Hail Damages Greens at HP Byron Nelson Championship
By mustang6560 on 5/25/11
The same weather system that kept me from getting home last night also battered TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas, the site of the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship. A hailstorm left the bent grass greens – which were perfectly manicured for the tournament – with nearly 4,000 tiny divots.
"It was a mess," White said. "I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything like it."

Golf course superintendent John Cunningham and his crew of 10-12 people arrived at 5 a.m. local time to start repairing the greens. They repaired the indentions, then rolled the greens. The pro-am was delayed just an hour.
The good news is tournament officials do not anticipate any further weather delays so play should start on time tomorrow. But, they won’t know for sure until tonight after the pro am.

I bet the anxiety level was running high last night in Dallas as the severe weather rolled in. Tournaments organizers spend the entire year planning an event that will only last a week.

I’m still in the Denver airport because American Airlines has canceled over 600 flights since last night. Luckily, I was able to reschedule my flight so I have the same flight tonight as I was supposed to have last night, which doesn’t depart until 6:40 MST.

Se la vi, right?

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photo by Mushroom and Rooster


[ comments ]
bkuehn1952 says:
Oui, c'est la vie!
5/25/11
 
Paolo says:
C'est La Vie?
5/25/11
 
falcon50driver says:
Say Lavi
5/25/11
 
Felipe Rojas says:
C'est la vie for "such is life". "Se la vi" in spanish translates as "I saw it to her", which wouldn't bode well at all with the intention of the message
5/25/11
 
mjaber says:
Hail the conquering hail storm.
5/25/11
 
Kurt the Knife says:
keska say, se la vi?

Ane-snob Francais.
5/25/11
 
Kurt the Knife says:
ko mont deet voo "s the way it goes"
5/25/11
 
bducharm says:
I don't think the heavy stuff is coming down for awhile!!!
5/25/11
 
falcon50driver says:
"Laissez les bon temps rouler!"
5/25/11
 
legitimatebeef says:
Wa-la!
5/25/11
 
srogers13 says:
I think it was really just a bunch of ball marks that did not get fixed, but yeah, blame the hail.
5/25/11
 
Trav says:
It's just the final step in the Sergia Garcia Putting Greens maintenance procedure routine.
5/25/11
 
sjduffers says:
Ouch! Talk about butchering the French language in that thread, probably even more than the greens at the Byron Nelson were! So, my advice is if you can't f**ing speak it, refrain from it, please!! Oh, and by the way, excuse my French. :-)

(To get the joke, you have to know that I am actually French, living in California for the last 20 years or so...)
5/25/11
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
From an AP story posted yesterday: "Tournament spokeswoman Tracy Cobb said members of the Salesmanship Club, the charitable group that puts on the tournament, were helping rake out bunkers before the pro-am." Now THAT's what I call pitching in. Hats off to you guys... assuming the winds didn't blow your hats away already.

BTW Mustang, there's a local joke that Denver International Airport is located in the part of Colorado known as "Kansas." :)
5/26/11
 
srogers13 says:
Torlief, did they say if Rory Sabbatini was helping to rake the bunkers, also?
5/26/11
 
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