Next week is the PGA Memorial Tournament, but as usual, this week Muirfield Village is getting all “prettied up” ready to put on a good show to all the media, dignitaries and thousands of guests that will be in Dublin for the event.
The special flags have been installed on the light poles and parking signs are up. All the landscaping is well-manicured. It’s very common to see many landscape crews working on resident’s lawns. Some of them rent their homes out for the week, then stay in local hotels. I knew a family who did that, as it was a money-maker for them.
The Tournament begins May 31 with practice rounds through June 2. On June 1, there is a Military Appreciation Day. Those with appropriate military ID can enter for free. The Skins Game is on June 2, plus it’s Junior Golf Day, so kids under 18 can get in free with a ticketed adult. The actual tournament runs June 3 -6. At this time, Tiger is reported to be playing. (no comment)
I was offered tickets for one of the practice rounds, but decided to pass on them. I don’t trust Chief Leatherlips and what he may do to the weather.
I used to play quite a bit of golf years ago. I played in a weekly league and often played another 18 on the weekend. I really enjoyed the game, but naturally had the usual frustrations that can go with it. Thanks to my previous career, I had the opportunity to play at many nice resorts in Florida, Arizona and Colorado. I couldn’t drive as far as the guys did, but I hit it straight and was pretty good at chipping and putting, so I held my own.