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Postby SARG27044 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:32 pm

GDL5000 wrote:
Discwrangler wrote:
porkchop wrote:No info for an NT a month out ......... that's pretty lame ...... the future of the NT Series looks awfully promising :roll:


Pretty sure this is the last year.


I'm curious where you heard that, or is that speculation???

It doens't surprise me though because no one wants to run them...
Yep. Why would you? spend months of time raising money to have half the crowd bitch because they cant have it their way, and have the people who put all the time in totally burnt out... I couldnt imagine holding the Challenge that early in the year. I prolly wouldnt play DG for half the year afterwards
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Postby AO » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:47 pm

I can no longer go. Jury Duty for 3 days last week followed by 5 days worth of being in the hospital. Tough to get off from work. My buddy Rob played there last week and said one of the courses was nothing special.
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Postby cgkdisc » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:28 pm

Live scoring starts at 12:30 CDT. Lead card is Johansen, Climo, Doss and Gurthie for 24 holes: Here's the link:

http://www.pdga.com/tournament/live.php?TournID=9641
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Postby AO » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:28 pm

how did Climo eagle the 1st hole?
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Postby MillerGT 41638 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:52 pm

He had to have had one hell of a monster drive.
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Postby cgkdisc » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:04 pm

The live commentary indicated it was a monster roller to kick off his birthday round.
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Postby AO » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:48 pm

Some pretty amazing scores as always in NTs. Dana, what did you think of the tournament and courses?
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Postby SARG27044 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:19 am

Wow. What course did they play for the final round? a 78 is still a 1000 rated round. Must be a huge course.....
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Postby cgkdisc » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:22 am

24 holes and the pars were obviously set a little too high on several holes.
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Postby SARG27044 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:26 am

i see. Didnt think about the added holes. I never look at scores relative to "par".
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Postby Dana » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:48 pm

Friday we played a mostly wooded course (notice how MJ shot well), it was ok. Nothing too exciting, maybe 1 or 2 par 4s.

The course we played Sat and Sun was a loooooong one. Shortest hole was probably 350. Most of the baskets were either next to water w/ slope or elevated up on mounds. There were very few easy greens. Upshots and missed putts were very prone to rolling, you had to be careful. On Sat, the wind was 15-25 and it swirled HARD all day. Sunday, the wind calmed down right before the storm hit/weather delay. After the delay, it probably rained for 6-9 holes and the wind was down.

You had to grip and rip on pretty much every tee (this is where I struggled). A bunch of the distances were incorrect on the tee signs (marked 330 and were closer to 400).

Chuck- The par 5 #20(?) was definitely a par 4. I'd guess that the other par 5 really was a par 5, I dont imagine there were many 3's on that one (Maybe Double G?). Other than 20, I think that pars were correct.

I wish I could have seen Climo's eagle on 1, that had to have been a sick roller.

The tournament was ran good. It did not feel like an NT, maybe that was because of the low turnout. The payout looked more like an A-tier as well (not that my sorry ass got paid). I wonder if poor scheduling is to blame? Actually, I know thats why more than a few touring pros passed on the event. Maybe lack of advertisement/hype hurt as well.

It sure felt nice to play in shorts and short sleaves!
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Postby cgkdisc » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:16 am

Based on the SSA that resulted, the pars were mostly correct. However, it's appears that many of the par 4s and 5s were on the "easy" and more like tweener 3.5s or 4.5s where distance was the primary factor in whether you could get the bird or not.
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