Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Frys.com Pro-Am 2009
I kept score for Jeff Quinney's team today: Anne Gallagher, Jeanne Waldron, and Tyler Meine. Anne and Jeanne are old friends from near Philadelphia, and came to
7 is usually a par 5, 498 yards form the back tees, but that's too short for the pros now so they play it as a par 4 for the tournament. I made eagle 3 on it the first time I played it.
Anne and Jean are 14 and 10 handicaps, and were hitting the ball great off the tee, but mostly not able to follow up. Even from the ladies' tees, some of the holes are pretty long, and they often just didn't have enough juice to get on the greens in regulation. Jeanne made a couple of pars for net birdies on the front 9, but with Tyler on fire like he was, it didn't matter.
The back 9 was not so successful.
I don't know yet how the tie will be resolved, one of the PGA Tour officials said it varies from tournament to tournament, and he didn't know how they were doing it this time. Jeff was cordial all day, but didn't sign a ball for me at the end. Oh, well. He ended up with 66, and it could have been 63 but for a few mishaps on his chipping.
The effects of the economy were really showing. There were only 40 teams, and only 3 amateurs on each. In good times, there would be 4 per team and 52 teams. The most common sponsors were Fry's (17 entries), the PGA Tour, and the Golf Channel, (6 each). Not many spectators, either.
I'll be scoring again tomorrow, and Saturday. I hope to spend Friday and Sunday in O'Donoghue's O'Bar O'Verlooking the 16th green. They're going to have some free samples, I hear.