Kansas City Championship – Round 3

July 31, 2016

My player is AC Tanguay.

For the second week in a row, the final round was washed out. We made it to the fourth green when play was delayed. Came close to resuming but another storm put the kybosh on any chance of finishing.


Kansas City Championship – Round 2

July 30, 2016

My player is AC Tanguay.

Even today. T18.

Played with Erica Popson the last two days. Yesterday she was +5. Last night she broke her little toe on her right foot by hitting it against a piece of furniture. Got a pain killer injection and shot -6 today with a bogey on the easy par 5 ninth our finishing hole.


We were on the 6th green yesterday and Becca Huffer was about to putt when we heard a bout of very loud retching coming from the area of the road. Seems a shirtless young man took on too much he could chew 🙂 during his morning workout. He gave up his breakfast right there and more than once.

Then there was this:

Golfer shoots third 58 in the history of professional golf, first in the US


Kansas City Championship – Round 1

July 29, 2016

My player is AC Tanguay.

One under today.


The greens have been soaked to make this track playable. Hate to see it otherwise. Heard the members play it hard and fast.

Very pleasant this morning. Didn’t start heating up until we finished.


Today is your last chance if you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 for free. The good thing is, you have 30 days to roll back to the previous operating system but you computer will remain registered and you can upgrade later. Be warned, backup your data first. Also, older peripherals may not work with Windows 10 but you can always roll back.


Then there was this:

LPGA UL International Crown – A Volunteer’s Story

‘Jenny Money’ Feng nearly misses her tee time, then shoots 66 at the Women’s British Open

Olympic golfer Amy Yang replaces ailing caddie


Kansas City Championship – Pro-Am

July 28, 2016

My player is AC Tanguay.

The shotgun with three amateurs had us finished in four hours. Sweet.

Our group consisted of Symetra Tour CBO Mike Nichols, former TV announcer Roger Twibell and Marc D. who runs some of the LPGA concessions during the year.

Kansas City pro-am group Mike Nichols and Roger Twibell

At the end of the day. Mike slipped me a token of his appreciation, which was nice. Then Roger reached into his bag and handed me this 4×6 card. Can anyone figure out why?

Roger Twibell Maters tee time card

It can be yours for a mere $20, if you are so inclined. 🙂


How easy is the Ricoh Women’s British Open playing? An opening 62 is in the lead!


Then there was this:

England’s Liz Young glows playing seven months pregnant at Women’s British

Road to Rio: Aditi Ashok, India’s teen golf sensation, carrying nation’s hopes on Olympic debut


Kansas City Championship – Wednesday

July 27, 2016

My player is AC Tanguay.

Played the front yesterday and the back today. It seems most of the field did the same. We were in the first group off. Finished by ten.


Caddie down: At 3am on July 25th, LPGA Caddie Dave Poitevent had a massive heart attack. When he arrived at the ER his heart completely stopped and they revived him with CPR. It is truly a miracle that Dave is alive, but he has a long journey ahead of him for a full recovery.

Once out of the hospital, there will be weeks or months of rehab and mounting medical bills while he is out of work. Whether you know him as Dave, Davoo or Big Wave Dave, there is one thing for certain; you know that he is one of the most generous people you will ever meet. Dave will make any sacrifice to help others, and now it’s time for us to help him. Please give whatever you can to help make his road to recovery as smooth as possible. All donations will go toward medical bills, living expenses and costs of recovery until he is back on his feet. Thank you. Donate here.


Ricoh British Open qualifiers.

British Open qualifiers 2016


Then there was this:

Bubba Watson’s Olympic shoes are as patriotic as you can get

Retiring golf legend Pak Se-ri regrets being too hard on self


Kansas City Championship – Monday

July 25, 2016

My player is Anne-Catherine (AC) Tanguay.

I hooked up with AC through a post by Maddie on the player’s Facebook message board.


Walked the Staley Farms track this morning and of course, the yardage books were nowhere to be found. It’s the Symetra’s first appearance here and it’s going to quite a show.

Could be the widest fairways I’ve ever seen except for a couple holes but then you get to the greens. Yikes! Straight out of Disneyland. Nothing but bumps, humps and severe slopes. Whomever came up with this design should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. No offense. 🙂

It’s not a Sunday stroll around this place either. The elevation changes multiplied by the heat index is going to tax our bodies. I was lucky today. It was cloudy and not too warm. Good thing. The bottled water wasn’t out yet.


Left Battle Creek yesterday before first light. It was pouring rain that eventually washed out the final round. As you can see from my road warrior collage, McDonald’s was my stop of choice.

trash from Kansas City trip


Leftovers from Battle Creek. An ad hoc caddie lounge was created by the putting green. It was first come, first served with only two chairs available.

Country Club and Rick Wynn Battle Creek

Greg Sheridan Battle Creek

Then there was this:

Pro golfer sponsors tennis event for museum benefit

Laura Gonzalez Escallon Wins Rain-Shortened Symetra Event

Golf must embrace six-hole events, says European Tour chief executive


FireKeepers Casino Championship – Round 2

July 23, 2016

My player is Madeleine Sheils.

My one year anniversary came to a bitter demise. Missed the cut.

Maddie is taking next week off so I’ll be looking for a loop.


Then there was this:

‘Golf-crazy’ Chicago aligned with LPGA Tour with two majors on horizon

LPGA founder Shirley Spork shares knowledge with Great Falls campers

Hines, Whaley Named Golf All-America Scholars


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