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9 hours ago, BreakfastBall15 said:

This is pretty cool. No clue it existed. If I can get my game together where I’m not a complete embarrassment I’ll sign up for a few events

I have a blast playing VGA events and I'm a 25 handicap. No embarassment at all. You play with guys that have a similar handicap. 

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8 minutes ago, milledon said:

I have a blast playing VGA events and I'm a 25 handicap. No embarassment at all. You play with guys that have a similar handicap. 

That is awesome to hear. I’ll definitely have to sign up for an event soon! 

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Just played yesterday. There were 6 holes that I completely blew up on. I think I shot a 95 which is high, but I don’t care. The company was awesome! I had a blast and probably drank one too much. For me it’s about the group, not the competition. My six blow up holes consisted of a 7, a 9, a 7, a 5, another 5, and a 7. I had 7 pars and 5 bogeys; no birdies. My putting was 1.8 strokes per hole. Not that I’m keeping track. 
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15 hours ago, Erin B said:

Just played yesterday. There were 6 holes that I completely blew up on. I think I shot a 95 which is high, but I don’t care. The company was awesome! I had a blast and probably drank one too much. For me it’s about the group, not the competition. My six blow up holes consisted of a 7, a 9, a 7, a 5, another 5, and a 7. I had 7 pars and 5 bogeys; no birdies. My putting was 1.8 strokes per hole. Not that I’m keeping track. 
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What course did you play? Good turn out?

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18 minutes ago, GolfSpy_SHARK said:

What course did you play? Good turn out?

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VGA Wyoming admin saw that the weather was going to be good so they reached out to Pelican Lakes and asked for as many groupings that they could get. Unfortunately they only could get 16. It will be like this for the next month or so until the weather gets better, but these rounds are unscheduled so I applaud VGA Wyoming for trying to get events like this scheduled.

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On 2/28/2024 at 8:56 PM, CharlieGrisham said:

Trust me, if you haven’t missed a 1ft putt, you’ve not played in the vga.  You won’t be an embarrassment around us

This is so excruciatingly true, it makes me fake laugh to hide real pain.......

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well...I signed up today and plan to play events in the Syracuse area! WOOHOO.

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Had our first outing for the year at Salish Cliffs in Shelton, WA last weekend. 52 players in mid-40 degree weather with 700% chance of rain, and we got it. Great day overall, not a great round, but what kind of an omen is cracking your driver head on the practice tees anyway.  Good group, some laughs and some ... incredulous moments as well. Course is in great condition, even being as soggy as it was from the consistent rain and cold weather we've had.

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I signed up for the VGA events to be held on May 4 and 5 at Drumlins East (Private Course/Syracuse Univ) and Green Lakes. Any others playing here?

I decided to hold off on registering for others to see how well the events are run. Does anyone have experience with events in NY?

Thanks!

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All you guys in the NE Region- This is gonna be one helluva event. 2-day Ryder cup style event pitting us against First Responders? Sign me up....TWICE! While the VGA still has open spots available and our squad has enough to compete if we ended at 16 players, the First Responder team is having a hard time filling their squad. I just spoke with the NY VGA director and he made it clear that this event is open to ALL first responders, not just NYPD/FDNY personnel. All that said- If you guys know of a First Responder willing to play, get this flyer over to them.

 

Cant speak to them in the universal language of a$$ whipping if they don't show up.....

 

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Wish I was in the area. I'll be playing down at Streamsong that weekend.  Hope the field fills.

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  • Wedges - Mizuno T20 Ion blue 52/9 & 56/14, N.S. Pro Modus3 S-flex
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  • 4 weeks later...

Just signed up and hoping to play my first event during Military May. I am on my 2nd year playing on the Amateur Players Tour (APT) and love it. I had always played some golf since I was young; but, only 5x a year. Wasted a lot of prime golf years playing softball until I was 45, 3 of the years on the All-Navy softball team. Once I finally gave up a bat for clubs, I became a total golf addict. Rarely going two days without playing or practicing indoor or outdoor. 8 years ago I was a 23+ handicap and two years ago was able to get it in single digits and decided I wanted to experience tournament play. And I love it. Meeting new people and not realizing how different it is in that format has ignited my competitiveness. Can't wait to play some VGA events and connect with other veterans. If anyone is from the Philly-Lancaster-Harrisburg area, reach out and maybe we'll see each other out there!

 

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Well I got onto the Bethpage Black waiting list....I was on and registering as soon as it opened and still got wait listed. CRAZY!

Time to start looking locally now. MA did not have to much as of last week

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I just saw this and there's some stuff here in Minnesota.  I may have to look into it.  I stopped playing hockey a few years ago and miss the Warriors hockey locker room atmosphere.  Is this for all vets or just combat wounded and disabled like Warriors hockey?  

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39 minutes ago, MN_Hacker said:

I just saw this and there's some stuff here in Minnesota.  I may have to look into it.  I stopped playing hockey a few years ago and miss the Warriors hockey locker room atmosphere.  Is this for all vets or just combat wounded and disabled like Warriors hockey?  

All vet friend 

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1 minute ago, GolfSpy_SHARK said:

All vet friend 

Thanks.  I have a buddy that wasn't able to play with the Warriors with me, but he is a vet, and we could do this together. 

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12 hours ago, Hitides04 said:

Just signed up and hoping to play my first event during Military May. I am on my 2nd year playing on the Amateur Players Tour (APT) and love it. I had always played some golf since I was young; but, only 5x a year. Wasted a lot of prime golf years playing softball until I was 45, 3 of the years on the All-Navy softball team. Once I finally gave up a bat for clubs, I became a total golf addict. Rarely going two days without playing or practicing indoor or outdoor. 8 years ago I was a 23+ handicap and two years ago was able to get it in single digits and decided I wanted to experience tournament play. And I love it. Meeting new people and not realizing how different it is in that format has ignited my competitiveness. Can't wait to play some VGA events and connect with other veterans. If anyone is from the Philly-Lancaster-Harrisburg area, reach out and maybe we'll see each other out there!

 

Welcome to the tour!

I could play golf every day and learn something new each round. 

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@VGA MA State Director I see Lebaron Hills - Lakeville for Friday May 10th, any idea when that registration will open up? Looking to lock in some tournaments. 

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14 hours ago, MN_Hacker said:

I just saw this and there's some stuff here in Minnesota.  I may have to look into it.  I stopped playing hockey a few years ago and miss the Warriors hockey locker room atmosphere.  Is this for all vets or just combat wounded and disabled like Warriors hockey?  

This is for all Vets and their family. Hands down one of the best things I've done in my life as far as hobby's. 

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FW- Callaway UW 17*/VA Composites Nemesys 7X

4H- Paradym Super Hybrid/Ventus Velo Blue 8X

5-AW- Apex 21 $-Taper 120S Blackout- (almost time for a new set of something....)

Spoons- Vokey Jet Black SM9 50.08 F/54.10 S/58.08 M Jet Black/Accra iWedge Tour (Until the SM10's drop)

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On 4/11/2024 at 10:41 AM, GolfSpy_SHARK said:

Well I got onto the Bethpage Black waiting list....I was on and registering as soon as it opened and still got wait listed. CRAZY!

Lemme know if you do make it down to that - I'm less than a half hour from Bethpage Park!

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3 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

Lemme know if you do make it down to that - I'm less than a half hour from Bethpage Park!

I will! I should have signed up for Red and Black and seen if I got into either, hind sight 20/20!

 

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