The season is well under way and there’s lots going on in the golf world to keep all the fans interested. How about that hole in one at the Waste Management by Francesco Molinari? Or what about Bart Bryant’s double eagle last week on the Champions Tour? How about Jimmy Walker running away from the field at the Sony Open?
I personally just got done playing a fun game of golf with my wife and in laws at Ironwood CC in Palm Desert where I am enjoying some time off before the Northern Trust Open at famed Riviera CC next week. My wife admittedly is a “nine hole golfer.” She likes it for nine but gets tired on the second nine. So we decided to play a fun game where we both hit our tee shots from our respective tees and then we switch balls and play in from there. I got a few “Honey, you put me in the rough.” But overall it was a fun challenge for me. On one hole, I knocked my tee shot on a 300 yard par 4 on the front fringe. Then after Amy managed one of her worst shots of the day, I had a 5 iron left for my second shot to the same green. We both made 4s. I highly recommend this game. We had so much fun with it.
As for my PGA TOUR game, I am very excited with my start to the year. Three made cuts gave me plenty of rounds to work into form. Riviera is next, followed by the Honda, an off week, then Tampa, Bay Hill and San Antonio. It is hard to believe the TOUR is almost in Florida.
What else has been going on? Well, the PGA TOUR Wives Association held their big charity golf classic where the guys caddy for the girls. Amy played alongside Angie Watson (Bubba), Heather Crane (Ben) and Julie Leach (Mike plays for the AZ Cardinals) at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the TPC Desert Course in Scottsdale. The girls ham and egged it beautifully for a 7 under par scramble score, worth a tie for 3rd. The PTWA raised over $100,000 for Blessings in a Backpack in the area.
I have to mention the Packers run for the Super Bowl. I got to watch both playoff games from the pool at the Kahala in Hawaii. I feel for the Pack as I know what it is like to feel like you let one slide through your fingers. I bet August can’t come soon enough for those boys to make another run. In the meantime, I am sporting my Green Bay Packers head cover on my Driver. I am always in your corner and thanks for the memories of a great season.
Finally, Amy and I are working on the First Annual Mark Wilson Charity Golf Classic to benefit our two Chicago area school’s Blessings in a Backpack programs. We are having it Monday, September 21st at Royal Melbourne CC in Long Grove, IL. If anyone is interested in playing, contact me with the contact button on this website or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to send you the information.
All the best,