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Golf, Oakland »

[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Birds Nest: Fresh Express Classic

After spending Wednesday at my parent’s house, Thursday was a doubleheader day. Once again both my parents were planning to work, so I brought the Ultimate Sports Baby to his first golf tournament – the Nationwide Tour’s Fresh Express Classic. I was concerned about brining Dylan to a golf tournament where the absence of sound is of the utmost importance, but when I called the tournament they told me all were welcome.
The tournament was held at the TPC Stonebrae in Hayward across the San Mateo Bridge from where my parents …

Golf, New York City »

[23 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

On Thursday afternoon, when play for the U.S. Open was suspended for most of the day, I started to think about attending U.S. Open regulation play on a Monday. However, it was not until Sunday night, when play was scheduled for 9 am ET Monday morning that I decided to put my Monday day trip to New York City into motion.
Travel PlansI had a free ticket on Southwest Airlines and flights were available to Long Island arriving at 9:05 am and returning Tuesday morning at 7:45 am.
Rather than take the …

Attendance Rules, Golf »

[31 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

For the second day in a row, I attended the Bank of America Open in Glenview, IL. Since the morning tee times were postponed about 4 hours due to rain, I decided to go after work. The last tee time was scheduled for 6:30 pm after the rain subsided. In addition, The Glen (the shopping area that surrounds the golf course) was hosting a wine tasting event that started at 5 pm. The ticket I bought for the event ($10 for the week) came with one free drink at the …

Golf »

[29 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

In a cold and rainy afternoon (who said golfers don’t play in rain?), Marc Leishman, hit a ball that bounced off the top of the grandstand surrounding the 18th green. The ball ricocheted behind the grandstand. Since the grandstand was an obstruction in between the lie of the ball and the 18th hole, the rules judge acted under the “temporary immovable obstruction rule.”
Under the rule, Leishman was allowed to take “line of sight relief” from the bleachers. Meaning he could move the ball to the …

Chicago Cubs, Golf »

[29 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Today I am attempting a rather unordinary doubleheader. I am combining the Bank of America Open of the Nationwide Tour (basically Minor League Golf) this afternoon with the Cubs game this evening.
The Glen Club hosts the annual event. The drive is 5-10 minutes from where I am currently working and a ticket for the week is only $10. With the tournament being so cheap and so close, my plan is to attend the first round this afternoon during “lunch.”