Four Winds Invitational 2016 – Round 2

June 18, 2016

My player is Maddie Sheils.

One over today. Tomorrow is go low day.

There’s “premature bibulation” and then there’s really “premature bibulation.” This morning, Semi Mehra’s volunteer looper met her in the parking lot ready for the first tee. No lack of enthusiasm there.

 Semi Hehra caddie premature bibulation

Then there was this:

New looper: Blythefield member caddying for LPGA’s PK Kongkraphan

My Caddie, My Boyfriend: Why We Had To Break Up

Ever want to caddie in a pro event? Portland Classic could be your chance

Four Winds Invitational 2016 – Round 1

June 17, 2016

My player is Maddie Sheils.

Birdied two out of the last three to shoot even. After leaving a makeable birdie putt on seventeen woefully short, I jokingly reminded Maddie that this wasn’t Oakmont. She then drilled the one on the final hole right in the heart from fifteen feet. 🙂

Yesterday the morning was reserved for practice rounds giving way to a 1:00 shotgun pro-am. We played in the later in conditions that were totally opposite from the day before. Went from very hot to cool, windy with a persistent mist. Our group was great but the weather had us counting down the remaining holes.

When we arrived on number ten, Maddie the local TV station was ready for action.

Maddie Sheils interview Four Winds Invitaional

Then there was this:

Mariah Stackhouse LPGA Professional Debut Planned for Cambia Portland Classic

Coastal Carolina suspends men’s golf coach after arrest on domestic-violence charge

Sioux Falls GreatLife Challenge – Monday

August 31, 2015

Procrastination and Murphy’s Law had the compilation of this week’s yardage books delayed until this morning. Three of us put in five hours cutting, collating and stapling 100 of Rick’s “No Bull” golf bibles for the players and caddies who showed today. The rest will be available tomorrow.

Forgot to use the flash but it’s good enough.

Jorge me and Rick making yardag books Sioux Falls SD

Jorge, me and Rick

Walked the course after we finished. Still looking for work.

PHC Classic – Final Round

August 2, 2015

Looping for Candy Hannemann.

Well, we didn’t finish DFL (that was reserved for someone else in our group) but it was close. Candy was a delight to work for. Maybe we can do it again sometime.

Our playing partners were Sydney Cox and Sherman 20 Letters (her Potawatomi tribal name 🙂 ). Could not have been two slower player/caddie duos if it was scripted. We were warned early in the round to pick up the pace and was followed almost to the end.

Way too much caddie intervention was the problem. 20 Letters had dad on the bag but Sydney was the real anchor holding us back. Her final putt had us laughing. It was about two feet with a left center line. Two plumb bobs, a back-off and a caddie conversation later, she made it.

Walking down seventeen, Sydney asked if I was a volunteer caddie (ha, ha, ha). I gave her my standard spiel then mentioned I worked for Wendy Doolan the last two weeks. That amused her as she once was the standard bearer in Wendy’s group and had followed her since then. Too bad she doesn’t emulate Wendy’s pace of play.

And another thing. It would have been nice if they helped with the pin now and then.

Put a long red marker streak on the front of my shorts while on the range. Actually, it was a good thing. I needed some motivation to replace the aged khakis. They were approaching “Motorcycle Jim” vintage.

PHC Classic – Round One

July 31, 2015

Looping for Candy Hannemann

Jekyll and Hyde day. 35-42. A gusty wind hardened the greens and made it tough to pick the right stick. We only faltered once when the wind changed.

We played a practice round with Erica Popson. She was hitting it all over until Candy got her to slow down her backswing. Guess who’s leading?

PHC Classic – Thursday

July 30, 2015

I’m looping for Candy Hannemann.

Sixteen more practice holes. Time to tee it up.

A road about thirty yards out runs between the back (the one we use) and front tees of the range. Of course there are barricades to stop cars but this did not resonate with a lady on her morning walk. With balls flying over her head, she kept a close eye the players hitting but never hesitated one bit and continued on.

45-35 for Webby at The British.

Then there was this:

Family of black golf great accused of $1 million theft

Rory McIlroy’s withdrawal from Bridgestone Invitational puts his season in jeopardy

PHC Classic – Wednesday

July 29, 2015

Picked up Candy Hannemann for the Symetra event this week at Brown Deer Park Golf Course in Milwaukee. Played a practice round yesterday and fifteen holes with Heather Bowie Young today.

FYI:  Brown Deer Park is where Tiger made his professional debut in 1996. he finished T60 and pocketed $2,554.

Tullymore Classic – Round Three

July 5, 2015

Didn’t hit it great but still finished two under for the day. Three rounds of under par is a step in the right direction.

Daniela Iacobelli and B-Ham shared the same house this week just off the tenth fairway. If you don’t know yet, Daniela finished first.

Missed my Corner Cafe goal but the Moe-Z-Inn was a good substitute.

In Toledo for the next four days.

Then there was this:

Donna White to be inducted into LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Hall – I had two wins with Donna.

Tullymore Classic – Round Two

July 4, 2015

A repeat of yesterday. –1 for the day.

Bully sprung for a couple Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandys after the round in the clubhouse. They went straight to my head and were soooo good.

We played with Numa Gulyanamitta the last two days. Yesterday she couldn’t find the clubface. Today she had seven birdies on the front nine and shot four under. Not enough to make the cut unfortunately. That’s golf.

Short course again. I have a feeling it won’t be the same tomorrow.

The starter on the first tee was sporting a decent growth of beard. We discovered his goal was to be one of the three thousand or so certified members of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas. At least eight inches from the nose to the end of the beard is the minimum.

I stopped at the Corner cafe in Stanwood for breakfast and got an egg, sausage and cheese on rye to go. Outstanding! The sausage patty was as big as a saucer. I asked if they were open tomorrow and they were but not until eight. So I made that my goal. Play well enough to have a sit-down breakfast at the Corner Cafe.

For fifty bucks a night you would thing the outhouse I’m staying at would have daily linen service. No such luck. The good news is that last evening was bed bug free, the AC was quiet given it’s an antique and I got a good night’s sleep.

Had dinner down the street at the Moe-Z-Inn. Very good. Thee place to visit in Morley.

Then there was this:

Ridgewood Golf Course in Parma celebrates 90th birthday – My old stomping grounds

As Cuba opens, developers tee up to build golf courses

Tullymore Classic – Round One

July 3, 2015

So many chances but only finished one under. Maybe the putts will drop tomorrow.

Not as many cart rides as expected but they did play the course short as I figured.

I installed Nova Launcher on my Moto G after reading about its customization options and faster performance than the stock Google launcher. So far I’m lovin’ it.

Moved over to the Morley Motel in Morley. I went from the penthouse to the outhouse but saved over a hundred bucks by cancelling my Super 8 reservation. It’s only for two days.

Then there was this:

Henderson withdraws from Symetra event after minor car accident – That leaves one of the top three spots open. 🙂

PGA, USGA, LPGA stick with Donald Trump despite controversial comments

Interest in future Lady Keystone Open is there, but is the money?

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