Four Winds Invitational – Round 1

June 9, 2018

My player is Min Lee.

Good start. Shot –3.

Perfect weather (while we were playing at least) and they ate it up. Could be an under par cut if things stay the same.

Unfortunately, more boomers in the forecast. It’s going to be a long second round and Sunday doesn’t look much better.

After the drum ceremony prior to the beginning of the first round, the National Anthem was sung by a former American Idol contestant. No one took a knee.

I was the only looper in the group and Min pointed that out on the first tee. Jokingly, I made it known that tips were accepted and received a look of derision and wordless rebuke (kind of a grunt) from one of our playing partners. Hey, it was only a joke, maybe. 🙂 Did get help with some pins from Min, which was nice


Four Winds Invitational–Thursday

June 7, 2018

My player is Min Lee.

Just practice today but touched them all in the Pro-Am yesterday. Great bunch of guys. Beer and cigars all around. Except for me of course.

Picked up Min through my buddy Herr Steffler.

While walking the course on Monday, I had two more offers. Looks like the possibility of open bags are picking up.

There’s a tree in the right rough on the second hole with a dedication plaque.

stone memorial

The Coors can is a permanent fixture. Jon must have been a hell of a guy.

For the second time (once during 2nd Stage and again yesterday), I’ve been sexually assaulted by a player. Both were a slap on the backside. It’s not that I mind but if I reciprocate, they’ll be hell to pay along with jail time.Smile #metoodoitagain

Then there was this:

Volcano eruption at PGA Tour Latinoamerica course leads to wide-scale devastation

KPMG Signs Irish Twin Golfers Ahead Of LPGA Debut

13 Year Old Phenom Named First Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic Sponsor Exemption

Mediate, Berteotti headline Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame class

Lemons to Lemonade

May 26, 2018

Missed the cut but took advantage of being right down the road from Valley Forge.

Walked the inner loop (5 miles) of Joseph Plum Martin Trail and a bit more afterward when visiting George Washington’s HQ.

Gorgeous George.


soldiers at Valley Forge

Yeah, he slept here. Smile

Washington HQ

Valley Forge Invitational-Round 2

May 26, 2018

My player is Hyemin Kim.

Shot even so no Saturday play for us.

Then there was this:

Did the best women’s college golfer of all time just wrap up her career?

Dianne Dailey Retires as Women’s Golf…

Valley Forge Invitational-Round 1

May 24, 2018

My player is Hyemin Kim.

Doubled the last to shoot +4. Need to get them all back tomorrow.

Everyone tees off one number one this week. No split tees. The tenth is too far away. Just like the US Open used to be. Smile

Only one pro-am this week and it was yesterday morning. The final group was 2:40 and play was allowed after but if you wished to play the back nine, you had to make the turn by 5:00. The math does not let many groups continue on in fact, Samantha Richdale, Kristy McPherson and Hyemin were the first to line up and the only ones to play the back nine.We made the turn with a minute to spare. Plenty of practice and great fun.

I’m staying at the America’s Best Worst Value Inn in Pottstown. For some reason, motel rooms in this area are outrageous. This is the least expensive and and most ABVI’s, it’s a bit of a dump. I’m ground floor so the carpet is filthy, the bathtub drain doesn’t, and I saw something scurry across the floor the other night. Way too big for a roach.

The Monday qualifier at the Volvik Championship was a real cluster f*** I heard. It was held off-site, there were no yardage books, it pissed down rain and had to ne completed on Tuesday and no matter how many holes you had remaining, a caddie was mandatory. Many of the caddies who work the Monday could not continue and had to loop for their regular player so another body had to be found. But the coup de grâce was the pin sheet. The nines were reversed!

If a qualifier is off-site, why not let the players use a laser?

Valley Forge Invitational – Monday

May 22, 2018

My player is Hyemin Kim.

Touched them all yesterday but today’s planned afternoon nine today was washed out.

Walked eight holes on Sunday then ran into amateur play. Luckily, eight green is as close to the clubhouse as one could get. The ninth does not come back to the barn.

The first eight holes are a real snooze-fest but then you’re hit with a triple espresso that wakes you right up. The rest of the course is totally different with plenty of character. The eleventh will give players fits. The hazard on the right will catch plenty of tee balls and it’s easy to go through the fairway into the trees or get stuck on a mound in deep rough. I’m sure a Rules Official will be stationed there throughout.

Walked some holes with a local caddie who’s looping for Shasta Everhart. He helped me quite a bit. Gave me some inside info like the tenth hole won’t be played from the tips because it’s six-hundred effing yards! Thanks pal. He did have a laser but not a yardage book.

Upstate Jay is here looking for a bag.

This could be one of the best backdrops in golf. Smile

Larry and Limerick Nuclear Power Plant small

Limerick Nuclear Generating Station radiates with picturesque photo opportunities. Wonder if they’re going to pass out Potassium Iodide pills on the first tee?

Do you have a bunch of dull golf pencils you just can’t sharpen correctly? Instead of trashing the little buggers, buy the Kutsuwa STAD Angle Adjustable Pencil Sharpener for cheap from Amazon and use the number one setting. Works like a charm.

Then there was this:

Carol Mann, who won 38 times on the LPGA Tour, dies at 77

Symetra Classic – Round 2

May 19, 2018

My player is Kristy McPherson.

One under today. T16.

Never teed it up yesterday. Play was done for the day around noon.

Then there was this:

Bizarre turn in story of DQed high school golfers: players, administrators say rules official told them …

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