2002 ROMP Information

Romp Classic

In an extreme version of the addage “Suckers Walk”, the trio of amateur journeymen are beckoned to head West to sunny California, to try and come back on the plane with just a little bit more luggage. Holding tight to his well earned trophy is the defending champion of ROMP 2001 who now has the distinct advantage of shedding his old nickname “West Coast Maynard” in favor of his new nickname “The Sniper”. Heard in an unofficial interview, he said, “Winning on the road is difficult. I really had something to prove. You guys are going to have to come and get it.” Now Maynard is on his home turf, and even more importantly playing on his home course. Check out the player stats

Coming hard after him this year is the retooled “Hammerhead” Murphy, who feels that he has found his swing finally (locked in the basement with a bunch of other things that were never unpacked from the move from East Boston). The kid had learned some hard lessons in ROMP 2001 and the season, especially how to rely on other parts of the game when the driving was failing him. “My short game really kept me out of the 100′s last year, and got me below 90 a lot. I don’t think that I would be as good a pitcher or chipper if I was hitting every green. Sometimes you have to take a few steps backwards before you learn. I think I have a real shot at regaining the title this year.” Murphy, who shot an 81 at Spring Valley, and has also gotten a good look at the infamous home course of Sunnyvale, feels that he has a distinct advantage in course experience. Check out the player stats

Nelson “Fireball” Pina will have a chance to fine tune his game and have a distinct advantage if he plays at home, where the winds come sweeping cross the plain. If he utilizes his home driving range, and pairs it up with some solid Oklahoma practice rounds, he will be a consistent factor as in ROMPs past. The big question mark here is that if Nelson gets a job which requires August training, he may disappear as he had in 1998. Time will tell… Check out the player stats

Pat “The Whammy” Rollo, once considered the handicap favorite (as his play on New England would indicate), has gracefully bowed out of the tournament this year, citing personal responsibility issues. He was unavailable for comment… In 2001, Pat was leading after 4 rounds, but missed out on crucial late rounds to forfeit his chances at the title. His effervescence will be missed…Check out the player stats

Here’s are this year’s rules:

  • $10 entrance fee for ROMP “Styx Too Much Time on My Hands” Trophy
  • Be ready to cough up some $$ for junk
  • The winner is determined by low net score for the week and wins the coveted ROMP trophy (second place gets the lusty medal)
  • Team winners determined by the points for team games, BBB, and Wolf. They will get a hearty handshake and beers from the two non-winners (and of course, there is still a Red Bull for Dave if he wins, last year’s has yet to be delivered)
  • We will use the daily rolling handicap (handicaps are adjusted after the day’s events)

This year, there will be plenty of bragging and cross country taunting rights, as well as the security of knowing that the trophy is in the hands of it rightful owner (kind of like when Indiana Jones said, “That’s the cup of a carpenter.”

Oddly enough Dave has the same thing to say as Nelly did the year before, “It’s about friggin’ time I won.” Yes, couldn’t have said it better myself. Pictured above: The ROMP Champion. He’s cool as the other side of the pillow at Blackstone.
Source:AP World

Schedule of Events
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Morning
Sunnyvale
Morning
Santa Teresa
Morning
Pajaro Valley
Morning
San Juan Oaks
Morning
Presidio
Morning
Poppy Hills
Bingo, Bango,
Bongo

1/3 points
2 on 2 Skins
D/N vs. B/P
# Skins= # Points
2 on 2 Skins
D/P vs. B/N
# Skins= # Points
Just enjoy it! 2 Man Best Ball
D/N vs. B/P
Winner=5 pts + diff
Wolf
1/2 points

Afternoon Afternoon
Spring Valley
Afternoon
De la Veaga
Afternoon Afternoon
Tilden Park
Afternoon
2 Man Best Ball
D/B vs. N/P
Winner=5 pts + diff
2 Man Best Ball
D/P vs. B/N
Winner=5 pts + diff
2 on 2 Skins
D/B vs. N/P
Trophy
Presentation
And what do
we do
with junk?
• 25 cents: Par 3 closest to pin (w/ carryover)
• $1 for birdies
• $2: Eagles
• $5: Albatross or hole in 1 and the Tia prize
“Love that Maynard!” – Tia
1 Romp stands for ROllo, Murphy, Maynard, and Pina

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