Anybody going? Would love to see some pics or vids of the course setup.
The guys at your club must be really good, because these guys are beating club champions in general by 10, and club champions aren't breaking 80 on a US Open course. There is a lot more difference between these guys, than as you say "a good head on your shoulders and short game/putting".No seriously. And yes, they were all hitting stock shots at least 30 yards high, every club, just like TrackMan says.
This might sound a little strange, but I went there more for a learning experience. I wanted to compare the ball striking from players who I personally think are good to these guys on tour. To be honest, it was very similar, or dare I say, the same. You really get the sense of just how much of a good head on your shoulders and short game/putting plays in discerning your club champion or whatever from these guys.