FireKeepers Championship 2019-Rounds 1 and 2

August 17, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

One birdie in two rounds has Larry heading for Tampa tomorrow. Hyemin has another looper for Sioux Falls.


I have a new meaning for the phrase “three’s a crowd.” When you see three fans together watching the Symetra Tour, it’s a crowd. Smile


 

Then there was this:

At 60 years old, Hamilton caddie Danny Sharp is still criss-crossing the planet on the LPGA Tour


FireKeepers Championship 2019-Thursday

August 15, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

Just practice the last few days.


When it gets boring, waiting for a spot on the range, you do what it takes to stay focused.

on the range


My ex-boss, Donna White, will be looping in the Symetra Tour Championship in Daytona Beach for her protégé, Nicole Sakamoto.


We were alternates for the 2pm shotgun start pro-am on Wednesday. While we were on the range, the signal for the event was given, and it startled everyone. Some kind of explosive was ignited about 140 yards downrange on the right side behind some trees. It was unlike any shotgun start I ever heard. Scared everyone.

Caddie Neil Carter was shagging balls (yes, you heard that right) very close to the explosion and if he didn’t shite his trousers, I‘d be very surprised.


PHC Classic 2019-Round 1

August 9, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

+3 today. Faltered coming in.


Just as I got up from the seat of the port-o-let prior to warming up, I noticed that something was hanging from my back pocket. Turned out to be every caddie’s nightmare. It was my yardage book. The only thing preventing it from a dive into the abyss was the binder clip I use to keep the pages together.

Reminds of a similar story years ago that didn’t work out so well. I think the guy was working for Deb Richard. His fell out into a nearly full receptacle just before tee off and the edge stuck like a dart into a turd! He retrieved it, cleaned it the best he could then put it to use. He eventually had to fess up to what happened after she asked about the brown discoloration.


During yesterday’s practice round, we mostly putted on the front and played the back. With plenty of time to gab, we covered many subjects during the round and David Leadbetter’s criticism of Lydia Ko’s parents was one. She cracked up when I told his instruction is known as “getting a case of lead poising”.


The LPGA club repair trailer was here this week and Paul was absolutely slammed! He’ll make another appearance in Prattville.



PHC Classic 2019- Wednesday

August 7, 2019

My Player is Hyemin Kim.

It’s Pro-Am day and we are an alternate from 3-5:30.


Used a buggy to play nine on Monday and touched them all early yesterday morning.


It’s amazing the condition Brown Deer Park is in considering that it’s a public track. Excellent fairways and slick greens.

This is where Tiger made his professional debut at the Milwaukee Open. A plaque on the tenth tee commemorates his appearance.


We switched nines last year to finish in view of a new addition on the clubhouse but reversed it this year. Finishing on a reachable par five makes it more exciting.


I’m residing at the Motel 6 in Glendale. It’s a great area but the motel looks like it has many long-term, government-funded residents.

At check-in, a parking pass is issued with a warning to display it on the dash or your car will be towed. Well, this morning enforcement of the rule was initiated and at least one vehicle was taken off the premises. The owner was expressing his displeasure at the front desk when I was retrieving a cup of joe.


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