Saturday, June 09, 2007

Golf, The Grandpa's Cup & The Fab Four

I had a full schedule today. I started off going to a demo day at TPC Sawgrass. I tried Nike, Cobra, Titleist & TaylorMade clubs. It's the first time I hit a golf ball since last July. I was a little rusty but it all came back to me. I also went to the TOUR Academy for a visit. Neil built this photogenic teaching tool in his garage.

I saw Calvin Peete with his 15 year-old protege on the range.

After golf, I was off to the long anticipated Grandpa's Cup ... aka Jana vs Rob or Superwoman vs Flash. The hype leading up to the match was unprecedented

Jana exhibited some premeditated unsportsmanlike conduct. She had her dad invite Rob & Mike to play 18 holes of golf prior to the match in an attempt to wear Rob out. It didn't work. Nobody held serve & Rob was pretty happy he was off to a strong start. It was 3 all in the first set.

Being a runner, Rob covered the court really well.

But Jana had only ONE thing on her mind ... the Grandpa's Cup!
I can't believe I didn't get a shot of Lee being a ballboy. I wonder if he knows Jana was a ballgirl at The Lipton when she was 13? I also didn't get a picture of the packed crowd.

It was REALLY hot, so the competitors doused each other with ice water during the changeovers.

The agony of defeat was followed by the thrill of victory.

The trophy ceremony was a sight to see.

Jana thinks I came to the match to take pictures. I was really there to scout. After the match I hit some balls with John Rice. Look out Jana ... you won't have that cup for long! If I knew I was gonna be involved in "theme" tennis matches, I never would have gotten rid of my Nike Agassi denim & neon spandex tennis shorts. That would really psych out Jana. The defending champion will have to pick the date, time & venue. I'm ready! How does next weekend sound? With all of Jana's trash-talking, I thought I'd have to practice. So Jana, would you like me to play lefty or blindfolded? Just kidding of course. I know you wouldn't want to have an unfair advantage.

Is it just me, or does the trophy look bigger in this photo?

After the match I did some shopping at Sam's Club & Super Target. I got home around 8pm & was exhausted ... then the phone rang. It was Chris & Beth. They wanted me to go to the Magical Mystery Tour concert at the clubhouse. I resisted at first then jumped in the shower, made a PB&J sandwich & headed out.

There were a lot of wardrobe changes, all of which included wigs & many layers of clothes. It was still really hot, so I'm not sure how John, Paul, George or Ringo handled the heat. We were really hot & we were wearing shorts.

The music was surprisingly good. I'm glad I went.

1 comment:

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