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Getting back into the game this weekend.    In the Senior Amateur Tour - Chicago    

First event at Bolingbrook Golf Club  

I don't have handicap index just yet but am starting in the "D" flight   

Wondering if there are any other MGS members playing?  

 

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Good luck. No in Chicago.  But I’m playing in the AM Tour Baltimore event next Weekend.  
 

Your post gives me a good idea.  I may start a thread for the US Am Tour and any other ones that people think are of interest for everyone to share their Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat stories in. 

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44 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Good luck. No in Chicago.  But I’m playing in the AM Tour Baltimore event next Weekend.  
 

Your post gives me a good idea.  I may start a thread for the US Am Tour and any other ones that people think are of interest for everyone to share their Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat stories in. 

I also joined the Golf Week AM Tour in Chicago as well -   they don't start for 2 weeks but their schedule is not meshing with mine until later in the season.  I joined mostly to play courses that I would not normally play and received a discount on both tours. 

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Is it still called the Golfweek AM tour there.  In Maryland the GW AM Tour became part of the US Amateur Tour.  
 

It has pretty good events both locally and nationally and run every Saturday and have a couple private clubs mixed in on some Monday’s.  

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Yes it is the  Golf Week Amateur Tour   the Senior Tour is similar but you have to be 50yrs old by October of the prior year to join. 

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Recap from my first event -  weather was 46 degrees - with winds gusting to 15mph.    Many of the players were wearing winter hats.    

85 total players in 5 flights handicap index after flight name ( Champ 0-3.9, A  4.0-8.9, B  9.0 - 13.9 , C  14.0 - 18.9  , D  19.0+)

maximum score on any hole is triple bogy   

Bolingbrook Golf Club was in great condition -  greens were super fast.

Playing my Hogan Driver, Hogan 4w,   Sub70 3H,   Sub70 TAIII,  Hogan 54, 58 wedges,   Sub70  002 putter 

I'm listed last on the score card and put in a solid 48-53 for 101.

Inconsistent drives left me scrambling on my 2nd shots. Strong points was my Sub 70 3H and Hogan Wedges,  my TAIII irons were solid and consistent.

Hi-lights  -   I skipped a Drive over a water hazard  -   like they do on the 16th hole at the Masters during practice.   -  5 GIR but only 1 par out of those,  too many 3 puts, only 1 blow up hole.

 

   

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1 hour ago, tucker_jct said:

Recap from my first event -  weather was 46 degrees - with winds gusting to 15mph.    Many of the players were wearing winter hats.    

85 total players in 5 flights handicap index after flight name ( Champ 0-3.9, A  4.0-8.9, B  9.0 - 13.9 , C  14.0 - 18.9  , D  19.0+)

maximum score on any hole is triple bogy   

Bolingbrook Golf Club was in great condition -  greens were super fast.

Playing my Hogan Driver, Hogan 4w,   Sub70 3H,   Sub70 TAIII,  Hogan 54, 58 wedges,   Sub70  002 putter 

I'm listed last on the score card and put in a solid 48-53 for 101.

Inconsistent drives left me scrambling on my 2nd shots. Strong points was my Sub 70 3H and Hogan Wedges,  my TAIII irons were solid and consistent.

Hi-lights  -   I skipped a Drive over a water hazard  -   like they do on the 16th hole at the Masters during practice.   -  5 GIR but only 1 par out of those,  too many 3 puts, only 1 blow up hole.

 

   

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Wow. Nasty conditions for sure.

Turn those double and triple bogeys into bogeys and you are threatening to break 90.   
I’ve learned to HATE double bogeys.  I’m ok with a bogey, that’s my index or better.  But I literally do what I can to keep them off my card.  Of course they happen. But I hate them 😬

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The second event of the Chicago Senior Amateur Tour was held on Saturday May 7th at Blackstone Golf Club in Marengo IL.     There were 78 golfers registered,  8 in Champ flight, 19 in A flight, 16 in B flight, 27 in C flight and 8 including myself in D flight.     Weather was in the mid 60s with 10 mph wind the week before, it rained every day and the course was very wet, carts had to remain on cart paths.

D flight used the Silver Tees.   In this round max score for each hole is a triple bogey.  I'm listed first on the card. 

I played my Sub70 849D driver, Hogan 4w, Sub70 3H, Sub70 TAIII, Hogan 54, 58 wedges, Sub70 002 putter 

First tee jitters left me scrambling from the start, I recovered for a bogey on the first hole and felt real good that I did not drop a shot to my group.  2nd hole par 3 I pulled tee shot to the left, chip up with 5 feet, but I dropped a stroke as I could not complete the up/down.   3rd and 4th holes natural triple bogey setup by poor drives and short approach shots.  Highlights of the round were holes 6, 7, 8 where I went par, bogey, par with both pars I had a GIR and 2 putts. The front nine I finished with a double bogey and I went out with a 49.  At this point I was feeling good at the turn.  I had a good stretch of 3 holes on the front 9 and was optimistic heading into the back nine.  On the 10th hole I struggled to get to the green, but finished with a 15ft 1-putt for a double bogey.  Hole 11 short par 4,  GIR but I could not convert as I had a 3 putt.  Holes 12 through 14 were disasters I picked up on 2 of the holes without finishing (one of the worst feelings ever).   Last 4 holes I was able to recover with bogeys on each except on 18 where I had a GIR but took 4 putts to finish.     

In D flight I actually won 2 skins with pars on 6 and 8  -   payout  $8.00 

 

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