Beer and Bratwurst for Everyone!

October 29, 2012

Germany to host 2015 Solheim Cup

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Course Closed

October 28, 2012

Fallen Oak will be out of action for ten days for over-seeding. What to do? What to do?

The winds of change are upon us.

Heard a good one on the radio. They were discussing forms of ID that should be required to vote. A birth certificate was the obvious consensus but when it came to Chicago, your death certificate would also be accepted. Bada-bing!


On The Edge

October 22, 2012

It takes a lot to get me riled. Time to count to ten and explore my options.

Then there was this:

Webb disappointed at Ladies Masters slide

Young golfer sees family ties with Tiger Woods as ‘blessing’

Davies Making Legends Tour Debut at Innisbrook


Read More On Doug Brecht

October 15, 2012

Remembering a man of rules.

Reflecting on the tragic passing of Doug Brecht, one of golf’s true friends

10/17 update: LPGA to honor rules official Brecht

Then there was this:

Retired LPGA pro at home in NaplesLaurel Kean zigzagged across the United States in her converted van with her two dogs as an LPGA professional…


Passing Of A Good Man

October 13, 2012

LPGA Rules Official Doug Brecht lost his courageous battle against the West Nile Virus yesterday evening and passed peacefully with his loved ones close by.

Deepest condolences go out to his wife Stephanie, their family and his vast extended LPGA family cultivated over his long tenor on Tour. He will be missed.

If you have a anecdote or two (I’m sure there are many) about your interaction with Doug, please pass them along.

R.I.P. Doug.

Golf Channel newsfeed: LPGA Rules Official Dies from West Nile Virus

Then there was this:

Former LPGA National Coach of the Year Signs with ScoreBand

ULM Women in 10th Place Through Round One in Florida

Michelle Wie’s Fall Schedule Includes Playing Golf, Fundraising and


More On Aviara

October 11, 2012

The driving range is double sided.  From the top end, there are maybe ten spots that can be set up.  There is a small chipping area, but not really groomed for putting also.  I could not figure out the distance, but it seems like big hitters might be able to reach the lower side tees if the front location was used.  It also funnels down in the middle, so practicing cuts and draws might be a challenge.  It is the 9th hole, not the 18th as mentioned before, that is east of the range.  Players will be shuttled to both sides of the range, although it is an easy walk to the 10th tee from the lower side.

With various operations, media, and volunteer tents taking up much of the limited parking lot, almost all parking will be offsite.  Numerous shuttles will have to be running, and timing could be an issue with traffic problems.  Walking from caddie parking to the clubhouse could take about twenty minutes or so, and have to cross a street that will be busy with all the local, shuttle and spectator bus traffic.

Player hotel will be the nearby Park Hyatt, which cannot be cheap.  With its hilltop location, it has only valet parking, and shuttles could take a while, even though it is very close.  Walking is probably not an option, given the big elevation difference.

Monday qualifying will be at a different golf course, not yet determined.


First Impression

October 9, 2012

The following is a cursory preview, received yesterday, of the new venue for the 2013 Kia Classic by a long time volunteer of many LPGA events.

I just looked at the driving range at Aviara Golf Club.  It is smaller than Highland Meadows [Toledo]. Room for about 16 players without really squeezing them. Set up for 12 with bag stands now. It funnels into the hill. A big slice will end up in the 18th fairway.  Putting green is long and narrow.

There will be a meeting tomorrow for volunteer chairpersons. Maybe they will have more about the logistics. My first impression is not good.

Then there was this:

LPGA pros give Sebonack a thumbs up


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