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post #1 of 17
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I have acquired 4 tickets to the Buick Open at Warwick Hills this coming weekend.
Because of the late date, I'm having trouble finding friends to go with me.
Do I have any takers?

Imagine, a day with TC on a PGA tour!
Doesn't get much better than that!

*Of course I have a few friends who have not returned my calls yet. Who knows, I may get some company, but I can't wait until the last minute. So, its first come first serve!!
post #2 of 17
Enjoy your day at Warwick Hills! A great place to see the boys go low.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by mikewil View Post
Enjoy your day at Warwick Hills! A great place to see the boys go low.
Thanks Mike. My brother in law has worked things out so he can go, but I still have two tickets left. Hope they don't have to go to waste.
I'll be sure to take an allergy pill so I don't sneeze at the wrong time.
post #4 of 17
Sure, when I have to lay low you come up with this?

I would have postponed the surgery for that TC

Damn!
post #5 of 17
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Sure, when I have to lay low you come up with this?

I would have postponed the surgery for that TC

Damn!
Is there a better way to rest up than enjoying the day on some beautiful lawn with some friends?
post #6 of 17
How far is Warwick Hills from Maryland?
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
How far is Warwick Hills from Maryland?
I'm guessing its a nine hour drive.
If you're up for that drive, I'd love for you two to join us.
post #8 of 17
We only arrive late on Saturday, so I'm guessing no.
post #9 of 17
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c'mon!
With all the golf Bears in the midwest, I can't believe I'm going to go to this alone!!!
post #10 of 17
If it was the senior's tour and inside the beltway, I'd be there!
post #11 of 17
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Telerod, I'd love to have gone with you, but I understand you live a ways away.

It turns out, my uncle who lives in Florida is here for a few weeks, and he'd love to go with me. So I'm going to get to spend the day with someone I rarely see, and dearly love.

I have a few questions tho, and can't find the info on the pga web site.
1- Can I take a camera?
2- Is there a dress code?
3- Take a picnic or buy food on site?

*I'm sure I think of more stuff, but that's a good start.
post #12 of 17
1. yes, as long as you don't use a power winder

2. clothes are always optional dear TC

3. most tournaments i've been to don't allow carry in food or drinks.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
I have a few questions tho, and can't find the info on the pga web site.
1- Can I take a camera?
2- Is there a dress code?
3- Take a picnic or buy food on site?

*I'm sure I think of more stuff, but that's a good start.
1. I cannot think of a PGA Tour event I have ever attended where cameras were allowed during competitive rounds. Practice rounds yes, tournament rounds no.

2. Just don't dress like a groupie.

3. There is always food for sale. They almost surely won't let you bring in your own.

Be ready for a long day in the sun. Warwick Hills is not the most shady in the world from a spectator perspective. Lots of sun screen and stay hydrated-you probably won't find any water fountains but bottled water readily available for purchase-cha ching!!!!

Enjoy the racous atmosphere of 17 even though they have toned it down a bit from its rowdy days.

Try to spend some time watching the players warm up at the practice facility.

Wear very comfortable walking shoes-there is a lot of out and back at Warwick.

Spend a little time trying to understand the course management tactics the "boys" employ. Why did he hit that shot there? How did he work backwards from the green to tee in selecting various shots, they all have hole position sheets they pick up on the first tee allowing them to plan. Notice how many times they won't go directly at the hole location if danger lurks nearby but select the best "safe" birdie or par opportunity. Focus on how good these guys are from 100 yards and in. Listen to the sounds of the ball being hit by the best-it is different. I've always enjoyed hearing the ball rip through the air as it passes overhead.

I played there in the 1990 Pro-Am back in my amateur days-it was a hoot. Only time I've played there but did attend frequently when GM "sentenced" me to Detroit back in my corporate life.

And have fun!!!!!
post #14 of 17
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Thanks for all the tips Mike. I assumed most of that but wondered, just the same.
I just looked up the weather for today.
All I can say is Ugh!
Guess I'll grab my rain coat. Out the door now.
post #15 of 17
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With a 2 1/2 hr drive in front of me, we left home around 6 AM. When we got closer to Grand Blanc, we were really wondering if the Storms were going to make for an awful day, but the skies cleared and it ended up being near perfect. Low to Mid 70's all day, with slight over cast.

We watched a few pairs as soon as we got there, but didn't stick with any one group until 12:11, when Rocco and Jacobson Tee'd off.
Rocco had some amazing putts that could only be described as inhuman, but jacobson was freakin amazing.
One thing that surprised me is how much attention Rocco seemed to get even after the leaders were playing. Watching Vanpelt and Perry was a breeze compared to Rocco/Jacobson. :

Mike, you'll be happy to know that the 17'th hole is still the rucous hole.
In fact they sell tshirts and hats that say, I survived the 17th at the Buick Open!
You can imagine that the 17'th, though fun, was not my favourite place to be.

I finished off the day by taking my shoes off to dance on the phenomenal fairway. I had very happy feet
Biggest regret, not being able to post pics in this TR!!
I thoroughly enjoyed my day, and would love to do this again.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Mike, you'll be happy to know that the 17'th hole is still the rucous hole.
In fact they sell tshirts and hats that say, I survived the 17th at the Buick Open!
Wonder if a few of my old Mt Holly ski school buddies are still part of the throng on 17?
post #17 of 17
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Wonder if a few of my old Mt Holly ski school buddies are still part of the throng on 17?
I looked for them but didn't recognize anyone.
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