Danielle Downey Classic 2016 – Round 3

July 16, 2016

My player is Madeleine Sheils.

Retreated into a tie for 40th with a three over round. Nothing to lose tomorrow. The goal is to finish the event in the red.


Danielle Downey Classic 2016 – Round 2

July 15, 2016

My player is Madeleine Sheils.

Shot +3. Could have been the toughest wind I have ever caddie in and that’s saying a lot. Gusting and constantly switching direction.


Danielle Downey Classic 2016 – Round 1

July 15, 2016

My player is Madeleine Sheils.

Reeled off four consecutive birds and followed them with an eagle. Had it to –6 but the golf gods took a few back. Finished –3.


Free eats is your friend. My buddy Gary Snyder hooked me up with a volunteer meal via a voucher the other day and he gave me a coupon for a free sub today. He manages a sub shop for one of the local chains.

sub coupon

Then there was this:

The two most painful moments in golf happened at the British Open

Golf could be thrown out of Olympics in 2020 after rash of withdrawals

After a taste of LPGA Tour life, Yada on the grind to get back

LPGA star Natalie Gulbis to speak at 2016 Republican National Convention


Danielle Downey Classic 2016 – Pro-Am

July 13, 2016

My player is Madeleine Sheils.

It was a split pro-am. The pros only had to go nine holes. We were done by early afternoon.


The Queen of Rochester, Nancy Lopez, was in the house and played in the pro-am.

Nancy Lopez Danielle Downey Classic pro-am


Then there was this:

Attendance at Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Now Ranks Among Top Four on LPGA Tour

Off to Rio with daddy

Male Olympic refuseniks have let down golf, says Ladies’ Tour chief

Rory McIlroy: I have not let golf down by missing Rio Olympic Games

Mercedes-Benz Debuts Cool New Golf Car


Danielle Downey Classic 2016 – Tuesday

July 12, 2016

Only thirteenth holes of practice then headed to the range.


Did you hear about Lee Lopez? She had to qualify for the last two Opens, made the cut in both and had a hole in one in each event!


Yesterday we participated in a pro-am consisting of three amateurs with one being a local junior girl in each group. We had sixteen year old Mikah McDonnell who was simply fantastic.

Rochester pro-am


The Rochester legacy of supporting women’s golf lives on with the Danielle Downey Classic. Is a Legends event far behind? Then again, lets make it to Corning first.

Rochester 40 years of golf sign


Look who I found. Former LPGA Tour caddie Gary Snyder is volunteering this week on the range. He lives in Rochester and is helping out for a few days.

Larry and Gary Snyder Rochester Danielle Downey Classic


Then there was this:

Downey Classic gives golfers chance to realize dreams

Sally golf champs from the past 20 years are piling up wins in pro ranks

Sathika Ruenreong to Play in LPGA Marathon Classic This Week at Highland Meadows

Cavaliers NBA Championship Trophy to be On Display at next week’s Marathon LPGA Classic

BlackGirlMagic: Black Golfers Make History on LPGA Tour & The Media Is Silent on Their …

Golfers prepare for Symetra Tour’s Danielle Downey Classic at Brook-Lea CC


Idle Feet …

July 7, 2016

… are not good for the soul.

Strolled around the Brook Lea Country Club this morning. No yardage books available but I wished to get the lay of the land and shoot a couple short numbers for “The Nerd”. He did the book and was asked to add some more marks. Why, I don’t know. After they paint the distances on the fairways, there will be plenty to choose from. I bet most players use the paint exclusively anyway.


Brook Lea was designed by Donald Ross in 1926. Small greens with plenty of slope. Typical for that era. A statue commemorates his achievement.

Donald Ross statue

Donald Ross plack

Me and Donny Boy were tight but he needs to loosen up a bit. Looks a tad wooden to me. 🙂

Donald Ross and Larry


Founders Cup 2016 – Round 1

March 18, 2016

Walked all eighteen with Tom. As usual, it’s really boring from outside the ropes but it was good to get some exercise and see the course.

Ran into Wendy Ward by the practice green then Betsy King came along. Talked about the Symetra Tour, Olympics and other things with Betsy. Good to see both of them again.


Quiet Dave came up from Tucson to pay his respects. I left him a ticket at will call but after searching their computer, couldn’t find his name. They eventually gave him one anyway but wouldn’t the tickets be arranged in their envelopes alphabetically? That’s how they are in most places.

BTW, I need to correct Dave’s status. He is not retired but unemployed like the rest of us. 🙂 He’s still living the good life though.


Scraper was still on ShanShan’s bag. The word is her caddie has been hit hard with the flu and he’s not the only one. Did you know a ten ten supply of Tamiflu is over $300? (wasn’t for me)


If a caddie is unable to dine with his player inside, a lunch ticket is provided. A tournament concession stand or a couple of food trucks are the options.


Those who can’t do, teach: After a disappointing day with the flat stick, caddie Jeff Steffler spent some time on the practice green with his player and the session went something like this I assume.

No, no. This doesn’t look right.

Steffler with Jodie Ewert putting

Do it like this.

Steffler putting with Jodie Ewart

Looked better her way. 🙂


I took the day off today. May go out tomorrow.


Then there was this:

Voices: Sandra Post On The Interest Taken In Her By A LPGA Founder – Listen to the audio. This is a fantastic interview.

LPGA honoree Englehorn grateful for career

Downey Classic gets new title sponsor

LPGA Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak retiring after season

Officials announce plans for this year’s Danielle Downey Classic

Brittany Lincicome Was Given First Pitch Honors At Dodgers-White Sox Spring Training Game


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