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Plowboy 10-23-2008 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by MilitantSquatter (Post 764104)
This was just a total mess from an early contest.. I can't believe I turned this in !!

I think I see a finger in there.

watg? 10-23-2008 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by MilitantSquatter (Post 764074)
Ask and you shall receive !!!

Aside from the rack dropping fiasco :icon_pissed, this box was also very lousy in that it was the first time ans only time I cooked thighs in competition.

Even worse when you rely on the 13th place chicken king to do your trimming. We ended up torching the few remaining ones that would not get anyone sick on a Kettle to make up for lost time. Skin shriveled up quickly.

This is a really chitty box... but the good news was that four other boxes placed worse than this one (68th of 72) :biggrin:


Look at the bright side, it wasnt DAL!

Sticks-n-chicks 10-23-2008 07:17 AM

Oh how we have improved
 
http://picasaweb.google.com/willclea...22615163396850

Practice Turn ins that you...the brothers...nailed me on... if it wasn't for this site my boxed would still be all over the board...

ZBQ 10-23-2008 08:16 AM

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GREAT thread Jeff!!:eusa_clap

Pics of my 1st comp boxes.

I just call them the "salad explosion" boxes....and oh yeah....the probe
holes in the brisket too:oops::roll:

Insert your probe the same direction you will cut with the knife ya big dummy!!:roll::lol:

And let's not forget my train wreck of a pork box this year when my brain took
a vacation after my rib box got DQ'd for not being completely cut through.:oops:.......
MAN, I'm STILL ashamed of that rib and pork box!!:oops:
Oh well, live and learn........

KC_Bobby 10-23-2008 08:24 AM

DQ'd? Shouldn't you have just received a taste 1 and tenderness 1 from any judges that were not able to get a sample?

big brother smoke 10-23-2008 08:41 AM

Here is a pic of my rib box at my first comp last year (IBCA)

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...n/DSC01456.jpg

The Pigman 10-23-2008 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by big brother smoke (Post 763656)
The worst box was the one I got DQ for being 20 seconds late, lol!

At Sharonville we had 12 seconds left on clock on rib turn in....dont ever want to do that again.

Arlin_MacRae 10-23-2008 09:02 AM

This thread now stickied for posterity!

JimDandysNYDan 10-23-2008 09:25 AM

Holy Chit, I've got ALOT to learn.....I'm scared.

Chipper 10-23-2008 09:42 AM

Thanks to all of you. I guess we novices can learn as much from what not to do as we can from what you should do. It's very obvious you all have a great perspective.

ZBQ 10-23-2008 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by KC_Bobby (Post 764315)
DQ'd? Shouldn't you have just received a taste 1 and tenderness 1 from any judges that were not able to get a sample?

Well, I guess it wasn't DQ'd.....it might as well have been.....we recieved 1's across the board for appearance and all 1's from the one judge that didn't get a sample.

The reps went strictly by the book and were very proffesional about it.

I never have figured out why you should recieve 1's for appearance for having
2 ribs that are not completely cut apart. I don't see it being an appearance issue because you can't tell that they aren't completely cut through by veiwing it for appearance. Just when the judge is removing a sample.

On the other hand, I fully understand and agree with recieving all 1's from the judge who didn't recieve a sample.

I guess it's just punitive in nature, no other legitimate reason that I can think of.

But, the rules is the rules............Live and Learn.......

I hope someone else can learn what NOT to do from my mistake.........

From the KCBS rules........#12

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Judges may not cut, slice, or shake apart to separate pieces. (If there is not
enough meat for each judge to sample, the shorted judge(s)
will score a one (1) on all criteria, and the judges having
samples will change the Appearance score to one (1).)


Solidkick 10-23-2008 12:15 PM

Great fun!

I've changed computers since we started competing in 2004, but I have the pics saved on a disk....give me a bit to find them.....I think I've got a few doozies to share....:eek::oops::mrgreen::wink:

Unlike Scottie, whos NEVER had a bad box, I can't say that for the Bellys! :twisted:

paydabill 10-23-2008 12:46 PM

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Here you go - First contest WOW!

The ribs actualyl placed 12th - the pork was 32 out of 35 and the Brisket was 34 (someone got DQ).

MMM tasty.

Plowboy 10-23-2008 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by paydabill (Post 764617)
Here you go - First contest WOW!

The ribs actualyl placed 12th - the pork was 32 out of 35 and the Brisket was 34 (someone got DQ).

MMM tasty.

You remember our first KCBS contest... Marshall 2002. What a dismal showing.

paydabill 10-23-2008 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Plowboy (Post 764640)
You remember our first KCBS contest... Marshall 2002. What a dismal showing.

That's because you did not show until 3:00 am to cook, and if I remember right, you left the propane hose in the hot box.

Other than that it was a good time.

Redaero 10-23-2008 05:35 PM

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This was from a backyard contest in Brookline, NH this year. Our very first. Things have gotten better since then (I hope).

The Pickled Pig 10-23-2008 07:11 PM

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Thankfully, we didn't take pics of our entries for the first 4 years else these wouldn't qualify as our worst. :shock:

SloppyQ 10-23-2008 07:26 PM

Hey Jeff show them Sloppy Creeks DAL pork from the Royal.

Bigmista 10-23-2008 07:27 PM

Ummm...what animal is this from?

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/at...1&d=1224807036

Bigmista 10-23-2008 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by SloppyQ (Post 764923)
Hey Jeff show them Sloppy Creeks DAL pork from the Royal.

Just curious, why does your avatar say Backwoods Smokers but there are none listed in your signature?

ammoore 10-23-2008 07:30 PM

Oh Yeah...top this
 
This past weekend I wasn't paying attention and somehow a rubber glove was left in my rib box....:icon_sick

The_Kapn 10-23-2008 07:36 PM

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Great thread!

Chad is gonna kill me, but here goes!
Our very first FBA comp at Mulberry in 2004.
We were expecting to win it all! :oops:

I am especially proud of those ribs. :wink:

And, if I remember correctly, we were 13th of 31 teams with these entries. :-D

We have learned a lot since then.

All joking aside, the ONLY comp experience that we had was one event where Dave went to NY and cooked with Phil in the real early days of the BBQ Brethren comp teams.
That is why we now recommend "mentoring", "classes", "judging", and any exposure that a team can get before laying it on the line!!!!

Like I said---great thread!!!

TIM

The Pickled Pig 10-23-2008 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigmista (Post 764925)

That would be some not so award winning yardbird.:icon_bugeyed

Midnight Smoke 10-23-2008 10:09 PM

Great thread all. Makes me feel a little more comfortable knowing that if I ever got a chance to compete and really screw it up, just move on and try again.

Plowboy 10-24-2008 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by The Pickled Pig (Post 764994)
That would be some not so award winning yardbird.:icon_bugeyed

My attorneys will be contacting you about using the term Yardbird in association with that box. :cool:

Disclaimer: The product displayed in the above picture is not endorsed by Plowboys BBQ or Plowboys Food, LLC. :wink: When preparing BBQ, please drink responsibly.

Plowboy 10-24-2008 12:28 AM

This is a classic thread!!! What a bunch of crappy boxes! Kind of fun to look back and have a good laugh at yourself. Like Kapn said, we all expected to win it all with these entries.

cmcadams 10-24-2008 06:49 AM

I only wish I could add several of the boxes I saw as a judge last weekend... some horrendous boxes in ribs and brisket especially!

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/madison/ribbox.jpg

For this one, we actually got all 9's in appearance, and Ribberfest in 2005... Those judges were blind!
http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/madison/chixbox.jpg

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/Car...ckenturnin.jpg

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/GR2006/grchickbox.jpg

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/GR2006/grribbox.jpg

There's more, but I must stop!

Countryhb 10-24-2008 10:57 AM

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OK, pork, brisket, ribs...I can see where we all faulter but WTF do some people do to their chicken thighs?!?! I mean, they start off almost how they look in the end as far as shape. Mista, did you walk on your thighs with golf cleats? LOL!! Great thread!!

50th place pork from last weekend...

Bigmista 10-24-2008 12:34 PM

Those weren't my thighs. I was inquiring about someone elses.

Bigmista 10-24-2008 12:36 PM

Did you consider adding some meat to your sauce?

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/GR2006/grchickbox.jpg

Countryhb 10-24-2008 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigmista (Post 765335)
Did you consider adding some meat to your sauce?

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/GR2006/grchickbox.jpg

Mmmmm...chicken Mole!

TOPS BBQ 10-24-2008 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigmista (Post 765335)
Did you consider adding some meat to your sauce?

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/GR2006/grchickbox.jpg

Sauce? I thought those were caramel dipped something:eek::shock::icon_sick

Scottie 10-24-2008 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Solidkick (Post 764588)
Great fun!
Unlike Scottie, whos NEVER had a bad box, I can't say that for the Bellys! :twisted:


Only because I don't have any pictures. No pictures...Never happened...:roll: That's what I keep telling myself at least...

U2CANQUE 10-24-2008 04:15 PM

I go with that theory too.......is that not the motto?

U2CANQUE 10-24-2008 04:16 PM

But, you are more than welcome to post on the best boxes there Scottie....we promise to not share......:icon_shy

Lion Bout The Q 10-24-2008 06:36 PM

First brisket box, IBCA contest in Darbonne, La last year. Had to cut off the side cause I used a colored toothpick and turned the meat blue:biggrin:, and it was just a trainwreck of a brisket anyway:redface: Should have been DQ'd.

I don't understand why you would be thooth picking brisket? Am I missing something??

CajunSmoker 10-24-2008 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Lion Bout The Q (Post 765603)
First brisket box, IBCA contest in Darbonne, La last year. Had to cut off the side cause I used a colored toothpick and turned the meat blue:biggrin:, and it was just a trainwreck of a brisket anyway:redface: Should have been DQ'd.

I don't understand why you would be thooth picking brisket? Am I missing something??


cause I was a dumbass who listened to everything everyone said:rolleyes:

Someone on some forum said to stick a toothpick in in line with the grain on your brisket to know where to slice. Worked OK other than the fact that the toothpick was blue and stained the meat. I never really had a problem knowing where to slice but I tried something different at a time I shouldn't have been experimenting.

SloppyQ 10-25-2008 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Bigmista (Post 764928)
Just curious, why does your avatar say Backwoods Smokers but there are none listed in your signature?

You should see where I live Mista. It ain't LA

Jeff_in_KC 10-27-2008 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by SloppyQ (Post 765883)
You should see where I live Mista. It ain't LA

:lol: Never been to Lee's house but I'm very familiar with the area - It's only an hour from me... let's just say you big city boys would chit a brick. And they say that Alaska is the last wilderness in the U.S. :wink:

Steve in Ky 10-30-2008 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeff_in_KC (Post 763569)
Someone suggested a thread where we post our worst turn-in box ever so I'll get it started. This was my very first turn-in at the American Royal in 2005. Seems I pretty much ignored all the stuff I learned here leading up to that contest. :roll: This is utterly HORRIBLE! I've progressed a small bit since then. :shock:

http://www.bigcreekbbq.com/images/20...en_turn_in.jpg

alittle over done

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Originally Posted by goodsmokebbq (Post 763599)
Great thread! OK here we go, first comp...
http://goodsmokebbq.com/images/stori...6/P1020205.jpg
Ohhh yeahhh :shock:

i dont think you could bite through those

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Originally Posted by Brew-B-Q (Post 763641)
I can so dominate this thread. Here are pics from my first competition, where I obviously had no clue. I think everything tasted as bad as it looked.
http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/f...ckenTurnIn.jpg

http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/f...PorkTurnIn.jpg

Looking at what we do now, which still needs work, makes me wonder how drunk I really was that day.

looks a little dry

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Originally Posted by KC_Bobby (Post 763697)
Only one?

OK Joes 2007, our first comp - Looks like we tried our hardest to hide it.
http://boondogglebbq.com/Pictures/al...t_turn_in2.JPG

2007 Ankeny Ducks Unlimited - 4 slices ... slices of something
http://boondogglebbq.com/Pictures/al...pork2small.JPG

2007 American Royal - 411th place!
http://boondogglebbq.com/Pictures/al...yal_porksm.JPG

those did need work

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Originally Posted by Paola Greg (Post 763715)
This is a brisket practice box I did in January, 2005,,(after my first 2 contests in the fall of 2004),,,,,,

I remember at the time I thought I had done quite well,,,,,,:shock:

i give it a 5 - being kind

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Originally Posted by Bentley (Post 763731)
As I recall, this was so overcooked I was happy just to get 6 pieces in the box! And this was not that long ago.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/IMG_1063.jpg

I think it is hillarious what some of you think bad is...It is better than the stuff I turn in now!

i am sure you have done better

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Originally Posted by Sledneck (Post 763746)
From my first comp. The chix box below was my first 13th place chicken

those chix are dead

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Originally Posted by Scottie (Post 763777)
I would of thought that brisket box was a pork box...

Thank goodness I use a FE-100. It turns out perfect food every single time... I've never had a bad box... :roll:

sounds like you are saying its the cooker not the cook - lol

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Originally Posted by Captain Caveman (Post 763881)
HMMMMM, maybe if I shine it up they won't notice how over cooked it is.....:rolleyes:

how did they taste?

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Originally Posted by TOPS BBQ (Post 763901)
Here's NOT a first, but a definite no no:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...q/Brisket2.jpg
It's farking untrimmed AND upside down!:shock:

i bet it taste good fat and all

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Originally Posted by Captain Caveman (Post 763897)
Hands down, the worst ever. Ashamed to post it mod:
Hell, it looks a little like pot roast.....but it's pork.:icon_blush:

how did it score

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Originally Posted by MilitantSquatter (Post 763968)
These were my first boxes during a practice run at home under contest timing the week prior to my first contest a few years back. Pics were actually taken approx 15 minutes after each turn in time so we could see what it looked like after it sat a while.

Boy.. I've learned a lot since then !!

is it brisket?

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Originally Posted by Plowboy (Post 763995)
I'm sure I have worse, but here goes. From North KC 2007.

looks like it would have scored well on taste

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Originally Posted by DeanC (Post 764008)
Finally, a thread where I can compete with the pictures. This is a hot azz mess of a brisket box, I think it was from Butler 2006. I am pretty sure I was trying to bury the brisket in the lettuce.

could be neater

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Originally Posted by Sledneck (Post 764047)
And of course lets not forget about fishsticks!

fish sticks my all time favorite

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Originally Posted by Buster Dog BBQ (Post 764067)

needs more meat in that box

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Originally Posted by MilitantSquatter (Post 764074)
Ask and you shall receive !!!

Aside from the rack dropping fiasco :icon_pissed, this box was also very lousy in that it was the first time ans only time I cooked thighs in competition.

Even worse when you rely on the 13th place chicken king to do your trimming. We ended up torching the few remaining ones that would not get anyone sick on a Kettle to make up for lost time. Skin shriveled up quickly.

This is a really chitty box... but the good news was that four other boxes placed worse than this one (68th of 72) :biggrin:

and those were the best you had to pick from to make your box?

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Originally Posted by BBQchef33 (Post 764178)
nuff said .... yuk..

but it was our first contest and it took 5th. The parsley in the middle covered a huge hole in the brisket.

looks like something i would like to eat - bet it taste good

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Originally Posted by CajunSmoker (Post 764087)
I love this, cause I can make some ugly boxes:icon_blush:

First brisket box, IBCA contest in Darbonne, La last year. Had to cut off the side cause I used a colored toothpick and turned the meat blue:biggrin:, and it was just a trainwreck of a brisket anyway:redface: Should have been DQ'd.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/IMG_0096.jpg

and here's an ugly pork box from Memphis this year. Looked good to me at the time:rolleyes:

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/IMG_0778.jpg

why the foil in the box?

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Originally Posted by big brother smoke (Post 764336)
Here is a pic of my rib box at my first comp last year (IBCA)

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...n/DSC01456.jpg

ribs look dry

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Originally Posted by The Pickled Pig (Post 764916)
Thankfully, we didn't take pics of our entries for the first 4 years else these wouldn't qualify as our worst. :shock:

what did you put on your brisket that turned it red like that?

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Originally Posted by The Pickled Pig (Post 764916)
Thankfully, we didn't take pics of our entries for the first 4 years else these wouldn't qualify as our worst. :shock:

what part of the chicken was that and how did you get the pork red like that

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Originally Posted by cmcadams (Post 765126)
I only wish I could add several of the boxes I saw as a judge last weekend... some horrendous boxes in ribs and brisket especially!

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/madison/ribbox.jpg

For this one, we actually got all 9's in appearance, and Ribberfest in 2005... Those judges were blind!
http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/madison/chixbox.jpg

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/Car...ckenturnin.jpg

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/GR2006/grchickbox.jpg

http://www.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com/GR2006/grribbox.jpg

There's more, but I must stop!

did you cover that chicken in chocolate

Steve in Ky 10-30-2008 11:10 PM

have i hit 50 posts yet

Jaberwabee 10-31-2008 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve in Ky (Post 770502)
have i hit 50 posts yet

Just, so you know. You CAN post in another thread, jeezus, I thought Sled can be a post whore, but you have the last page of posts.

Sled, just kiddin, I love the fact that I can check a thread 4 times a day and see 4 new avatars. It keeps it fresh.

Sledneck 10-31-2008 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaberwabee (Post 770528)
Just, so you know. You CAN post in another thread, jeezus, I thought Sled can be a post whore, but you have the last page of posts.

Sled, just kiddin, I love the fact that I can check a thread 4 times a day and see 4 new avatars. It keeps it fresh.

Hey!! I resemble that remark:redface:

MilitantSquatter 10-31-2008 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve in Ky (Post 770502)
have i hit 50 posts yet


Hi Steve - FYI... We merged all your individual replies in this thread into one reply. You can use the Quote + option for future threads when you may want to reply to multiple posts in the same thread at the same time.

Jeff_in_KC 10-31-2008 05:30 PM

Holy hell, the title is your WORST box!! WTFark do you expect to see? Hammerin' a little hard on people you hardly know yet, don't you think? Sheesh!

swamprb 10-31-2008 05:44 PM

These are my first boxes from Sept. 07 Evergreen State Championship BBQ, Seattle WA.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/100_2020.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/100_2019.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/100_2018.jpg

pork box turned pic turned out blurry, so it has to qualify as my worst. The brisket was drier than a fish fart rolled in sand. I didn't finish last or make the second page of the results, 28th of 36 teams.

Alexa RnQ 10-31-2008 08:19 PM

I didn't even remember where to look for box pix from our first comp, and when I saw this one I was literally laughing out loud so hard I choked!!! It is Sofa King BAD!!!!!

http://www.rhythmnque.com/images/brisketintray_sm.jpg

Solidkick 11-03-2008 06:41 PM

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Now here's how to come in last out of 63 teams!
We were still learning.....hell, we thought this looked good.....then.......:shock:
My, we've come a long ways!

KC_Bobby 11-03-2008 09:45 PM

Kick, that top one reminds me of an overhead shot (layout) of a golf course. :eek: Lots of doglegs and looks like it's hell to get out of that USGA Open kind of rough. :-D

Solidkick 11-04-2008 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by KC_Bobby (Post 773366)
Kick, that top one reminds me of an overhead shot (layout) of a golf course. :eek: Lots of doglegs and looks like it's hell to get out of that USGA Open kind of rough. :-D

You know, you're right!:biggrin: I wonder if Nicklaus would be interested in the design for one of his new courses....:cool:


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