Pure Silk Classic Monday Qualifier 2017

January 26, 2017

My player is Madeleine Sheils. Shot four over.

2017 Pure Silk qualifier

This was the most difficult wind I ever caddie in. Our ball was even blown off the green once. Carded six birdies (which was close to miraculous) but three doubles did us in.

The highlight of the day came on the par five fifteenth. After our playing partner came up way short on he approach to the green, we decided to take more club. Oops! It rode the wind instead of getting knocked down, flew the green, hit the cart path and settled on the beach. Maddie hit it to twenty feet and made the putt for double.


We were basically the second alternate after it was all over but given the expense, Maddie flew out and I was not far behind. Back in Tampa now.


Plenty of aches and pains reported by me and my fellow loopers. Sore feet, muscle cramps and shin splints have been mentioned.


Cabbage Beach was just a short walk from our temporary abode so Rick and I took advantage.

Rick Cabbage Beach Nassua 2017

 Larry Cabbage Beach Nassau 2017


Then there was this:

Donald Trump wants to play golf with the Queen at Balmoral during first official state visit to UK

Tokyo venue under fire for barring female members


New Beginnings

January 7, 2017

Happy New Year to all, albeit seven days late.

I’ve committed to Maddie for 2017. Being 156 on the priority list, we’ll be splitting time between the LPGA and Symetra Tours.  First gig will be the Monday qualifier in the Bahamas.


If my ride doesn’t crap out before I hit the road, I’ve decided to put in the needed repairs. Engine and tranny run fine.


Looks like Country Club Mike has started a catering business called Country Club Mike’s Catering and Delivery Service at Mossy Oak (well titled). “…I will start this venture the 25th. of January and beyond.” he said according to his Facebook post.

Here’s more from Mike.

It’s hard to believe professional tour golf is back already. I wish I were in the Bahamas the next few weeks with the Web.com tour and the LPGA. But its not going to happen and I’m fine with that. I want to wish all caddies, players, officials, staff,reps, club repair people, parents and Bahamians good luck. I am not done caddying on tour, just done for now. I was reading the book Caddy For Life , The Bruce Edwards Story. He caddied for Tom Watson for he longest. After they went to the Champions tour they came back to play in regular PGA tour event. Bruce said to I think a reporter, “do you smell that”. Of course he had no idea what Bruce was talking about. You smell it, Bruce was talking about PGA tour air, you smell it. Well the only thing I smell now is charcoal, oak wood some pork cooking mixed with that vinegar and hot sauce . Hopefully I will be able to smell some tour air in a little over a month or so. Until then Mossy Oak, beyond passion an obsession

Country Club at the grill

Country Club Mike at the grill 2


Looking back:

Don’t know why this popped into my head this morning but I decided to look it up. I was working the front desk at the Palm Court Inn in Tucson when this happened. Mother of 3 was found slain in ’95

Motorcycle Jim was working there also in maintenance. That evening, I received a call-back from the 911 operator saying that someone called and hung up. Since all the calls went through one main system, we had no clue from which room it came. I asked Jim to walk around and listen for any disturbances but he found none. The next day her body was found.


Then there was this:

Special Olympics Member to Play in Phoenix LPGA Pro-AM

‘Indians should naturally gravitate towards golf’ NFL star Ben Roethlisberger hopes kids choose golf over football

Twitter will livestream portions of PGA golf tournaments


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