The 2009 Bowling Green experience was great. There were a lot of young faces that I had seen before and some old faces too. The BG team seemed to have it together much better this year. There has been a great deal of hard work and planning going into this event. It was very nice to see the scores posted so quickly. I was in the C group of Intermediates and they did a wonderful job of getting us started on time. There was a hitch at Basil Griffin, there must have been a two inch rainfall on Thursday night and a couple of the holes were under water on Friday afternoon.
The BG team quickly made some changes to four of the holes and got us off within 10 minutes of the scheduled start. It was excellent work.
The Northern Illinois/DISContinuum contingent made a very strong showing at Bowling Green. Nate Day and Taylor Cimala finished in the top 10 in Advanced and Matt Travis and Chris Jordan finished in the Top 50. Pat Barrett finished in second in Intermediate and we had 3 other members finish in the top 50. It has been a pretty brutal winter in and around Chicago. It was nice to come down to Bowling Green and smell the grass growing and the flowers blooming.
Pluses and minuses of the event:
Standing in 4 different lines to receive your player’s pack--
3 day format++++
Sign up at WaBa+++
No addresses of courses in program---
Map in program did not have any directional markings-----
Posting of Scores+++++
Friday and Saturday Night events++++
Over All +++++++++++++
The Bowling Green Experience this year was outstanding, for those of you who stayed away because of past performance of the BG team. Come on back, the BG team hit a home run this year.
On a side note, I had an opportunity to play Cedar Hill in Nashville. What a course. If you are traveling down Interstate 65 take about 3 hours of your time to play Cedar Hill. It is an amazing course and it is only about 2 minutes off the interstate. There are multiple pin placements and concrete tee pads with very nice signage. It still would be nice to play with a local as this course is a b**l buster. There has been a great deal of time spent on the maintenance of this course. It is a treasure.