LSPN.net for FREE

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LSPN.net for FREE

Post by pmgolf » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:23 am

THe generous folks over at LSPN.net have decided to waive the membership fee, opening membership for FREE. Don't miss this opportunity to participate in playing Links competitively at whatever level you wish! Fun for all!

Pete

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Stephen Sullivan
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Re: LSPN.net for FREE

Post by Stephen Sullivan » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:16 pm

pmgolf wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:23 am
THe generous folks over at LSPN.net have decided to waive the membership fee, opening membership for FREE. Don't miss this opportunity to participate in playing Links competitively at whatever level you wish! Fun for all!

Pete
I second this. Both the European and World Tour have openings for players at all levels, with a variety of events using 1.07. :thumbup:

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Re: LSPN.net for FREE

Post by Adelade » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:33 pm

While Im not sure if online tournaments is really my thing, Im considering at least trying it out. Kinda lost on how to go about it though. Was thinking about testing European or World Tour, those are the only ones with handpicked pins right? Both require me to have a handicap before applying? Was it 12 rounds to get a handicap? Do they need to be specific types of tournaments? Is there any way I could do those 12 rounds on any tournament that has handpicked pins so I dont risk ragequitting before I even get started trying your tours (leagues?) out? :tongue:

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Re: LSPN.net for FREE

Post by Stephen Sullivan » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:43 pm

Have a look at the Help Page http://www.lspn.net/help.php


On the European Tour it's a 2 round main event and a 2 round handicap event. So you would have to play 6 main events before starting the handicap, OR I can enable the Q School events, which comprise 3 events of 4 rounds each. You can play these so you can start the handicap earlier :thumbup:

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Re: LSPN.net for FREE

Post by Adelade » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:32 pm

Oh I see you have both hcp and without, that works. When previewing courses and conditions it says "random pins" for both european and world tour, they are handpicked though?

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Stephen Sullivan
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Re: LSPN.net for FREE

Post by Stephen Sullivan » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:52 pm

Oh yes, the pins are handpicked (though the odd bad one does creep in)

I am sure Pete at the World Tour has something similar to my Q School to gain your handicap

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Re: LSPN.net for FREE

Post by pmgolf » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:10 pm

To clarify, the online tournaments consist of play where you see the leaderboard for the tournament between shots. You can also play offline and not see the tournament leaderboard until you finish your round and go back into the web site.

To establish your handicap I use 3 scratch tournaments of 4 rounds each with courses that have already been used in my tournaments, selecting courses that are a good representation of the ones we regularly play. The pins are what we always use.

Pins: I've seen "all #3 pins" and "all moderate pins" used, but invariably you wind up with a pin that's a stinker! I inspect every pin selected and insure that it doesn't violate the 3% rule. "John Sanford, president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, says “You can’t have a hole positioned anywhere where the slope is more than 3 percent, otherwise, you might just miss the hole, and now you’re 10 feet by, coming back. That’s not fair.” I check every pin - N, S, E and W, each from 3 feet away to make sure the elevation doesn't change by more than 1" (or as close to that as I can get it.) If there aren't enough good pin positions I don't use the course!

Courses: Top 150, mostly real. Usually at least breezy, rarely Soft (Challenging) or Slow (Challenging).

Steve and I are on the same page when it comes to tournament preparation. The World Tour has two 4 round events weekly - the World Tour Event and the LWT (from the old KISS tour) Event. Occasional Historical tournaments using setups from old apcd-courses, UK Offline and APCD-Tour Events.

After joining LSPN, either look for the New Members post in the "Talk about it" Forum or paste the following in:

Basic Information:
http://www.lspn.net/community/viewtopic ... 764#p91707

Pete

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Re: LSPN.net for FREE

Post by linksrevisited » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:10 am

So will the renewal fees be waivered as well.

Linksters need to be heading over to LSPN for both the EURO & WORLD tours. I would not miss them for anything.

Steve

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Re: LSPN.net for FREE

Post by Stephen Sullivan » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:55 am

linksrevisited wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:10 am
So will the renewal fees be waivered as well.

Linksters need to be heading over to LSPN for both the EURO & WORLD tours. I would not miss them for anything.

Steve
No fees going forward is how I read it, though he is going to add a donate button like Andy has here.

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Re: LSPN.net for FREE

Post by Lord Hearteater » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:56 pm

I observe no change, since upgrading to Tour Player. It's still only showing the FREE tournaments. Yes, I have checked my settings on the LSPN website.

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