And now for something completely different......mini-golf!

And now for something completely different......mini-golf!

dl_leonine
dl_leonine
Dec 5, 2016, 12:06 PM |
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...indeed, it is time for something completely different.  The goal of this series is to put my USCF tournament history online, but I did a lot more than just play chess.  Through the late 80's and part of the 90's, I also competed in martial arts tournaments and, believe it or not, mini golf.  I never got serious about joining the APA (Amateaur Putters Association), but I did play in a league in Goldsboro, NC.  I was, much like I am in chess now, one of those players that was good enough to be respected by the top flight players, but not good enough to be a consistent threat to them.  There was; however, one day, where I played completely over my head.  I present that to you now.  At the time of this writing, BTW, I was in the process of moving and found this scoresheet mixed in with some old papers.

Normally, we would have a 3 round stroke play tournament on Wed nights alternating between the 2 courses.  Then, at the end of the season, there would be a 2 day City Championship.  Saturday would be an 8 round stroke play (4 rounds on each course) tournament followed by a double elimination 36 hole match play tournament on Sunday.  Normally, I would finish behind all the pro players and ahead of all the amateaur players, but as I said before, there was that one year...it was September 1993.  A little out of sequence with these tournament posts, but not to far off.

Course 1, Rounds 1-4 (Par on every hole is 2, 18 for the half and 36 for the round).  And yes, I DID shoot 11 on the front 9 in round 3!

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18    
Round 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 16 2 2 3 2 1 1 2 2 4 19 35
Round 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 15 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 14 29
Round 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 11 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 16 27
Round 4 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 15 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 2 17 32

 

At the half, I was actually tied for first at 21 under par and got to play Course 2 in the final group.  Unfortunately though, while I would shoot every round under par (a first for me for 8 rounds), I would fall off the "professional" pace and slide back into 5th.  Still though, a very respectable showing....

Course 2, Rounds 5-8

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18    
Round 5 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 16 3 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 18 34
Round 6 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 19 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 16 35
Round 7 2 2 2 5 2 2 1 2 1 19 2 1 2 2 2 3 1 1 2 16 35
Round 8 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 14 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 15 29

 

Here were the final standings.  "(a)" indicates non-APA/PPA players and all ties were broken for seeding into the next day's match play tournament.

1 Keith W 246 -42
1 Dave P 246 -42
3 Freddy P 247 -41
4 Bill H 251 -37
5 Evan W (a) 256 -32
5 Chuck N 256 -32
7 Robbie H 265 -23
8 Blossom H 266 -22
9 Curt T 271 -17
10 Sandra T (a) 277 -11
10 Kenny G 277 -11
12 Matt P (a) 279 -9
12 Mike P (a) 279 -9
14 Mildred W (a) 297 9
15 Eulala H (a) 300 12

 

In the 36 hole match play section, I would lose round 1 to Matt, but come back through the loser's bracket and eventually lose to Freddy one round before qualifying for the top 4.  Unfortunately, I don't have the brackets for the tournament.