I've got cousins that haul grain to that elevator on a regular basis. Cousins are safe and sound, and I'm glad Charlie is too.
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What's with Jack and his goto driver QMS? Hehehehe...............................
It would be fun to take my 910 rating out there and see what happens just playing "stay in the fairway and make some putts" type of golf.
Its a 2 dayer, really?
At a BIG event and if there are BIG pros there, I would rather play one less round and watch the pro's play their final round or final 9. I was more than bummed at the 28th WO when we weren't going to get to watch the Pro's play at all after driving several hours to play in the tourney. I also think there should be a clear divide between AM & Pro divisions with the # of rounds played, to provide more incentive to play up. Don't try and man-up an AM format and then act all tough because you completed the 4th round better than lesser Am's. That's just being silly, you're an AM, you ain't tough...
As for the players pack, I would think a minimum includes a disc and shirt or something along those lines. If ya gotta skim from the entry fee to make that happen, that's cool. But don't take $15 out of my entry fee for a disc that costs $6. The prices of tourney stamped discs are available to everyone so that's just dumb and shady to me. If you can do more in the players pack, great, but don't do it at the expense of an average payout.
09 city of fountains. I payed 23$ got a nice shirt for the players pack. I think there were 6 or 7 in am1. I won, got 8 kckash and no trophy. I'm comparing that to 2010 kalamazoo championship. I payed 25$ including ace fund and got a nice disc. Although I didn't win, Larry Labond paid first place 60 and second place 40 and only 5 played. I'm sure there is a whole bunch of factors thrown in there to set apart TD's that I don't know, so that's why I don't really care, because there is probably a bigger picture that I'm missing. I'll definitely be coming back for the wide open when I don't play usadgc or if they're on different weekends. I wish I could afford to play wide open pro field, but donating 160$ to feldberg and nikko just doesn't sound that fun or reasonable to me after travel money and junk. And like I said I'm sure there are different factors that seperate TD's and maybe those 2 tourneys aren't the best to compare each other to but that's the kind of stuff that stands out to players over time. And of course my experience is way worse than others I'm sure. Cause I bet at the wide open the trophy's are already made and ordered and sitting at the scorers table and you don't have to wait on em.
I don't want to come off as bitter because I really don't care now about that past tourney. Everyone has different reasons for playing and not playing certain tourneys and you can't make everyone happy at every tourney. I prefer non trophy tourneys.
I know about 20 ams up here in michigan that did not wanna play wide open due to trophy only. I'm not sure what's going on in KC but Larry Labond (08 world's TD) tourney's in michigan have been far better in one year than KC tourneys were in 3 yrs I played there, except for Loomis' olathe open. I know you probably don't care if 20 michiganders come down there, but that's just what I can add in this convo. I along with a lot of ams aren't set on trophy only. And I know I've said this before but I "won" a trophy at 09 city of fountains that I have yet to receive. So what would make me ever wanna play a "trophy only" tourney again? I heard horrible things about Jack Lowe tourney's but still gave em a shot. Poorly ran tourneys news will spread throughout the USA!! Loomis and Larry Labond for President!!! Come play Michigan, you won't be disappointed!!! Well, at the right TD tourneys!
2. BIGGER PAYOUT for Pros. As far as I understand it that has been the knock against the KCWO for a while. To get people to come to this event there needs to be a way to make travel money back and the way to do that is to beef up payout (obviously easier said than done, maybe a title sponsor?). Along with maintaining NT status this will keep the event as prestigious as it needs to be.
I have NEVER heard that about KC, the only payout complaints have been on the AM side, where did you come up (hear, perception from others etc....curious) with this idea?
Baltic Sea Tour # 6, am i high or is Seppo Nieminan the lowest pdga number<1710> ever to play intermediate? or both.
could it be because nobody believed that was a mini in your pocket?He was happy to see her. Well, happy to see the beer at least.
Sylmar in CA painted the Disc Catcher bands to match the different pin placement colors so you could verify the distance and position with the T-Sign...it was helpful (especially for players playing the course for the first time). Anyhow, not sure how feasible it would be cause you would probly have to buy more bands ...