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Discussion in 'Golf Tournament Talk' started by TEA Time, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz

    Saturday and Sunday mornings I worked the fairway and greenside suites on 18 again. Met one of the pros, Tim Madigan after his round on Saturday. He chilled with us and had a beer, thanked us for everything, then went out and shot 64 the next morning.

    This was my post Sunday morning.

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    By 1pm my shift was over and it was on to the beer garden where I chatted it up with the security guard. He ran security for Kenny Loggins when he played (music, not golf) at the tournament on Monday night. Then he gave me a stack of free beer coupons. Jackpot!

    Walked a few holes, talked to some cool volunteers, then back to the suite for more free beers and to watch the finish. Hung out for the award ceremony but didn't stay for the dinner this year. I was too tired and, what my wife calls, "golf drunk." Luckily a friend was driving.

    Will do it again next year!
     
  2. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    That's a nice post.
     
  3. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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  4. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    And again.

    This was my suite this year:

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    It looks further away but I was actually only 10 yards from the 18th pin.

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    Rob Oppenheim literally gave a kid his hat after his final round. So I gave him one of ours. :D

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    Nicest guy on tour.
     
  5. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Good post Tea.
     
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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    Did you get "Golf Drunk" again?
     
  7. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    LOL - I did not. I did get a bunch of free drinks but I wound up working the entire day (was supposed to only work first half) so I needed to maintain. I met the Tournament Director and his family, too, they were in my suite so I had to be on my best behavior.
     
  8. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Just got my shift assignments for this year. Saturday and Sunday mornings, same suites. :cool:
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Nice!
     
  10. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I went to the volunteer tent to have lunch and sat down next to some long-haired Aussie. Turned out to be Curtis Luck. Nice kid. Needs a haircut.

    Crazy shit of the week: on Friday Kevin Stadler hit an errant tee shot and in disgust slammed his club into the ground. The shaft snapped about 6" above the hosel and the clubhead went flying into the gallery, hitting a dude in the head giving him a concussion and splitting his head open requiring stitches. I guess Kevin felt shitty about it for the rest of the round. :eek:
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Did he at least sign the club head for him?
     
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  12. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I'm thinking he's going to sign a check to cover the dude's medical bills (he was ambulanced to a hospital).
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I'm guessing the small print on the ticket for attending events such as this reads so that players, organizers, and the course are not liable for instances such as this...but I could be wrong. Sort of like baseball games...you take a flying bat to the face, and you're pretty much on your own.
     
  14. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I would tend to agree and my assumption was that Kevin would pay as a show of good faith.
     
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    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    I’m guessing the other guy felt shittier.
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    This turns out to be 100% true. That happened on the 15th hole, which he parred, and he apparently felt so bad he birdied 16 and 17. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Fairwaysplitter3320

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    Ha!

    And...

    Hope the dudes ok. Looks like the volunteer seats were good again. :)
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    I would think so if something happened in the normal case of play. Stray ball or club head comes off during the swing. However, I believe that is Stad's case he's not going to be covered by the normal policy.
     
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    I dont' know...I'm guessing his lawyers would have no problem if the guy decided to sue. Depending on the exact wording of course.
     
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    This weekend, bitchez! Although it's now the Korn Ferry Tour, er whatever. :rolleyes:

    Same shifts, same suites, looking forward to it again.
     

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