Posted Feb 09 2010, 11:14 AM by Cathy Erickson
Can you picture the smile on my face? I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I'm a little bit giddy about seeing Steve Stricker hoisting the trophy at the Northern Trust Open (and seeing the "What's in Steve Stricker's Bag"!!).
As I gave him a standing ovation in my living room Sunday afternoon, I couldn't help but think back to some of the commentary, or lack of commentary, about arguably the nicest guy on the PGA Tour at the end of last year. For those that didn't pay attention, Steve Stricker had a GREAT 2009 season!
2009 Chipshot Awards
Posted Dec 29 2009, 07:21 AM by Cathy Erickson
It's the 2nd Annual Chipshot Awards!! A panel distinguished judges (me) have thought long and hard about the following categories and is giving a tip of the hat to some people, places, and things in the golf world that I happen to think are pretty darn cool. Without further ado...
Favorite Golf Web Site other than Tees2Greens which is of course my Favorite!! - www.masters.org
It's a repeat winner from last year! I was glued to it again this year - coverage of the par-3 tournament and streaming coverage on each day. I'm remembering back to Masters Sunday - I'm sprawled out on the couch, TV on and my laptop on a chair right by my head so I can watch some of the other players as they followed Phil and Tiger around for awhile. I had to watch Steve Stricker!! Overall, great info on the site.
Honorable mention to: http://www.waggleroom.com/ and http://www.realwomengolf.com/
Posted Dec 23 2009, 08:08 AM by Cathy Erickson
I know the holidays are a time for joy and laughter, but if you're like me and still making that mad scramble (pun intended) to finish your Christmas shopping, the "good cheer" thing is a little harder to come by. But when you put it golf perspective, at least I can smile a little more.
Keep up with the pace of play.
Where was a ranger when I needed him??? Before I had even hit my first store after work yesterday my frustration level had hit its peak. If we had been on the golf course, the guy in the maroon Subaru Forrester would have probably been hit into. He was one of those guys who felt the need to drive 20 in a 30mph and took FOREVER to get going when the car in front of him started moving. When we missed the first stoplight I yelled and threw my hands in the air (you know this move, don't you?). Uh oh, this is not starting out well.
Posted Dec 15 2009, 08:39 AM by Cathy Erickson
I thought it might be a good time to check out how I did on my predictions for the 2009 PGA Tour season. Back on January 6, 2009 I made the following guesses in italics (see the 2009 Predictions Thread in the forums):
I think I can only improve from my predictions from last year - they were not good -
This is a true story. I'm awful at making predictions, but there is something fun in getting the chance to guess right every once in awhile!
Posted Dec 02 2009, 08:33 AM by Cathy Erickson
I was all set to share my thoughts about the number one golf story on the planet today...you know, the upcoming final stage of the PGA Tour Q-school. Wait. What? Why are you looking at your computer screen with that funny look on your face?
That's not it? Were you expecting something else? Oh, yes. Are you thinking of that Woods guy getting in a little fender bender with a tree and fire hydrant (which has now evolved into the E! True PGA Tour story about Tiger's personal exploits)? Okay, maybe you're right...and if I were Q-school, I'd be pretty mad at Tiger for being such a headline stealer!
Posted Nov 19 2009, 05:13 PM by Cathy Erickson
We've hit the downward slide into November, and normally we're may-be following Q-school (and if you aren't you should - there are some Great stories there!) - but good heavens, all you have to do is browse some golf news...like Tees2Greens very own Golf International posts...and you'll see some big time golf stories...and it's November!!
Posted Nov 10 2009, 12:51 PM by Cathy Erickson
My home course has been closed for just over a week now, but I have been fortunate enough to still sneak out, er, I mean get out, and play a few holes...this past Saturday was in the 50's and I lugged my bag around for a few hours and got 11 holes in before I needed to head home to get ready for a great concert. I had planned on playing on Sunday, too, because for some reason I thought it was going to be another mild day. It wasn't.
When Golf is a Job
Posted Nov 05 2009, 01:23 PM by Cathy Erickson
The other day I was out browsing some golf related web sites and I came across an article written by "Anonymous Pro" on http://www.golf.com/. The subject of the article was in regards to a new PGA Tour policy that will go into effect next year...and it wasn't about the new groove policy either. According to the post, players were emailed details about a new policy that will require players to "schmooze" at corporate sponsor events even if they don't play in the Pro-Am.
What does Golf mean to you?
Posted Oct 29 2009, 12:44 PM by Cathy Erickson
Due to yet another unexpected home improvement crisis this week (I swear this is all a ploy by my bank to force me into a home equity loan!), I wasn't able to get on the course yesterday. We played 18 holes on Tuesday (a two-ball scramble so we're calling it 36 holes!), and as we were getting done I automatically started hoping there will be another chance for me to play...I could see rain in the forecast, so now there's a pretty good chance I missed my final opportunity to play with flags in...our course is closing on Friday.
Potatoes and Golf
Posted Oct 22 2009, 08:18 AM by Cathy Erickson
Potatoes were on sale this week at the grocery store. Five pounds for a dollar...and if you know me at all, you know I'm a sucker for a sale! What does this have to do with golf, you ask? I'll get there in a minute...
So tonight after I got home from work and watched the wet, sticky snow plummeting from the sky I thought since I'm not going to be golfing today, it would be a great night for some mashed potatoes. I grabbed a few russets and found this neat-o peeler my friend and I bought a few years ago. Then I pulled out the garbage can and got ready to let some potato skins go flying!
When I found Tees2Greens website and forum I found a happy place. There were great people there and in 2009 they asked me if I wanted my own blog space. It was a dream come true!! The site is down now, but I was able to get all of my posts to be able to post here. I will always be grateful for all of the Tees2Greens folks!!