Smyith wrote:i dont think that skipping intermediate is the best idea. it will be more beneficial to play your first tourny at that level, for the ease it will have on your mental game (not as much pressure). i was told the same thing to skip intermiediate my first tourny and i BOMBED!!!!!!! it turned me off from tourny's for a year or so until i finally had enough confidence in my game.
I learned to play in May of 2005 with people who are adv. ams., so my skill level has really progressed far. Im talking about every three months or so i drop about 5 strokes on average due to skill increase.
If I signed up as Intermediate, it would just be a race between me and the other "Sand Baggers" as far as me and my friends are concerned. Why ruin a tourney for some peeps who are in the right catagory all because I was too proud to take a chance and play with peeps who might/are be better than me?
I might call you Mark. Me and some peeps will be camping at the KOA more than likely.