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Midwest Tourney
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:23:41 PM »
If you could play a couple of out of town tourneys this year, which 2 of the following would you pick?

1. St Louis Open
2. Des Moines
3. GBO
4. Mid America - Columbia
5. Branson
6. 4 States
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 04:36:25 PM »
GBO and St. Louis

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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 05:51:27 PM »
GBO 4 states
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 06:51:17 PM »
DES MOINES FOR SURE!!!!! You can thank me later!!!
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 07:35:52 PM »
Frontier Open - 30th Annual!

Oh, and Mid-America in Columbia.
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 07:48:50 PM »
DES MOINES FOR SURE!!!!! You can thank me later!!!

Easily tops the list for course quality.
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 08:21:49 PM »
Des Moines and Minnesota Majestic
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 08:31:50 PM »
Des Moines and Minnesota Majestic

Yeah, what he said!!!
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 10:07:54 AM »
Des Moines and Minnesota Majestic

Yeah, what he said!!!

Des Moines is easy. Great, great, great courses. I've not played the MM but everyone who has raves about it.

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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2014, 11:01:51 AM »
Des Moines and Minnesota Majestic

Yeah, what he said!!!

Des Moines is easy. Great, great, great courses. I've not played the MM but everyone who has raves about it.
From the distances provided on DG Course Review, it looks like 2 of the 4 courses in Des Moines (Pickard and Walnut Ridge) are for big arms, which is not me, but sounds like I need to play the tourney. 

The Minnesota Majestic courses do look top notch, one cut out of a pine forest.
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2014, 03:33:42 PM »
The courses are big, but they are beautiful.  Long courses for big arms have the ability to get people into trouble if you aren't accurate. Just manage your game and you'll be fine. Hope you get to play Bug Creek too. That course is awesome.

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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2014, 12:03:19 AM »
i personally would rank majestic behind des moines, gbo, stl, and columbia.  played majestic last yr and 6+ hr rounds, 30 min waits, and poorly marked ob's did a number on me.  it was obvious that brp (and hyland) put great effort into making their courses awesome aesthetically but tended to lean towards one skill set each.  kaposia could have been one of the best courses i've ever played based on the design, but was so over grown and ugly, i was speechless when i was told it is pay-to-play.

ps:  had a blast in minneapolis though.  super clean town.  visited with old college friends.  stayed at mall of america.  family never missed the car.  they shopped and rode indoor roller coasters while i was off playing disc golf.  drove by the new target field.  stadium looked cool from the outside but twins were out of town.  awesome round with a deaf disc golfer last round.  besides winning our card by at least 6 strokes, he taught us the difference in sign language between a par 3 and a snowman  :o.  good to know  8).  too bad the tourney was mediocre at best.
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2014, 06:53:55 AM »
What division are you going to be playing in and what do you normally shoot at say Swope or Rosedale? The answers to these questions will help the people your asking answer them better. Some tourneys have a better AM experience that others and some have a better Pro experience. 
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2014, 09:05:25 AM »
What division are you going to be playing in and what do you normally shoot at say Swope or Rosedale? The answers to these questions will help the people your asking answer them better. Some tourneys have a better AM experience that others and some have a better Pro experience. 
I will be playing Advanced and in general, shoot around par at swope and rosie, 960ish rated.  Thanks for any advice, good to hear different perspectives.
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Re: Midwest Tourney
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 06:05:20 PM »
Des Moines......the others you can pick, I enjoy Ball Golf courses, so GBO is my pick on that list.  I enjoy Minnesota as well though, and with Worlds there it will/should be nicer condition of the parks for certain, but delays happen everywhere.

Des Moines though  is the place, yes distance appears to be long, but Walnut has some long shots, but is technical in nature as well though for certain.  Great people, wonderful courses, and well prepared group of folks for certain.  I may have to miss it again for the 2nd time in 14 years though with the Japan trip, depends on when I leave....speaking of which, why isn't that on your list?  It is out of town..... ;D  And it only happens every other year.....or in this case every 4 years!

Seriously I would lean on the St. Louis or the GBO as the other option to Des Moines.  St. Louis though lost me due to not well managed events in the past, some good courses are available there, the DD experience in Emporia is a fun time so I lean that direction as well with Golf on the GOLF course, I enjoy it so.
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