My golf buddy, and newly-knighted roving reporter JHB just got back from the 3rd round of the 86th Georgia Amateur Championship.
''It's great to watch Amateur golf as the crowds are sparse, and the ropes do not exist. A nice walk un-spoiled while watching great golf." He said, as he forwarded me his snaps from his newly-minted Blackberry. (He's waiting for I-Phone 2.0 before leaving the crack-berry).
This shot is looking down from the club house at the 18th green with a view of the 9th green in the background.<>
The Georgia Amateur Championship began in 1916 and has been contested at 28 different GSGA member clubs in 20 cities. This year marks the 86th annual event...it all began with 14-year-old Bobby Jones, who captured the inaugural title in 1916 (still the youngest Amateur champion).
This year Ansley Golf Club at Settindown Creek is hosting the Championship. Settindown Creek is considered one of the premier championship courses in the state and has hosted numerous high-profile events, including the Nike TourChampionship in the 1990s, and the 2005 U.S. Women's Amateur won by teen-phenom Morgan Pressel.
On a beautiful, cloudless Georgia day. My friend sat under an old Oak tree with an unobstucted view of 3 holes. Sipping his iced tea in the shade, watching these amateur golfers compete in a legendary event.
Yep...nothing like a day on the golf course. You don't even have to be playing to enjoy it.
You just have to be there.
Thanks for reading. Keep it in the short-grass,