Important things for the coming weeks

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We are less than 50 days away.  It will go by quickly so here is some information and important dates to keep in mind.

  • If you haven’t, get your handicap set up
  • If you play some golf, post your scores
  • May 19th after the OHO Golf League (32 days away) we will set the Friday June 5th Matches
    • Friday AM 2-man best ball matches will be set up with each team throwing out their two-somes
    • Friday PM 2-man scramble matches will be set by matching up similar handicaps
  • Saturday individual matches will be set Friday night at the Prezzy Cup, post golf
  • Thursday golf, the un-official start to the Prezzy Cup, is being played at the Classic at Madden’s this year on June 4th. Give Karson a shout if you want in.
  • Anybody who hasn’t paid Cragun’s in full will be expected to pay their remaining balance when they check-in
  • We will be paying for the gambling bundle via PayPal again this year.  A separate email will come out shortly about that.  It will be $65 per player.

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Player Profile – TK

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This 1st timer has been eager to get in on the trip.  He’ll be on the opposite team of his brother, we may need to see them face off once or twice.  If you’re interested in what happened in the at-bat above check with him.  You want to know what to expect from him in Brainerd read below.

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Hometown- Coon Rapids

  • What are you looking forward to on President’s Cup weekend? To win a point, not get as drunk as Drewski and see some tits (females)
  • What have you done or will you do to prepare for the President’s Cup? 2 raw eggs in the morning, 2 j’s for lunch and a 40oz steak for diner.
  • Should Cragun’s be on notice that you are coming and what alcohol should they stock up on? Cragun’s already has my money and I would enjoy some cold Bud Lights or Coors.
  • Did you add any new equipment to your golf bag this year? New dugout
  • Most embarrassing moment on a golf course? When I lost the league championship to Drew in 2014, with a 5 shot lead.
  • What would it take for you to be the Player of the Prezzy Cup (most points of the weekend)? If I’m hammered and don’t care, I’ve got a chance!
  • Favorite golfer? Spieth
  • Favorite golf course you’ve ever played? TPC Scottsdale
  • Lowest score ever, when and where? 71, Majestic Oaks, Platinum course 05’
  • Your home golf course is? Bunker
  • I’d rather be …? Astronaut
  • Ever had a golf lesson? Negative
  • Dream 4-some? Chris Farley, Pamela Anderson, Gisele and the big black guy from the Green Mile, but he needs to have his powers otherwise Donald Trump.
  • How have you recovered from the OHO Championship stumble last fall? NO!
  • Any nerves for your first President’s Cup? Yes! Until the second hole and my dugout calms me down.
  • Who of the President’s Cup group would you pay to watch play golf? G of course, with his massive muscular drives and great strokes. EWE
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Player Profile – Knoke

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Another one of the new guys.  This CR native will keep the rest of the group safe with his life saving skills.  He’s a man of few words (he chose to leave some questions unanswered), I’m betting his plan is to let his clubs do the talking at Cragun’s.  The CR/Blaine team is counting on this guy, I think he gets it, but will he be able to live up to it.

Handicap – 14.2
Hometown – Coon Rapids

  • Favorite golfer? Bubba
  • Favorite golf course you’ve ever played? Deacons
  • Lowest score ever, when and where? 80- Hudson Country Club, Pheasant Acres
  • Your home golf course is? Hidden Haven
  • Ever had a golf lesson? No
  • Dream 4-some? Knoke, Gulbis, Holly Sonders, Lauren Thompson. They would of course be giving me strokes!
  • Pick one – living in Reed’s house, putting out a fire, or a happy drunk Bersch at midnight? living in Reed’s house
  • Are you nervous for your very first tee shot at Cragun’s possibly in front of 27 spectators, half of whom want you to top it? No, I’m guessing half won’t even be able to see me.
  • Keep one – Wild, Twins, Vikings or Wolves? Wild
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Player Profile – Blake

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Handicap Index –  6.7
Hometown – Elk River

He’s new to the group, but don’t let that fool you.  I mean look at the picture, all of those divots are his, and that’s his back yard.  His most embarrassing moment on a course, check it out, I would gladly do that every other round I play.  I think the CR/Blaine team found themselves a player.  Will he be able to handle the rigors of the Prezzy Cup though, read on and decide for yourself.

  • What are you looking forward to on President’s Cup weekend? Getting out and golfing with everyone. Heard nothing but great stuff about the Prezzy Cup
  • What have you done or will you do to prepare for the President’s Cup? Golf? Play as many rounds as possible and hopefully remember how to swing a club!
  • Should Cragun’s be on notice that you are coming and what alcohol should they stock up on? Vodka redbulls
  • Did you add any new equipment to your golf bag this year? New Nike sand wedge
  • Most embarrassing moment on a golf course? shooting a 38 on the front nine followed up with a 48 on the back.
  • What would it take for you to be the Player of the Prezzy Cup (most points of the weekend)? Hitting the shots I know I am capable of making and not trying to kill everything by swinging to hard.
  • Favorite golf course you’ve ever played? TPC Twin Cities
  • Lowest score ever, when and where? 74 Elk River Country club 2 years ago.
  • Your home golf course is? Edinburgh
  • I’d rather be …? Gofling and drinking on a course anywhere
  • Ever had a golf lesson? Only from what my Grandpa has taught me
  • Dream 4-some? Mcilroy, Fowler, Speith
  • When you see your golf clubs you ….? Want to go golfing obviously!!
  • Any nerves for your first President’s Cup? No, Just gotta come up and have some fun playing with everyone!
  • When was the last time you golfed? 3/25/15 in Vegas
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66 days to go

That’s not too far away really.  Looking at the forecast for the next 10 days, not the greatest but there are some glimmers of hope out there.

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I’m sure that some of you suffered from Cabin Fever this winter.  Now is your chance to do something about it.

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Golf leagues are starting up.  Get out golf, post your scores, get that handicap right.  Player Profiles have been sent out to the new competitors I will be posting some soon so we can get acquainted with them.

We are going to try and incorporate some new things to build up to the President’s Cup so be on the lookout for those.

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Not long before we are in the Bear Trap Bar with the Oak Ridge Boys singing Elvira.

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Group of 28 Set

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Are we locked and loaded with our group?  I sure as hell hope so.

This year we lost some players but we picked up some fresh meat, some veterans who missed last year, and also one who is back after several years off.

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Horse (last played in 2009) is back after living in California and moving back, but he finally is able to make the trip again.  TK (New Guy) has been interested for a while and made a strong push for his spot and the time was right.  Knoke (New Guy) is a 1st timer and brings some more CR flavor to the CR/Blaine team.  Mike missed last year to do a wine tasting or something, but the schedule cleared up and he’s back.  Spears is back after a year off of more kids being born.  Steel is back after coaching another team to the brink of the Little League World Series.  Blake (New Guy) joins to make sure the real estate/mortgage quotient is met. The golf season has already started and people have already dusted off the clubs.  Here are your teams of 14 below.

OUTSTATE

Brand, Karson, Drew, Bersch, TK, Sheetz, Spears, Witt, Melling, Stew, Drew, Luke, Mike, and CJ

INSTATE

Field, Tim, O65, Kunza, Steel, Furnace, Snoren, Mario, Marty, RD, Gres, Knoke, EDY and Blake

Player profiles for those who don’t have one will be coming shortly.

We are only 77 days away.

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Nut Crunching Time

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It’s 2015 and “President’s Cup 2015 – Back to Cragun’s” is closer than you think.  Each person has until February 1st to pay the $100 deposit.  If you know you’re going – pay the deposit.  If there is a question as to whether you can go or not – pay and you can be reimbursed if you end up unable to make it.  If you can’t go or don’t want to go let me know ASAP and we will do our best to find someone to fill your spot admirably.

We’ve had 5 people pay the deposit so far, there are 27 days left to do so, or to at least figure out if you are going.  As always I hope you can all make it.

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