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Anyone here participate on the Golfweek AM tour?

What is the experience like to you?

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They brought it to Cleveland for the first time last year. Apparently the same guys have been running the Columbus OH chapter for years. Though my experience wasn't great, I played 2 tourneys and quit the tour. I was in the champion flight (
The first tourney, I didn't play well on a course I've never seen before but I won a pin shot, nbd. Some Div 1 college golfer won my flight. The second tourney was a complete cluster. None of their gear was working, people were in the wrong flights, and there was a huge delay in getting everyone registered.

Again playing in Champ flight, there were only 4 of us. I finished four shots back of the presumed winner, I think he shot an 81. Then 3 groups later a guy walks in says he was part of our flight, and said he shot 80 to win by 1. He handed his card to the director and he was declared the winner. None of us knew he was there, no one could verify his score, and who knows if he played the same set of tees even if he shot the 80. It stormed the night before so we were playing a wet & cold 6900 yard course. The blues the A flight played were 6500 and the B flight at 6300, so big differences. If that's how the tourneys are going to function I decided I didn't want to be a part of it.

Additionally, the flights, D to Champ, were supposed to be split by handicap. But they did not require GHIN number or anything else at registration. So you could enter any flight you wanted to. Both tournaments the low man was a B flight player (9-13 hcp) shooting even par. I don't believe you.

I suppose there could be some good in the higher flights as there's 0% chance a 16 hcp is gonna be in the money in a scratch tournament around here. So for public golfers this may be the only game in town for competitive golf above a single digit handicap. But even then be cautious unless you can verify handicaps, or the directors are enforcing it.

TL;DR it sucks for the better golfers, but in the right situation could be lots of fun for higher handicaps.

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6 minutes ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

They brought it to Cleveland for the first time last year. Apparently the same guys have been running the Columbus OH chapter for years. Though my experience wasn't great, I played 2 tourneys and quit the tour. I was in the champion flight (
The first tourney, I didn't play well on a course I've never seen before but I won a pin shot, nbd. Some Div 1 college golfer won my flight. The second tourney was a complete cluster. None of their gear was working, people were in the wrong flights, and there was a huge delay in getting everyone registered.

Again playing in Champ flight, there were only 4 of us. I finished four shots back of the presumed winner, I think he shot an 81. Then 3 groups later a guy walks in says he was part of our flight, and said he shot 80 to win by 1. He handed his card to the director and he was declared the winner. None of us knew he was there, no one could verify his score, and who knows if he played the same set of tees even if he shot the 80. It stormed the night before so we were playing a wet & cold 6900 yard course. The blues the A flight played were 6500 and the B flight at 6300, so big differences. If that's how the tourneys are going to function I decided I didn't want to be a part of it.

Additionally, the flights, D to Champ, were supposed to be split by handicap. But they did not require GHIN number or anything else at registration. So you could enter any flight you wanted to. Both tournaments the low man was a B flight player (9-13 hcp) shooting even par. I don't believe you.

I suppose there could be some good in the higher flights as there's 0% chance a 16 hcp is gonna be in the money in a scratch tournament around here. So for public golfers this may be the only game in town for competitive golf above a single digit handicap. But even then be cautious unless you can verify handicaps, or the directors are enforcing it.

TL;DR it sucks for the better golfers, but in the right situation could be lots of fun for higher handicaps.

Take Dead Aim
 

Thank you, I just learned that hey have a Eastern Michigan chapter and was curious of how they are ran, I still want to give it a shot next year.

I wanted to join the Golf Channel AM tour, but that is scrapped, so I was looking for something close, just to play more golf.

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The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

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Thank you, I just learned that hey have a Eastern Michigan chapter and was curious of how they are ran, I still want to give it a shot next year.
I wanted to join the Golf Channel AM tour, but that is scrapped, so I was looking for something close, just to play more golf.
I recall it was more affordable than the golf channel version. Some of those were over $200 per tourney for public courses. I don't know your handicap, but be aware of the issues if you're single digit.

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13 minutes ago, xOldBenKenobiX said:

Thank you, I just learned that hey have a Eastern Michigan chapter and was curious of how they are ran, I still want to give it a shot next year.

I wanted to join the Golf Channel AM tour, but that is scrapped, so I was looking for something close, just to play more golf.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I have been wondering about tournaments in this area.

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4 hours ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

I recall it was more affordable than the golf channel version. Some of those were over $200 per tourney for public courses. I don't know your handicap, but be aware of the issues if you're single digit.

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I've checked their schedule, they have fairly affordable prices for each tournament around here, I don't think I saw any above 175 bucks near by. 

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I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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3 hours ago, MyWifesSwingCoach said:

Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I have been wondering about tournaments in this area.

I'm not going in with hopes of being the national champion, I just want to be able to play in competition, then I can tell the wife I'm a "pro" golfer. 

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Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 716 3 Iron, Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 718 4 Iron, Irons:   :titelist-small:  - AP1 714 5 to PW, Wedges  

:vokey-small: SM4 48*, Oil Can 52*, SM5 56* and SM6 58*, Putter   :titelist-small: Deadcenter SP-209, Ball   :titelist-small:  ProV1, :Arccos: Smart Sensors

Shoes:a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

Right Handed, Southeast Michigan

Honk If you see these plates around. 

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I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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I'm not going in with hopes of being the national champion, I just want to be able to play in competition, then I can tell the wife I'm a "pro" golfer. 
Of course, temper the expectations.

I mean the golf channel tour was more expensive. The golf week tournaments were under $100 here.

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I played to Golf Channel Am Tour for several years around 2007 -2012. It was a great experience and had the opportunity to play in a lot of regional and national tournaments. It was fairly expensive, especially if you were traveling to tournaments. I will have to say that they ran a tight ship. No sand bagging or crazy crap going on.

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I played to Golf Channel Am Tour for several years around 2007 -2012. It was a great experience and had the opportunity to play in a lot of regional and national tournaments. It was fairly expensive, especially if you were traveling to tournaments. I will have to say that they ran a tight ship. No sand bagging or crazy crap going on.
Too bad that's gone now, though the tourneys were out of my price range

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21 hours ago, GaDawg said:

I played to Golf Channel Am Tour for several years around 2007 -2012. It was a great experience and had the opportunity to play in a lot of regional and national tournaments. It was fairly expensive, especially if you were traveling to tournaments. I will have to say that they ran a tight ship. No sand bagging or crazy crap going on.

The golf week played on one of the courses I play all of the time, the guy on top of the d flight, carded an 83.

Par 72, 7028 yards, slope of 75, rating of 141. 

So if that guy shot only 11 over, it smells like sandbaging to me. 

But I don't know. 

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Woods :titelist-small: TS2 3HL. :honma:TR21 4 Wood, Vizard 20-60 shaft.

Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 716 3 Iron, Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 718 4 Iron, Irons:   :titelist-small:  - AP1 714 5 to PW, Wedges  

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Right Handed, Southeast Michigan

Honk If you see these plates around. 

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I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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21 hours ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

Too bad that's gone now, though the tourneys were out of my price range

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Maybe they will come back in the future. 

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Woods :titelist-small: TS2 3HL. :honma:TR21 4 Wood, Vizard 20-60 shaft.

Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 716 3 Iron, Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 718 4 Iron, Irons:   :titelist-small:  - AP1 714 5 to PW, Wedges  

:vokey-small: SM4 48*, Oil Can 52*, SM5 56* and SM6 58*, Putter   :titelist-small: Deadcenter SP-209, Ball   :titelist-small:  ProV1, :Arccos: Smart Sensors

Shoes:a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

Right Handed, Southeast Michigan

Honk If you see these plates around. 

20200728_121856.jpg.9cf8a7d26ca1096e8d390a8c2f59b6c2.jpg

I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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USAmtour picked up from the Golf Channel Am tour. I played GC the last five years. Played one USAm tour tournament a few weeks ago. Same people but things are not quite the same.

Golf week am tour seems popular around here (houston) ans many i played with on GC have moved to golf week. As a senior, i want to play against other seniors not against 25 year olds.

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8 minutes ago, JDHolmes said:

USAmtour picked up from the Golf Channel Am tour. I played GC the last five years. Played one USAm tour tournament a few weeks ago. Same people but things are not quite the same.

Golf week am tour seems popular around here (houston) ans many i played with on GC have moved to golf week. As a senior, i want to play against other seniors not against 25 year olds.

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I'm going to take a look at the USAm tour and see what they offer around here. 

Thank you for the information. 

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Drivers :titelist-small:  - TS2 10.5*, :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme 10.5, UST helium 5

Woods :titelist-small: TS2 3HL. :honma:TR21 4 Wood, Vizard 20-60 shaft.

Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 716 3 Iron, Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 718 4 Iron, Irons:   :titelist-small:  - AP1 714 5 to PW, Wedges  

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Shoes:a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

Right Handed, Southeast Michigan

Honk If you see these plates around. 

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I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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I just looked up the US Am Tour and it appears to be very similar to the previous Golf Chanel Am Tour. I saw a lot of the same players from the past. Might be worth checking out down the road.

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I looked into the Golf Week Tour here in Houston, seems decent. The same guy has been running it for like 10 years. I’ve thought about joining it


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