This week the Elite Tour is off to Rye Valley, a wonderful collaboration by notaburneracct and 15eicheltower9. This course is bunkerless, just like its inspiration the Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes Resort. So without the traditional hazard, expect the challenge to be on the ground, with uneven lies, and fairways and greens that will reject taking the wrong approach.
Should be a fun week, I think scores will definitely be eye popping this week. Enjoy it while it lasts. I've got some tougher tracks coming down the schedule. For now, enjoy the birdies!
Birdies? What birdies? As expected after 3 weeks off I was pretty rusty, could only manage -5 and -7 and will probably pick up a couple of red marks. Part of it was getting a bit unused to the putting speeds and green reading, part of it was I had to make a whole new bag as my old stuff didn't transfer over when I downloaded and installed the game on my new console, so I'm having to get used to some new distances with most clubs. I decided to go all Titleist this time around, main differences are the distances with the T100 irons and SM8 wedges.
I'll play rounds in the other tour societies this week to get used to it again. It hasn't taken too long to get my tempo back at least. I played a practice round in kinetic last night and shot -13. Probably should have played more practice rounds before I played here but oh well.
Post by SMIFFYLFC79 on Nov 16, 2021 7:03:28 GMT -5
So, after last weeks normal outcome (TST cut made/Elite miss cut) and my abysmal display on TST event this week, I went into Rd1 with absolutely no expectations, I didn't even look at leaderboard before I began, to see where the cutline stood.
-12 & -10 for -22 after 36H's
So as it stands currently I am making cut not just here, but TST also, I know i'm in shock as well as you
Post by simonlunge on Nov 16, 2021 10:42:54 GMT -5
Well after my 3 rd made cut last week (since being on elite for 9 months). It appears my -17 for 36 not only will miss the cut. But also may get me the dreaded red mark. Can’t believe how low the scores are. Really thought the putting and chipping were extremely difficult on this course. Have to say I’m very very impressed with many of you how well you play this game. Out of my league unfortunately
Post by SwAeromotion on Nov 17, 2021 16:59:31 GMT -5
Having a suspect approach game, poor putting from 8-20 feet, and then leaving many chips a foot or two from the hole, and I lose 1 of my 2 greenies. Outside chance (but I "think" I am safe) that I also lose the other as -17 is buried well down there.
First week in Elite after being demoted from Platinum. Loved the setup of this course. I had probably the best final round I've ever played on TGC Tours with some very clutch putting. Hoping my -57 finish is enough for my first victory. Soon it will be back to missed cuts on Platinum!
Last Edit: Nov 19, 2021 11:37:32 GMT -5 by irishgolf
"There are only two types of player, those who keep their nerves in control and win championships, and those who do not." -Harry Vardon
Completed Courses: Hockessin Glen CC Red Apple Ridge GC Bohemia Manor GL Rehmeyer's Hollow GC Crater Lake Lodge (Lake) Shiloh Farms GC - On Tour Windurra (Rookie Design) - On Tour Verandah Preserve
WIP: Crater Lake Lodge (Creek) Scotland course National Treasure (MS)
alejandroacantilado: the PGA is doing a great job of setup, and I think the USGA could really learn from them. The bunkers, the decision to not cut the greens when the wind is up. They have to remember that when they go back to Shinnecock in a few years...
May 20, 2022 11:29:23 GMT -5
alejandroacantilado: man, too bad Hanse couldn't do anything about those cart paths.
May 19, 2022 13:10:05 GMT -5