Pennsylvania Women’s Open – Final Round

May 27, 2017

My player is Cindy Lacrosse.

Shot even and finished T9. Birdied the hole we took a ten on yesterday. 🙂


Finding a place to buy a beer after the round was impossible until Cindy came up with a wrist band that got me into VIP hospitality. Had some sausage and peppers and a couple Susquehanna Gold Lagers at no cost. Hit the spot.


Then there was this:

Tullymore Superintendent Promises Super Conditions for LPGA Stars of the Future

Miyazato retiring from LPGA Tour after 2017 season


Pennsylvania Women’s Open – Round 1

May 26, 2017

My player is Cindy Lacrosse.

Seventeen good holes but a ten will eff you up every time.

Here’s is the semi-live scoring. Every three holes it’s posted.

Then there was this:

Trump inauguration band hired for Meijer LPGA concert

Golf wants to depoliticize Donald Trump’s U.S. Open. Is it feasible?


Pennsylvania Women’s Open – Pro-Am

May 25, 2017

It was a rainy and windy pro-am but I was warm and dry.


Picked up Cindy Lacrosse for the event. Only two days work but I could use the exercise. I was getting bedsores. 🙂


Here’s the first round pairings.


Four time long drive champion Sandra Sandborg is playing this week along with giving a clinic. Her dad will be pushing the trolley and offering support. Could be one of the nicest people one could meet. No better ambassador for golf. Managed to get a selfie before she teed off on Tuesday.

Me and Sandra Carlborg long drive champion


Hit the local Harry’s U-Pull-It the other day for a windshield washer hose. Can’t imagine a bigger bone yard than this one. My vehicle type was in row 613 which was no where near the 500s. They ran out of room and put them on the other side of the yard. Had to go back to the office to get directions.

“Follow the wall of cars and turn left.” I was told.

bone yard Hazelton

Found the part I needed and installed it yesterday morning. I can see clearly now…


Twenty-seven teed it up for six spots and ties in the qualifier. 78 made it.

PA Women's Open qualifier scores


Talked to one of the caddies who participated in the US Open qualifier in Butler PA. The course was sopping wet but they still played it down and there were only enough yardage books for half the field. When he asked if lasers would be allowed to compensate he was told “Yardage books are a privilege.”


Upstate Jay arrived yesterday driving his interpretation of the original woody body style automobile. His wood is on the top of the car though.

Upstate jay's woody


Tournament Directors don’t just push paper around. I found Kate Scarpetta placing a few signs on the course.

Kate Scarpetta at work


Looks like another former tour looper makes good with his business acumen. Check out Steve Alt Design Group.


Then there was this:

Kris Tschetter to be inducted into SDGA Hall of Fame


Pennsylvania Women’s Open

May 23, 2017

Tom and me walked around the Valley Country Club track today. Tournament Director Kate Scarpetta said it was flat – when she visited the LPGA in Texas – but I think it was a lure for some to bite on. This place is far from flat. Many side sloping fairways. It was not an easy stroll.


The Ramada had a good rate online (which was in error) but a couple bad reviews so I checked it out. Drove around the back and saw the source of the posted acrimony. Folks are living there full time and it wasn’t very pretty. I stopped in anyway and got a good deal at the weekly rate but the desk clerk wanted to house me in the back with the troglodytes (I knew that was going to happen). I resisted. She called the manager and got the OK to put me up front. Got a great room for a fraction of the daily rate.


Then there was this:

Kingsmill shifts from bright competition to gray uncertainty

Paula Creamer, LPGA players honor female veterans with pro-am Monday at Selfridge ANG

Minjee Lee’s $24000 scorecard blunder

Two college golfers penalized for taking cart rides to the bathroom


Symetra Gateway Classic 2017 – Round 1

March 30, 2017

My player is Madeleine Sheils.

Eagled our final hole, the ninth, to shoot even. It was heading for the desert if it didn’t hit the hole. 🙂 It was the most difficult pin position you can use on that hole. Right on top of a mound.


We were put on the clock at the turn and they rode our ass almost to the end.


If you haven’t heard about the 2017 Pennsylvania Women’s Open as of yet, you will now. With a $100,000 purse and a$20,000 first prize, it touts itself as the largest State Open purse east of the Mississippi. Symetra professional Kate Scarpetta is the Tournament Director and his working hard to get out the word and fill the field with quality players.


Then there was this:

Exclusive: Chinese Women Golfers May Shun LPGA Event Amid China-South Korea Tensions

Caitlyn Jenner returns to desert for LPGA Pro-Am


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