Thursday, August 8, 2013

2013 PGA Championship Is In Town

 photo 100_6422a_zpse7ee1a8e.jpg
Megan and I were fortunate enough to head over to Oak Hill Country Club to watch a practice round before the 2013 PGA Championship.  Here's Steve Stricker teaching a few other guys how to putt.

 photo 100_6405_zps97fe9d1a.jpg
Here's Ernie Els.  My favorite part of this photo is the homeowner in the purple shirt watching the action at the second hole from his backyard.  

 photo 100_6406_zps366c25c1.jpg
More Ernie Els

 photo 100_6407_zps069fec6f.jpg
Sunk a putt

 photo 100_6404_zps9f3c95c2.jpg
The PGA doubles as a golf tournament and a lawn care convention. 

 photo 100_6410_zpsb9e2c0fd.jpg
Either the signature 13th hole or the 10th.  For those who are interested in the course, here's a good map: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/section/PGA04/2013-PGA-Championship-Course-Map-Info

 photo 100_6412_zps8b2f95b7.jpg
The Nicklaus Village.  Looks pretty swanky.  I know I could never afford hanging out here if they are selling Genny Light for $7.50 a can...

 photo 100_6409_zps686e210f.jpg
Magnum PI grooming the green.  What would Robin Masters think?

 photo 100_6411_zps3ec161d8.jpg
More of the Steve Stricker putting clinic

 photo 100_6413_zps4b0e408d.jpg


 photo 100_6414_zps29067ba0.jpg
The long putt

 photo 100_6415_zpsd5ddf94d.jpg
Lots of activity at the Clubhouse of Oak Hill Country Club.  

 photo 100_6417_zps4823a81b.jpg
Tiger Woods is here somewhere.  Maybe it's his caddy.  Perhaps another golfer just stole his parking space.

 photo 100_6418a_zps5e4306f7.jpg
The main plaza with a mammoth golf shop to the right.  

 photo 100_6419a_zps923ae443.jpg
It's like going to Eastview Mall, but outside in tents.  

 photo 100_6420a_zps1fb048cd.jpg
Taste NY tent.  It's the place to get wine, beer, gin, bourbon, and maple syrup,

 photo 100_6416_zps11a6997f.jpg
Marianne bringing the out-law spirit to the in-laws.  

 photo 100_6424a_zpsab5b3657.jpg
A lawnmower invasion being organized.

 photo 100_6423a_zps6954f2ee.jpg
The Golf Channel's set

 photo 100_6425a_zps0250047b.jpg
Champions Club at the first hole

 photo 100_6421a_zps2831b463.jpg
Hanging out at the driving range.

 photo 100_6427a_zps4a101e6f.jpg

 photo 100_6426a_zps0ad0a925.jpg
Didn't expect to see this on one of the trees.  Should read, "Gerald Ford, President, Ardent supporter of golf, beer, and nachos.  D'oh."  I've been to a few parties at his childhood home.  The owners have an awesome collection of Ford photos that I wish I had copies of.

 photo 100_6429a_zpsd68c08b8.jpg
The Executive Suites.  Probably the most expensive place to watch golf on TV.

 photo 100_6428a_zps1fa355b2.jpg
The famous Leaning Oak of Oak Hill.  It leans so much it needs a cane.

That's my journey as Rodney Dangerfield from Caddyshack.  There's been a ton of excitement about the PGA being in town.  Rumor has it that Tiger Woods and his caddy hang out at the Starbucks by our house.  Many other interesting places as well.

If you like this, you might like...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...