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Discussion: New fields in Florida

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June 17, 2017
grayhitter59
Men's 55
87 posts
New fields in Florida
This is meant for SSUSA staff. Have you seen the new fields in Sanford Fl?

Wow, the are 100% turf with fences at 315ft and they have six right next to each other, these fields are the best I ever played on.

Question: if they are available for tournament play, why is SSUSA not playing on them?

Why in the whole state of Florida is SSUSA only running 3 tournaments a year and one of them is the TOC?

Think someone needs to take a good look at this facility. ( near Orlando, maybe more teams would come to see Mickey and hotels are better than Polk county)

Just wonder why?





June 17, 2017
taits
Men's 65
4544 posts
Bet the "answer" will be contracts that last "forever".
June 17, 2017
TimMcElroy
141 posts
Gents,

I'm not answering on behalf of SSUSA but am offering my observation.

SSUSA probably doesn't offer a ton of tournaments in FL out of respect for it's past relationship with the half-century group. Half century runs 2 tournaments a month if I remember correctly.
SSUSA does a pretty good job of not stepping on established dates of other groups and they should be commended for that.

Another thing to consider is timing.... The events that are run in FL occur when you're most likely to get out of state entries. New Jersey teams aren't going to FL in June / July.

As far as the complex in Sanford goes, it is a nice facility. I'm sure that SSUSA is aware of it and that they will be there if something can be worked out.

Rather than bash them, give Terry and Fran some credit. Their success is no accident.



June 17, 2017
grayhitter59
Men's 55
87 posts
No bashing going on here Tim. Just wondering why and why not.

Florida has a large amount of teams and a lot more out of Georgia and Alabama. As for Half Century you are correct twice a month, once for 50's and 1 for 60's.

leaves 2 more weekends out of a month,so. I don't think that is a good enough reason.

another point is Polk County has no easy fly in and out major airport, Orlando int'l is not to far from fields.

My 2 cents.
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