2016 Coates Championship – Tuesday

I spoke to soon. A planned day of practice turned into an E-9 instead. We’re first off tomorrow so it was a chance to acclimate to the conditions.

We were the last group on ten to tee it up but after two holes I received an email stating the pro-am was delayed 20 minutes because of the fog. So we dropped out of the threesome and played by our lonesome.


Cindy sent my picture in for the 2016 caddie credential and I picked it up yesterday. Of course, they spelled name wrong. It isn’t Smith! I get another in Phoenix.


Caddies are allowed to eat in player dining with the proper badge (even with the wrong last name) and I naturally partook. Had some dynamite gumbo for lunch and my first taste of duck served rare with some barbeque sauce. YUM!


Everything here seems first class even the cart paths. They’re not asphalt nor are they cement but stone pavers. Miles and miles of stone pavers. Must have cost a small fortune to install.

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6 Responses to 2016 Coates Championship – Tuesday

  1. pcb_duffer says:

    How has the weather been in Ocala / central Florida for the last few weeks? Here in the panhandle we’ve had a lot of rain, and most of the courses are completely soaked. I would assume that Golden drains well, given what they spent to build it.

  2. ozzy says:

    So basically you were wiped from the LPGA database.
    Surely they don’t add a new record as such for every caddie credential renewal.

    Look forward in following you guys this week.

  3. lifeontour says:

    New credential every year. Your player has to sign for you.

    • ozzy says:

      I understand that, but I would have thought a database with the specific details retained ( Name, DOB, Photo) and just update the other details. Once a photo has been taken, that should be good. Look at the photos of players in the LPGA website, teens and twenties some are still in their.

      I guess I’m expecting too much.

  4. pcb_duffer says:

    Given the all to common lifestyle associated with caddies (our gracious host being the saintly exception) they might actually do a brief investigation on every bag man every year.

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