As I’m sure some others were/will be bummed to see the absence of a Florida NIT qualifier (@eddieb85, @JCO, @OffTheDole, @2down, @mthoma12, and others I’m probably missing), I’d like to propose an idea I’ve been kicking around that I’m calling the StrappedDraw. Thinking if we get enough traction we might be able to get it recognized as an NIT qualifier. A <$500 weekend dedicated to municipal golf and infrastructure, this event would retrace the train trip Tron and Randy took on their visit to WP9. I think the event could also appeal to those currently discussing train development in the air travel thread (@RobertHunter, @gatorz7888, @mearley44). Sample itinerary below:
-3PM Golfers arrive in Orlando in time for the Friday afternoon skins game at Winter Park 9.
-3:30PM - 7:30PM. Play in WP9 Friday afternoon skins game. Time for additional loops at WP9 or hang out in Winter Park
-7:49PM Amtrak 92 Silver Star departure for Palatka with socializing on the train
-9:15PM arrive into Palatka
-Stay at waterfront Holiday Inn in downtown Palatka
-8AM - Palatka GC reserved all day for us. Morning round followed by a freestyle afternoon with cross-country routings, etc. Some absolutely disgusting holes in the cross-country routing.
-3:29PM - depart for Jacksonville on Amtrak 98 Silver Meteor
-5:07PM - Arrive into Jacksonville
-Play nearby Brentwood GC until dark
-Transportation arranged to Jax Beach
-Airbnb’s in Jax Beach
-Sunrise service on the beach for all members of The Church of St. Rappeo followed by a dawn patrol round at Jax Beach.
-12PM Transportation to Jacksonville airport for those flying out.
A weekend of affordable golf and infrastructure.