What’s the protocol for not being able to get a match scheduled?
Any chance of getting one scheduled shortly after the deadline with the understanding it’ll make the next window slightly smaller?
Maybe on the 17th? Schedules and distance don’t mesh
If you can confirm the 17th with the understanding of trying to get back on track for your next match then I say go for it.
Slow death by bogeys today at Oberlin for @Jet1329 in our vengeance rematch. Back and forth all day out here on the fastest greens I’ve seen since joining in fall of 2021. Never got to more than 2 up despite the 17 strokes being given. Lost a lot of shots around the greens but closed out on 18 for 2-1? I’m new to Match play so my extremely worthy opponent will have to confirm that final. Feeling slightly scummy with way I’m playing vs the 20 cap but still shot a 99. Super enjoyable round out there today with @Browcoww77 amd @Jet1329 on one of the nicest weather days we’ve had this year.
In a match that neither of us had our best stuff I defeated @Natet00 3&2 at Delaware Golf Club on Saturday. Too many penalty shots and some lack of course knowledge was ultimately Nate’s downfall, 1st time for both of us playing there. A good battle and good company.
Yesterday, @vsquared64 and I had are highly anticipated elimination round match at Losantiville CC (s/o @Cramptcm s, an awesome host as always). I took a quick 1-up lead after an eagle on 1 to beat Vin’s birdie, things started to quickly cool off for me as I proceeded to bogey 6 of the remaining 8 holes on the front, leading to him taking a firm 3-up lead after a barrage of steady, professional pars.
Then, the literal and metaphorical heat started to kick in. Vin hit a gorgeous draw into the middle of the fairway on #13, but we somehow managed to lose the ball. Easily the strangest lost-ball scenario I’ve ever seen. Walking around for 10 minutes in the heat, slowly losing hope as confusion and frustration mounted. I gave him a drop in the middle of the fairway but the experience had drained us all and he thinned one OB over the green, bringing me to 1-up.
Fast forward to #16, Vin stuffs it to 2-feet for a gimmie birdie from 100 yards to put the pressure on my 45-yard pitch. I land mine short but it runs up to 10-feet. I’ve left some uphill putts short today, so I decide to give it a bit of extra pace. It winds up being the final nail in the coffin as it hits the back of the cup, resulting in a 3-and-2 win.
It was fun getting some revenge on the back 9 at LCC, and I wish Vin wasn’t in the way of that, but I think it’s fair to say we learned that we will be taking carts for afternoon rounds in the near future as summer comes into full-swing.
The boys saw some spicy greens/pins yesterday
Speaking of spicy.
The conditions for Springfield CC for this Saturday for my match with @Creags should be some of the most top notch stuff I’ve ever played on. They will be gearing up for US Open Final qualifying there on Monday and there is 0 rain and a bunch of heat in the forecast this week leading up to it.
For your sake I hope they at least trim the rough before then. I almost feel like they have to slow the greens down a little with this weather. Otherwise they may lose them for the summer.
We were just trying to vibe on a lovely memorial day and the supers just had to butt in and make their presence known…
In an unfortunate turn of events, I had to concede my match to @tmck14 today. We were scheduled to duke it out at Western Hills CC this afternoon, but I just got the call that my MIL’s post-back operation doctor’s appointment has turned into (semi) emergency reversal to get the stimulator removed to avoid infection.
TBH this is a much more (legitimate yet) elaborate excuse than I used to miss numerous exams/deadlines in college.
With our back-to-back vacations and my playing in the Cincinnati Met Am event the following week, the onus falls squarely on me for not getting the match in. Apologies to @tmck14 and thanks for his gracious understanding.
Best of luck to everyone still playing; I’ll see you next year.
Man that’s rough to hear. I’m sorry your MIL is going through that and I hope her recovery goes well.
This does set up our first round of 16 match with @nelso2jf and @tmck14.
Me and @skibum232 are slated to square off early on the 17th. East side of Cleveland, course tbd