ET wrote:by crackee, i'll be there. may even play tourney, too.
thanks for dope, augusta poster.
oh, and please tell graham that ET says "hi" and looks forward to seeing him. i remember graham when he was probably in his teens, when he and bill, hmmm, bill, uh, i can't recall his last name (senior moment) ran the augusta classic in '90-'93.
Happy New Year!
brian was kind enough to provide me with the co-TD's name of the early Augusta Classic disc golf tournaments: Walter Clay. Walter still operates a very successful restaurant in augusta, Rae's Coastal Cafe (gawd, i hope that's right!). amazing how similar the names "bill" and "walter" are, wouldn't you agree? d:^]#)
a little bird told me there may be a resurgence of the origional Classic amenitites, i.e., the host hotel being the Partridge Inn! stay tuned.
congrats to $, 1 away from win in open pro.
matthew chipman (now of athens?) took advanced.
advanced masters winner was jack korn (i finished 4th, 4 out of first. a 1 1/2 foot missed putt may have contributed to my undoing, but i hit an 80 footer for a 2 on the final hole, 2nd round, to keep me under 70).
hot round i heard was a 54 by josh childs. smokin'! unconcious! zonin'!
i had lunch with chuck kennedy and helped him move pins between rounds. he's a nice guy and we basically butted heads on target (basket) design and future specifications. i learned chuck's in charge of target design specs for the pdga in 2008, so i consider the lunch to be mutually fruitful. he is certainly most accomplished and adept at playing devil's advocate, especially against the doubting thomas. lively conversation.
the turnout was 44 and tourney results were up on the pdga board only hours (if not minutes) upon completion. nice work by all responsible.
i was disappointed tom monroe had to leave for home on friday, but hope to catch him in b'ham soon.
brian g. also took an earful from me, but was his usual gracious self. a more sensitive, caring and accessable executive director of the pdga would be difficult, if not impossible, to manufacture.
go play the courses at the IDGC when time affords you. i will state that they are not
beginner-friendly, however. more advanced/pro geared. seasoned intermediates would also enjoy the challenges, tho'.
oh, jason allind, another top-shelf individual, TDed the inaugural event.
i was glad to make his aquaintance, too.
the athens, ga contingency came out in numbers. lots more than from atlanta it seemed.
al-in-all, a pleasant days diversion.