Posted by: randyhaaggolf | September 26, 2013

CRUMP CUP AT PINE VALLEY – 1st ROUND RESULTS

After one round of medal play on the best course in the world, Michael Muehr leads with a solid 68 (-2). The only other round under par was fellow Olympian Andrew Biggadike with a fine 69. Both score cards are below. Andrew had a stellar 32 in the back nine to close his round out. Tomorrow the field will be cut to three flights of 16 for match play to commence on Sat morning, with quarterfinals in the pm, Sunday will feature the semi-finals in the morning followed by the finals in front of many spectators that are allowed onto the Pine Valley grounds to witness some good golf and feel the best golf course in the world under their feet.

Often I am asked what makes Pine Valley so great, the answer is easy, everything!! From the stunning visuals to the amazing staff and people you will meet here. The course has every element you want in a challenging golf course. My 75 was disappointing as I made 4 unforced errors from the middle of the fairway for bogeys with three eight iron shots and one sand wedge. I hope to clean that up tomorrow as I need a sub 75 round to have a chance at the championship flight. The course is firm and fast, and with expected good weather should get even faster and firmer as we progress into the weekend.

I took some new photos of the course that I will be posting later, so stay tuned for round 2 results!!

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View from the relatively new tee on the 18th hole to reach the fairway you need to carry a tee shot 250 yards downhill

View from the relatively new tee on the 18th hole to reach the fairway you need to carry a tee shot 250 yards downhill

Another new tee on the 15th hole over water on this par five that rates as one of the worlds best

Another new tee on the 15th hole over water on this par five that rates as one of the worlds best

 

Andrew Biggadike Belmont, CA 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 37 3 3 4 4 3 5 3 4 3 32 69
Michael Muehr Potomac Falls, VA 4 3 3 5 3 4 5 3 4 34 4 4 3 4 3 6 3 3 4 34 68

Responses

  1. Keep the updates coming Randy! Can you share your opinion of the course condition compared to other years? We’ve had such a rainly summer in this area that I’m guessing that the fairways and greens are in spectacular condition. And I sure know what you mean by feeling it “under your feet”. I’ve tried to explain in words to people who have never been there, the different feel of the fairways when you step foot on them at PVGC, but its truely something that needs to be experienced to understand. Good luck tomorrow!

  2. Mr Haag
    I am following your blog from Royal Dornoch in Scotland …I,d like you to visit R D next year to play in the Carnegie Shield and perhaps we will be fortunate enough to see you and Andrew Biggadike go head to head in the final…providing you can get through one or two locals who will give you a run for your money!!

    • Thanks for following and for the comment!! Appreciated!!
      Randy


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