Korean Work Ethic on LPGA

Posted by Mark on June 29th, 2009

Korean Work Ethic on LPGA


I’m not quite sure I understand the long hours the Korean contingent puts in out here. I’ve witnessed the practice regimen for two weeks now and it’s impressive as well as depressing. The Korean fathers control their daughters; I have an eerie feeling when I watch the father and daughter interaction.

U.S. Open after the Dust is Settled

Posted by Mark on June 24th, 2009

I forgot, there was no dust last week only four great stories when they finished Monday afternoon. Usually there is only one winner, but this Open produced four winners and an equal amount of rooters for each. I stood and watched the telecast Monday morning in the Locust Hill pro shop at the LPGA Wegmans Classic and listened to a variety of golf fans plead their case for their favorite. Every argument was valid and I found myself rooting for all four, even Phil.

US Open Qualifier - not much else

Posted by Mark on June 23rd, 2009

Hey all,

The week actually started Sunday afternoon when we finished the McDonald’s Championship. I let them talk me into caddying the 36 hole qualifier for a very low fee, and I wasn’t happy with them or me. Forgetting to throw in a bonus if we made the cut, I worked my hind end off for free, starting late Sunday afternoon and finishing up about 6:30 Monday evening. It was a quick drive from Havre de Grace to Rockville, MD, Dan and Rubble were already at Woodmont CC scouting the course and I hooked up with them about 5:30.

Payne Stewart - U.S Open Memories

Posted by Mark on June 17th, 2009

Everyone remembers where they were when JFK was shot; when the Space Shuttle exploded; and, 9/11. October 25, 1999, the day Payne Stewart’s plane made that eerie flight across the Midwest, every golfer and fan turned to the TV, hoping the news wasn’t correct. We had just finished the Kaanapali Classic in Hawaii, and were relaxing on a boat off the Maui coast. A day of sun, fun, snorkeling, and fishing was disrupted by the news from PGA Tour headquarters.

Last Two Weeks on LPGA

Posted by Mark on June 17th, 2009


Hey all,

Sorry about last week, there was nothing to write about, long travel days, and technical difficulties. This week started on top of Brockway Mountain in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the only place in the area my phone worked. I got a call from Leah Wigger, an LPGA rookie, she needed a caddy and wanted to know if I was interested. My brother and his friend, Steve “Rubble” Shellard, were trying to line me up with Se Ri Pak and I was waiting for her call, but crippled old caddies can’t be choosers on a Sunday before the tournament. I told her I’d be there Tuesday morning and hit the road early Monday.


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