It was warm, warmer, then plain old hot at the Cypresswood Tradition. I can’t remember who won, but Mr. York’s team placed third due to Mr. Tom Patterson’s chip-in on 16, 20-foot putt on 17, and a par on 18. The team picked up 9 strokes in three holes due to his strong play.
During my physical examination, my doctor asked me about my physical activity level. I described a typical day, “Well, yesterday afternoon, I took a five hour walk about 7 miles through some pretty rough terrain. I waded along the edge of a lake. I pushed my way through brambles. I got sand in my shoes and my eyes.
I avoided standing on a snake. I climbed several rocky hills. I took a few ‘leaks’ behind some big trees. Got quite a few mosquito bites, and got stung by a bee.
The mental stress of it all left me shattered. At the end of it all, I drank eight beers.”
Inspired by the story, the doctor said, “You must be one hell of an outdoors man!”
“No,” I replied, “I’m just a crappy golfer.”
Attached is the latest copy of our pairing Master. It is an Excel spreadsheet designed to help the Pairings Coordinator create the weekly pairings. It does not have to be used. Some coordinators do it manually. If you do use it, download a “fresh” copy each week, as the process of creating pairings destroys some of the formulas rendering the spreadsheet useless for the following week.
Instructions for its use are included on each page of the spreadsheet. The steps are essentially:
1) copy the names from our Eventbrite Registration page to the “Players” page of the Master
2) download Harry’s handicaps workbook and enter handicaps for each player
3) on the courses page “x” the course we are playing (if that course has more than 18 holes, follow the instructions)
4) on the Pairings page “lock” the page (to avoid the program making any more automatic changes)
a) if you are using Excel: lock the page by pressing Control and l (small L), at the same time
b) if you are using Open Office, highlight the pairings sheet, copy it, and then paste it on top of itself as text and numbers (paste special)
5) enter the holes each group will be starting from on the pairing sheet (1, 1a, 1b, etc)
6) go to the scorecard page and enter the rules for each 18 at the top of the page where indicated.
You are done! Print it out.
NEW PAIRING MASTER BELOW WITH TWO COLUMN (email-version)
The table below does not include links to map locations for finding these courses, as I had in last year’s schedule, however you should be able to find the location on the Eventbrite registration page. You can however sort this table simply by clicking on the headings, so you can see all the dates we play at a certain course, for example.
Price does not include $3 prize fund contribution
Note 1 – Tee Times at 9:00
Note 2 – lunch not included; buy separately at grill
01/07/14 Raveneaux [note 1] $46.00 WM 01/14/14 Willow Creek $45.00 EP 01/21/14 Cypresswood - Cypress $35.00 JQ 01/28/14 Northgate $46.00 HH 02/04/14 Lake Windcrest $42.00 EP 02/11/14 High Meadow Ranch $41.00 MH 02/18/14 Gleannloch Pines [note 2] $35.00 CW 02/25/14 Willow Creek $45.00 EP 03/04/14 Windrose $43.00 TD 03/11/14 Raveneaux [note 1] $46.00 WM 03/18/14 Cypresswood - Traditions $45.00 JQ 03/25/14 River Plantation $45.00 HH 04/01/14 High Meadow Ranch $41.00 MH 04/08/14 River Plantation $45.00 HH 04/15/14 Lake Windcrest $42.00 EP 04/22/14 Northgate $46.00 HH 04/29/14 Cypresswood - Cypress $35.00 JQ 05/06/14 Raveneaux [note 1] $46.00 WM 05/13/14 Lake Windcrest $42.00 EP 05/20/14 Gleannloch Pines [note 2] $39.00 CW 05/27/14 Windrose $43.00 TD 06/03/14 Oakhurst $43.00 CD 06/10/14 Willow Creek $45.00 EP 06/17/14 High Meadow Ranch $41.00 MH 06/24/14 Lake Windcrest $42.00 EP 07/01/14 Cypresswood - Traditions $45.00 JQ 07/08/14 Raveneaux [note 1] $46.00 WM 07/15/14 High Meadow Ranch $41.00 MH 07/22/14 Lake Windcrest $42.00 EP 07/29/14 Willow Creek $45.00 EP 08/05/14 Northgate $46.00 HH 08/12/14 Gleannloch Pines [note 2] $39.00 CW 08/19/14 Windrose $43.00 TD 08/26/14 Raveneaux [note 1] $46.00 WM 09/02/14 Cypresswood - Cypress $35.00 JQ 09/09/14 Raveneaux [note 1] $46.00 WM 09/16/14 Lake Windcrest $42.00 EP 09/23/14 Willow Creek $45.00 EP 09/30/14 High Meadow Ranch $41.00 MH 10/07/14 Oakhurst $43.00 CD 10/14/14 Windrose $43.00 TD 10/21/14 River Plantation $45.00 HH 10/28/14 High Meadow Ranch $41.00 MH 11/04/14 Raveneaux [note 1] $46.00 WM 11/11/14 Northgate $46.00 HH 11/18/14 Willow Creek $45.00 EP 11/25/14 Cypresswood - Traditions $45.00 JQ 12/02/14 Lake Windcrest $42.00 EP 12/09/14 High Meadow Ranch $41.00 MH 12/16/14 Gleannloch Pines [note 2] $39.00 CW 12/23/14 River Plantation $45.00 HH 12/30/14