Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday I ventured out to New Jersey to Ridgewood Country Club for The Barclays golf tournament. It is a spectacularly beautiful country club and I had the privileged of playing there once at an advertising industry event - I set the course record for poor play.
Besides being a great way to spend your Saturday I made a few observations:
A.) Tiger Woods seemed especially intense this Saturday, and the kids who adore him seemed a little disappointed with his stone-faced intensity while entering and leaving the practice tee, and practice putting green. Many of the other golfers would give a wink and a nod to their well-wishers. It was peculiar to see the most famous athlete in the world less than three feet away from me, munching on a whole wheat sandwich on the practice green. He is the only golfer I always see munching away on the golf course - I find that quite interesting. I was rooting for Stuart Cink and Padraig Harrington - both class acts of the PGA. And my guy Mickelson had an early exit so I was unable to see him.
C.) The concessions were your typical fare - soda, hamburgers, hot dogs, candy, and beer. They did have a turkey wrap which looked like it was left over from the last tournament. Sadly, the only thing that I enjoyed(except for a cold beer on a hot day) were the bananas. Maybe I should start my own sports concession company -- save the unhealthy classics, but at least offer one, just one, healthy option!