Agree, I think the Midwest Doubles Championship could really pull away talent from the team challenge. I know I would choose Kansas first, but some people really love their doubles.
Joe, were you still considering using Lakeside Hills for the Saturday, alt shot round? If so, perhaps we could work with the MDC organizer to have them start early (like 8:00 am tee). Then take a 3 hour or so lunch to allow the Team Challenge to use the course. When the Team Challenge is done, then they start their afternoon round. Plenty of daylight early June to pull it off. Doing this makes it so neither event has to change dates, in addition to allowing players to participate in both, if they choose.
It's a fine solution for one year, but Team Challenge has foothold on claim for first weekend in June. I don't think the Team Challenge should have to accommodate the new event every year. So making an exception this year may only set precedence for continued conflict on this weekend.
Lakeside was #1 on my list for Alternate-shot Saturday. I think the team challenge is turning into a pretty awesome event for KC, and I would really like to see the first weekend in June locked down for years to come...with the exception of KCWO needing that weekend. DDKC? Chime in, and let us know what we can work out.
I think there could be a lot of people from surrounding areas that would be interested in playing the Midwest Doubles Championships...
How about the Midwest Team Championships!?!?!
Could be an idea for the future.