OK, in the thread that provides the sign-up dates for this yearís Bash, there were a few people who asked about a golf outing since it is not part of the official itinerary, as it was when we were in Las Vegas two years ago.
Iím definitely going to bring my clubs and play on Friday, and anyone who wants to join me is welcome to do so, but I also thought Iíd start this thread to see what kind of interest there was to have a couple of groups get out and tee it up.
The first question, obviously, is deciding when to play, and I guess there are two considerations: time and weather. While a lot of attendees might want to stay out, carousing, until the wee hours of Friday morning, sunrise is at 6 a.m. and the earlier the start, the more we escape the 110-degree afternoons we know weíre going to have in August. The first official event of the Bash isnít until 7 p.m. on Friday, so a noon start is better for those who are out all night, but itís far more unbearable from a weather perspective. That might also allow people to fly in that morning and still make it to the first tee in time, and though I suspect most players would already be in town, I guess it could be a factor for some.
opie1988 has indicated he might be able to swing a deal for some good rates at Bali Hai, which is down on the southern end of The Strip, just past Mandalay Bay, but even if that doesnít come through, there are some other courses that look to have reasonable rates.
If youíre interested in playing on Friday, say so in a post on this thread and provide your preferences for a starting time. (Personally, when it's hotter than hell, Iíd rather be walking off the 18th green at 11 oíclock in the morning as opposed to just starting, but Iíve played in the summer heat of Vegas and Phoenix before and Iíll survive another 18 holes; I can always get a few hours of sleep before the Bash starts that night so that if I want to stay out all night, Iím ready to go.)
Iíve got a great gambling game we can play ó one that gives all players a good chance, whether you shoot 72 or 120 or anything in between. I look forward to a very enjoyable 18 with you guys.