Wow. Look what I woke up to this morning. We had a good 8-10″ of snow on the ground, October 27. Guess the golf clubs are 2nd fiddle to the skis right now…
Hell Day Tournament
Today is the the last tournament of the year for my men’s association, which I’ve been president now for SIX years. For the last tournament we trick the course out as crazy as possible and call the tournament “Hell Day.” I blogged about this format before, so see this link for more info on Hell Day.
Retiring as Mr. President
For six years I’ve run my men’s association, built a league web site, posted the scores, arranged the tournaments, updated handicaps, listened to whining and griping about everything imaginable, fielded calls at midnight from players wondering why their birdie on #13 didn’t hold up for a skin. For six years I’ve also had the pleasure of playing with, and meeting many very cool people and establishing lifelong friendships. During that six year span I managed to win a club championship, which is the proudest moment in my humble amateur golf career.
I became president of the club in 2005 because I wanted to improve it, and turn it into a classy and enjoyable league. I did just that.
Today is my last day as president. I’m hanging it up after six years. It is time for someone else to pick up the reigns.
My job is done.
I opened the front door this morning to walk out to my car, and the car was covered with a very strange material. It was very cold to the touch and wet. It was white in color, though I did see one bit of yellow material on the corner where all the dogs go by. The ground was covered with this mysterious white material as well.
This material doesn’t seem to be very conducive to playing golf, which is unfortunate.
Wow this is a really neat product for women, or guys like me who like girly shiny things and don’t care if my buddies make fun of me when I use them… I digress.
FayZee’s are crystal ball markers, which also magnetically attach to a necklace. They come in many unique colors and patterns and also include a carrying pouch which matches the marker.
Vdara Las Vegas - Click for more images
May 22nd of this year was the happiest day I’ve ever had. It was the date I married the best lady in the world. After the wedding, which was a great event, we hopped on a plane and flew to Vegas to spend our honeymoon at the Vdara Hotel & Spa. My lady and I had Googled and researched every possible place to stay in Vegas: Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian and more. We decided on Vdara for a few reasons, which I’ll highlight below.
I’m not a smoker. In fact, I’m anti-smoker. Can’t stand cigarette smoke. Vdara is 100% smoke free. The rooms don’t stink. The lobby doesn’t stink. The restaurants don’t stink. The casino, well you’d better read below.
Vdara is a hotel and spa. There is no casino.
Before you come to any conclusions about me, rest assured I can gamble with the best of them. I’ve spent many a night in Vegas, winning and losing thousands of bucks. But on this particular trip it wasn’t about gambling. For my new lady and I it was about getting away, relaxing, decompressing and celebrating our new marriage.
That being said, had we wanted to gamble, the Bellagio was about a five minute walk from Vdara. Other resorts near Vdara include New York New York, Aria, Tropicana, Paris, Planet Hollywood and Mandalay Bay.
Location – City Center
As mentioned above, Vdara is close to many attractions and resorts. But Vdara is located IN a place called CityCenter (pictured below). Previous to this trip I’d seen CityCenter under construction in about 2008 and it looked massive then. It is an amazing place.
CityCenter in Las Vegas - click for more images