PRO GOLF! Where you can be the newest wearer of the BPA green jacket!
It is an event that draws people who have rarely played games before, as well as members who have played games 14 hours a day since the first Avaloncon in 1981.
It is an event where Lisa Gutermuth, Pete Stein, Sean McCulloch, Debbie Gutermuth, Chris Kizer, Mark Yoshikawa and Thomas Browne prove yearly that none of them can roll actual dice as well as they roll online dice.
It is an event mastered by two time champion David Metzger, though there were 19 years between his two victories.
It is an event that makes Don Greenwood shake his head in wonder at the human race.
That is Pro Golf! Come to either get all those bad dice rolls out of your system for the rest of the week, or hope to ride your current wave of dice luck to become the Tiger Woods of the WBC! But Pro Golf is a late night ending event with no midnight breaks. You must play through to the wee hours if you wish to wear the green.
This year, all players will return to play the first 18 holes on the Augusta National course, which will be provided by the GM. All groups must consist of at least three players and all players must sign the scorecard upon completion of the 18 holes before submission to the GM.
An extensive demo will be run by assistant GM Rob Drozd which may take up to five minutes to complete, but only if you take notes.
Recognizing the challenges of an aging field, there will be new, larger golfer cards printed with a larger font.
The four lowest scores will be matched for a skins game final on the first 12 holes of the Pebble Beach course.
Any ties for determining the four Skins game players will be resolved using a sudden death playoff beginning on the Muirfield Village course.
If the Skins Game is tied after 12 holes, sudden death will be played between the tied players only starting on hole #13 of the Pebble Beach.
First edition rules will be used, which means we are not using the Trouble or Gambling rules, nor will the roll of doubles allow players to ignore parenthesized negative modifiers to shots as in the second edition.
Even if you do not compete in the tournament or advance past the preliminary round, you might want to hang around to observe the Skins game final. It is played with big foam dice that can be viewed by all, rolled off the stage where the Auction is held. A commentator may even be providing a shot by shot account. Spectators have more fun than the participants since they don't have the pressure of halving the hole to keep their plaque hopes alive. A good time is had by all!