I've had some discussions recently with a few VIC Champs regulars about favourite venue, and have subsequently decided to throw it to the people. I've devised a 'March Madness' style knockout tournament to get this done:
I'll provide a link to a Strawpoll each day, which will end at 7pm the following night (I've allowed an extra day for the first poll). The first match will go a bit longer. The results will go up in this thread/ post, and the next link will be provided. I'll update this post with anything else I've forgotten.
- I listed out all of the Thursday-Sunday official courses.
- Due to some duplicates I was short a few, so I threw in a couple of the better-attended Monday venues and a special 'wild-card' to round it out to 32 courses.
- They were then seeded based on their 2020 Top 100 ranking, with the unranked courses in random order.
- I have a table with all of the matches which will be posted here shortly.
Now, the important stuff... your vote should be for your 'favourite' Champs venue. It has nothing to do with the best architecture or conditioning. The Top 100 rankings already does that for us.
Which course invokes the best memories, where did you feel like you were in golfing heaven on earth, which course suited your game better, where did you have the most fun etc? That is the sort of thing you should consider in casting your vote.
To jog some dusty memories, here is a quick summary of the courses and related info:
Match 1: https://strawpoll.com/d7p9dy93
Match 2: https://strawpoll.com/s74hr799
Match 3: https://strawpoll.com/6b99ek8e
Match 4: https://strawpoll.com/k76g49ss
Match 5: https://strawpoll.com/6r2efhb8
Match 6: https://strawpoll.com/2ywpff39
Match 7: https://strawpoll.com/xre5zec3
Match 8: https://strawpoll.com/ck4gpf45
Match 9: https://strawpoll.com/313a7sr2
Match 10: https://strawpoll.com/w6p74g5d
Match 11: https://strawpoll.com/f8e66a7b
Match 12: https://strawpoll.com/p4wwg369
Match 13: https://strawpoll.com/xrr8ghcb
Match 14: https://strawpoll.com/y3fkdyya
Match 15: https://strawpoll.com/82aaf24e
Match 16: https://strawpoll.com/w6xr546k
Match 17: https://strawpoll.com/chh7keh7
Match 18: https://strawpoll.com/wk9f29k8
Match 19: https://strawpoll.com/2d198ppe
Match 20: https://strawpoll.com/p7pfsfza
Match 21: https://strawpoll.com/4ge41x78
Match 22: https://strawpoll.com/pf927e77
Match 23: https://strawpoll.com/zzghh3x3
Match 24: https://strawpoll.com/fgz747fs
Match 25: https://strawpoll.com/s9brgy6y
Match 26: https://strawpoll.com/1xz94kp8
Match 27: https://strawpoll.com/6rgrhyd2
Match 28: https://strawpoll.com/cg2w34be
Match 29: https://strawpoll.com/awse5rrb
Match 30: https://strawpoll.com/8cer86yr
Match 31 (3rd/ 4th final): https://strawpoll.com/ba8bcag3
Match 32: Grand Final: https://strawpoll.com/5g6g6gba