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'Tough-It-Out III': The Trans-Atlantic Starter Clubs Uneven Open THIRD EDITION!

Mon, Oct 28 2013 3:55 PM by filmslayer. 614 replies.
  • Corwyn United States
    2,408 Posts
    Wed, Sep 4 2013 11:24 AM

    Overall Leaderboard here    |    Final Wrap-up and Stats Standings here

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    From Corwyn & CerinoDevoti:

    Back, by popular demand!!!

    Tough-It-Out III: The Trans-Atlantic Starter Clubs Uneven Open third edition

    Our defending champion, Hans (Hanswurst72, who hopefully can be persuaded out of retirement to defend his title), managed an extraordinary -6 over 4 rounds in Tough-It-Out I in 2012, and an equally impressive -5 over 4 rounds in Tough-It-Out II in early 2013. So far, he's the only player to have broken par over the 72 hole-format. Can anyone match his achievement this time around?

    The Tough-It-Out concept is all about trying to mimic the hardest conditions in Major Championship golf, and give us a challenge of trying to tackle the toughest U.S. and British Open courses in a manner similar to that faced by the top pros.

    By using Starter Clubs and Balls only, and doing it with Uneven Lies we believe this is the hardest test on WGT, and it's one that's a level playing field (pun intended) for all participants. 

    For a brief while last week, when the latest update produced the 'Blind Unevens' glitch (where you saw only a black-box flat lie grid for every uneven lie), it looked as if we'd have an even harder test to enjoy, lol, so count your blessings, folks, and jump on in for this fun tourney. Remember, you'll be playing alongside a fellow participant (whose time availability matches yours), and so you can share the pain and challenge together!

    Cerino and I firmly believe that Uneven Lies adds greatly to the gameplay on WGT, and that for any of you still waiting to try it out, doing so with Starter Clubs is the best way to learn. After all, Unevens is such a radical change to the gameplay that it demands a fresh start. You simply can't learn it in a handful of rounds.

    It transforms the game from one of dart-throwing, to one where you need to plan ahead, aim for flatter parts of fairways, give due consideration to risk/reward, and putt your lights out just to hang in there. And Uneven Lies also forces you to play shots very similar to those facing the pros in the majors. If you get in trouble, often the best (or only!)  thing to do is to play out sideways. In short, it's more like the game we see the top pros playing four times a year in the Majors on these very same courses.

    By playing it with Starter Clubs and Balls, you change your expectations: making Greens in Regulation becomes the target each hole, and Old Man Par the goal for the round. 

    This tourney will be 4 single-play 18-hole rounds at Oakmont, Royal St. George's, Olympic, and Merion, with set conditions for each. The challenge we're throwing out there is to see how many of the field can end up under par.

    The tourney is open to all tiers and levels. We'll all be using the same clubs, balls, green speeds, and lies. So, no advantage for sandbaggers here!  We really do want to encourage newbies to give it a go. One thing this tourney does well is introduce folks with a positive attitude to each other. It's a great chance for new players to learn from some of the best on WGT, and for the experienced player, a chance to revisit the fun of playing the game without the pressure of needing to make a birdie on almost every hole.

    All rounds need to be completed within the allotted time frame (from the start of one weekend to the end of the next; note overlapping weekends to give maximum time for rounds to be played, and a couple of extra days at the end to deal with any Columbus Day weekend holidays).

    If anyone is up for this challenge, and able to commit to getting your 18-hole round in each week with a playing partner (in other words a 2hr + commitment and with a strong enough internet connection to enable 2-player multiplayer rounds), please sign up here in this thread, and via this link. Any questions, please ask and we'll try to answer.

    SIGN-UPs ARE NOW CLOSED.

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    DETAILS:

    Dates for each Single-Play round:

    Round 1 - start Saturday 14th September, 2013, finish Sunday 22nd September.

    Round 2 - start Saturday 21st September, 2013, finish Sunday 29th September.

    Round 3 - start Saturday 29th September, 2013, finish Sunday 6th October.

    Round 4 - start Saturday 5th October, 2013, finish Monday 14th October.

     

    COURSE SETUP for each round:-

    All rounds are single-play, and should be set with a 90-second timer, StrokePlay, in Practice Mode, with Uneven Lies. Hole locations, Tees, Green speeds and Wind conditions are as follows:

    Round 1 – Oakmont: 18 holes, Easy hole locations, White (Medium) tees, VFast greens, High wind, Uneven Lies. 

    Here is the 1st Round Score Submission link.

    Round 2 – Royal St. George's: 18 holes, Default hole locations, Red (Hard) tees, Fast greens, Low wind, Uneven Lies.

    Here is the 2nd Round Score Submission link.

    Round 3 – Olympic: 18 holes, Default hole locations, Red (Easy) tees, Tourney greens, Moderate wind, Uneven Lies.

    Here is the 3rd Round Score Submission link 

    Round 4 – Merion: 18 holes, Easy hole locations, White (Medium) tees, Fast greens, Moderate wind, Uneven Lies.

    Here is the 4th Round Score Submission link 


    CLUBS: Starter Clubs only (including the Putter) and Starter Ball only.

    The only clubs that can be used are the normal starter set that comes free of charge when you first joined the game. No beginner equipment allowed, including the putter (it is unfair as newer players don't have beginner equipment). Starter Plus clubs will not be allowed either as they are pay-for clubs. 

    PLAYING PARTNERS:

    Rounds must be played in twosomes, single-play. When you post your interest, you MUST fill out the signup form with your availability times so that I can assign playing partners. 

    If you have already participated in one of our prior tourneys, and your playing times are the same, then please indicate this on the sign-up form. You'll be saving yourself and me quite a bit of time! Thanks! Check the availability grids here: Tough-It-Out II, or Shiner's UEL Tourney

    We'd love to have players play in pairings just like a real Open, ideally with leaders together "on the weekend" but the latter may be ambitious. Do note, though, that we won't have a cut. We want everyone to have the chance to experience the fun of Starters on all of these toughest courses. If you're up for this challenge, you deserve to get the full 4 rounds! (If it's all too much pain, please Withdraw formally via a post in this thread… don't just disappear. Thanks!)

    POSTING SCORES:

    Please note these requirements for the tourney: As well as final Front 9 & Back 9 scorecard snapshots, you'll need to remember to take full screen shots on your 2nd shot on any of the last five holes, as well as on the Green, to verify Uneven Lies, and other conditions. (It might be prudent to take one on the 1st fairway as well, so you've got one in reserve in case you forget later.) Also, please note, you'll need to include stats tabs screenshots as well in order to be eligible for special prizes. [Example screenshots and full instructions are given below in the post below]

    It is also OK to take a greenshot in Chip view mode to verify uneven lies. And a 'bag shot' is ideal.

    1 posting error = official warning
    2 posting errors = 1 shot penalty
    3 posting errors = 2 shot penalty
    4 posting errors = DNF (did not finish)

    EDIT: please note these guidelines for interrupted rounds:http://www.wgt.com/forums/p/147933/1005395.aspx#1005395

    Also, please do share your playing experiences in this thread! It adds immensely to the fun of the tourney if we can share details of our rounds. Thanks!

    Score Submission Links will be posted here: R1 :: R2 :: R3 :: R4

    Here is the 1st Round Score Submission link. (Oakmont)

    Here is the 2nd Round Score Submission link. (Royal St. George's)

    Here is the 3rd Round Score Submission link (Olympic)

    Here is the 4th Round Score Submission link (Merion)

    HERE IS THE OVERALL LEADERBOARD, with tabs for all the special prizes.

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    PLAYERS: Open to all tiers, all levels. 

    We'd like to get as big a field as possible, but most of all we want committed players who will get their games arranged and played each week. So, please spread the word amongst Friends and CC members. Deadline for Entries: September 12, 2013. [Edit: 9/13: Sign-ups are now closed.]  

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    Edit: 9/13 - 1st round score submission links added

    Edit: 9/20 - 2nd round score submission links added 

    Edit: 9/27 - 3rd round score submission links added 

    Edit: 10/5 - 4th round score submission links added 

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  • Corwyn United States
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    Wed, Sep 4 2013 11:24 AM

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    PRIZES: 

    Tourney organizers are covering the main prizes, which are as follows:

    1st place: 3,00 credit purchases in the Pro Shop   
    2nd place: 2,000 credit purchases in the Pro Shop  
    3rd place: 1,000 credit purchases in the Pro Shop  

     

    Here is the list of Special Prizes: A Huge Thank You to all our Prize Sponsors!!!

    (please note, to help encourage continued participation in the tourney by all players, some special prizes have restrictions. Asterixed prizes below are subject to the following condition: anyone placing in the top 3 prizes above is only eligible for 50% of the prize. The remaining 50% will go to the highest placed player not otherwise winning a prize.) 

    1. Most Greens in Regulation (1,000 credit purchases in the Pro Shop; ***)

    2. Closest Ave. Distance to the Pin  (1,000 credit purchases in the Pro Shop; ***) [note this condition]

    3. Lowest final score among players Master tier or below (1 player wins a new set of irons of player's choice; sponsor: bhoese; condition: no 'multis' allowed!)

    4. "No-3-putt" throughout all 72 holes of the tourney (1 sleeve of balls of players choice. If only 1 player manages this feat, they win 2 sleeves! sponsor: bhoese).

    5. Greatest Improvement (relative to par) throughout the tourney (from Rnd 1-4 and from TIO2 to TIO3) (Two players in this category win a sleeve of balls of their choice, one who shows the greatest improvement from Rnd1-4 in this tourney, and one who shows greatest improvement in overall score relative to par from TIO2 to TIO3; sponsor: jlucky3333) [calculation of biggest improvement in percentage by comparison of % over par in 1st round against % over par for 72 holes; and TIO2 total against TIO3 4-round total]

    6. Most Birdies across whole tourney (goes to next placed player not already in top 3 places): (1 player wins a sleeve of balls of their choice; sponsor: jlucky3333) [tie-breaker will be most eagles, and then most birdies on non-par3 holes]

    7. Least Bogies or Worse across whole tourney (goes to next placed player not already in top 3 places): (1 player wins a sleeve of balls of their choice; sponsor jlucky3333[tie-breaker will be least number of double-bogies or worse]

    8Closest to the Pin winner on the Par 3 13th at the Olympic Club (Round 3). (1 sleeve of Callaway Hex Chrome balls valued at 325 credits or less: sponsor BigInigoMontoya] (please note conditions/instructions in this post)

    9. Lowest 4 round final score with an overall GIR of 50% or less (or, If no one eligible, 60% or less.) (1 player wins a virtual Wedge of players choice. Restricted to a player outside the top 3, and who has not won another prize [or if they have, chooses to prefer this prize].  sponsor: ColumbusStorm).

    10. Longest total distance of putts made across whole tourney (1 player wins a sleeve of choice; note winner will need to post their Putting stats tab each round to be eligible; and an extra sleeve if the player manages to exceed the winning total achieved by Woodoworkery in TIO2, a stunning 441.67 ft across the 4 rounds: see Putting stats post at the bottom of this page; sponsor: Corwyn).

    11. Overall score under par across whole tourney (player(s) win a sleeve of balls of their choice if they can end up under par after 72 holes; sponsor Hanswurst72)

    12. Score under par in Round 4 (player(s) win a sleeve of balls of their choice if they can end up under par @ Merion in Round 4; sponsor Hanswurst72)

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    Ben (bhoese) has kindly offered to sponsor some more prizes, these ones specific to Royal St. George's. One condition to apply to all of these awards: only players completing whole tourney are eligible. Prizes will be awarded at end of tourney.

    13. Longest putt made at RSG (1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

    14. Greatest improvement relative to par from R1 to R2 (1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

    15. Any Eagle at RSG: (1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

    16. CTTH competition at #12: Post screenshot showing closest-to-the-hole location after your 2nd shot on this hole, and replay links would be great too. (1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

    17. Longest drive hit at RSG(1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese) Driving stats tab will prove longest drive, but do tell us which hole you got it on, and share the replay if you can grab it!

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    Ben (bhoese) has kindly offered to sponsor a couple more prizes, these ones specific to our 3rd Round at Olympic. Same condition applies to these awards: only players completing whole tourney are eligible. Prizes will be awarded at end of tourney.

    18. Best GIR at Olympic [with tie-breaker of best Ave.Distance to the Pin] ](1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

    19. Most Consistently Close to the Hole at OlympicHighest total from this calculation: (30-Ave.Distance to Pin) * GIR, which will reward closest to hole average as well. (1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

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    Ben (bhoese) has kindly offered to sponsor some more prizes, these ones specific to our final round at Merion. One condition to apply to all of these awards: only players completing whole tourney are eligible. Prizes will be awarded at end of tourney.

    20. Any Eagle at Merion: (1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

    21. Birdie on #18: (1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

    22. CTTH competition at #5: Post screenshot showing closest-to-the-hole location after your 2nd shot on this hole, and replay links would be great too. (1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

    and, for fun... 2 prizes to be judged by the organizers based on screenshots provided in the thread (organizers decision is final):

    23. Worst Lie  factoring in upslope vs. downslope, severity of sideslope, burial % and rough/sand/fescue/brush. Screenshots should be taken with the aimer at the default position. (1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

    24. Best Save: to be judged similarly - the difficulty of the worst situation on the way to a par. Screenshots should be taken with the aimer at the default position, and replays of the resulting shot will be needed too.(1 sleeve of balls of players choice. sponsor: bhoese)

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    20. The High Score (Tough-It-Out) Prize (1,000 credits to the highest 72-hole score, in recognition of the major accomplishment of toughing-it-out through the hardest conditions on WGT, and managing to set pride aside to finish regardless of one's score. sponsor: gsprink)


    We can still add other prizes, for each course, throughout the tourney, so if you are inclined to sponsor something, let us know!

     

    Note: in the event of ties for any of the placings, we'll follow the WGT approach to resolving them, essentially, best scores for the last 9 holes etc. (So, for the special prizes, it will be best score for last round, then penultimate round, in the event of a tied placing.) WGT rules in full are here: http://www.wgt.com/help.aspx#ties [Needless to say, organizers decision will be final should one be needed]

    Please note: to be eligible for prizes, you will need to submit full and complete score posts, with the statistical data tabs, for each round.

     

    Here is the Current Leaderboard

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    Edit: bhoese's prizes added 9/4 11pm
    Edit: jlucky3333 & BigInigoMontoya's prizes added 9/10 10pm 
    Edit: ColumbusStorm's prize added 9/12 6:30pm 
    Edit: Corwyn's putting prize added 9/14 2:40pm 
    Edit: Hans' under par prizes added 9/20 3:40pm
    Edit: bhoese's RSG prizes added 9/22 6am
    Edit: bhoese's Olympic prizes added 9/28 2pm 
    Edit: gsprink's High Score (Tough-It-Out) prize added 9/30 3:30pm
    Edit: bhoese's Merion prizes added 10/6 8am  

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  • Corwyn United States
    2,408 Posts
    Wed, Sep 4 2013 11:24 AM

    <reserved for Playing Partner info>

    ***** Quick note re communication: to help the smooth running of the tourney, please check this first page regularly. Edit notes will tell you what's been updated. Thanks!  ******

    PLAYERS:

    We have now closed sign-ups following the 9/12 deadline; here are the 32 participants:

    CorwynCerinoDevotibhoeseKurtsbufordoneeyedjohnColumbusStorm

    hyena64Timbo1984LegaciDAZZA501GEHL13hobbe95Macduff10gsprink

    seemorehairdeedles77MatildaIgalyfilmslayerGolfingJManLOLserverbfghd

    Geagle1togemagWesdogg75jlucky3333ljbastBogieZedfredsf

    chrisironsbonesBigInigoMontoyaunclenewyJayO92

     

    PLAYER PAIRINGS:

    This post explains how player pairings will work. The idea behind filling out the detailed entry form with all the hourly radio buttons to click is that we get an accurate picture of when everyone can play, and then we are paired together with players whose times really do overlap. Yes, it feels like a lot of work to get through the form initially, but trust me, it speeds everything up in the long run.


    (please note: just as with a Major, we will keep the same player pairings for Rounds 1 & 2, unless switches are needed, and then pair up for rounds 3 & 4 based as closely as possible on leaderboard position.) 

    First, please check the Time Availability spreadsheet online(Depending on what size it displays in your browser, you might need to adjust the View settings.)
    Make sure that the times showing for you are correct. This is very important!!!

    Here's an example: right-click to enlarge to enlarge this sample pic

    The time boxes you clicked on in the entry form have been conditionally formatted to show in Green for your YES's, and in Yellow for Possible times you can play. (Red is NO, not available). Based on the time zone you gave, everyone's grid has been adjusted to UTC time, which are the times in the column headings... However, in the Green boxes, I've retained a note of the time, in your local time, to make it easier for you to tell when it actually is!

    So, in this example, deedles and I have an availability overlap weekdays from 4-7pm UTC (deedles' 12-3pm on the East Coast of the U.S., and my 9am-noon in California).

    Find your own player pairing in the spreadsheet, note the overlapping availability times (hopefully in Green, sometimes in Yellow), and take it from there... 

    Hopefully, this will be easy to understand. Any questions, please ask in the thread.

     

    PLAYER PAIRINGS FOR ROUNDS 1:

    Corwyn & deedles77

    Wesdogg75 & gsprink

    Kurtsbuford & Legaci

    BogieZed & CerinoDevoti

    BigInigoMontoya & bhoese

    fredsf & bfghd 

    Geagle1 & ColumbusStorm

    ljbast & seemorehair

    GolfingJMan & Timbo1984

    chrisironsbones & togemag  (WD)  togemag to play with jlucky3333 instead

    jlucky3333 & LOLserver (WD)  jlucky3333 to play with Marker togemag instead

    Macduff10 & filmslayer

    MatildaIgaly & DAZZA501

    hyena64 & hobbe95

    oneeyedjohn & JayO92

    GEHL13 & unclenewy

     

     

    Here is the 1st Round Score Submission link (Oakmont).

    Sadly, LOLserver had to withdraw, so James will play with a marker instead.

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    PLAYER PAIRINGS FOR ROUND 2: here's a new sheet of Time Availability

    already played:

    hyena64 & hobbe95

    Geagle1 & ColumbusStorm

    remaining to play:

    Corwyn & deedles77 (scheduled for Wed AM PST)

    Kurtsbuford & Legaci

    BogieZed & CerinoDevoti (scheduled for Tue PM/eve EST)

    BigInigoMontoya & bhoese

    fredsf & bfghd

    ljbast & seemorehair

    Macduff10 & filmslayer

    MatildaIgaly & DAZZA501

    oneeyedjohn & JayO92

    new pairings:

    togemag gsprink

    Wesdogg75 & marker ... or with one of the following:

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    3rd Round Pairings:

    All details are on this new sheet of Time Availability

    Please do use this new sheet, as several players' availability has shifted this week.

    Corwyn & DAZZA501

    unclenewy & Kurtsbuford  [edit: this is a change since this morning!]

    CerinoDevoti  & Legaci  [edit: this is a change since this morning!]

    bhoese & jlucky3333

    BigInigoMontoya & ColumbusStorm

    JayO92 & GolfingJMan

    hobbe95 & MatildaIgaly

    fredsf & oneeyedjohn

    bfghd & Wesdogg75

    filmslayer & togemag   

    Geagle1 & hyena64

    deedles77 & ljbast

    seemorehair & BogieZed 

    Macduff10 (with marker on her return from California: probably ljbast)

    Here is the 3rd Round Score Submission link (Olympic). 

    gsprink WD

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    4th Round Pairings: Merion

    All details are on this new sheet of Time Availability

    Please do use this new sheet, as a couple of players' availability has shifted this week. I marked for James last night and his internet connection was fine, so I'm hoping it will work to assign him a real partner this week. James, please let Inigo and us know if there are any hiccups.

    Corwyn & bhoese  

    unclenewy & CerinoDevoti

    DAZZA501 & MatildaIgaly

    hobbe95  & Kurtsbuford  

    ColumbusStorm  & Legaci 

    BigInigoMontoya &  jlucky3333

    JayO92 & GolfingJMan

    fredsf & Wesdogg75 (I'm hoping Fred is not serious about WDing, as he PMd me!)

    Macduff10  & filmslayer 

    oneeyedjohn & togemag   

    Geagle1 & seemorehair 

    hyena64 & ljbast

    deedles77 & BogieZed 

    bfghd WD? (there's been no response or sign of profile activity from Matt all week. Hope all is OK?)

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    Round 4 – Merion: 18 holes, Easy hole locations, White (Medium) tees, Fast greens, Moderate wind, Uneven Lies.

    Here is the 4th Round Score Submission link (Merion)


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    What You Will Need to Do:

    1. Look at the Time Availability spreadsheet online. Find your Pairing, and see the times that overlap. The best ones will be where both of you are showing YES. Choose a day and time to suggest.

    2. Send a Friend Request to your playing partner

    3. Wall Post them to explain the Friend Request and schedule a time. For example:

    "Tough-It-Out III"
    We're paired together for this tourney. My best time to play that overlaps with yours is xxxx UTC (or xxx your time, xxxx my time). 

    4. Please DO NOT just plan on catching your partner with a Green light. This is not a reliable way to get your game in!

    5. Any problems connecting, make sure and post them in this thread asap. We have plenty of people willing to be markers if needed (but do really try and connect with your playing partner first). I'll be looking to see signs of step 2 & 3 activity above. 

    6. Play golf!!! (and take and post your screenshots, see info below). And yes, it is OK to split up your 18 holes into 2 sets of 9 (just make sure you take all necessary screenshots for both halves).

    Thanks, and have fun!!!

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    Edit: added initial player list 9/8 4am // updated: 9/10 10pm

    Edit: player list finalized 9/13 5:30am following 9/12 deadline. Please expect Player Pairings and Time Availability Chart later today.

    Edit: Player Pairings and Time Availability Chart are now live. 9/13 6pm

    Edit: Player Pairings and new Time Availability Chart for Round 2 added. 9/24 3:30pm

    Edit: Player Pairings and new Time Availability Chart for Round 3 added. 9/30 8am with one change at 11:30am.

    Edit: switched OeJ, Mac, and fredsf pairings around for Round 3. 10/2 10am

    Edit: Player Pairings and new Time Availability Chart for Round 4 added. 10/6 8am/11pm

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  • Corwyn United States
    2,408 Posts
    Wed, Sep 4 2013 11:24 AM

    <reserved for Screenshot requirements & examples>

    ***** Also, just a reminder to switch out your Starters after your rounds back to your fancy clubs. We don't want anyone finding themselves under-equipped in a high-stakes Ready-Go...  *******

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    SCORECARD AND SCREENSHOT POSTING GUIDELINES:

    As well as final Front 9 & Back 9 scorecard snapshots, you'll need to remember to take full screen shots on your 2nd shot on any of the last five holesas well as on the Green, to verify Uneven Lies, and other conditions.

    Video recording is an acceptable form of proof of game conditions. Please make sure the recording is legible, and bear in mind the caveats noted in this post.
     

    SCREENSHOT EXAMPLES

    Here's what you'll need to capture from your rounds:

    Approach shot (from 18th, or any of the last 5 holes):

    Green shot (from 18th, or any of the last 5 holes):

    [or Green shot in Chip view mode, which will mean only one of above 2 shots are needed; please also get 'bag' shot at same time to show all starter clubs]

    PLUS Scorecard (Front and Back 9):

    ... and, in order to be eligible for special prizes, you must include Stats showing Greens in Regulation and Distance to the Pin, and for Longest Putts Made prize, the Putting tab, and for Longest Drive prize, the Driving tab (and hey, since it's fascinating reading, just go ahead and include the full stats set!)

    Examples below (from prior tourney setup, different conditions):

    You can paste them all together as I've done here (using a photo-editing program), or have them as separate images. Please only resize down for forum posting to 450px width: please also retain ability for us to right-click open image to see in legible size. And please also leave the pics active: don't delete them from your photo-service account too soon! Thanks!

    If you can capture the Bag as I've done here (hover over bag before screengrab), then that's best of all as it verifies the full set of Starters. 

    If anyone's having difficulties with finding a photo-hosting service online, I highly recommend: http://img.acianetmedia.com

     

    ***** ALSO, PLEASE NOTE: Disconnections are highly possible during your round, and because Uneven Lies is in practice mode, the game won't be saved, and you'll have to restart. Do consider grabbing card and stats shots during the round, especially after front9, and even card shots after each hole, in case you get cut off, and have to try and pick up later. Proposed rulings in the event of disconnects are here.  ******

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  • Corwyn United States
    2,408 Posts
    Wed, Sep 4 2013 11:25 AM

    <reserved... for anything else I didn't think of, lol>

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  • CerinoDevoti United States
    3,198 Posts
    Wed, Sep 4 2013 1:20 PM

    Well it's on again folks. Call out the friends and enemies and join us in playing these 4 courses as they were designed to be played. The old courses were designed to be played with some pretty old clubs so the starters do a very good job of replicating the shots needed to get around in par or better. We like to show what the conditions will be so some practice can be gotten in and some feel developed by those that only dabble in UL. Playing in pairs for verification as well as fun and friendship can be very beneficial as you play. Using like clubs the first to hit can call out the shot in chat so the second can evaluate the shot and make adjustments.  Working together to fight against course defenses is crucial in this format. If your used to throwing darts over everything the courses have to defend themselves this Tourney is going to show you everything you've missed along the way. It's hard and sometimes very frustrating but if you've watched any US or British Opens, that's the way it's supposed to be.

    We offer prizes of modest accommodation but the most important thing for us is that everyone has some fun playing old time golf and perhaps meets some new friends to carry on after the Tourney. Corwyn and I met this way and we've carried on playing together for nearly 2 years.When signing up please take care to fill out the forms regarding playing times. Corwyn has an amazing system to pair players together but it only works if we're all honest about our playing time availabilities and honor them once the Tourney begins.

    Good Luck, Have Fun and play with Pride.

    ~CD~

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  • oneeyedjohn Iceland
    8,795 Posts
    Wed, Sep 4 2013 5:29 PM

    signed up...I think

     

    1i

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  • bhoese United States
    679 Posts
    Wed, Sep 4 2013 8:23 PM

    Woohoo!  Count me in!

    I'll sponsor the prize for lowest total score by any player at Master tier or below.  That player will win the iron set of his or her choice.  I know Corwyn hopes to see more lower-tiered players, especially those who have extensive experience with starter equipment.  Terms and conditions:  No multis!

    I'll also sponsor a sleeve of balls for anybody who can get through all 72 holes without a 3-putt.  If only one player makes it, 2 sleeves for that player. 

    To all players who haven't toughed it out before:  You might be thinking "this looks complicated and scary".   It's not!  Corwyn and Cerino do an excellent job of running things.  It looks like a ton of rules only because these guys have thought of everything.  Ain't enough O's in smooth to describe how this tournament is run.  Plus, your competitors (co-participants, really) are always willing to help with screenshots and all that stuff.  It's easy, fun, and free.  

     

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  • Corwyn United States
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    Wed, Sep 4 2013 10:43 PM

    Wonderful!

    John, David, and Ben: it's great to have all 3 of you back again. This feels like a reunion, lol!

    We also have Kurtsbuford, and ColumbusStorm, who've filled out the signup form already. Welcome back Kurt and Russ!

    And Ben, that is so generous of you. Thank you so much! I was fortunate to be the recipient last time around of your Iron Set prize, so I can definitely vouch that this is a great prize for some lucky lower-tier player.

    Any of you rising stars out there looking for a chance to earn a great prize to take you to Legend, this is where the action is! Dust off those starter clubs, unless you're still using them, and come and join the toughest test there is on WGT... and still have a great time!

    And thank you too Ben for sponsoring the No-3-Putt award too. Last time around Cerino was our winner in that category, putting on a masterclass in the final round of lag putting, so anxious was he to avoid any risk of a 3-putt; he somehow achieved a total distance of putts made of only 24-odd feet for 18 holes, with a longest putt made of 4.3ft. 

    Ben: thank you as well for your very kind final words. Yes, folks, I really don't mean to make this tourney sound scary. We are just trying to cover all the bases. Easy, fun, and free is certainly the intent!

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