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The 2017 Newport Cup at Talamore Resort (Pinehurst, NC)

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Newport-Cup_2017-Final.pngJust thought I'd start a thread for the 2017 Newport Cup.

The time of year is going to be a bit different because I'm tied up from the middle of August to about the 10th of October with the Penn-State Behrend men's and women's golf teams.

By mid-October, daylight becomes a small issue. We're going to shoot for the Pinehurst or possibly Myrtle Beach area. @mvmac has a friend in the Pinehurst area (and a kid in college nearby), so that area may work (average low is 50°, average high is 72°). @NCGolfer is not far from the area, too, and may be able to facilitate a little bit. We've even held a previous version of the Newport Cup there. Sunrise and sunset is about 7:30am and 6:30pm. That's 11 hours of golf daylight. It's tight, but doable IF we can find a course that's amenable to our play.

The typical schedule is to play two rounds on Thursday, two on Friday, and have the finals on Saturday. This leaves Sunday open as a travel day (or a day for Mike and I to actually play golf!). We won't have any factory tours or anything like we did in 2015 since… there is not a nice cluster of manufacturers right there in the area (maybe in 2019 we'll have it near the TaylorMade/Titleist/Callaway/etc. hotbed in SoCal).

So, tentatively…

October 19-21 in the Pinehurst area of North Carolina is looking like the way to go. Players may wish to fly in on the 18th or even the evening of the 17th. I'm sure we can find something to do on the 18th. ;-) And fly out late on the 21st, or ideally, any time during the day on the 22nd. You could miss as little as one work day (though the west coasters would probably miss at least part of Wednesday).

Six-man teams, again - any more than three tee times and it's going to be tough to fit it into the daylight we have, anyway. Same formats, too, though for speed of play reasons it may make sense to play foursomes in the morning with the fourball in the afternoon, and singles on Saturday. Disc golf on Sunday. :-)

If we can pull it off, I may even get little Newport Cups for each member of the winning team. And a new Newport Cup, since the old one is broken (though it was repaired beautifully by @Club Rat).

Teams? I'd still like to keep them at 6 as I said, and again have single digit players. Players who played in the first edition certainly have an "in" but captains would be free to pick all new teams, too, if they wanted.

If you're interested (you should probably be a 15 or lower index right now with the cutoff to being a single digit player being around August 15), please post in this thread and choose the "follow" option to receive notifications (email or site notifications), or just follow the thread, and we'll post updates from here on.

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I will tentatively toss my hat in the ring and see how things develop. No doubt there are many better and/or more deserving TST members out there but if it works out and a 12th player is needed, then maybe there will be a spot for an old guy.

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I'm certainly interested.  My only foreseeable possible snag is that it's getting close to my anniversary (Oct 27th), and this year is our 10th, and we are starting to plan a trip to London and Paris.

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I would love to be in it again if picked. Also, since I am only about 4 hours drive away I can be there Tuesday night for any 'prep' help needed.

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As it stands, my family and I will be in Disney that same weekend...what kind of luck is that!!:cry:

If our plans change (or your date changes), I would loved to be considered. Otherwise, I will happily "re-apply" next time.

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It was a tremendous compliment to be invited to play in 2015, and I'd love to be invited for 2017.  

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Definitely interested and would love to join if my work travel permits.  As you mentioned @iacas, I can help facilitate things since I'm close by.  GSO (airport) is next to my work and on the way to Pinehurst so I could help save money on a rental car (or two) as well.

Goes without saying that there is a lot of great golf in the area and a great time of year to be there.  

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I definitely am interested in this. The goal is to play a lot more this year than I did last year and get my game going in the right direction again. I think that I can be a single digit again by the time NC rolls around.

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If we're able to do this, the cut-off for being a single digit handicapper will probably be around the middle of August.

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Can anyone who played in the Newport Cup last year comment on what their general cost for the travel/golf was last year?

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