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“June of Golf” Expedition Begins

by Jeff Skinner

rte 90This week marked the start of my “June of Golf” expedition.  As the golf season heats up so will my travel plans as I am planning on attending four different professional tournaments this month.

The plan is to hit a PGA, LPGA or USGA event each week of this month and maybe get a few rounds in for myself.

The expedition got off to a great start this past Wednesday as a few pals and I took a trip north to Saratoga Springs, New York to play Saratoga National Golf Club.

Saratoga National is a high end, semi-private course situated right next to the famed Saratoga Racetrack and has a great reputation.

It was a great day on a wonderfully designed and maintained course and I will have more on it in a future post.

From Saratoga I shot across central New York to Syracuse to spend the night with my son and his better half, play with their new pup and get a night’s sleep. From there it was another ride up to Locust Hill Country Club in Rochester and the LPGA’s second major, the Wegman’s LPGA Championship.rochester

Unfortunately, Mother Nature wasn’t aware of my “expedition” and proceeded to dump plenty of rain on the Rochester area.  By the time I arrived play was delayed and shortly thereafter it was called for off the day.  But as usual the folks at the LPGA events were hospitable as ever and there is hope to get all 72 holes in by Sunday night.

I have to give credit to the “Brittany’s” as Brittany Lang was the last player to leave the practice range and to Brittany Lincicome as the last one to leave the putting green.

So as they say “the best laid plans…” but I’ll try to get back to the Wegman’s this weekend to see come real golf.  After all what me and my knucklehead buddies play can’t compare to the pros.

The first leg of the “June of Golf” tallied 690 miles, 18 holes played, zero shots by professionals and two wet feet.  The next leg will be better, I hope.

 

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