Happy 11th to all.
The first frost delay of the autumnal season put the initial tee time at nine bells. It was a Louisiana couple celebrating their 50th anniversary and myself as their looper. But the way things started out, the addition of another year to that total was in jeopardy. The Mrs., apparently having her share of putting woes lately, did not wish to hear what she did wrong (pushed or pulled) when missing another short one. Only a quick fix could save the day and that’s where I came to the rescue. After studying her technique for a stretch, a lighter grip pressure and less time standing over the ball were my suggestions. Voilà! A few holes later, the transformation was miraculous. Her long putts were more consistent and the shorties no longer a nightmare. She was all smiles on the back nine and matrimonial bliss was reestablished.
Boy, I’m gooood!
BTW, carts were let on the fairways today. Hallelujah!
Then there was this:
LPGA Legends tee it up for Open Championship this weekend at Innisbrook – I’m sure a few “legend” caddies will also be in attendance.
With an eye toward ’12, LPGA commish Whan is running unique small business – “I’m excited about the events we have added,” he said.
A read worth your attention on this Veterans Day. Veterans reach out to thank Powell for visit to Vietnam four decades ago – “I remember us flying to that Firebase Sherman in the helicopter, and Renee was commenting. ‘Oh, look! … “‘Those are gunships, ma’am … for support.’”
Daly’s Temper Rankles Australian Golf Officials – Daly, ranked 666 in the world, walked out of the tournament after sending as many as seven balls into the water on the 11th hole …
666? No wonder.