THE AMATEURS THE TALE OF TWO JIMS 2013
OLD WAVERLY 2013 LETTER FROM THE FOUNDING FATHERS
When Colonel George Hampton Young moved from Georgia and built a spectacular antebellum mansion for his bride on the banks of the Tombigbee River, he never could have imagined the meaning it would eventually take on some one hundred and sixty years later as the welcoming home and battleground of Amateurs X. It is fitting that Colonel Young named the homestead “Waverley” after the main character and title of the first novel of Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). Certainly none us need reminding that Waverley is an 1814 historical novel published anonymously as Scott's first venture into prose fiction. It is often regarded as the first historical novel, and it became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as being "by the author of Waverley". The Amateurs is characterized by many of the same themes and motifs of Waverley: Tolerance: Scott was the first novelist to portray peasant characters sympathetically and realistically, and was equally just to merchants, soldiers, and even kings. He believed every human was basically decent regardless of class, religion, politics, ancestry or golf handicap. Humor: Much like the Amateurs, critics disagree whether Waverley was humorous or not. Many found it dour and uninteresting while others found it a "riot of fun and eccentricity." Fear of Civil War: The division in the Waverley family had been caused by the English Civil War of the mid-seventeenth century. Fear of civil war is everpresent in Waverley. Could this be the year that the Amateurs takes up arms against the Founding Fathers? Quixotism: Edward Waverley is like Don Quixote in that his worldview is the result of his reading, an unstructured education consisting of much curious, though illarranged and miscellaneous information - similar to the rules of golf used by the Amateurs.
Founding Fathers Blake Bourland Jim Dorman* Chris Hill Dallas Geer
Competitors John Bryson Preston Carpenter Jim Echols* Will Hunt Thomas Marino Tom Marino Peter Matthews Jack Pieratt Andy Rambo (r) Jeff Scrugham (r) Jake Vargo Scott Walker * Captain (r) 2013 Rookie
Heroines: The heroines of Waverley have been divided into two types, each representative of an Amateurs X team. The blonde is eminently beautiful, and eminently prudent. Like the passive hero, she suffers in the thick of events but seldom moves them. The brunette, no less beautiful, allows her feelings to dictate to her reason, and seems to symbolize passion itself. This year's media guide is also a historical novel, with the history of this great competition documented in a form that may very well be described as prose fiction. The record book is "dynamic," and many characters have passed through the pages of this media guide along the way. We remember those competitors who could not be with us this year, and we celebrate our newest characters - Andy Rambo and Jeff Scrugham as well as returning Amateur Preston Carpenter. They are certain to bring new life and new stories to the pages of this continuing novel. At the time Scott wrote, Scotland was poised to move away from an era of socially divisive clan warfare to a modern world of literacy and industrial capitalism. In much the same way, this 10th anniversary of the Amateurs marks a time of transition. Who knows where this competition may go from here? Who knows how this novel might end? We look forward to seeing how this year's chapter unfolds on August 23-26 in West Point. The authors of the Amateurs, The Founding Fathers
We’ve come a long way. The first Amateurs in 2004 did not use handicaps and the prize (all you can eat Krystals) was never fully settled.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 QUOTES
Old Waverly is listed as the 35th Greatest Public Golf Course in America by Golf Digest for 2013-2014.
Memorable Quotes “There was no way you gonna make that putt, you was lined up all wrong.” - Tony to Isaac ’08 “I am not sure if I 4-putted or 5putted.” - Isaac’10 “You should pray that I get first pick.” - Kennon ’11 “I have never seen a purer struck ball.” - Peter to his competition “I’ve seen worse rounds of golf...but not many.” - Jack to his partner ’08 “Folks Folly steaks taste like dirt.” - William ’06
“You’re on an island on that one my friend.” - Kennon to his teammate ’11 (upon the suggestion of adding some higher handicap players to the golf trip) “There is no ‘s’ at the end of my name.” - Holbrook(s) ’09 “It sure is a beautiful day out here.” - Tom 07-12 “A, as a man of integrity, what is your real handicap?” - Kennon to A ’07 “How exactly do you get out of the world’s largest gated community?” - Blake ’07 “Get out of my backswing.” - Jack to his partner Andy ’09
“I wear pants in high temperatures in order to keep the cool in.” - Tony ’10 “We’re even now. Well, mostly even.” - Dallas to Echols ’12 (not related to golf) “Why do you keep following me and eating my leftovers?” Scott to Jack ’12 “Our team just sent out an email that said, ‘Have fun and don’t be assholes.” - Dallas to Dorman ’12 (overheard from a hole away) “It’s hard to win alternate shot when your partner is still drunk from the night before.” - Anonymous to Anonymous ’12
Founding Father Geer is the first to admit that controversy follows championships, but no one could of imagined that Audubon Golf Course would be at the center of attention for 2011.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS
Echols 13 Geer 14 Hunt 12 Marino 23
Marino 15 Pieratt 4 Hill 26 Rambo 22
THE STORMIn’ DORMANS • CPT Dorman 23 WALKer 16 • • matthews 14 • carpenter 16
vargo 11) scrugham 26) bryson 16 Bourland 20
This year with the addition of Jeff Scrugham and Andy Rambo, 31 different men will have competed in The Amateurs.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 LOGISTICS
2013 Old Waverly Google Map The 2013 Amateurs Google Map also http://goo.gl/maps/dTRJt Directions from Memphis to Lodging (Estimated 142 miles or 2 hours 39 minutes travel time) • From memphis take the 385 Hacks Cross exit south to US-78. • Head East on US-78 for 87 miles. • Take exit 86A to merge onto US-45 S towards Tupelo • Turn left onto W Main Street • Turn right onto S Eshman Ave • Continue to Old Waverly Golf Club, Magnolia Drive, West Point, MS 39773 Golf / Lodging: Old Waverly Golf Course • Breakfast is available at each morning at 7:00, lunch buffet is 11-2, dinner buffet 6-9. • Clubhouse opens at 7 am. Driving range and putting green available open 7am until dark. The electric carts do not have GPS. Beer is sold in the clubhouse and beverage cart. Water is a clear and present danger on 10 holes. Tee Times • Friday, August 23rd: Blue Tees at 8:20, 8:30, 8:40, 8:50 and 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40 • Saturday, August 24th: Blue Tees at 8:20, 8:30, 8:40, 8:50 and 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30 • Sunday, August 25th: Blue Tees at 8:20, 8:30, 8:40, 8:50 Competition Format • Friday AM: Modified Alternate Shot Match Play, Friday PM: 2 on 2 Best Ball Match Play • Saturday AM: 2 on 2 Best Ball Match Play, Sunday: Singles Match Play Group Meals • Eat downstairs in Old Waverly Clubhouse at Murphy’s. Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast, lunch and dinner. Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Saturday night a 8pm we are upstairs in Old Waverly Clubhouse at one table in the Grill Room. You can order a filet or turkey sandwich or anything in between. • We will have individual folio numbers for every meal.
It has rained 5 out of the past 9 Amateurs. In 2008, in Muscle Shoals, AL lightening caused players to run for cover. Come prepared - rain or shine we play golf.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 RULES SHEET
2013 AMATUERS RULES SHEET 1. *Rangefinders / GPS Devices – All rangefinders and GPS devices are permitted during competition. 2. *Scoring - No aggregate stroke score for a round will be kept by a player. Score shall only be kept as it relates to a player winning or losing a hole. 3. Handicap Scoring – All players’ course handicaps shall be calculated from the player in the match with the lowest course handicap. 4. *Maximum Score - The “maximum score” for a player on a hole shall be a “net double bogey” as calculated in accordance with Rule 3. Once a player makes his “maximum score” stroke, he shall pick up his ball regardless if the ball has been holed. If the player’s opponent makes a “maximum score” or better by finishing the hole, the opponent shall win the hole. If each player reaches his “maximum score” by picking his ball prior to finishing the hole, the hole is halved. 5. Modified Alternate Shot Format (Round 1) a. Each player on a team shall hit his own tee shot. After each player has hit his tee shot, the team shall select one player’s tee shot as the tee shot of the team. The second player whose tee shot was not selected shall hit the second shot using the same ball that his partner teed off with, in its lie as it is found. The third shot shall be hit by the player who teed off and the team shall continue this process of alternating shots, using the same ball in its lie as found for each shot, until the team has holed out. b. Rule 4 (Maximum Score) is applicable. c. In the event that both players on a team hit their respective ball out of bounds or lose such ball, the team shall designate what player’s tee shot shall be considered the tee shot of the team and the player whose tee shot is not selected shall proceed under Rule 8 or 10, as applicable. 6. Movement of Ball - Each ball must be played as it lies whether in the fairway or elsewhere unless determined by the Rules Committee that “lift, clean and place” is appropriate because of course conditions. 7. Embedded Ball - A ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground in any closely mown area through the green may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. "Closely mown area" means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less. 8. *Relief for Ball in Water Hazard a. It is a question of fact whether a ball that has not been found after having been struck toward a water hazard is in the hazard. In the absence of knowledge or virtual certainty that a ball struck toward a water hazard, but not found, is in the hazard, the player must proceed as if the ball is lost in accordance with Rule 10. b. If a ball is found in a water hazard or if it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in the water hazard (whether the ball lies in water or not), the player may under penalty of one stroke: (i) Play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played; or (ii) Drop a ball behind the water hazard, keeping the point at which the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind the water hazard the ball may be dropped; or (iii) Drop a ball outside the water hazard within two club-lengths of and not nearer the hole than (A) the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard or (B) a point on the opposite margin of the water hazard equidistant from the hole.
Peter Matthews was the lowest handicap player in 2006-2007.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 RULES SHEET
c. All “water hazards” shall be treated as “lateral water hazards” as defined in the Official Rules of Golf. 9. Unplayable Ball - Any player may deem his ball unplayable at any place on the course, except when the ball is in a water hazard. The player is the sole judge as to whether his ball is unplayable. If the player deems his ball to be unplayable, he must, under penalty of one stroke: a. Play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played; ! or b. Drop a ball behind the point where the ball lay, keeping that point directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind that point the ball may be dropped; or c. Drop a ball within two club-lengths of the spot where the ball lay, but not nearer the hole. ! !
If the unplayable ball is in a bunker, the player may proceed under Clause a, b or c. If he elects to proceed under Clause b or c, a ball must be dropped in the bunker.
10. *Ball Out of Bounds or Lost Ball - If a ball is lost or out of bounds, the player must either a. play a ball, under penalty of one stroke, as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played or b. under penalty of two strokes, (i) drop a ball within two club-lengths of and not nearer the hole than the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the out of bounds/tree line, or (ii) drop a ball at any point on a straight line between the point at which the original ball last crossed the margin of the out of bounds/tree line and the spot from which the original ball was played, with no limit to how far behind the margin of the out of bounds/tree line the ball may be dropped. ! !
Once a player leaves the spot from which the original ball was played, he must proceed under Rule 10(b).
11. *Provisional Ball - If a ball may be lost outside a water hazard or may be out of bounds, to save time the player may play another ball provisionally. The player must inform his opponent in match play that he intends to play a provisional ball, and he must play it before he or his partner go forward to search for the original ball. Once a player determines he is going to hit a provision ball, he may not proceed under Rule 10 and must then play his provisional ball if the original ball is not found. *The rules marked by an asterisk have been instituted by the Rules Committee in the best interest of the 2013 Amateurs and may be different than a comparable rule in previous Amateurs Tournaments or the Official Rules of Golf. Any rule may be changed by the Rules Committee after any round of the competition if it is deemed in the best interests of the 2013 Amateurs to do so by the Rules Committee.
Tom Marino was a 30 in 2007. He went 3-0-1.
OLD WAVERLY 2013
OLD WAVERLY Blue Tees; 6,432 yards; 71.4 / 139; Par 72
Colonel George Hampton Young moved from Georgia and built a spectacular antebellum mansion for his bride on the banks of the Tombigbee River. Tragically, before the magnificent home was finished, Colonel Hampton’s wife died. But as a man of vision, the Colonel pushed forward and when the homestead was mostly complete in 1852 named it “Waverley,” the main character and title of the first novel of Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott. Waverley lost great friends and love but persevered to start life anew. Waverley succeeded and so, too, would Colonel Young. One hundred thirty years later, another George living in the Golden Triangle region of west Mississippi, seized upon a mission not unlike the young colonel’s and sought to make something extraordinary for those he knew and loved. George Bryan and his wife, Marcia, familiar with the mansion and wanting to create something truly special, sought to highlight nature’s splendor and fulfill a shared dream. Waverley Mansion would be the backdrop for a world-class center of golf and recreation. Those initial plans, thwarted by circumstances, were not to be realized. But as with Colonel Young, this George, his wife and 29 other founders persevered. These visionaries found a piece of property not far from Waverley Mansion. Although the history and uniqueness of the mansion were not present, they understood that a diamond does not come out of the ground cut and full of sparkles. This enterprising group sought to allow the beauty they saw in their minds’ eye to emerge through the skillful hands of those who knew how to bring it out. U.S. Open winner Jerry Pate and course designer Bob Cupp were enlisted to trim away from the undeveloped nature of 360 acres of pasture and prairie located near West Point, Mississippi, and add to its history, beauty and success. “Old Waverly, The Golf Club of Mississippi,” with a grand entryway leading to the clubhouse that reflects the original mansion’s aura and a greenscape that evokes quiet awe was the result. Beauty of the local region was drawn out and allowed to sparkle with the hard work and a devotion to detail. In just a few short years the Bryans’ vision had morphed from idea to reality and Old Waverly opened formally in September 1988. Old Waverly’s 18-hole championship course excels, having been named to Golfweek’s Top 100, Golf Digest’s Top Course in Mississippi for too many years to count and Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses. Since 1990, Old Waverly has hosted numerous events including the men’s and women’s SEC Championship, Southern Golf Association Women’s and Junior Championships, the 2006 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, as well as the 1999 U. S. Women’s Open. Seven thousand eighteen yards of undulating fairways, four lakes, numerous sand oases and well manicured greens surrounded by tall pines and numerous hardwoods have been at the center of the rising and falling of many competitive golfers of all ages and both genders from all across the United States and the globe as they did their best to do better than par.
Old Waverly was the site of the pre-marriage golf outing for Amateur great Kennon Vaughan.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 HISTORY
2004 Amateurs - The Founding Fathers Dates: May 7-9, 2004 Location: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, AL. The Legislator Course, The Senator Course, The Judge Course Participants: Blake, Dallas, Dorman, Chris Results: Total score competition won by Dallas (Prize – all you can eat Krystal’s – still at large) Dallas has yet to collect although he brings up the bet often. There are thoughts by some that he will never collect so he can continually bring up the fact he won. Notes: No handicaps used 2005 Amateurs - A Soldier’s Sendoff (Named for Nathan Molica who we thought was about to go overseas) Dates: April 14-17, 2005 Location: Callaway Gardens in GA. The Mountain View & Lake View Golf Courses Participants: Black Knights - Captain: Chris, William, Peter Petitt, Nathan, Blake. Rangers - Captain: Dorman, Kennon, Briton, Dallas, Matt Results: Rangers win 6-5 Notes: Kennon wins MVP & low net total; Peter P wins low net round. Buddy quits match on hole 15 due to fatigue. Round 1 ! ! ! ! ! ! Britton/Matt over William/Nathan!! ! Blake/Chris over Jim/Kennon! ! ! Peter (3&2) v. Dallas ! ! ! Round 2! ! ! ! ! ! Dallas/Kennon over Chris/Peter! ! ! Matt over William! ! ! ! ! Blake/Nathan over Jim/Britton! !
Round 3 ! Dallas/Jim halves with Blake/Chris ! Britton/Kennon over Chris/William Round 4! ! ! Kennon halves with Blake! ! Chris (2&1) v. Jim ! ! Dallas/Britton over William/Nathan
2006 Amateurs - Blame it on Vaughan (Named due to Kennon’s wedding causing several people to miss the trip) Dates: April 6-9, 2006 Location: Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Philadelphia, MS. The Azaleas & the Oaks Golf Courses Participants: Woodies - Captain: William, Dallas, Peter, Chris. Bones - Captain: Matt, Blake, Jason, Dorman Results: Woodies Win 5&4 Notes: Dallas wins MVP, low net round on Azalea & low net total. Matt wins low net round on Oaks. Woody says “Folk’s Folly steak takes like dirt.” Round 1! ! ! ! ! ! Dallas/William/Peter/Chris over Blake/Jason/Matt/Jim! ! ! ! Round 2! ! ! ! ! ! Dallas/Chris over Matt/Jason ! Blake/Jim halves with Peter/William! ! Round 3 ! Dallas/Peter over Jason/Blake ! Matt/Jim halves with William/Chris Round 4 ! Dallas (9&8) v. Blake / Jason over Peter!! Jim (2&1) v. Chris / Matt over William
2009 was the first live draft in Amateurs history. It resulted in low handicap vs. historic winning percentage players. Captain Wade’s low handicap players resulted in a landslide victory for his team, “Won at Broadway” 22-14.
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2007 Amateurs - The Arkansas Derby (named due to attendance of the famous Arkansas horse race of the same name) Dates: April 12-15, 2007 Location: Hot Springs Village, AR. Ponce De Leon, Isabella, Balboa, & Grenada Golf Courses Participants: Men ‘O War: Captain: Blake, JB, Jason, Chris, Josh, A, Matt, Tom. The Curse: Captain: Kennon, Peter, Dallas, Tony, Dorman, Jeff Jones, William, Preston Results: Men ‘O War Win 9-7 Notes: Tom wins MVP; Dallas wins low net total & low net round. Round 1 (2 ball for 12 holes, 3 ball for 4 holes, 4 ball for 2 holes) ! JB/Blake/Matt/Tom (4&3) over Peter/Tony/William/Jeff ! Dallas/Preston/Kennon/Jim (6&5) over Jason/Chris/Josh/A Round 2 (Emotional match; lightening causes participants to run for cover) ! JB/Tom (5&3) v. Peter/William ! ! Blake/Matt halves with Tony/Jeff ! Preston/Kennon (1Up) v. Josh/Chris ! A/Jason (2Up) v. Jim/Dallas Round 3 ! JB/Josh (2&1) v. Dallas/Preston ! ! Tony/Kennon (2Up) v. Matt/Jason ! Chris/Tom halves with William/Jim! Blake/A (6&5) v. Jeff/Peter Round 4 ! Dallas (7&6) v. JB ! ! ! Chris halves with Tony ! Kennon (3&2) v. A ! Matt (4&3) v. William ! ! ! Jason halves w/ Peter (Jason was 4 holes down) ! Jim (2&1) v. Josh !! ! ! Tom (5&4) v. Jeff ! Blake halves w/ Preston (Blake comes back after being 4 holes down) 2008 Amateurs - The Muscle on the Shoals Dates: April 3-6, 2008 Location: Muscle Shoals, AL. Robert Trent Jones The Shoals: Schoolmaster, Fighting Joe Participants: Sons of Thunder - JB(captain), Jack, Peter, Preston, Chris, Andy, Dorman, William. House of Mojo - Jason (captain), Dallas, Blake, Kennon, Tony, A, Scott, Tom Results: House of Mojo 26-12 Notes: Co-MVP’s - Dallas & Kennon both 4-0; Low Net Total - Dallas 296; Low Net Round - Blake 67; High Net Total - Jim 331. Round 1 (2 ball for 12 holes, 3 ball for 4 holes, 4 ball for 2 holes) ! Jason/Kennon/A/Scott (+23) over Peter/Preston/Andy Jim (+34) ! Dallas/Blake/Tony/Tom (+3) over Jack/JB/Chris/Wiliam (+10) Round 2 (Emotional; lightening run for cover)! Round 3 ! JB/Chris (1Up) v. Blake/Tony ! ! ! ! Dallas/Kennon (3&1) v. Peter/Chris ! Peter/Preston (3&2) v. Jason/A ! ! ! ! Jack/Preston (2&1) v. Blake/A ! Scott/Kennon (4&3) v. Jim/Andy !! ! ! Jason/Tom (5&4) v. Jim/JB ! Dallas/Tom (5&4) v. Jack/William ! ! ! Andy/William (5&4) v. Scott/Tony Round 4 ! Dallas (3&2) v. JB ! ! ! ! ! A (4&3) v. Peter ! ! ! Kennon (4&3) v. Preston !! ! ! ! Tony (3&2) v. Jim! ! ! Scott (2&1) v. Chris ! ! ! ! ! Jack (1Up) v. Jason (Jack 32 on back 9) ! William (2&1) v. Tom ! ! ! ! ! Blake (6&5) v. Andy
With the exception of an improper revision of Will Hunt’s handicap in 2011, the handicap committee has done a great job of making it “more fair” every year.
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2009 Amateurs - Showdown on the Shoals Dates: May 14-17. 2009 Location: Muscle Shoals, AL. Robert Trent Jones The Shoals: Schoolmaster, Fighting Joe Participants: Won at Broadway - Tony (captain), Dallas, JB, Jason, Blake, Echols, Peter, Dorman. Carpenters 8 - Preston (captain), Kennon, Jack, Tom, Scott, Chris, Andy, Isaac Results: Won at Broadway 22-14 Notes: Co-MVPâ€™s - Dorman and Peter both 4-0; Low Net Total - Dorman 271; Low Net Round - Echols 65; High Net Total - Isaac 343. For the first time in Amateurs history, a player (Dorman) goes from high net to low net the following year. Round 1 (2 ball for 14 holes, 3 ball for 3 holes, 4 ball for 1 holes, combined scores) " JB/Jason/Echols/Tony (-23) over Jack/Kennon/Andy/Tom (-14) ! Dallas/Peter/Blake/Dorman (4) over Preston/Chris/Scott/Isaac (14) Round 2 ! JB/Tony (2&1) v. Jack/Tom! ! Kennon/Andy (3&2) v. Jason/Echols ! Peter/Dallas (7&6) v. Chris/Isaac ! Blake/Dorman (4&2) v. Preston/Scott Round 3 ! Dorman/Tony (2&1) v. Tom/Chris ! Echols/Peter (2Up) v. Preston/Scott ! Dallas/JB v. Jack/Andy (halved)! ! Jason/Blake (5&4) v. Scott/Isaac Round 4 ! Preston (2&1) v. Tony ! ! ! Jack (2&1) v. Echols ! ! Peter (1Up) v. Isaac ! Dorman (5&4) v. Chris ! ! ! Kennon (4&2) v. Dallas ! Tom (4&2) v. Blake ! JB v. Andy ! (halved)! ! ! Scott (3&2) v. Jason 2010 Amateurs - Duel at Drasco Dates: May 20-23. 2010 Location: Heber Springs, AR. Mountain Ranch + Tannenbaum Courses Participants: Bella Giornata - Tom (captain), Dallas, Chris, Robert, Josh, Matt, Tony. American Storm - Scott Walker (captain), Jack, Dorman, Peter, Blake, Preston, Isaac. Results: American Storm 13-7 Notes: Co-MVPs Isaac, Dorman, Peter, Preston (3-1); Dallas Low Net Round (79/69); Blake High Net Total. First/longest alternate shot round in Amateurs history. Round 1 (Modified Alternate Shot Format) Tied after Round 1 (2 - 2) ! Peter/Scott (5&4) v. Josh/Tony ! ! ! Tom/Thomas (1Up) v. Kennon/Blake ! Matt/Dallas (3&2) v. Jack/Preston! ! Dorman/Isaac (3&2) v. Robert/Chris (5+ hr. round) Round 2 (2 on 2 Best Ball Match Play Format) American Storm Leads (5.5 - 2.5) ! Kennon/Dorman (2&1) v. Tony/Tom! ! Scott/Isaac (2&1) v. Thomas/Matt ! Peter/Preston (5&4) v. Josh/Chris! ! Dallas/Robert v. Jack(net -2)/Blake (halved) Round 3 (2 on 2 Best Ball Match Play Format) American Storm Leads (8.5 - 5.5) ! Dallas/Tom (3&2) v. Scott/Peter ! ! ! Robert/Tony (7&5) v. Blake/Kennon ! Dorman/Preston (4&3) v. Chris/Thomas !! Jack/Isaac (3&2) v. Josh/Matt Round 4 (1 on 1 Match Play Format) American Storm Wins 13-7 ! Dallas (6&4) v. Dorman! ! ! ! Chris (2Up) v. Isaac! ! ! ! Tom halved with Scott! ! ! ! Peter (2&1) v. Tony ! Kennon (4&2) v. Thomas !! ! ! Blake (3&2) v. Matt ! Jack (4&2) v. Josh ! ! ! ! Preston (7&6) v. Robert
The Amateurs has been played in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee.
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2011 Les Amateurs Dates: September 8-11, 2011; This was the first fall trip due to Founding Father Dorman’s wedding and bachelor party earlier in the Spring. Location: Paris, TN. Courses: Paris Landing State Park & The Tennessean Competitors: Operation Overlord: Dallas Geer (captain), Jack Pieratt, John Bryson, Thomas Marino, Blake Bourland, Preston Carpenter, Peter Matthews, Chris Hill. Valvaughano’s: Kennon Vaughan (captain), Jason Holbrook, Matthew Flynn, Will Hunt, Tom Marino, Jim Dorman, Scott Walker, Matt Weathersby. Results: Valvaughano’s defeats Operation Overlord Notes: Fall football + perfect fall weather added to the trip. Louisville v. FIU game was the highlight of Friday night. Winning Captains choice for MVP: Jim Dorman (MVP ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11). Low net round: John Bryson 77 (net 64). Round 1 (Modified Alternate Shot at Paris Landing State Park White Tees) ! Blake/Jack v. Matt/Dorman (3&2)!! ! JB/Chris v. Matthew/Tom (3&2) ! Thomas/Preston (3&2) v. Jason/Scott! ! Dallas/Peter v. Kennon/Will (3&1) Round 2 (2 on 2 Best Ball Match Play at Paris Landing State Park White Tees) ! Blake/Dallas v. Matthew/Dorman (3&2)! ! JB/Preston (5&4) v. Kennon/Tom ! Thomas/Jack v. Will/Scott (5&3) !! ! Chris/Peter v. Jason/Matt (3&2) Round 3 (2 on 2 Best Ball Match Play at The Tennessean Blue Tees) ! JB/Dallas v. Dorman/Jason (6&4)!! ! Preston/Jack (2Up) v. Matthew/Kennon ! Blake/Peter (halved) v. Tom/Walker ! ! Chris/Thomas (3&1) v. Will/Matt Round 4 (1 on 1 Match Play at The Tennessean Blue Tees) ! Dallas v. Matthew (2Up)! ! Blake (2Up) v. Tom! ! ! Peter (5&4) v. Will!! ! JB (1Up) v. Scott! ! ! Preston (halved) v. Jason!! Kennon (1up) v. Jack
Thomas v. Dorman (2&1) Chris v. Matt (2&1)
2012 Old Waverly Amateurs Dates: August 24-26, 2012 Location: Old Waverly Golf Course in West Point, MS (blue tees) Competitors: The Meatpackers - Thomas Marino (captain), Dallas Geer, Tom Marino, Matthew Flynn, Jake Vargo, John Bryson, Blake Bourland, Tony Wade. Big Easy Money - Peter Matthews (captain), Jim Dorman, Jim Echols, Scott Walker, Will Hunt, Chris Hill, Jack Pieratt, Isaac Byrd. Results: Big Easy Money defeats The MeatPackers 13-7 Notes: MVP Jim Echols (4-0), Heavy surprise rain on Saturday, MVP Echols shoots lights on Sunday (76 gross / his all time best round), First Amateurs Sportsbook Round 1 (Modified Alternate Shot Best Ball) ! Matthew/Tom v. Will/Scott (7&6)! ! ! ! Blake/JB v. Dorman/Chris (6&4)! ! !
Dallas/Thomas v. Echols/Jack (1Up) Jake/Tony v. Isaac/Peter (1Up)
Round 2 (2 on 2 Best Ball Match Play) ! Blake/Jake v. Dorman/Echols (4&2)! ! Matthew/Dallas v. Chris/Peter (AS)!
Tom/Thomas (4&2) v. Jack/Scott JB/Tony v. Isaac/Will (7&5)
Round 3 (2 on 2 Best Ball Match Play) ! JB/Matthew v. Dorman/Will (3&2)!! ! Dallas/Tom v. Echols/Chris (4&3)!!
Blake/Tony (4&3) v. Isaac/Scott Thomas/Jake (2&1) v. Peter/Jack
The Amateurs has been sponsored by many great establishments in the past including Edwin Watts, Vineyard Vines, Galloway Pond #9 and The First Tee of Memphis.
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2012 Old Waverly Amateurs (continued from page 10) Round 4 (1 on 1 Match Play) ! Jake (3&2) v. Dorman! ! Dallas v. Jack (4&2)! ! ! Tony v. Scott (3&2)! ! JB v. Will (AS)!! ! ! Tom (5&4) v. Chris! ! Thomas (4&3) v. Peter
Matthew v. Echols (6&4) Blake v. Isaac (3&1)
2013 Old Waverly Amateurs X - The Tale of Two Jims Dates: August 23-25, 2013 Location: Old Waverly Golf Course in West Point, MS (blue tees) Competitors: Team Echols - Jim Echols (captain), Thomas Marino, Dallas Geer, Will Hunt, Tom Marino, Jack Pieratt, Chris Hill, Andy Rambo. Team Dorman - Jim Dorman (captain), Scott Walker, Peter Matthews, Preston Carpenter, Jake Vargo, Jeff Scrugham, John Bryson, Blake Bourland Results: Notes: Round 1 (Modified Alternate Shot Best Ball) ! Tom/Jack v. Scott/JB.! ! Thomas/Andy v. Jake/Jeff ! Dallas/Echols v. Peter/Preston! Will/Chris v. Dorman/Blake Round 2 (2 on 2 Best Ball Match Play) ! Andy/Jack v. JB/Jeff! ! Tom/Thomas v. Peter/Jake ! Chris/Echols v. Scott/Dorman! Dallas/Will v. Preston/Blake Round 3 (2 on 2 Best Ball Match Play) Round 4 (1 on 1 Match Play)
Throughout the history of The Amateurs no one has scored a hole in one.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES
Blake Bourland College: Auburn Tiger / UT Law Team Record 4-5 Match Record 12-14-7 Individual Match Play Record 3-3-2 Amateurs: 04, 05, 06, 07*, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13
Notes: Famous for “great 9/bad 9.” Chairman of the Amateurs’ rules committee. Founding Father. Ready to prove that he should not be the last person picked in the draft. Oh yea... also kind of a big deal. Rivals: Scott, Kennon, Vegetables
John Bryson, Ph.D. College: Asbury Eagle Team Record 2-3 Match Record 8-11-1 Individual Match Play Record 1-2-2 Amateurs: 07, 08*, 09, 11, 12, 13
Notes: Fastest player on the Amateurs circuit (or any circuit for that matter); Having 5 kids (+ 2 nannies) hasn’t slowed his tour of the great American golf courses. Known as “King of Harlan”. Will only answer to “Dr. Bryson.” Constantly challenging your manhood. Rivals: Dallas, Playing with Blake
Preston Carpenter College: Ole Miss Brown Bear Team Record 1-4 Match Record 11-7-2 Individual Match Play Record 2-1-2 Amateurs: 07, 08, 09*, 10, 11, 13
Notes: Beat cancer 9-8. Much more intimidating since being escorted out of Raiford’s for laying out a drunk for hitting on women in his party. Sat out 2012 Amateurs to refocus for Amateurs X. Rivals: Tony, Drunks at Raifords
Jim Dorman College: Auburn Tiger / UT MBA Team Record 5-4 Match Record 17-12-4 Individual Match Play Record 4-4-0 Amateurs: 04, 05*, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13*
Notes: Founding Father. HIs streak of MVPs is unheard of in Amateurs history. Recent marriage, first child, captainship could cause loss of focus. Rivals: Sisters, Duck hooks
Collectively our wives will be taking care of over 40 children while we are suffering the well kept fairways and fast greens of Old Waverly during Amateurs 2013. Nearly half of these children are JB’s.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES
Jim Echols M.D. College: Vanderbilt / UT Med Team Record 2-0 Match Record 6-2-0 Individual Match Play Record 1-1-0 Amateurs: 10, 12, 13*
Notes: Considered Blake’s volume rival. On handicap watch list due to high winning percentage. Somehow increased focus on his golf game since announcing expectancy of his fourth child. Rivals: Dallas, libraries and other places where “inside voices” must be used, optometrists, feelings
Dallas Geer College: UT / UT MBA Team Record 5-4 Match Record 18-11-4 Individual Match Play Record 4-4-0 Amateurs: 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11*, 12, 13
Notes: Founding Father. Looking to make this the “fairest” Amateurs yet. Self-imposed 10 year ban on captainship
Chris Hill College: Auburn Tiger Team Record 3-6 Match Record 9-19-5 Individual Match Play Record 2-5-1 Amateurs: 04, 05*, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13
Notes: Founding Father. Strong finish in 2012 due to “taking some time away from the game to gain perspective.” Won “loser retires” match against Isaac in 2010. Group historian. Also on handicap watch list for low winning percentage. If you play in his group, your pic will be on facebook.
Rivals: Right-handed golfers, anyone not on twitter Will Hunt College: Kentucky Wildcat Team Record 2-0 Match Record 5-2-1 Individual Match Play Record 0-1-1 Amateurs: 11, 12, 13
Notes: Separated shoulder could be in play, also on handicap watch list due to high winning percentage. Rivals: Thomas, Non-dislocated shoulders
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OLD WAVERLY 2013 PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES
Thomas Marino College: Mississippi State Bulldog Team Record 0-2 Match Record 7-5-0 Individual Match Play Record 1-2-0 Amateurs: 10, 11, 12, 13
Notes: Never purchased a golf ball or tee; Has passed 3 NCAA drug tests; stalks Erin Andrews in his spare time; never turned in his set of keys to Mississippi State Palmero Center. How will marriage life (May 2013) impact his swing thoughts? May have trouble with pressure of being first pic in the draft. Rivals: Hugh Freeze, Scott Walker
Tom Marino College: Mississippi State Bulldog Team Record 3-3 Match Record 12-9-3 Individual Match Play Record 3-2-1 Amateurs: 07, 08, 09, 10*, 11, 12, 13
Notes: Fav quote before destroying opponent is “It sure is a beautiful day out here.” Loves to play early. Involved in great rock controversy with S. Walker in 2010. Shot of the Decade after a questionable oncourse 15 min lesson from Walker in 2011. Oldest active Amateur. Rivals: Blake, Scott, Jeff Jones, Woody, Rainy days
Peter Matthews College: Rhodes Lynx Team Record 3-4 Match Record 12-13-3 Individual Match Play Record 3-3-1 Amateurs: 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13
Notes: Call him “The Mad Hatter” or “The Big Easy” either way he is capable of very low scores. Very quiet, but deadly killer. Patience on the greens is unmatched. Most consecutive Amateurs outside Founding Fathers. Don’t worry, he will be there in time to tee off with the group. Rivals: Blake, Isaac, Himself
Jack Pieratt College: Memphis Tiger Team Record 1-4 Match Record 8-10-2 Individual Match Play Record 4-1-0 Amateurs: 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13
Notes: Lowest handicap in Amateurs’ history; Played golf at Memphis; Answers important phone calls during surgery. Dislikes teammates in his swing path; loves competition; Maps greens for future Amateurs on work trips Rivals: Dallas, Kennon
We welcome Rookie Jeff Scrugham to Amateurs X. The last time a “Jeff” went on an Amateurs Jeff Jones went 0-4 and was never seen from again.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES
Andy Rambo College: Memphis Tiger / Asbury Theological Seminary ROOKIE Married 12 years to Molly Children: 2 boys Pastor at First United Methodist Church
Jeffrey Scrugham M.D. College: Tennessee Vol / UT Med ROOKIE
Notes: Man of the cloth. Steel structure of current church has been slated for indoor driving range. Recent grant request to Poplar Foundation for driving range buildout is delayed pending insurance fraud accusations. Wife “highly encouraged” Amateur attendance.
Notes: High school wrestler. East TN born and breed. Grew up playing in the tough streets of West Knoxville on a course called Dead Horse.
Married 13 years to Lauren Children: Langston 6.5, Edward 4, Lyda 1 Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Scott Walker College: Memphis Tiger Team Record 4-1 Match Record 9-9-2 Individual Match Play Record 3-1-1 Amateurs: 08, 09, 10*, 11, 12, 13
Notes: 1st participant to send in deposit year after year; Banned from Galloway golfball fishing since ‘11. Sending family on 2 week vacation before trip so he can hit 1,000 golf balls a day in preparation. With sole discretion over his incentive compensation, may hold undue influence over Thomas’s performance. Rivals: Chris, Tom
Jake Vargo M.D. College: Auburn Tiger / UT Med Team Record 0-1 Match Record 2-2-0 Individual Match Play Record 1-0-0 Amateurs: 12, 13
Notes: Played golf at Millsaps College for two years. Competitors will attempt to rattle him by getting him to call in prescriptions for their families from the course. Rivals: None - in a league of his own.
All complaints go to Jana Marino.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 OVERALL STATISTICS
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Only One Jim Can Win: Both Jim Echols and Jim Dorman have been on hot streaks in recent Amateurs. Many believe they were voted captains to see which one will be proven the one true Jim.
OLD WAVERLY 2013 CONTACT INFORMATION
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THE 2013 AMATEURS
THE TALE OF TWO JIMS