Pine Jam, May 28 & 29 - 2011
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May 25th, 2011, 04:20 PM
August 20th, 2009
in the ether
Hyzer Pines baskets are in the 1st round layout positions. Enjoy.
My 2-cents response to Jeff & Scott:
1) Just because people in Central Oregon travel to the valley for tourneys does NOT mean that they are not at an inherent disadvantage at those tourneys, or at qualifiying for the ORDGC in general. 2 qualifiers each at Whistlers & Milo (2 courses I love btw) is a huge advantage for people who live near those courses (think home-field advantage). There is big difference betwen playing at 4000' (or in the mountains) and playing at sea level.
2) Coos Bay is not a good analogy for a couple reasons: a) Coos Bay/North Bend has a much smaller population than Bend/Redmond/Sisters/Madras and I don't believe there's even a tourney-worthy course there; b) Coos Bay is easily twice as close to Whistlers as Bend is to anywhere in the valley (its a 3-hr drive to anywhere assuming GOOD weather). In other words, no matter where you live in the valley, there are at least 2 qualifiers within a 60-90 min. drive. If you live east of the cascades, there are zero qualifiers within twice that drive time...
Just to clarify, I'm not necessarily saying that things NEED to be changed, I'm simply pointing out that Magilla makes an excellent point (as much as it pains me to agree with him).
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