Monday, July 10, 2017

Summer 2017 Match Play Recap

Waterlefe lived up to the hype as a great test of golf. Even with a 30 minute rain delay, the course was in good shape and fair challenge. Also, for some reason, the pace of play on the back nine sped up a TON. Great job by everyone for making that happen!

Reid had it locked up at -6, until he blew up on holes 7 through 10. Casey looked to be in position to get his first win until he made a 10 on 10. Chandler (yep, that's me) got to -3 and was going to run away with it until making three doubles in a row on the back. JW easily had it won until an 8 on 17.

It was probably the most lead changes I've ever seen late in a tournament. When the dust settled, Reid and Casey tied for the victory. For Reid, it snapped what I believe was the longest active winless streak. And Casey finally got a win after 13 events, and two 2nd places in a row. Sure, it might be a tie... but it still counts as far as our records are concerned. Congrats, guys.

For as difficult as Waterlefe was, only one guy owed a pitcher for sucking at golf. Gorecki was +15 at the turn and decided to go home. His WD probably avoided an actual +39... so you can look at it in one of two ways: 1) lame he didn't finish what he started 2) the guy knows when it's time to quit. However, option 2 can't really be true because he still plays the game of golf.

Dave handed Gorecki the 2nd biggest beat down in Match Play history. At the same time, Buchert destroyed Dave. Casey stomped Chandler. John beat Brendan soundly. Gary beat Troy, but they also screwed up their card and thought the match went to the last hole (it didn't). Finally, Darren and Reid beat JW and Moosten 1up.

As far as picks are concerned, Brendan (one of the new guys) lost with only 9 points. He owes everyone a pitcher. Even those who didn't play yesterday. Free beer on the new guy!

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This week we finally play in Pinellas at Countryside Country Club. It's a private club, so try to behave. Tee time is 8:49am, on Bay and Lake. We didn't play "Lake" when we tested this course out last September. We are also 0-2 on trying to play this course without it being flooded. So if we strike out this week I'm going to retire it.

Gorecki did submit a list of courses with quotes, and Countryside was one of his options. So thanks to him for taking the time to reach out to golf directors and help the process. He deserves all the shit I give him... but any time someone helps it's appreciated.

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Later this week I'm going to reach into the ol' mailbag, and answer questions on rules and other stuff. So if you want to submit a question... hit me up on my various forms of media. You can be lazy and just write a question in the comments, but that might spoil the fun.

17 comments:

Geoff said...

Which is the more Gorecki move?

Owing a pitcher after only playing 9 holes or quitting early so he didn't end up owing 3 pitchers?

You can cast your vote online at www.goreckiestmomentinhistory.com

J.W. said...

Penalty pitcher rule for leaving early?

J.W. said...

Also, shouldn't Gorecki be on the deadbeat list? Probably Brendan, too, but I don't want to scare off the new guy.

Mike Oostenbrink said...

I 2nd the penalty pitcher rule for leaving early. Sounds fun.

John Webermeier said...

Dub would end up on the list from the Jamaican a few years ago where he called it after 15. He bought the pitcher he owed but no penalty pitcher. I could be mistaken on this but I'm in favor of the rule and the extra beer.

J.W. said...

If I left after 15, I was still only 9 under or so and would have only owed one pitcher. It looks like I left after 16 when I was -10. I'd have stayed in the case of a penalty pitcher, though. It should probably be more like take a penalty pitcher or the max on the remaining holes, whichever the person decides.

Chandler said...

We can't retroactively apply pitchers... but we could just say a WD is DOUBLE PITCHER TERRITORY!!

That would cover any hypothetical scores after the WD.

Also, Gorecki and Geoff WD at Fox Hollow in Summer 2015, and Darren WD at Waterlefe in Summer 2014 (aka: the time Guest had 9 putts on the final two holes).

Brendan Donoghue said...

I did pay for a pitcher on Sunday. It wasn't cause I lost the bet, Buchert was under the impression he lost the bet at that point, it was because I'm the guy and I'm trying to buy your friendships

Brendan Donoghue said...

*new

Gary said...

Would BJohn ever NOT be in favor of extra beer???

Chandler said...

Well at the end of the day we all threw in money for pitchers. That was fun, by the way. A little more hanging out post-round than usual.

Darren Broom said...

For the record I left after the second rain delay at Waterlefe that year because I thought the rain had set in for awhile, not because of my score. I turned out to be wrong.

Chandler said...

Yeah but if we want to make a WD pitcher rule... the reason shouldn't matter.

You get bitten by an alligator... you still owe two pitchers.

John Webermeier said...

What if you die from water mocasin bite prior to paying up? Does Buchert then put a lien against your estate for two pitchers?

Chris Faz said...

There he goes...making money off of death again.

Chandler said...

Brian "The Reaper" Buchert

Brian Buchert said...

The answer to John's hypothetical water mocasin scenario is a little more complex than one would expect. It also would require more typing on my tablet than I am willing to put forth at this time. Like most answers to legal questions, the answer begins with "it depends."