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Fresh off the Newport Cup, one has a new or renewed appreciation of team golf and team games. So what does everyone prefer? And if you rarely or never play a team game, what seems like the most interesting and fun format? I think alternate shot is the ultimate team game. You and your partner are totally dependent upon each other. It was especially fun for me on the 2nd day when @cipher and I managed to claw our way to a tie (1.5 to 1.5) in the foursomes match. Each of us had some obvious weaknesses but we used our relative strengths to cobble together a game that salvaged a tie. Before we teed off we apologized for all the bad shots we were going to hit and then never said "sorry" after that, we just tried to "make lemonade out of lemons."
I have been enthralled with the Golf Channel's coverage of the NCAA Championships for the last several years, and I imagine this year will be no different. This year, they are hosting it at Eugene Country Club (just off the campus of the University of Oregon). For those who haven't watched, here's a quick rundown of the format: Days 1-4 - 72 hole individual stroke play to determine the individual National Champion, as well as (and more importantly) the eight teams who will compete in the team match play finals. Each team has 5 players competing and the 4 best scores for each day count towards the cumulative team total. Day 5 - Quarterfinals and Semifinals of the team match play. 5 singles matches. Day 6 - Team match play finals. First the women, who started Friday, with the first day of TV coverage being yesterday, or the final day of the individual. The individual championship is one thing (a Freshman from Duke ran away with it this year - winning by 7 or 8 shots), but the team fight for the final eight is the most intriguing. It's so easy to make up or lose one, two, three strokes in a matter of minutes. Yesterday there were 4 or 5 different teams holding down that 8th spot throughout the day, which ultimately went to home team Oregon after Oklahoma State and Arizona had chances on the last few holes to catch or pass them but fell short. The final totals from yesterday: Anybody who is watching, feel free to discuss it here (I'll probably disappear until late tonight because I'm recording it all and will watch later) ... and if you weren't planning on watching, I recommend you give it a try. It's a lot of fun! Here's a few random photos: Individual champion, Virginia Elena Carta (will also be competing in team match play) The #4 seeded Washington University team. This was the pivotal moment in OK State missing out - that girl went bunker-bunker-bunker on her last hole, leading to a triple (I believe) and they fell 3 shots short.
I have made my highschools golf team. I started seriously working/playing golf about a month ago and played my first round ever in the summer and played a couple rounds after than but really started taking it seriously and playing it regularly a month ago and i really have a passion and love for the game. This year i made the team just by a hair and this years team was much easier to make than usual but i just had to share. The coach was talking to me and said straight out that im the 16th man (last man) on the team and said he understands i dont have much expierence and reccomended getting lessons, which im getting my first lesson tomorrow. I didnt even shoot that well but the coach thinks i have a ot of potential to be a great player and i really think i can be. If you made it this far please give me some pointers on highschool golf and what it was like thankyou for reading.