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US Mid Am Championship - 2019

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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.

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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...

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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. 

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

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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.

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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.

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

 

 

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