EpIC Golf 2011

fatcatfatcat Mizzou
edited June 2011 in Community
Four years ago, seven brave souls ascended to the ultimate challenge, Golf.

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They battled the elements, the alcohol, the babe selling the alcohol, the water hazards, and a flock of canadian geese.

They succeeded where none had before. Creating an amazing event during the Icrontic Expo that didn't involve a computer, lazers, smart phones, dice, or some fancy hand held pokemon time killer.

And, they had fun doing it.

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So, yeah, we gonna play some golf!

New for 2011, Golf will be on THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 FROM 8AM to 2PM. This gives us six hours all to ourselves to play with our balls and drink. Yea, you heard me, YOU CAN DRINK! :rockon: 99% of the time there is an attractive female type person selling drinks on the course, so bring a little extra cash :wink:

Rules besides the normal Golf rules:
-you will need your own clubs or have borrowed someones
-we will play a scramble type game, each team playing best ball
-teams will be organized better this year
-cost is about $30 I believe for 18 holes

Men and Women are both encouraged to play. Cut-off is 12 persons right now. I'll update this more as we get closer, but please post here if you want to play!

(photos provided by shwaip without his permission)
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Comments

  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA
    edited April 2011
    IN!!!
  • edited April 2011
    So IN!

    Hopefully I don't hit the drink girl this year....

    Also, images are broken for me =/
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited April 2011
    odd, are they broken for anyone else?'

    edit> yea checked in IE, broke. lemme fix

    edit #2> images fixed
  • edited April 2011
    Yarp, broken.

    Getting a http 403 forbidden. Are those in your public dropbox folder?
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited April 2011
    Yarp, broken.

    Getting a http 403 forbidden. Are those in your public dropbox folder?

    yea, some reason my dropbox public folder wasn't "public" :eek3:
  • ZanthianZanthian Mitey Worrier
    edited April 2011
    They even let people with no skill play. Like me ;) So don't worry and just sign up to have a good time.
  • WagsFTWWagsFTW Grand Rapids, MI
    edited April 2011
    I'm in if I can get both Thursday and Friday off from the new job. No guarantees, though. I don't get vacation time... but can probably take it off with no pay.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited April 2011
    Zanthian wrote:
    They even let people with no skill play. Like me ;) So don't worry and just sign up to have a good time.

    so where you signing up or?
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin
    edited April 2011
    I might recommend heading to the driving range at least once, maybe a weekend before the lan party. It makes it much easier when your drive on the first tee isn't the first swing in a year.
  • edited April 2011
    shwaip wrote:
    I might recommend heading to the driving range at least once, maybe a weekend before the lan party. It makes it much easier when your drive on the first tee isn't the first swing in a year.

    Do not listen to this man. It's waaaaay more entertaining when this is the only golf you play all year.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited April 2011
    In, Had a blast last year.

    Also: Why you no post last years picture? It has 100% more Bobby

    I will need to borrow clubs.

    -Digi
  • ZanthianZanthian Mitey Worrier
    edited April 2011
    fatcat wrote:
    so where you signing up or?

    Just telling others they should get in on the fun.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited April 2011
    BobbyDigi wrote:
    In, Had a blast last year.

    Also: Why you no post last years picture? It has 100% more Bobby

    I will need to borrow clubs.

    -Digi

    Couldn't find any pictures from last year dood :confused:

    My spare set has permanent residence at ICHQ, so you can use them if you wish.

    The course: http://www.maplelanegolf.com/

    The cost: http://www.maplelanegolf.com/rates.html "18-holes "Special" before noon, $30"

    So far I got playing:
    me
    qch
    ardi
    bobby
    gravite
    ryder
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited April 2011
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25290649@N05/4735683544/"; title="EPIC-4 by electronic_van, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4735683544_e9d4a25d1e.jpg"; width="500" height="334" alt="EPIC-4"></a>
  • edited April 2011
    I have never golfed, but I want to play. I'll rent a club at the course.
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi
    edited April 2011
    ardichoke wrote:
    Do not listen to this man. It's waaaaay more entertaining when this is the only golf you play all year.
    It may be waaay more entertaining, but you still need to be able to keep a certain pace of play on the course. We will not be the only ones there. Too much drunken shenanigans (or just shenanigans) isn't what we are after either.

    Also, In.
  • edited April 2011
    It will help keep the pace of play high if the seasoned golfers are seeded between all the teams this year ;)
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited April 2011
    ardichoke wrote:
    It will help keep the pace of play high if the seasoned golfers are seeded between all the teams this year ;)

    I already have plans to resolve the issue we had last year with the slow pace, the course ranger, and such.

    More info coming soon!
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf-
    edited April 2011
    I'd like to play, but cannot commit yet. Last year I disappointed a lot of people by coming back late from the golf, so I'll wait until I see how the rest of that day's schedule looks.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited April 2011
    CB wrote:
    I'd like to play, but cannot commit yet. Last year I disappointed a lot of people by coming back late from the golf, so I'll wait until I see how the rest of that day's schedule looks.

    Understandable.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK
    edited April 2011
    While I'm not planning to participate in golf, perhaps there's another alternative... Why not just play until whatever time you have to return to ICHQ and make the final scores whatever they were at the last hole everyone completed?
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited April 2011
    also, you should totally play Nick. Serious, I think you would enjoy it
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK
    edited April 2011
    fatcat wrote:
    also, you should totally play Nick. Serious, I think you would enjoy it
    Last time I played was in 1997. Played 9 holes, quit counting at 100 strokes.
  • LazarusXeroLazarusXero Illinois
    edited April 2011
    If I can find myself a set of clubs or convince my wife that I NEED a new set of clubs I'll be in... Fair warning, I haven't played in a couple years and if I remember anything about the last time I played, this won't be pretty... But I'll put on a happy face (or the beer will help with that) and I'll come to have some fun...

    Wait a sec... where is this again? I looked at the some of the photos and in recognizing two of the people I assumed it would be near me... city/state?
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi
    edited April 2011
    Wait a sec... where is this again? I looked at the some of the photos and in recognizing two of the people I assumed it would be near me... city/state?
    Warren, Michigan.
  • edited April 2011
    As I stated in the scheduling planning thread, aside from the golf which has been set for Thursday morning since last year, all other event times are tentative and not to be announced publicly until finalized. The talent show was just thrown into the schedule at 2PM Thursday on a whim because it was suggested, the staff has not yet finalized the times for all events. In the end, there might be no conflicting event after golf, but right now, it's just too early to announce any event besides golf.

    By all means, I encourage you to golf! Six hours has pretty much been the norm in past years. If it takes longer, as Eric says we're going to have some problems at the course.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited April 2011
    apologies Rob, I jumped the gun.

    Just trying to avoid having what happened last year, happen again this year. Expo is only two months away, I assumed the schedule was|should be pretty much set in stone by now, but I'm the one looking like the ass this time.

    Fixed up this discussion to reflect the schedule not being set yet.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited April 2011
    Players so far:
    ardi
    ryder
    qch
    fatcat
    xero

    Maybes
    Bobby
    Gravite
    Wags
    CB
  • LazarusXeroLazarusXero Illinois
    edited April 2011
    Ok...
    1) Work out logistics with wife about vacation without her (i.e. begged and pleaded): CHECK
    2) Purchased tickets to said "Expo": CHECK
    3) Found carpool attendee for maximum environmental friendliness: CHECK
    4) Acquired set of golf clubs: CHECK
    5) Confirm my place on the golf outting: PENDING APPROVAL (from the crowd noted above)
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited April 2011
    lol, CHECK
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