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If you were not on ESPN2 -- why weren't you playing in the Myrtle Beach Calcutta this weekend?

I haven't ever heard of that event. Plus I have a full time job to keep. It allows me to play in the events I have time to get into. Sounds like a great time though. Is it every year around this date? There's always next year. I have, however, already set goals set for myself to meet before this time next year. When I accomplish those, I'll already be in a level above a pretty big sounding Calcutta.

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Round 2 today, and off to the Buan Namwon Course. 7300+ yards of golf fun. Thankfully it was a calm day, not much wind to speak of. Started of on 10, and here's, how, it, went... 10 is a 612y p

There's a joke I won't repeat here about a golfer who goes to Japan. But in any case, good luck on it. Are you trying to play your way onto the Challenge tour? That's the European Tour's Nationwide

Not a bad run today at the Nationwide Fresh Express qualifier. Got to the range at 7:00 for my 7:50 tee time. did a little stretching hit a few balls. Was a bit concerned when I noticed that I was hit

I haven't ever heard of that event. Plus I have a full time job to keep. It allows me to play in the events I have time to get into. Sounds like a great time though. Is it every year around this date? There's always next year. I have, however, already set goals set for myself to meet before this time next year. When I accomplish those, I'll already be in a level above a pretty big sounding Calcutta.

You have to be invited or make a name for yourself.

It's only so many dollars this this season ($750,000 purse this month - from what I've heard) $5,000 per player. August is the biggest purse (this weekend's tourney is the secondary). Billed..."unofficially" as the World's Biggest Golf Gambling Match. Guys come off the Nationwide Tour, off of divorces/needing money situations... and all the mini tours just to play in it. It was front page news on the Myrtle Beach Sun News newspaper 2 years ago, so it's not like I'm posting internet garbage. The best golf hustlers have been here all week practicing and partying. Where were you?
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You have to be invited or make a name for yourself.

I'm just now starting to "make" my name. That's probably why I wasn't invited.

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Anyone else here play any mini tours?

i have actually been thinking of playing on a professional women's tour(as an amateur though). i work full time in a field completely unrelated to golf, so getting the time off for tournaments or preparing is really hard to do. but in the past couple of days, i have strongly considered leaving my job for a year or so and giving it a go. 2 things stopping me.. 1) putting is horrendous! (sp?) i never practiced it and often played rounds w/o putting at all, up until this past summer. needless to say, my putting needs work. 2) mental block on hole 14-15+. I usually have a good looking score going up until i start thinking about "damn, im about to go 1 under" and end up shooting AT LEAST bogeys on the last four to five holes. if i could get these 2 things under control, i think i'd have a shot, as i shoot in the low to mid 80s with at least one 10 on the card a round(from my mental blow ups!). cant forget the multiple 3-putts.
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i have actually been thinking of playing on a professional women's tour(as an amateur though). i work full time in a field completely unrelated to golf, so getting the time off for tournaments or preparing is really hard to do. but in the past couple of days, i have strongly considered leaving my job for a year or so and giving it a go. 2 things stopping me.. 1) putting is horrendous! (sp?) i never practiced it and often played rounds w/o putting at all, up until this past summer. needless to say, my putting needs work. 2) mental block on hole 14-15+. I usually have a good looking score going up until i start thinking about "damn, im about to go 1 under" and end up shooting AT LEAST bogeys on the last four to five holes.

You should check out the www.calplayerstour.com They have a pretty extensive field for women. Most shooting in the 80s too. You do need to straighten out your putting though. That's how to really score.
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You should check out the

thanks, i'll check out that site today.

and as for putting, yes, that is the downfall of my game. for the past two weeks, been putting at least 200 putts a night at my local course. last night, one of the pros i know called me a good "practicer." Lol. i guess since i'm out there every night gettin it done, even though i hate it. im actually looking at the site right now and may try to get in a tourney for this month. have you played the men's flight for this tour?
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im actually looking at the site right now and may try to get in a tourney for this month. have you played the men's flight for this tour?

I'd like to play some events on that tour, but I'm limited to one-day events right now. I play Pepsi Tour and Golden State Tour. I'll try to get into some cal players events in '08. They hold an event at La Purisma I'd like to get into.

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I'd like to play some events on that tour, but I'm limited to one-day events right now. I play Pepsi Tour and Golden State Tour. I'll try to get into some cal players events in '08. They hold an event at La Purisma I'd like to get into.

Ben, you need to play on the Gateway Tour and the Tarheel Tour.

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The Tarheel tour would probably be pretty tough for him since he lives on the West Coast. The only Gateway tournaments he would be accessible to are the ones in Pheonix, also.

Doesn't make much sense when he can play the mini-tours in his state.
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I'm actually looking forward to step up my tournament play to include travel this upcoming year. As a matter of fact, that's where my money from the Vegas/ESPN tournament is going. I'm figuring out the details on how to get to Japan's Challenge Tour event in April . When that goes well, I plan on returning for another one later in the year.
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I'm actually looking forward to step up my tournament play to include travel this upcoming year. As a matter of fact, that's where my money from the Vegas/ESPN tournament is going. I'm figuring out the details on how to get to Japan's

There's a joke I won't repeat here about a golfer who goes to Japan. But in any case, good luck on it. Are you trying to play your way onto the Challenge tour? That's the European Tour's Nationwide Tour, right?

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Yeah, the hooters tour is still alive and stronger than ever. My buddy Jesse Hutchins plays on it now, as well as Tee but I believe he moved up to the nationwide. I'm trying to figure out if I want to go for a tour like that or keep it small b/c the hooters tour is professional while a lot of the mini tours are still amateur.
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Yeah, the hooters tour is still alive and stronger than ever. My buddy Jesse Hutchins plays on it now, as well as Tee but I believe he moved up to the nationwide. I'm trying to figure out if I want to go for a tour like that or keep it small b/c the hooters tour is professional while a lot of the mini tours are still amateur.

What mini tours are amateur? This sounds exciting.

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Shindig , The Pepsi Tour has an "Indexed Dvision". Net scoring events. You can play as an amateur on The Golden State Tour . Although those are still gross only events. Pretty stiff competition.

rschwark you should go for it! If anything it'll be a good experince to build from. Is that a PGA Tour event? The pre-qualifying for our local ones here are only $150. Definitely worth a shot!
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