Not to thread jack, but I signed up to be a volunteer. That was chosen by random draw as well. I received my 'rejection' on Tuesday. Apparently they were looking for 4,000 volunteers and got 30,000.
I was a volunteer at one of the the PGA Championships at Whistling Straights. Had to buy clothes. I think that was a couple hundred bucks. Did not really need them as I ended up putting up signs prior to the event. Free admission etc. was nice though.
Wow...that's crazy it's so popular to have random selection for tickets and vols.
The Ryder Cup is unique because there are only 24 golfers involved, and a maximum of 16 are on the course at any time until the Sunday singles.
Imagine if they allowed 100,000+ spectators like they have at Phoenix, with only four foursomes on the course. Even if the groups are spread out, that's a heck of a lot of spectators on a few holes.
I was at the the Sunday round of the 1991 U.S. Open at Hazeltine when Stewart ended up beating Simpson in a Monday playoff. The insane crowds once the last group passed the 16th hole where I was stationed made me realize the it was in my best interest to head home to South Dakota rather than stay for the playoff.
Other than the golf, my enduring memory of that week was watching Debra Couples walk by wearing a short skirt and a crocheted jacket with a bikini to under it. She was a flake, and sadly took her own life, but she looked pretty good that day.
I had tickets to opening day at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah. My son-in-law and I walked the course during the morning round and the crowds were so thick it was very difficult to see much golf. We parked ourselves in the grandstand for the afternoon round. There was a line waiting for admission to the grandstand. It was much the same at the US Open at Erin Hills a couple years ago. By noon the crowds were so thick it was hard to get near anything and again people were waiting in line at every grandstand for an opening. It was worth the experience but being able to really get a closeup view of the golf is a challenge.
fitz: Congrats Nrjyzr great shot!
May 19, 2019 0:35:30 GMT -7
hax: CONGRATS ED! that is awesome.
May 19, 2019 7:11:44 GMT -7
nrjyzr: most amazing part of the whole "ace experience"... I managed to actually hit my tee shot reasonably well on the next hole, which was #17. On #18, though, I fatted a 3 wood. LOL
May 20, 2019 5:31:33 GMT -7
uwhuskies: Congrats Ed! I admit I haven't been checking GEA at all lately. I just can't get comfortable with this new look. LOL!!!
May 20, 2019 7:52:14 GMT -7
anserman1: WOOOOOOOO nice one dude congrats
May 20, 2019 9:03:46 GMT -7
ericm007: Congrats!! Still waiting on my first at 56, been close a number of times, but no love after 30 years.
May 21, 2019 12:04:47 GMT -7
sparky: Congrats Ed! That makes 230,982 people that have made an ace before me. I have a spreadsheet.
May 21, 2019 12:05:30 GMT -7
mustanggolf: Nice shot ED... I am with UW on new format. Old dog used to old stuff...
May 21, 2019 12:30:53 GMT -7
anserman1: the old look was serious heinous you guys, adapt!
May 21, 2019 19:39:25 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Thanks dudes. And Sparky, well played. said with condolences, of course
May 22, 2019 4:40:21 GMT -7
nrjyzr: As for the format, I don't mind it. The biggest problem with the forum is the number of trolls that seem to be sanctioned. Not a fan.
May 22, 2019 4:42:04 GMT -7
anserman1: yeah, no idea why clubchamp gets to continue to exist, it's old and tired
May 22, 2019 5:04:34 GMT -7
Whatever: 90% of us are old and tired
May 23, 2019 4:27:45 GMT -7
jaime59: Club champ is a hoot. I'm glad he made the transition to the new site.
May 23, 2019 6:45:47 GMT -7