Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Club Rat

US Mid Am Championship - 2019

24 posts / 1321 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

Want to hide this ad? Register for free today!

1 hour ago, DeadMan said:

Hey, the third photo has me in it!

What a great photo. Cameras really capture the environment colors which are fantastic.
Which tee box were you at? It looks like it's along the valley floor, either a par 5 or 4 with the player striking the driver.

DM.PNG

Never mind, just read the lower caption which indicates it's hole #8.
Which was one of my guesses...
Surprised he hit driver on this short par 4.
Disaster if he loses it right or left and it gets very narrow approaching the green...

Edited by Club Rat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

20 minutes ago, Club Rat said:

What a great photo. Cameras really capture the environment colors which are fantastic.
Which tee box were you at? It looks like it's along the valley floor, either a par 5 or 4 with the player striking the driver.

DM.PNG

Never mind, just read the lower caption which indicates it's hole #8.
Which was one of my guesses...
Surprised he hit driver on this short par 4.
Disaster if he loses it right or left and it gets very narrow approaching the green...

The second picture of him going backwards out of the bush he (nearly) drove it into on 8.

I'm now done with volunteering, and I have to leave town tomorrow, so this is it from me. Great experience. If the Mid-Am is ever in town near you, definitely go, and definitely think about volunteering. It was really cool to see great golf up close, and these guys are as close to us as you'll get at a USGA event (non-junior division). 

Today I was at the host course - Colorado Golf Club - and it's a different animal. Reminds me a lot of Pinehurst #2. Lots of room off the tee, but you have pretty small targets when you're looking at the greens. It's difficult to get up and down, and if you went flag hunting and missed, you were making double.

Favorite hole might have been #2, which was a postage stamp style par 3. 115 yards, straight uphill. Tiny green. If you miss, you're probably in a bunker. There were a lot of cool holes, although there were too many 480 yard par 4s for my taste.

My match went only 14 holes - the guy who lost just didn't have it today. I felt bad for him. The winner in my match was from Argentina, and was a really nice guy. Talked to him a bit during the match and a bit after. He's a pretty solid player, too. Definitely has a shot at winning it.

Anyways, lots of fun. 

5 hours ago, Club Rat said:

@DeadMan have you noticed any TV coverage by TGC on site?
Any possible local coverage on Denver stations?

Nope, no TV infrastructure. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Nice to see they got this tournament done in that 3 month golf window there in Colorado.😃

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

4 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Nice to see they got this tournament done in that 3 month golf window there in Colorado.😃

They're already gearing up for ski season in the mountains!   Temps in the low 30s at night.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Lucas Michel defeated Joe Deraney in the Championship Match today 2 & 1 in 35 holes today.
Lucas never held a lead through the entire match. He was 3 down after 23 holes.
What an amazing Championship.

Final 18.PNGFinal Champ.PNG

Lucas Birdied 4 of the last final 6 holes to over take Joe.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2019 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
  • Posts

    • And you or a loved one could get killed by someone running a red light, making sudden lane changes at a high rate of speed, texting, falling asleep at the wheel or a myriad of other distractions.  If your loved one died due to these would it not be as tragic, or is it only if alcohol is somehow involved, then it makes it worse?   +1 - Once emotions get in anything bad laws are sure to follow.   Auto crashes may be the biggest threat to children, but that wouldn’t be from drunk drivers killing them.  Lots of innocent people get killed in auto crashes every year, not all are killed by drunk drivers.  I’ll pose a question to all who said yes to the post, if all drunk driving fatalities are unavoidable if the person who is drunk didn’t drive, why are there any other traffic fatalities? Obviously if you haven’t been drinking you should never get in an accident?   I don’t agree that it will save that many lives.  I believe there are something like 6,000 traffic fatalities during sunrise and sunset, when visibility is poor.  Why don’t we ban driving during these times? You’re 61% number is incorrect.  And I posted this on another thread a couple of years ago and @iacas mentioned it already, but I’ll go ever further then he did, not only are more than 50% of all alcohol-related fatalities a single car crash, killing the driver and occupants with them, but not all alcohol-related fatalities mean that the person driving was impaired.  An alcohol-related fatality is if anyone in the car has alcohol in their system.  So a Designated Driver could be in a traffic fatality with 3 drunk passengers and this is 4 people involved in an alcohol-related fatality. Or you could have a beer and some dope runs the red light hitting you and causing a fatality, but you being a driver and having alcohol in your system are probably going to be the one who goes to jail. I’m glad you’ll accept the inconvenience, I’m not.Plus you’re not going to phase out all older cars in 15 years.   Sorry for your loss, but same question as before, would you feel any different if it was a red light runner that caused the same pain?  Not to be callous, just what is the difference. As stated before, more than 50% of the 10,000 are the drivers of the vehicles.   Et tu Brute.... + A Bunch...... + A bunch More... No, my vote would not change in the least.   Most people that cause alcohol-related fatalities are people with BAC around 0.15, almost twice the legal limit.  With as many Bars, wineries, distilleries, breweries, restaurants and how prevalent alcohol is, it’s amazing how safe it is on the roads or is it really becasue it’s not as much of a threat as the media and the government make it out to be.   I think @Pretzel said it great, emotions = bad laws.  
    • A good source to look is often on eBay. While there may not be manufacture specifics, there usually is some descriptive information. I did a brief search on two items that listed the shaft flex in terms which were most likely used back when the clubs were made. One item indicated the shafts were medium/regular and another were described as regular. Your dealing with "Vintage" items which were popular long before the internet.
    • Day 22 Got to take full swings today. First time since injuring my tailbone. It felt pretty good. it will be interesting to see how I feel in the morning.  Funny, putting a ball on a tee, or plucking it out of the hole still hurts a lot. 
    • Yes Erik, I thought the rule was 14-2b, but I'm not able to locate the ruling. Also meaning on the extension of their line. Is one step to the side consider to be close proximity, while a couple of steps, 2-3 steps considered away from the line enough? The guy took one stride away and then stepped back to observe.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Edsland
      Edsland
      (65 years old)
    2. KingHack82
      KingHack82
      (37 years old)
    3. snowbeast
      snowbeast
      (32 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...