Garden City Classic 2016 – Round 1 and 2

My player is Madeleine Sheils.

Missed again. +5 and +4.

Kassandra Rivera was in our group. It was her first Symetra event and it showed. When she was looking for a yardage mark on the par five 13th during the first round, I pointed out the 50 painted on the fairway. After hitting the shot, which came up quite short of the hole, she came over and asked “Was that to the middle?’’ Of course it wasn’t. The paint is always to the front of the green.

Tall fescue line many of the fairways and our group saw more than our share yesterday. Maddie lost a ball on three. Ran out the full five minutes looking for it. Seconds after the limit was reached, it was found. Had to re-tee.

Kassandra hit one left on nine into the gunge and the provisional way right into the same stuff. We couldn’t find either one. Think that put a dent in the pace of play?

We had a two and a half hour delay due to fog for round 2. I hung around the range while Maddie played the card game Spoons with her buds.

FLASH! We were supposed to play next week’s event right down the road at Southwind Country Club but due to the poor conditions caused by a fungus, we will play at Buffalo Dunes again. The good thing is, we end on Saturday. This is like the Symetra Tour’s version of the movie Groundhog Day.

Don’t have to buy a yardage book for next week but I assume “Kenny The Wizard” made one for Southwind. He’s going to take a hit in the pocket book for sure. Since he is the official yardage book maker of the Symetra Tour, I hope some sort of compensation is offered.

Maddie decided to take the next two events off so I’ll be looking for a bag.

Many players are staying at hotels these two weeks. Heard access to private housing was limited to support the local economy.

You never know who you might run into on the road. Tom and I were having coffee in the breakfast area of our motel when we struck up a conversation with a man regarding the upcoming college football game being held today at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The subject eventually turned to pro ball and we found out he’s a good friend of John Elway and played high school ball against Jim McMahon. Supposedly, he had a record seven interceptions in one game against Jim. Didn’t seem he was smoking crack at the time to me so I’ll take him at his word. 🙂

Then there was this:

Phil Mickelson is lobbying to play with Tiger Woods at the Safeway Open

Former LPGA standout picking up pickleball

Sara Anne McGetrick Named WCU Women’s Golf Coach

Alex’s Grimes wins coveted LPGA T&CP National Championship

Jockey escapes serious injury after narrowly avoiding flying golf ball during race at Sandown Park

Outrage as World Dog Show is set to be held in China despite ‘ghastly’ meat trade revelations – We all know what’s going to happen to the losers. Can someone pass the A1 please?

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