2010 Annual Christmas Classic golf tournament has been rescheduled and will take place on the 18th hole at River Oaks at 2:00pm TODAY!
I’ve got my snow boots on and I’ll be happy to defend my championship today. I hope to become the first player to successfully defend a Christmas Classic Championship.
Pictures and video to follow.
It has been great, but I’m looking forward to the end of the holiday season and the beginning of 2011!
The year is ending and the chaos of all the holiday parties and running around from function to function is finally coming to a close. January 2nd will mark the first non-chaotic day in my household since mid November. Lack of sleep, too much food, too many adult beverages over the last month have compromised my cerebral cortex and caused me to not be able to deduce that 50 divided by 52 is not 2.1….
Can’t see too good (Ah the Jerky Boys. What memories)
On one of my recent trips to some golf travel destination I think I left my glasses in the seat pocket in front of me on the plane. I used to rely on glasses for reading now and then, or when I got tired they’d help me focus. But over the last few months or so my vision has declined to the point where I find that I can’t read the letters on the signs over the isles in the grocery store, or see the golf ball in the air or on the ground beyond about 150 yards.
I went to the eye doc and had a new exam. It was quite funny, or at least I thought it was:
Eye doctor: “So why are you here?”
Me: “Rectal exam?”
Eye doctor: “Haha.”
Me: (In the voice of the Jerky Boys’ Sol Rosenberg, a whining sounding New York Jew with a high pitched voice) “I can’t see too good.”
So I have a new prescription coming and two new pairs of hip RayBan specs on the way. They were supposed to be done Monday and it is now Wednesday. So until then I will only take partial credit for any typos or mathematical calculations which go awry.
I wonder how or if my golf game will change when I can see better. My putting is pretty damn good, so I hope it doesn’t make that worse. Being able to see certainly won’t make my iron game any worse than it already is.
Can’t do contacts
I’m very sensitive with my eyes or I would have tried contacts. I can’t touch my eyes or have anything in them. I can barely watch when someone else puts in contacts or takes them out without getting the creeps.
I heard a very odd quote from my buddy Brad, co-creator of the Annual Christmas Classic golf tournament, when I called him two days ago on Christmas day:
“This year’s Annual Christmas Classic has been canceled due to favorable weather conditions.”
Yes, the tournament which takes place in the deep snow of the Olympic venue and ski town of Salt Lake on Christmas day was canceled because the golf course was open!
Retaining the championship for another year
The good news is that I get to retain the championship trophy which I won last year, and all the accompanying privileges of being the champion for the next year. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to convince the powers that be at Augusta National Golf Club to award an invitation to the Masters Tournament for the current CCC (Christmas Classic Champ). Perhaps next year.
Wishing a merry Christmas eve to all my golf pals out there.
I’m very happy to know you all and wish you all the best, and lots of golf gear in your Christmas stockings!
This is deja vu from back in 2005 when floods hit one of my favorite Red Rock Country golf towns, St. George, Utah. We’ve been getting a lot of snow and some rain up here the last couple of days in Salt Lake, but down in southern Utah where it is warmer, rain and some snow in higher elevations is causing some massive flooding and damage.
Below are some photos courtesy of twitter user @beautifulsuzieq. In this first photo you can see a bridge floating down stream. That bridge is from Southgate Golf Course. My buddy Randy from the local Fairways Magazine tells me on facebook that Southgate’s holes 1, 2, 4 and 9 are significantly damaged.
Bridge from Southgate Golf Course floats downstream - click image for more flood pictures
Southgate green surrounded by flood water - click for more images
I’ve also gotten word that one of my favorite courses down in St. George, Sunbrook, has had some major damage. The bridge on #1 tee of the Blackrock course is gone and there is major damage to #9 green.
St. George Flood Videos
Below are some youtube videos of some of the flooding. In the first video you can see a bridge lodged under another bigger bridge. I know that a bridge was lost at Southgate Golf Course and also the bridge off of #1 tee on the Sunbrook Blackrock course. I’m trying to figure out if this bridge is one of those two.
If you don’t see the videos below, click the read more link. I don’t like putting youtube videos on my home page because they slow down the load time.