Jump to content
IGNORED

2017 Newport Cup Selection Thread


iacas
 Share

Note: This thread is 1575 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts

Congrats @coachjimsc and @Golfingdad

I think you guys should also play each other in the first round.
Too bad first round are not individual matches....

Maybe the Captain's will take a hint and have the first round singles matches with pairing by round selection "picks"

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
1 hour ago, Club Rat said:

Maybe the Captain's will take a hint and have the first round singles matches with pairing by round selection "picks"

That makes no sense, @Club Rat. We're not going to start off with singles and we're not going to be obliged to set things in the order of selection, either. Heck, I only had one choice.

C'mon… ;-)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
17 hours ago, coachjimsc said:

Wow thank you Erik @iacas.

I am truly honored and humbled by being the first or any selection for that matter. (it was the blue shirt attire that put me over the top wasn't it.) ;-)

I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the selections over the coming months and meeting everyone in Oct.

Congratulations to @Golfingdad on his selection as well.

Go East team!

Your family must be so proud!:-P

step.jpg

  • Upvote 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

This thread, to me, is still the big news of the week.  Couldn't the USGA/R&A have delayed their announcement for a few days, to let the announcement of the first two Newport Cup players have the spotlight for a little longer?  I don't care nearly as much about the potential changes to the rules (although I bet I've posted nearly a dozen times in one thread or another).  I'm just posting this to bring it back onto the "New Content" page.  

And lest there be any confusion, I'm at least half-way joking, although the Newport Cup really IS a more exciting topic than the rules.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

9 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

And lest there be any confusion, I'm at least half-way joking, although the Newport Cup really IS a more exciting topic than the rules.

And the cup will happen 2 years before the rule changes will! 

Again, go West Coast!  :dance:

East Coast has not chance really; we have the weather, the PwC executives who tweet rather than doing their ONE job, $1 more per gallon of gas, and the new Apple headquarters!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

10 minutes ago, coachjimsc said:

A friend of mine here at work made a countdown calendar for me.

20170302_101209.thumb.jpg.8aa0d4e854fcb555a69b0fba6eb84c12.jpg

So the 19th of every month I cut off a loop.

We have one for our Myrtle Beach trip in August as well. But this one is just for me. :-D

Go East!

Very nice! 

You could go "new" school:  Countdown clock

Clock.PNG.a10afe16076582a5219ff6be806090ba.PNG

 

 

  • Upvote 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • 4 weeks later...
  • Administrator

The Second Selection for the 2017 Newport Cup, East Coast (Blue) Team is…

Emma Stone, La La Land! No, not really.
@DaveP043!

I had my choice of a few people this time around, as the weather has warmed and people have started to get out. That's been good. Those who were strongly considered for a pick this month included @jsgolfer, @bkuehn1952, and @NCGolfer. I have four selections left.

  • Dave has recently begun working on his game, but as a mid-single-digit guy, he plays a steady predictable game that can frustrate the opposition.
  • Dave has been a member here at TST since only the beginning of 2015, but he is passionate about the game of golf, posts frequently, and earns a lot of thumbs up from his fellow members! With 2750 posts, he has over 1000 reputation points, for what will surely be one of the highest ratios.
  • Dave is very local, as he has a condo on the property, and so his local knowledge will come in handy. So will his loyalty… as he's hereby forbidden from being his usual helpful self toward current and possible members of the West Team.
  • Though I plan to select mostly new players, the super-local knowledge aspect was too strong to ignore.
  • Dave knows his liquor and alcohol well enough to keep the East Team sober, while tricking the West Team into drinking themselves into an easy defeat. He's sly like a fox.
  • Dave has even begun working on his game, and started a Member Swing topic.

So, all that said… Welcome again, Dave, to the 2017 Newport Cup East Team! We're happy to have you, again.


To everyone else, keep getting your submissions ready and post them when you can. @mvmac and I will be making our next selections on April 30.

Also… if you're interested in being a candidate (for either team, but particularly so for the East Team), please let me know ASAP! Until the last team member is chosen, it's not too late.

  • Upvote 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

The Second Selection for the 2017 Newport Cup, West Coast (Red) Team is…

@Pretzel

Red Team

Tyler joined TST in 2013 and has gone from a 5 handicap to a +1 in the past couple years. He'll most likely be the lowest handicap on either team.

This will be his first Newport Cup and I'm excited to have him be on the team. Tyler is a great member of TST and will be the Red Team's young gun against all the old farts on the Blue Team :-P

With the Newport Cup, the morning match tee times are early and we typically stay up late so I'm predicting Tyler will play his best golf since the first time he broke 70 was when he only had an hour of sleep the night before.  

Welcome to the team Tyler and let's have a great time in Pinehurst! :beer:


 @iacas and I will be making our next selection on April 30. So to everyone else, please keep posting your submissions. You don't want to miss a chance at playing in this great event!

If you're interested in being a candidate for the Red Team, let me know ASAP! Until the last team member is chosen, it's not too late to get picked.

  • Upvote 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

 

12 minutes ago, iacas said:

The Second Selection for the 2017 Newport Cup, East Coast (Blue) Team is…Emma Stone, La La Land! No, not really.
@DaveP043!

  • Dave knows his liquor and alcohol well enough to keep the East Team sober, while tricking the West Team into drinking themselves into an easy defeat. He's sly like a fox.

So, all that said… Welcome again, Dave, to the 2017 Newport Cup East Team! We're happy to have you, again.

Thanks, Erik, its an honor to join you and @coachjimsc on the winning East team.  And congratulations to @Pretzel, I'm looking forward to meeting you, and competing against you.  

I'm not so sure I can help keep anyone else sober, but I do plan to keep myself mostly under control.  But I'm certainly more than willing to direct the West team to all of my favorite bars, and may even buy them a round or two, if that helps our team.

  • Upvote 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • iacas unfeatured and unpinned this topic
Note: This thread is 1575 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

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.

 Share



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo after clicking this link. For Mevo+, click this link or the image above.
  • Posts

    • I’m a fan of the M2… always be one of TM’s best heads.  BUT. Doea the other Titleist driver’s hosel adapter fit the TS4 and vice versa??  If it does you can use the proforce in both heads etc…. 
    • Yup. Have to agree. Can't give up 40+ on the road and expect to win. Would have like to see OSU take more chances down the field. Hats off to Michigan though they were simply better today. It's Georgia's national championship to lose now IMO, I don't think there's any offense left in the playoff picture that will challenge Georgia's defense.
    • Too much so, yes. The body is responsible for the AROUND. The arms are responsible for the UP.
    • Figured since I have this, I may as well post it.   Even though it’s not a good video. Can’t get back far enough.    driver swing is quite a bit more flat.  Probably too much sway rather than turn.    But, I’m really working on speed, and this summer I averaged 278 off the tee with driver and hit 61% fairways.     So, I just don’t think it’s my biggest concern.  I do want to be longer, though.      
    • Day 119: Worked on backswing cupped wrist feel and also transition priority piece. Decided to get the feel of head position change (I call it Rory-ing) first, before working on clubface. I will be playing 18 tomorrow and will pay attention to ball flight to see how I need to adjust palmar flexion amount. Also did pitching/chipping drills from covid-19 practice plan days 6/7.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. apc2210
      apc2210
      (31 years old)
    2. J M Brown
      J M Brown
      (39 years old)
    3. Neil B
      Neil B
      (80 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...