World Am Day 4- It's Over
By Kickntrue on 9/3/09
From oob'er Jeff Brittain at the World Am; Here is todayGÃ‡Ã–s update... It Aint Over Till It's Over.
WellGÃ‡ÂªitGÃ‡Ã–s over! 72 holes of grinding out pars, bogeys, dubs and trips has come to an end. And today, I did a lot of grinding! While yesterday may have been the day of going green, today was the day of forgetting what that did for me! Mean old Mr. Ego reared his head today and the driver came back out after a one round GÃ‡Â£time out.GÃ‡Â¥ Fortunately, it didnGÃ‡Ã–t do me wrong too many times. I ended up with another 89 today. IGÃ‡Ã–m not necessarily depressed about that. It just proves IGÃ‡Ã–m consistent! AndGÃ‡Âªnot consistent in a manner IGÃ‡Ã–d like to be! I shot 89, 94, 89, 89. I know IGÃ‡Ã–m not last in the flight, thatGÃ‡Ã–s what counts for the first year.
I was thinking about the preconceived notions that I had about the World-Am and how wrong I was. Before coming down here, I really thought this was going to be a tourney where someone whoGÃ‡Ã–s an 8 handicap will shoot 73GÃ‡Ã–s all day. Surprisingly, thereGÃ‡Ã–s nothing further from the truth about that. The bottom line about the flighting is that if you can shoot your handicap, youGÃ‡Ã–ll win. The problem isGÃ‡Âªshooting your handicap!
A few thoughts about your GÃ‡Â£handicap.GÃ‡Â¥ Granted, we all have our own handicaps, but IGÃ‡Ã–m talking about your GOLF handicap! HereGÃ‡Ã–s where the great equalizer comes in for this eventGÃ‡ÂªIf you keep a USGA handicap, depending on your index, you can only take doubles, or triples, etc on your scorecard. WellGÃ‡Âªthat doesnGÃ‡Ã–t fly here! So, some holes where I would have done only a double, IGÃ‡Ã–d take a triple here. And, everyone (or mostly everyone) will hack up a few holes per round. The key is which holes and how much hacking. I thought IGÃ‡Ã–d heard a lotGÃ‡Âªbut today I heard of a 14GÃ‡Âªon a par 3!!! It was Tin Cup, played out at the WAHC! GÃ‡Â£Ball meGÃ‡Âª
I learned a lot from last year's articles and I want to thank John McDowell for his commentary. It was right-on. If youGÃ‡Ã–re considering. doing this next year, here are a few things IGÃ‡Ã–d addGÃ‡Âª
1) Consider staying at the Sheraton. ItGÃ‡Ã–s a really nice hotel and itGÃ‡Ã–s sweet to be able to walk downstairs to the 19th hole! Plus, itGÃ‡Ã–s very convenient to the ocean (3 blocks) and Broadway at the Beach (4 blocks).IGÃ‡Ã–ve created a WAHC group on OOBGOLF.com. I thought it would be cool to keep in touch with everyone throughout the year and anticipate the next yearGÃ‡Ã–s event. Feel free to join up! The link is here: http://oobgolf.com/groups/World+Am+Players
Lastly, and most importantly, IGÃ‡Ã–d like to thank Andrew and Kevin for drawing my name out of that hat! IGÃ‡Ã–ve been hooked on the website for a LONG time and you guys do an awesome job. I tell everyone I know about the website and look forward to putting my score in after every round! Those guys, and everyone else who contributes to the content, work hard and it shows. Thanks again for the opportunity to attend this event. ItGÃ‡Ã–s going to be on my calendar every year going forward! Hopefully, next year you guys can join us and we can have an OOBGOLF party! Thanks for letting my share my thoughts about the event. IGÃ‡Ã–ve enjoyed it.
See you guys next year!
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Thanks for the daily updates Jeff; I've enjoyed reading your posts each day.
i too have enjoyed your posts. i think i am going to start a savings account so i can go to this in the near future.
You are definitely correct - tournament golf is MUCH different than "regular golf". We have a young guy at my club that will come out and win some skins during our Friday afternoon rounds. He decided to challenge us "old guys" this year in the club championship. Suffice to say he got his comeuppance!!! I beat him by 20 shots over 3 rounds...
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