Am's won't get their players pack until after the opening ceremonies.
So you got it....Not sure I'm understanding the point of having a check in Thursday afternoon other than to say, 'I'm here' when that can also be done 1 hour before tee time on Friday.
Not sure what you don't understand when you said exactly what it is.... You can check in and then you don't have to wait in line to get checked in, it will save you time... Plus there are other divisions than yours that can get their items.....
Jack, sometimes I think you try extra hard to be a jerk. Kudos.