I had a great time yesterday at the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship following around the Andres Gonzales group. Andres is an up and comer with some great marketability and even better game.
Andres Gonzales is T2 after two rounds of 66 – click to zoom
Andres is tied for 2nd coming into the 3rd round today after shooting two fine 66’s.
Web.com Tour truck. Click to zoom…
To see more pictures of Andres and other shots I’ve posted a gallery of images from the 2012 Utah Championship for you to enjoy.
This is a great HOG World Tour stop today. I’m getting in the HOG tour van, newly equipped with brand new tires, and driving about five minutes to Willow Creek Country Club and the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship. I’ll be there shooting photos and checking out all the up and coming players who are working their way up to the PGA Tour.
Andres Gonzales tees off in 15 minutes. I’ll be sure to catch him for a few holes and see what the fuss is about.
The Scottish Open is on Golf Channel. Phil Mickelson is playing the event, in hopes of getting the feel of some links golf before the British Open.
Thursday – 9:30am-1:30pm ET
Friday – 9:30am-1:30pm ET
Saturday – 8:00am-1:30pm ET
Sunday – 8:00am-1:30pm ET
The PGA Tour is in Silvis, Illinois for the John Deere Classic. Steve Stricker is looking to win this tournament for the FOURTH consecutive time.
Thu, 7/12: GOLF 3p – 6p ET
Fri, 7/13: GOLF 3p – 6p ET
Sat, 7/14: CBS 3p – 6p ET
Sun, 7/15: CBS 3p – 6p ET
This week is a major for the Seniors. The Senior Open Championship is played at Indianwood G&CC in Lake Orion, Michigan.
Thu, 7/12: ESPN 3p – 7p ET
Fri, 7/13: ESPN2 3p – 7p ET
Sat, 7/14: NBC 3p – 6p ET
Sun, 7/15: NBC 3p – 6p ET
The Web.com (formerly Nationwide) Tour is in my back yard this week at Willow Creek Country Club. The course is a five minute drive from my Hooked On Golf Blog world headquarters. The tournament is the Utah Championship.
Thu, 7/12: GOLF 6:30p – 8:30p ET
Fri, 7/13: GOLF 6:30p – 8:30p ET
Sat, 7/14: GOLF 6:30p – 8:30p ET
Sun, 7/15: GOLF 7p – 9p ET
Yesterday I had a serious time crunch. Since I’d had a tire blow out on the freeway en route to the USGA Amateur Publinks Championship. I was left with only 30 minutes of photo shooting time on my HOG World Tour stop at Rees Jones designed Victory Ranch Club. That may have been the most breathtaking 30 minutes ever, except for that time with the groupies from my old rock band. The skies were gray and light was flat, but I still managed to get a few decent shots of the course. I intend to get back during some better light for better shots and of course, a round of golf on this stunning track.
Victory Ranch Club – click to expand
Victory Ranch Club is near Jordanelle Reservoir, about 20 minutes from Park City, Utah. From the highest point on the course, the 17th tee, you can see for miles in all directions. The shaping of these fairways, views, elevation chance and contrasts between the course and the landscape are amazing.
Victory Ranch Club, 16th green. Click to zoom.
Here is the link to the full Victory Ranch Club photo gallery.
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