Illini Golf 2018-2019

#2
you feel me, dog?
Elmhurst
Just was on FightingIllini.com and saw that the Illini lead the Notre Dame tournament after two days.
The third day is today.
Team stats,
Illinois -30
Georgia Southern -25
North Carolina -18

Individually, everyone is doing well.
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All 5 guys in the Top20!!

Here is a link to the story
https://fightingillini.com/news/2018/10/7/mens-golf-illini-hold-tournament-lead-at-fighting-irish-classic.aspx
Good showing, thus far. Good initiative making a new thread (it was overdue).
 
#3
The Illini easily held on for first in the Notre Dame tourney.
Illini -44
Georgia Southern -31
So, actually the Illini expanded their lead.

Great showing
 
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#4
DeForest, Wisconsin
The Illini will be good, but expectations are much lower, as this team is nowhere as talented as years past.
 
#5
Good to see Giovanni playing so well. Way to go Illini!

Likewise Illini women; were in third, I think, at their Medinah invitational, 8 shots behind Perdue! I volunteered there Sunday as shuttle driver and Monday as a spotter.

Medinah: what a joint! The members and staff were so friendly and helpful to this peasant. Had full run of that magnificent clubhouse. A wonderful experience.
 
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#6
Funny: I was trying to find my way to men's locker-room area at Medinah clubhouse where I was told I could get a cup of coffee and a mini-Danish. A man asked if he could help me; he showed me the way. He was well-dressed, sharp. And I thought: "What a classy locker-room attendant!" I later found out he is on Medinah's board of directors!

Membership to Medinah is by invitation only. Quoting Groucho Marx, I say: "I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would have someone like me as a member!"
 
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#7
Western Suburbs
I was a scorer both days and one of the competitors told me that the Medinah course is nicer than the Atlanta Athletic Club course. It was fun watching these women play. I saw some great putting and a couple of off the green chip ins. And the weather was perfect for Monday's and Tuesday's competition rounds.
 
#8
I'm enjoying this thread, these stories are fun to read. Thanks to those of you who volunteer.
 
#9
I was a scorer both days and one of the competitors told me that the Medinah course is nicer than the Atlanta Athletic Club course. It was fun watching these women play. I saw some great putting and a couple of off the green chip ins. And the weather was perfect for Monday's and Tuesday's competition rounds.
Sorry I missed you, Konnie. Maybe next year.

Yes, the golfers I spoke to loved Medinah #2, but it isn't rated as highly as #s 1 and 3! Gee.

I contacted event coordinator, a Medinah member, I think, after the event about a golf-cart tour of #3 (what nerve of me)!. Haven't heard back, so it looks like I'm back to being a peasant. But it was worth a try.

I was scared nearly out of my wits about planes in to and out of O'Hare flying over Medinah. Very low ceiling on Sunday; I thought a 747 was gonna crash right there and then into the clubhouse. Not to worry. A staffer said : "You get used to it." I did

I urge all of you, if you can, to volunteer next fall. Wonderful experience. Amateur golf is the best! No beer, no loudmouths! (I could have used a beer after seven hours spotting on #4, but the nice Medinah ladies could only arrange two lemonades for me! Alas, no vodka either!)

P.S. Odd not watching Illini men in East Lake Cup.
 
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#10
I'm enjoying this thread, these stories are fun to read. Thanks to those of you who volunteer.
You're welcome.

In this case, Illini women invitational, I got a t-shirt, a little back-pack thing, free grub and the opportunity to watch great golf! Wherever you are , promote and support amateur golf. Fun city!

PS: One of the coaches told me she attended Ryder Cup at Medinah; she couldn't even walk the course, that's how crowded it was. Instead, she said, she planted herself and drank beer! Sensinle human being.
 
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#12
One more thing: Junior Western Amateur is at Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, in June, 2019. BIG men's golf championship is there in 2020. Palmer Cup 2021, I think. I like planning for the future - if I live that long!

Just contact Vickie at Rich for volunteer opportunities.
 
#14
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Everyone is welcome come join the clan and chat Illini tons of fun !!
 
#15
Who's thinking golf after sub-arctic temps in Illinois? Me.

Glad Illini beat Neb today; that means I can devote my Sunday afternoon to paying homage to Johnny Miller by watching tournament. It sounds like he's doing his farewell right now. I hope he's back tomorrow.

How many of you fellow duffers play your best round the last round of the season? It always happens to me, so that's why I can't wait to get out there soon.
Golf is cruel.

Illinois beat ISU in Tinervan again. Hope Illini mesh as a team.
 
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#16
Today was Johnny's last day. End of an era. I feel very old. Who's his replacement? (As if you really can replace him).

I admired his honesty about "choking". Heck, Palmer choked: '66 Open to Casper, but Casper indeed won it. Most of us, in any endeavor, have choked now and then. As great as he was, Johnny Miller certainly did. And Jack: '60 US Open - what was that all about? Youth, I guess. Hogan said you should have won the thing.
 
#19
Langley is co-leader at Pebble Beach with Speith as of 12:30 a.m. today. Illinois beat MSU in BIG match play; face OSU in semis today.
 
#21
Pebble Beach: Golf heaven. I checked the website: Centennial Package, 3 nights, 3 rounds : only about $4,300! Anybody want to go with me? And if you do, may I ask for a small loan? I'll pay for gas and all-you-can-eat at Carmel Golden Arches - if there is one.
 
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#22
The Villages, FL
Pebble Beach: Golf heaven. I checked the website: Centennial Package, 3 nights, 3 rounds : only about $4,300! Anybody want to go with me? And if you do, may I ask for a small loan? I'll pay for gas and all-you-can-eat at Carmel Golden Arches - if there is one.
I've played Pebble and if there is one place on the planet you should go, it's there. Mortgage your house if you have to. It's that good.
 
#24
"Think Small" - the slogan worked for Volkswagen; it's worked for Illini golf. Young guys have to come on strong. Go Illinois golf, men and women!
 
#25
Langley hangling in there.

Can't stand Gary McCord, never have. McJerk. Unfunny, stupid mustache. Hogan asked him what he'd done on tour; McCord said he'd never won. Hogan replied something like "then what are you doing out there ?" Get rid of this guy. What a creep.