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Sand Trap Open Invitational - Ever Done?

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Has anyone in this forum ever tried to coordinate a Sand Trap Open Invitational with interested members? It could be coordinated at either a local or regional level, based on feedback, so that a number of them could be organized. Not trying to either re-create the wheel, or turn it into a science project - just looking to see if this has ever been either accomplished or considered given the forum’s membership size, and perceived level of camaraderie.
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I think NI4NI and I could oversee the New England Regional ...
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Sounds cool. I there was one in NC, VA, or SC, I would definitely play. I love competition golf
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I'd be all for this. Maybe in the Tri-State area? Well if not, I'm willing to travel. haha
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someone should host something in PA or NY.
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I nominate Orange County National as the Florida Regional site.
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Originally Posted by NI4NI View Post
Sand Trap Open Invitational
Okay, I admit up front that this comment is a little douche-baggy, but you can't really have an "Open Invitational", can you? It's got to be one or the other, right?
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I'll help someone set this sort of thing up, but ideally it'd be somewhere "centrally located" and at a time when there's good weather there. North Carolina in about a month, for example.
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4 of us met earlier in the summer around Philadelphia. Great time, and it was definitely good to play with like-minded golfers (ie. competitive, rules strictly adhered to, but not too serious).

I'd help set up something local again...

Best part was explaining to my wife that I was going out on "a play date" with 3 strangers I met on the internet... She was skeptical, but glad that none of the others were known axe-murderers.
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As I read this, I'm thinking that logicistics on this has got to be tough. If we are going to make it involve the whole board, then we need a bunch of regionals playing similiar courses (rating and slope)...
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Originally Posted by Spectrums View Post
As I read this, I'm thinking that logicistics on this has got to be tough. If we are going to make it involve the whole board, then we need a bunch of regionals playing similiar courses (rating and slope)...
Actually, I think one big get-together over two days (three rounds over two days) would probably be best: kind of similar to (but a day shorter than) the Newport Cup.
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Originally Posted by Harry Longshanks View Post
Okay, I admit up front that this comment is a little douche-baggy, but you can't really have an "Open Invitational", can you? It's got to be one or the other, right?
I didn't realize there would be a "semantics" analysis.

You're right, and honestly, I had placed a "/" mark between the two words, but it didn't translate into the final version. My bad...

That being said, would you be interested in this concept, or were you more interested in pointing this out?
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Originally Posted by NI4NI View Post
I didn't realize there would be a "semantics" analysis.

You're right, and honestly, I had placed a "/" mark between the two words, but it didn't translate into the final version. My bad...

That being said, would you be interested in this concept, or were you more interested in pointing this out?
David Foster Wallace would have been proud of the foregoing exchange.

I think this would be a great deal of fun.
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Originally Posted by Harry Longshanks View Post
Okay, I admit up front that this comment is a little douche-baggy, but you can't really have an "Open Invitational", can you? It's got to be one or the other, right?
Well, actually it's going to be the Open Invitational Classic ProAm.
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
... North Carolina in about a month, for example.
Iacas, as soon as I read this I had to think if I had enough vacation time from work to be able to do this ... and sure enough, even after 3 weeks in Ireland (no golf ... phooey) I could still spend a few days in NC ...
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If this actually happened, I would make sure my parents book a cruise with a stop at the location of the tournament, play the tournament, bid farewell, and keep on cruisin.
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
I'll help someone set this sort of thing up, but ideally it'd be somewhere "centrally located" and at a time when there's good weather there. North Carolina in about a month, for example.
I'd say a large metro area with cheap flights is better than somewhere centrally located like say, Iowa?

I think the San Francisco Bay Area would be a good place for a number of reasons:
-Cheap and plentiful flights with lots of non stop options. Even from the East Coast I've seen sale fares of a shade over $230 return for the next few months.
-Plenty of lodging options.
-Weather that doesn't venture too far from the extreme, whether it be December or July. So golf less likely to be rained off.
-More likely to be a higher proportion of TST members already in the area.
-Some interesting golf courses not too far away.

Phoenix/Scottsdale might be another good option judging by my above 'criteria'. I've not been to the latter so another to US city to cross off my list if that were to happen!
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Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
I think the San Francisco Bay Area would be a good place for a number of reasons:
i LOVE THE BAY AREA FOR GOLF! I know Harding Park is reasonable for prices when they host events.
and...I'd be able to stay for free...so I always love that idea!

Carolina's cool. Orlando's too damn hot. Vegas would get us all into trouble with signif others....

San Diego or LA?
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