Slyder Cup Scouting Report

Golfer Nickname Index Lowest Index Best Round Scouting Report Funny
68 Rafferty, Capt Uncle Buck 8.1 6.6 74 at Desert Mountain against Dan 'Pohlcat' Pohl, gave me 12, he shot 64, not good enough Former golf radio show host, "Uncle Buck" is a true ambassador of the game. After Slo finally got him to experience the Slyder in 2016, he moved from spectation to participation playing well in his first three years. He is absolutely crushing the driver which typically fuels his confidence. His putter has been an issue in 2021. Tough to beat when in the lead but doesn't always handle a struggling game well. Needs to improve his caddie/coaching skills leaving his partners on their own. This will likely keep him in the mid round draft selections. Partners have hard time reading putts as visual of him naked never leaves their head.
50 Byars, Capt Ray-Ray 8.7 7.6 Pecan Valley GC 76 This Texan, Ray is a good athlete, loves the game and can get birdie chances on any hole, struggles to relax, great teammate, nice guy although there's plenty of fire inside, has struggled in some years. Until Ray finds more consistency, will likely be a later selection. Like Pavlov's dog, trained behavior from his softball days, he trots around tee box counter clockwise after hitting big drives
34 Semenza, Dustin Dusty 2.4 -0.9 66 Las Colinas The second youngest Slyder Cupper, formerly a +1, took a family/kids detour for a years but since 2018 has played well getting 5 of 8 points. Lanky and long, phenomenal ball striker, can spray on occasion and putting can leave him. Due to Dustin's talent, the Captains typically make him a high pick. Showed maturity in 2009 at Matt's displaying no game when called upon but rallying to respectability
5 Seibal, Scott Bigcat 4.3 1.7 68 Lone Tree / Legacy Talent and passion, consistent big accurate driver sets up his game, putter can be streaky, sometimes hot sometimes not. Tough to beat when in the lead but has a tendency to not come back when struggling. Playing a ton in retirement, most at Legacy, resulting in a low index. Bigcat is typically a top three pick. Keep the Heinekens at six per round and Scott will bring back the point. Drafting Captain will make him sign agreement restricting rounds to 4 Heineken and no Jack Daniels
67 Grimaldi, Paul Grim Reaper 4.5 2.3 68 at Aguila Current reigning Champion captain, Paul is a lefty 'stick'. One of the more consistent players in the field, taking down Bigcat, Mendoza and Kush on his way to 4-0 and a captaincy in 2019. Paul is quiet and funny, pleasant to play with, coaching/caddy skills improving. His cap is up a little but would be surprised if Paul is not a top 5 pick. As a fireman, paid two grand at auction for Carl Spackler's hose.
8 McGuffin, Larry LMac 4.7 1.8 69 Alta Mesa......5 birdies 2 bogies One of the strongest players in the field, loves Flagstaff Ranch and has played it well (shot 70 in 2016). Lmac experienced and plays frequently as a member of Alta Mesa. He has positive attitude and doesn't lose composure yet stays very competitive. Despite a lessor record with only one 3 win year, he is a selection favorite with good teammate reputation. Moonlights as a background dancer with Lady GaGa
47 Jain, Vijay VJ 5.4 3.2 Only second year in the Slyder going 2-2 in 2009 as part of Patton's Army, a solid confident player, as a psychiatrist, handles the mental part of the game well, chipped in for win on 18 in his first Slyder Cup match, got beat up a little in last two rounds of 09, the humility of the Slyder can make you stronger VJ is a hockey playin Indian from Canada playin golf in Arizona
46 Carr, Steve Mr. Clean 5.9 2.7 71 - Vaquero Good athlete, competitor and teammate who can look like scratch one second and a bogey golfer the next, looks to be playing more and well in 2021 not playing in Slyder since 2018. Like and plays well at Flagstaff Ranch, and the captains would be foolish to let him drop too far. Misses his old 3W
36 Mendoza, Alex Duran 6.6 4.7 71 Lake Arrowhead Pines in Slyder Quietly competitive and deadly ball striker, floats between confident and not-so, rumored to be playing very well coming into Slyder. He used to be picked fairly high put hasn't had a three-win season since 2014 so Captains will have tough decision as to when to grab him. Strange tatoo of Abe Lincoln on his chest
48 Hendrix, Brad Triple B 6.7 4.0 68 Antelope Hills South Good disciplined mentally tough player, shows tremendous grit when needed, with some important comebacks in Slyder history. Big Brad is frequently on the winning team, unless he is the captain, like in 2020. Playing as well as ever in last two years, BBB will be a very high selection. Plays golf like a ED patient, needs pills to perform.
77 Winand, Stan Top 6.8 6.0 70 Ogle Bay Stan is no longer a rookie and is the best player to come out of the Mount Vernon Brotherhood, the Cactus Cup Nemesis of the Nomads. 'Top' is an excellent ball-striker and has a very similar game to Alex Mendoza, both make very few mistakes. Stan does not have a lot of match play experience outside the Cactus Cup but odds are he will handle it well. Both Captains would be wise to get Top on their team early. As a Mt. Vernon Fluffer, only bringing one tee to the Slyder since the Gonads don't allow fluffing (no need for all those tees).
66 Kush, John Kusher 6.9 5.0 75 Brackenridge Golf Course This Texan is very competitive, drives the ball well, good putter, known as a money player, a grinder, intense, focused, after a rough rookie season, Kush has played well over the last 3 years. Not sure if luck of the draw or curse?, this year's Captains have to overlook his 0-5 team record to see the very good player he is. Praying Nightly to Be on BBB's squad (0-4)
26 Dugas, Brad Duggie 7.0 4.9 72 at Superstition Springs with a birdie on 18 Long hitter has easy going temperament but don't be fooled he is as competitive as anyone, one arm chipper, can lose confidence and overthink, known for the 'The Drive' winning in sudden death in 2008, after a rought patch, brought in 3 wins in 2020. Captains likely are back to finding a way to get Duggie on their squads. He actually owns a Blue Ox.
62 Bench, Randy B-Dog 7.2 7.2 73 at Rockwood Ft. Worth A confident emotional player, a true character, Randy is fun to play with and against, not afraid of gamesmanship and is definitely a shot maker, considered one of the best captains for his 2018 victory, rumored to be playing a bit this year, Randy is a great team player and willing and capable enough to take struggling partners and get a victory So excited to be part of the Slyder, actually pees a little on the first tee of every round.
2 Slovensky, Mark Slo or Llama 7.6 3.2 69 at Wildfire Faldo Slo makes mistakes out of nowhere giving holes away but also is known for making shots and shooting great rounds when needed. His bread-and-butter is short game as chip-ins and his side saddle one handed putter has saved many a par/match. Known for psychological warfare/strategy, Slo can party a little too much, potentially a cause for his not-so-great singles record. Mark has had success with high-handicappers. After six solid Slyder years averaging 3 pts/year, the Llama is in a slump in 2021 with highest index in almost a decade. Recently a top selection, Captains will have to assess risk of the slump turning by late August. A drop in the draftboard is likely, but how far? Putts one handed so he can play with himself with the other.
6 Castellanos, Al AC 7.7 3.8 73 Legacy The Nomads version of Ben Crenshaw with a come back Captaincy win in 2003. A good coach/caddie, he is very calming for high cappers, typically very good iron player and chipper, can lose his driver on occasion, had a decent 2020 Slyder after a few rough years. Captains may see good value in his elevated cap if they believe his rough years are behind him. Known for showing tits for beeds on Bourbon Street
1 Dunphy, Joe Dunph 8.7 5.2 72 Starfire A Founder with solid record, very experienced match play gamer and grinder, comfortable with a any lie, good caddie and strategist but can sometimes overcoach, never out of a hole on the course, despite a little older, can still crush it with some inconsistency. After missing his 1st Slyder due to Covid, he is playing his best golf in years and always will be considered a steal in the draft no matter where he goes. Captains should know it is better to have him on your team than to not. Famous painting entitled 'Immaculate Deflection' was sold in Whiskey Row art fair vendor tent
4 Ewing, Curt Blacksmith 8.9 7.6 75 @ Legacy from the back Improved play and length, manages game well, witty and fun to ride with, good team player, the most snakebit player losing quite a few matches in crazy dramatic fashion. Traumatic teeter totter accident as a young boy accounts for unusual driver setup routine
9 Crawford, John Crawdaddy 9.3 7.3 74 Aguila Crawdaddy, aka Steady Eddy, consistent ball striker with improved short game and handling pressure since his early days resulting in nice play and a ton of points over the last six years, is an excellent partner for more inconsistent teammates in best ball, lack of aggressiveness can hurt him sometimes and improved but typically a more complementary player not as much as coach/caddie Sidelines as a Whiskey Row Tour Guide
63 Killian, Billy Billy the Kid 9.8 9.8 82 - Whirlwind Devil's Claw Captain Billy the Kid, former hockey player and the youngest Cupper, has shown a calm demeanor and clutchness in his first few years at the Slyder, relatively new to the game, getting better and better each year, went 3-1 as the losing captain (very rare) in a Slyder that went down to the end, this year's Captains will likely want to select this higher handicapper for their team sooner than later Closed out cup during rookie year by screaming at ball "go home"
64 Tripoli, Matt Trip 12.1 8.1 73 Camelback Padre A retired firefighter, good solid all around game, and great demeanor. Like many, Matt's inconsistency off the tee can lead to some struggles. Known for best post captaincy babysitting of Cup ever. Matt has at least three pts in four of the last five years and has never lost in singles. Despite his great record, Matt seems to fly under the radar, maybe because many of his wins have come from playing with Grimaldi, similar to the Seibal Brothers success. This year's Captains would be wise to not overlook him, with or without Paul. May be responsible for foreign substances in the Slyder Cup
11 Seibal, Terry Duffer 12.2 8.8 73 pine island ,minn. Very competitive, excellent iron play and shows determination. He has become a really good putter, especially under pressure. Sometimes a little self-focused which can turn off some partners and Captains, leading to a little drop on the draftboard due to pairing concerns. Captains will look to add Terry to their arsenal once they secured his brother (Bigcat) Has a record 11 restraining orders on him from cart girls
81 Belcher, Alex 13.1 9.8
60 Batlle, Carlos Los 13.4 11.9 79 at Biltmore Now mostly retired and joining Torreon, Los has been playing plenty and his game and index are the best ever, hence his captaincy. Struggles in the past have come mostly from anxiety but that has somewhat subsided due to confidence. Captain Los will need to keep his emotions in check and try not to get overwhelmed. If you are his partner and hungry, ask him for peanuts, he keeps them in his golfbag, also has minis.
74 Ritchie, Bill BMW 14.8 3.0 69 IBM CC Poughkeepsie NY Former golf professional, this addict from CT is not long anymore but still straight and consistent, having a propensity to birdie par threes. Will play a tee, coupled with his experience and willingness to play and support anyone, Bill will be sought after by the Captains. So straight on and off the tee, he blushes when his ball touches another's.
19 Janisse, Dale Analyst 16.6 10.9 76 Los Colinas Like many in his cap range, this Canadian has game but is inconsistent, plenty of length, positive demeanor which accounts for having reputation for throwing down low numbers following a bad round and contributing to winning teams, despite over 500 record usually mid-to-late round pick, he is a great partner and can play with any type of personality. Has more hairdos than Cher
16 Jackson, Glen Action 19.5 6.7 89 at the Old Course in 1892 Action Jackson, shorter hitter and index is creeping up with age, but still very good putter and inside 150 yards as evidenced by his good greensome record, plays plenty in Stonecreek Men's Club. First Slyder since 2018, Glen is glad to be back in action. Despite up tees, poor record will keep his selection later in the draft. Is considering wearing a cap this year as his partners keep trying to replace their divots with his hair.
83 Slovensky, Doug Bigdawg 27.6 0.0 89 Dobson Bobby Knight's Mentor
20 Killian, Bill Killer 27.6 10.2 73, on a very easy par 70 London Bridge East Course (Lake Havasu) just after overseeding. 5,700 yards short. Everything was tee, fairway, green, two-putt. Damndest thing golf. One of the most sought after players over 10 handicap, can lose driver but when in play has ability to birdie any hole, great pairing with consistent partner who can overcome his bad holes, can press when behind which has led to getting blown out a few times Wears confederate flag underwear while playing in honor of Lynyrd Skynyrd and once performed a sexual act on the starter at Prescott Lakes