Kansas City Championship – Monday

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

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