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League?
« on: September 19, 2007, 01:01:19 PM »
What happened to league at BV? Did it ever get off the ground, or have I just failed to hear anything more about it?
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Re: League?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007, 03:53:25 PM »
Lack of interest kind of killed it I think.
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Re: League?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007, 07:09:00 PM »
That's too bad, it sounded like there were some fun ideas going into it. when Cliff Drive first started hosting a league, there was only 4 or 5 of us showing up on a regular basis. I don't think that winnings were accepted more then a few times, as to build up an Ace Fund. Fall is upon us, anybody wanna play on saterday's say 10 or 12. I prefer later vs. early, but would like to play that course more often. Too big of a piece of land to only see poeple on it 2 or 3 times a year IMHO.
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Re: League?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 04:04:54 PM »
With a course that size, would it be more feasible to put everyone in one division and play some sort of handicapped league on the weekends?  Maybe spend a few weeks just playing without payout, then put the handicaps in effect? 

Anyways, if people would play out there, I think I'd join them more often.

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Re: League?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 05:51:47 PM »
I personally don't care about format, just wana play. Maybe it could be a doubles thing. Handicaps could be good, though I have no clue how they work. But it sounds like there's two of us. Where's Jami Danger, or Mark Morles, Jack? Anyone else wanna get something started out there?
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Re: League?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 08:12:23 PM »
These opinions are some of mine and of others who I have talked with:
Blue Valley League Pros:
- Get to play one of the longest/most challenging courses in the world on a frequent basis...
- And thus improve your game tremendously.
- Beautiful park/hole views. Surreal, and relaxing.
Blue Valley League Cons
- Doubles takes pretty much as long as singles out there.
- $10 buy-in for anyone who wants to play.
- Location is not convenient for a significant portion of people who do not live in close proximity to I-435.
- "Course is too long! I can't throw far enough to compete with..., it takes too much energy to walk it."
My recommendations - Singles because of attendance, it doesn't take any longer really. No cash buy-in; instead, side-bets between people who feel wiley. All bag tags are in play and are up for grabs, and everybody has a handicap. Everyone stops after 9-10 holes, taking a break at the shelter to eat, chill, recoup. That would keep up moral, and start a good Sunday social tradition.

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Re: League?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 09:48:14 PM »
I can send a handicap excel file for anyone that is intersted.