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2019 USGA Mid Am

 JakeW13 ·  
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I didn't see a general discussion thread on this anywhere, so apologies if one exists, but is anyone playing in or following someone who's playing at this years Mid Am? I have been fortunate enough to play with Arthur Zelmati, one of the better golfers in Massachusetts, who won his qualifier back in June (https://www.massgolf.org/news/19amqual2/), so I'll be following him as the tournament kicks off this Saturday.

Does anyone know if there is any televised or streaming coverage of this championship?

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Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 9 Degrees Flat setting, Weight in Toe, Accra TZ5 65 M5
FW: Titleist TS2 3W, 15 Degrees, Graphite Design Tour AD Blue 75 X
3 Iron: Taylormade P790s, Nippon Pro Modus Tour 105S
4-PW: Ping Blueprint, Red Dot Power Spec, DG 120 S300
50: Cleveland RTX DG S400
56&60: Callaway MD3
Putter: Taylormade Spider X Navy 34"
Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (2019)
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  • TLUBulldogGolfTLUBulldogGolf Sasquatch Houston, TXMembers  2492WRX Points: 157Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,492 Platinum Tees
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    It's listed on the Fox site as one of the championships they will cover but I don't see any TV networks listed. Not sure if this means online coverage only or what.

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    Titleist 917 F3 15* VA Composite Drago 75-X
    Titleist 818 H2 19* Tensei White 100-X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 3-PW PX 6.5
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Jet Black 54* S Grind PX 6.5
    Titleist Vokey SM6 Jet Black 60* M Grind PX 6.0
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  • forecast6236forecast6236 Members  372WRX Points: 70Posts: 372 Greens
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    Played last years Colorado Am with one of the guys locally who qualified in. Have played with a second in the field as well. I’m not sure about tv coverage. Colorado Golf Club is 10 mins down the road so I’ll probably stop by.

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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4643WRX Points: 1,657Posts: 4,643 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @JakeW13 said:

    I didn't see a general discussion thread on this anywhere, so apologies if one exists, but is anyone playing in or following someone who's playing at this years Mid Am? I have been fortunate enough to play with Arthur Zelmati, one of the better golfers in Massachusetts, who won his qualifier back in June (https://www.massgolf.org/news/19amqual2/), so I'll be following him as the tournament kicks off this Saturday.

    Does anyone know if there is any televised or streaming coverage of this championship?

    Always interested in how Nathan Smith plays in the Mid Amateur. He's a 4 time winner of the USGA Mid Amateur. Also has another amateur USGA team (four ball) win under his belt.

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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,193Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    Our own

    On -, @ThunderBuzzworth made the field.
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  • 15th Club15th Club MichiganBanned  2336WRX Points: 641Posts: 2,336 Platinum Tees
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    This is such a great event. I’ve been to a couple of them and they rank as some of the most satisfying golf-gallery-ing I’ve ever been part of. The one time I got to see Buddy Marucci play in a championship event was the mid-am at the magnificent Milwaukee Country Club.

    The fact that Colorado Golf Club was awarded this event makes me want to learn much more about it.

    Anyone with an opportunity to attend should absolutely do so.

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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,193Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @jll62 said:

    I'm playing. Had my practice round at CommonGround today, Colorado GC tomorrow.

    Good luck boss ..!

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  • br61br61 3x Hackin' Hall of Shame SW MissouriMembers  2796WRX Points: 241Handicap: +0.5Posts: 2,796 Titanium Tees
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    I know there's a member here that made to Mid-Am out of STL qualifier. A local friend that I play with often that qualified last year but missed this year's Mid-Am by couple shots.

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    TM SIM 10.5 Tensei Red Pro stiff
    SIM 3 & 5 wood with Diamana FW 75 stiff
    SIM Max 22* with Smoke HY 80 stiff lobbed 1/2"
    TM P760 4-PW DG 120 S300
    TM MG2 50, 54 & 60
    Odyssey ancient 2Ball 44"










  • blairdblaird Biloxi, MSMembers  2225WRX Points: 164Posts: 2,225 Platinum Tees
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    I got in in 2014, played a State Team event, and a couple 4 balls. USGA tournaments are awesome and the courses are incredible. Good luck to any WRXer that made it thru!!

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  • RichieHuntRichieHunt Members  4077WRX Points: 768Posts: 4,077 Titanium Tees
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    I'll be watching Darin Goldstein. Back in January of 2018 we got together and I discussed stats and strategy with him. He caught on really quickly and is a fun guy to be around.

    RH

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  • Oliver KlozoffOliver Klozoff Members  278WRX Points: 119Posts: 278 Greens
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    I'll be tracking some of our locals that made it. Ben Warnquist is playing really well this year, and had a good morning. Super talented.

    One year I'm gonna make this. Keep coming close. Haven't made it beyond qualifying in a USGA since the Junior years and years ago.

    Good luck to all the golfwrxers that made it.

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  • Bluefan75Bluefan75 Members  4114WRX Points: 366Posts: 4,114 Titanium Tees
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    Does anyone have the count of reinstated pros? Is the Scott Fawcett that won his quali by 5 the same one as the decade Scott Fawcett?

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  • DivdevilDivdevil Members  54WRX Points: 51Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    Would love to hear a report of what clubs these guys are gaming. Particularly if someone sees anything surprising like GI irons, older drivers, etc.

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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers  6177WRX Points: 1,915Handicap: 2.7Posts: 6,177 Titanium Tees
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    Good playing

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    G400 LST - TPT proto
    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members  3857WRX Points: 1,368Handicap: 4Posts: 3,857 Titanium Tees
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    Are you under the impression that these guys are a bunch of 9 handicaps that last played in 2007?

    On -, @Divdevil said:

    Would love to hear a report of what clubs these guys are gaming. Particularly if someone sees anything surprising like GI irons, older drivers, etc.
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  • DivdevilDivdevil Members  54WRX Points: 51Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    On -, @golfandfishing said:

    Are you under the impression that these guys are a bunch of 9 handicaps that last played in 2007?

    On -, @Divdevil said:

    Would love to hear a report of what clubs these guys are gaming. Particularly if someone sees anything surprising like GI irons, older drivers, etc.

    Um, no?

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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX  2586WRX Points: 1,581Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,586 ClubWRX
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    On -, @ThunderBuzzworth said:

    -1 (69) first round at CommonGround today. I’m happy with it however I had a horseshoe lipout on my last hole from 4 feet for birdie and made par on a par 5 that I was 173 yards dead center of the fairway. Definitely left a few out there but overall I can’t complain at all. Going to try and get off to a quick start tomorrow and see what happens.

    Well done TB. Solid start.

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    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 8° w/Project X HZRDUS T800 65 gm 6.0 flex
    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
    Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Jim Kronus JK-1 Custom Grind 54/06 w/DG S200
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Claw 1.0
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1X in yellow
  • jll62jll62 MinneapolisClubWRX  2391WRX Points: 688Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,391 ClubWRX
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    On -, @Bluefan75 said:

    Does anyone have the count of reinstated pros? Is the Scott Fawcett that won his quali by 5 the same one as the decade Scott Fawcett?

    Yes. That's him. Good round from him today considering his crazy travel schedule this week and not playing any practice rounds.

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    TaylorMade M5 8.0, Diamana Kai'li 60S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Blue X, 42.5"
    TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue 19, Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 8X Hybrid
    TaylorMade P790 3, Nippon Modus 130 stiff
    TaylorMade P750 4-PW, Nippon Modus 130 stiff
    TaylorMade MG2 52, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy JDay Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5

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  • jll62jll62 MinneapolisClubWRX  2391WRX Points: 688Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,391 ClubWRX
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    I shot 74 today at CGC. Solid round overall. Was E going into the 18th and pulled my tee shot left into some bushes. Never found it and ended up making double to shoot +2. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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    TaylorMade M5 8.0, Diamana Kai'li 60S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Blue X, 42.5"
    TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue 19, Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 8X Hybrid
    TaylorMade P790 3, Nippon Modus 130 stiff
    TaylorMade P750 4-PW, Nippon Modus 130 stiff
    TaylorMade MG2 52, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy JDay Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5

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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4643WRX Points: 1,657Posts: 4,643 Titanium Tees
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    Tough first round for local guy Nathan Smith (+3, 74). Currently T104. Needs a great 2nd round to get to match play. Good luck to WRX own

    On -, @jll62! Hope you both make it to match play.
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17193WRX Points: 1,431Posts: 17,193 Titanium Tees
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    Hoping Tyler Gulliksen can get through. Gonna be close

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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4643WRX Points: 1,657Posts: 4,643 Titanium Tees
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    There is an 18 man playoff tomorrow morning for the final 6 match play spots. How did

    On -, @jll62 fare? Nathan Smith made it into match play. Go Nathan.

    https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2019/u-s--mid-amateur.html#!scoring

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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4643WRX Points: 1,657Posts: 4,643 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @jll62 said:

    On -, @grm24 said:

    There is an 18 man playoff tomorrow morning for the final 6 match play spots. How did
    On -, @jll62 fare? Nathan Smith made it into match play. Go Nathan.

    https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2019/u-s--mid-amateur.html#!scoring

    I birdied my final 3 holes of the day to sneak into the playoff at +5. I'm in the first threesome off at 7 AM.

    Congrats on a strong finish and good luck in the playoff.

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  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers  8165WRX Points: 1,386Handicap: +1.5 (1194646)Posts: 8,165 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @jll62 said:

    I got knocked out on the fifth playoff hole this morning. Had a 7 footer for birdie on the fourth hole to claim the final spot, but hit the low edge and stayed out. Oh well. USGA events are always special and this was a great week.

    From an equipment perspective, I got to spend some time chatting with the guys who were onsite collecting data for the Darrell Survey. That was a treat. To answer someone from earlier, there weren’t many unique old clubs in play from what I saw or heard about. For the most part, this isn’t an event with a bunch of grizzled veterans playing old clubs. Most drivers are last couple of years models. Irons are 3-4 year models. One of the Darrell guys called my RSi TP old, if that’s any indication.

    One exception: My buddy was the only guy in the field with an SLDR.

    congrats on just getting there man. well played.

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    Tour M3 460 / 10.1* (set -2*) / RIPx 65TX tipped 2" playing 44.25"
    Epic Flash SZ / 3+ (set -1/N) / HZRDUS Smoke Black 75g 6.5 tipped 2"
    Epic CF17 3i / Tensei PW Hybrid 100TX
    Apex MB Chrome / 3-PW / Modus 130 X
    MD4 Chrome / 52, 56, 60 / DG 115 S200 (for now)
    Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5"
    SC Futura X Broomstick Putter experiment

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