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And we're off... onto the 2022 season!  Well, technically I already missed the 1st event of the new season, Fortinet Championship (congrats Max Homa!) but, stacked up against the Ryder Cup hype, it was understandable.  So here we are again at The Chicken Championship at Jackson Country Club. I can't help but think the hardware that comes with this event is among the least treasured in the winners trophy case 🤣. Sergio, the only Ryder Cup player in the field returns to defend his title. I wonder had he not won last year whether he would have opted to enter?  Perhaps it's an unwritten courtesy to the sponsors that prior year winners show up to defend... or maybe it's required... dunno? 

With 6 of the last 8 winners being first time tour winners, pretty good chance of that happening.  There are a few of the fresh from Korn Ferry Tour players giving it a go and wanting to make a splash. Personally, I'm hoping HVIII can get it done as I think it will be the start of more wins.  Who are you thinking will hoist the rooster?

Defending champ Garcia returning for 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship

 

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I think this might be a big year for Si Woo Kim.  

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The greenside bunkers look amazing.  The announcers said that the players would rather be in the bunkers than the bermuda rough around the greens.  Maybe bunkers should be replaced with grass bunkers.  That bermuda looks like nasty stuff to hit from!!

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I was invited to behind the ropes this weekend, but it’s a no-go. So bummed. Would’ve been my first time to be able to do that! 

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8 hours ago, Kenny B said:

The greenside bunkers look amazing.  The announcers said that the players would rather be in the bunkers than the bermuda rough around the greens.  Maybe bunkers should be replaced with grass bunkers.  That bermuda looks like nasty stuff to hit from!!

They talk about this frequently.   I remember during one if Jack’s tournaments they removed every other tine from the rakes which made the lies in the bunkers significantly more difficult.  Tour bunkers are a consistent lies and the pros are able to get good club contact and generate spin.  

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10 hours ago, Kenny B said:

The greenside bunkers look amazing.  The announcers said that the players would rather be in the bunkers than the bermuda rough around the greens.  Maybe bunkers should be replaced with grass bunkers.  That bermuda looks like nasty stuff to hit from!!

Agree.  The whole concept of bunkers is to be penalizing. Where's Pete Dye when you need him? 🙂  Swap out for numerous small, pot hole style bunkers where awkward stance is in play 50% of the time.  For the vast majority of tour play/courses, they might as well just be putting.

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Yawn…

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We have a Nick Watney sighting.  Nice job chasing down Zalatoris who shot a course record 61! 

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Congratulations to Sam Burns getting his second PGA Tour win!  He seems not to have the common problem of not being able to close things out on the final day.  Jackson CC seemed a little defenseless, giving up some low scoring. Several of the new KF Tour players really looked good and earned themselves some points moving into the early portion of the 2022 season.  Next up is one of my favorites, The Shriners at TPC Summerlin.  Arguably the best non-profit cause event on tour.

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On 9/30/2021 at 11:28 PM, Kenny B said:

The greenside bunkers look amazing.  The announcers said that the players would rather be in the bunkers than the bermuda rough around the greens.  Maybe bunkers should be replaced with grass bunkers.  That bermuda looks like nasty stuff to hit from!!

This is the new course I took over selling this spring. 
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/golf.com/travel/no-bunkers-preserve-eisenhower-muni-mondays/

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18 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Congratulations to Sam Burns getting his second PGA Tour win!  He seems not to have the common problem of not being able to close things out on the final day.  Jackson CC seemed a little defenseless, giving up some low scoring. Several of the new KF Tour players really looked good and earned themselves some points moving into the early portion of the 2022 season.  Next up is one of my favorites, The Shriners at TPC Summerlin.  Arguably the best non-profit cause event on tour.

I actually lobbied —to anyone that would listen—that I would have chosen him as a captains pick over English or Berger for the RC.   
 

Good thing we squeaked by though 😬

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16 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

This is the new course I took over selling this spring. 
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/golf.com/travel/no-bunkers-preserve-eisenhower-muni-mondays/

I would miss not having traps.  That said, if courses are going to have them they need to be maintained to a reasonable level.  It's ridiculous having low spots that are wet and hard as rock simply from course irrigation.  Or those with insufficient amount of sand or littered with rocks/pebbles. We sometimes invoke a group rule that, if we end up in a trap and in a messed, un-raked patch, we move the ball to a raked area or pick, smooth and place the ball.  Our rationale is that the pros don't have to play such conditions, why should we?

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43 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

I would miss not having traps.  That said, if courses are going to have them they need to be maintained to a reasonable level.  It's ridiculous having low spots that are wet and hard as rock simply from course irrigation.  Or those with insufficient amount of sand or littered with rocks/pebbles. We sometimes invoke a group rule that, if we end up in a trap and in a messed, un-raked patch, we move the ball to a raked area or pick, smooth and place the ball.  Our rationale is that the pros don't have to play such conditions, why should we?

These hummocks can be much more penalizing than a bunker.  They are less costly to maintain from the courses end. 
 

Our grounds staff does a good job on our bunkers at my main course.   They take them every morning before play.  They will be out there pumping them out after a heavy rain. 
 

During the COVID restrictions when no tales were allowed, we played - lift rake and place during our league matches. 

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2 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

These hummocks can be much more penalizing than a bunker.  They are less costly to maintain from the courses end. 
 

Our grounds staff does a good job on our bunkers at my main course.   They take them every morning before play.  They will be out there pumping them out after a heavy rain. 
 

During the COVID restrictions when no tales were allowed, we played - lift rake and place during our league matches. 

Two of the Yuma courses have the waste bunkers (like second cut rough) and they are a worthy option... but I still like to see the sand fly and then do that knock the sand off my shoes thing 😆

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4 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

This is the new course I took over selling this spring. 
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/golf.com/travel/no-bunkers-preserve-eisenhower-muni-mondays/

Nice looking course.  Just when I get decent out of sand... they take it away!!  🤣  

Our muni has a mix of bunkers and "grassy humps and hollows", and yes the humps and hollows are more difficult to hit a shot close to the pin, or even on the green.  Our crew doesn't rake the bunkers but maybe a couple times a week.  Since we didn't have rakes during early covid, people got used to moving the ball or smoothing the sand with their feet.  Now we have rakes and players still don't use them!!

We do have the occasional "casual water pond" in those hollows.  On the par 5 #18 today at the corner of the dogleg, there was water in one that was about 2 feet deep and cloudy; couldn't see my playing partner's ball, but we knew it was in it.  When it drains out tonight, maybe he can find it when he mows the rough in the morning.

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10 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Two of the Yuma courses have the waste bunkers (like second cut rough) and they are a worthy option... but I still like to see the sand fly and then do that knock the sand off my shoes thing 😆

Weird 

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