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  1. Berg Ryman

    2019 Official MGS Fantasy Golf League

    Oh also, for everyone involved in the draft, here's three tips I'm going to give you, do what you want with them, but I think they'll be pretty helpful. 1) Get into the draft room. They are open for you so you can learn where you're drafting, but also to check connections and play around with stuff. It's going to be a mad house with 16 of us all there at once so if you have questions or have connection issues it's better to find out now than later. 2) Remember about autodrafting. Please guys, if you aren't going to be there for the draft, be kind enough to set your team to autodraft before the draft begins. Nothing kills the buzz like everyone waiting around for a minute while the clock ticks down without you there. 3) PRERANK YOUR PLAYERS: I cannot stress this enough. The default rankings are based on Year To Date Stats. That means the following is your current top 10. Scott Piercy Gary Woodland CH3 J.J. Spaun Joel Dahmen Chez Reavie Cameron Champ Brice Garnett Emiliano Grillo Patton Kizzire So, in that list are some interesting golfers, but now who I assume people are thinking are first round selections. Well, if you don't prerank your players and you aren't in the draft room when it's your pick, pretty good chance instead of JT or Rory or Tiger, your team will start with Scott Piercy. You want my advice? Rank your top 40ish guys. We've got to start 4 guys every week and knowing that you'll have a team full of guys you wanted is good, and then use the bench whoever you want and take these guys after that, but we're talking the first 64 picks in either draft are likely to be your studs, so you better get studs! Another upside, you won't have to go searching for the name you want, it'll be right there in your rankings! PRERANK YOUR PLAYERS PLEASE Alright, that's it for me, back to your regularly scheduled thread.
  2. Berg Ryman

    2019 Official MGS Fantasy Golf League

    So, let me peel back the curtain on this a bit farther. This system of scheduling was not the original intent of what Stud had put on the table, and I thought we'd have more tier twos more more bonus earning opportunities. Sadly, Fantrax wasn't willing to completely rebuild the league structure just for us, which is understandable to an extent. Originally there were going to be six events. Tentative List 1 was Players, Fed-Ex St. Jude, Memorial, and The Genesis Open, if we wanted 6 it would be adding WGC Mexico and the API. The one problem with this structure, that's 3 of 4 weeks as a tiered event and four total of the first 7 weeks. That and with so many new guys who didn't play with this system last season, it seemed intimidating to them perhaps and really front loaded the season. Then tentative list two was floated and, if you were on here when I had made that post, this was going to be the plan. Again 6 tier twos, the current four we have, plus WGC Mexico and Wyndham. I made the post and discussed it in PM with Stud about that would give us 72 total matchups through the whole of the season. We thought that a bit unruly and made the call to get it to 4 tier twos, leaving us with the current list. So, that's just a bit of the conversation Stud and I are having to try and find a happy ground for ya'll, just figured to be transparent about it.
  3. Berg Ryman

    2019 Srixon Z-Star & Z-Star XV Golf Balls

    JLukes, did you use srixon Z XV the 2015 version? (white diagonal across left third of box) or just the more recent 2017 release? Wondering if you had thoughts on how they compared up, because I loved the 2015, found the 17 lacking a bit.
  4. Berg Ryman

    2019 Srixon Z-Star & Z-Star XV Golf Balls

    I'm waiting to see if they bust out more of those six ball trial packs for $10 again JLukes, but will be interested on your thoughts. Srixon has been a favorite of mine dating back to Z-URC when I was in high school, can't wait to see what this new version of the ball brings.
  5. Berg Ryman

    2019 Official MGS Fantasy Golf League

    Hey, me again with another rules type post, so pay attention. TIER TWO EVENTS What makes a Tier Two Event? When @GolfSpy STUDque explained his vision as that certain tournaments were going to worth more than others, I sent my head a spinning as to try and figure out what events should stand a cut above the standard tour events. I had to rack my brain to come up with criteria but it settle pretty quickly into my usual mush. Here were my thoughts 1) Big Names in the field A tier two event should feel important, it should have big names and be regarded as one of the bigger tournaments of the year because of this. Sadly, people like the John Deere because it has a couple of stars, people love Pebble because it has a ton of stars. 2) Classic events with reputation Again, I love Harbour Town, it's great, but if you had to say which was the bigger event, is it Harbour Town, or is it Colonial? 3) MONEY The big decider really, the bigger the purse the more likely your big names are showing up The PGA Schedule This is quite possibly the hardest thing toward picking these events as Tier Two, Most of the tournaments we regard as classics group together, and with the major switch this year of the PGA being in May, it means I wanted to keep at least a fair amount of distance between events. It's why some events you think should be here may not be, it just puts too many big point earning opportunities too close to the front of the schedule and not the end. Stud and I ran through multiple looks at this before we settled on something that struck a decent balance and more importantly, gave fireworks to the finish of the schedule. YOUR TIER TWO EVENTS THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (Mar 14-17) THE WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP (May 2-5) THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT (May 30-Jun 2) THE WGC FEDEX ST. JUDE INVITATIONAL (Jul 25-28) Why these events? Well, let's start with the easy selections. The Players was always a Tier two evet when we discussed this, as was WGC's. The Memorial always brings the best players in to Jack's house and the Wells Fargo is perfectly situated between the Masters and the PGA for most players to end up their as a tune-up for the PGA and the first start after Augusta. The way our scheduling works is that you have a tier three event in The Open, followed by a tier two event in St. Jude, followed by a standard event in the Wyndham, then the playoffs begin. It's a crazy finish to a season that admittedly lacked some excitement last year, so Stud and I are trying this. Will it work, he hope it does and that you all enjoy it. So, in case you're wondering, here is the tentative season schedule, with + denoting Tier Two and * Denoting Tier Three Events Feb. 7-10: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am; Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach, CA; $7,400,000 Feb. 14-17: Genesis Open; The Riveria Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA; $7,200,000 Feb. 21-24: WGC-Mexico Championship; Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico; $10,000,000 Feb. 28-March 3: The Honda Classic; PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; $6,600,000 MARCH Mar. 7-10: Arnold Palmer Invitational; Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando, FL; $8,900,000 + Mar. 14-17: The Players Championship; TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Verde Beach, FL; $10,500,000 Mar. 21-24: Valspar Championship; Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Palm Harbor, FL; $6,500,000 Mar. 28-31: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship; Corales Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, D.R.; $3,000,000 APRIL Apr. 4-7: Valero Texas Open; TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; $6,200,000 * Apr. 11-14: Masters Tournament; Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA; $11,000,000 Apr. 18-21: RBC Heritage; Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, SC; $6,700,000 Apr. 25-28: Zurich Classic of New Orleans; TPC Louisiana, New Orleans, LA; $7,200,000 LIKELY BYE WEEK BECAUSE OF FORMAT MAY + May 2-5: Wells Fargo Championship; Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC; $7,700,000 May 9-12: AT&T Byron Nelson; Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, TX; $7,700,000 * May 16-19: PGA Championship; Bethpage State Park BK Corse, Bethpage NY; $11,000,000 May 23-26: Charles Schwabb Challenge; Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, TX; $7,100,000 + May 30-Jun. 2: The Memorial Tournament; Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, OH; $8,900,000 JUNE Jun. 6-9: RBC Canadian Open; Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; $6,200,000 * Jun. 13-16: U.S. Open; Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA; $12,000,000 Jun. 20-23: Travelers Championship; TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT; $7,000,000 Jun. 27-30: Rocket Mortgage Classic; Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI; New tournament JULY July 4-7: 3M Open; TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN: $6,600,000 July 11-14: John Deere Classic; TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL; $5,800,000 * July 18-21: The Open Championship; Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, NIR; $10,500,000 + July 25-28: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational; TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN; $10,000,000 AUGUST Aug. 1-4: Wyndham Championship; Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC; $6,000,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs Aug. 8-11: The Northern Trust; Liberty National GC, Jersey City, NJ; $9,000,000 Aug. 15-18: BMW Championship; Medinah CC, Medinah, IL; $9,000,000 Aug. 22-25: TOUR Championship; East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA; $9,000,000
  6. I've been so close to pulling the trigger on a number of ebay things, but I'm just too cowardly to do so. Did get a new glove for the upcoming season though, UA Strikeskin Tour.
  7. So you're working at the Catskills place! I was always wondering where your upstate hotel was! As for me, I'm just starting to put in some work and exercise when I have to go down and put some more wood in the wood stove in the basement. Then 10 Medicine ball throws from each side against the wall, and a few practice swings.
  8. Berg Ryman

    MyGolfSpy Tournament

    So, I remember CG2 putting something like this into an idea thread a while back and it garnered a lot of ideas. However Har, the one thing I'd say is if you're putting together a MGS tournament or get together revolving around golf it should be around Yorktown, Virginia
  9. Fantasy Golf MGS league Sign-Up Deadline is Friday at 5:00 PM EST. If you want in, don't miss out!

  10. Berg Ryman

    2019 Official MGS Fantasy Golf League

  11. Berg Ryman

    Callaway SR3* (?)

    Is the asterisk a star AH, or is it truly an asterisk?
  12. Berg Ryman

    Full season fantasy golf

    I'll touch base here as well, because you're league is going on total money earned, it's going to be a bit different of advice. 1) You're going to need a couple big guns, but shop well. I'd expect a bounceback season for Jordan Spieth, so at $2.8 million he's a good investment, perhaps pairing him with Xander Schauffele and Billy Horschel (good to great players who play alot of events) to front your roster for about 10 million from your budget wouldn't be a bad start. Or go for Finau and Spieth and maybe someone else. Try to keep that top gun spending around 55-60 percent of the budget. 2) Breakout players. You're going to have to find them. Cam Champ, considering he'll cost the minimum, good shout. Sungjae Im, Web.com money tour winner, also good. Maybe you're on the Ollie Schniedrjans bandwagon, Kevin Tway played 31 events last year and he looks like he's playing great. Joaquin Niemann, former #1 am in the world. All these guys cost under 1.5 million 3) Bounceback players. SERGIO GARCIA, LESS THAN A MILLION. Hunter Mahan, potential comeback player of the year, minimum price. 4) Exploit Euro and Asian tours. You can probably get them for minimum prices and they'll come play the big events, including no cut events with guaranteed money. If you're all about winning, find the exploits.
  13. Berg Ryman

    On Tour This Week-Sentry Tournament of Champions

    Probably wind, but also I assume distance plays a part too, uphill/downhill and grain as well. Dude has all the variables crunched.
  14. Berg Ryman

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters Thread

    I can't believe the Tuttle is back... it's unreal. Also interested to see how people respond to R-Ball as well. I'm never really thinking of putter replacements, but these will get a roll when I see them at the shop or at the local golf show.
  15. Really intrigued by Magna and the new ERC triple line thing... very interesting developments coming from Callaway that I think will really be helpful to a wide segment of golfers.