I saturated my average and
played hundreds of rounds on Kiawah back nine to attain Legend, Tour
Legend and finally Champion. Since I own the club I set the back nine on
the easiest possible settings, wind, hole placement, length and green
speed, which for me was Very Fast.
This is exactly where WGT went wrong; by allowing red tees to be be
included in "average" and stat calculations. Possibly the biggest
mistake.....by I am sure it was designed this way to keep some players
by boosting their egos.
A quick look through your score history, off normal tees (assuming
most CC Tourneys are off baby tees) your average would be closer to 70,
and a long way off TL or Champion.
Yes you have bragging rights, but as soon as many red tee champs
(still takes skill to score well) come up to default tees, they look
like a fish out of water.
My recommendation to any player is earn your stripes by playing default conditions, not by getting it from a cornflakes packet.
Many will never attain the average necessary to move up, and that's a
fact. Stock balls, stock clubs yada yada, are always upgraded to better
and better to shorten/slow down/and control shot making. You're
absolutely right that the length of holes becomes somewhat intimidating
teeing off from the other hemisphere. WGT knows people's natural
inclination to compete and you as a player will upgrade in order to
compete, especially in the WGT tourneys.
Many of your stats, ranked rounds, show you play many tournaments at
your club and I'm guessing probably not from the next hemisphere, unless
you enjoy torturing yourself?
So, you earned your stripes by using stock balls, stock clubs and playing from long holes? No, you didn't.
The Cosa Nostra 500 appears
to be a your preference these days. Could you tell me the settings your Directors set on that particular tourney? I see you normally shoot around 29 or 30
on that 9 hole tourney. That's not great, but not too shabby.
I also see you use top of the line equipment.
TaylorMade R1 Super TP 8.0 White Driver (OBAN shaft) Not a shabby
driver, tad expensive though, but hey I'm sure it helps with those
longer holes and that shock you speak of.
I see you use the Nike 20XI-XRZN L61 starting at 500 credits a
sleeve. I'm sure that's of no help either because of your awesomely
Nike Forged irons. Ya, those are some cheap irons.
The very best equipment, or just about, that anyone can get and
you're going to pound your chest and tell me you earned your stripes the
good ole fashioned way hahaha. Ya. alright, whatever!!!!