Tassie 2016

Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Wed 07 Sep 2016, 9:50 am

Just about to head north for my favourite comp of the golfing year. Got practice rounds arranged at Dundonald Friday, Buddon Links Saturday then Carnoustie Championship course Sunday. The event has been put back a week this year so hoping the glorious weather of the last 2 years events holds out this year too.

Wasn't overly pleased that last year they changed the 2nd Course from the Burnside to the Buddon. The Burnside is just one of those courses that suits me, not quite sure why but I usually performed well on it. The Buddon however is a bit different and will take time to get to know. It's already been stated that the Buddon will be used as the 2nd course for the next 3 years. The main change they've made this year is that from the Last 16 onwards, the handicap matchplay moves to the Championship Course. That's a nice change because it used be the case that those going deep in the handicap matchplay missed out on playing the Championship course more than once.

So what's my chances and expectations this year? Well I've struggled off the tee for most of the summer, short game is better than its ever been and has kept me roughly where I started the year. If the long game doesn't improve I'll be in the consolation stable fords by the Wednesday. If the long game straightens itself out (there are some signs its getting better) then I would hope to qualify for the handicap KO, if I'm honest qualifying for the scratch KO is unlikely this year but we shall see.

Watch this space for updates.

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by LadyPutt on Wed 07 Sep 2016, 11:37 am

The weather's been amazingly dry for at least a month with quite high winds so the courses are likely to be dry and fast (at least our's is) and it still looks set fair for next week so you should be in luck. See you Friday week.
LadyPutt
LadyPutt

Posts : 1037
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 68
Location : Fife, Scotland

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by Davie on Wed 07 Sep 2016, 12:34 pm

Good luck JAS! OK

Davie

Posts : 7688
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 58
Location : Berkshire

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 8:48 pm

As stated in ""tell us about your game today" just shot 80 & 90 gross off 6  in the 2 practice rounds. Can I improve to qualifying level? Based on today I would estimate scratch qualifying at 158 Hcp at 151.

So basically will I knock 12 off my
Gross or 8 off my net??


Last edited by JAS on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 8:51 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Missed a bit)

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by I'm never wrong on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 8:53 pm

There is the old cliche - you have got your bad rounds out of the way.

I'm never wrong

Posts : 2098
Join date : 2011-05-26
Location : Just up the road, and turn right at the lights.

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 9:00 pm

I'm never wrong wrote:There is the old cliche - you have got your bad rounds out of the way.

That is exactly how I am seeing it INW ;-) ...However that is seeing it through 6 pints and 2 large Pinot Noirs :-/


Last edited by JAS on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 9:02 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Missed a bit)

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Mon 12 Sep 2016, 5:40 pm

Well...half way there 84 net 78 on a tough day on the Championship course. Shooting handicap tomorrow or better would give me 158 net 146. Scratch K/O dodgy but should make Hcp k/o. So much for the wind being similar to yesterday. Most of yesterday's notes irrelevant as a 45 degree change in wind direction made it a completely different course.

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 6:33 pm

Couldn't believe my eyes this mornings by as CSS on the Championship course yesterday was 74 so a 0.1 :-(

That fired me up today, can't go away from Carnoustie with a 0.2 increase!!

So a nice we 74 net 68 on the Buddon today will will hopefully be a 0.2 cut. In terms of the comp I have a 158 gross, 146 net total. Will probably miss out on the scratch k/o by 1 or 2 shots but should comfortably make the Hcp k/o

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by super_realist on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 7:20 pm

Well done Jas.

super_realist

Posts : 23034
Join date : 2011-01-29
Location : Edinburgh

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 7:57 pm

Cheers Sup, crazy day yesterday, hit a driver 8 iron down Hogans. 17th was a 4iron 6 iron, yet the CSS at 74 would suggest it was flat calm...it really wasn't. That's probably the biggest deviation in actual CSS to expected CSS I've ever experienced.

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by Davie on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 8:25 pm

Keep the updates coming JAS .. we may not comment every time but I'm sure everyone is reading with interest - good shooting today!

Davie

Posts : 7688
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 58
Location : Berkshire

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by BlueCoverman on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 8:36 pm

Nice work JAS

BlueCoverman

Posts : 956
Join date : 2011-04-19
Location : Essex

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by MustPuttBetter on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 8:43 pm

Well done JAS.

Me and a friend are thinking of trying to enter the Tassie next year. I'm off 11 so would have no expectation at all of making the gross cut. My mate's off 5 so might have a chance. Seems like a great week tho from what I've heard and a good chance to play Carnoustie a couple of times.

The website says there's quite a waiting list but you seem to get in each year. Do previous entrants get priority? Did you have to sit on a waiting list for a long time before first getting in?
MustPuttBetter
MustPuttBetter

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 39
Location : Woking

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by super_realist on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 9:48 pm

I remember trying to get in one year MPB, I sat with 3 windows of IE open, refreshing the page at every opportunity. My name was down within 30 seconds of it opening and I ended up around 47th reserve or something like that.

super_realist

Posts : 23034
Join date : 2011-01-29
Location : Edinburgh

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 9:49 pm

Hi MPB, no it's a fresh application every Janiary, the previous 5 years winners get in. There are also 5 spaces reserved for the various Carnoustie GCs champions. The other 300-320 spaces go in about 5 minutes at 7.00pm on 11th Jan (or thereabouts). The waiting list is constructed then of those who just missed (I.e.have slow internet connectivity). It is a great event and well worth doing for £215. I've done it the past 7 years and only once have I only had 2 rounds on the championship course, it's usually 3 or 4

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 9:53 pm

8.37 for the 1st round match tomorrow in the Maulesbank (Hcp K/O), got s 13 handicapper so giving him 6 shots

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by MustPuttBetter on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 10:00 pm

Thanks Super and JAS for the info
So JAS, based on what Super said when he tried you must be the luckiest man ever or have mega fast internet!
MustPuttBetter
MustPuttBetter

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 39
Location : Woking

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 3:33 pm

You can do it, it's not that bad the last couple of years.

So...1st Round...4up after 8, level after 13...jeez how to recompose yourself after losing a 4 hole lead. Duly don't d and sunk a Sliding 15 footer to win 2&1 and avoid giving a shot down the last

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by super_realist on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 6:46 pm

Well done Jas, good composure after losing such a lead. Keep the foot on the gas next time Laugh

super_realist

Posts : 23034
Join date : 2011-01-29
Location : Edinburgh

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by I'm never wrong on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 7:28 pm

Well done JAS. don't give them nothing.

I'm never wrong

Posts : 2098
Join date : 2011-05-26
Location : Just up the road, and turn right at the lights.

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by MustPuttBetter on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 9:52 pm

Well done JAS. Who's up next?
MustPuttBetter
MustPuttBetter

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 39
Location : Woking

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by I'm never wrong on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 10:16 pm

Don't you mean Who's on first?

I'm never wrong

Posts : 2098
Join date : 2011-05-26
Location : Just up the road, and turn right at the lights.

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 5:33 pm

Ouch, soundly gubbed 6&5 this morning, just never got going, he was on fire, 5 down through 7, won 6 & 5, giving him a stroke on 10, I've hold a bunker shot for birdie and a half, that was as good as it got. Bogeyed the next 3 for a poor loss. To be fair he was pretty unflappable and well equipped to go much further.


Last edited by JAS on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 5:34 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Typo)

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by super_realist on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 5:36 pm

Hard luck Jas, you know what they say "there's always next year".

super_realist

Posts : 23034
Join date : 2011-01-29
Location : Edinburgh

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 5:39 pm

Had another pop and the championship course this afternoon. 30 points decent enough with the obligatory (wtf was JvDV thinking) par on 18. Nice end to the week, off to Leven tomorrow for a round with Ladyputt & Lordputt

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by JAS on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 5:45 pm

super_realist wrote:Hard luck Jas, you know what they say "there's always next year".

Indeed, looking forward to next year already, wouldn't want to miss this week for the world, just love the tournament and what it's all about.

Another tinge of disappointment from this year...Tuesday CSS on the Buddon was 68, SSS is 69. 1st time for n 7 years I can remember the CSS coming down 1....seconds going home 0.1 higher

JAS

Posts : 3358
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 56
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by super_realist on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 6:07 pm

It's always a bit easier to take when the other guy plays better, it's when you give it away when it really hurts. Sounds like the other guy was just having a blinder, and you can't do much about that.

Might try to get an entry for next year.

super_realist

Posts : 23034
Join date : 2011-01-29
Location : Edinburgh

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 6:15 pm

Hard luck JAS. Glad you enjoyed it though.

I'm never wrong

Posts : 2098
Join date : 2011-05-26
Location : Just up the road, and turn right at the lights.

Back to top Go down

Tassie 2016 Empty Re: Tassie 2016

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum