Expansion, my friends. Expansion.

While my goal is to expand large enough that we eventually have a cut on Friday night, even the small steps count. What started with 4 boys, aimlessly wondering through the desert of Northeast Indiana, has grown into a 28 man golf Mecca. The only downfall is that we won’t be able to watch either Pete or Kevin James’ dreams get crushed via live Google Hangout, the way we saw Mat seal Chris’s fate pre-tKOVII. In addition to welcoming back both Pete and Kevin James, tKO vets Brooks and Curt and last year’s Rookie of the Year Lloyd will be making their triumphant returns for the X, along with a mystery entry that has yet to work itself out yet. However, that last spot will be secured one way or another. Now’s also a good time to remind everyone that the wait list application due date is December 1st, so if you have someone in mind, now is the time to get them in, since we’ve depleted the old wait list.

While official invitations won’t go out until early 2016, I don’t expect any of you to do anything stupid, like get married or knock someone up and run into a timing conflict for the X. We’ve already lost Danny, because he wasn’t man enough to put his foot down and demand his bff to reschedule their wedding around tKO. Coward.

I’m not releasing all the details quite yet, but with the expansion means there will be a significant change to the tournament layout. Gone are the days of Team Bixler vs Team RDGC, mostly because whichever team I ended up on always won. Starting with tKOX, we’ll be making the most momentus change to the Kendallville Open since the introduction of the race for the Bixler Blazer. Instead of 2 teams of 14, there will now be 7 teams of 4 competing for the team title. I won’t bore you with all the details now, unless you want me to, in which case I’ll talk to you for hours on end about them. All you need to know is that tKOX will put a huge emphasis on the team dynamic and we are going to need your most up to date handicap index possible. So please be sure to enter in every round you guys play into fairway files. An accurate handicap is paramount to the tournament’s success.

That’s all the news I have for now, but stay tuned in for all your Kendallville Open news.



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