Noble Hawk Golf Links – A Eulogy

Due to Kevin being an attention whore and stealing the spotlight during the tKOXII invitation with his baby reveal, you might have missed the massive news that Noble Hawk is being retired from the Kendallville Open rota. I just wanted to provide a little insight behind that decision and give everyone the space to mourn this loss appropriately.

The decision to drop Noble Hawk from the rotation was based purely on logistics. As we waited out the storms at Glendarin Hills during lunch last year, it became clear that basically taking over a course for the entire day gives us the best chance to take shelter if we run into inclement weather again or just to relax between rounds. Not only does Cobblestone’s banquet hall allow for us to spread out more, but the proximity of the putting green and driving range to the clubhouse makes herding you cats a little easier.  And not that the good folks at Noble Hawk haven’t been hospitable, but no one rolls out the red carpet for us quite like Allan and Kathy do over at Cobblestone. In fact, Kathy seemed disappointed in our alcohol consumption last year, something I’m sure we will remedy this May. All I need to do is confirm that Councilman Dasey will join us this year at Cobblestone, as he is a diehard Noble Hawk fan, but I have faith that Pete will be able to convince him.

Losing Noble Hawk also means losing what I consider the finest stretch of closing holes in all of golf. Not just hyper-elite northeast Indiana golf, but all of golf, period, full stop. Some of the Kendallville Open’s most cherished memories took place on the second nine at Noble Hawk, specifically starting on the par 5 #13. Traditionally the hardest hole of the entire weekend, #13 separates the contenders from the pretenders.  Followed up by a short but deceptively tough par 4 (like Danny), before you get Kendallville’s Blue Monster, the par 3 #15.  I shit you not, I actually witnessed Keith par this last year (NET ZERO!), in what had to be the most impressive hole every played at any Kendallville Open. The Par 5 16th hole is where Austin first showed that he had the killer instinct that would one day lead to a championship.  He did so by decapitating a mole in the fairway bunker. And while #17 is relatively straight forward, it also allows for competitors to go pin seeking, from both the 17th and the 2nd tee, as Pete proved possible.

All of this sets the table the legendary 18th hole at Noble Hawk, or as I like to call it Robinson’s Playground. Five of 6 RDGC Championships came down to this hole. At tKOII, the first year we played Noble Hawk, Robinson out battled* yours truly on the final hole to win his first championship (skip to 11:30). Perhaps the only time in tKO history the entire field was a united front, at tKOIII we rooted on Robinson as he dropped an absolute hydrogen bomb of a putt on Brett to win. White James has a bit of a checkered past with Noble Hawk, having boat raced the field there in tKOV and setting the tKO course record in route to another title last year, but he’s also had his fair share of heartbreak. tKOIV would be the first case, as he had a front seat (after collapsing on the second nine) to the epic showdown between defending champion Robinson and fan favorite Rich. With nuts the size of inflatable whales, the boys made back to back nailbiters to force a playoff that Robinson would eventually when on #1 (skip to 8:30). After having his revenge at tKOV, White James’ nerves would strike again at tKOVI as he missed a shorty for par (skip to 4:10), handing the RDGC over to Robinson, who made birdie on 18. Robinson won his last RDGC  championship at tKOVII after fighting off a valiant charge from then rookie Nate. If anyone is sad to see Noble Hawk go, it’s Robinson.

But as much as all these memories contribute to the legacy of Noble Hawk, there is one moment that outshines all the rest.

We saw flashes of his brilliance with that final round 78 at tKOVII, but by the end of tKOVIII a true star was born.

Keith, I except you to play Amazing Grace at this year’s championship dinner in honor of our lost loved one.

Please join me in memorializing Noble Hawk with your best memories in the comments.

RIP In Peace, Noble Hawk. You will truly be missed.

House cleaning:

  • If you were ever a Tall Boy or tore your Achilles playing co-ed rec volleyball, then DFL-ed, and then choked away a Bixler Blazer, could you please kindly let me know your shirt size? I hoping to wrap up the quotes and get you guys a price for this year’s tournament ASAP.
  • Last thing, I’m leaning towards reserving some space at Parlor on Division for the draft on Friday, March 16th. You are not going to want to miss this. Did the roster of special guests just expand? I don’t know, maybe?

* Robinson 100% threw my ball in a yard and I was forced to take a drop, thereby ending any chance I had to win an RDGC. He denies that this, but it’s true.

89 Days until The Kendallville Open XII

79 Days until the 10 day forecast for tKOXII


Happy tKO Founders Day…

As any true tKO historian can tell you, today marks the official 10 year anniversary of the Kendallville Open. It was on February 4, 2008 that I first reached out to our beloved Rainelle, who we’d later go on to name our trophy after. I managed to dig up the original email correspondence and you know it’s old as hell because Hotmail (shoutout to Jeremy!).


With all due respect to Robinson and Brooks, but as the only two OGs with perfect attendance, I’d like to take a moment to recognize Mike C. and myself for ten years of club throwing, vomiting, and mostly mediocre golf. We truly are inspirations, Mike C. (not to be confused with Mike R., who bailed on tKOVII and hasn’t seen the winners circle since).

If you haven’t already, throw your shit size in the comments below. I’m still missing a few.

Stay warm out there, golf season will get here soon enough. Unless you are in Hawaii right now, in that case, you should be fine. STUNT.

103 Days until the Kendallville Open XII

9 Days until the 10 day forecast for the Kendallville Open XII

tKOXII Invitation

The field for the Kendallville Open XII is officially set and for the first time in quite awhile, it will feature a completely veteran line up.

  • Brendan – tKOX Bixler Champ
  • Mike C.
  • Robinson – 6 time RDGC Champ
  • Marty – tKOVI Bixler Champ
  • Shane
  • Ian
  • Austin – tKOIX Bixler Champ
  • Asian James – Dinner Party Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
  • Greg
  • Jeremy – tKOVII Bixler Champ
  • Keith
  • Mustang Mark
  • Rich
  • White James – 2 time RDGC Champ
  • Ben
  • Bryce
  • Danny
  • Kevin – tKOXI Bixler Champ
  • Sutton
  • Hart
  • Nate – 3 time RDGC Champ
  • Wally
  • Chris – tKOVIII Bixler Champ
  • Pete
  • Tall James
  • Lloyd
  • Andre
  • Trey

We lost Curt and Eddie this year, meaning Trey has officially moved ahead of them in the tKO World Rankings, and has the inside track on the 28th spot, as long as he doesn’t miss anymore Kendallville Opens.

It looked like were going to expand to 32 this year, but bringing in an entire foursome of rookies seemed a little aggressive. However, we’ll revisit expansion again next year, but with another change in format this year, it felt like we needed one more year at 28 to make sure we have all the kinks ironed out.

In other news, we’ll be doing the draft this year on Friday, March 16th. Location is to be determined, but we’ll be switching up the venue this year, so keep an ear out for that. This is the first Friday of March Madness and the day before St. Paddy’s so things might be very LIT, as the kids say. Most importantly, there’s going to be some special guests at this year’s draft, so make sure you get this date on your calendar and if you live within a couple hours of the city, it might be worth a trip to Chicago.

In case you missed it, here was the interview with Kevin that accompanied the official invitation.

I also dug up the original Bixler Talk video after Marty’s win. While the production value has gone up by leaps and bounds, the on-air talent has taken a big dip since tKOVI.


Hoping to ramp up the posts between now and tKO. Once again, we have some massive, MASSIVE things already in the works for this year’s event. Speaking of which, throw your shirt size down in the comments. NO FAT SHAMING, GUYS!

114 Days until the Kendallville Open XII

104 Days until the 10 day forecast for the Kendallville Open XII

tKOXII Save The Date

I believe it is customary to send your wedding Save The Dates six months in advance, and seeing how the Kendallville Open is just as important, it’s about that time. So as you settle in with your loved ones this Thanksgiving, make sure you take a moment while you have the whole family together to confirm the fact that you will not be available May 18th and 19th, 2018. (I’m staring daggers at you, Asian James.) While this is not your formal invitation, those won’t be ready for a few weeks (or months (most likely months)), you don’t want to fall victim to a mismanaged calendar. If you already know those dates are going to be a problem, like someone is pregnant or your stupid friend planned his/her wedding on that weekend, let me know sooner rather than later so we can start working on your replacement.

As always, Mike and I have been working on some big things this year, the biggest being a human sacrifice to appease the golf gods and grant us better weather. More news about tKOXII developments to come at a much later date. But in the meantime, please roast these Limp Bizkit super fans in the comments.

Ian – “You sure this is the line?” Mike – “You just gotta have ….. FFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIITTTTTTHHHHHHHH.”

Team Champs & Flight Winners


9 Pints* & A Blazer dethroned RWTW to win this year’s Kendallville Open Team Championship and they will remain together next year to defend their title. There wasn’t much of a competition, as 9P*AAB steam rolled their flights on Saturday morning. Given the miserable scoring conditions during the scramble, no one was able to make a charge at them. With Asian James & Greg both winning their flights (2nd and 4th respectively), this brings the juggernaut’s new total up to 11 pints*, but still only one blazer, despite a valiant effort from Tall James. Immediately after the draft, Team 9 Pints* was the early favorite and they certainly talked the talk and walked the walk. Even though not a single team picture of them exists, they donned new swag for every single round, sponsored by FreshFin. Living up to the mantra “look good, feel good. Feel good, play good.” With RWTW breaking up for tKOXII, it will be interesting to see if anyone can compete with 9 Pints*, they have a Golden State Warriors kind of feel to them.

Even though they finished a bit further down the leaderboard, the Kendallville Open Team Spirit award easily goes to Wally & The Whales. While they weren’t best dressed (that obviously goes to the Marlboro Men ), you only needed to take a look around the course to see their impact on the tournament.  Legends.

On to the flight winners…

Championship Flight Champ – Robinson


After going 9 years without a flight championship, Robinson has now gone back to back in the championship flight (and back to back backdoor 2nd place RDGC finishes). However, neither flight wins were enroute to an RDGC title, which will be 5 years ago (?!??!) at tKOXII.

1st Flight Champ – Nathan


We’re all assuming that is a styrofoam cup that was once full of brown liquor here, right? Not hard to tell what’s going with Nate in this picture. Sure a flight win is nice, but when you are used to hoisting the RDGC Cup over your head, it’s probably not quite as fulfilling, not to mention when your 3rd flight pint is from the first time you didn’t play in the championship flight. I think we’ll see a renewed Nate at tKOXII.

2nd Flight Champ – Asian James


In an all-time tKO stunt, Asian James had a custom Flight Pint case built before tKOXI in expectation of winning his fourth flight and being the first to achieve the Dinner Party (aka the lifetime achievement award). Not only did this complete the set, it’s the third year in a row he’s won the 2nd flight. It’s only a matter of time before AJ knocks down the 2nd round wall and wins a blazer.

3rd Flight Champ – Ben


If you don’t remember, RWTW was really big on the team concept, as you can see here. While they most likely won’t be together next year, the bonds formed here won’t be going away anytime soon. Somehow, this is the first pint Ben has ever won. Big things were expected of Ben at this year’s tournament, but the weather seemed to stall any momentum he could get going until the final round.

4th Flight Champ – Greg


Another win for team 9 Pints*, as Greg took home not only the 4th flight pint, but also won the cherished Dunlop bag for highest point winner at tKOXI. Shocking what not having to sleep under a tree between rounds can do for one’s game. I can only imagine the things Greg will fill that bag with at next year’s tournament. This brings Greg’s career total up to 3 pints, joining Nate and Jeremy as next in line for the Dinner Party.

5th Flight Champ – Bryce


This man was born to intimidate like this. Just look at him. Wear this gear all weekend, instead of just during the scramble, and he’s probably winning the second flight instead of the fifth. Bryce went directly from tKO to his kid’s christening on Sunday. If the holy water wasn’t poured onto Emory directly from this flight glass, then I’m pretty sure that blessing is null and void.

Trash Flight Champ – Pete

I think I figured out why Pete struggled so much during day one of tKOXI. This picture is from the Champion’s Dinner on Thursday night. Pete hitting that “clutch my pearls” look when Nate’s belly button made an appearance. Probably struggled to focus on golf a mere 12 hours later. I know Pete was pretty disappointed with his performance at this year’s tournament, but that’s the mark of  true champion. Tiger Woods often would say the difference between him and the rest of the field is that he could grind out wins when he didn’t have his A+ game. Not sure he was referring to winning the Trash Flight, but a win is a win is a win.

That just about wraps up all the highlights from this year’s Kendallville Open. I’ve updated both the Player Bio’s and History pages. Don’t forget to get your sponsorships on the Wait List. Just like every year, I’ll push the Board on expansion to 68 once the embargo on tKOXII talk has expired. There are already a few things in the cooker for next year (and they are huge), but as always, I’m all ears to your suggestions, so if you have any, shoot me a message.

Until then, I’ll see you guys on Fairway Files.

tKOXI Championship Round Recap…


FYI: This picture should be currently hanging proudly in our Applebee’s. Might schedule another outing this year just to confirm.

Friday night was a relatively quiet evening by tKO standards, the miserable conditions had taken their toll on most of the field by then. Perhaps a blessing in disguise, because there was a lot on the line for a lot of people and everyone needed to be a full strength for Championship Saturday.

White James had slept on leads many times before and only had one RDGC to show for it. Adding a second star to his cardigan would forever end the talk of a one hit wonder and firmly place him among tKO’s elite. Ever since tearing his Achilles before tKOVIII and winning the DFL at tKOIX, Shane has been on a mission. I hate to take credit for this, but I wore my Bixler Blazer to Kevin’s wedding (reception only, because my wife shut me down) and I could see it was going to inspire great things from Kevin. Now was the time to turn dreams into reality.

On the other end of the spectrum, Sutton admitted slept horribly, was the fear of having to introduce his new daughter to a new tetanus infested toy too much? I was terrified to see Pete, the most influential tKO-er in years, on Saturday morning. No one has brought more to tKO than Pete, and to be paid back with the DFL? Too much for one soul to bear. Thankfully when I saw him in the breakfast bar, he confidently said “I’m winning my fucking flight”.

You could cut the tension with a knife as the vans pulled into the Best Western on Saturday morning. The Board was hopefully optimistic looking at the forecast, the chance of rain had dropped slightly, but so had the temps. It was going to be another battle out there. But winning rings isn’t for the faint of heart.

For White James, this was his victory lap. A front nine 44 was more than enough to lock up his second RDGC Cup. He’d follow that up with a back nine 48, but by then the championship was mere semantics. His seven stroke victory would have been a tKO record if not for his vengeance filled fifteen stroke win back in tKOV. While it’s only his second title, this is just proof that when White James is on his game, he’s in a class of his own. Unless he tears an Achilles, from here on out White James is your RDGC favorite. Another six year gap between championships will only be seen as apathy and disrespect for the ring, White James. You’ve raised the bar, now it’s time to go higher. I’m looking forward to your speech at Applebee’s next year.

Pete’s front nine -1 not only took the DFL red dot off his forehead, it also basically wrapped up his flight (his second), just as he called it, and most importantly gave us a glimpse of the potential I was expecting to see all tournament long. While Sutton’s poor play improved slightly, he was still in last with 9 holes to play. However, he was quickly being joined by a Lloyd and a rudderless Keith who was the midst a Danny-induced freefall. Back to back net birdies on 11 and 12 kept Sutton safe, in his words “those are tough holes and I saw a blood bath all around me”. Truer words have never been spoken. Unfortunately, it was the blood of one man. Keith set some unfortunate records at tKO. Records I can’t see being broken anytime soon. A back nine 80, en route to a 149, are both numbers that will likely stand the test of time. I think it’s safe to say reaching back 20 years to find the strength blast out those opening notes took its toll on Keith, as a final round collapse led to another DFL, but the sacrifice he made was well worth it. Heavy is the head that wears the crown, Keith. In my eyes, you’ll always be first place.

Let’s just say neither Kevin nor Shane were looking to put this thing to bed early. Thru nine holes of the best scoring conditions we’d had all weekend, both were just treading water and tied for the lead coming into the back nine. Only Caravello, who started the day twelve back of the leaders, managed to make a run up the leaderboard. With a front nine net 33, he moved within 8 strokes of the leader with nine to play. In most golf tournaments, I don’t think you’d say being within 8 strokes is in striking distance. Hell, in most basketball games, 8 points isn’t in striking distance. But this is not most golf tournaments. 

As the saying goes, the Masters truly doesn’t start until the second nine on Sunday. The very same can be said for the Bixler, with my blowout victory last year (shout out to me) being an outlier. Kevin opened the back nine with net double bogey, while Shane did the same on the always challenging twelfth. All the sudden, this was anyone’s tournament. As Shane and Kevin Juveniled their way through the back nine, a few more names crept into red numbers, notably Tall James and Robinson. But the real noise was coming from Caravello, who with 2 holes to play was now four under. Caravello was mere inches away from a net albatross that would’ve given him the lead with one to play, tap in net eagle would have to do. -6 with one hole left. Tiger-esque roars through the hallowed pines of Glendarin Hills, I’m sure the echoes could’ve been heard from the club house. In what had been a battle of dumptrucks in reverse all day long, Shane and Kevin finally had company. With three holes left to play, Shane sat at -10, with a three stroke lead over Kevin and a six stroke lead over Caravello. By the 18th tee box, that must have felt like lifetimes ago.

Winning a Bixler Blazer means you need to hit the shots when they count. Winning time, as it were. Caravello’s net eagle on his 17th hole put him in contention. Unfortunately, as the galleries swelled around his 18th hole to see if he could complete the comeback, the magic finally ran out. A net quadruple bogey on 18 would put any chance Mark had to rest.

Now I’ll never say that Shane lost the Bixler and gave it away to Kevin, but deep down inside, Shane knew he needed to step up on his last hole, the par 3 17th, especially after dropping three strokes over the last two holes. Listen, Shane’s come a long way since tKOIX. Tied for the lead two tKO’s later is essentially the same thing as Ben Hogan winning the US Open after getting hit by a bus. We’ve all been witnesses on his journey back and I truly believe there are new heights he’s yet to reach. Unfortunately, tKOXI was not his day. A net triple bogey would be the end of his run.

I know it sounds like I alluded to Kevin backing his way into a Blazer, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. A massively clutch net birdie on 17 had tied Kevin for the lead, leaving 18 to determine his place in history. The tee shot on 18 is far and away the most intimidating part of this hole. OB right (Kevin’s natural miss) and the remains of Cahill’s smashed 5 iron from earlier in the day to the left, the 18th fairway is essentially a minefield. And Kevin Hurt Locker-ed it. Pipe job, down the middle. I have no idea how smoothly he captained that boat into harbor, but he finished with a net par and the title was his. There was a brief moment of panic when he showed up in the gallery to watch Caravello finish. I’m pretty sure Kevin was insta-drunk (been there before!) and had Caravello not made a mess of his last hole, we could’ve seen a drunken playoff for all the marbles. Oh well, a boy can dream.

Kevin made me go to Cedar Point for his bachelor party, he loves roller coasters. Just take a look at how that final round played out hole by hole.

final round

He’s never been on a ride like that before.



#tKOXI Opening Ceremonies & Day 1 Recaps…

Of the dozens of posts I write on this site every year (most, if not all, of which go completely unread by the majority of the field), this one is always far and away the toughest. tKOXI feels like a distant memory, while tKOXII feels like it couldn’t be any further away. Perhaps the two weeks that have passed have allowed for my limbs to finally numb and I can look back on this year’s event without cursing Mother Nature, that wretched bitch, and appreciate yet another Kendallville Open in the history books. I would be hard pressed to say the weather this year didn’t break my spirit. I thought the monsoon of tKOIX would be the worst conditions we would ever see, but never could I have imagined 48 hours of grey skies, driving rain, and gale force winds. I’m not going to sugarcoat thing, it was truly miserable.

And despite all of this, we managed to pull off what I like to think was our most ambitious Kendallville Open yet. Thanks to the incredible diligent work of Pete, our presence in the community skyrocketed. I’m anxiously awaiting the second quarter financial reports of our corporate partners, as I’m sure Dick’s, Dunlop and RX Bar are setting records. Most importantly, we were able to make a $500 donation to the East Noble boys’ golf team, which will be used to buy hitting nets, balls, and carts for their upcoming tournaments. I believe it was Nate who put it so eloquently, helping white kids play golf is the most worthy of causes and one that I’m excited to continue to stand behind in the future.


The opening ceremonies set an incredible high bar with a welcome party hosted by the Best Western (shout out to Hyper Elite golfers), followed by the birth of our newest tradition, the Champion’s Dinner at Applebee’s, hosted this year by Nate’s belly button.


The tournament officially kicked off with what is quickly becoming my favorite part of tKO, Councilman Dazey’s opening remarks. What happened next was pure magic. A hair raising rendition of the National Anthem, performed by our very own Miles Davis, aka Keith-tosis.

Jesus, I was ready to run through a fucking brick wall after that. You wouldn’t have guessed that after chunking my first tee shot like 5 feet, but whatever. I was jacked up. Keith, you are a Kendallville Legend.


To say the first round of tKOXI was an electric factory would be the understatement of the year. A front nine 28 out of Danny sent shockwaves through the leaderboard, but things quickly fell apart on the back after carding a sextuple bogey on #11 and octuple (?) bogey on #16. But for a brief moment, Danny stood at the top of the Bixler leaderboard with the entire golf world looking up at him in awe. Despite the rain clouds rolling in with a few holes to play, the Bixler leaderboard was absolutely stacked with red numbers. In what had to be a Bixler record, 12 players were under par after round one. Kevin led with a course record tying 61, right on his heels was Shane with a 62. Behind them were White James and Robinson, both with 64s and realistic hopes for the Double (Bixler & RDGC) still alive.

Meanwhile on the RDGC leaderboard, White James was putting on an absolute clinic, shattering the RDGC course record by 5 strokes with a one over par 72 that included five birdies. Both Dre and Robinson shot 78s, rounds that any other year would’ve had them at worst within one stroke of the leader. While it wasn’t a done deal after round one, it would take a herculean effort for anyone to make a run at WJ, especially if he continued to stroke it the way he was at Noble Hawk. It’s long been said that you can’t win the Kendallville Open in the first round, but with a six stroke lead over his nearest competitor and his choking days far behind him, it started to feel like White James was going for the first round knockout.

Pete, Sutton, and Lloyd all stumbled out of the gates after round one. While I would never wish the DFL on anyone, seeing some fresh blood at the bottom of the leaderboard certainly piqued my interest. Not to mention that the bottom two players would have to fly the DFL trophy back home, tacking on another $100 in baggage fees to go along with the eternal shame that comes with winning the trophy. A little peak into the Marlboro Men’s playbook, Robinson and I had taken it upon ourselves to coach Keith through rounds one and two, in an effort to keep his hands off the DFL. Step one of the mission was accomplished.

Implemented at tKOX, the four man team tournament has quickly become the most sought after championship of the weekend.  And the Random Name Generators came out firing. Rocking the latest fashion trends that won’t reach Kendallville for another 5 years, RNG and their five panel hats rode Kevin, White James, and Danny’s hot starts to an early lead, with Three F Mafia in fast pursuit. The sexy preseason pick 9* Pints & a Blazer was in third with five points. Defending champs Roll With The Winners put themselves behind the eight ball early, winning only two points in the first round. Fan favorite Wally and the Whales brought up the rear with one point, trailing the leaders by 5.5.


What we hoped was just a passing front forced an abbreviated lunch break at Cobblestone and after half the field purchased rain gear (like pussies) from the pro shop, the second round of tKOXI was off and running. While the heavy rain would hold off for a little bit, the temps were already plummeting. Round two would be a war of attrition and Cobblestone the battlefield. The overflow of under par rounds from the morning were long gone, so posting something around par was an accomplishment. Of the twelve players in the red after round one, only four of those managed to break par again in round two. Hart and Tall James managed to scratch out rounds of -1 and -2 respectively. New Guy Eddie’s -4 in the elements would be his “Hello, World” moment. Big things are already expected of you next year, Eddie. Austin would also scratch together a 68 to get to -2 after two round, but at this point, it was too late, his chances at a second Bixler were all but gone. It was Shane and Kevin whose hot play continued and, despite awful conditions, bought Cobblestone to her knees. Playing through torrential rain, gusting winds, and record low temperatures, Shane fired a net 66 (-15 thru two rounds) and Kevin a net 68 (-14). The stage was set for the Championship round.

White James certainly left the door open after shooting eleven strokes worse on his second round, but no one was going to make up any ground in these conditions. He even stretched his lead to seven strokes when it was all said and done. This was Falcons over the Pats 28-3 in the third quarter, but like a true B1G guy, he knew it was time to go Tressel-Ball. There would not be a Super Bowl comeback in this game.

The big numbers really started to pile up after round two with ten players shooting a net 80 or worse. Jeremy’s net 86 put him within six strokes of the “lead”, bringing the “Devil’s Double” (aka DFL Trophy & either Bixler/RDGC). Lloyd managed to battle back a little, his 77 would give him a little breathing room. Keith’s 80 wasn’t nearly as bad as it sounds considering how everyone else was scoring, he ended the day 11 strokes off the pace. This left Pete and Sutton knotted up in DFL. Saturday morning was shaping up to be an ESPN Instant Classic.

Round two RWTW finally made the move we’ve all be expecting, winning seven of a possible eight points at Cobblestone. RWTW catapulted all the way up to a tie for second, where three teams trailed RNG by one point. Only Wally and the Whales were already out of it by the end of day one, however they would definitely make their presence felt at Glendarin.

Round 3 & Scramble Recap coming soon…

Final Round Flights

Championship Flight

  • White James
  • Andre
  • Robinson
  • Tall James

1st Flight

  • Nathan
  • Kevin
  • Rich
  • Eddie

2nd Flight

  • Cahill
  • Shane
  • Asian James
  • Austin

3rd Flight

  • Brendan
  • Wally
  • Ian
  • Ben

4th Flight

  • Greg
  • Marty
  • Mat
  • Lloyd

5th Flight

  • Caravello
  • Aschman
  • Bryce
  • Sutton

Trash Flight

  • Pete
  • Jeremy
  • Danny
  • Keith

For the fans following along at home…

Round 1 Leaderboard:

Join/view codes: 25677885 / 94619785

Round 2 Leaderboard:

Join/view codes: 41259958 / 85050887

Round 3 Leaderboard:

Join/view codes: 27637017 / 14215588

Scramble Leaderboard:

Join/view codes: 52956203 / 99615776


Alright boys, let’s fucking do this.

If possible, please meet up at Noble Hawk around 6 – 6:30 on Thursday evening for a quick picture with the East Noble Knights golf team. Then we’ll head over to Applebee’s for the Champion’s Dinner.

Friday’s round at Noble Hawk tees off at 8AM, but please try to be there no later than 7:30AM. We are doing a shotgun start, so everyone is teeing off at 8 sharp. The manager there likes to give us the rundown before we all head out, plus the welcoming committee is working on a little something. You need to be done with the range and all that bullshit by 7:40AM prompt. After the Noble Hawk manager yells at us for a few minutes, we’re heading over to the #1 tee for a special presentation. Then dispersing from there to your respective shotgun starting holes

Friday afternoon’s round at Cobblestone shotguns at 2:30pm. Lunch will be waiting for you there, so I would recommend heading over to Cobblestone once you wrap up that morning round. We should have plenty of time to relax and get our shit together.

The vans to Glendarin Hills leave at 6:30 AM on Saturday. DO NOT MISS THAT SHIT. The van waits for no man.

The login info for the Instagram Account is:

username: thekendallvilleopen

password: tkonine

If you don’t log in using that account, at least use the #tKOXI hashtag on all your posts so we can easily find it on the most depressing day of the year aka the Monday after tKO.

All the loose ends should be tied up, all that’s left to do is play shitty golf, drink shitty beer, and eat at Applebee’s. I’ll see you in the promised land.

Let’s light this firecracker.


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