Thanks to my buddy John for giving me a good TPC trivia nugget today.
The TPC Sawgrass Stadium course hosts about 40,000 rounds of golf per year. They fish 120,000 golf balls out of the water on the #17th par-3 island green (3 of which are mine). That is an average of one sleeve per player on that hole.
Players are asked to proceed to the drop box after two balls go in the drink but like me, people seldom follow that suggestion. When I teed up the 3rd ball, my caddy started walking.
My first TPC post for this week is an FYI. A “TPCFYI” if you will. I have a huge golf photo gallery here on HOG and inside are many golf course albums. Having played the TPC Sawgrass course a few months ago, I shot pictures of every hole, over 100. Most holes have tee, approach and green shots. I also have shots of the clubhouse, locker room, pro shop and more…
Above, the entrance to the TPC Sawgrass 17th island green.
Hey that’s ME on the 10th tee at TPC Sawgrass!
I hit a great drive there too, drew it right to left with the shape of the fairway!
Click here to view the Hooked On Golf Blog TPC Sawgrass Gallery.
Now that I’ve experienced The TPC Sawgrass Stadium course first hand, I’m going to post a review and a bunch of cool nuggets on the course for TPC week! Stay tuneed to Hooked On Golf Blog for all the fun stuff.
I’ll go over each hole, the course, and even the amenities right down to the locker room. I’ll also talk about what it is like for a hack amateur to try and hit a shot on the #17th island green.
Set your DVR or tune in, because Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Angel Cabrera and a whole bunch of other big guns are in action this week at the “Quail Hollow Championship.”
Quail Hollow Championship television coverage:
Thursday 4/30 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Thursday 4/30 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/1 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/1 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/2 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/2 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Saturday 5/2 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 5/3 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 5/3 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Sunday 5/3 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Open de Espana:
Thursday 4/30 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/1 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/2 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET GOLF
Sunday 5/3 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET GOLF
Tiger Woods met President Obama at the White House. Tiger Looks pretty good in a suit, but I prefer a red golf shirt. No word on what they talked about.
I think it is time for a caption contest for this photo. I’ll run it here at at The Golf Space. Maybe I can come up with a golf related boobie prize for the best caption.
Here are my first few captions which hit my cranium over my morning coffee:
“Obama asks Tiger Woods to bail out the U.S. Government at the White House.”
“Tiger Woods at the top of Obama’s list of CEOs who make too much money.”
“Obama asks Tiger Woods to help him promote socialism by sharing all his money with the US citizens.”
“Obama blames the probable bankruptcy of Buick on Tiger’s excessive endorsement fees. Asks Tiger to buy the company.”
Comment in your captions below.