From: simon on 12 Feb 2007 12:15
There's a single tournament on the PGA with the Stableford scoring
system, it folded, maybe it's not the only factor but to ignore it as
a factor is ridiculous.
From: Howard Brazee on 12 Feb 2007 12:31
On 12 Feb 2007 09:15:32 -0800, "simon" <SimonOnSports(a)gmail.com>
>There's a single tournament on the PGA with the Stableford scoring
>system, it folded, maybe it's not the only factor but to ignore it as
>a factor is ridiculous.
It should be considered. But I believe that the modified Stableford
system was a plus. I believe that The International got pretty good
ratings for non-Tiger events, possibly because it was different enough
to be interesting.
Today's tour is about corporate sponsorship.
It also appears that the Tiger surge in golf's popularity has run its
course. I doubt the next surge is close - a nice rivalry could get
fan interest, but watching Tiger win this week is pretty much like
watching Tiger win last week, if you are not a connoisseur of the
And there aren't enough connoisseurs to pay the bills.
From: johnty on 12 Feb 2007 14:26
The modified system was worthless.
Real Stableford was specifically designed for handicap play, and is
unsurpassed in that regard.
From: oconnell on 12 Feb 2007 17:01
On Feb 12, 12:15 pm, "simon" <SimonOnSpo...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> There's a single tournament on the PGA with the Stableford scoring
> system, it folded, maybe it's not the only factor but to ignore it as
> a factor is ridiculous.
Well, first one might want to establish that it was a factor at
prior to considering to ignore it or not. I'm not aware that any of
the players, or the sponsors, cared about the scoring system at all.
The closest to this is the progressive cuts it used to use which
made it a bit similar to a match play event. They had pretty much
canned that aspect years ago.
From: Howard Brazee on 12 Feb 2007 18:52
On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 22:36:54 -0000, "John Turner"
>Are we really to believe that this multi-millionaires' golf resort couldn't
>find a sponsor, or has it come time for them to retreat into their enclave
>without the annual invasion.
It isn't a golf resort. It is a private club.