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What’s on Your Mind?

We are starting this thread for a place to add your thoughts, comments, requests for courses, and ideas for ASG Golf, and Hot Stove Games. Please let us know what you are thinking!

By |2012-08-19T17:54:19+00:00August 19th, 2012|ASG General News|4 Comments

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  1. homeboy March 31, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Just wondering….Got my 2013 cards and I noticed that on some of the Quick Play cards
    the numbers are kind of screwy…Dustin Johnson is a 1 Zach Jonson is a 2. Yet Patrick Reed is a 10 as is Ryan Palmer also a 10. There may be others….
    Anyone else notice?

    Tom

  2. parbirdie March 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    The only thing on my mind is the “What’s Coming Next” thread on Delphi! Throw us a another bone George! It’s time to see if anyone reads the ASG BLOG 🙂

  3. Caladh December 16, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Hello George,

    As to the much-anticipated Version 3,here is my two-cents worth:

    1. A short blurb about each course, specifically mentioning the year that is the basis for the ASG rendition. Among others, I’m thinking of Oakmont, which removed hundreds of trees sometime in the 1970’s, and Augusta which added trees and toughened the course more recently.
    2. The capability (as is found in Richard’s other games such as SAT and Headed Goal) of creating a golfer’s card or modifying an existing one. In this regard:
    a. At this time, the more modern golfers have an advantage over the old guys, because as you create more “season sets” one can pick and choose which card he wants to represent the golfer. Obviously, the “real” old timers didn’t have a season or a tour, and their composite-career cards are what they are and are quite representative.
    I’m thinking more in terms of golfers such as Bernhard Langher and Vijay Singh, who had some fabulous years and were considered as two of the best in the world.
    3. I’d love to make my own card and play Bethpage – and break 135.

    Thank You,
    Tony

  4. Caladh August 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    The first of some random thoughts about ASG after one year and about 15,000 holes (all SBS): I’m very much interested in what the other afficianados (addicts?) are discovering:

    All the true greats of the game from Vardon through Nelson,Hogan,Nicklaus to Woods are judged by , I believe, first their performance in The Majors and secondly,their sustained greatness over a long period of time.
    It seems to me that given their low overall percentage of tournaments won (okay, Byron Nelson had a fantastic string), that there were a lot of golfers on the tour who were their equals on many occasions. The take-off on that tired, self-serving NFL line about parity could readily be applied here as “on any given tournament”.
    All of the game’s marvelous qualities aside, how can it possibly replicate this reality – using only one card per golfer, that is? Just because I label 4 rounds of golf a “Major” and play it at Augusta or St. Andrew’s, doesn’t mean that Jack or Arnie or Tiger are going to tear it up – no more so than if I played those four rounds at Scottsdale or Celtic Manor.

    Yes, I believe that if I played head-to-head (match or medal play, it doesn’t matter), Ky Laffoon could take the measure of any Hall of Famer for one round. And that’s the way it should be because that would be reality.

    However, although it still may be early days (a dozen tournaments doesn’t make for sweeping conclusions) playing a four round tournament is presenting to me a different story altogether. In my 100 golfer The Grand Tour, Laffoon wouldn’t stand a snowball’s chance of winning a tournament, so he’s not part of it.

    My intention was to have all 100 competitive; their fortunes varying from tournament to tournament. The good news is that I’ve had four stops, and four separate winners from four distinct eras: Finsterwald, Norman, Green and Hagan. That to me is realism!
    On the other hand, I could say the same about some of the guys who are part of my 100 as I did about Laffoon: Tommy Armour, Vijay Singh, Bernhard Langher are three who were considered the best around (or close to it) for at least a few years – and I feel lucky if I (or the AI) can get them in at under-par for one round, let alone four.

    In moments of despair, when any of those three has just missed yet another 4-foot putt, or hooked yet another drive into the fescue, I cry “Fix” – and wish that I could throw my own dice. Or maybe just throw my PC into the loch and play the board game.

    But as I write this, Ken Venturi, currently ranked 97th, has finished his first round at Royal St. George’s at 4-under. C’mon, Ken, make a liar out of me.

    Tony

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