What a day. I’ve been all over the TPC Four Seasons and the property shooting photos, following players and floating between three of my media hubs. My three media hubs are the regular media center, a “war room” with my fellow HP Social Media Team, and the 16th green HP hospitality suite.
What’s the story today? There are many, most in my mind are of my personal experiences here as opposed to just the results of the tournament but I’ll start with the current results.
Jeff Overton leads after day one with a -6 64 (par 70). I just sat in on Overton’s presser and he said that his ball striking, especially driving has been very good lately. The course does setup for good driving and ball striking, and less bombing since there are only two par-5’s.
For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to be here at the HP Byron Nelson Championship to enjoy the SPECTACULAR weather, here are the television coverage times below for the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and European Tour.
HP Byron Nelson Championship
Thursday 5/26 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/27 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/28 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Sunday 5/29 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
BMW PGA Championship
Making a new 910 driver for a Titleist player - click to enlarge
I managed to sneak into (okay “force” my way into) the Titleist Tour
van truck semi rig here at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Inside the truck were busy club technicians tweaking and building clubs for the Titleist players in the field. I mean BUSY. I watched as my new pals built and tweaked Scotty Cameron putters, Vokey Wedges and 910 drivers.
I gained a lot of cool bits of info on how each player likes his club setup, specific wraps under the grips, the lie and lofts they like etc. It was quite an experience and I thank the folks at Titleist for letting me get in the way watch them work for a while.
This is so cool. There’s a system installed here which takes the HP Byron Nelson Championship twitter hash (#hpbnc) feed and shows the updates live on the big screens by many holes and in hospitality areas of the course. Here’s a tweet of mine being shown by the 17th green:
Tweets from fans and media show up on the screens at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. I'm famous now...
Below is a YouTube video I shot today as well, showing the live tweet scroll. Click read more if you can’t see it.
Here’s a listing of all my live updates via twitter of today’s Byron Nelson Championship Wednesday activities.
Uploading over 120 photos from the Wednesday action here at the HP Byron Nelson Championship! http://bit.ly/ilq3Vc #hpbnc
1 minute ago
Pizza and beer in the media center. Guess I don’t have to leave now. #hpbnc
22 minutes ago
@HOGGOLFBLOG Thanks for all the updates from HP Byron Nelson so far. #HPBNC
1 hour ago