It is still crazy to me that golf has now become a year round game.  The lower end guys on the money list have to grind throughout the fall schedule while the top dogs can pick and choose the events they wish to attend.  I'm feeling good after a couple decent weeks in a row and now the players head to Georgia this week for the RSM Classic at the Sea Island Golf Club.


This tournament used to be known as the McGladrey Classic is played on two courses at the Sea Island Golf Club.  First, we have the "Seaside" course which measures out to just 7,005 yards from the championship tees with a par of 70 and then the "Plantation" course which is a Par 72 and that stretches out to just over 7000 yards.  Both of these courses are played on really fast Bermuda grass and they are true ocean tracks on the southern tip of the island.  Typical links style course with majestic ocean vistas, tidal creeks, dunes and salt marshes along the way.  The players will play the "Plantation" course on Thursday and Friday before moving to the "Seaside" course for the weekend rounds.


Accuracy is the name of the game on these two tracks and that's the only way to have success.  When you look over the history at the RSM, distance off the tee is basically a useless stat for us as gamers.  There are always a few outliers, but they have been few and far between.  Of the 17 players that finished in the Top 10 in 2015, only two were consistent 300-yard hitters and Kevin Chappell is actually an accurate player for his length off the tee.  Most of the successful players have good numbers in either Greens in Regulation (GIR) or Putting, hopefully both.  We will focus on players this week who have good form coming in, high GIR, solid short iron play and above average putters on tour. Short game will be vital to success this weekend at Sea Island.

Let’s keep those positive vibes rolling into the holiday season!

(Max 3)