that Faz's dominance would continue. Latinkisha and her Savage All Stars slapped the bass all night while the field quickly dwindled to 6 golfers. We almost had our first late DQ ever, but Darren did drink most of his penalty shots (3 of 4... you can't count the community ones). Tall Mike continues to physically deteriorate in front of our eyes, taking the WD for a Tiger Woods-esque back injury. And Reid skipped the bar and the tournament so he could share coke with other DPT Tour wives, just like Dustin Johnson.

Sorry, Geoff. This is no way for you to find out.
As for the golf, the league played well for most of the tournament. Quail Hollow is one of the easier courses in the rotation and the greens were the best they've ever had. JW pretty much had his title defense locked up, but something happened after hole 13. The entire field blew up with JW getting the worst of it (+18 on the final five holes). He quickly dropped from first to last. Faz was the only one who somewhat held it together, making 4 bogeys to win by five. Big John is still searching for his first victory as he dropped 10 shots during the stretch to finish solo second. Gary and Darren also limped across the finish line for a tie at third.

Faz's victory officially secures his second DPT Cup and sends the exclusive Champions Dinner back to Bern's. He currently has four victories and one 2nd place finish in only 7 events this season. He also recorded the second ever eagle in league history.

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In other league news:

- The DPT Masters will be held August 16th. Comment now if you're playing.

- The details for the Ryder Cup will be posted this week as soon as they're official. Tall Mike is taking the final spot.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Jamaican Open

Got us a group rate at River Strand for $29 next Saturday, starting at 9:56am. We have 9 people so far... still waiting to hear from Dan.  As the weekend gets closer, we might need to fill the other spots.

Don't forget to wear the correct colors. See you there.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hangover Bar Outing - Tonight!

The JW Hangover Invitational is a tradition we started in order to force the league to hang out together. We move the location each season to be near the home of a league member. Tonight, it's Darren's night in Carrollwood.

And apparently... Carrollwood is up to no good. Darren's favorite band is playing tonight! Gonna be awesome.

Be at O'Briens at 9pm!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

PGA Championship Best Ball Pool

The year's final (and most forgettable) Major snuck up on me. It seems like only yesterday Tiger Woods was barely making the cut and finishing 3rd from last at the British Open.

Anyway... send me $10 before next Thursday if you want in. Same deal as before. Good luck.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Registration Update

Need to make sure I have everything up to date. So please correct me if any of this is wrong:

JW Hangover Invitational:

Geoff is out, but Gorecki is in for golf only.  This gives us 11 people total:

Darren, Chandler, Gary, Faz, JW, Dave, Reid, Tall Mike, Guest, Gorecki and John.  All of those are attending the bar on Friday night (O'Brien's in Carrollwood) except for Gorecki.

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Ryder Cup:

John is officially out. There are three spots open and 4 people who are neither "in" nor "out."

Tall Mike - doesn't know what to do about his hand

Reid - Said he was "in" but now says he might be in NJ

**UPDATE** - Guest and Dan are IN for the event. So there is ONE spot left. Tall Mike or Reid?!? Who is going to make the first comment that they are officially playing?!? Stay tuned...

As soon as I get a couple more commitments from the people above, I'll call and reserve everything. Let me know ASAP.

Monday, July 28, 2014

JW Hangover Invitational - UPDATE

First tee time is at 9:41am this Saturday at Quail Hollow for $34 after tax.  The current groupings are posted on the event page.  Don't forget, you must be at the bar by 9pm at the latest and stay until 1am at the earliest.  Originally I heard we were going to Tampa Tap Room but they might be beer only so we're thinking of a place in that same area that serves liquor, maybe O'Briens.  Stay tuned for bar updates...

Friday, July 25, 2014

DPT Ryder Cup - Update

We have 8 people committed to the weekend of September 27th & 28th. Four more to go.

Reid... where you at? I think your kid will be about a month old at this point. You'll probably need to get away for a weekend.

Brendan... you're super interested. You tell the wife yet?

John and Tall Mike... you guys around?

Guest and Dan... sign up before anyone else does!

Once we get 10 commitments I'll call to reserve it and get the pricing details.

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We're settled on the live draft, snaking the picks like you would in Fantasy Football. Immediately following the draft we'll create pairings for the first two rounds. Pairings for the final round (match play) will be decided the night before.

We still need to figure out what the winners get. Towels, shirts, etc would require us to find a custom place to print/embroider a logo (not the dudes one, apparently). We could always just bet money this time around.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DPT - Ryder Cup

For years we've been talking about doing a "Ryder Cup" style event for the league. An overnight trip with two teams battling it out in various formats. It's time we make this happen.

There's a lot to work out (captains, prizes, etc...) but I'm pretty sure I'm sold on World Woods. We would play two rounds on Saturday, stay in a villa, and then play one round Sunday morning. Cost is currently estimated at $150 for the entire weekend.

Two teams of six would play the following formats: 1) two-man scramble 2) best ball 3) match play.

But first we need 12 people to sign up. If you're interested, make a comment and tell me if September 27th & 28th work for you. There's no Gator game... FSU is on the road... Miami plays the powerhouse Duke... the Rays are in Cleveland... the Bucs are in Pittsburgh and will probably be 0-3...

Basically the only thing going on that weekend is the actual Ryder Cup in the middle of the night. We might even still be awake for it.

So... comment if you're interested.

Monday, July 21, 2014

DPT Championship - Stats & (Un)interesting Facts

With last week's group performance overflowing with "worsts", we managed to bounce back with a pretty solid group performance and we had a few players achieve some personal bests for the season.

The only terrible thing we did as a group was make double bogey or worse on more than half of the par 5s, resulting in a combined score of +80 on just the four par 5s.  Of course, an extremely hungover and one-handed Mike going +15 on those four holes didn't help our cause.      

We averaged 3.958 on the par 3s, which is our best par 3 scoring average on a real golf course (not Countryway) this season.

Reid was only +1 on the par 3s for the 2nd week in a row, something I don't believe he's ever done before.

Chandler was only +2 on the par 4s, something he hasn't done in at least a year, which helped him earn his lowest 9-hole score (+3/39), gross score (+11/83), and net score (-3/69) of the season.

Chris Guest had his best 9-hole score (+10/46) of the season.  He was at/near the top of the leader board for much of the day until two costly double pars on the back-9.  It was easily his best performance since week 1.

JW had his best net score (-3/69) of the season, which led to his best finish (T2) since winning last season's E-Flo Hangover Invitational.

Geoff ended his streak of par 5s played this season without making a par by conquering the 6th hole.  This week's illustrious champion is now the only real player in the league without a par on a par 5.  Is it possible that Gorecki shows up one of these last few weeks and makes one before Darren?

Brendan shot below par (-1/71) for the first time since week 1.  He got off to a somewhat slow start and made a very costly 10 on the back 9.  If he turned that 10 into just a 7 he would have earned solo 2nd place and a lot more points.

I guess I have to talk about Darren now.  After sending his first three tee shots left of left he was able to straighten things out and put together a very solid round.  His 44 on the front is his best 9-hole score in at least two seasons and his net score (-7/65) is not only his best but it's the 2nd best for the whole league this season.

A little bit more about the Darren slam.  His combined net score for the last three majors (going back to last season's finale) is 14 under par!  As a comparison, my combined net score for those same three events is 14 over par...a difference of 28 strokes.  Well done Darren, you sandbaggin' SOB.

DPT Championship - Summer 2014 Recap

The Darren Slam is complete.

Darren has now won all three Majors in a row (dating back to last season) giving him 5 total. He is also the first league member to eclipse $200 in career earnings, and he's pretty much the only person who has a realistic chance of catching Faz in the standings.

Stoneybrook was in great shape on Saturday, with the field taking advantage of it. Historically the course had played 2.5 strokes over par. This past weekend, half the group was even or better with Darren shooting a lights out -7 (net). He only had one triple-bogey, with one birdie (net double eagle) easily making up for it.

Chandler had yet another runner-up finish in a Major, falling apart on the back nine until making birdie on the final hole to tie JW. The Dub's two pars and one birdie salvaged his round, posting -3 on the day. Brendan, Dave and Gary rounded out the top 5, with all shooting roller-coaster rounds.

Let's take a look at the historical performances of current league members:

Name Majors 1st 2nd 3rd
Reid 13 5 0 2
Darren 9 5 0 2
Gary 12 2 1 3
Faz 12 1 3 0
Geoff 13 1 2 0
Gorecki 4 1 1 0
Chandler 14 0 4 5
Tall Mike 4 0 1 1
JW 2 0 1 0
Dan 5 0 0 2
Dave 3 0 0 1
John 2 0 0 1
Brendan 2 0 0 0
Guest 2 0 0 0


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We have a bye this weekend, so rest up or work on your game. Be sure to report any rounds you play, especially if you don't currently have 20 rounds logged in our system.

The next event is the Hangover Invitational. I'll post details on this later... but you must attend the bar on August 1st (Friday) in order to have your round count the next morning. Who isn't going to be there other than Brendan? Dub said he'd make it... which is good since he's the new sponsor of the event.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Open Championship - Best Ball Results

Chandler and Joe came in 3rd place and won $15 each. Joe had a great last day to move up into the money.

Robin's team was solid all four days to finish 2nd, winning $60.

Thanks to everyone who participated. There is one major left this season (PGA Championship), which will be held the first week of August. Stay tuned.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Jamaican Open Schedule

This is a ways off... but does anyone have an issue moving the Jamaican Open from August 9th (Saturday) to August 10th (Sunday)?

Speak up now if you have a conflict.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stoneybrook Update

Gorecki bailed (as usual) which is a blessing in disguise for Saturday. We now have 12 league members, allowing us to tee off at 8:53am!! You get 8 more minutes to sleep in.

Parings and handicaps are up on the event page. $10 entry fee this week since it's a Major.

Speaking of $10... one day left to get your money in for the Best Ball pool.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Fazioli Match Play - Stats & (Un)interesting Facts

I just want to go on record and let you all know that Lexington Oaks was not my choice of venue for the Fazioli Match Play.  It was chosen due to its proximity to Tampa and the ability to tee off at 9am so people could make it home in time for the World Cup.  The reason I feel the need to separate myself from this course is because it absolutely destroyed us.  Here are a few examples...

- Worst par 3 scoring avg. of the season: 4.14 (+1.14)
- Worst par 4 scoring avg. of the season: 5.39 (+1.39)
- Worst par 5 scoring avg. of the season: 7.00 (+2.00)
- Worst avg. net score of the season: 77 (+5)
- Worst avg. gross score of the season: 98.5 (+26.5)
- Worst hole of the season: Par 5 4th with an avg. score of 7.667 (+2.667)
- Most double pars of the season: 24 (8 more than Cypress Creek)
- Tied for least amount of birdies made this season: 3 (9 of us made 11 last time we played here)
- Highest winning net score of the season: -2/70 (Prev. high winning net score of the season, -6/66)


It wasn't all bad...

Gary made par on all of the par 3s (though he didn't earn a single greenie)

Brendan sank a 20+ foot putt for birdie on the difficult par 3 5th.  Speaking of that hole, last season it was somehow our best hole of the day with a group scoring average of 3.111, while yesterday it was our worst par 3 with a scoring average of 4.333.

JW's birdie on 9 was actually a net eagle in his match against Chandler...that's tough to beat!

If anyone saw my group looking like fools using the flag stick to see who was closest to the pin it was because Brendan and I hit it closer to each other than I've ever seen.  Ultimately it was deemed that I was less than an inch closer than Brendan but I gotta say, it probably should have been a tie...is that possible?


Par 4s Made the Difference
When I look at all of the hole by hole scores, it's pretty clear the reason why Dave, Chandler, and I placed in the top 3 was due to our scoring on the par 4s.  Dave was +4, I was +5, and Chandler was +6 with a triple on his card...more on that in a second.  Gary and JW were the next closest in par 4 scoring at +12.  With short holes, easy greens, and not a ton of bunkers, I have to assume there were a lot of tee shots hit OB or into the woods.


Back to that triple-bogey Chandler made.  His streak of holes played without a triple (or worse) ended after 69 holes yesterday when he made a disastrous seven on the 15th hole.  It was his first major gaffe since the par 3 17th hole at Brooksville CC during week one.  I have now taken over the streak, currently at 49 holes played without anything worse than a double bogey.  I can almost guarantee this will come to an end within the first three holes on Saturday.


But that's not the most "impressive" streak going right now.  Both Darren and Geoff have played 12 par 5s without making a par or better.  Will the streak continue this Saturday at Stoneybrook or will one (or both) of them put an end to the madness?  Last season at Stoneybrook Geoff made par on the 3rd and 6th holes while Darren's lone par came on the 11th.

Thanks for playing in the Fazioli Match Play event.  There are still two Masters coozies in my cabinet just dying to be given to one of you fools in future seasons.

Golf Boner

It's hotter than balls outside.  I've lived in Florida for about 28 years now, and this is the hottest summer I can recall.  The Rays are struggling to get back to .500, let alone the playoff race.  The World Cup, the one time every four years that people play an exotic sport called soccer, has ended, so the sporting world is pretty dull right now.  Football season last year provided me with little joy, and while I think this year will be quite different for my Gators, it is far from guaranteed.  So what does a guy like Dub have to look forward to these days?

THIS GIANT PARTY DRIVING RANGE THAT IS GOING TO OPEN IN DECEMBER ONLY A COUPLE MILES DOWN THE ROAD FROM HIS OFFICE.

 

Maybe practicing at this place will finally help me lower my somehow ever increasing handicap.

DPT Championship - Summer 2014

$25 plus tax at 8:45am at Stoneybrook.

Yes, that's pretty early for most of you. Don't drive to the one in Orlando OR the one in Sarasota.

8000 Stone Harbour Loop, Bradenton FL 34212

We'll be done before the rain. See you all there.

Fazioli Match Play - Summer 2014 Recap

Faz's historic season continued yesterday, with him winning his 3rd tournament of the season (also the 3rd time he has won his own event). If anyone can choke this away it's Faz... but he pretty much has the cup locked up.

Faz played solid throughout the day, coming from behind by shooting +4 on this final 11 holes. He also pounded a struggling Tall Mike 6&5 in his match, further adding to his lead over the field in the season standings.

Chandler, who is now win-less in his last 13 events, let the lead slip through his fingers with an ugly triple bogey on 15. He finished 2nd while beating JW in a fairly close match 4&2.

Dave rounded out the top 3, once again falling apart after a wonderful stretch of holes (+1 in a span of nine holes). This is the third week in a row where he was sitting on top the leader board before imploding. Dave easily beat John 6&5 in his match.

Gary and Brendan went the distance, with Gary winning 1-up on the final hole. Reid won the first eight holes of his match before Geoff finally put the wheels back on his new swing. We thought this might be the closest match, but Reid won easily 7&6. Finally, Gorecki and Guest battled it out until the 17th hole, with Gorecki throwing down his sandbags and winning 2&1.

Other fun facts include:

- Three of the 4 players in the C group making par on #17 (2nd most difficult par 3 last season).

- John made three 10s in his round, something that has only happened two other times in league history: Steve P's infamous round at Sebring in August 2012, and Geoff at Heritage Harbor in March 2013.

- JW lost his match but finished higher in stroke-play than 3 guys who won their match. Bad luck of the draw. Of course, it didn't help that he had zero bogeys on the back nine (only two pars).

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We play next SATURDAY, July 19th.  It's a Major and I'm still working on finding us a place... but right now we have 13 people signed up. I still need to hear from Dan.

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If your name isn't on the "paid" list for the British Open pool, send me $10. PayPal works using my email address. The rosters lock Wednesday night!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

DPT Championship

Who is IN for our 2nd Major of the season? Next SATURDAY, July 19th.  Location TBD (probably down in Bradenton). Comment now.

Also don't forget to send/give me $10 if you want in on the British Open pool.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Faz Match Play Info - PLEASE READ BEFORE SUNDAY

The match play event can be a little confusing so we wanted to inform/remind everyone of how it all works.

The most important thing to remember is that the match play portion is a game within a game and is just a chance to earn extra points (100 for a win, 50 each for a halve).  This is still a regular stroke play event where we use 100% of every player's handicap index with the money and points distributions working the same as all the other events.  This means your top priority should be to make the lowest possible score on each and every hole regardless of how your individual match opponent is playing.

The individual matches are set up based on the current points standings...1 plays 2, 3 plays 4, etc.  We use 80% of every player's handicap index to determine the number of strokes given for each match.  If there are 10 strokes being given, this means the player with the higher handicap gets one stroke on each of the 10 toughest holes based on the course's hole by hole handicapping.  The main difference between our match play and a typical match play event is that you can not concede a hole.  In other words, every player must hole-out on every hole and record their score because it matters for the stroke play portion.

The matches and strokes are published on the scorecard page .  You will be riding in the same cart as your opponent so please take note in advance of who you are playing so that we're not a complete disaster on the first tee.  In case you're too lazy to click the link, I've listed the matches below.

Group 1
Dave vs John, John gets 8 strokes
Reid vs Geoff, Geoff gets 5 strokes (I'd pay money to watch this match)

Group 2
Faz vs Mike, Mike gets 10 strokes
Gary vs Brendan, Brendan gets 9 strokes

Group 3
Chandler vs JW, JW gets 13 strokes
Guest vs Gorecki, Gorecki gets 3 strokes

As Chandler mentioned in a previous post, it is imperative that all 12 committed players show up because we were given a group rate by the course.  If less than 12 show up, then all other players will end up paying a little more for their round.  Don't be the guy who causes everyone to pay more than expected.

Lastly, as is always the case with the Fazioli Match Play event, the winner of the overall stroke play portion will receive a Masters coozie.  Why?  Because I'm one classy SOB, that's why.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday.  Don't hesitate to ask us any questions about how this whole thing works.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

(British) Open - Best Ball Major Pool

ESPN's Best Ball Major pool is now active for the (British) Open.

IF YOU PLAYED IN THE US OPEN POOL, YOU DON'T NEED TO RE-SIGN UP. YOU JUST NEED TO PAY YOUR $10 AND PICK YOUR PLAYERS. Anyone who does not pay me before next Thursday will be removed from the group.

Go here to sign up.

Group: DPT Golf
PW is: doublepar

Send $10 on PayPal to chandler.brown at the gmail. Make sure you select the "sending to friend" option so it doesn't charge either of us.

The (British) Open obviously starts in the middle of the night EST. So set your line-up early! I'll post the payouts later depending on how many people sign up.

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!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fazioli Match Play

In order to accommodate Dave and Tall Mike... we will play a little closer to Tampa next Sunday. We're booked at Lexington Oaks at 9am for $34 after tax.

This is a group rate (actually the first official "group rate" our league has ever received). So we must show up with 12 people.

As of now we have 11... and nobody is allowed to back out or get lost (JW, Mike, other Mike). We're still waiting to hear from Guest, but the pairings are set and I'll get the handicaps and strokes up shortly.

More on the match-ups next week!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Match Play Records

Reid requested a breakdown of Match Play records. Here they are for current active league members:

Chandler: 3-0
Dave: 1-0
Reid: 2-1
Gary: 1-1
Faz: 1-1-1
Geoff: 1-1-1
Darren: 1-2
JW: 0-1
Tall Mike: 0-1
Dan: 0-1
Brendan: 0-1

I'm still waiting to hear if Dave, John, Brendan and Guest are playing on the 13th (next Sunday). Let me know!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

GIMMIE a Break!

As most of you were spared from my horrible performance at countryway, I hope most will empathize on my recent lack of play and sleep and energy has been due to a new addition to the family. However, one such league member was not.

There weren't many highlights to my round on Sunday, but a chip from the fringe to put it "close" to the cup for a bogey save was one. As I walked up to the ball I looked at Chandler and asked if it was good. He said no and the debate on how long a gimmie putt began.

Attached is a pic of the now negotiated distance we agree to putt was for (2' 5 1/2"). Lets remind the field that it was for bogey and was after a nice chip off the fringe.

What's the vote on if this should've been a gimmie, does your distance of gimmie putts vary based on what stroke its for and what previous shot contributed to its current distance?

Let the record show that I did make the putt, but the feeling of a good chip and finally a decent score to a hole was replaced with frustration due to a league member who must be dead inside.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Gorecki Par-3 Memorial - Stats & (Un)interesting Facts

In an effort to try and not just spew random numbers at you all the time, today's format for the stats & facts post will be "Good News/Bad News."

Good News
Bad News
Gary was +2 on the par-3s Gorecki was +13
Gary was +3 on the par-4s Gorecki was +16
We made 7 birdies as a group Gary had 4 of them
We had our best overall par-3 scoring avg of the season (3.697) Sadly, only the 2nd best par-4 scoring avg of the season with a 5.127,  Brooksville CC played to a 5.080 avg
Scoring avg on the difficult par-4 14th was exactly one whole stroke better than last season It was still our worst hole of the day, tied with the par-4 3rd with a scoring avg of 5.556
Gary shot under par on the back-9 Gary had a great baseball game on the front (two doubles and a triple)
The 65 yard 6th hole was our easiest of the day with a 3.111 scoring average It was followed by a 180+ yard hole into the wind, our worst par-3 of the day (4.444)
Chandler hit a very accurate and long (by his standards) drive on the par-4 15th It was a Tall Mike-seeking missile and nearly led to our first on course death
Litman was able to come hang out and have a few beers with everyone His ass ended up hanging out longer than Gorecki did after the round
Faz didn't win He came in 2nd and Mike (next in the standings) blew up on 18 to forfeit 50 points
Nobody owed a pitcher Nobody owed a pitcher

Gorecki Par-3 Memorial - Summer 2014 Recap

At the last minute, Gorecki decided to once again show up to his tournament. And it was hot. Really hot. Almost like we were in Hell, instead of heavenly Countryway. Gorecki almost owed the league a pitcher of beer, but apparently he was given one too many gimmie putts.

The course conditions weren't as terrible as I feared. Some greens were beat up, the others were perfectly fine (just slow).

Faz once again pounded the field early, but faded slightly on the back nine. He almost locked up the DPT Cup before the season is half over. Sure... someone could string together a few wins and challenge him. But you people really need him to finish out of the points.

Faz's parade was ruined by Gary, who shot -2 on his final 11 holes to win by 3 strokes. Four birdies might be a league record in one round... and he possibly recorded the first ever sub-par nine (more research needed to confirm this).

Geoff somewhat returned to form, shooting his first under-par (net) round since last April. Tall Mike played solid to finish 4th. Dave collapsed on two holes, ruining a pretty decent day of golf. John and Chandler tied to collect the remaining points.

In Official Golf Ranking news... Dave made the list and Mr. Retired Reid reclaimed the top spot.

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We are off this weekend for the 4th of July. I believe Darren is looking to play on the 6th so comment if you're interested.

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Also... comment if you're in for the Fazioli Match Play on SUNDAY, July 13th. 

*Edit* - Reid phoned in to say he isn't retired... and will be at the match play event. It's kinda like Tiger returning from his multiple layoffs. Only with more triple bogeys if you can believe that.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Par 3s - How Do You Stack Up?

With the Gorecki Par-3 Memorial only a few days away, I thought it'd be interesting to check out our  par-3 scoring through the first three events.  Darren and Reid are the only regulars missing this week's event so I've left them out.

      Player  Par 3s Played     Scoring Avg    2s    3s    4s    5s    6s
 Dave             12          3.250    2    6    3    1    0
 Chris Faz             12          3.500    2    5    3    1    1
 Gary             12          3.667    1    6    2    2    1
 Chandler             12          4.000    0    4    5    2    1
 Brendan             12          4.500    0    2    5    2    3
 Chris Guest             12          4.667    0    2    3    4    3
 Mike              8          3.625    1    4    1    1    1
 John              8          3.750    0    4    3    0    1
 Dan              8          3.875    0    2    5    1    0
 Geoff              8          4.500    0    1    3    3    1
 JW              4          5.000    0    0    2    0    2


Very small sample size but looks like this is Mike's tourney to lose with the combo of that scoring average and his handicap...hate to see him blow it.