The strained feelings that still crop up from time to time in my Association's little events are bad enough. Top prize in anything we do equates to maybe $150 worth of pro shop credit. Still, every year people point fingers (sometimes correctly), get in shouting matches, in some cases quit entirely and in one case engage in a fist fight.
You put together some big handicap tournament with lots of money at stake, better have security at the ready.
You can count me out.
Many Sandtrappers have played a lot better courses than I have. So I have nothing to compare to. The only a Tour course I have played is Royal Ka’anapali on Maui and that’s an LPGA course. I’ve played a few really nice private and public courses, but nothing on the PGA Tour. I played Salem CC last fall and the Champions Tour was there. That course was good, but there were still some odd holes.
I just think any course has something about it that someone won’t like. So I guess I just want to know what they mean by ‘great’.
I don't really understand spin, I just want the ball to go straight, and I buy balls that try and do this for me.
Yes, I think that was point. A good golfer can use that spin to draw and fade his long irons/driver, but it's advantageous for a lesser player to use a ball that doesn't spin as much. I quite often hear mid/high handicappers say that at their level the ball doesn't matter, but I would argue it matters more at their level than a better golfer.