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Whispering Woods Scorecard 2017 - Proposed Green Tee Boxes - 11/6/16

 

 
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Black 445 168 519 306 311 194 552 436 383 3314 482 185 525 365 189 561 320 415 435 3477 6791
Blue 426 152 505 288 282 183 523 423 360 3142 451 165 518 356 184 536 300 398 411 3319 6461
White 376 136 474 266 274 174 511 408 343 2962 384 156 477 328 163 520 290 344 381 3043 6005
HDCP
1
17
9
11
15
13
7
3
5
2
18
8
12
16
6
14
10
4
Green 376 136 448 266 274 174 469 377 274 2794 369 156 409 328 163 431 290 344 341 2821 5615
Yellow 360 113 448 185 242 146 469 377 274 2614 359 139 409 292 138 431 245 315 341 2669 5283
HDCP
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17
7
11
15
13
5
3
9
2
18
8
12
16
6
14
10
4
PAR
4
3
5
4
4
3
5
4
4
36
4
3
5
4
3
5
4
4
4
36
72
Red 360 102 338 160 205 141 415 345 261 2327 352 131 380 269 128 408 204 263 309 2444 4771
HDCP
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17
7
11
15
13
5
3
9
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3
4
4
4
3
5
4
4
36
4
3
5
4
3
5
4
4
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72

 

Tee
Men's CR
Men's Slope
Women's CR
Women's Slope
Black
74.0
144
Blue
72.0
142
78.1
144
White
70.4
138
75.9
140
Green
68.9
130
72.9
136
Yellow
67.1
124
71.6
131
Red
64.4
114
69.2
123

 

Observations

The present scorecard of The Whispering Woods Golf Club in Erie, PA has 5 tee boxes...There are several holes that are fairly lengthy and a hybrid tee could be helpful to certain players to make for a better golf experience.

With the elimination of tthe Taint on Hole #8, The White Tee Box will be returning to the 408 yard measurement from it's present measurement of 377 yards

The Red Tee Box Hole #3 which is presently a par 5 will be reclassified as a par 4 and the Hole #1 will be classified as a par 5.

The Handicap values for Holes 3, 7 and 9 will be shuffled

These are not definitive numbers - subject to change pending review by committee

 

 

Masters Recap 04/11/2016 - Despair On Sunday Afternoon

 

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This years Masters Toonament was a disaster from the get go. For starters, the Annual Raptor's Symposium was suspended due to the surgery on the left foot/ankle that The Raptor had in January. Still not capable of weight bearing ambulation at this time has made it difficult to get around. So, The Raptor was forced to stay home for the whole event and watch four days plus of tedium.

If you had tuned into the pre-Toonament TV coverage on The Golf Channel, you were given a dizzying amount of deep thoughts from the capable color commentators that occupy space in those studios: Gary Williams, Damon Hack, Cara Robinson, John Cook, Chris DeMarco, Rich Lerner, Steve Sands, Brandel Chamblee, David Duval, Aaron Oberholser, Kelly Tollghman, Tripp Eisenhour, Jim Gallgagher, Jr. Phil Blackmar, Charlie Rymer, Tim Rosaforte and Lisa Cornwell. They all got into the mix at one time or another to hope and pray that a responsible story line would be the order of the day.

Unfortunately, the following lines had Epic Fails.

Phil Mickelson wins for the fourth time to tie Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods - Fail - Mickelson missed the cut.

Rory McIlroy wins for the first time to complete the career Grand Slam - Fail - McIlroy shoots 77 in third round while paired with leader Spieth

Jordan Spieth wins for the second year in a row, a feat only accomplished by Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods.- Fail - Spieth leads toonament for 3 and 1/2 rounds and had built a 5 stroke advantage by hole #10on Sunday. Ms. Raptor had wondered after hole #7 if Jordan could win and The Raptor said at the time, "if he birdies hole #8, it's his toonament to lose" So, Spieth, promptly falls apart at hole number 12 making a quad bogey 7 after poorly struck Drivers on holes 10 and 11 led to bogeys.

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This was not only a Fail but it was an Supra fail - may be the biggest flip flop in Major Championship history.

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Also in consideration was Jason Day, the sympathetic Aussie who is poised to be considered a great player and could have solidified the moniker if he had won this year's Master's after his big win in The PGA last August. Day, who recently won back-to-back events on The PGA Tour, was in the mix for most of the toonament but a mediocre start of 72 - 73 left him 5 stokes behind leader Spieth who shot 66 - 74 in extremely windy conditions. Day's weekend scores of 71 - 73 left him tied for 10th place at the end of the event.

Two other players deserve mention here. Lee Westwood and Dustin Johnson. Both of these players had legitimate chances to win on Sunday but their balky putters could not sustain success on Augusta Nationals tricked up crusty putting surfaces. Westwood's chip in from behind the 15th green on Sunday was an epic quality shot. Meanwhile, Johnson went through his usual motions that only substantiate his failure to get into the final mix at last season's Us Open at Chambers Bay

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Another story line which will certainly grow in stature over time was the three hole-in-ones at the 16th hole on Sunday by Shane Lowry, Davis Love III, and Louis Oosthuizen. Add in Matt Kuchar's "Davis Love and Tiger Woods Like" chip in from behind the 16th green to the mix and it is certain that the Patrons who witnessed those spectacles were glad to have parked their lawn chairs there.

So, at the end of the day we were left with Danny Willett. A 27 year old Euro Tour Player currently ranked 12th in the Official World Golf Tally. He crafted a bogey free 67 on the final day to win the toonament by 2 strokes over Spieth and Westwood. Willet has recently stepped his game up to another level and finished second to McIlroy in last season's Race To Dubai. He should be a factor in each of the remaining majors and is now considered the second seat for England's Olympic Team along with Justin Rose.

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Naturally, the pundits are scratching their heads this morning and wondering if Spieth is now "scarred" from this experience. Well...yes and no. Spieth has already tasted agonizing defeat courtesy of last year's British Open Championship where he finished one stroke out of a playoff which if he had won, would have continued his quest for an In-Season Grand Slam. Spieth has drawn some Twitter criticism today with his "Not In The Face" request as he left the golf course. The Raptor supposes that since Spieth elected to sign up for the event, he has to allow all the theatrics to play out, even those that are unagreeable.

The Raptor has yet to tune into The Golf Channel today but there is no doubt that Spieth is being torn down due to his inability to hit his driver with any consistency. Jeeeze, let's move on - The Golf Season as we know is just starting - Jordan Spieth will be back and we will be there to witness it.

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