We played nine holes this afternoon before the rain hit. B-Ham got some welcomed rest and relaxation yesterday and was ready to go.
The promised amount of yardage books did not arrive. Many participants played the course without. More arrived around noon but one player suggested they not be sold to caddies so the players can get one and that’s what happened. The remainder arrive tomorrow. I got mine yesterday.
There is no excuse for this. It’s a new event and a yardage book is a necessity. It’s a definite black eye for “The Wizard”.
Due to local play, we weren’t allowed on the course until after four in the afternoon yesterday. Walked the front. What a squirrely track. Three par threes on the front with two back-to-back. Rode the back nine this morning. Much better.
Meg Mallon is here as a honorary Chairperson and Wendy Doolan and Heather Bowie Young are in the field.
A new event was added to the Symetra schedule not long ago. The W.B. Mason Championship in Brockton MA is set for August 14-16. I just learned that the course is hosting a WGAM event early in the week and the Thorny Lea track will not be available to Symetra players and caddies until after play is complete on Wednesday. That makes for a very short week. Here’s what I found online at mgalinks.org.
“In addition to the W.B. Mason Championship, which begins on Friday, the early part of the week at Thorny Lea will feature the Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts’ (WGAM) Amateur Championship and Presidents Cup, the most prestigious event of the year. The winner of the amateur championship will earn a spot in the W.B. Mason Championship field”.
I addition, motel rooms are at a premium or non-existent for the weekend due to a local event.