Golf and Turkey Day?
By mustang6560 on 11/22/11
In the U.S., nothing goes together quite like Turkey Day and football (no, not soccer). I'm not sure it is an "official tradition" (if it's not, it should be), but growing up, Thanksgiving was a day to eat yourself into a food coma (maybe this is why America is the fattest country in the world?) and then kick up the foot rest on the recliner to watch the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions play some football.
But, what about adding a little golf to your Thanksgiving tradition?
Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland, along with 54 other international players representing 28 countries, are in China playing for the World Cup of golf, which starts Thursday (Wednesday night for us here in the USA). The last time the U.S. won the event was back in 2000 when Tiger Woods and David Duval donned Red, White and Blue. Wow, that seems like ages ago! Tiger and David went in separate career directions after that. Tiger went on to win several majors and David faded into oblivion. As the 457th ranked player in the world, he has had to resort to playing in Q-School to fight for a tour card.
I know it's the off season and the World Cup is no Presidents Cup, but if you're up late Thanksgiving night, you might want to tune in to watch a little international golf. If nothing else, it gives you an excuse to have an extra piece of pecan pie (or whatever pie tickles your fancy) and sit on the couch a little longer!
photo by tengrrl
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Actually, I hope to score a little free golf turkey day morning. One of the city courses is closed for the holiday but anyone can walk on. A nice brisk walk followed by pounds of food - life is great.
It is supposed to be 60 in Chicago on Thanksgiving. My brother will be in town from St. Louis. I hope we can get out early for 9 holes.
Not going to be able to get out on Thursday, but Friday in CT looks close to 60 degrees. Tee time is already booked.
I brought some hunters up here to Colorado this week. Talk about awkward, golf courses are closed and skiing hasn't opened yet.
I think i might try and sneak out for an early round thursday! MMMMM pecan pie mMMmmmm!
i believe all the courses on Cape Cod close for Turkey day, plus i have to work in the afternoon, but Friday and the weekend look like mid fifties and fair. Have a Friday tee time booked and am still planning on my usual Sunday round
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