Chris Hare

Chris Hare My game had exactly one nine-letter word available. Feel free to change the scoring system after the fact again.

Dave Kempshall

Dave Kempshall Sadly there is no scoring change. To be fair, the change last time didn't impact anythign aside from making people's score to par more realistic. No-one benefited or was penalised by it.

Chris Hare

Chris Hare That's not entirely true; I risked an invalid word R4 because I only had a 6 otherwise, and under the rules at the time they would have been scored the same. Under the new rules, I'd have stuck with the 6 and been a shot better off.

(I've no idea what happens if you re-calculate my overall score, but it did make a difference to the way I played the game.)

Dave Kempshall

Dave Kempshall OK, well apologies. I will add 125 ranking points to your score.

Dave Kempshall

Dave Kempshall Realised I'd not shared the leaderboard link - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13uskP03HX3ksRAYRoCZso2K__WUMEL0q/edit?gid=41390619#gid=41390619&range=A1:D1

Tourney round: APGA Tour 2024: 8. US Open: Round 1

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Notes from the organizer: Welcome to Pinehurst, North Carolina - one of the world’s toughest golf courses. The US Open is famed for difficulty with level par often winning the title. Pinehurst is the epitome of that. As a result, the scoring will be made very challenging. Only solid play throughout will keep you under par. The US Open is a letters only affair, with numbers cast aside into the bunker.

We will be playing to par again across four gruelling rounds with some twists, so read the scoring on each round page for the rules.

Stu Harkness won last time out at the Memorial, Florence’s form has been strong as has Chris’, but world number 1 Dave R has always shown up when it matters this season and is looking to take a grand slam of all four majors. Can anyone stop him?

Round 1 & 2 will be played Saturday - Wednesday with Rounds 3 & 4 being scheduled Thursday to Sunday.

ROUND 1

We tee-off on day 1 with a Nice LA versus Prune. However, scoring is anything but nice. Eagles and birdies are both possible, but each will require spotting a nine letter word.

Scoring criteria:
9 letter word beginning with a vowel = Eagle
9 letter word beginning with a consonant = Birdie
8 letter word = Par
7 letter word = Bogey
6 letter word = Double Bogey
5 letter word or below or zero score = Triple Bogey

Remember, only the first 18 rounds of your attack will count as your golf ‘round’.

Good luck!

Ran from: 15 – 19 June 2024. Format: Nice Letters Attack. Matches: One-off. Approved.

Organizers: Dave Kempshall.

Fixtures: 37. Completed: 37.

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