In the spirit of The Year Of Reap, it’s time for the state of Ohio to do what Ryan Day has no interest in doing, and beat Michigan.
Or maybe you’re still seething about Michigan’s loss in the Battle of Toledo (LOL) and would like to finally avenge that loss (LMAO).
In collaboration with @Manhattan, I’d like to announce the first edition of the Rust Belt Rumble, a Ryder Cup style team event pitting @OhioAgainstTheWorld against @FreshCoastFlock. We haven’t put ink to paper on the format yet, but there will likely be some alt shot, some best ball, and singles match play. We’d like to do 36 holes, but have left the possibility of only doing 27 open, depending on the number of players we have, daylight, etc.
I’m working on securing a course for the day, but it will definitely be in the NW Ohio/SE Michigan area this year. If there are enough people wanting to come from far enough away that they’ll need a hotel or airbnb, I can try to help with arrangements for that or reserve a block of rooms. I will also be trying to keep the cost as low as possible, especially with this coming only a few weeks before the Findlay event, so there likely won’t be any big fancy tee gifts this year, but I am going to try to get some companies involved to help the costs and trying to have something for everyone to take home. On a related note, if any of you have the skills to do a logo, I have a design in mind but no ability to do it. RyanNas has previously helped with these things, but my DM is unanswered and he doesn’t seem to be using the refuge anymore. I have a friend taking a crack at it, but getting a couple options would be nice.
Any questions or concerns, please reach out here or privately. Matt of FCF, myself, and Joe all agree we’d like see our event participation numbers increase this year, so the first step of that is planning fun events that people want to come to, and I think we are going to have a good one here for anyone that wants to come out.