Wednesday, June 8, 2011

OGA Tournament of Champions

The 67th OGA Tournament of Champions was held June 4-5 at the OGA Golf Course.  I am always so impressed with the tournaments the OGA runs and this was no exception.  The course was in excellent shape and it finally felt like summer time out there!
The first day it was very windy - not sure of the MPHs but golf wise it was about two clubs.  It was a bit of a strange wind though, it really effected shots with or against but not much from the right or left.  First round scores showed how tricky the wind was, only Damian Telles and Daniel Griffiths shot even par in the men's division and low round for the women's division was my 1-over 73. 
Sunday the wind died down a bit and scoring was a little easier.  Damian Telles shot another even par 72 put was caught by Pat O'Donnell who shot a 1-under 71.  After pars on the first two playoff holes a par on the 3rd gave Damian the victory.  On the women's side, I shot an even par 72 and won by 5 strokes over Lara Tennant and 6 over Monica Vaughn.  I had the pleasure of playing with Monica for the first time and I was very impressed with her and her game.  She already has done a lot of great things, and I think she will do even more.  I would say more about my rounds except they were really quite boring, just a lot of greens in regulation and two-putts.  Not always exciting to watch, but often times gets the job done.
My thanks to everyone on the OGA staff, the volunteers, and the course staff for another great tournament!  For full results, photos and video of the men's playoff, go to

Friday, May 27, 2011

Why I started a golf blog

My idea for this blog came to me while trying to hunt down some high school golf scores.  Why are they so hard to find?  If I could find it, why only scores from the medalists when high school golf is a team sport?  While your #1 player may fire the low score, the #3 and #4 players are often the real story giving the team a win or loss.  I liken it to the quarterback getting the glory when the line protected him all day, or the 30 point scorer with the headlines but the 12 boards the reserve pulled in was the real difference in the game.  Why not do it myself then?  So here it is, coverage and my thoughts on all things golf.  I'll cover those that you know and some that you may not have heard of that have accomplished their own great feats.  We can chat about courses, equipment, rulings, the pros, instruction tips...I am open to anything!  I hope you will enjoy reading and participate by letting me know stories you may have and by asking questions.  I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of people through golf and my goal is to get an expert answer.  Thanks for visiting my blog!