||Fitzgerald, Capt David
||77 at Talking Stick North
||Former pitcher for the Brewers organization, big athlete with plenty of game but lacks consistency. Made Captain with his second solid year in a row continuing to show grinder traits. Capt Fitz will likely lean on a veteran as with only a few years under his belt, may not be as versed with the nuances of the selection field.
||Frequently plays with Fisher so he does not seem so old
||Batlle, Capt Carlos
||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.
||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
||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
||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.
||Believes Ricky Bold controls his destiny.
||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
||73 at Forest Highlands (green tees)
||Domp is a powerful driver of the golf ball, solid short game and steady putter. He can spray it at times and can be an overthinker. Member at Forest Highlands so the trees of Flagstaff Ranch should be familiar. After a nervous start in his rookie 2020 Slyder, only had one loss (two ties) and played well showing resilience. With a year under his belt, Captains would be foolish to not give Chris a good look in the top part of the draft.
||Has Slyder Cup record for shorest drive.
||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.
||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
||Legend Trail and Antelope North 71
||Golf addict playin all the time in retirement. Appears to be almost fully recovered after shoulder and hip surgery in 2020. Uses automatic 3W off the tee as he is plenty long with it. A very good caddie that likes to be in his partner's game. Mike is mentally tough as well with excellent record. He will be a top pick.
||Had trouble early on as a fireman as he was not used to handling a hose that big.
||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
||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.
||70 Ogle Bay
||Rookie Stan 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. He is an easy going guy, similar to Terry Gawlik, so can be paired with anyone. He may be a rookie, but 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).
||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.
||Slo or Llama
||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.
||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.
||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
||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
||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
||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
||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
||68 San Marcos Golf Resort...1982
||Chef's index moving up with age but in good form in 2021. Alan is quietly confident and competitive, great team player that can be partnered with anyone, Can server as an A player type caddie or as a complimentary B player. At shorter tees, Alan remains attractive to the Captains.
||Actually got a bowl of soup with his hat
||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
||78 - The Golf Club at Rancho California
||Walt can hit it big and on occasion he can put it all together for a decent round (low 80’s), Walt has a very calm head in golf course battles and has proven not to fold under any “press” presented. He will grind it out with the best of them making him a favorite partner for the A players. Walt will be one of the sought after B cappers so except selection mid-draft.
||Likes to apply coconut oil to his opponents shafts
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.
||73 AZ Grand
||Pickle ball competitor of Matt Tripoli, Pat is coming off a 2020 back surgery and is a little underplayed. This 72 year old has lessoned up since surgery so takes this stuff seriously. Pat has some match play experience so Slyder may not be too big for him. Like rookies of the past, rookies are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get? Captains will likely make PB a late selection weighing the unknown against the known.
||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.
||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